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Downer has been serious, dedicated council member

October 30, 2015 Kathy Downer is a current at large member of Marietta City Council, and I think she should be re-elected. She takes the time to study the issue or problem, and then decides to support a solution. more »»

Downer has worked hard; she’s learned a lot

October 30, 2015 The first term of a city council member is total on-the-job learning. It’s learning policies, procedures, legalities and a new “lingo. more »»

Tumas-Serna has the energy to serve Marietta

October 29, 2015 Why would anyone want to run for political office? Given the fact that politics seems to attract those who are hungry for power, prestige and wealth, it seems that assuming public office puts one in... more »»

School officials will appreciate your ‘yes’ vote

October 29, 2015 The first thing I would like to do is thank the people of the Marietta City School District for their support by passing previous levie. more »»

Roddy will work hard as Barlow Twp. trustee

October 29, 2015 Darren Roddy is a lifelong resident of Barlow Township and served as trustee from 2000 to 2013. While in office, he wrote over $400,000 in grants to improve township roads, and if we elect him Nov. more »»

Local residents must invest in community’s future

October 29, 2015 It is hard to get businesses and families to move to Marietta if the schools are not the best they can be. more »»

Mayor Matthews has earned the public’s support

October 28, 2015 In the Marine Corps I was taught that to be a great leader one must possess many traits. Among them are unselfishness and loyalty. Mayor Joe Matthews represents all of these. more »»

Read all about the state issues, then vote

October 28, 2015 Other than some other “writers” to this forum, I have read the ballot issues and suggest you join me in voting yes on Issue 1, no on Issue 2 and yes on Issue . more »»

Forcing sewer now will only hurt Marietta later

October 24, 2015 While the city of Marietta is threatening to sue the county for not sewering Devola, Oak Grove and Reno yet, do they realize or care about the levies we will not be able to support if we have to pay... more »»

Return of lost money a special surprise

October 24, 2015 On Sunday morning, Oct 4, my husband handed me a $20 bill to buy the newspaper. I bought the paper and tossed it on the backseat of the car. I sat in the passenger seat and laid the $18 on my lap. more »»

Get out and vote: Matthews deserves support

October 24, 2015 First I would like to say, “get out and vote.” So many people are not doing that today! So, if you don’t vote, don’t gripe about the way things are. more »»

Career fair organizers thankful for support

October 23, 2015 Building Bridges to Careers of Washington County held its annual Family Career Awareness Day on Oct. 10 at the Washington County Fairground. more »»

Voter will cast his vote for Oxender on Election Day

October 23, 2015 City Council could use a person like Cindy Oxender. I feel that Oxender is highly qualified and will listen to the people of Marietta. more »»

Oxender would be a hard worker on council

October 22, 2015 I am writing to support Cindy Oxender for City Council. I have known Oxender for some time and have found her to be a very organized and honest person. more »»

Voters should support the county home levy

October 22, 2015 On Nov. 3, the citizens of Washington County will be asked to continue funding for the Washington County Home. The 2-mill renewal level will not increase taxes. more »»

Voters must consider state issues on ballot

October 22, 2015 Issue 1 and 2 are a co/con act. They both want the same thing. It’s worded differently. more »»

Participate in Make a Difference Day

October 21, 2015 Volunteers are being encouraged to join the Make A Difference Day project working on the historic 106-year- old chapel in Marietta’s Oak Grove Cemetery. more »»

Marietta should vote Tumas-Serna

October 20, 2015 Jane Tumas-Serna is an outstanding, active citizen. Her life exemplifies dedication to the community in the leadership she has provided for the Armory project. more »»

Liberal and progressive vision

October 20, 2015 Here's my question to you: If an evil person is guaranteed that he can inflict physical pain upon others and guaranteed to never suffer pain himself, what happens to his willingness to inflict pain?... more »»

Another coming together of unlike minds

October 20, 2015 When President Obama meets in Washington November 9 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I would imagine Netanyahu's main concern will be to find out exactly what the U.S. more »»



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