Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 8, 2013

Tolls, tragedy, punishment, more

— A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On a story about the economic impact of the new dental school in Tazewell County:

• This is neat. Glad to see some useful schooling brought to the area. I hope people get interested in this and try to help it grow — Derek Z.

On a story about the shooting death of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum:

• Really sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, Mingo County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement throughout the great state of West Virginia — Matt U.

• The world is getting crazy. Prayers for the family :-( Kelly H.

• Very sad news indeed! — Shirley G.

• Death penalty — Robert F.

• West Virginia is losing the war on drugs. This poor man died fighting that battle — Chrissy C.

• How horrible. People of the world have gone mad — Rebecca L.

On a bill to remove turnpike tolls passing the West Virginia House of Delegates:

• Yay! — Sharon C.

• The only reason to dismantle the program is to raise taxes. Look out West Virginia! — Susan Y.

• I’ll believe it when I see it! — Misty F.

• Those toll booths could “relocate” to the northern part of the state — Billie C.

On new threats by North Korea:

• God bless the USA — Karen P.

• Maybe they need to take a look at the Hiroshima incident — Roger F.

• Send Obama’s drone in to take care of Kim Jong Un. Done! — Sherry S.

• If North Korea had oil we would have invaded and toppled the government by now. :-D Don Z.

On your favorite late-night host:

• Jay Leno — Glen H.

• Jay — Brian W.

• Johnny Carson is the only King of Late, Late Night, but of the current ones Jimmy Kimmel is the best — Joe H.

• Jay Leno is trash to my family. I can’t stand him and can’t wait for him to go away! He hates West Virginia so why would anyone in West Virginia like him? — Bev O.

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