Letters to the Editor

Heritage Ohio appreciates Marietta hospitality

On behalf of Heritage Ohio I would like to thank the Marietta community for the hospitality they showed us this week when the Heritage Ohio Main Street Program held our Revitalization Training in Marietta. Registrants representing 32 Ohio communities visited for two days of meetings focused ...

Business owner endorses Ritter for commissioner

I am writing to give my personal endorsement, as a small business owner, to Kevin Ritter for Washington County Commissioner. Kevin would bring the experience of a successful small business owner for the past 20 years. Also, as my son's teacher at WSCC, I have gotten to know this man. He ...

Voters should choose Ritter for commissioner

It is a pleasure to lend my support to Kevin Ritter in his bid to become our newest Washington County Commissioner. Kevin’s background and experience is widespread and ideal for taking on the responsibilities of elected office. He is a long-time business owner, coach, entrepreneur, educator ...

Vote for auditor candidate with the experience

When people ask me what a County Auditor does, I often start my reply with, "Well, what we don't do is audit anyone.” The County Auditor has three primary duties. As the county's Chief Fiscal Officer, the Auditor is responsible for all monies coming into and going out of the county, ...

Write in Livengood for county auditor

Over the past 5 years I have taken the opportunity to get to know and work with Matthew Livengood through the Washington County Auditor’s Office. Matthew Livengood is a strong conservative and is a proven good steward of the publics’ tax dollars. It is my pleasure to offer my endorsement ...

Livengood the right man for the job of auditor

I had the privilege of working with Matthew Livengood during his first year at the Washington County Auditor's Office. He quickly impressed me with his enthusiasm for this new opportunity and with the respect he has for his co-workers. He joined an office of very established personnel and ...

Voters should choose Madden for Appeals Judge

This letter is in support of Kathleen Madden for Fourth District Court of Appeals Judge. Kathleen is a public servant at heart, devoting almost twelve years to public service including several leadership positions in state government. The Court of Appeals hears a wide variety of civil and ...

Support Halliday for Common Pleas Judge

I urge the citizens of Washington County to vote for John M. Halliday for judge of the Court of Common Pleas. I have known John for nearly twenty years. His family serves as a testimony to the ideals of integrity, trust, and honor that represent the best of American values. John and ...

Milleson the right choice for Ohio Rep.

My name is Daniel Nunner and I am writing in support of the candidacy of Dan Milleson for the 95th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. This matter is important to me because I am a constituent of the 95th District and because I care about the welfare of Eastern Ohio. For far too ...

Vote John Triplett for Common Pleas Judge

A good attorney must be able to handle a wide variety of client personalities, each with unique and difficult situations. He must be an effective and persuasive communicator and a zealous advocate for his clients. In addition to extensive courtroom experience, a good judge must have the respect ...

Dispose of medication responsibly

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday April 28, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. 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 ...

Thanks to those who backed solar panels

On behalf of the Green Sanctuary Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta would like to thank those of you who have supported our Solar Panel Project and attended the Sundance Hoedown on April 21. Your contributions will be used to help continue our effort to ...

Vote Madden for District Court judge

I am writing in support of Kathleen Madden for Judge of Ohio’s Fourth District Court of Appeals. The 4th District Court of Appeals encompasses 14 counties. As a former Washington County resident, now residing in Ross County, I wanted to share my enthusiasm for Madden. A Ross County ...

Vote for Lange to represent 6th District

The 6th Congressional District was deviously designed by party bosses to be a GOP fortress, and its hard working residents have suffered the painful consequences through eight long years of disastrous misrepresentation by the imported incumbent. The pain in this gerrymandered district needs to ...

Hess impresses in race for Court of Appeals

This time of year is always entertaining in local politics. We meet countless candidates and representatives of candidates as they travel the state meeting with local party leaders, elected officials, party volunteers and the public. I have had the opportunity to meet with Mike Hess who is ...

Young voter impressed by court candidate

As a young person interested in both politics and law, I wanted to learn more about the overall structure of the legal system in Ohio. While looking into it, I became more aware of the fact that Ohio has a mid-level Court of Appeals. This court is a second set of eyes that ensures that ...

Vote for Ritter for county commissioner

Kevin Ritter is a sterling statesman and a first-rate friend. If you know anything about him, you know he’s the obvious choice for Washington County Commissioner. However if you don’t know him yet, pay attention. You don’t want to miss this. Our county needs him. Vote Ritter on May ...

Support Mike Hess for Court of Appeals

As Primary Election Day approaches, I wanted to offer my perspective on a race that does not grab many headlines, but is crucial in our judicial system. Republicans in 14 southern Ohio counties, including Washington, will nominate a candidate to the 4th District Court of Appeals. The Court ...

State is making another grab at local control

As far back as 1912, Ohio established rules to allow cities and municipalities to make laws in accordance with the powers of local self -government , also known as Home Rule. In 1958, this was further clarified to say that if what the city was deciding on, they could enforce an ordinance if ...

Vote Halliday for common pleas judge

It is my immense pleasure to endorse John M. Halliday for the position of Washington County Common Pleas Judge. I have known Halliday all of my life while living in this great town of Marietta. This morning was another testament as to why I believe in Halliday. At the annual “Walk to ...