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Today's Opinions

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    The Grant County Home Educators would like to thank the county for the opportunity to earn money by picking up trash.

    We don’t like it when people throw their trash out on the roads. They need to think about all the animals that are eating the plastic and other debris. This hurts them and when you litter, it makes our roads look nasty.

    We ask that you please wait until you get home and throw your trash in a garbage can.
    Agnes Barrett
    Mercedes Hardwick
    Shauna Hiles
    Destinee Isles

     

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    The majority opted for a congressional change in the past mid-term election, and how is that working for you, especially if you’re not working? Reading the recent comments of the Corinth writer, I recall those oft spoken words by John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, who was mentioned in their letter. “If we can,” seemed to be the extent of his vocabulary, but it was enough to shift the political leadership in Ohio.

  • Our business helps your business

    Watching Dennis Kenner work his marketing plan for Bluegrass Tobacco may be comparable to having watched Vaughn Bode put life to his art. He does it so well.

    Last week at his Bluegrass Tobacco shop on North Main in Williamstown, Kenner hosted one in a series of fine cigar parties. The concept of such an event is, in itself, a great marketing concept.

  • Ice cream social was sweet treat

    In a day when our world is topsy-turvy, it was nice to step back into a simpler time and enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social at the William Arnold Log Cabin in Williamstown on Sept. 16.

    The event was a joint effort by the Williamstown Downtown Merchants Association and the Grant County Historical Society.

    Having worked all day and gone directly to snap some photographs for the News, it didn’t take long for me to get hungry, smelling hotdogs on the grill.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Spears Foundation appreciates support

  • Family’s loss is heaven’s gain

    I’ve written about my Aunt Lucy many times because she’s been such an important and influential person in my life, but one of the other special women who had a profound impact on me never got much ink.

    Two weeks ago, our family had to say goodbye to Opal Smoot Hawkins. Opal was also my aunt. One of my mom’s older sisters.  Since my mom is the baby of the 12 Smoot children, all of them are older.

  • Republicans should axe tax loopholes

    I would like to address the budget and the lack of movement on the Republicans part on taking some of the loopholes away from the wealthy.

    During last year’s campaign for Ohio’s Governor’s seat, there was a TV commercial from his opponent that used a sound bite showing Kasich saying that bonuses, that no one needed to know about, could be used for his staff.

  • Not an ordinary Tuesday

    I remember 9/11/01. It was a typical Tuesday at the News office. We were working on finishing up stories and laying out pages for that week’s edition of the Grant County News.

    I was on the phone with our printing plant in Cynthiana. The production coordinator there said, “Oh my gosh, we’ve been attacked.” I couldn’t comprehend what she was saying so I asked her to repeat herself.

    “America, we’ve been attacked,” she said. “Aren’t you watching the news on TV?”