Working together is the key

When communities come together in a common goal, results happen – some good, some bad.

It’s our hope that the unity being generated in Wellsville leads to information on the whereabouts of one of its own, a young man who has been reported missing since Aug. 8.

Zane Carter, 24, is described as a 6-foot-5, 215-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen, six days ago, near 14th Street in the village.

The local authorities have been actively involved in the search, which also has included assistance from neighboring safety forces.

And family, friends and village residents have combed the areas in and around the village daily since word of Carter’s disappearance surfaced. Prayer vigils also have been held.

We are encouraged by this tremendous show of love and support for Carter and his family, and it is our hope some questions are answered sooner than later.

However, this needs to be a positive time with positive actions and positive words.

Wellsville Police officials already have issued a warning to individuals who have been reported going to people’s homes, entering and threatening those inside in regard to Carter.

And the innuendoes and accusations being tossed around on social media need to stop.

Emotions are high, yes, but they need to be controlled. Although authorities appreciate the concern, the help and the desire, we urge everyone to leave police matters in the hands of the police.

The most important thing is information that will lead authorities in the direction which leads to Carter.

It’s this simple: If you have any information you believe could help, contact the police department at 330-532-1522.