Letters to the Editor

Voters should write-in Livengood for auditor

I have been a practicing attorney in Washington County for over 35 years, during which time I have had almost daily contact with the Washington County Auditor’s Office. During that time, I have always found the auditor’s employees to be friendly, courteous and very competent and ...

Voters should say yes to children’s services levy

I am writing to ask the residents of Washington County to read and listen carefully to the information being distributed by our Children’s Services Board about the critical need for a Foster Care Placement Levy. Children’s Services has always worked to keep children in their own homes ...

Vote for Ritter on Election Day

It is very fortunate for the citizens of Washington County that a candidate of Kevin Ritter’s stature is seeking election as county commissioner. Ritter possesses a wealth of experience as both an educator and as an independent businessman. In addition, he is blessed with a double dose of ...

Vote yes to Ritter, Children’s Services levy

As we evaluate candidates for the position of Washington County Commissioner, it is important to look forward to what the winner of this election will face when he takes office. We’re suffering from an expensive and adversarial relationship between the City of Marietta and the ...

Invest in community, vote for Children’s Services levy

I am writing in support of the Children Service Foster Placement Levy. The old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has never been more evident than 2018 in Washington County. Look around and you can see that Washington County has changed in the last 10 years. We have more ...

Mincks supports DeWine for governor

As the (Washington) County Sheriff, I have the great pleasure and responsibility of keeping the people of Washington County safe. What I look for in Ohio’s next governor is someone who knows and understands what is takes to keep Ohioans safe. Attorney General Mike DeWine is the only ...

Right Path appreciates continued support

On Sunday, March 18, The Right Path for Washington County held our annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Spagna’s in Historic Harmar Village. Thanks to the continued support of owner Kevin Whitby and Spagna’s wonderful staff, including Robert Farley and Patti Knotts, we continue to be ...

Kevin Ritter best choice for commissioner

I believe that Kevin Ritter is the best candidate for the Washington County Commissioner position. I would encourage everyone that intends to vote to have a conversation with the three candidates for commissioner. I interviewed Ritter on two separates occasions to ask about his reasons for ...

Tax money to support better-paid workers worth it

A wonderful story was in today’s paper about Washington County Highway Department employees voting to unionize. I applaud our county employees for their efforts to organize for better benefits for themselves and their families. I stand behind these people 100 percent and want to say that ...

Vote Cordray for governor in primary

On May 8, Ohio will hold its primary for statewide offices. Dennis Kucinich, a democratic candidate for governor, is running on a platform which includes a complete ban on oil and gas drilling in the State of Ohio. Kucinich proposes utilizing eminent domain to take control of oil and gas ...

Vote Ritter for commissioner in primary

I met Kevin Ritter about 10 years ago through my father. Since then, we have become well acquainted with him and his family. Ritter and his wife are two of the founders of Veritas Classical Academy, the school my children now attend. As someone who grew up in the Greater Ohio Valley, I ...

Support Hess for Court of Appeals

As early voting begins, I wanted to write a letter to the editor supporting Mike Hess for the 4th District Court of Appeals. Hess and I met this past year while he was campaigning and I think that he has what it takes to be a fair judge while approaching the bench with a strong set of ...

Ritter’s attributes suit him to serve as commissioner

Kevin Ritter has been a dear friend of mine for more than a decade. I got to know Ritter because his wife Khadine graciously agreed to become my campaign chairman 13 years ago when I decided to run for Marietta City Council. She and Kevin have stuck with me through seven successful ...

Livengood is best prepared to serve as auditor

I am writing to express my support for Matthew Livengood, candidate for Washington County Auditor. Having hired Livengood as my chief deputy auditor over five years ago and working with him since, I can attest that he is by far the best prepared candidate to serve as the next Washington ...

Write in Daniel Everson for county auditor

I am writing to encourage all Washington County Republican voters to write in Daniel Everson for county auditor on May 8. Everson is part of a large Washington County family that has lived in and around Dunham Township for several generations. He genuinely cares for the people of Washington ...

Children Services levy can address a growing problem

On May 8, the citizens of Washington County will have the opportunity to address a crisis that has been unfolding for the past 10 years. This crisis centers on children who can no longer safely live in their own homes. During this 10-year time period, Washington County Children’s Services ...

Write in Livengood for Washington County Auditor

Matthew Livengood is a candidate for the position of Washington County Auditor. Since Livengood has served as the chief deputy auditor for over five years, he is well qualified to become auditor and is the candidate that voters should elect. He is a graduate of Purdue University and has ...

Write in Everson for Washington County Auditor

I am sending this letter to recommend that you write in Daniel Everson for the office of Washington County Auditor. This recommendation is based on my work with Everson for approximately half a decade, as well as my interactions with him even before that when I was Marietta City Council ...

Ritter best choice for county commissioner

The voters of Washington County have the opportunity to elect Kevin Ritter, an extremely well-qualified, small business owner as a county commissioner. Ritter’s background and experience will allow him to help lead southeastern Ohio to great economic development and better infrastructure ...

Write in Livengood for county auditor

This primary election, our Republican ballot will look a bit odd. The “For County Auditor” line will appear on the ballot without a name. Due to some very last-minute decisions, the auditor candidates had to file as “write-ins.” This does not make the race less important, just a ...