Thanks & Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the organization that planned and provided the jazz festival — a great day. Great music, good food, and great beverage choices made it an event I hope will become an annual happening.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the members of the East Liverpool Police Department who put their lives on the line everyday. It does not matter if the traffic cams were enacted for safety or to make money for the city. If you are speeding you will get a ticket — it’s called breaking the law.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to Wellsville-area companies threatening legal action should a proposed tipping fee take effect within the village. THANKS, though, to Wellsville officials for pushing forward and thinking of the residents and the bad roads they must travel.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those not willing to step up and take a volunteer position to better their community.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to city officials in East Liverpool for not cleaning — for years — the area along the side of the roadway just under the Newell Bridge. SPANKS, too, for running the street sweeper during the day instead of operating it in the evening, once a week, along downtown streets — it’s the side of the streets that gather the gravel and debris.

THANKS, writes a reader, to area governments that continue to conduct meetings twice a month throughout the summer.

SPANKS, writes a reader, for back-to-school items already returning to store shelves.