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Voice of the people

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

DOH dumping highway debris in conspicuous spot

Is it just me or is anyone else disappointed that the highway department has decided to create a dump site in one of the most visible locations in Wayne County? When residents and visitors enter Wayne County from I-64 at Kenova via W.Va. 75, they are welcomed by a dumping ground for highway debris. The highway department has decided to use the median for disposing of landslide material, ditch cleaning debris, brush, stumps, trees, broken culverts and pavement fragments.

I can appreciate the efforts to keep our roads and ditches clean, but surely there is a better, less visible place in the county to dump this material. Recently some people have recognized this as a dump because garbage and old furniture has begun to appear there as well.

Has anyone else noticed while traveling in other parts of the country that communities seem to have considerably more pride in the appearance of public areas. Not only are highway medians at least being mowed, but often times they are landscaped as well.

With all the effort (and some progress) in reviving Wayne County's economy, we, the residents and public service employees, should and can do better!

L.T. Keith


Safety should be priority at Marshall

With the recent string of robberies near Marshall University's main campus in recent weeks, I call upon Mayor Williams, Director Terry and Chief Holbrook to bring all of their resources together to restore the safety of our beautiful campus and surrounding community.

As a graduate and current master's candidate at MU, I have seen crime rising at Marshall, and it's time to turn things back around! Please restore safety on our campus!

Matthew Murphy


Federal I.D. laws unfair to citizens

It is absolutely mind boggling that some states, such as Illinois, are passing laws that will give illegal immigrants a driver's license, while we as United States citizens must provide a large folder full of legal documents to prove who we are, in order to renew our driver's license.

Gwen Lawhon




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