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    Orchids to…

    • Hope Elementary PTO for the supply money for our classrooms, from Hope Elementary teachers.

    • Bob Webb for being dependable and responding to our request for assistance during this week’s power outage in our neighborhood, from your Washington Street neighbors.

    • the faith community for their stance on the vandalism to the three churches.

    • the people and organizations who made the 2014 Miyoshi, Japan students and teachers feel welcomed and informed; BCSC, mayor’s office, Visitor’s Center, Cummins, DQ downtown, kidscommons, the Clarion, local churches, SpringHill Camp and especially all the host families, from the Friends of Miyoshi Committee.

    • local AMVETS Post Commander, Kevin Blair and fellow veterans for successfully raising $1,513 for veterans’ needs during the AMVETS POST 509 Fundraiser Golf Outing.

    • Dani at Fifth Third Bank on 25th Street for excellent customer service, from the lady on Wednesday morning.

    • Snappy Tomato Pizza for making my mother’s birthday so special, from Allison and Ashley Teipen.

    • Tom at Advantage Heating and Cooling services for his kind expertise.

    • Jean Hack, for the zucchini bread, from Tom and Marilyn Herold.

    • Annette Kleinhenz for her letter to the letter about suicide prevention, from survivors of suicide.

    • Our Hospice for a wonderful concert.

    Onions to…

    • city official for taking away the senior citizens’ money for Mill Race Center to fund other pet projects.

    • people who are hateful and mean.

    • calling a hate crime vandalism for fear of tarnishing our Utopian image.

    • the newspaper staffer who does not get back with a person after they have filed a complaint even though they have promised to do so.

    • making false assertions that gas prices in Columbus are lower than state or national averages.

    • those who did a poor job of paving Middle Road and Poshard Drive.

    • those who criticize the newspaper for making errors when everyone makes mistakes.

    • whoever took my green lawn chair and umbrella that was set up on the wall at Mill Race Park Saturday night at the concert.

    • the city official who needs to get off Facebook.

    • the business that is refusing to pay my wife for working on Labor Day saying she was short the week before.

    • whoever found and kept the red cell phone that contains my husband’s cancer doctors’ numbers.

    • the tacky obituary policy in the newspaper.

    • those who can’t drive while talking on their cellphone.

    • the parks director who has not returned my phone call about the golf course in two weeks.

    • the motorcycle that blew through the four-way stop sign at Rocky Ford and Marr Road.

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