Thanks & Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to an area exercise facility for its very poor customer service. After calling to confirm and schedule lessons, and making other arrangements based on that schedule, the facility changed its schedule without notice. The director and staff must not care or understand how parents need to plan. I received little to no sympathy, only attitude. They have lost my business.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who are responsible for patching the pot holes (craters) at the entrance/exit of Summit Square Plaza in Calcutta.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Police Department for using traffic cameras to monitor the speed of vehicles within city limits. I am looking forward to Liverpool Township police officers also using this technology in the near future. Now police departments should try and enforce noise ordinances that most of the speeding vehicles also are violating.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Lisa Ensinger, music director at East Liverpool High School, and her many talented students (grades 7-12) for the choir concert this week. Once again, those teens — our children — sounded great.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to motorists complaining about the speeding tickets issued by East Liverpool police. It’s a violation of the roadways, it’s that simple. Stop deflecting the fact you are doing something wrong, by arguing that officers should be patrolling the streets for other crime. However, SPANKS to city officers for playing a sort of “hide-and-seek” game when using these traffic cams. Position yourselves where you can clearly be seen — that, too, will help reduce motorists’ speeds.

THANKS, writes a reader, to organizers behind the 5K run/walk scheduled Saturday in downtown East Liverpool.