THANKS, writes a reader, to Scott Barrett and the St. Clair Township Road Department for mowing the edges of empty lots that aren't being kept up by their absent owners.
THANKS, writes a reader, to the individual who took time to cut the tall weeds/grass at the bottom of Shadyside Avenue.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to the Columbiana County MRDD board for having its meeting at 3 p.m. instead of in the evening when most boards/councils meet.
THANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool City Health Commissioner Carol Cowan and Sewage Department Superintendent Bob Wright for taking steps to contact the owner in a timely manner - and follow up on the completed job - of a terrible sewage leak downtown. Speedy results from start to finish. Thanks to the landowner for fixing the problem.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local veterinarian that will only put down injured strays and not treat them.
THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Police Department for answering my recent calls concerning problems with my neighbors.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to city administration for taking vacation time away from employees that were already given.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a facility that has allowed its once-beautiful grounds to turn into a shambles with blighted and dying trees, flower beds with more weeds than flowers and the lawns resembling hayfields.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool for making me feel like a criminal, all due to a yard sign on my property. They could have simply knocked on my door and told me it wasn't legal, but instead they sent me a letter with a 5x7 picture of my house and the sign - threatening me to remove the sign within five days or be fined $50 a day.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local couple who was seen allowing their child to eat four children-sized dinners at a local fast food restaurant.
THANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool for repairing the roads and filling pot holes on the city streets.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local pizza delivery driver who threw my pizza on the ground because I couldn't afford to tip.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local elementary school principal for a very unprofessional response when I enquired about my child's state test results and the summer school program they are offering. Sorry for being a concerned parent.