Opinion

Looks like OSU has a lot to explain

Editorials

Ohio State University’s investigation of a sports doctor alleged to have sexually abused athletes at several institutions of higher learning has turned over a commendable number of stones. What has come creeping out from under some of them is disturbing. Scores of people, including former ...

Tougher approach to fighting toxic algae

Editorials

Gov. John Kasich likely didn't make many new friends in the ag community when he signed an executive order this week that could eventually lead to increased regulations on fertilizer. But in calling for certain northwestern Ohio rivers and creeks, including Blanchard River and Eagle Creek, to ...

Communities need protection that ORSANCO gives

Letters to the Editor

It is no secret that the Ohio River is far from being clean. This drinking water source for more than 5 million people has been named the most polluted river in the USA for the past seven years. In 2014, more than 24 million pounds of industrial wastes and chemicals were dumped into the Ohio ...

Tougher approach to fighting toxic algae

Editorials

Gov. John Kasich likely didn't make many new friends in the ag community when he signed an executive order this week that could eventually lead to increased regulations on fertilizer. But in calling for certain northwestern Ohio rivers and creeks, including Blanchard River and Eagle Creek, to ...

Listen, react later on judge decision

Editorials

Reading tea leaves is a sport in Washington that surfaces every time a justice nominee is picked for the Supreme Court. The sport of setting fire to the tea leaves is something on display heavily during the Trump administration, but not unheard of, even in recent history. One needs only to ...

Together we can go so far

Local Columns

Our community has complex issues. Issues that cannot be solved by one individual organization, but can be addressed by a collective joining of organizations working together to achieve a common goal. Complex issues require complex solutions. As one of United Way’s strategic values, ...

New DEA rules give states more power in drug fight

Editorials

For many years, drug companies pumped opioid pain pills into West Virginia at an incredible rate. To cite just one of several horror stories, during a decade-long period, 20.8 million of the pills were sent to two pharmacies in Williamson, which has a population of only about 2,900 people. No ...

Without pollinators, we wouldn’t exist

Letters to the Editor

What exactly is a pollinator, you may ask? A pollinator is anything that carries pollen from one part of the flower to another, the stamen to the stigma to be exact. This must occur in order for fertilization to take place and fruits, seeds, or young plants to be produced. This process is ...

Approved grants strengthen summer activities

Local Columns

The Marietta Community Foundation’s first grant cycle awarded 18 grants to area nonprofit initiatives that ranged from beautification efforts to emergency discretionary funds for domestic violence survivors. As the Foundation receives more applications each cycle, they see the diversity of ...

Riverfront Roar appreciates community support

Letters to the Editor

This year marked the 18th annual Marietta Riverfront Roar. Many people work hard throughout the year to make race weekend a fun and enjoyable event for the community. On behalf of the Committee and the Board of Directors I want to take the opportunity to thank those organizations who work ...

Writer agrees that TV is riddled with violence

Letters to the Editor

In the June 13 edition of the Marietta Times, there appeared a letter regarding gun violence on TV and wondering if other people felt the same. I want the writer to know that I agree with her 100 percent. TV, video games and movies, they are all very violent. Scene after scene of people ...

Stay safe and protect others on roadways

Editorials

Move over or go slower. OK, that lacks the catchiness of “drive sober or get pulled over,” but the rhyming structure is similar. And, like seat belt use, Ohio law requires drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching a vehicle with flashing lights parked along the roadway. ...

There will be a cost to joining drug suit

Letters to the Editor

Marietta seems poised to join Washington County and hundreds of other local and state governments in filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers and distributors. Presumably the lawsuit would allege specific suppliers have caused Marietta to incur additional expenses in ...

Reader thinks Connie Schultz is a hypocrite

Letters to the Editor

Syndicated columnist Connie Schultz has, for years, consistently espoused the mantra, (of which I am in basic agreement), that everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or sexual orientation, should be treated equally, with civility and respect. What a ...

Immigrants and a new America

Letters to the Editor

The tragedy on our southern border represents the worst and the best of America. The Trump administration, in a clumsy attempt to coerce money for the president’s wall, has created a humanitarian crisis that brings us uncomfortably close to the behavior of countries we have long condemned. ...

Sad to see Hilltop Raceway close

Letters to the Editor

My uncle raced there years ago. It will be missed. Thank you Hilltop Raceway for all of the years you have given us. My other uncle made and opened a go-cart track I remember every Sunday afternoon we had races. That was something I always wanted to do, to have a go-cart track, to ...

Appreciate miracles when they happen

Editorials

Good news this week started in Thailand, where international rescuers pulled off the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave. But it doesn’t stop there. We had a miracle right here in the United States, too. A clearly disturbed man told Montana authorities ...

Tax reform did little to help the debt situation

Letters to the Editor

In response to the Viewpoint column by Diane Dimond published in the Marietta Times on July 6: While I agree that Congress throws a lot of good money out the window, Dimond must have conveniently forgotten the recent republican-passed “tax reform” that “reformed” over 95 percent of ...

Support of Baby Bash appreciated

Letters to the Editor

Washington County Family & Children First’s Help Me Grow Program would like to thank all those who made our first Community Baby Bash a huge success. Thank you to the following vendors for their participation and donation of door prizes: OSU Extension; Hopewell Health Center; Mamaology; ...