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Letters to the Editor

Lack of traffic study still an issue

The School Levy has had a relatively low profile leading up to the election for such an important vote. The Board did not publicly come out with a revised plan until October and people had started to vote not knowing really what they were voting for. There has been no public forum for ...

Marietta Community Schools

The proposed school building levy is on the ballot once again this year. Last year’s proposal presented just a single consolidated campus option to taxpayers; however, this years attempt proposes a number of potential options with no firm plan for taxpayers to vote on. My original letter of ...

Renew senior levy

As we look to the fall election I would like to ask Washington County voters to consider joining me in supporting the renewal of the Senior Citizens Levy. For less than $30.00 per year on a $100,000.00 home, voters can signal their support for seniors throughout the county. As a “renewal” ...

Michael Fletcher for Ohio Senate District 30

I am voting for Michael Fletcher to represent District 30 in the Ohio Senate. As a listener and a doer, Fletcher has the patience and temperament needed to build relationships and get things done in Columbus. Michael Fletcher has life experiences that make him a great candidate. As an Eagle ...

Wear a mask

As we are well aware from old to young, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. COVID-19 is most assuredly real. The case numbers in Ohio and many other states are on the rise. The miracle has not yet arrived. Nor has a vaccine. Repeatedly, physicians, health care professionals, governors and ...

Not that easy

Here we go again, another election and the Democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “if Joe Biden is elected he will take your guns and your Second Amendment rights.” If Biden is elected he can’t do either one! So once again Trump has lied to us. Or ...

Do your homework

What Trump is doing putting America first should have been done 40 years ago. He is the best president we have had in the last 40 years and people should see that Democrats will do anything to stop him from doing what is right for the American people. Michael Bloomberg trying to buy the votes ...

Vote for Marshall

I am writing to urge the voters of Washington County, Ohio, to elect Cora Marshall to the office of County Commissioner. I have known Cora Marshall for over 30 years, mostly in her role as a real estate sales professional. She was always well informed in transactions, where her clients were ...

Battlefield leadership

Sept. 29’s highly partisan “my hair’s on fire” letter from our county coroner blasted President Trump for not setting his own hair on fire over the pandemic. Yes, the president didn’t go bananas; but he did take swift and bold action. He displayed calm, creative, optimistic ...

Cast a vote against corruption

Surprise, surprise. One of the lobbyists indicted in the Larry Householder criminal case has identified SE Ohio representative Jay Edwards as the “Representative 8” listed in the federal complaint. “Representative 8” was present at the exclusive (and expensive dinner) at which the ...

Vote for Senior Levy

The citizens of Washington County should vote for the Washington County Senior Services Levy. The levy supports vital services for older adults including Meals on Wheels, Medical Transportation, Adult Day Services, Homemaker and many other important services. The services listed above are ...

Medication Take Back Day

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to dispose of unused, expired and/or unwanted medication. There are several disposal sites and meds can be dropped off anonymously, no questions asked. You do not have to remove labels from bottles and we will ...

Keep John Halliday as judge

I have known Judge John Halliday for a very long time and had many dealing with him over the years. I have always found him to be honest to a fault and his integrity is beyond reproach. You always know where you stand with Judge Halliday, and that is a quality I admire. He has dedicated his ...

Vote Yes for Washington County Services Levy

I am a father, a brother and most importantly a son. For the past three years our family has been fortunate to utilize the remarkable services offered through the O’Neill Center. One specific service they offer is the senior day care program, which has been invaluable to our lives. The ...

Your vote has never been more important!

The most important issue facing voters in this election is the rise of radical socialism. Sadly, the Democratic party that once represented the best interests of hard-working Americans is now held hostage by a socialist agenda. Radical socialists would have us defund the police. How would ...

Unbiased journalism?

What I would like is some unbiased journalism. I looked it up... Objectivity in journalism aims to help the audience make up their own mind about a story, providing the facts alone and then letting audiences interpret those on their own. ...Objective reporting is meant to portray issues and ...

Time for a change

President Trump has shown once again why he doesn’t deserve another term. His massive failure to protect our country, and now, even his family, closest advisors, and himself from the ravages of the pandemic, is just the latest example of his negligence and poor judgement. As in his business ...

Choose Kennedy

When electing people to serve us in public office, we know that experience matters. So we ask the voters to join us in voting for a candidate with 34 years of diverse experience – Justice Sharon L. Kennedy. Justice Kennedy began her service in the justice system as a police officer in the ...

Choose Trump

Interesting: Biden projects his own racism onto Trump. Just who has referenced Black Americans in terms of “jungle” and “Super Predators”? Who insults Black intelligence in choosing a President? Joe Biden, that’s who. Black employment, entrepreneurship, wealth and opportunity have ...

Unanswered questions under Trump

President Trump has promised lots of things: new job, new and better health care, a stronger economy and to be a law-and-order president. The list goes on and on. How many new businesses or jobs have come to your area in the past four years? The president has government lawyers scheduled to go ...