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Opinion

Businesses need to take care of their employees

Editorials

Small businesses are not always able to invest in their employees the way they would like. There aren’t many Google Campus-esque perks available to Mid-Ohio Valley employees because we aren’t dealing with trillion-dollar companies here. That’s OK, though. We take care of each other, ...

Kids will model their parents if they adhere to mask rules

Editorials

Given the resistance some folks still feel toward doing the right thing and wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it would be easy for local school districts to worry about pressure from parents on the matter, as children of all ages are to wear masks during in-person school this ...

Enough of the violence and lies

Letters to the Editor

The Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump has the power to send in federal troops to areas that are rioting. Rep. Jerry Nadler is telling the people of this country that the riots are myth and mainstream media is parroting information about peaceful protesters. These are indeed troubling ...

GOP leadership has caused the mess we’re in

Letters to the Editor

I write in reference to the recent letters to the editor boasting about how good life is under Republican leadership, and how the “radical” Democrats will destroy everything if they get elected. Hmmmm... If they think the catastrophe that we are living through today is good, what in the ...

Volunteer experience looks great on a resume

Editorials

For some skill sets, there is no better education than learning on the job. But while local young people navigate this very different academic year, one of their worries might well be the loss of paid job experience that would have fit nicely onto a resume. Plenty of local organizations have ...

Real open-mindedness

Letters to the Editor

I doubt that many people have heard of Cassie Jaye and the unique position she found herself in that is so indicative of the world we live in today. Cassie Jaye is a feminist film maker. She was the darling of the left and received many accolades for her documentaries involving the feminist ...

‘Nice’ would be a welcome contrast to Trump

Letters to the Editor

In an opinion in the July 31 edition of The Marietta Times a letter writer claims that people wonder what has happened to our nation and why it is in such turmoil. My guess would be that very few individuals are perplexed by this question. In conclusion the letter states, “Some say they will ...

Common sense called for in plan for sports

Editorials

Unless something changes dramatically in Ohio over the next few weeks, those hoping to be able to view sports live and in-person from the stands this fall are likely to be disappointed. Over the weekend, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed an order prohibiting spectators at contact sports ...

Thanks to community for support of Oak Grove VFD

Letters to the Editor

Oak Grove Fire and Rescue would like to express a “heartfelt thank you” to all of our friends and neighbors who donated to our “fill the boot” drive held on Saturday, Aug. 1. The money collected will go a long way in helping us make up the funds we would have received from our annual ...

Don’t vote for socialism

Letters to the Editor

I’m old, so I may not be around to suffer the full impact of a Democrat takeover of the White House in 2021. However, I do worry for my daughter and her family. If you haven’t studied the Venezuelan fall from capitalist abundance to socialist privation, you’d better do so before voting ...

Election deceit continues

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Americans. It appears you have slowed your hoarding of bath tissue, hand sanitizer and grocery staples. A few more of you are wearing masks and acting somewhat more responsible in the local stores. While many citizens have grasped the reality of the pandemic crisIs and are ...

Don’t shut press out of GOP event

Editorials

Republican Party leaders have one obvious step to take this week: Fire whoever came up with the crazy idea of holding the party convention behind closed doors. It was a blatantly bad idea — almost a gift to their opponents. GOP leaders from throughout the nation will gather later this month ...

Marietta can do better than First Energy

Letters to the Editor

By now, everyone has heard of the arrest of Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder and four of his associates. According to the federal criminal complaint, over a three-year period, a “Company A” secretly and illegally funneled over $60 million into a “dark money” organization ...

Federal funds needed to support hydropower

Editorials

With all the talk about renewable energy in America, we have heard little about one old reliable source — hydropower. Fortunately, though hydroelectricity seems to have been sidelined by emphasis on technologies including wind and solar power, it has not been forgotten. More than a year ...

The 2020 Census is still waiting. Fill it out.

Editorials

Had a lot on your mind lately? You’re not alone. The past several months have been difficult for most Mid-Ohio Valley residents as a deadly virus and our response to it has changed the way we interact with each other — and has placed many of us into a state of financial struggle. It makes ...

Supporting leaders who support education

Letters to the Editor

As president of Washington State Community College (WSCC), I’ve seen firsthand the impact higher education has on moving a student from poverty to prosperity. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been heartbreaking to watch otherwise vital students lose their academic footing ...

Sick of broken promises

Letters to the Editor

I am sick of big city politicians and governors who fail to protect their people and then call on the rest of us to fix their local problems. These out-of-control states dug themselves into their financial holes; they need to dig themselves out. I am proud of our president: immense energy, ...

Thank you

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank the The Marietta Times for printing a list of some of the lies our president told in his interview with Mike Wallace July 19. The latest count of his lies is approaching 20,000 since taking office and have gone mostly unreported. Newspapers don’t always report these ...

Religious liberty

Letters to the Editor

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged” [Ronald Reagan]. People wonder what has happened to our nation and why it is in such turmoil. The answer is simple. When God is removed from the schools, the government and public life, His ...