Letters to the Editor

McCabe is someone who can represent the little guy

I am writing this letter in support of my friend Glen McCabe, who is running for Fourth Ward within the city of Marietta. Oftentimes I read the paper and think, “what is city council thinking?” Only several of them seem to be sensible and make reasonable decisions which support the ...

Dispose of meds through Medication Take Back Day

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 28, from 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 ...

Schenkel lifts people up, betters world around him

I’ve known Geoff Schenkel since we were freshmen at Marietta College, and I count him as one of my two best friends. Schenkel is someone who listens, truly listens to people. He can filter out the partisan noise and home in on what the people seek, whether it’s in a community project or, ...

Dyar Welch is the logical choice for muni court judge

The logical choice when selecting our Municipal Court Judge should be based on their record of applying good sense and practical wisdom after analysis of the facts. Likewise, comprehensive knowledge of the law is essential throughout the proceedings to minimize challenges to resulting ...

Kathy Downer has shown leadership, forward thinking

Kathy Downer is an excellent, hardworking at large member of City Council and serves as the streets committee chairperson. In this capacity she has shown leadership and forward thinking in addressing the problems we have with our city streets. For example, Downer worked closely with the ...

Burgardt will work tirelessly as a school board member

Burgardt will work tirelessly as a school board member It is my privilege to support Prudence Burgardt for board member of Marietta City Schools. As a teacher, I observed first hand Burgardt’s dedication to children as she volunteered her time, talent and resources to enhance and enrich ...

GOP hopefuls can step in & turn things around

For 26 of the past 28 years, the Marietta City Council has been in the hands of the Democrat Party. Whatever you think about their stewardship, we have very serious financial concerns facing our town, and many of those same Democrats are exiting stage left as the bills are coming due. I ...

Mental health levy will improve quality of life

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Patty Duke, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams — these are examples of the many who are afflicted with mental illness. While those are famous that benefited society (i.e., George Washington was a great and noble president; Jim ...

Shoaf listens and will serve our city well

Cassidi Shoaf is smart, articulate, and well reasoned and we need her on Marietta City Council. Shoaf is running for Marietta City Council at large and, as an engineer, she has the ability to analyze and make intelligent decisions for our city. I support her because, after meeting her, I am ...

Excellence for Marietta: Duckworth, Mallett

I am a retired teacher that served in the Marietta City Schools for 30 years. In that time, I have unfortunately watched a school system that has steadily declined. I have never written a letter to endorse any candidate for election to a public office. I feel the time for me to do so is now. ...

Support Hall for school board Election Day

Stacey Adams Hall is a well-respected individual amongst the Marietta school system. Her 20 plus years of teaching have given her the proper background that is needed on the Marietta City school board. Her insight as a former teacher, but also as a mother, will help provide our current and ...

Downer best choice for city council

I have known Kathy Downer for years. She is a straight forward, no nonsense leader for our city. She is a devoted civil servant in every sense of the word. She will listen to your concerns and seek in a number of ways to solve them. First of all she is knowledgeable about how the city works ...

Vote for Burgardt for Marietta BOE

I am writing in support of Prudence Burgardt’s candidacy for the Marietta City School Board. During the time that I have known Burgardt I have found her to be extremely passionate about the educational opportunities for our children. I believe Burgardt to a person of high principles and ...

Welch is the best choice for municipal court judge

I want to go on record as endorsing Judge Janet Dyar-Welch for Marietta Municipal Court. I have known Judge Welch for over 30 years and as a Marietta police officer was fortunate enough to have worked with her while she was a Marietta Assistant Law Director. She prosecuted traffic and criminal ...

Vote for Schenkel on Election Day

Being a mayor, it’s unlike me to pick one candidate over the other, however, I’m being lead to speak for an energetic, versatile young man I’ve known since birth. His name is Geoff Schenkel. His personality is such he can communicate with children as well as adults. He is the epitome of ...

Schenkel best choice for Fourth Ward seat

Geoff Schenkel is a candidate for Marietta’s Fourth Ward City Council seat. As a lifelong resident of Marietta’s Fourth Ward, Schenkel has invaluable background knowledge and experience which will be very useful in dealing with current and future challenges. A graduate of Marietta City ...

Mark Duckworth is a winner on the scoreboard of LIFE

Ladies and gentleman and all concerned voters of The Marietta City Schools: We face a major decision this election day Nov. 7; this election is about our children and our community’s future. There are three positions open on the Marietta School Board and I, as well as many others in the ...

Downer takes council job seriously; keep her in office

Kathy Downer gets things done. She works well with her council colleagues and with the administration. We need Kathy Downer on City Council. She brings level-headed management and people skills to bear on the city’s business. She is knowledgeable and understands how council works and how much ...

Candidate forum offered information on schools

On Oct. 10, the seven candidates for Marietta City Board of Education faced the voters in an open meeting at Washington Elementary School. On behalf of the children of Marietta, I would like to thank all seven candidates for their time and effort. Also, the 60 plus citizens who attended are ...

Hall best candidate for Marietta school board

It’s like this ... one day after school, she came home and said, “Mommy, I’m going to be a schoolteacher.” This was my little second grade 8-year-old. That comment was her start in life, a vision for her future. This continued with her love for teaching and her valuing education. ...