Senior levy helps mother get a nutritious meal
Washington County Senior Services Levy has helped me by providing my
mother who lives in Belpre with the Meals on Wheels. She is 80 years
old and cannot cook for herself because of her stroke four years ago.
She is homebound; I take her to all of her appointments.
work part time because I don’t have to worry about her not getting a
hot, nutritious lunch because I can depend on Meals-on-Wheels from
Monday through Friday.
She loves the food and the people who deliver her lunch. Thank you so much!
All explanations aside,
county’s air unacceptable
recent letter to the editor entitled “Eramet trying to clean a mess it
inherited” doesn’t ease the pain of families who have lost loved ones
from cancer or other illnesses most likely caused by toxic emissions.
Eramet is not as dirty as Union Carbide and Elkem Metals during 1951 to
1986 is no excuse for 5.83 million pounds of toxic releases into the
environment 20 to 50 years later.
Eramet, together with AEP-Muskingum River
Plant, Energizer Battery Manufacturing Inc., AMP Ohio, and Kraton
Polymers are the top five facilities contributing 22,740,583 pounds of
pollution into the air that we breathe. How many of us can even fathom
those numbers? Perhaps that’s why we have had our heads in the sand for
so long; it seemed a massive undertaking.
It has been known for
years that the air quality in Washington County and surrounding areas
is some of the worst in the United States. We have also been told over
the years that the cancer rate in this area is one of the highest in
Who will speak up against this atrocity if we don’t
choose to do it ourselves? We should all be outraged because the air
that our children and grandchildren breathe here in Washington County
is simply unacceptable.
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