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Keep Coal Grove’s Jerry Fields sign where it is

The Coal Grove Betterment Club says the Jerry Fields sign is “clutter.”

They want it moved from the entrance of the village.

I am shocked they would not only disgrace one of our best known residents, but that they would even consider upsetting the families of others who are represented on the sign as well.

If, in their own words, “it just adds to the clutter at that sight,” then why not remove the other clutter?

The sign is a testament to the pride Coal Grove should have for the accomplishments of these individuals.

It should be seen by all residents and guests entering the village and serve as motivation to our youth.

The Betterment Club should have led the charge in recognizing these people, as does Ironton and many other small communities throughout Ohio. The school is a source of pride and the students should know the betterment club supports them and doesn’t detach them from our community.

I certainly hope the village council remains committed to recognizing our youth, and the Jerry Fields sign stays just where it is.


Eric Holmes