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Craig Brammer, chief executive officer. Greater Cincinnati Health Council,
HealthBridge, Health Collaborative
Qtris Carle, board chair, Greater Cincinnati Health Council,
senior vice president and chief operating officer, St Elizabeth Healthcare-Florence
cares about safety
Mick Cronin's commitment to
family, UC basketball and Cincinnati might already be well known
to fans and friends of the head
men's basketball coach at the
University of Cincinnati.
Readers, however, might not
have been aware of Cronin's disapproval of texting while driving.
Thanks to Mick Cronin for
caring enough to express his concerns and for urging passengers
to speak up when drivers start to
Marilyn Shaver, Fort Thomas
Texting while driving
can lie dangerous
I was thrilled to read Coach
Cronin's piece highlighting the
dangers of texting while driving
and urging all drivers that I t Can
Wait ("Coach calls foul on texting
while driving," Jan. 21).
AT&T has partnered with high
schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs,
the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and Cincinnati Public
Schools to sponsor events with
texting simulators and other educational.materials to showcase
how deadly the practice can be.
We've worked to educate drivers, and in particular teens, on the
texting ban that the Ohio legislature passed a few years ago.
For adults this law is a second-
ary offense, but, as we've found
in our research and as Coach
Cronin mentioned, nearly half of
commuters (49 percent) admitted
to texting while driving - a higher
rate than reported by teens
In 2014 we aim to continue our
work with teens and look to expand
our outreach and work with employers as well.
Thajik you to Coach Cronin for
bringing awareness to this impor- !
IWark Roinito, director, external affairs, •
Wage requirement means
fewer liousing units
I found the cost to build 12 units
of affordable housing the most in- |
teresting thing about the FreeStore 4
Foodbank's request to demolish
buildings ("It's preservation vs. •.
parking," Jan. 22).
They had building estimates of
$700,000, but, because of the City of ^
Cincinnati's requirement to pay
prevailing wages (union workers),
the cost went to $1.5 million.
A staggering number; more than
twice what they could have built for
using effective, qualified bidding
So now we lose 12 units of affordable housing.
Does this prevailing Vv^age non- ^
sense make sense to anyone but the '
Steve Byrnes, Anderson Township M