Thanks & Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to coaches who quit on their teams.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to people who put up garage sale signs but then never take them down once the sale has ended.

THANKS, writes a reader, to St. Clair Township Police, Calcutta Towing and North Star Ambulance for their kind treatment in response to the Aug. 30 accident by Walmart. A special thanks to three unknown witnesses who gave statements on my behalf.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the person who twice has removed and destroyed the Trump signs on Sprucevale Road. You have trespassed on private property, stolen my property, damaged my property and violated my civil rights.

THANKS, writes a reader, to presidential candidates throughout the decades for either visiting our little section of the country or sending a representative. We understand why they stump here, but it still makes for a special event – regardless of the political affiliation. Also, THANKS to local organizers for it happening.

THANKS, writes a reader, to members of teams, at all age levels, that continue to work hard in practice, cheer on their team, and have great attitudes, despite not receiving the opportunity to play in the games.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to motorists who constantly cross the double line while maneuvering around bends.

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SPANKS, writes a reader, to the court system that only permits 180 days in jail and not at least one year, as was with the case involving the “overdosed” grandmother. SPANKS, also, to those who are entrusted to protect the children of Columbiana County for giving custody to the grandmother in the first place. THANKS, finally, to the East Liverpool Police Department for releasing the photo.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to area boards of education that hire head coaches to also serve as athletic directors. There may be instances where the two positions don’t take away from the other, but overall, it just doesn’t seem to work.

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THANKS, writes a reader, to the city administration in East Liverpool – from top to bottom – for their efforts to clean up the drug epidemic, cleaning up the neighborhoods by razing nuisance houses, improving housing qualities for citizens, and bringing new businesses into the city. Keep up the great work.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local school board member for referring to one of his colleagues as “sweetheart.” In the year 2016, such condescending and sexist language should not be tolerated.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the administrators of the “official” City of East Liverpool Facebook page for his or her unprofessional and irresponsible approach to shaming those who break our laws. It’s one thing to send a message to drug dealers and users that their actions will not be tolerated, but posting the face of a minor child victim is a line that should never be crossed.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to judges who take it easy on those who have been arrested and face drug charges by giving them minimum sentencing and fines. The court system needs to help clean up the neighborhoods by being more strict.

THANKS, writes a reader, to The Review for printing the picture of the drug overdosed couple on the front page. It truly was a case of “a picture is worth a thousand words” and vividly portrays the seriousness of the drug plague we are currently afflicted with.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the tree trimmers who worked on Sunday and parked in the alley in front of my garage, preventing me from going to church.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Mr. Miller who left a message on my phone when his daughter found my daughter’s driver’s license.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Beaver Local High School for its “Festival of Bands.” SPANKS, though, for not giving a senior discount on admission.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the couple who overdosed with the small child in the back seat of the vehicle. THANKS, though, to the family members who have been granted, and have wanted, custody of this innocent child.

THANKS, writes a reader, to organizers of the Children’s Food Backpack Program for providing meals to 145 students in northern Hancock County.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool for the “washboard” brick roadways in the downtown. Preserving history is one thing, damage to my vehicle is another.

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SPANKS, writes a reader, to the St. Clair Township trustees and the road department for the condition of Bell School Road. It’s like driving on a washboard.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who deliberately set fires at different locations throughout Beaver Creek State Park. They need to be prosecuted to the full extinct of the law.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Hancock County Animal Shelter for helping to solve the feral cat problem on Alba Avenue. Residents there have been dealing with the problem for 20 years. Thanks for understanding that all animals matter.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to coaches who do not play every member of a team. THANKS, though, to coaches who see to it that every player gets in the game.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to truck drivers arriving in East Liverpool to work on the various construction projects who drive and park with disregard. Progress is wonderful, but it should not be done with utter disrespect by ignoring the city’s parking regulations or damaging city property, such as the trees along the sidewalk.

THANKS, writes a reader, to communities throughout Columbiana County that continue to have unsightly structures razed via the landbank program.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those officials in East Liverpool who seem to be overly concerned about dissolving the Board of Public Utilities.

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THANKS, writes a reader, to the person who turned my lost purse into employees at Walmart. It was a very good deed.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the Social Security Office as only one window was open with 20 people waiting in line.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Andy Cline and his son who so kindly stopped and helped three “older” people struggling to load a motorcycle onto a trailer. He truly was our knight in shining armor that day. It’s so nice to know that in this troubled world there are still great people.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those non-residents who park their cars on Rural Lane, right across from my driveway making it almost impossible for me to get out. Have a little consideration.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the very rude clerk who works at a local gas station. I have always purchased my lottery tickets there, but when I saw how rude she was to another customer I just left. I will take my business elsewhere.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Board of Education and its Athletic Department for advertising for teams for its annual boys’ basketball tournament during the school year. Not having athletic schedules complete, at least a year in advance, is yet another reason the district should employ a full-time athletic director and not treat it as a supplemental position.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the local talent, the volunteers and the organizers for another great East Liverpool’s Got Talent Music & Arts Appreciation Festival.