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Opinion

Changing PRF rules dangerous

Editorials

It doesn’t seem possible Congress could approve as much as $3.3 trillion in epidemic-related aid to Americans — the amount already provided —without ensuring at least the health care network was made whole? It is, apparently. Nearly 240 members of Congress have signed a letter to U.S. ...

Lack of traffic study still an issue

Letters to the Editor

The School Levy has had a relatively low profile leading up to the election for such an important vote. The Board did not publicly come out with a revised plan until October and people had started to vote not knowing really what they were voting for. There has been no public forum for ...

Marietta Community Schools

Letters to the Editor

The proposed school building levy is on the ballot once again this year. Last year’s proposal presented just a single consolidated campus option to taxpayers; however, this years attempt proposes a number of potential options with no firm plan for taxpayers to vote on. My original letter of ...

Renew senior levy

Letters to the Editor

As we look to the fall election I would like to ask Washington County voters to consider joining me in supporting the renewal of the Senior Citizens Levy. For less than $30.00 per year on a $100,000.00 home, voters can signal their support for seniors throughout the county. As a “renewal” ...

Restaurants: Too little, too late for aid now

Editorials

As Ohio does its best to pick up the slack from the federal government in helping residents and businesses struggling financially because of COVID-19, some business owners are reporting that, unfortunately, it may be too little, too late. Over the weekend, approximately 15,000 bars and ...

Michael Fletcher for Ohio Senate District 30

Letters to the Editor

I am voting for Michael Fletcher to represent District 30 in the Ohio Senate. As a listener and a doer, Fletcher has the patience and temperament needed to build relationships and get things done in Columbus. Michael Fletcher has life experiences that make him a great candidate. As an Eagle ...

Wear a mask

Letters to the Editor

As we are well aware from old to young, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. COVID-19 is most assuredly real. The case numbers in Ohio and many other states are on the rise. The miracle has not yet arrived. Nor has a vaccine. Repeatedly, physicians, health care professionals, governors and ...

Three times virus reaches daily record

Editorials

Three times last week the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio reached a new daily record. Three times. There was also a record number of new hospitalizations for the virus last week. Last Wednesday, another 66 Buckeye State residents died of the virus. “To frivolize these lives as I hear some ...

Not that easy

Letters to the Editor

Here we go again, another election and the Democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “if Joe Biden is elected he will take your guns and your Second Amendment rights.” If Biden is elected he can’t do either one! So once again Trump has lied to us. Or ...

Do your homework

Letters to the Editor

What Trump is doing putting America first should have been done 40 years ago. He is the best president we have had in the last 40 years and people should see that Democrats will do anything to stop him from doing what is right for the American people. Michael Bloomberg trying to buy the votes ...

Vote for Marshall

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to urge the voters of Washington County, Ohio, to elect Cora Marshall to the office of County Commissioner. I have known Cora Marshall for over 30 years, mostly in her role as a real estate sales professional. She was always well informed in transactions, where her clients were ...

Battlefield leadership

Letters to the Editor

Sept. 29’s highly partisan “my hair’s on fire” letter from our county coroner blasted President Trump for not setting his own hair on fire over the pandemic. Yes, the president didn’t go bananas; but he did take swift and bold action. He displayed calm, creative, optimistic ...

Cast a vote against corruption

Letters to the Editor

Surprise, surprise. One of the lobbyists indicted in the Larry Householder criminal case has identified SE Ohio representative Jay Edwards as the “Representative 8” listed in the federal complaint. “Representative 8” was present at the exclusive (and expensive dinner) at which the ...

Electricity bill needs to be taken care of now

Editorials

Unless Ohio legislators change the law very quickly, every consumer of electricity in the Buckeye State will be paying more for power next year, under a plan tainted by allegations of a $60 million bribery scheme. Former state House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, and ...

Vote for Senior Levy

Letters to the Editor

The citizens of Washington County should vote for the Washington County Senior Services Levy. The levy supports vital services for older adults including Meals on Wheels, Medical Transportation, Adult Day Services, Homemaker and many other important services. The services listed above are ...

Medication Take Back Day

Letters to the Editor

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday from 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 will ...

Keep John Halliday as judge

Letters to the Editor

I have known Judge John Halliday for a very long time and had many dealing with him over the years. I have always found him to be honest to a fault and his integrity is beyond reproach. You always know where you stand with Judge Halliday, and that is a quality I admire. He has dedicated his ...

Bigotry at government level must be stopped

Editorials

Most Americans grate at the accusation they tolerate “systemic” racism. But then we read or hear about situations such as one last year at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Here, in case you missed it, is part of The Associated Press report on the matter: “At the Drug ...

Vote Yes for Washington County Services Levy

Letters to the Editor

I am a father, a brother and most importantly a son. For the past three years our family has been fortunate to utilize the remarkable services offered through the O’Neill Center. One specific service they offer is the senior day care program, which has been invaluable to our lives. The ...

Your vote has never been more important!

Letters to the Editor

The most important issue facing voters in this election is the rise of radical socialism. Sadly, the Democratic party that once represented the best interests of hard-working Americans is now held hostage by a socialist agenda. Radical socialists would have us defund the police. How would ...