Community Corner How many times do we promise “never to do that again” for some reason or another, and then time goes by and before long we’ve committed to do what we said we would never do again.
It happens. And it did to Harry Gorrell.
Producing a show is a big job but it seems that Harry got some energy back, and with a little push from friends, has decided to move right along with the eighth annual Boots, Fiddles and Blue Suede Shoes Spring Musical.
Charlene Hoeflich, firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
Episcopal church officials speak on health care Dear Editor,
Every day more than 1.5 million Ohioans, nearly 14 percent of our population, wake up without health insurance coverage. As a result, many of them go without treatment until their condition becomes more severe and more costly to address. Often when they do seek treatment, it is in the most expensive way possible: through emergency rooms and hospitals. The cost of caring for the uninsured falls to everyone. Those with health cov...
Community Corner Many here know George and Kitty (Bachtel) Dallas who left Meigs County about 30 years ago for a new life and a new career in California.
George was band director at Middleport High School for several years in his early days of teaching before taking on the superintendent’s job in the western section of the county which included Rutland High School. As I recall when the family went west, George went into the real estate business.
Charlene Hoeflich email@example.comGallipolis Daily Tribune
BWC representative reaches out to businesses Dear Editor,
Workers’ compensation insurance is an important factor in Ohio’s economy. It not only ensures Ohioans injured on the job get healthy and back to work, but it also protects businesses from costly litigation from workplace incidents.
That said, Governor John Kasich has tasked the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation with helping to improve Ohio’s economy with reasonable and stable workers compensation costs to employers being a...
Media, legislators are ignorant about firearms Dear Editor,
It’s started again. A push to ban so-called assault weapons. Blame the object, not society; however, I am amazed at the absolute stupidity of the mass media, pertaining to firearms. The “assault weapons” misnomer was invented by them and the politicians. Before these ‘highly regarded in their own minds’ purveyors of ‘the facts’, an assault rifle was a military issue weapon capable of selective fire, that is either semiautomatic...
Family Healthcare supports expanded health care coverage Dear Editor,
As Governor Kasich and the state legislature consider whether to open the door to Medicaid coverage through expansion, I hope they consider analysis recently released by a non-partisan collaboration of researchers from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, The Ohio State University and others. The study confirmed that expansion will mean health care coverage from more than 450,000 currently uninsured Ohioans and will actually sa...
Community Corner So you’re a little concerned about your weight, what with all the “good” stuff you ate over the holidays and the fact that there was no time, or so you thought, to exercise.
Now you’re looking for a good program which will help you get back in shape.
The word from Paulette Harrison and Jeannie Owen who are Zumba teachers is, “Come, join the party!” It starts this week and will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. until summer, or ...
Charlene Hoeflich firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
Coach Eddy bids GAHS a warm goodbye Dear Editor,
Writing this letter has proven to be a more difficult task than I had expected. I am hoping to express my gratitude to all of those that have cared so much for us, and to explain the reason behind my recent decision. Doing so in just a few short lines will never do either of those the proper justice, but I feel compelled to try. The most important task at hand is thanking all of the many people who have made these last four yea...
Lung Association warns of flu Dear Editor,
Flu season is harsher this year than previous years. The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic urges everyone to take healthy steps to weather the flu season.
Vaccination is safe and effective and the best way to help prevent influenza. Influenza vaccine options are available for children, adults and seniors. Parents of young children should know that children 6 months through 8 years of age receiving a flu shot for t...
Home intervention with special needs students Home intervention techniques can vary widely. While most of the research focuses on classroom techniques, I wish to discuss the various actions we have taken at our home. I have one Asperger/ADHD/Bipolar/PANDAS Syndrome son and one Bipolar/OCD/LHON/ADD/Anxiety daughter. We do a lot of modifying our days including intervention, sensory work and integration.
Both have extreme sensory issues and attention deficits which require frequent breaks...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and and home educator for two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune
Community Corner Walking in downtown Pomeroy one day, I noticed a beautiful quilt in the window of the Fabric Shop.
It reminded me of something I read not too long ago which said that families and quilts are very much alike.
Sometimes they get frayed, and it takes a long time before anyone gets around to doing anything about it, and the longer it stays that way, the harder it is to make the repairs.
Seems to me that the restoration of the quilt and the ...
Charlene Hoeflich, The Sunday Times-Sentinel email@example.comGallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader calls for CNN boycott Dear Editor,
In the recent wake of gun violence, proponents of gun control are oozing from the proverbial woodwork. It is constantly being talked about in the news and in online media forums. While I feel this debate on stifling violent crimes is necessary, I do not believe banning certain types of guns will work. Someone as evil or mentally unstable as the shooters involved with Columbine, the Colorado movie theatre, or Sandy Hook Elementa...
Reader: Don’t local police have bigger fish to fry? Dear Editor,
It makes me feel good to know that our local police are on the job and they are earning the salary that they are paid. Our children are safe and they don’t have to worry about their safety, knowing that a police officer is on duty and ready to respond to any emergency which may occur.
However, I did note one police action that did impress me. The was a police car on a traffic stop on First Street, but on approach I noted that...
Help us revamp our Faith and Family section! OHIO VALLEY — In an effort to deliver more relevant local news in 2013, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Point Pleasant Register and The Daily Sentinel are committed to revamping and improving the Friday Faith and Family section (typically found on Page 4). My vision for the “church page” is to focus more strongly on church news and less on editorial (opinion) columns. In order to successfully accomplish this, however, I need the widespread ...
Stephanie Filson Managing Editor firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader angered by ATV in old cemetery Dear Editor,
While our family was visiting at Overbrook Nursing Home Christmas Day, my husband and brother-in-law observed a four wheeler being ridden through the old cemetery close by.
One man standing there told them they do this all the time.
Why is this being allowed to happen, and where is the respect? There are enough stones and graves already destroyed, and no one minds.
This cemetery is very old, and I would think there would ...