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Letters to the Editor

White will continue to work for taxpayers

I first met David White when he took our family portrait in 1992. I was impressed with the quality of his work, and the methodical way he went about his business. He has continued to take our family photos ever since. My husband and I got to know David much better when he entered the ...

Looking for answers and true leadership

Marietta City Schools is currently facing some big decisions. With the failure of the levy to support new schools, a reconfiguration of our district buildings is on the horizon. But behind the talk of the restructuring is another issue I’d like to address. Chad Rinard, principal at ...

Treasurer supports Coil for prosecutor

As election day grows closer it is important that we make some important decisions in Washington County. As the County Treasurer, I have worked with Nicole Coil for many years and thanks to her dedication to help me reduce my delinquent tax numbers, we have sold many properties that have had ...

Keep Coil as county prosecutor

I am voting to keep Nicole Coil as prosecutor. I could vote for her because I have been friends with her and her family for over forty years, and because I personally know that Nicole is intelligent, a hard worker, and that her character is beyond question. This is certainly true, but I am ...

Keep Feathers on county commission

I am voting for Ron Feathers in the upcoming election for one reason. He fought the EPA for six years on the Devola Sewer. Now that the court has spoken, Feathers has vowed to follow the court order and see the system is implemented properly. That process will take years and I want him in ...

Vote for Booth and Schilling for County Commissioners

I urge the fine citizens of Washington County to vote for James Booth and Charlie Schilling for County Commissioners. I want to thank James for serving in the United State Military and Charlie for serving two terms on the Fort Frye School Board, who helped the district school to turn around ...

Set a good example for kids in electing next president

I write in reference to a recent editorial, “Belpre on the right track for producing well-rounded students.” Belpre’s Board of Education deserves great credit for this new program, I hope it spreads to schools around the county. Teaching kids how to think critically is essential for not ...

Community needs to keep investing in children’s education

As news broke regarding the possible closure of Putnam and Harmar schools, my first thought was about Mrs. Cook. Full disclosure, I was and still am a supporter of a school levy for new schools, so I knew a time was going to come that I would reflect on my own experiences at Harmar Elementary. ...

Devola couple urges to keep White in office

In 2012, while campaigning for Commissioner, David White came to our door. We discussed the seemingly unavoidable sewering of Devola and Mr. White assured us he would fight the overreaching EPA as long as possible. During the last seven years Commissioner White, along with Commissioner ...

Sheriff backs Coil for county prosecutor

Nicole Coil is a candidate for Prosecuting Attorney of Washington County. I fully support her for this position. Nicole and her husband are long term residents and have chosen Washington County to live, work and raise their family. Nicole was appointed Prosecuting Attorney in May 2019 to fill ...

There’s no perfect candidate; vote for a good leader

This is a plea to vote in the upcoming primary and presidential elections. Regardless of which party you feel allegiance to, please vote for the candidate that puts the good of all people above him/herself; who will protect the Constitution and the rights of even the most lowly of citizens; who ...

Current commissioner supports White, Feathers

Like many in our community, I became pointedly interested in County politics during the debate over the Devola Sewer. I admired the stand taken by then Commissioners Ron Feathers, David White, and Rick Walters to defend the property rights of Devola residents. I was further impressed when the ...

Trustees ask for support of Oak Grove VFD levy

Please support a most important levy by the Oak Grove VFD that is critical to our citizens in Muskingum Township West. Here is the rest of the story. On Nov. 25, the residents of Muskingum Township West and local guests met with members of the Oak Grove VFD and Muskingum Township Trustees to ...

Re-elect David White, County Commissioner

The 2020 Ohio Primary is just three weeks away. I’m writing to let you know why I will be voting to re-elect David White as Washington County Commissioner and I want to encourage you to join me. The facts of David’s current term are well-documented and they clearly demonstrate that he is ...

Our great country is moving backwards on civil rights

As I watch my country falling apart, I recall the words of Abe Lincoln, “a government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Most of my history classes consisted of memorizing dates of wars and the leaders at the time. It was not till graduate school that I finally learned ...

Coil is the best person to be county prosecutor

I am writing today to ask you to join me in supporting and voting for Nicole Tipton Coil for Washington County Prosecutor. The reorganization and efficiency of the office is easy to see and is well documented since Nicole was appointed. The work that has been accomplished in a short period of ...

Our democracy is under threat

As a retired social studies teacher, I am very worried about the current threat to our democracy and the US Constitution. The Constitution outlines three co-equal branches of government. I assured my students that our system of checks and balances had made the United States the most successful ...

Energy – Embrace change or not

There is a lot of information swirling around these days about climate change – is it real or a natural phenomenon – if it is real, how bad could it be – what should we do? In efforts to protect themselves, corporations that stand to suffer from changes in public opinion, work to find ...

Elect Charlie Schilling for Commissioner

To the voters of Washington County, I am pleased to provide my support and endorse Charlie Schilling as a candidate for Washington County Commissioner. Charlie comes from a hard-working family, and he has continued in that tradition to become successful in his Real Estate business. In ...

Fire Chiefs oppose Feathers and White as commissioners

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Washington County Fire Chiefs Association. With the elections coming up we feel we must inform the public of our opposition to re-electing the current county commissioners. We wish to express our displeasure with Ron Feathers and David White. A few of ...