Letters to the Editor

Broughton’s thankful for support of ice cream social

It is with much disappointment that Broughton Foods must announce the postponement of the annual Broughton Ice Cream Social. Our belief is that while the social will not take place this July, we do intend to restart this great Marietta tradition next year. Accordingly, this pause will ...

Thanks to those who made scramble successful

The Betsey Mills Club held a golf scramble on June 16th at The Marietta Country Club. We wish to thank our many hole sponsors and donors. Gold Hole Sponsors: Real Living McCarthy Real Estate, Memorial Health System. Silver Hole Sponsors: Williamstown Bank, Christy & Associates, Inc., ...

CDBG program needs to be revamped, but not dropped

The recent editorial “Make cuts in D.C., not at home,” is quite good! The writer states, “Philosophically, ending the CDBG program might be a good idea. It seems to have little impact on poverty rates. Local governments have wide latitude in how to spend the money. In effect, it is a ...

Wake up America, before it’s too late to change

On Memorial Day I had the opportunity to go to downtown Marietta to see the parade where I observed the young, middle aged, and older folks participating in the parade. Children watching the parade waiting eagerly for someone in the parade to send some candy their way. Our youngest citizens ...

City needs to address essential services first

Let me get this straight, the city of Marietta is currently lacking in funds to supply city services due in part to a recently failed tax levy. Now, council is proposing adding more park land to their current inventory. It would appear to me that Marietta has trouble keeping up with park and ...

Boat dock owners shouldn’t be forced to vacate spaces

I want to know what people think of Marietta wanting to make another park from the college boat docks to outside the city limits toward Oak Grove. They have already put up no parking signs so their won’t be anywhere to park. We were told we couldn’t have boats parked at our boat dock ...

SNAP is the first line of defense against hunger

Hunger Solutions is a partnership between Peoples Bank, Memorial Health System, Marietta College and Brickler & Eckler to help eliminate hunger in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We support organizations and initiatives that strive to lessen hunger for low-income families, children and the elderly. ...

Direction of school system leaves writer in doubt

Recently the citizens of Marietta confirmed their caring about the Marietta City Schools by voting yes on two school levies. I, too, voted yes, although I have my doubt about the direction of the school system. By a 5-0 vote this BOE voted the superintendent a five-year extension on his ...

President Trump is a problem for all Americans

What in the ____ ever happened to our country? When we elect a corrupt clown to the most important position on earth. Our president and leader of the free world. How can we expect our children to be clean and righteous when this is their example? Why does money always have to rule the day? I ...

Citizens must take the lead in climate change

Amid all our political turmoil, I fear we are losing site of the most far reaching challenge humanity has ever faced. Our climate is changing rapidly caused by human activity and humans must act quickly to protect the quality of life for our grandchildren. The United States, in the past, had ...

Memorial bricks still for sale to help armory projects

At this time Armory Square Inc would like to remind everyone that memorial bricks are still available for the Veteran Walk of Honor for those who served in the Armed Forces and the Community Walk for those who honor this service and service to the community. The funds, produced by the ...

Why not take action while order on hold?

Recent terrorist attacks raise concerns about our domestic safety. What actually has been done to strengthen our vetting processes for visitors and refugees? The Trump administration keeps trying to implement a 90-day pause on visitors to the United States and a 120-day halt to the ...

Refusal to recognize science of climate change baffling

In regards to climate science — recall the Catholic Church when confronting Galileo. The thing is, it’s “science” ... inconvenient (?), right. That sound you hear is my head banging against a very hard wall. Carbon releases emissions of CO2 into our “limited” atmosphere. We ...

Memorial Day — A Call to Service

Recently we celebrated Memorial Day, the commemoration of sacrifices made by those who fought in our wars to preserve our nation. While not everyone is called to military service, everyone of us is called to citizen involvement. Whatever the issue may be ... blighted houses, inadequate ...

Thanks to many, Sternwheel 5K a success

The 8th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 27, 2017. The event was a huge success because of the many run/walk participants, business sponsors, and assistance from local businesses, city government and other individuals. We are extremely ...

Thanks to all who made arts event successful

This thank you letter is very late being written, so please accept my apology. The Brick Street Arts Bash that was held on Saturday, April 22 in downtown Marietta was a GRAND success. The credit for this success goes to so many individuals. Thanks to Dr. Gama Perruci for believing me when I ...

Frontier Alumni golf tournament a success

Frontier High School Alumni Association classes 1969-1990, recently held their sixth annual four-man golf scramble on May 6, 2017. Said scramble was held at the St. Marys, W.V.a. golf course in St. Marys, W.Va. We started the day with a little drizzle and then harder rain, but the golfers ...

Trump is doing a good job for the people

Trump is doing a good job for the people I get irritated with all of the anti-Trump BS. I believe he has a done a lot for the people in such a short time! What is lacking is that I haven’t heard enough coming from him saying “You’re fired!” President Obama has us on greased ...

Civil War Field Day takes planning, organization

On Tuesday, May 9, we held our annual eighth grade Civil War Field Day at the Ohio River Museum. An event of this size takes months of planning and organization. I would like to thank the following for their continued support of this event. These people give up a day from work and their busy ...

Editorial on weather missed the mark

There was an interesting editorial in the Times, May 10, titled, “Weather will likely stay warm and wet.” The subject of the editorial was water vapor as a greenhouse gas and a contributor to global climate change. Dr. Andrew Dessler, professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M ...