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Reader awaiting response to phone books

August 16, 2014 In response to a recent letter writer regarding phone book litter, I applaud him for his effort and concern. more »»

Support Daniels, FitzGerald in November

August 16, 2014 The last time I stopped at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to visit Andy Thompson (R) on behalf of the upper Ohio Valley (AFL-CIO) Central Labor Council, which I am a member of, we both had a talk... more »»

Williams will be missed by many

August 16, 2014 Robin Williams, I will always miss you. I have had depression for years, but when I saw you on the Johnny Carson Show or in a movie, you made my day bright and happy. more »»

Understand Common Core before criticizing

August 15, 2014 The more I read responses to my previous letter addressing my concerns with Andy Thompson’s attack on Common Core, the more I realize how little the public actually knows about Common Core State... more »»

Drug offenders should see more jail time

August 14, 2014 I find the recent news articles show relatively short prison sentences for selling or distributing illegal drugs very disturbing. There are some who think we should legalize certain drugs. more »»

Thanks to politician, candidates for support of coal

August 14, 2014 I am writing this letter to express my appreciation to Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland and Charlie Daniels, Democrat Candidate for Ohio House of Representatives for our 95th District. more »»

Oak Grove social a big success thanks to many

August 14, 2014 The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Ice Cream Social was held Saturday, Aug. 2. It was a complete success. more »»

Several things Thompson has failed to do for miners

August 11, 2014 I would like to address a recent letter supporting Andy Thompson. The writer states no one has stood up for coal more than Thompson, but fails to mention anything he has done. more »»

Republicans in Congress behind post office change

August 9, 2014 I write in reference to the July 29 front-page article concerning the local downsizing of the post office. How like the Marietta Times to leave out the most important part of the story. more »»

Congress: Let’s work to protect all eligible voters

August 9, 2014 This August, our nation honors the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the historic civil rights legislation crafted to protect against discrimination in votin. more »»

Thanks to those who supported Sweet Corn Festival

August 9, 2014 The 7th annual Marietta Sweet Corn Festival proved to be the most successful in history. more »»

Writer’s view on the world is unique, off base

August 8, 2014 After reading a letter to the editor, I am dismayed by the naive views of Marietta City Councilman Roger Kalter. more »»

Candidate never supported Affordable Care Act

August 8, 2014 In a letter published over the weekend, the writer was badly misinformed on Congressional candidate Jennifer Garrison’s views of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). more »»

Paying taxes our civic duty, among others

August 7, 2014 What is patriotism? I believe one of the purposes of government (we the people) is to make the laws and carry them out to benefit all of our citizens. more »»

Support of L-A fire dept. greatly appreciated

August 7, 2014 The L-A Fire and Rescue social held on July 19 was a success. The support we receive not only at the social but also throughout the year is appreciated. more »»

The fact is, there is no 'war on coal'

August 6, 2014 In its editorial of Aug. 1, the Marietta Times resorted to the familiar shibboleth, “war on coal,” a phrase which distinguishes the apologists and supporters of the coal industr. more »»

Paying for meal was a wonderful gesture

August 6, 2014 I wanted to write to thank someone for a kind act. My husband and I were going through the drive through at Chick-Fil-A in Vienna on July 31 and the person in front of us paid for our meal. more »»

Have we forgotten that we’re all immigrants?

August 5, 2014 We live in the richest country in the history of the world. There are millions of people around the planet displaced by wars and violent upheaval. more »»

Writer testifies before the EPA in Pittsburgh

August 4, 2014 All pain and no gain. It doesn’t sound like much fun. But that’s what we’re in for with the newest proposal out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA. more »»

Policies of Democrats mentioned in letter drove Ormet out of business

August 4, 2014 I just finished reading a letter from the president of the College Democrats of Ohio complaining about Ormet. I was left sitting here and shaking my head. more »»



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