2011.08.31 Kathy Ramsdell: Vote "no" on Issue 2

Written by David Green.

1.3 million Ohio voters signed the petition to end SB5. Now after locking Ohioans out of the statehouse, and removing legislative members from committees who didn’t support his flawed law, Governor Kasich finally admits compromise is needed. A little too late, don’t you think? 

If he really wants to restore trust, then it’s time for the legislators to repeal the law and begin anew. Kasich tried to split the ballot issue into pieces and confuse Ohioans by flipping the vote to repeal SB 5 from a “No” to a “Yes” vote—both of which are unconstitutional measures.

And I seem to recall Kasich’s confrontational words, “Get on the bus, or get under it.” Ohio’s public employees deserve better. Most have already been dealing with pay freezes and compromises. Now he wants to work together?

Tell Kasich, “No deal until you repeal the bill.”

If not, I’m going to vote “no” on Issue 2 to veto SB 5 on November 8. 

– Kathy Taylor Ramsdell

Fulton County Rd. 20, Fayette

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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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