Letters to the Editor

Laws should not be based on concerns of a few

Recently I learned of a new law in our state. It is called the Dick Goddard law and it really ticks me off. People today allow themselves to be controlled by their emotions totally void of any ability to reason. The reality of this law is that it is now a felony for anyone to not worship ...

Kindness appreciated by Marietta resident

In Scripture, we read of a man, lame from birth, who is carried to the Temple Gate called Beautiful, to ask for alms. When he reached his hand up to Peter and John expecting money, they took his hand and gave him something greater. I am this person in Marietta. Elderly and disabled, ...

Riverfront Roar committee thankful for help

This year marked the 17th annual Marietta Riverfront Roar. Many people work hard throughout the year to make race weekend a fun and enjoyable event for the community. On behalf of the Committee and the Board of Directors I want to take the opportunity to thank those organizations who’s ...

Perplexed over parking rule in downtown Marietta

My wife and I drove into to town on June 20 to visit a business on Second Street. We pulled up across the road from the business and parked. We noticed a sign that said two-hour parking and hours listed but failed to read the whole sign, and as a result we were ticketed for having a vehicle ...

Sewer costs will add up for Devola homeowners

Concerning the “sewer” article, front page, July 4 — I understand the figures quoted in this article are 2012 figures from the city attorney’s office and only address the construction cost of the sewer and do not reflect the “rest of the story.” The “rest of the story” is ...

Some say addiction a disease, others say choice

Facebook quote: “It’s a disease”. Bulls****, when’s the last time you seen anyone shooting up with a syringe full of cancer?” A reply – “I agree, the people on drugs are making wrong choices,,, with a disease you have no choice,,,,” My response: I am not an addiction ...

Pollinator’s play important role in our world

What exactly is a pollinator, you may ask? A pollinator is anything that carries pollen from one part of the flower to another, the stamen to the stigma to be exact. This must occur in order for fertilization to take place and fruits, seeds, or young plants to be produced. This process is ...

Volunteers help complete tennis court work

The East Muskingum Civic Association (EMCA) in Washington County would like to announce the completion of the renovation project of the tennis court on its recreational grounds in Devola. The co-chairs of the project, Dustin Maxon and Diane Gottfried, began in the spring 2017 with planning ...

Downtown group thankful for help with flowers

Now that July is upon us and summer is officially here, we wanted to shout from the mountaintops our immense gratitude for our Save Our Flowers campaign donors. Because of you, Marietta, and the support of many, over 300 beautiful purple petunia flower baskets are hanging throughout downtown ...

Thanks for the help on Slice on Front event

Thank you for all those that attended the “Slice on Front” community update and pie fest! City updates between slices of pie and drinks seemed all the sweeter shared with folks that wanted updates. Thank you to the Newman and Van Camp family for sponsoring. Also, a sincere thanks to ...

Resident appreciates city hearing process

I would like to thank those who voted to deny the passing of legislation to make the city property along Gilman Avenue a no mow park. I attend many meetings on this matter. I expressed my view and opinion with City Council. I was pleased with the outcome. There was enough open ears and ...

Lung transplant benefit a huge success

I just want to personally thank everyone who was involved in the benefit that was held on my behalf on June 10 at the Williamstown American Legion. I must be the luckiest person on Earth, first to be eligible to get on a waiting list for a lung transplant, then to have multiple communities of ...

Help appreciated with no electricity

This is long overdue — I want to give kudos to the Belpre United States Post Office and to the Belpre Mayor’s Office. I needed stamps, directions to the nearest UPS box and a notary before work one day. It was the day electricity was off in Belpre. Would you believe the man at the ...

Congress should approve sanctions on Russia

Just heard a startling fact that voters need to address with their congressional representatives: A bill to impose Russian sanctions is stalled in U.S. House of Rep. Evidently, the Senate passed sanctions, economic and otherwise, against Russia by a 98 to 2 margin but the House has done ...

Program to expose kids to careers appreciated

I want to thank the Washington County Department of Jobs and Family Services for providing Washington County students ages 14 to 16 an opportunity to explore career pathways via the Career Pathways Exploration Program held at the Career Center during the first two weeks of June. A special ...

Crew accomplishments deserve better

On or about June 6, you published an article on your sports page regarding Marietta College Rowing Crew participating in the MV4 GF Finals of the IRA National Championship Regatta. This article was in the Sports in Review column of the sports page and was the width of a column, and about 4 to 5 ...

Congress must wake up and do its job

I feel the need to exercise my right to free speech regarding the president of the United States. Due to the latest round of insanity spewed forth on a Tweet, in addition to ongoing past and present evidence of erratic behaviors and mood swings, I believe (Donald) Trump to be mentally ill. I ...

Washington County Home social appreciated

I wanted to take a moment to thank the administration and staff of the Washington County Home for providing a wonderful Ice Cream Social once again for all residents of Washington County. Washinton County Home is a shining example of this county's comittment to providing assistance to our aging ...

Family had permission for boat dock on city bank

I would like to respond to Mr Vukovic,s Viewpoint in the Mareitta Times on 6/17/2017. Mr. Vukovic is it really necessary for you to continue to disrespect my husband's grandparents , Arthur and Geneva McCabe and their sons by calling them squatters. Arthur and Geneva McCabe were respectable ...

Williamstown Bank thankful for support of picnic

On Friday, June 16, 2017 Williamstown Bank held the 3rd Williamstown Community Picnic at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown, WV. Williamstown Bank would like to recognize and thank the following community-minded businesses for all of their help. Without them, the picnic would not have been ...