Letters to the Editor

Local man remembered for his volunteerism

Marietta lost a hero last Thursday, June 21, when Leo Antons died. His heroism was not the type recognized with medals, but of service to his Lord for helping others. You see, Leo was a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society at the Basilica of St. Mary. He was the coordinator for ...

Thanks for support of Hee Haw show

This letter is a little late in coming but I just want to say “thank you” to everyone who attended our Country Hee Haw Show at the Cutler Community Center on May 12, 2018. Thanks to a great cast, to all the volunteers, and to Hucks Pallets for helping us to build our stage. We have so ...

Decision on marijuana could backfire

Opiods ... I don’t understand this. I don’t see how they can do this. With the trusted people with pain killers. But then they turn around and pass 56 sites for marijuana in Washington County. Do they know how many people are suddenly going to have to go to the doctor? I ...

Trump should open up Mara Lago

The Pope took a few refugees to the Vatican. Gov. Justice opened the Greenbrier to a number of flood victims. I should think that Trump would want to do better than either of these men and would shelter a huge number of immigrant families at Mara Lago. Joan Coffey Belpre

Swamp is drained and what’s left is worse

Swamps are a good thing. Swamps teem with life: dragonflies, butterflies and moths, frogs, toads and newts, lizards and watersnakes. Millions of mosquitos that are food for birds and bats thrive in a swamp. A swamp is home to a diverse mix of animal and plant life. Large animals come to ...

Council should rethink location of marijuana facility

I believe Marietta needs to know that the facility the state has approved for the marijuana facility is not a good site location for our city. The state just completed a makeover of the area trying to get traffic to flow better. Still between 3:30 and 6:30 it is awful trying to go through ...

People are blind to bravery displayed on D-Day

Excuse the lateness with which this is written, for it concerns the passing of an anniversary on the 6th of June, and it has taken me awhile to cool down from the anger that stems from our broad lack of reverence for our history. I write in frustration that, save for a “Snoopy” cartoon ...

Muskingum Valley Safetytown a success

Muskingum Valley Safetytown for 2018 has been completed. More than 90 children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall, participated in the eight-day program. This was the 31st year for this program. The sponsor, Beverly Lions Club, would like to express our thanks to the following that ...

Immigration policy a test for the American people

I have been waiting for days to read an editorial in the Marietta Times condemning the horrendous activity at our border with Mexico. No word yet. Apparently they think it’s just fine for “hundreds of babies” and thousands of young kids, to be torn away from their moms and dads and put ...

America must do better — and we must speak out

Writing this letter to the editor was difficult but necessary since I want to call attention to an evil growing in this great country known as the United States of America. The inhumane practice being carried out by our government cannot, and must not be overlooked or taken for a new norm. ...

Community support enables Right Path

On Friday May 25, 2018, The Right Path for Washington County wrapped up our 2018 fundraising with our 10th annual Fish Fry at the VFW Post #5108 on Pike Street in Marietta. Several years ago our board member, Karen Waller, declared us a fundraising board! All the money we raise, with the ...

Moving Veterans’ Services could hurt veterans

Moving Veterans’ Services could hurt veterans This time of year often brings out our most patriotic feelings, or maybe that’s just me, but by showing of U.S. flags in and about our town, it seems I’m not alone. I am filled with respect knowing so many people have served and sacrificed ...

Beware: Not all licensed contractors are qualified

With spring coming to an end and summer fast approaching, beware of the so-called contractor with the professional looking signs advertising their up and coming booming business. Well, booming for them, but not for you or me. I’ve been taken by one of these young men. You know, the kind, ...

Check packages before leaving the post office

I’m writing this letter to caution and inform all veterans who receive meds by mail from the VA ... I worked as a nurse at the VA for over 20 years and my husband died from the results of Agent Orange. He did two tours in Vietnam. He received medical care from the VA and was very ...

Don’t be swept into uncivil rants of the leftists

The Little Hocking writer’s “civil” spiel showed plainly the mindset of the democrat/progressive/socialist/liberals. It is do as I say and not as I do. She said civil talk is needed and then jumped into an uncivil rant about the president, blaming him for every perceived wrong. She ...

There’s no reason to show violence on TV/video games

I’m writing about violence on TV and video games. Been wondering, does anyone else agree with me about the things they see on TV the way the world is today? You turn on the TV and what do these young people see? Someone shooting someone or about rape, just evil things happening. I turned ...

Right Path event builds leadership skills in youth

The Right Path for Washington County hosted our 1st annual Young Men and Women of Promise event Saturday, May 13, on the Marietta College campus. With 36 middle school youth attending, including Marietta Middle School, Belpre and Veritas Classical Academy, facilitators from Paradym Shift ...

Thanks for making annual Sternwheel 5K a success

The 9th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 26, 2018. The event was a huge success because of the many run/walk participants, business sponsors, and assistance from local businesses, city government and other individuals. We are extremely ...

Salem Township VFD appreciates help with social

On behalf of the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to express our “sincere thanks” to all that helped make this year’s ice cream social a success. Whether you baked, worked, attended or donated in any way, we hope you realize how much you are appreciated. ...