Warm thoughts

There are many things to be thankful for during this recent arctic blast and winter weather. Good planning from our government entities allowed our libraries, community and senior citizen centers across Ohio to be safe havens from the bitter cold. Our charitable organizations and churches opened their doors and were able to provide warm shelter to those who needed it most.

We are appreciative of the snowplow drivers, bus drivers and utility personnel who helped us get where we needed to go. We should be thankful to our emergency personnel, such as firefighters, medics and police officers, who showed up and risked their own safety to do their call of duty.

And with the extraordinary development of Ohio’s natural gas resources, we had abundant and reliable energy that heated our homes, cooked our food and generated much of our electricity.

We should all be thankful!

Rhonda Reda, executive director,

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program

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