Opinion

Dispose of medication responsibly

Letters to the Editor

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday April 28, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to dispose of unused, expired and/or unwanted medication. There are several disposal sites and meds can be dropped off anonymously, no questions asked. You do not have to remove labels from bottles and we ...

Thanks to those who backed solar panels

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the Green Sanctuary Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta would like to thank those of you who have supported our Solar Panel Project and attended the Sundance Hoedown on April 21. Your contributions will be used to help continue our effort to ...

Vote Madden for District Court judge

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in support of Kathleen Madden for Judge of Ohio’s Fourth District Court of Appeals. The 4th District Court of Appeals encompasses 14 counties. As a former Washington County resident, now residing in Ross County, I wanted to share my enthusiasm for Madden. A Ross County ...

Answers needed in airplane malfunction

Editorials

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed making ultrasonic inspections of the fan blades in Boeing 737 aircraft engines mandatory. The agency never issued a final decision, however. The engine’s manufacturer had recommended such inspections be conducted within a year. Last ...

Vote for Lange to represent 6th District

Letters to the Editor

The 6th Congressional District was deviously designed by party bosses to be a GOP fortress, and its hard working residents have suffered the painful consequences through eight long years of disastrous misrepresentation by the imported incumbent. The pain in this gerrymandered district needs to ...

Time to mow, but be careful

Editorials

Spring is here and snow flurries and chilly breezes are in the past. Believe it or not, lawns are growing and growing. Time to fire up the mowers before the lawn gets away from you. We hope everything goes well in starting your mower, either riding or the push style. Some mowing tips off ...

Hess impresses in race for Court of Appeals

Letters to the Editor

This time of year is always entertaining in local politics. We meet countless candidates and representatives of candidates as they travel the state meeting with local party leaders, elected officials, party volunteers and the public. I have had the opportunity to meet with Mike Hess who is ...

Young voter impressed by court candidate

Letters to the Editor

As a young person interested in both politics and law, I wanted to learn more about the overall structure of the legal system in Ohio. While looking into it, I became more aware of the fact that Ohio has a mid-level Court of Appeals. This court is a second set of eyes that ensures that ...

Always genuine, Bush will be missed

Editorials

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady. She felt like the first grandmother to many. A private funeral was scheduled for today. Bush died Tuesday at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the ...

Vote for Ritter for county commissioner

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Ritter is a sterling statesman and a first-rate friend. If you know anything about him, you know he’s the obvious choice for Washington County Commissioner. However if you don’t know him yet, pay attention. You don’t want to miss this. Our county needs him. Vote Ritter on May ...

Support Mike Hess for Court of Appeals

Letters to the Editor

As Primary Election Day approaches, I wanted to offer my perspective on a race that does not grab many headlines, but is crucial in our judicial system. Republicans in 14 southern Ohio counties, including Washington, will nominate a candidate to the 4th District Court of Appeals. The Court ...

Milleson has experience to lead the 95th

Local Columns

We are lucky to live in a day and age where individuals are able to voice their unique opinions and concerns on social, economic, and political issues through print and digital news media outlets, social media applications, and other public fora. These avenues should make Americans of all walks ...

State is making another grab at local control

Letters to the Editor

As far back as 1912, Ohio established rules to allow cities and municipalities to make laws in accordance with the powers of local self -government , also known as Home Rule. In 1958, this was further clarified to say that if what the city was deciding on, they could enforce an ordinance if ...

Vote Halliday for common pleas judge

Letters to the Editor

It is my immense pleasure to endorse John M. Halliday for the position of Washington County Common Pleas Judge. I have known Halliday all of my life while living in this great town of Marietta. This morning was another testament as to why I believe in Halliday. At the annual “Walk to ...

oters should choose Ritter commissioner

Letters to the Editor

Vision, priorities and principles: these we must demand of our county commissioners. Ideally, a commissioner is an astute manager of a budget approaching $25 million, effective representative of 60+ thousand county residents and competent administrator of the radically diverse activities of ...

We must do more to help kids who need it

Editorials

Are we doing enough to identify children coping with emotional upheavals before they harm themselves and others? Obviously not. On Monday, an 8-year-old student took a knife to school in Sauk Rapids, Minn. He slashed three other children before an adult disarmed him. All three victims ...

Amendments put food safety in jeopardy

Letters to the Editor

If you are in the USA and eat food your safety is under attack. Sneaky amendments to the 2018 Farm Bill introduced by kooky Republican Representative Steve King are absurd dangers. These amendments (called HR 4879/3599 or the King Amendments) would eliminate state and local laws concerning ...

Voters should write-in Livengood for auditor

Letters to the Editor

I have been a practicing attorney in Washington County for over 35 years, during which time I have had almost daily contact with the Washington County Auditor’s Office. During that time, I have always found the auditor’s employees to be friendly, courteous and very competent and ...

Voters should say yes to children’s services levy

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to ask the residents of Washington County to read and listen carefully to the information being distributed by our Children’s Services Board about the critical need for a Foster Care Placement Levy. Children’s Services has always worked to keep children in their own homes ...

Vote for Ritter on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

It is very fortunate for the citizens of Washington County that a candidate of Kevin Ritter’s stature is seeking election as county commissioner. Ritter possesses a wealth of experience as both an educator and as an independent businessman. In addition, he is blessed with a double dose of ...