Letters to the Editor

Scales will work to make things better as councilman

It is with sincerity that I am writing in support of my friend, Michael J. Scales, as a candidate for Marietta City Council 1st Ward. He is a devoted and conscientious lifelong resident of Marietta. In addition to graduating from Marietta High School, he stayed here for college earning his ...

Vote Schultheis for Marietta City Council

I have a neighbor, whom which I would like to mention. This man is a very friendly, caring and thoughtful person. He has helped me and my family out of many dilemmas that plagued us. My daughter’s car engine was on fire, he was the first person out to extinguish the flames. During the hot, ...

Vote in favor of Marietta school issues

Our entire community needs your vote in support of the Marietta City schools. There are two renewal tax levies on the ballot in the primary election on May 2, 2017. These levies are renewal levies and will not increase your taxes. Your response to this request might be “I don’t care. I ...

Former councilman supports Scales

I want to go on record as endorsing Mike Scales for the 1st Ward Council seat. As a former council member, I know how time consuming and what hard work goes with this position. I have known Scales for years and believe that he is the most qualified person to represent the 1st Ward. With his ...

Outgoing councilman says Scales for First Ward

It has been my honor and privilege to serve Marietta’s 1st Ward as its city council representative the past five years. At the end of 2017, I will be leaving my official governmental role to travel and explore more of the planet by bicycle. I will not, however, be vanishing from community ...

Flag in Cisler Park needs a light that works

Our flag in Cisler Park ... Here we go again. They fixed the light on flag pole, but it’s out again, been out for months again. I said before, you need to put it up high on flag pole. Plus, need new flag; it’s getting dull. I think if this flag was in others’ parks, like downtown, they ...

Vote Scales for City Council on May 2

It is my honor and pleasure to support and endorse Mike Scales the Marietta’s First Ward Council seat. I have known Scales since my return to Marietta as a physician. He always acted with integrity, caring, and thoughtfulness — traits that I believe will be extremely useful while serving ...

Warren BOE doesn’t understand the word ‘no’

Vote no on 30-year levy ... Warren has put this on the ballot six or seven times. It was voted down each time. They should use this money to make repairs and quit wasting taxpayers’ money. They must not know what no means. Vote no on tax levy that you, your children and grandchildren will ...

Editorial on health care misses the mark

Do the editors of The Marietta Times really believe affordable health care falls under the category of “goodies handed out by politicians”? (Times editorial April 6). Please explain to the parents of a child with a serious illness that affordable health care is a “goodie.” Kim ...

Vote Schultheis for First Ward City Councilman

I am asking that you, as a voter, support your favorite candidate this May 2 primary. As mayor, I am in a unique position and have the chance to work with city councilors every day. It is my belief that the best councilor choice to represent those in the First Ward, is that of Jeff ...

Lodge thanks all who made Lowell egg hunt successful

Lowell Masonic Lodge held its 21st annual Easter Egg Hunt on Buell Island at the village park. The weather cooperated and was perfect for the occasion. On behalf of Lowell Masonic Lodge #436, I would like to thank the following businesses and people who donated either money to fund the hunt or ...

Different election, same story from Warren BOE

As has become customary, the officials in charge at Warren Local Schools refuse to listen to and respect the voice of the voters in their district. For at least the seventh time, the officials are attempting to pass the wasteful, nearly $65 million, 30-year tax levy, which was just soundly ...

We need the will to heed scientists’ warnings

Ahead of the April 22 March for Science, we might do well to consider what the world’s scientists have been telling us about climate change. First, it is happening, and happening at a rate greater than can be accounted for by the natural causes that led to changes in past climates. A ...

Committee thankful for local organ donation support

The committee for the MOV Organ Donor Awareness Benefit/Cabin Fever Party would like to thank those that came out and supported our recent event at the Quality Inn in Marietta. We were able to raise awareness for organ donation, as well as raise money to assist local transplant patients. There ...

Thanks to many who made Right Path event successful

On Saturday, April 8, The Right Path and our partner, Marietta Noon Rotary, hosted our 7th annual Righditarod, the Right Path’s own “race against hunger,” at Food 4 Less in Marietta. Teams of five pick a theme, dress in costume and decorate a shopping cart to reflect their theme, then ...

Thanks to all who helped VFW serve guard unit

Saturday, April 1, I was among the throng of people in McConnelsville observing the Call to Duty Ceremony for our National Guard Unit. These troops have been training and updating the last eight months. They are now at Fort Sill to continue their upgrading. The 2-174th.ADA RGT will deploy to ...

Plan to participate in Medication Take Back Day

Medication Take Back Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. This is an opportunity to dispose of unused, expired and/or unwanted medication. There are several disposal sites and meds can be dropped off anonymously, no questions asked. You do not have to remove labels from bottles and we ...

Cindy Oxender deserves your vote for council

Observing Marietta City Councils for the past several years, I believe that Cindy Oxender is the hardest working and most conscientious member whom I have seen. She makes every attempt to attend all meetings and events in the city. She serves on the police and fire committee and chairs the ...

No tax dollars to be spent in Husted office for 2 years

With the governor having now introduced the 2018-2019 state operating budget, lawmakers, elected officials, lobbyists and advocates are now meeting around Capitol Square in hopes of securing funding for their various projects and causes. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is taking a ...

Please turn out for May 2 primary election

May 2 is our upcoming primary election. Typically, voter turn-out is much lower during the May primary season; let’s make this year different! I will be voting and showing my support for City Council candidates at-large this primary season. Every election is full of tough choices, but I ...