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SPANKS, writes a reader, to elected officials who continue to miss meetings.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the Columbiana County Commissioners who believe they should cover insurance increases for county employees simply because the county can afford it – it’s the taxpayers money and can the taxpayers afford it?

THANKS, writes a reader, to Todd at East Liverpool City Hospital for his kindness and compassion toward a young girl who had broken her arm.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the crew working on the Ohio River, running heavy equipment after 11 p.m.

THANKS, writes a reader, to all those who stopped and helped my brother-in-law after his bicycle accident Oct. 19 in Glenmoor, especially those who helped him off the road and the mystery person who dropped his bike and helmet off at his house. SPANKS, though, to the person who hit him and didn’t stop and to the others who continued to drive around him as he was in the middle of the road.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the student section at a recent varsity high school football game for blocking the aisle so fans could not get to their seats. SPANKS, also, to those same teens for screaming vulgar language. And finally, SPANKS to the school administrators and police officers for not doing anything about it.

Residents of Assisted Living Ministry, St. Clair Avenue, send a THANKS to our “angels” who take care of us with tender loving care. Thank you very much and God bless.

The East Liverpool High School Choir sends a THANKS to its booster organization and the many businesses and individuals in our community who helped make this year’s pasta dinner and auction so successful. A special THANKS to Baer Auctioneers for the kindness and the time. Thanks to all who help with our music education!

THANKS, writes a reader, to the person who paid for my order at Tim Horton’s on Oct. 25. Such a nice gesture. I shall pay it forward.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those teen drivers at a local high school who have no sense of driver etiquette or simple rules of the road.

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THANKS, writes a reader, to LaCroft Elementary teachers and staff, kitchen included, for a wonderful Grandparent’s Day. Also THANKS to the two maintenance guys who parked cars as well as their helpers, and the township officials.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Talbotts – Mart, Ron, Jerry and Cregg – for showing up for the work party at the Veterans Memorial Wall in the East End. They made the wall so beautiful.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to any coach, at any level, who would rather run up the score than use the entire bench.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the men who went out of their way to help me when my exhaust fell off my car on East 9th Street. Your help was greatly appreciated.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Dustin Lang for blessing our community with the love he has for it, as he takes the time to clean up the area and cut grass. Thanks, too, for the prayer gathering. It turned out nice.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who came to my aid when I was hit by a car in a local fast food parking lot. It was greatly appreciated. Needless to say, SPANKS to the person who hit me.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool City School District buildings and ground crew for making sure that the buildings are always presentable and the grass is always well-groomed, especially at an entrance to our city where Westgate and Patterson Field are located. SPANKS, however, to city officials for the poor look of the city’s entrances and the downtown.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Choir Boosters for the upcoming pasta dinner and auction, planned 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the high school cafeteria. Cost is only $10 and it benefits the ELHS Choir. Music and art are important in every child’s life.

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THANKS, writes a reader, to Codie J. from Bob Evans in Calcutta for assisting me in placing my carryout order. As I sat down to eat my lunch I saw a note from this young lady. My day was immediately better after reading it. The world needs more people like you.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to elected officials who beg for safety levies to be passed, but do not add the levy money to the current funding. Spanks, also, for not representing the citizens like they’ve been entrusted to do.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Wellsville Carnegie Library for having the fall wreath-making class. Christine was such a kind and patient teacher as 15 ladies created beautiful fall decorations. Wellsville is so lucky to have this active library with such kind and special people.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to motorists who immediately turn left after a signal turns green, disregarding the oncoming traffic’s right-of-way. It’s not only dangerous, it’s rude.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the ticket lady who allowed this late-arriving parent to watch the final minutes of the junior high volleyball game at no cost.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those 2015 Pirates season ticket holders who opted to make money (selling their tickets) vs. cheering on the Bucs, thus allowing thousands of Cubs fans to infiltrate PNC Park for the Wildcard game.

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SPANKS, writes a reader, to an area restaurant for not serving a veteran who uses a service dog for his disability. THANKS, though, to the businesses that do honor our vets who use service animals.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Marc Hoffrichter for standing up for Tracy Drake. SPANKS, though, to the Port Authority board. Maybe we need a new board instead of a new Tracy?

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the high school cheerleaders that seem to ignore the little kids waiting to catch a t-shirt and instead always toss the t-shirts to their friends.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Wellsville dog warden Heidi Pecorelli for helping with so many animals, even those outside her district when desperately needed.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool for patching the roadway at the intersection of North Street and Jennings Avenue. THANKS, too, for vastly improving the Anderson Boulevard entrance to Thompson Park.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to local businesses that bounce employees’ paychecks.

The East Liverpool and Calcutta Rotary clubs send a THANKS to those who had a part in and attended the recent Oktoberfest. Thanks, also, to park superintendent JC Blackhurst and Thompson Park for use of the beautiful facilities.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the person who decorated City Hall in East Liverpool with “Blue Lives Matter” ribbons and signs.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Mayor Swoger for overseeing the patching of roads within Thompson Park, which were in total disrepair. SPANKS, though, to members of City Council who feel no obligation to maintain this beautiful gem. They need reminded the municipal park’s maintenance falls upon the responsibility of the city.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who toss lit cigarettes out their vehicle’s window into the flow of traffic.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Harry Emmerling and the HOYA Community Center for the variety of programs offered.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to whomever is trespassing on private property on Fife Coal Road to squirrel hunt.