Letters to the Editor

Moving Veterans’ Services could hurt veterans

Moving Veterans’ Services could hurt veterans This time of year often brings out our most patriotic feelings, or maybe that’s just me, but by showing of U.S. flags in and about our town, it seems I’m not alone. I am filled with respect knowing so many people have served and sacrificed ...

Beware: Not all licensed contractors are qualified

With spring coming to an end and summer fast approaching, beware of the so-called contractor with the professional looking signs advertising their up and coming booming business. Well, booming for them, but not for you or me. I’ve been taken by one of these young men. You know, the kind, ...

Check packages before leaving the post office

I’m writing this letter to caution and inform all veterans who receive meds by mail from the VA ... I worked as a nurse at the VA for over 20 years and my husband died from the results of Agent Orange. He did two tours in Vietnam. He received medical care from the VA and was very ...

Don’t be swept into uncivil rants of the leftists

The Little Hocking writer’s “civil” spiel showed plainly the mindset of the democrat/progressive/socialist/liberals. It is do as I say and not as I do. She said civil talk is needed and then jumped into an uncivil rant about the president, blaming him for every perceived wrong. She ...

There’s no reason to show violence on TV/video games

I’m writing about violence on TV and video games. Been wondering, does anyone else agree with me about the things they see on TV the way the world is today? You turn on the TV and what do these young people see? Someone shooting someone or about rape, just evil things happening. I turned ...

Right Path event builds leadership skills in youth

The Right Path for Washington County hosted our 1st annual Young Men and Women of Promise event Saturday, May 13, on the Marietta College campus. With 36 middle school youth attending, including Marietta Middle School, Belpre and Veritas Classical Academy, facilitators from Paradym Shift ...

Thanks for making annual Sternwheel 5K a success

The 9th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 26, 2018. 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 ...

Salem Township VFD appreciates help with social

On behalf of the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to express our “sincere thanks” to all that helped make this year’s ice cream social a success. Whether you baked, worked, attended or donated in any way, we hope you realize how much you are appreciated. ...

Human rights denied

Our country, which is a country of immigrants, has a statue in the New York harbor with the inscription, “Give me your tired, your poor, the huddled masses. ...” Now our country is separating children from parents who are seeking asylum here in the United States. So why are we locking ...

Ask yourselves these questions …

Ask yourself if you have heard Donald Trump urge investigators to get to the bottom of the Russsian interference in our election process. Then ask yourself how many times you have heard him call that investigation a hoax or a witch hunt. Kim McMichael Cutler

Good character taking a back seat in society

I write in reference to today’s (June 4) editorial, “Civil talk should be used more.” I agree. Unfortunately we now have a president who trashes everyone who criticizes him; he even trashed the White House, calling it a “dump,” and said the office of the presidency is “beneath” ...

atest in breast cancer treatment isn’t so new

June 4th’s Marietta Times’ headline followed up this week’s NBC Nightly News leading segment about a “Breakthrough for Breast Cancer Treatment!” While I am glad that this information has been given attention on a nationwide forum, I’m left wondering why the Onco-type DX Test is ...

Reality in Washington, D.C. is unbelievable

This blatantly immoral horror of a “leader” — and a leader with ultimate power apparently ... as he is enabled to keep doing it, day after day ... by a “base of supporters” that evidently is OK with total dishonesty and no sense of judgment but based on the simple, thoughtless ...

Unfair taxation

Last week I had occasion to call state Senator Frank Hoagland’s office to inquire about how he stands concerning removing sales tax from propane and other fuels used to heat residences. I made this inquiry because those near a natural gas line can purchase natural gas to heat their homes tax ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters thankful for support

Many children in our community are at risk of engaging in harmful behavior for many reasons. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to lessen the likelihood of this occurring by providing responsible adult mentors to at risk children. Our organization is always seeking adults who are ...

Motorists shouldn’t be told to buckle up

How often have I seen the ubiquitous digital signs admonishing, “Click It or Ticket”? I have an issue with legislators enacting laws designed to protect me from myself. If lawmakers are so consumed with safety, why are motorcyclists not subject to helmet laws (I’m glad they aren’t ...

American flags along streets appreciated

The American flags that lined our Marietta streets Memorial Day weekend looked wonderful! Thank you Marietta Main Street and the community members who got up early Saturday morning to hang them on our downtown lamp posts. Denyse Fordham Marietta

Retiring St. Mary’s teacher will be missed by many

I read in today’s paper (May 25) that Miss Sylvia of St. Mary’s Montessori preschool is retiring. I remember so well meeting her for the first time in 1974 when I enrolled my son, Geoffrey, in her class when he was 4 years old. I liked Miss Sylvia immediately and so did my son. I was ...

Frontier Golf Scramble funds scholarships

Frontier High School Alumni Association classes 1969-1990, recently held their 7th annual four-man golf scramble on May 5, 2018. Said scramble was held at the St. Marys Golf Course in St. Marys, W.Va. We started the day off with some sunshine and ended with threatening skies and some very ...