|toledo talk||Discussing the news and events
in and around Lake Erie West
|northwest ohio & southeast michigan||coffee is for closers||22-Mar-2018 8:43 A.M.|
New version of Toledo Talk
Mosquitoes can kill - I've heard the ridiculous, paranoid ads on the radio for weeks. Now come the billboards. "The billboards feature a stunningly large mosquito silhouetted on a blood-red backdrop. The Ohio Department of Health is spending about $400,000 this year to educate the public about West Nile virus." Dozens die every year in the U.S. from choking on a toothpick. Where's the outrage?
posted by jr to environment at 12:06 P.M. EST (1 Comment)
About a week and a half ago, I found a dead bird at a friends home in south Toledo near the Anthony Wayne Trail.I called the Lucas County Health Department and reported it. They said they would be out to pick it up and check it. No one came out to pick it up. No one came out to check it. We waited 3 days and then disposed of it. 4 days ago, I found a dead Downey Woodpecker in my backyard. I again called the Lucas County Health Department and reported it and again they stated someone would be out to pick it up. I had given addresses in both situations. In both situations, the dead bird was completely ignored and never picked up. Don't tell me how concerned the LCHD is about West Nile virus. They couldn't care less. The advertisement just looks good and sounds good.
posted by vogue at 08:00 P.M. EST on Thu Jun 26, 2003 #