Letters to the editor

Thank you to the voters


On behalf of our team, I write to thank the Xenia, Fairborn area communities and residents of Greene County for their positive vote for Issue 5 supporting Greene Memorial Hospital. We appreciate your investment in the vital services that Greene offers to more than 120,000 patients every year, and your confidence in our role to help keep Greene County one of the healthiest in the State of Ohio.

Greene’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. Whether through our emergency, cardiac, stroke, inpatient or outpatient services, our team is committed to offering the best and safest of care, ready to serve when you need us. We were recently honored by The Leapfrog Group with an “A” grade for patient safety, truly a validation of the commitment our team shows this county every day to every patient, every time. What a privilege and honor to take care of our friends and neighbors.

Thank you for making this a great community in which to serve.

— Rick Dodds, Greene Memorial Hospital President

Thank you for supporting GCCC


On behalf of Greene County Career Center’s Board of Education, staff, alumni, students, and, most importantly, generations of future students I wish to extend thanks to everyone that supported Issue 2. The passage of this bond issue means that construction of a new facility will begin very soon with occupancy for the 2020-2021 school year.

For 51 years Greene County residents have recognized the value of the training opportunities provided by Greene County Career Center. There is a good chance that the technician who works on your car, the stylist who cuts your hair, the nurse who takes you blood pressure or the person who repairs your computer is an alumnus of the career center.

Passage of Issue 2 means we will be able to train skilled workers for generations to come in a modern, efficient and well-equipped facility. Building our local workforce has been the strength of our school dating back to its inception thanks to committed community leaders and the exhaustive work of Superintendent Eugene Kavanagh and Director Wallace Gossett. We will continue their legacy with even better opportunities for introductory and advanced training for high school and adult students.

Community support has always been important as we build curriculum through advisory committees for each of our career-technical program. Passage of Issue 2 serves as another tribute to this support. Our sincere thanks to all of our Greene County residents and we pledge to continue our effort to build our local workforce!

— Dave Deskins, Greene County Career Center Superintendent