Letters to the Editor

Kudos for summer full of fun, family events

Thanks to the Riverside Artists Gallery for the summer art camp. Two of my grandchildren, ages 11 and 7, attended and left with a large bag of interesting and unusual art projects and are eager to return next year.Thanks to the Ohio River Museum for their Wet Wild Wonderful Camp. My 11-year-old ...

It’s time for some old-line Republicans to stand up

The Marietta Times recently announced that Mr. David Barton will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 annual Republican dinner on Sept. 18. Conservatives know Barton as a big Tea Party leader, Glenn Beck's sidekick, and a professor at The Glenn Beck University. But many of us know Barton for his ...

Ex-patient praises MMH, employees

My wife and I are fairly new to the community. Recently, I spent several days in Marietta Memorial Hospital. I was very pleased with the courteous treatment that I received from each department.However, I would be remiss if I didn't give special thanks to the two departments where I spent the ...

Quit whining about war on coal and look ahead

My husband and I went to the film "Moving Mountains" based on a book by Penny Loeb telling the story of a woman, Trish Bragg, and her community's struggle for justice from big coal in 1994 when her neighbor's well went dry. After years of hard work, fighting a billion dollar coal company and ...

As state rep Yolan Dennis will work for area jobs

In the Ohio House of Representatives 94th District, Washington County resident Yolan Dennis, a Republican, will bring fresh positive ideas in her challenge to Athens County incumbent Democrat Debbie Phillips. The 94th district in Washington County consists of Marietta's First, Second, and Forth ...

Writer puzzled by bridge coverage

In response to the news article, Spanning Times, my question is to the writer is this: where did the name Hildreth come from in connection to this bridge which was built in 1878?William Hill, born in 1758 came to Newport Township where he died in 1830. He owned land on both sides of the ...

Reader questions judge’s request

Recently a case came before Judge Williams in the Juvenile court. The case had to do with a mentally disturbed yound man, age 17, who had physically assaulted his grandmother twice. Upon the second assault he was removed from his grandmother's home and placed in a juvenile center. During his ...

Putnam Preschool proud of 10-year history

Putnam Church Preschool is very excited to announce the start of our tenth year of operation here in Devola. Our preschool administrator and lead teacher is Rhonda Wellspring, who comes to us with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, eight years of teaching experience in a Christian ...

Festival a great success, thanks to volunteers

Thank you and congratulations to Ryan Smith, Hallie Taylor and all of their incredible volunteers who created a wonderful 4th annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival.This creative and visionary festival is growing and drawing more and more area residents and folks from across the country. The ...

Adopt-a-thon successful

Thank you Marietta Moose Lodge 1823 and this wonderful community.We read so many stories about animals that are mistreated, abused, abandoned, and worse. Too often we rarely read the stories of a group of people from all walks of life stepping forward together for our furry friends.On Aug. 9, ...

Drugs no excuse for crimes against others

I am writing regarding the letter about the person responsible for the break-ins and enterings in Belpre saying that 10 years was too harsh of a punishment. The person in question does have arrests in other states. I am tired of people using drugs as an excuse for permission to rob, steal and ...

Tennis group thankful for help of volunteers

The Marietta Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who generously donated of time and labor on Saturday, Aug. 23, to the MACTA project to restore the city of Marietta's tennis ...

There’s still a place for the post office

In a recent letter to the editor dated Aug. 18, the writer talked about the postal service and how it is past its time. I say, he needs to do his research. First of all, USPS receives no tax dollars, and hasn't since the '70s. They are required to prefund retiree health care, a payment of $5 ...

Candidate Daniels a true man of the people

Long championed in our nation's storied exercise with democracy has been the "man of the people." From our onset, with President Washington to President Lincoln, we champion a man of the people; the very document which breathes life in the institutions of our government begins "We, the people." ...

Johnson’s local town halls are too staged

It comes as no surprise to discover that Congressman Bill Johnson might be reluctant to engage in an honest, one-on-one debate with his Democrat opponent before the Nov. 4 election ... Johnson wants to rely instead upon the tried-and-true tea party tactic of staged "town-hall" meetings (where ...

Taxpayer doesn’t like middle school idea

I don't need the gray hair and creaky bones to tell me I am a senior citizen. Most of us senior citizens don't like change and ascribe to the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I surely believe that, but I'll be the first to listen to the facts and join the change bandwagon if the ...

Marietta Fire Dept. works to prepare for the worst

Marietta Fire Department has been a long-standing member of the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Our hope in this partnership is to promote the goal of the committee in ensuring that Washington County is prepared in the event of an emergency. The Marietta Fire ...

Support the creation of a third political party

Five weeks vacation, then 10 days work, then a lot more vacation until Election Day, that's the agenda for the parasitic elite that sit on their thrones in the U.S. Congress. Our senators and Congress representatives have got to be the world's foremost party animals!Our president worked to ...

Seeds of total destruction have been sown

Climate change. Evil CO2. Evil Coal. Overpopulation. It's about social change. It's about control. If this is too hard to understand, then imagine a planet with 99.9% good people, and 0.1% extremely wealthy, psychopathic individuals whom wish to dominate the rest, or get rid of them altogether. ...

Reno VFD appreciates support for social

On behalf of Reno Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank all of those who contributed to our annual ice cream social, held last month at Pioneer Chevrolet. We have so many people who donate their time and money to make this event a success year after year. Without the support of our ...