You Said It, Week of March 16-20

Reader opinions from the week of March 16-20:

DeWine seeks to push back Ohio primary election to June

  • Leo Barbour: “This will leave public school levies hanging.”
  • Linda M Barry: “I am so pleased because I was really worried I would get caught in a line. A senior here!”
  • Rita Rice: “Why are we still short of testing kits and what about the rapid result kits that have been developed? I think Ohio need to go directly to WHO and beg for them!!! We need to be proactive and get our hands on them regardless what this administration is doeing [sic]! Through out the world countries are able to do testing look at South Korea that report its first case the same day Ohio did.”

The Ohio primary election is postponed. Now what?”

  • Barbara Dobbs: “The plan sounds great. Vote absentee now &/or in person 6/2. Many took advantage of early voting as well. What seems to be the concern?”

Ohio’s pollworkers left in the dark throughout lengthy Monday turmoil

  • David Witner: “I’m a poll worker in Summit County, never heard a word from the Board of Elections. No excuse.”
  • Bill Hutter: “Thank you to Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton for making very difficult decisions to keep OHIO healthy.”
  • Sara Ashley-Cook: “It was a mess, but at least they did what was right.”

New poll finds Biden well ahead of Sanders in Ohio

  • Matthew F. Santill: “It is unfortunate that voting is pushed off today. It will give Bernie supporters a little more hope, and it divides the party a little longer. Bernie is losing by well over a million votes. Even if you consider the delegates, it is a long shot.”
  • Justin Fiorille: “I think we were all here in 2016, right? We are going to make the same mistake again? A status quo corporate Dem is our only proven loss against Trump in a general election. Why on Earth would somebody want to do that again?”

DeWine to close restaurants and bars; 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio 

  • Suzi Filer Ballinger: “I don’t agree with many of his policies but I will say that I have been very impressed how he has handled this crisis. Makes data based decisions and relies on the medical experts and isn’t afraid to make the tough call. It’s a shame our President is completely inept. The nation needs a leader.”
  • Belinda Tarter Price: “In my opinion, we’re fortunate to have DeWine. Ohio is faring better than many other states because of the early action. Keep it up!!!”
Tyler Buchanan
Tyler Buchanan is an award-winning journalist who has covered Ohio politics and government for the past decade. A Bellevue native and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he most recently spent 6 1/2 years as a reporter and editor of The Athens Messenger and Vinton-Jackson Courier newspapers. He is a member of the BG News Alumni Society Board and was a 2019 fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.