SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! The first sentiment I wish to express is directed to the parents and residents of Newtown,CT. I cannot begin to understand your loss or pain; no one can. You have not only mine, but the love and support of a nation who unconditionally grieves with you.
“I don’t understand. Those children won’t be able to go on with their lives because they were murdered by a very hostile individual.”
This is the response to the Newtown, CT tragedy from my...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Citizens fight to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid All over America, including Chillicothe, Ohio, citizens are rallying to save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from unnecessary cuts that will hurt millions of ordinary people. The fear is that these vital programs will be scapegoated in Washington as the politicians grapple with a national debt caused by past tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Social Security has been with us for 76 years, created by President Roosevelt a...
Woman shares personal Christmas story Dear Editor,
Hello, I am privileged and honored to coordinate a local Stroke Survivors’ Support Group. We meet monthly at the library and the participants offer support, encouragement, friendship and education to one another, as well as always willing to share their sense of humor. They are encouraged to pursue creative outlets or to help others. The following is a true story written in December 2008 by Georgia French, who requested that I ...
Pro football player offers congrats to Wahama Dear Editor,
My brother, Bob Barton, was kind enough to send me the information on the Wahama Championship. Wow! What a game. As a former Wahama football player, I am very proud of and happy for the team and Coach Cromley and his staff. Congrats also to the loyal fans. Keep up the great work!
Wahama Class of 1952
Denver Broncos 1961-63
2010 Wahama Sports Hall Of Fame
Cut foreign aid, not American programs Dear Editor,
Get Ready America!
Your taxes are going up, your Social Security checks will be cut, Medicare will be cut, and all programs to help the poor in America will be cut and the American worker looking to retire will work ‘til you die. Yes, the government is raising the retirement age again. Forget retirement in America, just work ‘til you die.
Have you seen a Congressman or Senator or President say, “Let’s cut foreign aid?”Forge...
Getting to know our enemy — meth Dear Editor,
Tonight [Dec. 4], I invested two hours on understanding a problem that has become an epidemic in our area. It was a training by a representative from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) concerning meth and meth labs. This brief class was very informative about the enemy of meth.
It is an enemy. You may think you are safe just because your family does not do drugs. That is a great fallacy. Understanding the extrem...
Please slow down for Amish families Dear Editor,
I am writing because I am concerned about something. I have Amish friends who live on Boggs Road. I have seen vehicles driving way too fast on this road. It is gravel, and if you are going too fast, you would not be able to stop if you came across one of these families in their buggy. You also endanger Amish children walking to school on this road.
Please slow down on this road and other roads where Amish families live and tr...
Reader: Amazing things happen when you support United Way Dear Editor,
Amazing things happen when caring people work together to Live United. We have had wonderful people across Gallia County help raise funds for United Way. I want to thank each of them for all their generosity and time. To the Gallia County United Way Board and Executive Director Judy Walters, I say … You are very special people! Also I want to thank those that found it in their heart to donate to make a difference.
Your gift t...
Reader tells of another ‘Black Friday’ Dear Editor,
Now that Black Friday is behind us, let us reflect on all that transpired. Two or three weeks before, the TV bombarded us with all kinds of specials. The newspapers were full of advertisements, coupons, special prices, discounts, buy one get one free, etc.
By some reports, people camped out as long as two or three days before Black Friday. Other people stood in line for several hours in cold weather, waiting to get those so-c...
Make Christmas special; Sponsor a Boy Dear Editor,
The Christmas Season is upon us. It’s time to Catch the Spirit and sponsor a boy for Christmas. The Children’s Center of Ohio in conjunction with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce is asking for your support in helping make this Christmas memorable for the youth of the Children’s Center of Ohio.
The Children’s Center of Ohio is located in Patriot, Ohio at 55 Allison Road. The Children’s Center is currently working with 36 ...
Reader discouraged by cancellation of movie day Dear Editor,
It has come to my attention that Beale Elementary will not be allowed to go to the movies this year. This has been a cherished holiday event for many years. Their partner in education paid for all the expenses every year the tickets, popcorn, etc. Unfortunately, this year they were told they could not have this wonderful experience. For many of the students this was the only opportunity to attend the movies. Every year movies w...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! It was recently announced that the Aspergers diagnosis, which falls on the autism spectrum, would be eliminated from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) due out in May 2013. This is the reference and guide book for many mental health professionals, especially psychiatrists. Instead, those individuals who previously would have been diagnosed with Aspergers will be simply diagnosed as Autistic, although a rating sc...
Jodi Hobbs Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Reader attempts to tackle rural call problems Dear Editor,
Making a call to a distant relative, friend or business is something we have been doing for decades without thought of how the call is actually completed. In today’s world, dialing long-distance numbers or making wireless telephone calls are a regular occurrences that we expect to be done without issue or interruption. Many rural Ohio landline telephone customers no longer take the ability to make and receive telephone calls fo...
W.Va. Secretary of State lauds election efforts Dear Editor,
More than 600,000 West Virginians cast their ballot in the 2012 General Election. Almost all of them went into the polling place thinking about which candidate would get their vote – not that they may need to say thank you to those who made it possible for them to vote that day.
There are many problems that could possibly arise for election officials as they prepare for Election Day: a machine could break down and need replac...
Husband and wife assist accident victims Dear Editor,
Friday morning Nov. 23 around 1 a.m., my wife and I were in bed asleep, when Beth woke up stating she had heard something. Beth went to the front door and heard voices. She then got me up and we went to the back door and heard male and female voice calling for help. A car hand wrecked off of State Route 7, behind our home.
She attempted to call 911 with her cell phone and got Cabell County and was told to call a different num...