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Letters to the Editor

Wayne National Forest should be protected

A recent Times article detailed efforts by a group of local landowners to pressure elected officials to expedite drilling on parcels they own in the Wayne National Forest. Unfortunately, drilling the forest is likely to have serious negative effects on the economic, environmental, and human ...

Benefit to help family of boy with cancer

Family - Cancer. Those two words should never go together in a sentence, but unfortunately they do everyday for families. Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., will be the 3rd Buckeye Bob’s Cruisin’ for a Cure benefit. Each year, the three hour dinner cruise aboard The Valley Gem ...

People should be outraged by Trump’s actions

I don’t understand the total lack of comment from the editor of this newspaper and from most Republicans when our president continues his daily destruction of what it means to be an American. We have forgotten what decency is all about as President Trump goes about destroying what past ...

Residents deserve a better response to city blight problem

The good news is Marietta has demolished three burned out and otherwise hazardous houses — they haven’t been homes for years. The bad news is there still — after seven years of community efforts — no systematic plan for dealing with the other 80 plus blighted, burned, ...

Thanks to all who helped with Purple Heart ceremony

We would like to thank everyone involved in the Purple Heart ceremony on Tuesday, August 7, designating Marietta as a “Purple Heart City.” As a community we are honored by this distinction. “Purple Heart City” signage will be going up at the entrances to Marietta shortly. Thank ...

Responders need legible house numbers to find you

It’s early morning and raining with light fog. A member of your family is having a heart attack. You call 911 and the dispatcher instantly knows your address. You give them your information and hang up. The fire department is dispatched to your home. But,there is a huge problem. Your mail box ...