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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Current commissioners are doing just fine

I’ve recently read a number of pro and con letters to the editor regarding the contested County Commissioners races. In my view, these races are not so much about the virtues or vices of the incumbents. Both men have served two terms and they are known quantities. Instead, these races are ...

Re-Elect David White for Commissioner

Dear Washington County Voters, I am honored to support David White for re-election for Washington County Commissioner. I have gotten to know David through the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. David White has a passion for the office and is very committed to the people of Washington ...

Oil & gas industry responds to Rolling Stone article

As the organization in charge of providing the general public with fact-based, educational information about Ohio’s important natural gas and oil industry, we’re deeply disappointed a recent article (“Rolling Stone Article Highlights Area Fracking Concerns,” Feb. 15) irresponsibly ...

Vote Charlie Schilling

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Charlie Schilling in the Foster Care system. His willingness to listen and research, as well as his perseverance, are qualities that I saw while working with him. He would take the time to fully understand the situation and always acted in the ...

Donald is our Adolf

Hitler was going to “Make Germany Great Again.” How did that work out? For Germany? For the planet? How is Donald working out for the vast majority of the planet’s population? Will Donald’s wrath result in another 30 million – mostly innocent – deaths? Roger G. Kalter Marietta

Oriana House response

The services being provided at Rigel Recovery Residential Center (the former Women’s Home) in Marietta to the citizens of Washington County have remained consistent and have not deviated from when Oriana House was first approached by the Washington County Behavioral Health Board in 2018. The ...

Schilling for Commissioner

In the last eight months I have attended multiple meetings with an opportunity to talk with Charlie Schilling about why he is running for Washington County Commissioner. In each of those meetings he has voiced his concern about listening to the residents of the entire County and trying to ...

Keep David White, County Commissioner

Commissioner David White is up for re-election. His name will appear on your Republican primary ballot. I encourage you to join me in giving David White your vote. As your County Auditor, I work alongside Commissioner White on the general budget, as well as other projects. I know him to be a ...

Senate Bill 33 Violates Ohioans’ Rights

I recommend taking a moment to search online for one of my favorite photographs. Reminiscent of the infamous “Tiananmen Square” moment in China, a chilling snapshot by photographer Ryan Vizzions depicts Lakota water protector Mega Mae Plenty Chief riding on horseback, staring down ...

James Booth will bring integrity to board of commissioners

I have seen many different articles in the paper concerning the current commissioners running for office, and also the challengers. I have know James Booth for many years. Here is the long and short of it. I have always known him to be honest, fair, and vocal when need be. I feel that if he had ...

Marshall has the experience to be county commissioner

Cora Marshall is running for the office of Washington County Commissioner. She held this office awhile back and handled the job quite well. She will serve the citizens of Washington County again the best way she can. So re-elect Cora Marshall for County Commissioner and give her a chance to ...

Keep Coil as Prosecutor

I invite you to join my husband and me and vote Nicole Coil, Washington County Prosecutor. Nicole assumed the office of Prosecutor in June 2019. If you read The Marietta Times and follow the court cases, you will see Nicole has done an amazing job of tackling the backlog of cases which she ...

Revealing America’s Radioactive Secret

Kudos to the Marietta Times for featuring the story “America’s Radioactive Secret” as reported in a detailed, highly researched (over two years) investigative report in the February issue of Rolling Stone magazine. As a long-time subscriber to Rolling Stone, I was shocked to read this ...

Re: A republic, if you can keep it

The story is told that after the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government the delegates had created. He said, “A republic, if you can keep it.” I believe the greatest danger to our republic today is President Donald J. Trump. In our constitution, we ...

County moves a win for local taxpayers

Recently some individuals have been trying to cast turmoil and distraction on a simple improvement which Washington County has undertaken. Despite numerous attempts to explain the costs associated with the relocation of some county agencies, there still appears to be some misunderstanding as ...

President Eisenhower was no radical

If you are obtaining your news from any of the major television or radio networks and/or the propaganda channel, you are not getting an honest deal. If you accept the broadcasts as truth, you are being misinformed. These reporting sources are undermining democracy with their allegiance to ...

We need change at the county government level

I have been following the articles about Devola in the paper the last few weeks. This situation affects me, as I am a Devola resident. The complete fiasco and added financial burden to the residents very well may be the future for Reno and Oak Grove. EPA rules are making septic systems a thing ...

County needs new commissioners

After some very frank discussions with several in the county, I am forced to change my mind and give my support to Charlie Schilling and James Booth for the commissioner’s spots. I have been a long-time supporter of both incumbents, but questions about communication problems coupled with a ...

VA won’t succeed in trying to silence union

I write today with an urgent message for our community as a member of AFGE Local 1631 which represents employees of the VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio, and the VA employees that serve the veterans at the Marietta CBOC. AFGE represents all bargaining unit employees, nurses, doctors and ...