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Barton isn’t as bad as some suggest

September 20, 2014 I’m sorry that a recent letter writer feels slapped in the face by the choice of Republican dinner speaker David Barto. more »»

Stop selling military ware to Middle East

September 20, 2014 As a retired military guy, I am absolutely baffled by the situation in Iraq. Since 1950 the United States have made over $80 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia. more »»

Support candidates who support working class

September 20, 2014 With only eight days left in the House of Representatives in Washington before elections, do you think they could pass a bill to raise the minimum wage for the country to $10. more »»

Don’t support candidates who are part of the ‘progressive’ movement

September 20, 2014 What is the commander and chief and part-time president thinking? As our nation is facing a high level of terrorist plots, goes on national television and said “We don’t have a strategy to deal with... more »»

Security tower cams at festival over reach

September 20, 2014 Take a stroll down Greene Street for the sternwheel festival this year and you couldn’t miss it—standing right in the middle of the Second Street intersection, an Ohio Department of Public Safety’s... more »»

Community needs to grow and be open to everyone

September 20, 2014 As a minister, I’ve discovered that one of my favorite parts of the job is officiating at weddings. more »»

Canadian geese were here first

September 20, 2014 I write in response to the recent letter to the Times demonizing Canadian Geese and calling for their extermination. more »»

Remember who opposed higher minimum wage

September 19, 2014 With a few days left in the House of Representatives in Washington before elections, do you think they could pass a bill to raise the minimum wage for the country to $10. more »»

Johnson works to help people along the river

September 19, 2014 I write today in support of Bill Johnson for the 6th Congressional seat. more »»

American flag should be OK on vet’s grave

September 18, 2014 My husband, Bernard Elwin Seevers Jr., was a Vietnam veteran and proud of it! On Aug. 11, 2009 he passed away. He is buried in Valley Cemetery in Reno. more »»

Music in the Park a success, again

September 18, 2014 The mornings are getting cooler and the evenings are getting shorter — all signs that summer is coming to an end. more »»

Daniels will work hard, improve lives of people

September 17, 2014 My biggest concern as a voter during the 2014 election is the amount of corruption involved in campaigning. more »»

Thompson represents an agenda all his own

September 16, 2014 I would like to address a letter I recently read claiming to contain the “Truth about Thompson.” First, the writer claimed that blaming Representative Andy Thompson for the closing of Ormet is “dopey. more »»

Special thanks to festival's financial backers

September 15, 2014 The 39th Ohio River Sternwheel Festival is now in the history books, and it was another great success. There are so many responsible for the success of this festival year after year. more »»

Don’t rock the boat, keep Thompson in office

September 13, 2014 During a recent pleasant evening at the Boathouse restaurant in Marietta, I was impressed to witness the volume of barge traffic moving all sorts of commercial goods and materials to perhaps distant... more »»

Johnson could be available to debate

September 13, 2014 The Sept. 6 New York Times had an article about the remaining work of the current Congress. The article stated that Congress intends to wrap up its business by Sept. more »»

Big Brother plain to see at recent sternwheel festival

September 13, 2014 This past weekend I had occasion to find myself on the Marietta side of the river for the sternwheel festival. I was dismayed and alarmed by what I saw. more »»

Garrison misleads voters with her version of facts

September 13, 2014 Jennifer Garrison’s recent attacks on Bill Johnson are as disappointing as they are deceiving. She knows that Johnson has returned $200,000 of his office budget to the taxpayers. more »»

EPA bureaucrats need to wake up on coal issue

September 12, 2014 Let’s talk about coal. more »»

Community loses more than an eye-care business

September 11, 2014 A recent “Closed” sign at 307 Fourth St. more »»



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