Letters to the Editor

Adopt-a-thon successful

Thank you Marietta Moose Lodge 1823 and this wonderful community.We read so many stories about animals that are mistreated, abused, abandoned, and worse. Too often we rarely read the stories of a group of people from all walks of life stepping forward together for our furry friends.On Aug. 9, ...

Drugs no excuse for crimes against others

I am writing regarding the letter about the person responsible for the break-ins and enterings in Belpre saying that 10 years was too harsh of a punishment. The person in question does have arrests in other states. I am tired of people using drugs as an excuse for permission to rob, steal and ...

Tennis group thankful for help of volunteers

The Marietta Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who generously donated of time and labor on Saturday, Aug. 23, to the MACTA project to restore the city of Marietta's tennis ...

There’s still a place for the post office

In a recent letter to the editor dated Aug. 18, the writer talked about the postal service and how it is past its time. I say, he needs to do his research. First of all, USPS receives no tax dollars, and hasn't since the '70s. They are required to prefund retiree health care, a payment of $5 ...

Candidate Daniels a true man of the people

Long championed in our nation's storied exercise with democracy has been the "man of the people." From our onset, with President Washington to President Lincoln, we champion a man of the people; the very document which breathes life in the institutions of our government begins "We, the people." ...

Johnson’s local town halls are too staged

It comes as no surprise to discover that Congressman Bill Johnson might be reluctant to engage in an honest, one-on-one debate with his Democrat opponent before the Nov. 4 election ... Johnson wants to rely instead upon the tried-and-true tea party tactic of staged "town-hall" meetings (where ...

Taxpayer doesn’t like middle school idea

I don't need the gray hair and creaky bones to tell me I am a senior citizen. Most of us senior citizens don't like change and ascribe to the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I surely believe that, but I'll be the first to listen to the facts and join the change bandwagon if the ...

Marietta Fire Dept. works to prepare for the worst

Marietta Fire Department has been a long-standing member of the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Our hope in this partnership is to promote the goal of the committee in ensuring that Washington County is prepared in the event of an emergency. The Marietta Fire ...

Support the creation of a third political party

Five weeks vacation, then 10 days work, then a lot more vacation until Election Day, that's the agenda for the parasitic elite that sit on their thrones in the U.S. Congress. Our senators and Congress representatives have got to be the world's foremost party animals!Our president worked to ...

Seeds of total destruction have been sown

Climate change. Evil CO2. Evil Coal. Overpopulation. It's about social change. It's about control. If this is too hard to understand, then imagine a planet with 99.9% good people, and 0.1% extremely wealthy, psychopathic individuals whom wish to dominate the rest, or get rid of them altogether. ...

Reno VFD appreciates support for social

On behalf of Reno Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank all of those who contributed to our annual ice cream social, held last month at Pioneer Chevrolet. We have so many people who donate their time and money to make this event a success year after year. Without the support of our ...

Best days may be ahead for coal, nuclear power

It's time to face reality: Using advanced coal combustion technologies and nuclear power to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of electricity should be a no-brainer.Coal and nuclear power together provide more than 60 percent of the nation's electricity. In recent years, ...

Thanks to MC students who worked on trail

Margaret Fredericks and MJ Ebenhack supervised 20 international and U.S. Marietta College students Saturday, Aug. 16, as they weeded along River Trail and planted new ground cover to protect the trail landscaping from future high water.River Trail between S. Fourth and S. Fifth has been under ...

Certainty of death and taxes, but why taxes?

It is merely an anecdote of which I speak of to you today. A recent warning was issued to those in Washington County. Beware of the auditor and the team of worshipful masters out to assess the value of your property. Again, this is a mere anecdote to those who love taxes, who even believe that ...

Riverfront Roar thankful for community’s support

The Marietta Riverfront Roar board of directors and committee would like to thank the sponsors, patrons, volunteers, vendors and the community for supporting the 14th annual Roar. In addition, this event would not be possible without the support and cooperation of the Marietta and Williamstown ...

Ferguson’s taste of tyranny

Let me do some fear-mongering for you.It's an interesting thing, what we are seeing in Ferguson, Mo. A mere premonition of things to come? The situation of incited rioting and chaos that came after an incident involving an officer using what seems to be excessive force-nay, lethal force-to stop ...

Economic impact broken immigration system has on agricultural industry

Economic impact broken immigration system has on agricultural industryThe crisis on the border might be dominating the headlines when it comes to immigration. It's an important aspect of the issue, no doubt, but it should not be our only focus when it comes to improving our broken system.Ohio ...

Actions speak louder than words

Within the last week I have read two letters to the editor that are completely off base. The first was bashing our state representative, Andy Thompson, and the second was a glowing recommendation for the Democrats running in our area.First and foremost, both writers seem to think that the woes ...

Decision on RV park will impact future zoning

I've several comments pertaining to your article entitled "Differing ideas over RV park"':1. Thank you for publishing the article. I hope it raises wide public awareness. The decisions made by the planning commission on this issue will impact future zoning decisions throughout our city. I ...

No politician should vote to cut school funding

Why did Andy Thompson vote to cut education dollars out of Ohio school funding? Does he want to punish our schools and children by hindering their educational needs to become leaders of the future? Thompson, our state representative for our school districts, voted to cut school funding in his ...