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Area students love snow days

Some in exchange program experience white stuff for the first time

January 26, 2013

Friday’s snow day may have been old hat for students who have spent their lives in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but it was a brand-new experience for 16-year-old Hassan Marafie....

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Jan-27-13 4:50 PM

School should be treated like a job. The children need to learn that a snowflake does not mean you don't do your job. For the children who live within walking distance, forget about someone driving you to school, bundle up and walk. For the ones who are outside the walking distance, I'm sure your parents can take you to school on their way to work or to buy more cigs and/or drinks.

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Jan-27-13 10:39 AM

lol Devils Advocate. I'm not changing. I have what you call "conservative" and "liberal" views depending upon the subject. It's the same with voting democrat or republican, depends on the person.

I know the snow days are called because of lawsuit happy parents. What I say is let the parent decide whether the child shall stay home because the road isn't safe, except in severe weather. Buy them boots, warm coats, hats and gloves and send them into the world. A little more preparation for reality is needed.

I saw several trucks out that had salt/sand/whatever for the roads but they weren't using it. All they did was a little scraping. One person tells the manager of the city street department what to do, and he failed to do his job. Mr. Mayor, please choose a more effective person to do the job. It's clear that Mr. H cannot do the job. What's stopping you? Semper Fi!

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Jan-27-13 9:08 AM

Tessie.. This is possibly a frightening occurance. You coming forward with a conservative thought. Have you changed your meds or doctors? Possibly just watching/listening more conservative outlets vice all the liberal gunk?? It is good to see you posting principaled thoughts & not 'let the gov't do it for you' kind that you are infamous for posting.

I caught myself agreeing with you again. That makes maybe the fifth time this year. You better be careful. You may be tiring of the progressive-liberal Obamamania....

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Jan-27-13 12:21 AM

It would have been nice, since we knew the snow was coming, if the roads had been pretreated. I was out all morning on Friday. I didn't see a single truck out treating roads until after the snow was flying.

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Jan-26-13 7:30 PM

We are raising a society that is learning to use the smallest things to avoid working.

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Jan-26-13 6:26 PM

Tessie, this is exactly what I was talking about in my post about the bullying article.

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Jan-26-13 2:35 PM

Wow Tessie right on! I bet if they made snow days unpaid there would be less snow days too.

Also, I don't need local or state nannys trying to tell me how safe they think it is outside and when to drive. Level 1, 2, and 3 lol, big deal.

If I need to go get food, medicine, or other supply's I should be the one making that decision as to the safety of it.

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Jan-26-13 11:30 AM

Snow day? This snow fall and cold temperature is truly minor. I really do not understand cancelling school or even declaring this a snow emergency level two. We should be teaching our children to roll with the weather instead of teaching them to be a bunch of sissies. Teach people to function regardless of the weather. Use safety and common sense, but enough already with this helplessness when an inch or two of snow falls.

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Jan-26-13 8:50 AM

I always like to hear what foreign exchange think of America and good old Marietta. Very cool

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Jan-26-13 12:54 AM

Maybe this might be a waste of good Marietta Times photog and writing talent, but I'd like to see an article about where the best sledding hills are.

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