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The 12 Days of Christmas

Here is my version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

It is called “Twelve Amazingly Awesome People.” I am going to list 12 awe-inspiring and remarkable people. These, of course, are not the only amazing people in our area, so feel free to add your own to your list:

1. Judge Andy Ballard.

2. Brent and Lou Pyles.

3. Carol Allen — Ironton in Bloom.

4. Dr. Todd Davies – Marshall University.

5. Joe Jenkins — Briggs Public Library.

6. Stephanie Burcham — Ohio University Southern.

7. Mike and Charlie Haas-Charlie’s Tires.

8. Sheriff Jeff Lawless and his entire team.

9. Jim Hacker at Iron City Hardware.

10. Carlos Ortiz at Casa Grande.

11. Every Hospice worker.

12. All first responders.

When you see these 12 people or your own version of 12 amazingly awesome people, please shout at the top of your lungs, “You are amazing!” It is guaranteed to make their day.

Thanks for listening


Scott Schmeltzer is the publisher at The Tribune. To reach him, call 740-532-1441 ext. 16 or by email at scott.schmeltzer@irontontribune.com.