Thanks & Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church hand bell choir for the wonderful music that was shared Nov. 15 with the congregation of Longs Run Presbyterian.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to coaches at a local high school who announced all the football players at a recent sports award banquet except one player who was a starter this year and also was on the team last year.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the neighbor who stacks his leaves and trash on the edge of his property that allows for the leaves to be blown through his neighbor’s yard. THANKS, though, to the 83-year-old neighbor who makes an effort to try to rake these leaves even though he has zero trees in his backyard, has a lot of health problems and shouldn’t be raking his neighbor’s leaves in the first place. SPANKS, too, to the Zoning Inspector for not citing this neighbor when he clearly piled his leaves so that they would intentionally blow into the neighbor’s yard rather than discarding of them properly.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Teresa and Amy and the “Super Kids” at the Wellsville “townhall” for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal they provided for community members. Thanks, also, to the volunteers.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Giant Eagle employee who helped another woman in need with a flat tire. SPANKS, though, to those who didn’t offer to help.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the mayor of Chester for doing a great job.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Bob Evans, Adrian’s, East Liverpool Jr./Sr. High School, Elks Lodge 258, and Soldier Carrol of Youngstown for honoring the military with complimentary meals as part of Veterans Day.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who supported our annual Cops & Kids Poker Run. We were able to donate $3,300 to East Liverpool FOP Lodge 29 thanks to your generosity.

Thanks, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool High school classes of Mrs. Inge and Mr. Ludwig for once again turning the downtown East Liverpool Post Office into a “Winter Wonderland.” The students’ yearly contribution to our community during the holiday season is appreciated. Thanks, also, to the Postmaster for allowing the project.

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THANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane and officer Kelsey Hedrick for taking the time to present a drug awareness program to the Newbold students during red ribbon week. We appreciate you both.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Liverpool Township road crew for doing an outstanding job of repair work on Lee Street.

THANKS, writes a reader, to members of Chester City Council for the great job they do. Also, THANKS to the Water, Sewer and Street departments.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Ryan Stovall for volunteering his time to DJ at the recent Team Chris children’s dance. He did a terrific job.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to whomever approved the change in appearance of Oak Glen High School’s Golden Bear mascot.

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SPANKS, writes a reader, to an area school district that does not have coaching positions filled, schedules remain incomplete for spring sports, and the athletic director’s duties seem to have been placed in the hands of coaches. Those hired to run the athletic department should handle these things.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the local polling location that was so poorly lit that it became a danger navigating the steps to those entering and exiting after dark. SPANKS, also, to the poll worker who talked so loudly it was a distraction to those trying to read the ballots.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those candidates for office who pulled up and trashed some political signs and replaced them with some of their own.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the owner of a local tire store who thinks he is above returning a customer’s phone call when there is an integrity issue in question.

THANKS, writes a reader, to McDonald’s, Sheetz, and Bob Evans for honoring the military with complimentary meals on Veterans Day. My husband was very appreciative of the food he received.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Councilwoman Sherrie Curtis, who served the city of East Liverpool for 12 years on council as well as many other committees. You have been a true asset to this community. THANKS for your hard work and tireless effort to make East Liverpool prosperous again.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool and the way it uses/schedules its street sweeper.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those organizations that provide free meals for those in need – not only during the holidays but year-round.

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Camp Frederick issues a THANKS to Diana Roth’s East Palestine High School class that worked at Camp Frederick (in Rogers) for several Thursdays this fall. The students repaired, weeded, swept, cleaned, mopped and painted throughout the camp; their work made possible through a program of Columbiana County Education Service Center and the East Palestine School District. The camp appreciate their help, enthusiasm, and commitment to these projects. Thanks also to the teachers and aides who assisted.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Police Department for its support of the East Liverpool High School boys soccer team by buying dinner for them following a recent practice.

The Hancock County Museum issues a THANKS to the following for their generosity in assisting in the installation of down spouts and drain: Jim White Construction Co. for donating equipment and operator Dan Smith; and Dave McGowan and Ed Fields for time and labor. Nice to know there are still people willing to give of their time.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local school district for continuously allowing its secretaries to be rude and condescending not only to students, but adults. It reflects badly on the district by permitting this to go on every year.

THANKS, writes a reader, to city voters for electing Ryan Stovall as the new mayor of East Liverpool. With him as mayor and Jared Kinemond as Liverpool Township Zoning Inspector, maybe this area can once again improve on appearance and also increase the taxpayer base.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Wellsville High School personnel for donating time and talents to lead the Garfield School’s Halloween Parade in full seasonal regalia. Students, staff, and spectators were very impressed.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those registered voters who took the time to take part in the Nov. 3 election. Changes were made due to those who cast a ballot. SPANKS, though, to those who didn’t care about participating.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those candidates who already have removed their political signs from the area landscape. SPANKS, though, to those who never will take the time to remove them.