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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.

Our Readers Write... SOLSD Funding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Beverly Anderson   
Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:00 AM

Dear Editor,

SOLSD Board has been kindly reviewing my written input. Thank You.

Reorganization is needed, student relocation isn't.  Improved curriculum will increase students which increases revenue. We need students back, 200 students are open enrolling outside SOLSD, annual loss of $1,140,000.

Some income will be received in 2015 (2013 well production) and additional PUPP tax in 2016 (2014 pipelines in production).   A levy needs to be passed to provide quality curriculum in the interim.

Our Readers Write... SHCC Construction Trades PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim and Lee Ann Johnson   
Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:42 AM

Dear Editor,

My wife and I would like to personally recognize Mr. Robert Dougherty and the Construction Trades (junior) Class of Swiss Hills Career Center for the wonderful addition to our home. Mr. Dougherty was very easy to work with, from the design of the project, ordering of supplies and implementation of the work by his students. The work was top notch and professional.