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Opinion

Only Favede will hold charter schools accountable

Letters to the Editor

Ohio’s for-profit charter school system costs taxpayers $1 billion annually, and it’s rife with waste, fraud, and abuse. The charter school system has been failing our kids and leaving them in educational limbo. Kids in Ohio’s online charter schools fall behind compared to fellow students ...

Hillary Clinton: Today’s choice.

Letters to the Editor

It’s been said that this election will be chosen by an electorate who will be selecting between the lesser of two evils. I am stating that I, however, am voting for a candidate, without reserve. I am voting for the candidate who has always stood with those who have no voice — the candidate ...

Support 911, senior levies on Nov. 8

Editorials

It may be the presidential race drawing the most attention but next Tuesday Washington County voters will also be casting a ballot on two very important issues. Both the levy to maintain and improve 911 service and the levy to consider senior services around the county are crucial, and we ...

Invest in Warren schools

Local Columns

My community is special. It is special because of the people who live here and the values we stand for. I grew up in Vincent and graduated from Warren High School. When I was in school my extracurricular was my passion. I played sports all seasons and can remember the way I felt when our ...

City is just extorting money for sewer project

Local Columns

I see the city is pursuing litigation against the county to force their dishonest sewer deal to go through. This whole sewer deal is about nothing but extorting money from the good people of Devola, Oak Grove and Reno. The current county commissioners have said that they are ready to pay the ...

Republicans have better record on energy

Letters to the Editor

The Democrats’ progressivism is only as good as it truly benefits our citizens. The old maxim “Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater” applies to the current efforts and progress for our energy independence with affordable energy for all. The Republican platform supports improving ...

Dempsey qualified to be the next county treasurer

Letters to the Editor

I am voting for Carolyn Dempsey for Washington County Treasurer for many reasons, but mostly because she is qualified, experienced, and hard working. Dempsey has the qualifications to be elected to the county treasurer’s office. She has spent the past seven years serving the residents of ...

Trump is not the candidate to represent America

Letters to the Editor

The word on the street is, that those of you, who support (Donald) Trump feel that he is speaking your language: He “tells it like it is.”... He has “rubbed elbows” with conspiracy theorists; with white supremacist groups and with people like David Duke ... Mr. Klu Klux Klan ... who ...

Thompson’s helpfulness appreciated by voter

Letters to the Editor

I chose to move to Harrison County because I knew it would be a wonderful place to retire. I didn’t anticipate that I’d be living (literally) in the middle of the shale gas boom, with its associated traffic, pipelines, noise, etc. We all have had to adjust accordingly, and while there have ...

Sarah Grace keeps her promises, commitments

Letters to the Editor

I’ve recently been made aware of claims that Sarah Grace is a questionable landlord who isn’t concerned with the health, safety, or welfare of her tenants. I have been a tenant of Grace Rentals for six years across four houses and five different roommates. At no point in my years of renting ...

Sarah Grace keeps her promises, commitments

Letters to the Editor

I’ve recently been made aware of claims that Sarah Grace is a questionable landlord who isn’t concerned with the health, safety, or welfare of her tenants. I have been a tenant of Grace Rentals for six years across four houses and five different roommates. At no point in my years of renting ...

Voters have told Warren BOE ‘no’ again and again

Letters to the Editor

Once again voting time is near and once again the Warren Board of Education is trying to get their levy passed. The voters have told the Warren BOE over and over and over again — no, but it is apparent the Warren BOE has no regard for the voters or the voting process. By continuing to place ...

Editorial on Al Gore’s presidential bid way off target

Letters to the Editor

The recent Times’ editorial attempting to equate Al Gore’s presidential election experience to Donald Trump’s refusal to agree to accept the results of the election misses the mark by a mile. Al Gore won the popular vote but lost in the Electorial College because of a razor thin vote ...

Thanks for support at recent football game

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to express our thanks and gratitude to the businesses and people for their help in honoring our 1959 undefeated football team last Friday night at Don Drumm stadium. I wish to thank Hall Financial Services, Peoples Bank, Smitty’s Pizza, Hadley Funeral Home, Apex True Value, ...

Vote ‘Yes’ for senior levy

Letters to the Editor

The Washington County Senior Services Levy provides funds for programs and services for the elderly of our county. The five year .85 mill levy is up for renewal. It is not a new tax. As a former Washington County Commissioner, I saw first hand the value and positive impact of the senior levy. ...

Portman’s fight against drugs must continue

Editorials

As the drug epidemic gripping Ohio continues, voters should consider Sen. Rob Portman’s work to battle illegal drugs in Ohio and his efforts to establish a foundation to improve treatment for those addicted to drugs as well. Marietta and Washington County certainly are not immune. We have ...

Avoid the Election Day rush, vote early

Letters to the Editor

Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 8, is fast approaching but you can avoid the last minute rush by voting early at the Washington County Board of Elections, 204 Davis Ave., Marietta. Davis Avenue is the street that goes up to Marietta High School. Halfway up the hill on the left is a large brick ...

Local schools, teachers are doing a good job

Letters to the Editor

The last round of testing results in the Times can only described by Yogi Berra’s quote, “It is deja vu all over again!” If anyone believes that our schools in Washington County are failing, they aren’t paying attention. I have worked in every school district in Washington County ...

City schools offering students career experiences

Local Columns

What does a child need in order to determine the career that they would like to pursue? Information and personal experience. Over the past several years, Marietta City Schools has developed multiple ways to provide information and increase personal career experiences for students with the ...

Vote to keep Clinton in check

Editorials

As eager for change in the White House as many Ohioans are, some may not plan to support Donald Trump for president. But Hillary Clinton, the other major candidate on the ballot, is no alternative. Voting for her is out of the question. There is something those who worry about her but do ...