Thanks & Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the waste disposal workers who, throughout the year and in all kinds of weather, pick up our trash.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to US Post Office workers who walk their routes while talking on their cell phones, leaving neighbors to exchange wrongly delivered mail to each other.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the two policemen and the ambulance attendant who helped me on March 24. I had been in Dr. Bartolovich’s office in downtown East Liverpool and because of a physical disability, I was unable to get back into my friend’s mini-van. She couldn’t help me, so the police were called. These men went beyond the call of duty to help me out of the predicament I was in. I am very grateful to them. They were kind and gentle and tried to keep me calm. Bless them.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Riverview Cemetery workers for the great job they do.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the water department in East Liverpool for looking at another increase. Go after the people who do not pay their bills, not the people who do.

THANKS, writes a reader, to officials of athletic events who take classes, study, take tests, get background checks, rearrange work schedules, and most times after working an 8-hour day, give their time for a sport they love, so the area’s youth can compete.