Every February, love is in the air and candy hearts line the shelves of grocery stores. Though Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday, after the past year, the world should look past all that and hold their loved ones close.

Here at The Post, the staff wouldn’t be who they are without their loved ones. Their constant support during our endless news cycles, late nights of editing and more is the reason we all stay sane and keep going as journalists. 

This annual column serves as a way for The Post to thank and appreciate all of those special people in our lives. Here is what some of our staff had to say: 

Molly Schramm, editor in chief

Grace,

I love you to the moon and back, and I don’t know where I’d be without our Criminal Minds and wine nights. You make my heart swell, and I can’t wait to see what great things we do after graduation. But for now, there’s no one else I’d rather go eat Lucky’s cheese sticks with.

Love,

Molly

Riley Runnells, culture editor 

Bre and Ian, 

Once again, I have to give you my appreciation because I wouldn’t be able to do school or life without you. Thank you for always having my back, for spending time with me and for loving me unconditionally. I love you both more than words can ever say, and feel blessed every day that I found you.

Nolan Simmons, news editor

Emma, 

You, me and Lincoln make one little happy family. Happy Valentines Day, love ya.

Nolan

Midge Mazur, anything and everything

To Reyna,

I love you more than a gym bro loves creatine, more than dad’s love for flashlight hats and more than King Bob loves puns. I am always proud of you and can’t wait to see you soon.

Love,

Tulio

Katie Baneck, illustrator and photographer 

Eli J.,

Thank you for bringing so much joy into my life, and thank you for being my person. I love you more than anything. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,

Katie

Taylor Burnette, social media director

To the person who is always there for me,

Without your lovely hugs, your all-encompassing love, and your eternal patience with my shenanigans, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Thanks for always taking care of me and the family (and my kitties). I love you Mama!

Love,

Taylor

Baylee DeMuth, managing editor

Chad,

Last one for the books! Thank you for your endless support and tagging along on four years-worth of story assignments. Visiting new places while getting lost in the process wouldn’t be nearly as fun without you. Here’s to being my first love letter at The Post and my last. 

Love you most,

Bay 

Bre Offenberger, copy chief 

Abby and Riley,

You two are my lifeline. Abby, you’re the goofiest person I know, and I wouldn’t know how to do life without you. Riley, I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t walk into your room every day and watch you somehow always make me laugh. Thank you both for sharing an unhealthy obsession over Phoebe Bridgers with me. I love you guys!

Love,

Bre

Jillian Craig, longform editor

Hi mom,

You are the bomb.com and I am always appreciative to have you in my life. I can always call you when I need help and your guidance and wisdom are things that I cherish every day. Thank you for always supporting me in every way possible and loving me unconditionally.

Love,

Your favorite daughter/oldest child, Jillian 

Mary Jane Sanese, culture and news reporter

Mom, 

Words cannot express how much I love you, and how thankful I am for everything you have done for me, especially these last few years. I do not know where I would be without you. Thank you for always being on my side, even when I was wrong. I hit the Mom Jackpot for real! 

Love you, 

MJ

Abby Miller, news editor

Bre,

I feel so lucky to be loved by you. Thank you for bringing me copious amounts of coffee, making me laugh every second and being my biggest support system while I chase down the news. I couldn’t do it all without you by my side.

Molly Schramm is a senior studying journalism at Ohio University and the editor-in-chief of The Post. Have questions? Email Molly at ms660416@ohio.edu or tweet her@_molly_731