Opinion

Law enforcement risk lives, deserve support, respect

Letters to the Editor

I recently was told a story of a lady who was attacked by a group of people on the sidewalk. She was able to call 911 but could not talk since she was being beaten up by her attackers.This young woman was praying the law enforcement would arrive in time to save her life. She was badly bruised ...

Printing of political cartoon out of character for paper

Letters to the Editor

Many of us were shocked and saddened by a recent "cartoon" published in this paper that depicted a traffic stop by police and a call for a body bag. The message was loud and clear that you simply can't trust law enforcement officers. The actions of a few will now require payment by the many.I ...

High heat poses a danger, be prepared

Editorials

The sizzling summer of 2016 just got hotter. Highs are expected in the 90s this weekend and the heat index is likely to break 100 degrees.Please take care.Ohio health officials say high heat is nothing to overlook. Last year, Ohio reports nine people died from extreme heat. Those of special ...

Efforts to check charter school are not political

Editorials

Ohio's delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are, by and large, involved, intelligent, informed, influential people. They understand there are reasons enough to fight back against liberals in politics without worrying about bogeymen who do not exist.They are being asked ...

Trump’s treatment of Ohio, Kasich unfair

Letters to the Editor

Every Ohioan should be appalled by the treatment of the Ohio Republican delegates at their convention and disgusted by the disrespect shown our Governor by the Republican presidential nominee. At the convention, the entire Ohio delegation was seated way in the back of the arena and off in a ...

Nothing funny about political cartoon

Letters to the Editor

The newspaper should really consider what they print. I know that as reporters we have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press, however when you published the cartoon about the traffic stop it made the paper seem like they didn't care about what was going on. People find no ...

Frontier should resolve allegations

Editorials

The Frontier Local school district seems to be playing a game of hot potato.Two months after putting its superintendent on paid leave, the board has accepted his resignation and is searching for his replacement. They say an investigation that had begun into allegations against Superintendent ...

Cartoon blamed all officers for actions of few

Letters to the Editor

I do believe The Marietta Times should apologize to our local law enforcement for the disgusting picture in the newspaper dated Monday July 11, 2016. I was shocked to see this kind of general insinuation in our small community newspaper. This picture would be very disturbing printed in any ...

Police do much more good than a few do harm

Letters to the Editor

Ignorance, shortsightedness, and yes, even stupidity can often be forgiven or overlooked. However, when egregious insult is fueled by a distorted and highly prejudiced outlook, the situation takes on a different tenor.Someone in the hierarchy of the Marietta Times made the decision to publish ...

High school library upgrade a positive step

Editorials

While some schools in some states are trimming library hours and staffs, Fort Frye High School and the Fort Frye School district are to be commended for upgrading its high school library and bringing in more technology and resources to students.The library is being remodeled this summer and by ...

Hillary Clinton’s record makes her unqualified

Letters to the Editor

Our nation faces a very real and very serious problem these days with the widespread prevalence of drug overdoses. But we have an even more serious threat to the very existence of our once great nation, the insidious epidemic of Kool-aid overdosing. I cite as evidence a July 14th Letter to the ...

The world must work together to stop terror

Editorials

How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another question: Why are the major powers of the world not doing more to stop the evil movement?Not so long ...

Political cartoon unfair to police officers

Letters to the Editor

Wow. I cannot believe the Marietta Times thought it was a great cartoon picture on the Other Voices page, dated July 11, 2016.What a horrible insult to not only our law officers but also for the victims' families in these recent incidents.If it is proven that racism and hate was the reason for ...

Researching the B.Z. & C

Local Columns

aAcross the Muskingum River in Waterford, a rival standard gauge railroad was starting to take shape due to the efforts of Albert E. Boone, a Zanesville railroad promoter. On January 23, 1886, court action in Muskingum County led to the formation of the Zanesville and Ohio River Railway ...

State Dept. must answer for security, email lapses

Editorials

It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is doing it.As many a parent has had to explain to a teenager, the fact other people are engaging in ...

Newspaper was wrong to print editorial cartoon

Letters to the Editor

Your cartoon in the Monday, July 11, about police officers about to make a traffic stop was in very poor taste. These situations are very serious and should not be made lite of. The officers involved in these shootings are hurting inside just as much as the family and friends of the people ...

Editorial cartoon and the decision to print it upsetting

Letters to the Editor

I wanted to voice my disgust at the "comic" you chose to post in yesterday's issue of the Marietta Times. Your opportunity for publicity as a community paper has potential to promote acceptance and unify our community. You instead made the decision to feed into and stir the pot (for lack of a ...

Editorial cartoon only caused more harsh feelings

Letters to the Editor

I am disgusted beyond words to the political cartoon in the July 11, 2016 edition of the Marietta Times. With our nation trying to diffuse the stereo-typing going on between the cops and the people who want to scream racism, how could anyone at the Times or readers find this funny? The ...

Hillary off hook through Clinton criminality

Local Columns

On Tuesday, July 5, about 11 a.m. ET, Hillary Clinton was let off of the hook for her blatant criminal conduct surrounding her use of private email servers during her tenure as Secretary of State, refusing secure government servers with air-gaps which her servers did not have, and potentially ...

Police deserve our support

Editorials

A series of tragedies last week provoked raw emotion across the nation. The deaths of two men in encounters with law enforcement led to protests during which a sniper attack left five police officers dead.Both of the earlier episodes were caught on video and posted on the Internet, including ...