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Letters to the Editor

Be wary of socialism

Matthew 7:3 asks “Why do you look at the speck in your brothers eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye.” A writer recently sang his praises to this newspaper for exposing 20,000 so-called lies by the President. If lies were truly his objective, he should have tried counting all ...

A good neighbor

This is in response to a May 19 letter titled, “Communities, not coal, should be focus of COVID-19 relief”. In 1976, Salem Township decided to build a new firehouse building for their newly established fire department. B & N Coal volunteered labor and equipment to ready the grounds ...

Made in America

I recently finished reading Our House Is on Fire, an autobiographical account by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and her family. It was a hugely engaging book for me, both as someone deeply concerned about climate change, as well as an individual with Asperger syndrome, the same autism ...

Was ok in March, not ok now

The new mantra from the left is that President Trump is going to defund Social Security and Medicare. This is simply a falsehood. First off, what Trump is doing is giving a tax break to the people that are employed: a deferral of their 6.2% FICA paycheck deduction. Working people will be ...

It’s not a hoax folks!

If you still think the coronavirus is a hoax, you are getting your information from Facebook or from President Trump. Not only are you misinformed but it could cost you your life and the lives of those around you. And because some of our governors and President Trump have not listened to ...

Money in politics is a problem that needs fixed

In a recent editorial, political donations must be revealed, The Marietta Times asserts: “Americans’ right to donate money in support of political candidates and/or causes must never, ever be curbed.” But the source of that money must be revealed. Say what? It currently is legal to ...

Wisdom vs. knowledge

Recently I was reading an article in which the writer used the terms “wisdom” and “knowledge” interchangeably, and thus, incorrectly. Knowledge is what we gain specifically through study and experience. There is no virtue component to knowledge. Virtue (or vice) can be expressed, ...

Thank you for supporting Beverly VFD fundraiser

The Beverly Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone from the Beverly-Waterford community and surrounding areas for your generous donations and the purchase of the raffle tickets for our annual fundraiser this year at the Waterford Fair. The raffle tickets have all been sold for ...

The Party of Inclusion

In 1964, legal segregation in the United States came to an end with the Civil Rights Act. Interestingly enough, 74 percent of House Democrats voted no and 78percent of Senate Democrats voted no. But the Act still passed with leading strong support from the Republicans. Today, 56 years later, ...

Missing the EVE Auction

Under normal circumstances you would be reading a Letter to the Editor about the upcoming 38th Annual Auction to benefit EVE, Incorporated with an auction goal of raising more than $18,000. But these are not normal circumstances, are they? EVE finds itself adjusting to the new conditions. We ...

Turning the corner

After over three years of hating the man in the oval office and the division that he has come to symbolize, it’s time to move on. Americans who were watching carefully received a glimpse of the nation they could become in 2008 when the first black man was elected president. Barack Obama and ...

The quackeries of a cure for COVID-19

The suggestion from some of your readers that hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19 is interesting, however there is no proof that it works. Many people swear that hydroxychloroquine is effective and it cured them. I have done some research and have discovered some remedies that, in the past, ...

Enough of the violence and lies

The Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump has the power to send in federal troops to areas that are rioting. Rep. Jerry Nadler is telling the people of this country that the riots are myth and mainstream media is parroting information about peaceful protesters. These are indeed troubling ...

GOP leadership has caused the mess we’re in

I write in reference to the recent letters to the editor boasting about how good life is under Republican leadership, and how the “radical” Democrats will destroy everything if they get elected. Hmmmm... If they think the catastrophe that we are living through today is good, what in the ...

Real open-mindedness

I doubt that many people have heard of Cassie Jaye and the unique position she found herself in that is so indicative of the world we live in today. Cassie Jaye is a feminist film maker. She was the darling of the left and received many accolades for her documentaries involving the feminist ...

‘Nice’ would be a welcome contrast to Trump

In an opinion in the July 31 edition of The Marietta Times a letter writer claims that people wonder what has happened to our nation and why it is in such turmoil. My guess would be that very few individuals are perplexed by this question. In conclusion the letter states, “Some say they will ...

Thanks to community for support of Oak Grove VFD

Oak Grove Fire and Rescue would like to express a “heartfelt thank you” to all of our friends and neighbors who donated to our “fill the boot” drive held on Saturday, Aug. 1. The money collected will go a long way in helping us make up the funds we would have received from our annual ...

Don’t vote for socialism

I’m old, so I may not be around to suffer the full impact of a Democrat takeover of the White House in 2021. However, I do worry for my daughter and her family. If you haven’t studied the Venezuelan fall from capitalist abundance to socialist privation, you’d better do so before voting ...

Election deceit continues

Thank you, Americans. It appears you have slowed your hoarding of bath tissue, hand sanitizer and grocery staples. A few more of you are wearing masks and acting somewhat more responsible in the local stores. While many citizens have grasped the reality of the pandemic crisIs and are ...

Many questions regarding fracking facility still need to be answered

On Aug. 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. there will be a virtual public meeting regarding the application from Deep Rock Disposal Solutions LLC of Marietta to build a facility just outside Marietta on the Ohio River to offload “traditional well waste” (of hydraulic fracturing or fracking) from barges. ...