UP: To the area candidates who will remove their political signs as soon as possible after Tuesday's West Virginia Primary Election. While the signs are a tradition and a good way to get a candidate's name in front of potential voters on a daily basis, they are an eyesore if left up after an election.
UP: To outgoing GFWC Parkersburg President Judy Parrish for her outstanding job during 2010-12. The club has been awarded a Superior Club rating both years by the GFWC West Virginia. In addition, she has been successful in restoring the club house, installed welcome signs at city limits, supervised completion of a state project of a drinking fountain at North Bend State Park, and completed two school years of Brown Bag assistance to local students. Members are honored to have her leadership and devotion to making our community a better place to live.
Submitted by GFWC board members Barbara Sullivan, Patty Miser, Sharon Sheridan and Janet Eppert
UP: To the concerned citizen who observed a stranger going through a truck's contents on Elm Street earlier in the week, then chasing him down and detaining him until police arrived. When police arrived, they arrested Aaron Christopher Lutz, 22, after a computer search revealed Lutz was wanted for burglary. A search of Lutz's backpack revealed several items believed to have been stolen. There have been too many instances of residents going out to their vehicles in the morning only to find they have been the victim of this type of cowardly theft. If Lutz is found guilty, we hope he is made to pay for his crime.
UP: To the area residents who voted approximately 7,000 times in the Wal-Mart's Fight Hunger Together Facebook campaign. Because of these votes, the city of Parkersburg will receive a $50,000 grant, which will help fight hunger locally. The campaign was held in April and the Parkersburg-Vienna area received the ninth-highest vote totals out of 200 communities.
UP: To Wood County resident Ray Boso for his longtime efforts on behalf of Wood County Habitat for Humanity. Boso, who has been involved with Habitat since 1995, received a Ray of Light award from the organization. Congratulations to Boso for his dedication to this worthy organization and making a difference for such a long time.