Opinion

Dempsey sets goals and achieves them

Letters to the Editor

My name is Carol Thomson and I would like tell you about my friend, Carolyn Dempsey. Dempsey and I met over 30 years ago and we raised our families together. From Barbies to boyfriends to grandchildren, we have shared a lot. I thought highly of Dempsey but even I was surprised when she bought ...

Dempsey’s time as trustee good training

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 8, we will be going to the polls to choose a new Washington County Treasurer. I feel this is a very important position and my choice is Carolyn Dempsey. She has worked with the public for over six years as a township trustee. Township trustees are considered the closest form of ...

Trump deserves vote on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

Some people actually believe that Hillary Clinton tells the truth. After all the lies she has been caught telling — God help us. Good men lost their lives in Benghazi because of her dishonesty and treasonous acts. She is heartless and will dissolve this country into chaos. People — what ...

Clinton, her actions, are deplorable

Letters to the Editor

For those that think Hillary (Clinton) is the best choice in this election based on: Strength and stamina — yes, she has been under investigation since her days in Arkansas and for good reason — she has lied repeatedly under oath to the Congress of the United States, the FBI, the U.S. ...

Dempsey has knowledge for job

Letters to the Editor

I say why not Carolyn Dempsey! Ask yourself the same question! (Dorothy) Peppel has been in this position for years and has done an excellent job, and I wish her the best in her retirement! Moving forward, I personally do not know (Tammy) Bates but understand that she has some knowledge of that ...

Show flag respect during anthem, pledge

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in regard to people everywhere in public functions not giving our American flag honors! On more than one occasion, sports, parades, meetings and etc., I have seen no respect for the American flag being waved in front of them, or the pledge to the flag or hand over heart, hats ...

Thompson good for business

Editorials

Andy Thompson is familiar with the ins and outs of running a business. He is publisher of Bird Watcher’s Digest, a Marietta-based business owned and operated by Thompson’s family for decades. It’s that experience that makes him a good advocate for businesses in Ohio and specifically the ...

Favede has experience, a breath of fresh air

Letters to the Editor

In my opinion Ginny Favede is the best candidate to represent the 95th District in Ohio. She is a proven leader successfully completing two terms as a councilwoman, and is currently in her second term as Belmont County Commissioner. She is recognized around the state and nation as a leader on ...

Vote for Clinton will protect Supreme Court, more

Letters to the Editor

I will happily vote for Hillary Clinton in November. As president she will safeguard the Supreme Court, work to protect the rights of women, LGBT Americans, religious minorities and the multicultural web of this great nation (Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, etc. and the ...

Marietta gas prices higher than others in state

Letters to the Editor

I just came back from Canton. While I was there, I paid $1.73 a gallon for gas. Why are the gas prices in Marietta always higher than any where else in the state? I know in most tourist towns, they have higher prices than in other towns. I feel that if you can buy gas in another place, instead ...

Mailer has no place in a campaign

Letters to the Editor

Andy Thompson went overboard with his desperate campaign. His mailer suggested because Ginny Favede was at a conference in Columbus, that she was negligent for missing an emergency meeting to place an employee on administrative leave, when that employee was accused of raping a child. The ...

Voters should question records on climate change

Letters to the Editor

As we near Nov. 8, we need to be knowledgeable about the record of our candidates on an issue that will affect all citizens of our country which is climate change. On Wednesday, the Parkersburg paper stated that Rob Portman deserves to be elected. If the ordinary citizen looks at his record ...

Russian hacking is the only rigging going on

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump claims the election is rigged. If he loses he blames NBC, the polls, the many women accusing him of sexual assault, and the media. Trump may have a point about outside influences, but he is wrong about the source. The real culprit is the Russian hackers trying to influence the U.S. ...

Sarah Grace’s answer on pledge backed by law

Letters to the Editor

Why, oh, why did Sarah Grace’s opponent’s political party send out a dark, ugly, misleading, and “Godless” political mailing? I’m talking about the dark grey advertisement claiming, falsely, that she wants to remove God from our laws, our oaths, and our values. Not true! When ...

Decision on Election Day impacts the future

Letters to the Editor

I am compelled to write this letter. I do not have tunnel vision. I watch all the news stations and read various magazines. This article is for those who are undecided and have an open mind about the upcoming election. It seems a lot of people vote as their parents did without checking facts. ...

New city code goes too far

Local Columns

I spent an entire afternoon reading the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with special attention to how such a code would affect Marietta residents. Of course there is room for improvement in how our city handles abandoned, blighted and neglected properties. Our mayor vetoed ...

Midnight is fast approaching; Anyone but Hillary on Nov. 8

Local Columns

A few years ago, I wrote an article entitled “Wake up America.” Evidently not enough people were paying attention. According to Hillary Clinton, I am included in the basket of deplorables even though I am a college graduate, master’s plus, a member of Phi Delta Kappa. In my opinion ...

Johnson has the edge in 6th District

Editorials

As he concludes his third term in Washington, Bill Johnson’s experience gives him the edge in the race to represent the 6th Congressional District. Johnson is a member of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee that plays a key role in developing energy, health care and ...

Trump is crude, but best bet

Local Columns

Socialism, Marxism, Communism, Liberalism and Progressivism. What do they have in common? They all avow to be the only saviors of the masses, that they swear are oppressed by the evil capitalists. As the George Carlin line went, “Workers of the world, unite.” Have you noticed that in ...

Vote for Hillary Clinton on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

Undecided? Leaning toward a third party or (Donald) Trump? Vote for Hillary Clinton, despite the FBI’s ongoing investigation of her emails (without any indictment). If Trump became our commander in chief he would endanger our national security instead of protecting it, as conservative ...