I’m writing this in regard to the upcoming 100 year anniversary and the question what has The Herald-Dispatch meant to me.

I grew up in the Huntington area and was an avid subscriber/reader for many years, but I was forced to leave the area for job-related reasons.

I’ve been gone from Huntington for about 15 years now and while I usually visit several times a year, I still get home sick and can hardly wait to retire and come home. I’d just like to express my appreciation to The Herald-Dispatch for being my single easiest and perhaps biggest connection to home.

Thanks to you, I can keep up with current local news and events, follow my grandson’s football team and, yes, even read some sad news I don’t like to hear from time to time.

Once again thank you, for being there with the printed news in past years and the present time.

Jerry Chafin is a resident of Williamsport, Md.

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