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Voice of the people

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

City streets should be cleared in winter

I recently moved to Huntington. Though the place is beautiful, and the folks are friendly -- the winter road situation is pathetic.

Virtually all the roads remain partially cleared at best. The least the city government could do is clear the main streets and/or one-way roads. Even if they didn't catch the Weather Channel over the last two weeks, it's not like they didn't know the snow and ice were on the way. It's January, after all.

And here's the bottom line: we're not just talking about convenience or safety. Businesses lose money when the roads are impassable -- meaning tax revenue is lost. So it's in the self-interest of the government to get its act together.

If you don't have enough trucks, purchase some warm clothing for the homeless and folks in jail, and get them out there with a bucket or two of salt. If it's a union issue, God help us -- and don't call me anti-union; I came from IBEW household.

As it is, the people have major mistrust for the competency of government and politicians. C'mon city government -- get it done.

Michael Smith


Adult standards missing from radio

I took notice of the news last week that 105.7 FM is now "Cool Hits." I appreciate the effort the station is doing to provide some diversity within the local air waves.

I would like to suggest that a station owner in the market consider a "soft pop" or "adult standards" format. Artists like Dan Fogelberg, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra are noticeably absent from the dial in Huntington.

I'm glad online streaming makes them available, but it would still be nice to have an option from within the local radio community.

Charles Case

Chesapeake, Ohio



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