Thanks & Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city’s Design Review Board for censoring a local business for its lively and artistic storefront. Who sets the standards?

THANKS, writes a reader, to Bill Wiseman, who helped me to my car when I was walking and fell in Tomlinson Run Park. What an angel!

THANKS, writes a reader, to the USPS lettercarrier Darren H., who is always watching our neighborhood and lending a hand when he can. On several occasions, he has shown great respect for our older folks up on the Northside of town. If only more people would just take the time!

THANKS, writes a reader, to the lady who stopped and helped me get an ambulance when I fell at my home on Dresden Avenue. God Bless her!

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Wellsville Local School District, Columbiana County Drug Task Force, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department for providing the community with a very shocking and eye-opening experience through their presentation of “Operation: Street Smart.” It cannot be said that Wellsville Schools is not doing an outstanding job of keeping drugs out of their buildings. Many faculty and staff members attended. Participating individuals are now more informed about the latest methods and tools used to conceal substances of abuse, as well as the current types of narcotics and illegal substances plaguing our communities today. SPANKS, though, to those community members who complain of the drug problem, but for whatever reason chose not to attend. You become part of the problem when you choose not to become part of the solution.

THANKS, writes a reader, to our school bus drivers who take care of our children/grandchildren each school year.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to business owners who don’t get approvals put in writing and instead simply take an “OK” via the telephone as being good enough. SPANKS, too, to those in position of authority who blame “temporary” help when an issue arises regarding a decision that’s questioned.