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Community must put value on education

I am writing this letter in support of the Green Local Schools levy. I know it is difficult to pass levies in this time of economic uncertainty, but the children of Green deserve the best.

In thinking of the people I know who have graduated from Green High School, I can think of many successful people. I know of one superintendent, six school administrators, a doctor, and a lawyer who graduated from Green High School.

I am sure there are many other people who have graduated from Green and have gone on to have successful careers. These are just a few I know for sure.

The teachers at Green have been among the best I can think of in my life. It is very important for the students of Green to get the best education they can, and unfortunately, it takes money to make this happen.

I am a 1990 graduate of Green High School. Unfortunately, a levy not passing during my time at Green is the only bad memory I have while attending Green.

I lost a couple good friends who moved to other schools when we did not know if Green was going to have sports. Fortunately for me and my peers, the people did pass that levy.

I was so proud to be a part of Green and really felt the support of the people when that levy passed. I have such great memories of attending school at Green and living in Franklin Furnace.

It will always be the place I call “home.”

I hope the people can once again show the students of Green how important they are and that education is education.

Steve Roach



Welding still a career in high demand locally

Regarding jobs in Ironton and Lawrence County, we are a steel town/county and always have been.

If you have a son or daughter who needs and wants a job, or know of anyone like that, please encourage them to go to the Collns Career Center (740) 867-6641 and enroll in a welding class.

The classes are not excessively long. There are almost always jobs for welders and they pay well. Just ask the folk at the Workforce Development Resource Center (740) 532-3140. You’ll be glad you did.

Paul Woods