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Letters to the Editor

Youth mentoring program thanks those who support the children of the MOV

Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring Services would like to thank businesses, groups and individuals, who through their generosity helped to make possible the annual Christmas party for at-risk youth and their families who are part of our mentoring services. Thank you to Juanita Lanigan and ...

Coats for Kids had a successful season

I would like to thank the entire community for making 2019 a record-breaking year for Coats for Kids: 1,057 coats were collected, and 1,030 were distributed. Only 27 didn’t find a new owner and the Salvation Army was happy to receive those. So many individuals and businesses are responsible ...

Thanks for support of HSOV They Light Up Our Lives fundraiser

They Light Up Our Lives, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, celebrated its 10th year recently. This year the tree was located in East Muskingum Park, decorated with colored lights representing living pets, white lights representing those pets that have passed away, and ...

A green resolution

Among the most egregious lies we’ve been told about climate change, is the idea that as citizens we’re powerless to do anything about it. I consider 2019 to be the year that I became a climate activist. I began the year feeling that there was nothing I could do, that the problem was too ...

Trustee says thanks to Salem Township voters

I would like to thank the residents of Salem Township for voting me into the Township Trustee position. I am looking forward to serving the citizens in Salem Township during my term. Clinton Miller Lower Salem

Veteran grateful for random act of kindness

I wear a cap with “Korean War Vet” on it. We had enjoyed a Christmas dinner at a local restaurant. When we finished, the waitress said our check had been paid by a young couple in the booth across from us who we did not know and had never met. Many thanks to this wonderful couple. May God ...

Holiday band concert shows program is deserving of praise

Marietta City Schools and Band Director Chris Bunner are deserving of congratulations on the excellent Christmas Concert presented last Thursday in the High School Auditorium. Beginning with the Sixth Grade Band, followed by the Seventh and Eighth Grade Band and culminating with the High School ...

Nation is under attack — from leftist socialists

The “Damage to democracy” letter is shamefully only partially true. This nation is under attack, but the author is either cunningly or ignorantly spinning fantasies about the cause of the attacks. She neglected to acknowlege the video of Biden boasting about withholding a billion dollar ...

Reconsider giving to Heifer International charity

I would like to share my experience dealing with the charity Heifer. Heifer’s unique “hook” is that, say, you can gift a milk cow to a poor Ecuadorian family. The various gifts include a gaggle of geese, a calf, etc., Last year I went all out and sponsored a water tank and hand-powered ...

Voter addresses Election Board comments

I am writing in reference to my Nov. 5 voting experience and the ensuing articles in The Times on Nov. 15 and Dec. 5. I went to vote on Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. and the voting machines were not working because they did not have the correct paper loaded in them. The poll worker started to hand me a ...

Hunter believes others should be more responsible

Hunting is a great, centuries old tradition and a way of providing food while teaching self-discipline and responsibility. I am a believer that we need to pass these traditions down and keep them alive. As the decades pass by, there seems to be more of a passion for the actual kill than the ...

Damage to democracy continues under Trump

It is a fact that Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate an American citizen who is a political rival (read the transcript!). It is also a fact that much needed political and military aid was being withheld from this country, an American ally at war with Russia, at the time Trump ...

Mayor-Elect Schlicher says thanks to all for support

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the voters that elected me Mayor of the city of Marietta. I thank my campaign team and volunteers that contributed their time and energy. I also want to thank my opponents Mayor Joe Matthews and Mr. Harley ...

Thanks for support of Cutler basket bingo

Thank you goes to so many people who made our basket bingo on Nov. 9 at the Cutler Community Center a huge success. Thank you goes to Vivian Burton who does such a great job with her beautiful basket display, and to Jimmy King who calls the games and makes it fun for everyone. Thank you to ...

Monitor your investments

If you have money in an equity or bond fund you are likely financing Chinese concentration camps and weapons systems for their army and ICBMs aimed at U.S. cities and military bases. China has over 700 companies in our stock and bond markets. The portfolio managers of many of our funds ...

Re: The Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Every day I have more respect for newspapers like The Marietta Times, mainstream media, NPR and all reporters that seek the truth and educate the rest of us so that we can make informed decisions. When they “get it wrong,” they immediately let us know and correct it. The problem is that ...

Surprised BOE is surprised

With regard to the Nov. 19 “Marietta BOE looks at why levy failed” article, I am surprised the board is surprised the levy failed. Like Lisa Barth, referenced in the article, I had the same feeling after attending community meetings, that we were being talked at and all decisions were ...

The Homeschool Police

I take offense at unfounded arguments like that found in a recent editorial printed here about a case involving online home-based education wherein the teacher took concern over the welfare of a student that, if I’m not mistaken, was seen via a webcam during the administration of an online ...

The pioneer spirit is a good example to follow

In Washington County we talk about the “pioneer spirit” of do-it-yourself, personal responsibility. Those were the values I and my siblings were taught growing up. I see that individual initiative in so many of the people I meet around the county. And the more I think about it, I am ...

The GOP needs to move on

The Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee had an impossible task before them. Ohio Congressman, Jim Jordan has just finished making the argument AGAIN that because Ukraine received the security aid that was promised, eventually; no crime was committed by Mr. Trump. Obviously, ...