Opinion

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 ...

Clinton’s emails head to court of public opinion

Local Columns

There's no more arguing about it. Hillary Clinton sent and received classified emails on her unsecure, home servers. She lied about it - many times. The stories may have changed, some qualifiers have been added from time to time, but the bottom line is that she placed her own personal political ...

Who gets access to cellphone secrets?

Editorials

Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. A court showdown was prevented when experts cracked Apple's encryption.But when the government wants to protect its software secrets, that's ...

Respect for Clinton endures in presidential race

Letters to the Editor

It is tough times in these "United" States. We argue about everything and compromise is a dirty word. Although our diversity is an asset, we don't seem to be able to cooperate and work together for the good of everyone. We are afraid of an "outside" enemy when we are our own worst enemy and yet ...

Hold all schools to acceptable standards

Editorials

Imagine reading that during a two-year period, 14 schools in Ohio were closed because they were not doing a good enough job for students. Shocking, right?Believe it. The numbers have been confirmed by state officials in a published report.Did we forget to mention these were and are charter ...

Words matter right now

Editorials

"I think we have got to learn to disagree without being violently disagreeable..." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said it best: Words matter at this time.Whether you're black, white, a police officer or a civilian, people's emotions are running the gamut from frustration ...

Reader takes issue with editorial cartoon in paper

Letters to the Editor

I'm sure the editorial staff of the Marietta Times has some level of input as to the content of this newspaper, including the political cartoons. With funerals underway for five dead officers in Dallas, Texas, your choice for Monday, July 11, is nothing but a cheap shot and an insult to all ...

Library a prize jewel of valley

Letters to the Editor

I have used the Washington County Public Library for the past 43 years. It is one of the most public service oriented organizations in our community. Staff over the years has been respectful, helpful and pleasant.Many go the extra mile to provide helpful services. This was especially true for ...

Continue to support W.Va. flood victims

Editorials

Some of the victims of widespread flooding in West Virginia late last month will never recover fully from the disaster. For those who lost loved ones, life can never be the same.Many lost everything they owned, including irreplaceable keepsakes. Many others lost all the necessities of life ...

Gun control debate in history

Local Columns

In days of yore, before the turn of the 21st century, it was a common practice in public schools for American history teachers to require their students to take turns reading sections of founding documents like the Declaration of Independence to better understand their significance for ...

Choosing to protect and serve

Editorials

The officers killed by a sniper at a demonstration in Dallas Thursday were killed while protecting those protesting against them. Those not injured had the bravery to remain at the scene while under attack and continue to do their jobs.In this time of strained relationships between the public ...

Library leadership needs to spend money wisely

Letters to the Editor

I was shocked when I read that the Washington County Library had purchased a building for half a million dollars. I'm wondering how I missed this discussion. Was there any public input? The half-million is just the price of entry. I'm sure there will have to be renovations of some kind, not to ...

Despite rain, July 4th parade a success

Letters to the Editor

AmVets Post 1788 would like to thank all -those who were a part of our annual Fourth of July parade! We want to make an open invitation to anyone or everyone who wants to be there next year and all the years to come. We may not be the biggest parade, but we are a community parade for the people ...

Alzheimer’s still robbing people of their lives

Editorials

Alzheimer's disease knows not from accomplishments. It claims the minds of those it affects and, eventually, it claims their lives.One of the best minds in basketball died recently with Pat Summitt, 64, who made the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers a powerhouse on a level that is tough ...

Clinton lax on protocol, state department a mess

Letters to the Editor

What has our country turned into? Hillary Clinton broke the law, lied to investigators, and gets a free pass. I urge every reader to ask themselves what would happen to them if they pulled that crap. Martha Stewart went to prison for it. Scooter Libby was convicted on four of the five counts ...

Welcome President Ruud; good luck at Marietta College

Editorials

Marietta College has been an essential part of the community for more than a century and it remains so today.It's not only one of the area's largest employers but it provides a center for arts and education for students and the community alike.That's why everyone should be paying attention to ...

Are Christians the threat or the threatened?

Letters to the Editor

A 2015 poll conducted by Clout Research, a national opinion research firm, asked "Which do you believe pose the greatest threat to America - Muslims or Christians?" Startling were the results! Forty-five percent of Democrats polled believe that Christians are a greater threat to America than ...