Minn. family impressed with local response Dear Editor,
I would like to thank all who sent my daughter Mya information on your town. I am so impressed with all the responses she received. It says a lot about your community. How you don’t even know my daughter but are willing to help her out with her project! All the packages and letters really made her day! Thank you again!
Reader eyes Pomeroy Public Works’ funding To the customers of Pomeroy Public Works,
Have you noticed the uniform style work clothes the employees are now wearing? It’s no coincidence they all look alike, except for Supervision, who chose a different color. Why? Because you’re footing the bill for them. That’s right, we’re now paying to lease work clothes.
With automatic yearly rate increases in place and a five dollar monthly surcharge on each bill, Council has decided that it wo...
Ashley sets Civil War details straight Dear Editor,
I saw the story “Traveling to the Prom” concerning a local high school girl attempting to set herself apart with a historical dress. I certainly appreciate her endeavor to draw attention to the Civil War in view of the Civil War sesquicentennial now going on. However, little about her dress was correct for the Civil War period.
First of all, no lady in the Civil War would have ridden a horse in a Civil War formal dress — not ...
Gun control failure reflects widespread attitude Dear Editor,
The NRA is only a group of citizens who have came together to let their government officials be aware of what they want.
As for the NRA (a group of citizens) being stronger than the presidency — NO!! It is the legislative representatives doing what most of their electorates want them to do. The presidency has to have checks and balances; that is why our founding fathers set up the democracy this way. Otherwise you would just ...
Community should recognize graduates’ achievements Dear Editor,
As spring blossoms into summer, graduates from local schools, institutions, and universities start on a new journey in life. I wish the best to all graduates and their families.
As the graduation ceremonies excite the community, we, as a community, have a rare opportunity to reflect on the students achievements. As the graduation season fades into summer vacation, our elected officials and school administrators have an even r...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! In 2013, my Asperger/Bipolar/ADHD/a million other diagnosis 10-year-old son told the first good joke of his life. Approximately four out of ten attempts, he successfully identifies when I use sarcasm. I never imagined the intensity of pride I felt when he asked me to change my decision not to enroll him in food therapy classes to expand his diet because he wanted to see if it could help him. He looked his pediatrician in the eye and told him ...
Jodi Hobbs, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune
Lessons learned from Willow Island? Dear Editor,
Exactly 35 years ago this week, West Virginia suffered the largest construction accident in American history when 51 lives were lost in a scaffolding collapse at the Willow Island power plant north of Parkersburg. The loss of these fathers, sons and brothers is compounded by the fact it was a totally preventable tragedy caused by unsafe working conditions. These men should still be celebrating anniversaries with their wives and...
Reader shakes head at power of NRA Dear Editor,
Like The National Rifle Association, many parts of the entertainment industry and the legislative body are driven by money and power. It does not seem to matter in these modern times the damage all are causing on our civilization.
The long arms of the NRA are more powerful than the Presidency, 90 percent of the American people and those leaders in Washington that want sensible gun control. It seems the government is no longer...
Reader pleased with Portman’s stance on gun control Dear Editor,
I am an Ohioan and am proud of Rob Portman voting against having a debate in the senate on the issue surrounding violence and gun control.
Our elected officials should represent the people who elected them. They are there to represent the people not a party line.
As for background checks, why go to the waste of time writing them or gun or any kind of laws. Since the ones we have never get used to the fullest to prosecute vi...
Meigs Extension Column As you have been driving around southern Ohio have you noticed the multitude of greyish white shrubs whose flowers are quite fragrant?
This invasive shrub is Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus unbellata). It can attain heights of 20 feet tall and just as wide. It has scattered thorns along its branches that can be painful if the branch is grabbed without leather gloves. The leaves are placed alternatively along the branch with green colored leaves on ...
Community Corner Our congratulations to one of Meigs County’s new business — the Dancing Tree Distillery which was a medal winner in the competition with artisan American spirits from across the country at the Huber Orchard and Winery judging event in Starlight, Ind.
Dancing Tree entered their Spicebush Gin and won a silver medal. A total of 66 gins were entered in the contest where tasting was totally blind and evaluated in terms of “Nose, Palate, Finish, ...
Charlene Hoeflich firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
Minn. student seeks local information Dear Editor,
I’m a fourth grader at Trinity Lutheran in Janesville, Minn. Right now we are learning about the mid west. Our student teacher is making us write to newspapers in the mid west. There for I am asking your readers to help me out.
I was looking for a small town in Ohio and I found your town. I thought your town name was cool.
I would like to see what your town looks like, or the history about your town. Please send items to 50...
Reader sets facts straight about Korean War Dear Editor,
We hear and see on TV and read in the newspapers about how North Korea is giving us big problems about attacking us and other countries like Japan. This should never have happened because in 1952 Japan wanted to send troops to South Korea to help the United States and other U.N countries to stop the war, but the United States didn’t want them to help in the fighting in Korea against North Korea and Red China.
I was in Korea a...
Engineers Association addresses HB provision Dear Editor,
Governor Kasich just signed House Bill (HB) 51, the transportation budget, into state law. Many Ohioans are unaware of a provision that the Ohio House of Representatives had inserted as an amendment to the bill, which would have raised truck weight limits up to 90,000 pounds.
County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) led the fight to keep state law at 80,000 pounds. One of our biggest concerns is the traveling safety of Ohi...
Reader disappointed in Portman’s vote Dear Editor,
As an Ohioan I had to hang my head in shame while Rob Portman cast his vote against even having a debate in the Senate on the issues surrounding gun violence control.
I could only wonder “Why?”
After calling his Columbus and D.C. offices the best answer I could get from the staff person who answered was: “The Senator hasn’t made a statement about why he cast that vote, and I can’t speculate about what he was thinking.”