Opinion

Kerenyi deserves voter support on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

I would like to ask my fellow Washington County residents to vote for my friend, Mark Kerenyi, for Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge on November 8. I have gotten to know Kerenyi’s character as he has worked in and around the Courthouse for the past 20 years. First as an attorney in ...

Appointments to U.S. Supreme Court important

Letters to the Editor

Benjamin Franklin said the framers of the Constitution had given us “A republic, if you can keep it.” It has been each generation’s obligation and duty to preserve the United States Constitution. If you agree that our country is faltering; that we remain free and strong as well as ...

Stand up and say ‘no’ to Trump come Election Day

Letters to the Editor

The power of our First Lady’s speech yesterday was so moving it brought me to tears; what an excellent role model she is for America’s women and girls. For the past eight years she has had to endure being constantly demonized and ridiculed, yet she has kept her balance and consistently ...

Trump is leading a team of high moral character

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump has put forth an agenda of growth, opportunity, and security. He proposes tax reform to radically simplify and cut taxes and oppressive regulation on working families and small businesses. This makes it easier to hire, invest, grow and compete in the global economy. He’ll ...

Fellow commissioners endorse David White

Letters to the Editor

We are choosing to go on record as endorsing the re-election of David White for Washington County commissioner. White has devoted himself effectively in the position of county commissioner throughout this last term. White has worked for the taxpayers to try to balance the county budget over the ...

Give PAWS program a chance to succeed

Editorials

Educators have come up with new twist to reward good behavior and we hope everyone gives the PAWS program half a chance to succeed. PAWS is a new program being introduced in a lot of schools in the area to reward good behavior rather than focusing on the not-so-good. The whole idea behind ...

Habitat helping Mid-Ohio families

Editorials

Congratulations to the Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat for Humanity, which recently completed its first home since the Wood and Washington County chapters of Habitat merged. Located outside of Belpre on Braun Road, this is the 94th home finished in Wood/Washington counties. The two chapters merged ...

Make sure to dispose of prescriptions carefully

Letters to the Editor

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 22, 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 ...

Support first woman president on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

The number of Republicans that are backing Secretary Clinton is astounding. And the number of Republican politicians that have been trashed by Mr. Trump but are still supporting him is also astounding. A lot of Republicans aren’t happy with Mr. Trump but he is running as a Republican and that ...

Kerr deserves support for commissioner

Letters to the Editor

I support Donn Kerr for Washington County Commissioner after hearing him speak in a rather matter-of-fact way about the sewer issue that is dividing our county. His position is that there is a contract. It needs to be honored. We need to come together and get this sewer thing done. The longer ...

Cross-Strait Relations at danger zone

Local Columns

Oct. 10 marked the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of China (ROC). As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the ROC government lost control of mainland China and fled to Taiwan in 1949. Today, most states across the world do not have diplomatic ties with Taiwan and the ...

Screenings, knowledge best tools to fight cancer

Editorials

While pink seems to be the color of October with the observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the stark reality is one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Yes, breast cancer remains a killer of women, but, as always, early detection and treatment remain ...

Community support made EVE auction a success

Letters to the Editor

Once again, our community has shown it cares. The 34th Annual EVE Benefit Auction was a great success - over $31,000 was raised - all because of the wonderful support we received from the community, local businesses and the many individuals who attended, bid for items and had fun at the event. ...

Proposal on armory space worth pursuing

Editorials

We think a proposal heard this week by Marietta City Council about the addition of an entrepreneurial education center at the armory is a win-win-win. It would help satisfy grant funding requirements, would provide a little rental income to the city and provide a real service to the ...

Gentile walks the walk for his constituents

Letters to the Editor

I am an active UMWA coal miner. On September 8, 2016, myself and thousands of other UMWA coal miners, other unions and supporters, boarded busses to Washington, DC, and tell Congress to pass the Miners Protection Act. When we arrived to St. Clairsville, Ohio at 2 a.m., we were very happy to ...

Strickland will make a wonderful senator

Letters to the Editor

I first met Ted at a friend’s house when he was running for state office. I was extremely impressed with his concern for the people in our area. He is running for the US Senate in Ohio and he will be a wonderful senator for us. Ted is the son of a steelworker. He was born and raised right ...

Andy Thompson one of the few good guys

Letters to the Editor

I have been so disappointed in so many politicians that I sometimes wonder why I bother to vote. Then I remember that there are some good guys out there, and I realize that staying involved is, after all, imperative. One of the best men I know is our state representative Andy Thompson. ...

Please support senior levy renewal on Election Day

Letters to the Editor

We are writing this letter in support of the Washington County Senior Services levy. We think it important to remind voters that the Senior Center provides important help to lots of people in the county. That includes medical transport for seniors who do not have family or friends to provide ...

Increase parking to increase jobs downtown

Local Columns

The #1 growth inhibitor to our downtown is that there are no parking spots for professional jobs. We need a large increase in downtown parking to support an additional 1,500 jobs; 1,500 new jobs averaging $30,000/year would bring in $765,000 of new income tax for the City. An 800 spot parking ...

Voters should support local senior levy Election Day

Letters to the Editor

With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, chances are that most Washington County voters are senior citizens themselves or have parents or grandparents who are aging. Certainly, the quality of life issues that concern seniors impact the lives of their younger family members as well. ...