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Letters to the Editor

Voting rights

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. let us recall his many words and actions besides the “I Have Dream” speech. Many times during the struggle in the 1960’s he kept saying we need the ballot. John Lewis marched on Selma as a young man and was brutally beaten to obtain the ballot. ...

Stop issuing fracking permits

I am a life-long resident of Appalachia. I grew up in West Virginia and for twenty years I have lived in beautiful Marietta, enjoying the local parks and walking them. That love of nature has been threatened by the fracking industry. For the past few years, every time I travel Third Street, I ...

An inversion of natural rights

An inversion of natural rights I was recently teaching a group of students some of the concepts included in the Declaration of Independence. As we talked about natural rights, I read to them Thomas Jefferson’s soaring language affirming that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain ...

CTC payments helping local families

The Advanced Child Tax Credit (CTC), enacted this past year under the American Rescue Plan, has had an incredible impact on families across our area. The Advanced CTC allowed families to receive half of their Child Tax Credit payments in monthly installments throughout 2021. This meant ...

St. John Central 2021 Gala Thank You

On Nov. 20, 2021, the St. John Central Home and School Association welcomed guests for our third St. John Central Gala. The proceeds from the Gala support the ongoing operation of St. John Central School, located in Churchtown, Ohio. Guests this year enjoyed appetizers and entrees by Big ...

MARC thanks community for support

The Marietta Area Recycling Center is thankful to the community for all of its support in 2021. Your help guided us to a full re-opening in June to our 24 hour/7 day a week schedule! Although the first quarter of the year our activity was throttled back to being open part time, our activities ...