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Our Readers Write... Breast Feeding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Donielle Flynn   
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:30 PM

To the Editor:

Imagine that someone had invented a new wonder product to feed and immunize everyone on earth.  Imagine also that it was readily available everywhere, needed no storage or delivery and even reduced the risk of cancer and obesity.  Next, imagine that the world refused to use it – crazy huh?    The wonder product is human breast milk, available to all of us at birth, and sadly many babies are not getting it.   

 
Our Readers Write... EPA and CO2 Emissions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Schilling   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 4:31 PM

Dear Editor,

All pain and no gain. It doesn’t sound like much fun. But that’s what we’re in for with the newest proposal out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It would amend the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power plants on which we rely today.

That’s why I traveled to Pittsburgh on August 1 to represent Washington Electric Cooperative and Ohio’s other electric cooperatives at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) field hearing.

 
Our Readers Write... Ormet and Politics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Myers   
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:46 PM

Dear Editor,

My father and both of my grandfathers each worked at least 30 years at Ormet Aluminum. In fact, between the three of them they spent 95 years working hard to make a living inside the walls of that plant. After my dad suffered a stroke in the summer of 2012, right before the start of my sophomore year at Marietta College, his sole goal was to return to Ormet as a crane operator. Less than six months after his return to work, my father no longer had his job at Ormet because of, what I view as, inaction, irresponsibility, and a lack of integrity displayed by our Governor, our Congressman Bill Johnson, and State Representative Andy Thompson. 

 
Our Readers Write... Clarington Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cindy Knecht   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:45 AM

Dear Editor,

I was disappointed to see the lack of participation by the Clarington Volunteer Fire Department in this year’s Sunfish Creek Festival. Having grown up in the village, I remember a time when the VFD sponsored a multi-day carnival, parade, bingo, and had a food concession. I realize that the population has dwindled, businesses have left town, and volunteers may not be as eager as they once were to be involved in community activities. All the more reason, I say, to support what little does go on in town.

 
Our Readers Write... Beallsville Pastor Article PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maxine Rogalski   
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:11 PM

Dear Editor,

In the current issue of the Beacon I read, with interest, the article “Beallsville Pastor Remembered Through Work of Family”. When Pastor Cox was ill, Laurie gained quite a following on Facebook, as she shared her heart with all. We will never know how many people have been touched by this precious family’s willingness to allow such a dark time in their lives to be used as a bright light for countless others because of the steadfast hope  they have in Jesus. Thannk you for sharing her story.

 
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