- To progress in Southeast Ohio. Speaking of, The Messenger’s annual Progress Edition/Business Review will publish in the upcoming Sunday, Feb. 24 newspaper.
- To the Athens Bulldogs for winning the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division on the boys side, and the Vinton County Lady Vikings winning the girls league.
- To Gov. Mike DeWine’s recent visit to Hocking College. It’s refreshing to again see a governor spend time in this part of the state.
- To all the reports of ground slips and other roadway issues thanks to the recent storms. Here’s to the hard workers who will get the roads back into usable shape.