Mayor raises concerns over solicitations

CRIDERSVILLE —  Mayor Lorali Myers shared her concerns about solicitors with council and present community members Monday evening at the June council meeting.

Myers shared that time to time Cridersville seems to have visitors in the community going door-to-door to solicit for something.

“The last time that somebody was at my house they shared with me that they were out looking for families that have young children,” Myers said. “I asked them if they could show me their permit and they couldn’t.”

Myers went on to give the young man directions to the City Hall in hopes he would go meet with Police Chief John Drake, but he did not make it that far.

“My point to this is that I think it’s really important for people to understand that if someone approaches your home and they are trying to sell you something and you feel that they don’t have a purpose and they  make you feel uncomfortable, I want you to give John or call the officers and ask them where the permits are at,” she said. “I don’t like people coming up to people’s home unsolicited finding out if you’re home. Most of the time they don’t have a permit.”

For the full story, see the Tuesday, June 10 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.