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.comGallipolis Daily Tribune
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: 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 ...
Daughter disheartened by county’s lack of attention to dad’s memorial Dear Editor,
I am the daughter of the late Deputy Sheriff Kenny Love, and I have written letters over the years about this so I’m not really expecting much.
Yesterday March 2, was the 37th anniversary of the jail explosion. Instead of a wreath or new flowers being placed by the monument, there were still Christmas flowers there. Yes, I came unglued! My dad, Sheriff Pete Wedge, and jailer, Ernie Hesson, gave their lives for this county, so...
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...
Special Needs Parenting: I did NOT sign-up for this! A few weeks ago, I took my Asperger/ADHD/Bipolar/Asthma son Connor, 10, to COSI (Center of Science and Industry, Columbus) for a family workshop on Beginning Soldering. My prayers began as I went verbally over what he could expect and what my behavior expectations were of him on the car ride there.
“I don’t know if you or only I will be allowed to use the soldering iron,” I warned. “You can’t get upset if you’re not allowed, or they’ll thro...
Jodi Hobbs, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune
W.Va. delegate reports progress to constituents Early in the week in the House of Delegates, we had a spirited debate over pay raises for magistrates. I voted against the raise. At a time when the Governor has directed cuts in state agencies, like senior services, education, and veterans assistance it just does not seem right to vote for a pay raise of over $7,000 per year, a cost of $740,000 per year to state taxpayers. The bill passed the House by a small margin. It will now go to the Se...
WV Del. Jim Butler, 14th DistrictGallipolis Daily Tribune
Community Corner After 38 years of operating greenhouses in Syracuse, Don and Linda Hubbard have gone out of business, and the buildings have been demolished.
The couple went into growing plants 38 years ago and, in the beginning, had more than a dozen greenhouses. For many years they were plant providers for K-Mart and Ames Department Stores.
It was a thriving business to the end, and many of us will miss driving up to Hubbards to buy our flowers and shr...
Charlene Hoeflich firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader: Meth problem seems elevated because of good police work Dear Editor,
This letter is from a retired police officer. Mason County has a large number of arrests for meth because [law enforcement officers] are doing a good job, and the problem is a never-ending problem. If the officers in other counties worked as hard, maybe the meth problem in Mason County would not look so bad! To the officers of Mason County, keep up the good work!
Formerly of Mason County, W.Va.
Reader supports stronger protections for our children Dear Editor,
Our children are our greatest and most important natural resource and our greatest hope for a better and happier world of tomorrow.
They belong to all of us and must be protected by us even if it means giving up our own life to do so. Those brave teachers who died during that terrible school shooting and that brave school bus driver are all American heroes.
Here are some ways that we might want to protect our children:
Out-of-town visitor disappointed in Mound Hill experience Dear Editor,
Having been born and growing up in Gallia County, one of the most fond and beautiful memories I have is visiting Mound Hill Cemetery, with my parents, and looking out over the Ohio River.
On a recent visit to Gallipolis, and going to Mound Hill (parents, et. al. are buried there), it definitely is only a memory.
I find it impossible to understand how anyone could even think of destroying all of the beauty, to say nothing of...
Community Corner Having a sense of humor is a great personality trait, and I believe Kathy McDaniel was well blessed with that quality.
She writes the Southern Charge United Methodist Church newsletter and mails it out to several people, including me, and there’s always something there that makes me chuckle.
This week it was about a Sunday school teacher relating the story of Lot’s wife who looked back as she was leaving Sodom and Gomorrah and turned into...
Reader fears for safety of future Boy Scouts Dear Editor,
“Due to the complexity of this issue”, the Boy Scouts of America’s leadership has decided to put off for now a decision on whether to allow homosexuals to join the organization (see BSA’s official statement at www.scouting.org/executiveboarddecision.aspx). So we will have to wait until they meet again in May to hear their final decision. Well okay, at least they haven’t completely caved to political pressure and the perverted h...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! I’ve introduced my special needs daughter Aurora several times in this column. What I’ve not discussed is how being the sibling of a diagnosed autistic brother affects her behaviorally and socially. Not only does she suffer the stress of her brother’s behaviors and outbursts on a daily basis, but she exhibits many autistic traits herself. For children to be diagnosed with autism, they must exhibit a certain number and severity of traits. This...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator for two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune