Thanks & Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to property owners who neglect to cut the weeds on sidewalks around their property.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who mow their grass only on their property line and leave the curbside to grow wild.

THANKS, writes a reader, to area EMS, firefighters, and police officers for risking their lives for the betterment of us and our community.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to people who leave garbage cans out all week, with anything not picked up left blowing throughout the neighborhood.

THANKS, writes a reader, to cashiers who treat everyone courteously, regardless of how they are treated by customers.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool city officials who decided to tear up the downtown streets at the same time.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to area businesses that don’t put sale flyers in the Sunday paper.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Carnegie Public Library personnel for their kind and courteous service.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who park vehicles on the concrete pad leading to the recycling bins on Pennsylvania Avenue, thus blocking others from getting to the bins. SPANKS, also, to whomever is responsible for emptying the recycling bins and cleaning up the lot. It’s an eyesore.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to employees of downtown businesses who park in front of the water department, making customers park further away.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who dine at Vizun’s Restaurant and place quarters atop the gumball and trinket machines for children to use to purchase the goodies. It puts smiles on many children’s faces.

THANKS, writes a reader, to policemen and first responders within the East Liverpool community and surrounding areas for doing a great job. THANKS, too, to Mayor Ryan Stovall for doing an amazing job with the city.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Sandy, at Calcutta Big Lots, who was very helpful to me.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to businesses that allow employees to smoke near the main entrance of the store, instead of behind the building, so non-smokers don’t have to smell it while walking into the store. SPANKS, also, to those employees that need to take “smoke breaks” every hour, while non-smoking employees can not take more than one break per shift.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the two men who tried to get my car started Friday night in the downtown Giant Eagle parking lot. THANKS, too, to the woman who let us use her jumper cables. There are some amazing people in our town.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the machine operator in the LaCroft area who tore up sections of road and driveways, spewing huge clouds of dust and gravel into the air and onto properties as the roadway was being “prepared” for the chip-and-seal procedure.