Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Fair board appreciates spaghetti dinner support

The Washington County Fair Board would like to thank the community for their continued support. We were overwhelmed by the community support we saw at the spaghetti dinner including guests and sponsors. Thank you! Lisa McNish, secretary Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Association

Voters should support Ritter for commissioner

Although in today’s world of quick to react (vicious mentality), I certainly don’t understand why after significant thought and prayer that anyone would choose to run for public office. However, I am certainly grateful for those men and women of character who ultimately choose to run and ...

og warden quick to answer call for help

On March 6, I left a message for Sgt. (Kelly) McGilton and asked if she could please advise on who I needed to contact for help in regards to an animal cruelty complaint. Sgt. McGilton returned my call and after our conversation she informed me that “absolutely we will investigate!” ...

Your vote is your voice, so use it

On March 24, I attended the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. As a retired school teacher, I found the event to be very powerful thanks to the young Americans who want to change their future. These remarkable teenagers are standing up against the gun violence that permeates our ...

Barton for Commissioner on Election Day

I choose to support Jeremy Barton as candidate for Washington County Commissioner. I first met Jeremy while working on campaigns for local and state candidates. I found Barton to be approachable, reasonable, and knowledgeable about Washington County and its residents. Jeremy Barton is a ...

Letter about nation’s debt missed the mark

The letter about the the debt’s increase was eerily silent about one fact that was ignored. During the last administration the socialists added $7.917 trillion to our debt. Silence was the outburst of the day while this robbery of our nation’s future was occurring. The $7.917 trillion ...

Voters should elect Barton for commissioner

I am writing in support of Jeremy Barton for commissioner. I have had the pleasure of knowing Barton for several years. I have found him to be an honest and hardworking man that is down to earth. He has a good dose of common sense that will serve him well when dealing with issues related ...

Be sure to vote Livengood on Election Day

Matthew Livengood is the best Write-in Candidate for Washington County Auditor. As Detachment Commander in the 261st Ordnance Company during Operation Enduring Freedom (2011), Matthew was responsible for over $7 million of equipment and the health and welfare of over 50 soldiers. He was ...

Oil and gas industry won’t police itself

Some people think methamphetamine is harmful. But we don’t need a law or agency to control it. The concerned parties should just hold a meeting and draw up a voluntary document agreeing that they won’t abuse the stuff. Problem solved, right? Let the industry police itself. Oops, I made ...

Join in the ‘race against hunger’ this Saturday

On Saturday, April 7, you can help your local food pantries and the Harvest of Hope, having the most fun of your life! It’s easy! Just pick a theme, don a costume to reflect your theme, then head to the Belpre Kroger and decorate a shopping cart to match, as we bring the “energy” to ...

Voters should choose Jeremy Barton Election Day

I am writing this letter in support of Republican candidate Jeremy Barton for Washington County Commissioner in the upcoming election. I’ve known Mr. Barton for about a decade, and I can tell you he genuinely cares for the people of this county. In fact, that is why in my many ...