Letters to the Editor

Marietta welcomes many notable visitors

I totally agree with Jack Moberg, whose letter we all read on June 14, that Marietta is no stranger to visits from famous folk. Our little corner of the world is not only prominent, but loved by those who choose to drop in, stop over, or accept our invitation. To round off Mr. Moberg’s ...

Muskingum Valley Safetytown says thanks

Muskingum Valley Safetytown for 2019 has been completed. More than 80 children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall participated in the nine-day program. This was the 32nd year for this program. The sponsor, Beverly Lions Club, would like to express our thanks to the following that helped ...

Marietta is no stranger to visits from famous folk

David McCullough didn’t just visit Marietta to announce his book, The Pioneers. He came to publicly embrace this community and the whole of the Northwest Territory and honor the pioneers who brought the American Ideal west from New England. His public accolades to Marietta, Marietta ...

Beverly Lions Club thanks community for support

The Beverly Lions Club would like to thank the following businesses who donated gift cards and/or coupons for our second Dining Out Raffle. Those businesses are B&W Pharmacy, Captain D’s, Chick-fil-A, Domino’s, Dough Boyz Pizzeria, Jeremiah’s Coffee House, Jukebox Pizza, Kentucky ...

Ormet workers remember

On the front page of the May 30 Marietta Times appeared almost an entire page coverage of the natural gas power plant to be built on the former Ormet site. This is not all good news to former Ormet employees. This idea is exactly what Ormet tried to build to save 1,000 jobs. But PUCO, AEP, the ...

Republicans abandon the people

The facts are self-evident: State and Federal Republicans don’t care much about the welfare of most of the people in Southeast Ohio. The recent coverage in The Marietta Times on the lack of funding by FEMA to help 22 Ohio counties recover from landslips which occurred in February 2018 is a ...

Reader thinks city should do more to beautify area

With the publication of “The Pioneers” by David McCullough, many people including myself are hoping our historic city will be enjoyed by many new visitors and that they will be favorably impressed, share the good news about Marietta and return in the future. In preparation for this ...

Visitors deserve to see Marietta at its best

As a former resident and frequent visitor to Marietta, I continue to be amazed how the town has transformed over the years and leveraged its location at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers to showcase the community. On any given day, you can stroll Front Street, and the downtown ...

Thanks for support of Sternwheel Festival

The 10th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held May 25. 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 grateful to ...

Sheriff appeals to GOP in favor of a new prosecutor

Dear Sirs and Madams: Your committee will soon have the task of selecting an individual to fulfill the open position of Washington County Prosecuting Attorney. I am writing as the Sheriff of Washington County, a long standing Republican office holder, and a fellow Republican. I believe ...

Difficult relationship the with truth

The Marietta Times Opinion piece “Spying on Trump campaign is concerning” in the April 15 edition was disappointing. In case you had forgotten, Attorney General William Barr lobbied President Trump for the AG position – his words assuring Trump that he would “have his back.” The way I ...

Republicans side with insurance

Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act (HR986) which passed in the Democratic controlled House of Representatives was not supported by a single Ohio Republican. While they repeatedly claim to support protections none of them have the moral inclination to protect anyone from ...

Playground will be an asset to the community, school or no school

I was extremely disheartened with the Times’ May 9 editorial “Who will playground serve if the school is gone?” The editorial addressed concerns about the need for the proposed $1.2 million Northwest Territory Community Playground at the current site of the city-owned playground adjacent ...

Education funding last on state’s agenda

Voters, please pay attention. The Ohio House Leadership is throwing away your child’s future. Whether you have a child, a grandchild or simply care about the public schools; Ohio is once again putting education last on the agenda. As reported in the April 24 article in the Marietta Times, ...

Thanks Lowell community for help with egg hunt

Lowell Masonic Lodge 436 held its 23rd Annual Easter Community Egg Hunt and would like to thank our Lowell area business and community donors for making this a very successful egg hunt for area children. So, a big “thank you” to the following: St. Johns Evangelical Church, Beardsley ...

Wake up to the reality of climate change

As we approach Earth Day on April 22, I am thinking about the first Earth Day as a teach-in by Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin to draw attention to what was happening to our earth after a huge oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 1969; the burning of the Cuyahoga River; the smog in our ...

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

It was with grateful appreciation that I learned that the U.S. House of Representatives had added to their docket H.R. Bill 763; The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Bill 763 offers for the newly elected Congress a replacement for the earlier bill first offered for the previous ...

Earth Day events are coming up in Marietta

Marietta’s Earth Day Celebration is fast approaching. Armory Square, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 20. Now is the time to consider entering the Sweetgum Ball Contest and the Trash-to-Art Contest! Marietta streets provide an almost unlimited number of sweetgum balls–consider them as raw ...

Right Path thanks all who helped with fundraiser

The Right Path for Washington County thanks our community for their support of our 9th annual Spagna’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser held March 17. Without the hardworking crew at Spagna’s, owner Kevin Whitby’s special sauce, Robert Farley who puts it all together, Patti Knotts for ...

Big ideas equal small benefits to most of U.S.

Like many Americans I have watched with both fascination and horror the behavior of the Trump administration with its multiple scandals, resignations and firings. My first instinct was to blame Donald J. Trump, after all he is the president. Recently, I came to the conclusion that Mr. Trump is, ...