Special Needs Parenting (SNP): I did NOT sign up for this! C: You’re going to hit those people on the bridge and kill them. Aaaaahhh!
C: Is there a state where U-turns are legal? Can we move there so you won’t be breaking the law anymore?
C: Just admit it. You’re confused. You have no idea where we are. You’re lost. We’ll never find the highway and get home.
Then he came home, got out craft materials without asking, drew two poster-size pictures of traffic lights and taped them to the walls wit...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator of two special needs childrenPoint Pleasant (Wv) Register
Help stop lawsuit abuse Dear Editor Help stop lawsuit abuse
Over the years, West Virginia has lost a lot to lawsuit abuse. Our state courts are often ranked last for legal fairness, and West Virginia has carried the unfortunate designation of a “Judicial Hellhole” for nearly a decade now. Outrageous instances of “jackpot justice” and personal injury greed have driven thousands of jobs out of state. West Virginia’s lack of a meaningful right of appeal alone h...
Your opinion Candidate visit
The county got a surprise Tuesday, Aug. 3 when senatorial candidate John Raese visited the area and toured several businesses. He listened to complaints and suggestions when it comes to government and business.
Mr. Raese ended his day speaking at the Mason County Tea Party meeting. He stated that he was a true conservative, a small business owner and knew what the state needed to prosper.
No more Washington politi...
YOUR OPINION: Care for your pets Dear Editor:
I’ve had pets most of my life and I’ve learned a lot from them. Dogs and cats love us unconditionally. I’ve seen dogs come back to people who have yelled, kicked or beaten them. They sometimes don’t trust people if this kind of treatment continues. Sometimes people can be very cruel. They sometimes “train” their dog for fighting other dogs. So the dogs sometimes fight back. Those dogs are not good pets because the owners were irre...
YOUR OPINION — Opposed to dog ordinance Dear Editor:
Any animal, of any breed, can be vicious. I agree if the animal is a danger to people, it shouldn’t be there. Although, through media and movies, people have grown to be paranoid of a certain breed of dog that has been recently singled out.
The American Staffordshire Terrier, aka the “Pit Bull.” The latter name is crude slang for fighting in pits with other “like” dogs. They are raised from puppies to fight and are treated harsh a...
YOUR OPINION — Opposed to toll Dear Editor:
I am opposed to using tolls to complete the U.S. 35 upgrade. I suggest we build the remaining 14.6 miles on a mile by mile basis as the funds become available. I do not believe the DOH or Parkways Authority should cram this down the people’s throats if there is an adequate public outcry against it.
I understand that a toll would even apply to the completed section from the Buffalo Bridge to W.Va. 34 and I-64, which has been paid f...
YOUR OPINION: Patriotism on display Dear Editor:
I don’t know what organization or who to thank for the American flags displayed throughout our town, particularly on Viand St., Upper Jefferson Blvd, and Jackson Ave. It shows our patriotism to all who pass through our community. You are to be commended.
YOUR OPINION: Disappointed Dear Editor:
My husband and I took our grandson to see the Seige of Fort Randolph at Krodel Park. I was sorely disappointed in our experience.
Our grandson is 5 years old, very inquisitive, but was well behaved. We visited two tents. In the first one the gentleman who was selling trinkets chastised him for touching a wooden fan and at the second one a lady told him not to touch a brass lock that was so large he couldn’t have picked it up if he...
YOUR OPINION: Attention, pet owners Dear Editor:
Pet owners, please do not forget that it is almost summer. This means that the weather is going to be hotter than ever. Don’t forget to feed and water your pets. Be responsible.
Imagine yourself with a 5-pound fur coat on, standing in the sun when it is 90 degrees outside with 100 percent humidity. Imagine running around trying to find water when in reality you probably won’t find any unless your owner feeds you.
Your pets depend ...
Get out the vote? If a Board of Directors (Board) meeting is called and only 20 percent of the members of the Board attend the meeting would the decisions of the Board be considered binding? The answer is No. Under the West Virginia Business Corporation Act (Act), a comprehensive Act which addresses all facets of corporate activity, a corporation may not conduct corporate business or affirm any actions made on behalf of the corporation if a quorum of the Board ...
Patti Eagloski SchoenPoint Pleasant (Wv) Register
YOUR OPINION: School board Dear Editor:
Mrs. Click is right, we need new board members. We have candidates running that have fought for our country and they will fight for our schools. We have teachers running that are very educated to help get a fresh start for the next four years, if they are elected.
Let’s pull together and put members on the board that we can really trust and know they will fight to make a better school system.
I have worked for the board now over 3...
YOUR OPINION: School board election Dear Editor:
I am writing this letter to the voters of Mason County. My name is Marty Reed and I am the president of the Mason County Local #4863 of the American Federation of Teachers.
Recently, I polled teachers across Mason County to find out who Mason Co. AFT should endorse for Board of Education. I had earlier sent to the candidates a questionnaire and I shared their answers with teachers in each school. After they read the answers, they ...
YOUR OPINION: New school board Dear Editor:
Mason County voters must go to the polls to vote for three new members for the Board of Education to make responsible academic and business decisions for our students.
At the Meet the Candidate forums, rumors and innuendoes seem to have been the agenda of an incumbent board member.
No one “got rid of the superintendent” — The State School Board of Education recruited him for a job in another county to bring their schools into stat...
YOUR OPINION — School board election Dear Editor,
My name is Brian Reed and, regretfully, I have dropped out of the election for the Board of Education. Due to work reasons (I have been transferred to North Carolina), I will be unable to accept the position if elected and could not carry out my duties.
So not to do a disservice to the residents of Mason County, I have suspended my election.
Unfortunately, I dropped out too late to have my name removed from the ballot.
I would app...
Inside the House The Legislature completed its work with the passage of SB 213, our State Budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 (FY 2011). The recent economic downturn on the national level has resulted in decreased revenues. Several of our sister states are in serious financial problems. Some of them are unable to pass their budgets, some are already borrowing funds to pay current bills.
Few states are in the position of West Virginia. For once our State is the e...
Patti Eagloski SchoenPoint Pleasant (Wv) Register
Inside the House Senate Bill 230, relating to Board of Optometry, is a highly controversial bill which if passed, will expand the scope of the practice of optometry. SB 230, will permit optometrists to perform surgical and medical procedures which presently may be performed only by ophthalmologists.
Optometrists, are individuals trained in the occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses and detecting eye diseases. Optometrist are not requir...
YOUR OPINION: Rate increase Dear Editor:
AEP wants a rate increase for the 200,000 people that were without power over Christmas to replace their poles, lines and transformers.
Let’s have a look at the facts:
1. In the late 1960s, the P.S.C. granted a rate increase to bury lines in rural areas. None were buried, but we are still paying.
2. In the mid 1970s, the D.E.P. banned P.C.P. transformers and creosoted poles. They are still in use today.
3. AEP’s rights-of-way are...
Guest Opinion: Project Goodbye With Love Greetings to all Mason County veteran supporters.
We are once again preparing to send off our local West Virginia National unit as they deploy to combat duty. It is always an honor for me to provide confidence and material support for our fellow community members as they leave their homes, families and employment. I would like to make an offer to you to take part in expressing gratitude and concern for the unit’s fine men and women.
Legislative session moving forward The second regular session of the 79th Legislative is in its 21st day of session. Remarkably, the Legislature has already addressed the issue of the 180 day school calendar. The bill that the Governor will sign into law tomorrow is a creative compromise between those that wanted to add five minutes to each teaching day thereby meeting an aggregate amount of instructional time per year, and those that wanted to extend the beginning and ending d...
No U.S. 35 toll Dear Editor:
I am opposed to putting tolls on the U.S. 35 upgrade to pay for completion. Why not wait until funds are available to complete the Henderson to the Buffalo Bridge section?
Was this road considered for the Stimulus Funds as was Corridor H for which I understand West Virginia turned down some $21 million because the necessary preparation work for the two bridges that would have been covered had not been completed? With the number of...