Letter to the editor:
As a graduate of the Ohio State University a long time ago, I occasionally get an opportunity to return to Columbus and walk around the old neighborhood. The campus looks really good; there are new buildings galore; it’s all neat and tidy.
Cross High Street, however, and it’s a different story.
It’s hard to believe that Ohio State students, capable of the discipline and toughness to win a national title playing sports, are also capable of leaving large amounts of rubbish in streets, on sidewalks and on front lawns. What is even harder to understand is that the residents of some streets and neighborhoods have so little self-respect that they do not pick up the trash in their own front yards, much less take the time to tidy up the entire block.
How about walking the blocks with a few trash bags some Saturday morning and making it look like you have some pride in your homes?
OSU’s off-campus surroundings are disgusting. C’mon, show some pride, pretty-up your neighborhoods; it doesn’t take much time. Show the world you are proud of Columbus and of the Ohio State University.
Craig M. Wiester
OSU Class of 1968