To the editor:

To the editor:

Item for Ted Berry: You've embarrassed the residents of Grove City with your "cheap" comments regarding the sign proposal for Indiana Business College.

Please step down as council president and resign from your council position immediately.

There are, in fact, a number of things that "cheapen" the look or feel of a city, for instance a warehouse districtĘat every exit or the apartment complex on Jackpot Road that Ike (Mayor Richard L. "Ike" Stage) pushed through and then he and council allowed the developer to "cheapen" the final product, or the sign for Best Buy, and thatĘsign is fairly new.

What about the shine from the white fencing that surrounds the city? What about the landfill, or the new substation on White Road? If the administration and council had done adequate pre-planning for development that substation would not be where it is today.

Warren Gard

Grove City

To the editor:

What makes a happy Christmas? Shopping for the "perfect" gift? Being with family and friends? Enjoying lovely decorations? Visiting with Santa Claus? Attending church on Christmas Eve? Watching a child's face light up when he or she sees the gifts under the tree?

It is all of these and so much more.

This year we sought community support as we tried a new way to obtain and distribute holiday assistance.

We submitted a "wish list" to potential donors, and asked for items so that families could actually shop for toys best suited to their child's age and interests.

We also asked for wrapping supplies so that parents could then lovingly wrap their gifts and individualize them to each child.

Because of the kindness of our community, we were able to help more than 280 children in more than 100 families.

Donations came from all over: area churches, businesses, libraries, private citizens and anonymous donors.

Needless to say, I am more than humbled by the generous outpouring of support. As a community, you have given so much to our families, not just material things, but a sense of self-esteem and pride, both of which are so often missing in a parent's life.

Our families were overwhelmed with appreciation and emotion. I find that mere words are absolutely insufficient to express our deep and sincere gratitude.

Lynda Rohr Howard

Family and Community

Partnership manager

South-Western City Schools

To the editor:

The Jackson Middle School wrestling program and Bob and Lisa Kent would like to thank several businesses for supporting the 2008 Brandon Kent Memorial Wrestling Tournament held Dec. 20.

This year's tournament was the biggest and best ever.

Many central Ohio middle school teams participated.

Special thanks to Grinders, Flyers Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza, Wings and Rings and Giant Eagle, all in Grove City, as well as Buffalo Wild Wings Grill in Georgesville Square. Your generous donations were greatly appreciated.

Ann Feucht and

Marcella Koehl

Team Moms for

JMS Wrestling