Letters to the Editor

Trump not fit to be Commander-in-Chief

The President of the United States openly declared he would welcome election help from a foreign government. He joked about assaults on our democracy with the Russian leader who interfered with our country’s elections. The Commander-in-Chief embraces one of the most ruthless dictators on ...

Marietta can do better when welcoming visitors to town

The Marietta Times editorial on July 5 regarding the need to work together to welcome visitors was spot on. The impact of seeing that the ball had been dropped was magnified by failure to take action to remedy the situation. The lack of cell phone coverage on the levee needs to be addressed at ...

Reds clinic thanks all supporters

The 26th anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball and Softball clinic came off as a resounding success due to local volunteers and sponsors. Good dedicated people are always the reason for good times and great memories to be made at the annual event. Future Cincinnati Reds Hall ...

Be safe on the road when utility work is happening

Summer weather means more Washington Electric Cooperative employees are out on the road getting a jump on maintenance. Every driver knows they must pull over and stop for a rescue vehicle, but did you know motorists are also required to slow down and move over for any vehicle with flashing ...

Toy and Doll Museum thanks community for support of yard sale

On behalf of the board members of Children’s Toy and Doll Museum of Marietta, we would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent Yard Sale-Fundraiser event held on June 22. The event was a huge success with proceeds going towards the maintenance fund and ongoing projects of our ...

Thanks for support of Plant and Bake Sale

People in the Mid-Ohio Valley support each other. The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta would like to thank everyone who supported our 2019 Marietta Plant and Bake Sale – those who donated, those who shopped and those who volunteered their time. Several hundred plants and ...

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Looking for better employment? Here are some openings: Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director (ICE), Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator (FEMA), Bureau of Alcohol ...

Marietta welcomes many notable visitors

I totally agree with Jack Moberg, whose letter we all read on June 14, that Marietta is no stranger to visits from famous folk. Our little corner of the world is not only prominent, but loved by those who choose to drop in, stop over, or accept our invitation. To round off Mr. Moberg’s ...

Muskingum Valley Safetytown says thanks

Muskingum Valley Safetytown for 2019 has been completed. More than 80 children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall participated in the nine-day program. This was the 32nd year for this program. The sponsor, Beverly Lions Club, would like to express our thanks to the following that helped ...

Marietta is no stranger to visits from famous folk

David McCullough didn’t just visit Marietta to announce his book, The Pioneers. He came to publicly embrace this community and the whole of the Northwest Territory and honor the pioneers who brought the American Ideal west from New England. His public accolades to Marietta, Marietta ...

Beverly Lions Club thanks community for support

The Beverly Lions Club would like to thank the following businesses who donated gift cards and/or coupons for our second Dining Out Raffle. Those businesses are B&W Pharmacy, Captain D’s, Chick-fil-A, Domino’s, Dough Boyz Pizzeria, Jeremiah’s Coffee House, Jukebox Pizza, Kentucky ...

Ormet workers remember

On the front page of the May 30 Marietta Times appeared almost an entire page coverage of the natural gas power plant to be built on the former Ormet site. This is not all good news to former Ormet employees. This idea is exactly what Ormet tried to build to save 1,000 jobs. But PUCO, AEP, the ...

Republicans abandon the people

The facts are self-evident: State and Federal Republicans don’t care much about the welfare of most of the people in Southeast Ohio. The recent coverage in The Marietta Times on the lack of funding by FEMA to help 22 Ohio counties recover from landslips which occurred in February 2018 is a ...

Reader thinks city should do more to beautify area

With the publication of “The Pioneers” by David McCullough, many people including myself are hoping our historic city will be enjoyed by many new visitors and that they will be favorably impressed, share the good news about Marietta and return in the future. In preparation for this ...

Visitors deserve to see Marietta at its best

As a former resident and frequent visitor to Marietta, I continue to be amazed how the town has transformed over the years and leveraged its location at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers to showcase the community. On any given day, you can stroll Front Street, and the downtown ...

Thanks for support of Sternwheel Festival

The 10th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held May 25. The event was a huge success because of the many run/walk participants, business sponsors and assistance from local businesses, city government and other individuals. We are extremely grateful to ...

Sheriff appeals to GOP in favor of a new prosecutor

Dear Sirs and Madams: Your committee will soon have the task of selecting an individual to fulfill the open position of Washington County Prosecuting Attorney. I am writing as the Sheriff of Washington County, a long standing Republican office holder, and a fellow Republican. I believe ...

Difficult relationship the with truth

The Marietta Times Opinion piece “Spying on Trump campaign is concerning” in the April 15 edition was disappointing. In case you had forgotten, Attorney General William Barr lobbied President Trump for the AG position – his words assuring Trump that he would “have his back.” The way I ...

Republicans side with insurance

Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act (HR986) which passed in the Democratic controlled House of Representatives was not supported by a single Ohio Republican. While they repeatedly claim to support protections none of them have the moral inclination to protect anyone from ...

Playground will be an asset to the community, school or no school

I was extremely disheartened with the Times’ May 9 editorial “Who will playground serve if the school is gone?” The editorial addressed concerns about the need for the proposed $1.2 million Northwest Territory Community Playground at the current site of the city-owned playground adjacent ...