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Letters to the Editor

Phillips will address education issues

lips will address education issuesMuch remains to be done to improve our schools, to ensure that our community grows stronger, to enhance the business climate, and to get people in our neighborhoods back to work. I believe Representative Phillips works hard to help southeastern Ohio achieve ...

Phillips didn’t help me, vote Dennis

To address the question of Ms. Phillips' competence as a representative of the citizens of the 94th District, I would like to relate my experience when seeking her assistance in a matter that was a great concern to me. I received a letter from the Ohio Attorney General's office explaining that ...

Phillips didn’t help me, vote Dennis

To address the question of Ms. Phillips' competence as a representative of the citizens of the 94th District, I would like to relate my experience when seeking her assistance in a matter that was a great concern to me. I received a letter from the Ohio Attorney General's office explaining that ...

Vote for Yolan Dennis on Election Day

After reading the distorted propaganda in the article urging re-election of Debbie Phillips which appeared in the weekend paper of Oct. 25-26, I feel that someone must answer on behalf of us, the extreme right "barbarians". There was no documentation offered to substantiate the writer's unfound ...

Thompson should have helped Ormet before

The Ohio Secretary of State's office oversees all Ohio elections and the districts. Unless the Ohio Secretary of State's website is wrong, the State Representative of District 93, including all of Monroe County, was none other than Andy Thompson. The former Ormet Aluminum plant was located in ...

Support Daniels, a military veteran

I am writing this letter about my friend Charlie Daniels, whom I have known and worked with for decades. Charlie isn't the type to brag or put himself above others. He has served our country with an outstanding military career and won several awards while overseas. He was even meritoriously ...

Rivalry put aside for sake of coach

While our team and our community was trying to understand and make sense of what had happened to our football coach, teacher, mentor, community leader, and a wonderful Christian man, Jodi Mote, there was a tremendous outpouring of support not only from our community but also our surrounding ...

Veteran fighting battle over high rents

Rent prices in the Mid-Ohio Valley are horrible right now. Everyone is raising their prices to get the oil and gas people coming from out of state and the locals who need places to rent can not afford. We have gone to agencies who offer assistance in finding a place but they are having the same ...

Phillips deserves voter support on Tuesday

I want strongly to endorse Debbie Phillips as our state representative from the 94th District. She has experience. She knows her constituency. She has good common sense. She understands the importance of education, and of educational standards. Her opponent, Yolan Dennis, decries Common Core ...

It’s time to vote; be sure you do your duty

Your vote is very important! One vote can make a difference. In 1776, one vote gave the United States the English language instead of German. It was one vote that declared Rutherford B. Hayes as the 19th president of the United States in 1876. History records that one vote kept slavery out of ...

Daniels’ campaign rife with distortions

It's said that if you repeat a lie often enough, people start to believe it's the truth. That's apparently the modus operandi for the Charlie Daniels campaign. How many letters and ads have they run that are rife with misrepresentations, distortions, and outright lies? Too many to ignore. So ...

Lies to voters repeated by Daniels’ campaign

If they lie to the voters to win an election, they will lie to their constituents when they are in office. Charlie Daniels is running a completely negative campaign against Andy Thompson in the 95th Ohio State Representative district. The campaign strategy seems to be all about swaying 3,000 ...

Mandel displays tireless zeal as state treasurer

After reading the Marietta Times article about this year's campaign costs, I can't help but think about the cost of not voting in this election.As the election draws closer, there is one statewide elected official whose record in office draws significant praise from both sides of the ...

Garrison has served the area well and will continue

I read recently in the Marietta Times an endorsement in the congressional race. I was very disappointed to learn that this endorsement was made not by our local paper but by the parent corporation, Ogden Publication, Even more disappointing, Jennifer Garrison was never even given the courtesy ...

Negativity in election letters dismays author

I am dismayed by many letter writers attacking the opposition for the upcoming election in November. I have seen a few letters praising a candidate, or defending a candidate. I have also noticed a trend in who writes which types of letters. I have not seen attacks against Charlie Daniels, but I ...

Residential treatment facility isn’t ‘neighbor friendly’

NO! 812 Fifth Street Residential Treatment FacilityThere is no question that the Marietta area has a need for a local residential treatment facility (RTF). We do have many citizens who wish to voluntarily get help to leave the life of drugs and alcohol. Yes, the Mid-Ohio Valley drug problem ...

Reader supports Debbie Phillips for Ohio House

I have been working with Debbie Phillips in this election campaign and I know that she works hard to get to know her constituents. Debbie Phillips listens and she spends time discussing the issues important to the members of local communities in Athens, Meigs, Morgan and Western Washington ...

Votes against veterans never go away

Veterans are not ignorant or stupid. Negative votes against veterans on any day does not translate to favorable votes on Election Day.Niles WaltersMarietta

Walters brings business experience to the job

Rick Walters deserves the vote of your readers in his campaign to serve as a Washington County Commissioner.The experience and skills necessary to serve effectively as a Washington County Commissioner are identical to those required to manage a successful business. Rick Walters has that ...

Thompson dedicated to people of the community

I am aware of the tactics that are used by politicians while campaigning, the usual mudslinging that is involved. I cannot condone what has been said and done in the name of State Representative candidate Charlie Daniels. Andy Thompson is a man who cares about the people that he represents. He ...