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Letters to the Editor

During crisis, coal industry remains vital to economy

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on nearly every sector of our economy and the coal industry is no different. In this most challenging time, it’s vital that this essential industry is provided the flexibility and support it needs to continue producing the fuel that ...

Domestic violence, mental health and the coronavirus

By now almost every living soul is aware of the coronavirus COVID-19, though behind this virus have you had time to think about the effects? I am not referring to the physical effects, but to the impact this virus has on your mental health and physical well-being. As a Service Coordinator at ...

County Home doesn’t need a storage site on property

The Washington County Home sits on a hilltop halfway between State Route 7 and State Route 26 on County House Lane, just East of the City of Marietta. The County owns 270 acres; 70 on the West side of County House Lane and 200 acres on the East side of County House Lane. Behind the Home, on ...

A tip from a reader on making potable water

Hydration is the most important element next to oxygen to our survival. In today’s world we are confronted with all kinds of problems. A person might find himself without water. Having lived in the middle of Word War II there were times when it was necessary to find potable water among the ...

Fair board dinner was a success thanks to support

The Washington Co. Fair Board hosted a spaghetti dinner/gun raffle Feb. 29 at the Jr. Fair Building. It was a successful evening of carnival games for the kids, live and silent auctions and amazing spaghetti prepared by Don Schafer and his group of volunteers. Everyone had a great time and the ...

Ely Chapman thankful for support from community

The Ely Chapman Education Foundation wishes to express profound gratitude to the Marietta Community Foundation, the many generous contributors and fund sponsors for their proactive response to community needs resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. Unfortunately, Ely Chapman Education Foundation ...

Fight for someone you don’t know

“Are you willing to fight for a person you don’t know as much as you’re willing to fight for yourself?” I became emotional the first time I read this quote. I still do. It’s a notion at once revolutionary yet fundamental, emblematic of humanity at its absolute best. These are the ...

Kiwanis says thanks for support of Pancake Days

The Marietta Kiwanis Club would like to thank the community for supporting the 66th Annual Pancake Days Feb. 7 and 8. Pancake Days is the club’s largest fundraiser and all the proceeds – over $15,000 go back into our community. The Club members served over 1,600 people in just 1 1/2 days. ...

Thank you from Lowell Elementary PTO

The officers of Lowell Elementary PTO, INC. would like to thank all the businesses, parents, volunteers and staff that once again made our Thirty-One Bingo Fundraiser on March 6 successful. Please support these local businesses that donated to our fundraiser: All Pro Nutrition, American ...

No time to suffer from poor broadband

During this critical time, it is imperative that every American have broadband capability to benefit from all of the news sources one must use to get the complete story on the health disaster we are all suffering from. We supposedly have broadband but satellite broadband is a poor excuse for ...

Health official cautions to take pandemic seriously

There are many facts in the COVID19 nightmare. It is highly contagious. It is deadly. The ability to test people is severely limited. One does not have to travel overseas to be exposed, there are cases in every single state of our union. The only people at this current time who are able to ...

Industry response to radiation article misleads

Kennedy Copeland’s letter (“Oil & gas industry responds to Rolling Stone article,” Feb. 26, 2020) underestimates the risk of radiation exposure to workers in the shale gas industry. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, workers like those in the oil and gas industry should ...

Facts VS spin in Devola

“Folks understand something. There is no imminent health threat in Devola.” (Ron Feathers, quoted in The Marietta Times, Feb. 14, 2020). Thank you so much County Commissioner and President Ron Feathers for this crucial and honest piece of information. It is truly sad when you need to ...

Uncertain future

Society seems to be freaking out irrationally about COVID-19. Rational preparation to the growing threat makes much more sense. We don’t know whether the virus will peak in the United States in a matter of days or weeks or months. We don’t know whether it is seasonal, whether it will ...

Take time to participate in the 2020 census

An invitation to participate in the Census will begin arriving in mailboxes this month. The household can complete the Census online. The person completing the Census should count all people living in their household, including all children. A complete and accurate Census count ensures that ...

If we can’t come together, problems will continue

I recently read a letter to the editor that had me laughing. The author was musing about the turn of events for Mitt Romney. Here is a die-hard Democrat defending Romney. These were the people that told us how bad Romney was. Romney was a racist, misogynist, robber baron, and a host of other ...

Feathers needs to continue his role as commissioner

For whom shall I vote on March 17? This comparison is my opinion based on my access to past results. Like Ron Feathers, Charlie Schilling is a businessman with relatively good financial success. Charlie is a community asset, involved with the youth and in church. The same can be said for ...

Vote for David White

I am voting to reelect David White for Washington County Commissioner. David does a great job of representing Washington County at local, regional and state meetings. He is very dedicated to attending new business openings and other meetings involved in economic development within Washington ...

White is the right choice for Washington County

Over the past few years I have gotten to know David White. I have found a man of dedication, compassion, and integrity. I’ve seen him choose to make the hard decision when he has believed that it was the right decision, even in face of fierce opposition. In that moment he spoke with empathy ...