Voice of the People
Summer brings dangers for pets
Residents, if you have pets, be observant. With the approach of warm summer months and the grass growing season, please check your property for any unauthorized spraying of any unknown herbicide, which may injure you or your pets.
This may come from adjacent neighbors with malicious intent.
Be alert for any fumes or odors and dying areas of grass which may warrant further investigation on your part.
Area drivers need to pay attention
There have been many accidents on the approach on the West Virginia side of the 17th Street Bridge, some fatal.
On a recent day, I found it necessary to cross that bridge to go to Ohio twice.
The first time I was waiting to cross to the approach at 17th Street West and Washington, when a vehicle came east on Washington (the wrong way). I stayed put until they made a left turn on to the approach.
I thought, "Confused out-of-townies." I made my crossing and went on.
The second trip, a young woman pulls up next to a senior citizen going up the approach and if he hadn't had the good sense to hit his brakes, she would have slammed into him.
I think anyone who can read knows that's one lane by now.
Come on, people, lots of folks have lost their life on that approach because of things like this.
C.J. "Jack" Rickman
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