Reader sets facts straight about Korean War Dear Editor,
We hear and see on TV and read in the newspapers about how North Korea is giving us big problems about attacking us and other countries like Japan. This should never have happened because in 1952 Japan wanted to send troops to South Korea to help the United States and other U.N countries to stop the war, but the United States didn’t want them to help in the fighting in Korea against North Korea and Red China.
I was in Korea a...
Engineers Association addresses HB provision Dear Editor,
Governor Kasich just signed House Bill (HB) 51, the transportation budget, into state law. Many Ohioans are unaware of a provision that the Ohio House of Representatives had inserted as an amendment to the bill, which would have raised truck weight limits up to 90,000 pounds.
County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) led the fight to keep state law at 80,000 pounds. One of our biggest concerns is the traveling safety of Ohi...
Reader disappointed in Portman’s vote Dear Editor,
As an Ohioan I had to hang my head in shame while Rob Portman cast his vote against even having a debate in the Senate on the issues surrounding gun violence control.
I could only wonder “Why?”
After calling his Columbus and D.C. offices the best answer I could get from the staff person who answered was: “The Senator hasn’t made a statement about why he cast that vote, and I can’t speculate about what he was thinking.”
Special Needs Parenting: I did NOT sign-up for this! Our family recently visited the animal shelter and adopted a mixed breed to train as a service and/or psychiatric dog for my bipolar/add/LHON/pediatric migraine with aura daughter who is also visually impaired. Rex is ten months old, black and white weighs about 60 pounds and behaves better than either of my children currently.
A word to the wise, if the animal shelter sends your dog home on antibiotics for a ‘runny nose’ they are most like...
Jodi Hobbs Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Community Corner Jim Smith for the past several years has put his heart and soul into improving the Mulberry pond and its surroundings into a place of which Pomeroy can be proud and everyone can enjoy.
It’s a busy place when the weather gets warm with residents coming to fish in the cleaned-up pond stocked with fish, to enjoy a picnic in the park area, to take a rest after a busy day on one of several benches, to travel the boardwalk for a little needed exe...
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Extension Corner Are you interested in growing asparagus? As consumers, we eat the young stem or sprout. This perennial vegetable plant prefers well drained neutral soil (pH of 6.5 to 7.5), plenty of phosphorus fertilization and sunny location. Asparagus can be grown from seed (takes three years before the first harvest) or from purchased transplant roots sold in the spring season. The newer varieties are male hybrids which produce more and larger spears such...
Reader thankful for anonymous kind deed Dear Editor,
My husband and I were at Walmart last week, and when he unloaded the groceries, he left $50 worth of bags in the cart. When we got home, this was discovered. Evidently, a lady saw the buggy with the items in it and watched to see if anyone came after it. No one did, so she took it to service counter. I would like to thank this lady and to say it is nice to know there are still nice people in the world. Thank you again!
Reader fed up with local drug scene Dear Editor,
I read the article in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune last week of a drug bust in Mason County, W.Va. I whole-heartedly applaud the hard work and dedication shown by law enforcement personnel in this insane battle with an out-of-control sector of our society who thrive on an illicit drug manufacturing and trafficking trade.
I totally abhor the drug scene. It is the main reason our crime statistics are so horrid with no end in ...
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...
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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...