Letters to the Editor

Triplett most qualified to be common pleas judge

This letter is written concerning the nomination of candidates for judge of the Common Pleas Court of Washington County, Ohio. As a practicing attorney in this county, it is my opinion the most qualified candidate is attorney John E. Triplett for the following reasons. The most difficult ...

Vote for Madden for court of 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 12 years to public service including several leadership positions in state government. The Court of Appeals hears a wide variety of civil and ...

Witten the right choice for county commissioner

I am endorsing an individual for county commissioner who is a very kind and honorable man — Ray Witten. Witten was born and reared in Newport and worked the land with his family until he graduated from Newport High School. His family has owned and operated Witten Farms and Witten markets ...

Township officials appreciate donation

It is with great pleasure that the Liberty Township Board of Trustees would like to thank the Rutter Family Charitable Fund for their contribution in the funding of the historical marker for the former Dalzell School. Lifetime Liberty Township resident, Mary Hendershot, envisioned a ...

Witten has experience for county commissioner

To the voters of Washington County, please cast your vote for Ray Witten as your next county commissioner. I have known Ray Witten for several years. Witten is a hard-working, trustworthy family man. The Witten name in Washington County is a much respected name in our area. Witten is a ...

Madden has experience to serve as judge

I am writing to ask you to support Kathleen Madden for Ohio’s Fourth District Court of Appeals. Madden currently serves in the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine as his chief of human resources and labor counsel. This important position requires someone who is efficient and ...

Voters should write in Everson for county auditor

I am encouraging you to write in Daniel Everson for county auditor on May 8. I have known and worked with Everson for nearly seven years now. Professionally, he is one of the hardest-working people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. As Marietta Assistant Law Director, he works ...

Vote Halliday for Common Pleas Judge

I have known John Halliday for many years. I would highly recommend him for judge. I have used his professional services as well as consider him a friend. I have always found him to be upfront and honest in any dealings I have had with him over the years. Halliday has a down to earth ...

Meeting on arming teachers was poorly attended

The meeting was billed as a “community meeting” but sadly, only about 50 people attended. The agenda was set: to hear from individuals who advocated for arming educators in schools to defend the children they were trained to teach. A precious few lamented the reasons that this step was ...

Triplett best choice for Common Pleas Judge

I had the privilege to meet John E. Triplett Jr., “Trip” to most everyone, while working with a Washington County agency nearly 10 years ago to correct some problems with their HVAC systems shortly after their new building was completed. Trip was representing this agency in a defective ...

Voters should write in Livengood for auditor

On May 8, I will do something I do not recall ever doing before in my 79 years of life. I will be voting by writing in a candidate’s name on the ballot. On the ballot May 8, I will fill in the oval and write in Matthew Livengood for Washington County Auditor. Livengood has served as ...

Vote for Triplett for Common Pleas Judge

I want to encourage you to vote for John Triplett Jr. for Common Pleas Court Judge in Washington County. John or “Trip” as he is known by his many friends and colleagues was raised in Marietta and graduated from Marietta High school in 1977. Trip received his B.A. from Vanderbilt ...

Witten is the right choice for commissioner

This letter is twofold. The first part is, I highly recommend Ray Witten for Washington County Commissioner. Witten comes from a hard working family and generations of farming. He also served in the United States Army for six years, and was also a member of the Frontier Board of ...

Triplett best choice for common pleas judge

I am writing to endorse John Triplett for Common Pleas judge. This is a man that I have known for over 25 years. As a local business owner and fellow veteran of the U.S. Army, I know that he is the right choice. In a position this important, I know that Trip will tackle the issues that the ...

Group thankful for Kroger support of wetlands

The Friends of Kroger Wetland would like to thank the local Kroger Grocery Store for their continued support of Kroger Wetland and helping us accomplish recent site improvements. The parking lot has been re-graveled, the Kroger Wetlands brochure was updated and reprinted, and soon the ...

Witten has experience needed for commissioner

If Washington County residents wants a hard-working, honest and reliable county commissioner, then elect Ray Witten. He brings with him the ability to work one-on-one and listen to the concern of the community. He has leadership qualities from serving on the Frontier Local school board; he ...

Write in Livengood for county auditor

I would like to take a moment to address the importance of the position of county auditor. The county auditor is the chief fiscal officer, the chief assessor, and the chief payroll officer for the county. He is also the fiscal officer for various agencies and departments of the county, ...

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 ...