Last updated: March 07. 2014 6:15PM - 804 Views
— Jerry Hohlbein, Ottoville



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There has been several newspaper articles regarding the possibility of Dollar General locating in our Ottoville community.


All the reading has been from a much negative point of view. Something of which seldom pleases the residents or a good reflection left on the town we call home.


As the old saying goes, “There are always two sides to every story.”


Perhaps equal time should be given where residents can openly express their positive views and desires before the administration make the final decision.


Would it be feasible in conducting a public Town Hall meeting?


Golden opportunities seldom come along to villages with a population of less than 1,000.


Many established businesses here could benefit with the additional amount of people patronizing Dollar General and at the same stop elsewhere throughout the retained business district for miscellaneous purchases.


This new venture could open the door to commercial growth for all of us to benefit now and in the future.


Closing the door on this proposed commercial project, while taking into consideration the site across the road (state Route 224) of the K-12 school, the positive outweigh the negative points of concern.


Hopefully as our governing officials preside and after all matters have been explored, it is decided to grab the brass ring, before it slips away.


Jerry Hohlbein, Ottoville


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