Opinion

Trump v. Clinton:  A false equivalence

Letters to the Editor

During the presidential campaign there has been a tendency in the mass media to portray the two major candidates as somehow equivalent in fitness for office and trustworthiness. If something unfavorable is reported about Donald Trump, there seems to be an obligation to report something equally ...

A stronger community through new facilities

Local Columns

The Warren Local School District is MY home. I will be enthusiastically supporting the new bond measure, and I hope you will join me. Born and raised in Warren Twp. I attended Warren Elementary from kindergarten to when I was promoted, following my 8th grade year, to the high school. In fact, I ...

Feds should come to aid of retired coal miners

Editorials

Unless Congress does the right thing, Christmas will be bleak in the coalfields of West Virginia, Ohio and other states. That is because without a federal bailout, pension and health care benefits for about 120,000 retired miners and their families will run out of money by Dec. 31. About ...

Protect yourself this flu season

Editorials

It’s flu season and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone get a flu shot to protect themselves and others from a potentially life-threatening illness. The issue is that a flu virus can lead to other complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, meningitis, ...

Marietta half marathon a success for city

Letters to the Editor

A week ago, we made history by presenting the first ever Marietta McDonald’s Half Marathon event. I personally want to thank the residents of our town for having patience as we took a few hours on Saturday morning to conduct our half marathon, bike race, 5K and 1 mile dash. We, together, are ...

Thompson working for local voters in our region

Letters to the Editor

Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nicki Gordon-Coy, and I find that there are many out there who see the world as I do. I find it hard to identify who I am, politically. There are certain descriptors that are easy to proclaim: I know I am a Christian. Also, I am an educator, a ...

Tabby’s Clothesline a good deed done well

Editorials

A club dedicated to making Marietta High School a better place is working hard in accomplishing that goal with Tabby’s Clothesline. Found inside from the floor up in this closet are supplies ranging from hygienic needs like deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes to actual clothing ...

Who are we really? Today Christians are different

Letters to the Editor

The word Christian doesn’t mean what it used to. It used to mean “One who lives in or according to the example and teaching of Jesus.” I do not care what party you are associated with and I do not care what office they are running for. Anyone can call themselves a Christian, but that ...

America’s champion of lying does it again

Letters to the Editor

The liar has lied again. She insults and tries to cheapen the name of God in her lies. “Protecting all of God’s children is America’s calling.” is her latest untruth, and uncaring story. The leader of the democrat, socialist, progressive party was on a trip to North Carolina, trying ...

National security still vulnerable

Editorials

When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure. Members of Congress demanded and President Barack Obama’s administration pledged to seal up ...

Tammy Bates deserves support Election Day

Letters to the Editor

Listen up Washington County voters ... you now have a candidate for Washington County treasurer who will not need on-the-job training because she already has four years working service time in the Washington County Treasurer's Office. She will be a working treasurer, bring new updates for the ...

Strickland plan is best for middle class families

Letters to the Editor

I have been doing some research on policy differences between Senator Rob Portman and Ted Strickland. I can tell you that Strickland is proposing a $1,000 middle-class tax break for joint filers with incomes up to $150,000 a year, and a $500 tax break for individual filers making up to $75,000 ...

Gentile has fought for workers, veterans

Letters to the Editor

Lou Gentile has the backs of families who live and work in Southeastern and Eastern Ohio. He has urged out-of-state oil and gas companies to hire local workers, and has fought really hard for mine safety. Veterans have found a friend in the Ohio Senate since Lou Gentile has worked on bills ...

Kerenyi’s traits as a Marine prepare him for judge

Letters to the Editor

To the good folks of Washington County, I’m writing to share my experience with you about an honorable man running for Common Pleas Court judge in November. Mark Kerenyi is such a man. Kerenyi and I served in the Marine Corps together as a Scout Sniper team before and during Operation Desert ...

Growing blight has Marietta at tipping point

Local Columns

More than 70 Marietta residents appeared before Marietta City Council Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee Thursday, many obviously concerned about our beautiful, historic city’s extensive blight and lack of any meaningful code enforcement . The Marietta Property Maintenance ...

Halloween isn’t a fun holiday for everyone

Letters to the Editor

Although this area was settled largely by Protestants, fleeing England to escape religious persecution, I wonder if many of their descendants ever think of the Reformation or Martin Luther—without the King attachment?  The great reformer, Martin Luther, translated the Bible from Latin into ...

Voters in rural Ohio are key

Local Columns

Ohio’s 74,400 farms and numerous small towns are at the heart of what makes America great. They are also in a position to decide the winner of the presidential election in November. Our next president needs to focus the nation on the more than 46 million people who live in rural America to ...

Sparing Ohio businesses from paying millions in debt

Local Columns

The recession was a difficult time for Ohioans and their families, forcing many to turn to Ohio’s unemployment compensation system when they found themselves faced with that unexpected layoff. Our unemployment compensation system is there for exactly those unfortunate occasions, and it works ...

Small banks shouldn’t suffer for big banks’ misdeeds

Editorials

Some community bankers — the people we deal with for car loans, mortgages, checking accounts and any number of other financial services — worry the Wells Fargo scandal may give Washington another excuse. Indeed, what happened at Wells Fargo was enormous in scope and disturbing in sheer ...

Trump has failed to help others in life

Letters to the Editor

A parade of failed businesses, four bankruptcies, unpaid workers, a University that makes empty promises and takes money from veterans and other students, this is Donald Trump. Have you heard of Trump Airlines or Trump Vodka? These are just a few examples of the failed projects from a man who ...