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Letters to the Editor

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, ...

Thanks for support of St. John Central Gala

On Nov. 16, the St. John Central Home and School Association welcomed guests for the first ever St. John Central Gala. The proceeds from the Gala will help support the ongoing operation of St. John Central School, located in Churchtown. The event turned out beautifully, with the guests ...

Muskingum trustee says thanks for reelection

I wish to thank the voters of Muskingum Township for their support. I look forward to serving the community for another four years. Once again, thank you for your support. Gary Doan Lowell

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Nov. 20, people all over the world will come together for the 20th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. After the death of transgender woman of color Rita Hester in 1998, activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith created the event in 1999 to honor Hester and all of the transgender women ...

Children Services is on the right track

In December 2018, the Board of Commissioners voted to disband the Children Services Board and begin the process of moving Children Services under the Department of Job and Family Services. We knew this move would not happen without some pushback but we believed strongly the agency could not ...

Township trustee thanks voters for support

Thank you for re-electing me as your Marietta Township trustee. I sincerely appreciate all the support I received and I look forward to serving the families of the Reno community once again. Jerry L. Stevens Marietta

Reader feels article on sewer needed clarification

While I certainly congratulate the county commissioners for holding a very preliminary public meeting on the inevitable project to sewer some 400 homes in the Devola community, I take issue with the lack of clarity in The Times’ article as to how the project will be funded. I did attend the ...

Living and surviving on this planet we call home

Earth hangs precariously in the cosmos. Astronomers sifting through the stars for signs of extraterrestrial life have observed the peculiarity of our lonely blue marble. A planet orbiting too close to its parent star will prove boiling hot, whereas one too far away will be a veritable ball of ...

Health insurance provider explains negotiations with Memorial Health System

At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we’re committed to making healthcare more simple, accessible and affordable for Ohio consumers. This is certainly a challenge as healthcare prices and costs have risen so dramatically in recent years. Nonetheless, the people, businesses and communities we ...

For Marietta, Nov. 5 will be a defining day

It isn’t often that so many key electoral circumstances align on a single ballot. Two weeks from now, I believe voters in the City of Marietta and surrounding will author the decisions that define our community for the next 30 years. Consider what is being asked of voters this go round: ...

Traffic study needed for proposed school campus

I wholeheartedly agree with a recent Letter to the Editor regarding the deficiencies in the planning process for the proposed consolidated school campus. We seem to be rushing to the altar so that we can get the preferred funding from the state but if we are building something without fully ...