Readers share about their snow heroes

Thank the Lord for neighborhood angels. I woke up Tuesday morning wondering how I would get out of my driveway if I needed to get out today. Then I looked out my window at 7:30 a.m., and Ray Moody had already shoveled my driveway.

Thank you, Ray. You are truly an angel and a blessing.

Bonnie Cooper,


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Our neighbor, Dick Oder, is our snow hero.

This winter I have been unable to use a snowblower due to shoulder surgery. Dick has cleared our large drive several times, and we are so thankful to him!

Deb Stevenson and Terri Blosser


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Thank you Pat Murphy! You are a peach and a “snow angel.”

Pat not only blew 2 feet of snowdrifts off the double-wide drive, he also cleaned off my husband’s car and shoveled around it. He refused any payment. God surely blessed us with this man.

Sheila Eley,


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We have the greatest neighbors in the Bur/Bluff Oak neighborhood! As I await knee surgery, our neighbors — Hank Quatman, Bob Fitzgerald and Tim Weiss — have been terrific in helping us clear our driveway and sidewalks.

A friendly, supportive and warm group of friends is so vital to all of us in this time of snowstorms and COVID. Many thanks to all!

Dan and Jane Rupert,


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We call them our “Snow Heroes.” Some of you say they’re more like “Snow Angels.”

They are neighbors – and often total strangers – who have reached out to help others during this blast of winter weather. You’ll find these snow heroes stopping to help stranded motorists or maybe even sharing a warm cup of soup with an elderly neighbor.

These also are the people who make our region a special place to call home.

If you’ve been the recipient of a special act of kindness during this storm, we encourage you to share it with our readers. To do so, write down your experience and email it to: [email protected]

You can also send it to: Snow Heroes, The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807. Make sure you include your name, city and telephone number should we need to call you.

People enjoy reading such stories, and we enjoy sharing them.

We look forward to hearing from you.