I saw on the news recently that Colorado is using some of the tax revenue from the sale of marijuana to offer college scholarships. This is a good idea and a good outcome from legalizing marijuana. This could be one way of making college education a little more affordable here in Ohio, too, if our lawmakers would have the courage and foresight to fully legalize marijuana.

Legalizing it for medical use is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough. People are going to smoke marijuana whether the legislature approves it or not, just as people drank alcohol during Prohibition.

We can stick our heads in the sand like the proverbial ostrich and pretend that this isnít happening, because we said itís illegal, or we can legalize it for not only medical uses but also recreational uses.

Regulate it and tax it and use the revenue for good purposes and job creation as some states have done. Or we can continue to lose out on the opportunity by keeping our heads in the sand.

I believe full legalization will eventually occur nationwide, but Ohio will be one of the last to allow it.

I donít smoke the stuff, but I donít object if others do, because it is their body, not mine. To keep ignoring the reality that people are using marijuana recreationally is just foolish, just as Prohibition proved to be.

Keary W. Crim

Cuyahoga Falls

Good doctor, ?good leader

I worked with Dr. Thomas (Tim) Stover when he was a resident at Akron City Hospital. He was a great doctor then and remained that way his entire career.

Tim was also a good friend who I trusted as my personal OB/GYN for a number of years, and he was very caring and supportive to his patients. I was sorry to lose him as my doctor as he had been with me during and after my pregnancy and always remained a good friend.

I am so happy for him to be able to retire and enjoy his family. Akron General Medical Center was lucky to have him for as long as it did.

Susan M. Witsaman

Cuyahoga Falls

Humanitarian acted, ?showed humility

A few days ago there was a story on NPR which brought to mind a past 60 Minutes segment about the same subject.

In the late 1930s a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton visited a friend in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Winton had an inkling of the horrors to come, and his response was to arrange for over 600 children to be gotten out of the country.

Then he went on with his life and told no one what he had done. Years later his wife found a scrapbook pertaining to that period, and the story came out. Winton was knighted; he lived to be 106.

Now we are privileged to know of his humility and his humanity. We know what he did. What he didnít do was put his name on buildings and board games and casinos and steaks and vodka ó and who knows (I donít, nor care to) what else.

Sir Nicholas Winton. Iím the better for being reminded of his life. In the heaven I donít believe in, the angels sing his name.

Marilyn Fesus

Barberton