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Letters to the Editor

Right Path annual fish fry a successul fundraiser

The Right Path hosted our 6th annual fish fry fundraiser Friday, May 15, at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta.Thanks to our veteran fish fryer Ron Davis, we served over 135 delicious dinners with all the trimmings.We had several businesses and individuals donate items to our silent auction and ...

Mail carrier food drive helped the county’s pantries

On Saturday, May 9, the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was held. The food collected was distributed to local food pantries in Washington County. A big thank you goes to John Harding and the National Association of Letter Carriers branch 154 for organizing the drive and collecting the ...

County courts should follow commissioners’ lead

Most of you have heard of citizens being held in "contempt of court". How many times have you ever heard of courts being held in "contempt of the citizens"? We here in Washington County are about to experience just such a situation.The Washington County Commissioners have, among many duties, ...

Townships should not pick trash service for all

To everyone: I usually do not post anything in the media but for whatever reason, I feel compelled to do so tonight. If you live in Watertown Township, or any township for that matter, please listen to what I have to say. The township trustees have agreed that they needed to decide what trash ...

Band boosters say thanks for fundraising help

On behalf of the Marietta Band Boosters, I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the Marietta Wall of Sound fundraising dinner on May 8. We had a very enjoyable evening with entertainment by our middle school and high school jazz bands. Thanks to all of our silent auction ...

Superior care for cancer patient is appreciated

This past April our family lost our beloved wife and mother to ovarian cancer. Even though this is a sad time for all of us, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank several agencies in Marietta who were so important to us in her care.We wish to thank all of the nurses, doctors and staff at ...

Frontier alumni say thanks for golf scramble support

Frontier High School Alumni Association classes 1969 to 1990 recently held its fourth annual four-man golf scramble on May 2. Said scramble was held at the St. Marys golf course in St. Marys, W.Va. Oh what a wonderful day we had with golfers signing in at 8:30 a.m. They started their day with a ...

Cutting teachers will only hurt students

Wood County Schools has more NBCT teachers than in any other in West Virginia. We should be proud that our teachers have worked to achieve this certification.This is not a bonus but supplemental pay for teachers who have gone beyond to perfect their skills and be the best in their classrooms. ...

Thanks to those who made Earth Day successful

Marietta Earth Day Celebration 2015 was a successful, beautiful sunny day! A special thanks to major sponsors: Clare Kremer, Marietta Natural History Society, Marietta Civitan, Peoples Bank and Ron's Port-a-Johns. This year was a special event in memory of the late Marilyn Ortt, Marietta Earth ...

Teacher’s dedication in the past pays off now

I would like to send a shout out to Davey Westfall and Shane Pugh.I taught agriculture for 15 years in St. Marys and 15 years at Frontier High School and I am now teaching agriculture in the Allegheny Highlands at Pocahontas County High School near Snowshoe Mountain.The reason I'm sending this ...

Williamstown Post Office appreciates help

The Williamstown Post Office would like to send a huge thank you to the following businesses: Williamstown Da Vinci's, Parkersburg JR's Donut Castle, Emerson Avenue Foodland, Marietta's Kroger, Marietta's Papa John's Pizza.You helped make our food drive a huge success.Thank you for taking a ...

Postal service should stick to delivering the mail

The postal service is in rough shape and it's a lack of good management that is to blame. In Ohio, mail processing centers are getting further consolidated, and that means deliveries are getting slower.On the surface, the agency's billion dollar losses annually seem to justify changes. However, ...

Support for Evergreen Series appreciated

On behalf of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its support of our programs during the (2014-15) 16th year of the series.Many area businesses and individuals contributed ...

Some reasons why we’re no longer the ‘greatest’

The recent death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore is very disturbing. There was no crime being committed - just a man who decided to run when he saw some police officers who decided to arrest him resulting in his death. This is not an isolated case. There seems to be a culture of harassing and ...

Still work to do to make pedestrians safe

Although many residents may be tiring of the issue, we as a city still have work to do to ensure maximum pedestrian safety. Here are a few reasons I think it should continue to be a priority-this is why I care:1. I care about the students and family members I see while working crossing guard ...

Candidate for council thankful for support

I wanted to express my gratitude to the many volunteers and family members that helped this past spring with the Oxender for Council campaign. Whether it be posting a sign, donating to the cause, offering a kind word of encouragement, there is no doubt that I know some of the most wonderful, ...

Reader supports marriage as man and woman

I have been writing to others to try to get help for Congress to vote for marriage for man and woman - not for man-man or woman-woman ... and I thought, perhaps, I could appeal to those here in this beautiful Mid-Ohio Valley.The essence of this whole issue is: We marry to resemble the God ...

Why steal just one yard light? Get the rest

I want to thank the person that stole my yard lights. They were about ready for me to change them out anyway. But you should have taken the rest so at least you would have a set. I can not understand why someone would take a small item, they only cost about $5 each. This is not the only time I ...

Don’t miss fish fry to benefit Right Path

The Right Path is hosting our annual fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108, Pike Street, Marietta. Clear Channel Radio will host a live remote, Billy Reiter will be our live entertainment and we will have a silent auction.All we need is you to ...

All you need to know is in the Bible, so read it

God bless America! I am proud to be an American! My family has long stood and protected our rights and freedoms. Do we live in a perfect world? No! Do we live in a perfect nation? No! Do we live in a perfect community? No! If you want that, you had better start praising the Lord and asking for ...