Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lakewood resident speaks out against the to air pollution — more specifically: coal pollution.
This letter was submitted by Lakewood resident Heather Morgan Ohio has become the biggest offender when it comes to toxic air waste. The people of Ohio are suffering and literally paying for this to happen. It appalls me that our government knows about this and continues to let this happen. Ohio’s outdated coal plants are causing people to die, while leaving the rest to live with diseases like M.S and cancer cause by public utilities’ lust for profit and power. Their precious systems are ravaged by these toxins, causing Ohio to be an autism hotbed, not to mention 120,000 new causes of "unexplained" asthma that leave our children gasping for breath. I urge the Public Utilities Commission to take a stance on this issue. First Energy needs to…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Lakewood resident says that the first-come, first-serve system is convoluted.
Despite it's recent excellent rating by the state, the Lakewood City Schools flunk when it comes to dealing with families. Tanner cries when I drop him off at Grant Elementary School. My 5-year-old son doesn’t understand why he can’t go to the Lincoln, like his two big brothers. And, frankly, neither do I. My family was denied open enrollment by the Lakewood City School District for our youngest son, Tanner, at Lincoln Elementary. Drop off and pick up are at the exact same time for both schools, causing this to not only be an emotional stress for our youngest son, but a physical impossibility for me as the person who has to commute the children. These are the solutions the school district has given us to our problem: Let me start by saying…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Reader sounds off about the need for transparency on the school board.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The following letter to the editor was submitted by Lakewood resident Richard W. Krumreig: Dear Editor, I am writing to you concerning the current state of the school board for the Lakewood City Schools. From my perspective, the board is at worst broken and at best seriously damaged. As a lifelong citizen of Lakewood and a graduate of Lakewood High School, I find the processes and procedures used by the current members of the board to be disturbing. This school board keeps telling the public that it is completely transparent, yet they continue to pass policy in violation of their own bylaws and with sleight of hand that would make Houdini proud. I maintain that they do not operate transparently but under a cloak of invisibility. I have …