Letters to the Editor

I disagree

I disagree with your opinion piece of Aug. 7, 2019 – “What is the underlying cause of mass killings?” You don’t think that stricter gun-control laws would do much good. Well, I don’t agree. And you are concerned that banning assault weapons would infringe upon the civil liberties ...

Little Muskingum Grange says thanks for support

Little Muskingum Grange #2621 thanks the sponsors of their July Annual Pull. The grange, founded in 1867, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, fraternal organization that advocates for rural Americal and agriculture. The grange has a strong history in grassroots activism, family values and community ...

Oak Grove VFD appreciates support

Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone that came out in support of our Annual Ice Cream Social held this year on Aug. 3. Those in attendance were entertained by the talented band Phase 2, enjoyed a BBQ chicken dinner that included potato salad and baked beans, our ...

Assault weapons and public policy

“What makes injuries from these rifles so deadly,” one surgeon said (March 4, NYT), “is that the bullets travel so fast. Those from an M16 or an AR 15 can depart the muzzle at a velocity of more than 3,000 feet per second, while bullets from many common handguns move at less than a half ...

Thanks for support of Inland Waterways Festival

On behalf of the Friends of the Museums, Inland Waterways Festival Volunteers, and Ohio River Museum staff and volunteers, I would like to extend a very special thank you to Jeff Price and the amazing Marietta High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team. These young ladies came the day before the ...

Closing Butler Street would be a beginning, not an end

In response to an Aug. 1 letter to the editor (“Where does it end?”) about the closure of small stretches of streets in Marietta over the decades to accommodate development by Marietta College: Get over it. That was years ago. If we want Marietta to grow, we need to be part of its ...

Thank you for support of Beverly Legion Post 389

The American Legion Post 389 Beverly, Ohio, would like to thank all the wonderful businesses and civic groups that contributed to the annual 4th of July fireworks display this year. Donations were received from the following: The Citizens Bank Company, Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank, ...

We’re better than this divisiveness in America

Love it or leave it. Imagine if those were the only choices British colonist George Washington could have envisioned back in 1776. During the depths of the Great Depression, suppose Franklin Roosevelt had said to the American people “If you don’t like the way things are in this country just ...

Where does it end?

To all good citizens of Marietta, I am writing this letter to remind the good people of Marietta how many streets have been closed because Marietta College wanted them closed. I have lived around Marietta all my life. I can’t remember what year it was; they closed Sixth Street between ...

Trump is not America

Mr. Trump may have gone too far this time. While Americans have become accustomed to Trump’s inflation of his intelligence and wealth, the idea that he and his policies represent American ideals is out of bounds. When he berates elected members of Congress for disagreeing with him on policy ...

Thank you for support of DAV Chapter

On behalf of Disabled American Veterans Pioneer City Chapter #52, I wish to thank the generous local business operators who supported our new Summer Raffle. The fundraiser was well-received in the community and a total success. The proceeds will be put to good use in our continued efforts in ...

Taking it to the beginning

Walmart sold 3.5 million opioids — fact. Drugs are behind the heartbreak for many parents, yet most fail to act on a timely basis. As kids drop out of sports, the band and other wonderful activities, parents hide from the truth. Yes, many teens are either into drugs or are influenced by ...

Thumbs down on security measures at courthouse

Regarding the recent front page article, “Courthouse security gets thumbs up:” My opinion, and lots of others, would give it a “big thumbs down.” What justifies such security measures on the hub of the county’s business? Business has gone on for years without issues. Maybe I just ...

Truth will set us free

I submit this letter in full support of Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna S. Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. They are American citizens, women of integrity, who dearly love this country, and they need to be applauded for questioning the very corrupt and toxic status ...

New Matamoras community proud of its history

I was pleased to see the Throwback Thursday of July 11 in the Marietta Times concerning the Matamoras dedication of our World War I statue. This monument is an iconic image for the town and is the symbol of our Matamoras Area Historical Society of which I am the president. I would like to share ...

Riverfront Roar appreciates community support

This year marked the 19th annual Marietta Riverfront Roar. Many people work hard throughout the year to make race weekend a fun and enjoyable event for the community. On behalf of the committee and the board of directors I want to take the opportunity to thank those organizations who work ...

Grateful for the work of volunteer firefighters

I want to thank the members of the Reno Fire Department and other first responders for their quick action on July 11, to the fire in my storage building that was struck by lightning. Their quick response may have prevented a fire to my house. Also, a special thanks to my wonderful neighbors for ...

Trump not fit to be Commander-in-Chief

The President of the United States openly declared he would welcome election help from a foreign government. He joked about assaults on our democracy with the Russian leader who interfered with our country’s elections. The Commander-in-Chief embraces one of the most ruthless dictators on ...

Marietta can do better when welcoming visitors to town

The Marietta Times editorial on July 5 regarding the need to work together to welcome visitors was spot on. The impact of seeing that the ball had been dropped was magnified by failure to take action to remedy the situation. The lack of cell phone coverage on the levee needs to be addressed at ...

Reds clinic thanks all supporters

The 26th anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball and Softball clinic came off as a resounding success due to local volunteers and sponsors. Good dedicated people are always the reason for good times and great memories to be made at the annual event. Future Cincinnati Reds Hall ...