Opinion

Ohio must welcome company looking at Ormet

Editorials

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's staff should have just one thing to say to Eric J. Spirtas:"How may we help?"Spirtas is president of Niagara Worldwide, the Wisconsin company that last week submitted the high bid for the bankrupt Ormet Corp.'s assets. Niagara Worldwide will pay $25.25 million.That comes ...

Citizen plans run for school board to bring change

Letters to the Editor

My name is Doug Mallett. I am a very strong advocate for Coach Mark Duckworth and the youth of our area. I know him to be a good Christian man with high moral character. He has worked tireless over the last (3) years rebuilding our boys basketball program. In my judgment, he is the right man to ...

Stay safe throughout holiday weekend

Editorials

We hope all readers enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and take time to be grateful for the country we live in and the freedoms we enjoy.But there's one more thing to do this holiday weekend: be safe.While there is plenty of fun to be had, there are also plenty of dangers associated with ...

Sit-in was silly, better to take up arms instead

Letters to the Editor

It was really amazing to watch the Democrats and their childish display of silliness on the House floor.These Democrats have taken a despicable terrorist attack and turned it into a cheap vendetta against the second amendment.I wonder how the gay community, after losing 49 of their own, feels ...

Water-tank flier unwanted, incorrect and unsigned

Letters to the Editor

To whoever keeps distributing that ill-informed, hysterical, multipage document about the Harmar Hill water tower and lead paint, some words of advice:1. Do thorough research before making accusations in public. This document, starting with your initial question, "Do the existing coatings ...

Answering the call to help those in need

Editorials

Residents of southern West Virginia continue this week to recover from deadly, devastating flash floods that hit their region last week. Their recovery will continue for months to come.That's why it's important for you to consider how you can help. Opportunities to do so may be more convenient ...

Public pension plans are being mismanaged

Letters to the Editor

In regard to Frederick E. Rowe's editorial commentary in the June 13 Barron's, Rowe was right on the money. The managers and trustees of private and public pension plans in the large part are incompetent, mindless and totally out of control.There is absolutely no excuse for the trashing of ...

Coaching controversy is costing players experience

Letters to the Editor

I am writing today to further inform the public of the cancellations our administration has made with regard to our summer basketball program. As a parent of two young men in the program, I am deeply disappointed by the decisions of our administration.At our basketball banquets in early March ...

First aid for pets in crisis

Editorials

Those of us who own pets often say we consider them part of our family.But first responders rescuing our pets from crisis situations, such as house fires or car accidents, haven't been legally covered to provide basic first aid to those animals.Now they can.A new law in Ohio came about over ...

Reds Legends volunteers make the difference

Letters to the Editor

The 2016 Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic came off as a resounding success again this year, mainly in part to the local volunteers, coaches and sponsors.First and foremost, I would like to graciously thank Marietta Sluggers President Tim Vincent and all of the Marietta Sluggers ...

Solid gold competitor defies age limitations

Editorials

Fitness and staying active have been in the news a lot lately. Marietta has a shining example of a person with an ultimate dedication to fitness: Dale Winters, 66.Winters recently competed in the 2016 Ohio Senior Olympics in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. He added four gold medals and a ...

Sorting through fact, fantasy in press is difficult

Letters to the Editor

The latest editions of the CLM fantasy press talks of "teaching children to respect women, disabled, other cultures and religions." She then raves about how "the great and exalted leader," by himself has saved us from certain doom brought on by only the GOP.Who do you respect when Obamacare ...

Marietta schools survey staff, students, parents

Local Columns

Hello Marietta!As our summer begins I am just finishing my first year in my new position at Marietta City Schools. It has been an incredible year with exciting developments! I could make a bulleted list of all of our accomplishments, some of which would be obvious and immediate, like the ...

Local drug court needed

Local Columns

Much has been written about the opioid epidemic in Ohio and the overpopulation of the correctional system by non-violent drug-related offenders. There is widespread acknowledgment that sentencing such offenders to prison causes overcrowding and is ineffective at preventing recidivism. Because ...

Don’t drink and drive on the water

Editorials

Drunken driving isn't just a danger on Ohio highways. Its waterways see too much drinking and driving - of boats.That's why the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is taking part in a National Dry Water campaign. It's an effort to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs while operating watercraft. ...

School officials need to address coach situation

Letters to the Editor

My name is Bert Goddard and I am writing in support of Coach Mark Duckworth, a man who I believe is teaching our children much more than basketball. I have some observations to share with all of you.I have never experienced an elected official that would not discuss an issue they were elected ...

Humane Society crisis: See how you can help

Editorials

In spring and summer, it's often inundated with puppies and kittens. But this week the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley also had more than 120 animals brought in after they had to be removed from inhumane conditions at their homes. The pets ranged from rats and gerbils to dogs and pigs.That's ...

We should remember Champ Joe Lewis

Letters to the Editor

You know, with the passing of heavyweight boxing champion Mohammad Ali, and all of the hours of news media coverage telling us how great a person he was, we old timers will also remember Joe Lewis who passed away with very little fanfare or news media coverage.Let me remind you that Joe Lewis ...

Access to information should not be restricted

Letters to the Editor

The last, best hope of a free and unfettered press, regardless of your persuasion, is the press.My jaw hit the counter last Wednesday when The Times editorialized restricting content on the internet. And the editorial used the communist Chinese as a how to.Really?H. Bradley BoleMarietta

Teens doing good work in area an inspiration

Editorials

For kids, summer is the time to enjoy pool parties, sleepovers, camping out and trips to the beach.But dozens of teens are taking a break from all of that to add some much needed muscle to a whole host of improvement projects throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.Today wraps up a four-day Mid-Ohio ...