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Appreciate the VND

| Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Appreciate the VND

Regarding the article “Diving into the Hall of Fame” (Feb. 17): I appreciate the fine work of VND reporter Jodi Weigand in writing the story about my induction into the Association of Diving Contractors' “Commercial Diving Hall Of Fame.”

Ms. Weigand's professionalism and abilities in digging for just the right information on the difficult subject of commercial diving is to be commended.

I have been interviewed dozens of times over my long career, and Weigand embodies the expected image of a valued reporter. Her completed work is one of the best reports, in terms of accuracy and faithfulness to the words used in the interviews, that I have experienced.

Many friends and colleagues read the story and called or emailed to comment about it. It's proof that residents are actually subscribing and reading newspapers in 2013. I can't overstate the value of the continued existence of a local newspaper. Providing the community with not only news but human interest stories helps to bring a community together and strengthens the bonds of that community.

Dick Geyer

West Sunbury

The writer is a former Cheswick resident.

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