Meigs Cooperative Parish is in need of community support Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Each year, the Mulberry Community Center in Pomeroy assists several thousands of Meigs County residents through our ministries.
As chairperson of the organization — and a lifelong resident of Meigs County — I would like to take this opportunity to share with you our various ministries and provide you with information on how you can get involved. As you can see, our ministries are as diverse as the peop...
Lifeline of Ohio celebrates Donate Life Month Dear Editor,
Spring showers in blue and green this April for National Donate Life Month! The month-long annual observance honors those everyday heroes who say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation.
Support the power of donation by getting creative with blue and green.
Join me in drawing attention to the need for organ and tissue donors by wearing the blue and green colors of Donate Life for National Blue and Green Day on Friday, April 1...
Reader: No good deed goes unpunished Dear Editor,
My name is Penny Litman. I managed the Perennial Cat Shelter from January 16 to July 16, 2012.
First I would like to thank my volunteers and the public support I received while there. Before I became manager/director of the shelter, I volunteered there, transported cats to the vet, fostered several, Facebook page, and many other duties. When I fostered, I paid my own vet bills, food for kittens and meds for them — I never tur...
Reader upset by taxes, calls for federal budget Dear Editor,
The U.S. Senate wants an income tax increase, in order for the Senate to do their constitutional duty by passing and implementing a federal budget. President Obama was elected in 2010 and enjoyed a Democrat-controlled Senate and House of Representatives from 2010 to 2012. In those two years, the United States did not have a budget, but in 2010 the Democrat-controlled Senate and House passed an income tax increase.
I call atte...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! Happy Easter Sunday! Easter is a wonderful holiday regardless of whether you celebrate it for religious or simply traditional reasons. It conjures up visions of mountains of colored eggs and baskets stuffed with chocolate, marshmallow bunnies, chicks and all sorts of treats.
However, we do things a little differently at our house and with good reason. To start with, my children will receive their goodies in laundry baskets. Why? Because the...
Jodi Hobbs Mother and home educator to two special needs studentsPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Community Corner A hundred years ago this month, the biggest flood in the recorded history of floods in Meigs County occurred.
That year the water rose to 68.8 feet which put it up to the second story of Pomeroy’s Main Street buildings and onto Second Street where boats become the only mode of travel.
The flood records I have go back to 1862 and the 1913 flood was the biggest ever recorded. The 1937 flood which some elderly residents still remember reache...
Charlene Hoeflich firstname.lastname@example.orgPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Reader concerned about time sensitive mail Dear Editor,
For two days, I watched as the mail man dove by my mail box that had the flag up. I had a time sensitive letter in the box. I called the post office, and to my surprise, the lady on the phone informed me that the mail man didnt have to stop unless he had mail for me. I wasn’t aware of this, as I’m sure others aren’t. I told my neighbors, and they were surprised also. I believe others in city limits should be aware of this, so t...
Meigs Library Column POMEROY — 2012 was a very busy year for the Meigs County District Public Library.
Even with budget cuts still in effect, library usage has increased. Some of the increase is due to the library’s membership in the Ohio Valley Library Consortium (OVLC), which allows for sharing materials with six other libraries in the region. Meigs County is what is known as a “net lender” in the program. Overall, we lend more items to other libraries in the...
Kristi Eblin, Director Meigs County District Public LibraryPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Reader honors Lady Eagles Dear Editor,
This is truly an honor to pen a tribute to “An Amazing Girls Basketball Team”. Each of us should take a moment to reflect on a season that has not happened in the history of your school. The last year that matches this year’s girls sports was your 2001 girls softball season. This basketball team is in elite company; only four of 199 schools got a chance of a lifetime to have a game on the campus at the Ohio State University. Co...
Reader feels veterans were slighted Dear Editor,
After reading the article in The Daily Sentinel on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from the Pomeroy City Council meeting, I felt I had to write a letter to address the “scheduling conflict with regard to the Sternwheel Festival and the Veteran’s Appreciation Day.”
This “scheduling conflict” came about when the Sternwheel Festival was given permission to take the date that the American Legion has had for the past four years to honor...
Community Corner Miracles do happen. Just ask Sieanna Ohlinger.
In June 2011 she lost her class ring while vacationing at Myrtle Beach. She never expected to get it back.
However about a month ago, Tom Summerfield of Chester was walking along the beach with a metal detector and found the engraved MHS ring. He called Steve Ohlinger, Meigs High School principal, who contacted Joy Clark who got in touch with Sieanna (her granddaughter) and to everyone’s deli...
Charlene Hoeflich email@example.comPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Delegate Butler outlines legislative action To date, more than eight hundred bills have been introduced in the House of Delegates. In general, they are assigned to committees, once there they can be put on the agenda to be considered, or they can be left sitting on a desk. This decision is in the hands of the Committee Chairmen. A bill either passes or fails in the committee that it is assigned to. If it passes in the committee it usually gets to the full House for a vote where it pass...
US citing security to censor more public records WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but more often than it ever has it cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
The AP’s analysis showed the government released all or...
Jack Gillum Ted Bridis, Associated PressAssociated Press
Reader: A nation that prays together stays together Dear Editor,
Fulfillment of the prophetic word is front page news. This event will be the final confrontation of light and darkness (Zech. 14:4). The Lord returns to the “Mount of Olives”.
Everlasting changes will be set up. Cosmic changes will be set. Also weather; illumination and geographical. The Old Testament says “Look unto me; and be ye saved all the ends of the Earth” (Isaiah 45:22).
Prophetically, time has hastened as we view a...
Reader: It’s about time we crack down on out-of-state vehicle registrations Dear Editor,
Finally, we show some backbone and crack down on the tax-dodging scofflaws that don’t register their vehicles in West Virginia. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find them — just drive down any street in any Mason County community, and they can be found. They attend ball games, drop off their children at our schools, live in private and public housing — I even saw one parked at a polling place last November.
Stand along Viand ...