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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 1, 2014

To whom it may concern:

In reply to the TIMES NEWS article concerning the Franklin Lions Festival of Lights the Franklin Lions would like to enlighten the public on a few items.

First of all the lights are an asset of the Franklin Township Lions Club. The Board of Directors along with its members decides what it should do or not do with those assets or any other assets it is in control of. Just as the various PTO's or any other nonprofit control their assets we control ours.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

We'd like to take the opportunity during these cold and wintery days to acknowledge the hard work of the local workers who are out there throughout the winter.

Hard working crews are out in all weather, all temperatures and at all hours, not just plowing snow but also completing water, sewer and street projects and emergency situations. This work often interrupts the lives of the workers taking them away from family and personal matters.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dear Editor,

I'm writing about something that I couldn't believe.

Right out my bathroom window I have an awning on my window. On that awning was one - only one - icicle.

That icicle was in the shape of a cross and it had something on it.

No, I am not crazy. And I don't drink.

God bless all.

Steve Herbert

Lansford

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Editor,

The words usually associated with medicines: May cause headache, fatigue, nausea and/or death.

There can be side effects in life in general too. Unfortunately, the minimum wage is not a living wage like years ago. I'm not being pessimistic here, but facts don't lie.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dear Editor:

In regards to the snow plowing and salting of the Summit Hill - Lansford Route 902 hill. I think in an emergency the borough of Summit Hill street department should do the plowing and salting of this road.

As to an emergency such as an ambulance call or a fire call, where someone's life is at risk, I think you cannot put a price tag on someone's life.

Thank you,

Robert Benek

Lansford

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dear Editor:

I was reading the "Warmest Regards" column by Patti Mihalik from Saturday, Dec. 28. about kindness and it brought to mind some things.

My husband, Richard, is a resident at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehab Center. I try to visit each day and also volunteer with the residents on special event days such as: bingo, entertainment, or celebrations as: everyone's birthday for each month, Veterans' Day, Christmas celebrations, and New Year's Eve, and church services.

I give MVN&RC much earned thanks for providing all these special events for the residents.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Editor:

On December 20th while visiting the Hometown Nursing and Rehab Center, I lost a very sentimental necklace which I received years ago from my late brother.

Several staff members took the time to help me look for the necklace, but we were unable to find it. I later retraced all my steps from throughout the day thinking I had to find it, but it wasn't found.

Once the word got out, several co-workers of mine also took time to search for my necklace at work for days after it was lost. I was deeply heartbroken with the loss since the necklace meant so much to me.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor,

I'd like to thank the TIMES NEWS for holding their open house on the evening of Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - snow or not!

I saw that the building was modern and very clean, and the staff very informative and friendly.

You asked for Christmas stories.

One of my more memorable Christmas times was while I was in the Navy. My ship,the destroyer USS Strong DD-758, was patrolling off the coast of North Vietnam, December 1967.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this time to remind the people of Lansford that we have some very wonderful people and organizations in our town. I would like to say thank you to a few of our friends who made the 2013 Lansford Townhouses Christmas Party a huge success.

Thank you to the American Fire Company No. 1 for delivering Santa to our door.

Thank you to the Lansford Alive Committee for providing a wonderful Santa.

Thank you to Marie Ondrus who coordinated our Santa visit and delivered some delicious treats for our party.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor:

A week before Christmas my daughter and I wrapped up the second annual Socks for Seniors project where we collected socks and a variety of items from 16 area business locations which were presented to the local nursing and rehabilitation facilities and distributed as Christmas gifts.

Since many of the residents may have no family or visitors, this ensures that everyone receives something for Christmas and no one is forgotten.

The TIMES NEWS, Channel 13 and radio coverage assisted in informing the public and the rest was up to you.