Is That a Gas Pump Sticker, or a Campaign Sign?
The use of gasoline pump inspection stickers for a little bit of taxpayer-funded self promotion is a long standing practice among county auditors in Ohio, but Delaware County Auditor Todd Hanks (R - Delaware) has taken the art form to a whole new level. This sticker on a pump at the B.P. station on State Route 36, just off of Interstate 71, is about the size of a small index card and looks more like a campaign logo than any gas pump sticker I've ever seen.
Across the highway at the Flying J Travel Plaza, Mr. Hanks uses smaller white stickers. I guess these stickers weren't big enough. Mr. Hanks had to use four of them. That's right, four inspection stickers on one pump. I've been buying gasoline in Ohio for 15 years and I've never seen more than one inspection sticker per pump. Way to get your name out there, Mr. Hanks!