We Must Re-Localize our Economy

 The following letter, written by Chuck Lynd, was published in the Delaware Gazette. Read the full article there.

To the editor:

I respond to letters published in The Gazette on Monday, Jan. 18, from Sherrod Brown (“TPP puts Ohio auto jobs at risk”) and the letters about the closing of Buehler’s grocery store from the staff and from Jeff Ruhl.

Jeff Ruhl commented, “We could never understand how city planners could approve a Kroger store so close to Buehler’s and not have a devastating effect.” Ruhl also observed that downtown Delaware was once full of locally owned stores, but then Wal-Mart came to town and “our family stores started to disappear.”

Read the full article in the Delaware Gazette.


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