Opinion

It’s time to come together

Editorials

Throughout the nation, approximately half of the people who had hoped to be elected to public office on Tuesday have been disappointed. So have their supporters. The aftermath of any election calls for a period of reconciliation. By their very nature, political campaigns aggravate the ...

U.S. setting an example at its own peril

Letters to the Editor

I am commenting on the article that appears on your website at: http://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion/editorials/2016/09/coal-families-deserve-help-from-d-c/ After reading about federal rules tying coal miners’ pensions to coal production while other federal regs sharply restrict the ...

Veterans Day 2016 and service before self

Local Columns

All gave some, some gave all. A truth we as veterans know above all others as it remains with us for a lifetime. Service before self, three words that define every person who has ever worn the uniform of our great nation. Each of us have sacrificed in some way, and I want to thank you, from ...

Local college students work on community garden

Letters to the Editor

Students from Marietta College and Washington State Community College came together on Saturday, Oct. 22, to prepare the Harvest of Hope Hart Street Community Garden for the winter. Together they created a new roof on the garden shed, built a wheelchair accessible raised bed, put together a new ...

City saved the armory but at what cost?

Letters to the Editor

First off, let me say, I have never been in favor of saving the armory. From day one that it became a talked about possibility of saving it and doing something with it, I felt that the best thing would be to tear it down and do something else, perhaps a downtown riverfront park. It seems to ...

Political signs are eyesores

Editorials

Let us hope the energy displayed by candidates for office and their supporters in placing the thousands of campaign signs that litter our area is matched by their speed in removing them. It has been impossible for weeks to travel anywhere without having one’s eyes assaulted by placards ...

Vote for Trump on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

It is incomprehensible to me that anyone with an ounce of intelligence, not to mention common sense, could favor Hillary Clinton to become the next president of our beloved country. Thanks to her “friends,” who presently occupy the White House, the Constitution is totally ignored and the ...

The Republican Congress has done nothing; vote for Trump

Letters to the Editor

I’m with you, this has been one of the worst elections for president of this great nation in years. I feel an urgent need to put these words on paper. As I have heard so many of my friends and family say they just don’t think they will vote or will vote independent. I’m telling you that ...

Cuba must be fair in normalizing US relations

Editorials

Both Americans and Cubans would benefit from normalization of relations between our two countries, President Barack Obama vowed two years ago. Then, despite concerns expressed by many Democrats and Republicans in Congress, Obama proceeded to lift many of the diplomatic, economic and social ...

Support Warren school levy, support community

Letters to the Editor

When Warren High School opened 56 years ago many students, myself and eight brothers and sisters included, were afforded the opportunity to get a good education in great facilities for years to come. We now have the opportunity to renew community support for our schools. In recent years many ...

Misguided praise ignores some facts

Letters to the Editor

The Little Hocking person needs to remember one very important lesson, we’d all hoped she received early in life, and that is to tell the truth. Clinton is the great role model for girls and women, if they want to learn to lie, deceive, break the law, and cozy up to foreign countries whose ...

Clinton has made mistake after mistake

Letters to the Editor

Hillary Clinton’s crimes, when fully chronicled, will fill many volumes. Paragon of feminism? In truth, she has used and abused women and girls to serve her own greed and lust for power. Remember the 12-year-old rape victim she savaged in court, her smearing the victims of her sexual predator ...

David White has earned support for commissioner

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in support of David White for county commissioner. Commissioner White has a long history of working to keep government small and do right by the people of this area. He went toe to toe with the Washington County judges when they wanted to implement policies that would put our ...

Sarah Grace should not be trusted to be state rep.

Letters to the Editor

It is always frustrating to hear about scandals in the news. Usually, scandals are easy to ignore, but in this case, in a scandal that hits so close to home, it is hard to look away. When I read about Sarah Grace’s history as treasurer of the East Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, I ...

Can you afford the politics of deceit?

Letters to the Editor

The big lie of this presidential campaign sits in the background, told time and time again, unnoticed and unanswered. “My economic plan is the largest tax cut since Ronald Reagan,” Donald Trump declared, “Reagan’s plan worked.” Ronald Reagan did give the rich the biggest tax cut in ...

Voters can count on Favede to do her job if elected

Letters to the Editor

When I think about the election, and who will have my back and address my concerns, I know I can count on Commissioner Ginny Favede when she becomes our next state representative. There has been a lot of talk lately from Andy Thompson’s camp trying to criticize Favede’s attendance ...

Get out and vote Tuesday

Editorials

The days leading up to Tuesday’s Election Day seemed far away for many during the primary season — Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, etc. Well, look at your calendar now! Starting at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday it’s Election Day. That means it’s your turn to make your choice unless you ...

Blaming Democrats invites gridlock

Letters to the Editor

I disagree with your Oct. 31 opinion piece, “Vote to keep Clinton in check.” That will just result in more of the same — gridlock between the president and Congress where nothing gets done. What would happen if everyone worked together for a “change?” What about a return to civility, ...

Know what the Republicans stand for

Letters to the Editor

Going to vote Republican? You need to think again. Are you aware that the Republican Party is nothing more than a political arm of the corporate elites and has been for decades? Virtually all Republicans in power are, behind the scenes, agents of large corporations. They want to win ...

Remembering the not-so-secret secrets

Letters to the Editor

The not-so-secret secrets; those are the ones so obvious that we take them for granted and eventually forget. Once forgotten they become secrets. I was 10 years old on a November day watching the grainy black and white TV. It was the day after President Kennedy was assassinated. I wanted to ...