Letters to the Editor

Understanding Washington County CSB redesignation

There has been a lot of misinformation regarding the redesignation of Children’s Services. We would like to set the record straight. The Children’s Services Board (CSB) has been in deficit spending since 2009. Each year CSB spends more money than it is allocated from the County General ...

Thanks for support of Marietta Recycling Center

‘Tis the season that we celebrate the holidays by baking, buying gifts and with friends and family! This is an especially busy time at the Marietta Area Recycling Center (MARC) with increased volume from all of the holiday activities. It is at this time of the year that it is important to ...

Business owner says Butler should remain open

As a small business owner and taxpaying resident of the Norwood community for over 27 years I would like my opinion known on the possible closing of Butler Street for the Marietta College Campus. For the past 27 years I have navigated on a daily basis the Butler Street crossing through the ...

Congressman Johnson needs to support America’s economy, national security

On Nov. 27 I wrote our Congressman Bill Johnson, to strongly urge him to support Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed “Select Committee For A Green New Deal.” I outlined how Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal benefits America’s environment, America’s economy, and ...

Trump’s behavior against the media is un-American

Donald Trump’s willingness to soft pedal the brutal murder of a journalist is a disgusting reminder of his disregard for the ideals that made this country great. The virtuous ideas of our founders are regularly bludgeoned by his repulsive ego and trampling of traditional norms. Constant lies ...

Thanks for support of MOV Gift of Life 5K event

MOV Gift of Life would like to thank those that came out and supported our 2nd Annual 5K Run & Walk at the Marietta Aquatic Center. We were able to raise awareness for organ donation, as well as raise money to assist local transplant patients. We would like to thank the following area ...

Leave a light on

It is getting darker earlier everyday and our letter carriers in many areas are still making their rounds delivering the mail well after dark. To make their jobs easier and safer I suggest that we leave a porch or front door light on. This extra illumination will help them to see and miss ...

Incoming commissioner says thanks for support

It seems appropriate in this Thanksgiving season to take a moment and say thanks for all the help and support I received during my campaign this summer and fall. I am profoundly grateful for friends and acquaintances alike who took time from their schedule to knock on doors, put up signs, and ...

Reader takes issue with national debt letter

You printed a recent letter titled “Nation’s budget deficit skyrocketing under Trump.” The author assumes that the national debt is a bad thing and that everybody agrees that it is a bad thing, but he doesn’t give any evidence. We have a fine college and a community college, so there ...

Looking for father’s fellow soldiers

I am putting a scrapbook together for my daughters, in honor of their grandfather. My father passed away before our first daughter was born. I am looking for who served with my dad in the Korean War, 1950-53. His name was Cpl. Howard Ray Thomas; and his unit was Company A, 702nd Armed ...

Hervida 4-H Camp says thank you

Hervida 4-H Camp, Inc. held its annual dinner, drawing and silent auction on Nov. 10 at the K of C hall in Churchtown. During the evening events we recognized our veterans and outgoing camp maintenance person, Ed Martin. An excellent dinner was served by the camp board. Raffles, silent ...

Further clarification needed for Commissioners letter

I am responding to the letter from the Washington County Commissioners published in the Marietta Times Nov. 16, titled “Commissioners take issue with article on drug rehab.” The way the letter reads, it makes it sound like building modifications, building space, utilities, taxes, food ...

People fleeing for better lives is nothing new

Immigration is very much a part of the Bible. Abraham and his nephew Lot immigrated from their homeland to Canaan. Later Jacob, Abraham’s grandson, immigrated to Egypt where there was food. Of course, their families went with them. Moses and later Joshua led thousands (caravans?) from ...

Reader recalls memories of very different times

Oh yes, I remember it still. Gustkie’s Dime Store. It was a fascinating place. Marie’s and Charli’s standard reply to seekers of ornate or unusual items was always: “We’ve got it if we can find it.” So it was, say you were looking for a pipe holder or a mustache cup or perhaps ...

Thank you coaches for making a positive impact

It was a cold and rainy night last Friday in Zanesville as our Tigers played their last football game of the season. The Tigers went into half-time only down one score and the Tiger fans were hopeful. As the Blue Devils began to pull away in the second half, I saw my wife’s demeanor begin to ...

Commissioners take issue with article on drug rehab

In the summer of 2017, the director of Oriana House, Jason Varney, approached the Washington County Commissioners about possibly using a portion of the (Washington) County Home as a drug rehabilitation facility. Eager to help provide additional local services to those seeking to free themselves ...

Nation’s budget deficit skyrocketing under Trump

Trump and McConnell are at it again! Recently the Treasury Department reported the federal budget deficit rose this year to $779 billion, that’s billion — with a “B”, over the previous year. With that in mind, this is the highest deficit in six years. So much for fiscal ...

Thanks to staff, volunteers for help with library event

Last November, the staff of the Beverly Library got an idea for “a fall patron appreciation event.” This grew into a fall storybook park. They came up with ideas, some were rejected, and some they ran with. They talked to many people through the year. They looked for crafts and stories. ...

Thanks to all who have served the country

On Veterans Day 2018, I just wanted to thank all of the men and women who have served our country over the years, including my husband Joseph Lee (3 years U.S. Army), my sons Sgt. Jeffrey Lee (11 years U.S. Marines), Sgt. Major Jonathan Lee (25 years U.S. Marines), Jason Lee (16 years U.S. ...

Support of fall foliage tour is appreciated

The Little Muskingum Watershed Association members want to thank all who participated in our tour, Oct. 13 and 14, along Ohio 26 and adjoining roads this year. A variety of different things to see, food to eat and history to relive was a big part of keeping our tour going. Each stop had ...