Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Township appreciates others’ assistance

The trustees of Liberty Township would like to thank Salem and Lawrence Township for helping the township spread stone during their application of dust control. Your help and generosity was very appreciated. Emily Griffin, fiscal officer Liberty Township

Judge candidate unfit for Supreme Court

I think Judge Kavanaugh is unfit to be a Supreme Court Justice. His viewpoint would stack the court with yet another extreme right wing ideologue. He very well could be the most extreme voice of the other extremists on the court. Among some of his views are: The president cannot be ...

Reno volunteers appreciate support

To the wonderful citizens of our community, The members of the Reno Volunteer Fire Department would like to offer our sincere gratitude for your attendance of the 60th Annual Reno Fireman’s Social. This event serves several purposes; it builds community camaraderie, it provides ...

Ohio House candidate enjoys visit in county

On Sunday, July 8, I completed a 36 consecutive day journey across 70 small towns in Eastern Ohio. The purpose of this journey was to educate myself on the history, people, and current issues facing the areas I wish to represent in the 95th District of Ohio’s House of ...

Public parcel along trail should stay public

Public lands are a public trust. Our beautiful Marietta has a long history of preserving land for public use. The Ohio Company set aside the Great Mound and the area from the Muskingum River to the Turtle Mound, a later generation of city leaders designating a portion of that land as the city ...

Sappington offers change for the 94th House District

When I think of the 94th Ohio House District, I think of the people of southeast Ohio and their needs. What will it take for permanent positive change to take place? At this point in time, that would be positive change at all levels in our state elected offices. We need someone that ...

No easy answers to opioid crisis, but lots to consider

In the July 21 issue of the Times, is an article written by a journalist offering impressions after attending several community meetings. These meetings addressed the opioid epidemic and what to do about it. The writer stated, “The pharmaceutical industry and medical community offered a pill ...

Am Vets appreciate city support of parade

I am writing on behalf of Marietta AmVets Post 1788! We, the officers and members, want to thank all of the veteran groups and people of Washington County who showed up to participate in our Fourth of July parade. This is a community event and we want all who would like to be in it to come ...

Mail carriers deserve better working conditions

I am writing in reference to the conditions our mail carriers endure. Did you see the report on the conditions many mail carriers work under and the trucks are not air conditioned, the trucks have to be closed up and locked anytime they are away from it and the doors must be shut anytime. ...

EVE seeks donations for annual auction

Since 1981, EVE has supported men, women and children in living an abuse-free life. Through emergency and transitional shelter, counseling, education, and advocacy, EVE provides a valuable service to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. However, these vital services cannot continue ...

Ohio State doesn’t owe an explanation to anyone

Your OUR OPINION essay of July 18, “Looks like OSU has a lot to explain,” demands a response. You seem to be faulting OSU for not having a 2018 sensibility 30 years ago. I am old enough to remember 30 years ago and a lot longer, and I can explain why OSU did not have that sensibility in ...

Woman describes the consequence of drug use

I can’t even begin to tell you the feeling I had when I experienced the person closest to me having an overdose. There’s just nothing in the dictionary that can describe that heart wrenching anguish. I can tell you my screams of horror and panic were enough to wake the dead. Neighbors from ...

GOP members of Congress are too afraid to act

The disgraceful mad guy living in the White House no longer even tries to hide that he is Putin’s puppet. That contemptible weakling is being propped-up by spineless Republicans in Congress. These personality cult followers could restrain the nut-crook. They won’t. The cowards could ...

Beverly post thankful for support of fireworks

The American Legion Post 389 Beverly Ohio would like to thank all the wonderful businesses and civic groups that contributed to the annual 4th of July fireworks display this year. Donations were received from the following: The Citizens Bank Company, Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank, ...

Congress must act to save our Democracy

I have deep concern for this country and our democracy. Without firing a shot, the Russians have managed to invade the USA to create chaos and spread misinformation with the goal of turning us against each other and electing a president that could be manipulated. This is not a partisan ...