I respond to the May 23 Dispatch article "Residents fight putting gas meters outside." I believe I have the solution for the conflict between German Village residents and Columbia Gas. 

Shut off the gas to the village and let residents stop progress, if that's what they want. Maybe they would like to go back to wood stoves for heat and cooking. 

Good luck, German Village, with the primitive lifestyle. 

Scott Seymour 

Carroll