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Letters to the Editor

Marietta can do better than First Energy

By now, everyone has heard of the arrest of Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder and four of his associates. According to the federal criminal complaint, over a three-year period, a “Company A” secretly and illegally funneled over $60 million into a “dark money” organization ...

Supporting leaders who support education

As president of Washington State Community College (WSCC), I’ve seen firsthand the impact higher education has on moving a student from poverty to prosperity. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been heartbreaking to watch otherwise vital students lose their academic footing ...

Sick of broken promises

I am sick of big city politicians and governors who fail to protect their people and then call on the rest of us to fix their local problems. These out-of-control states dug themselves into their financial holes; they need to dig themselves out. I am proud of our president: immense energy, ...

Thank you

I would like to thank the The Marietta Times for printing a list of some of the lies our president told in his interview with Mike Wallace July 19. The latest count of his lies is approaching 20,000 since taking office and have gone mostly unreported. Newspapers don’t always report these ...

Religious liberty

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged” [Ronald Reagan]. People wonder what has happened to our nation and why it is in such turmoil. The answer is simple. When God is removed from the schools, the government and public life, His ...

A man named John

Watching the television coverage of Rep. John Lewis’ return to Selma, Alabama and the bridge that helped make him an icon of the Civil Rights movement, one is struck by the idiocy of it all. People of various ages, races, and gender stood silently to honor a man that most of the viewers had ...

Natural gas scorecard shows Ohio needs its now more than ever

Ohio plays a critical role in the surge in natural gas production in the U.S., and the clean, low-cost fuel continues to deliver significant benefits to Ohioans and all Americans. New statistics underscore just how much the Buckeye State gains from natural gas. Savings alone from lower natural ...

Natural gas scorecard shows Ohio needs its now more than ever

Ohio plays a critical role in the surge in natural gas production in the U.S., and the clean, low-cost fuel continues to deliver significant benefits to Ohioans and all Americans. New statistics underscore just how much the Buckeye State gains from natural gas. Savings alone from lower ...

Drugs a bigger problem for our area than virus

We are in a pandemic now, but we have been overlooking an epidemic for years: drugs in the workforce. Our tree-trimmers, landscapers, plumbers, contractors and restaurant employees — so many on hard drugs, and they are never tested. Most employers will say they can’t find clean people; ...

Compromise is not a dirty word

A recent letter to the editor by a resident of Reno suggested that the Democratic Party is a party of “stonewalling and delay” while the Republican Party is “a party that stands for making real improvements in the lives of ALL Americans”. Apparently, what triggered this letter was ...

What unites us

I recently wrote about a few of the ideas that Americans of all backgrounds have traditionally held in common. Today, I would like to further expand that list. Recognizing the diversity of God’s Creation, Americans have been long been united by an appreciation for the “principle of ...

Count the silver when Trump leaves

The recent action by Mr. Trump to reward his long-time friend and co-conspirator, Roger Stone is yet another indication of what the country has to look forward to over the next five months. Trump is already beginning to “hear footsteps” and knows that the voters are coming after him in ...

We find ourselves in a battle

We are at a crossroads in our country. We are in the midst of a battle for our souls. One side is sickened by America and wants to usher in a “new America” at any cost. The other side, our side, is proud of the United States we know and love. We want to keep making it a better place by ...

Congress should protect elections, fund vote-by-mail

Do you know who’s voting by mail this election? Donald Trump. And do you know who’s making it harder for everyone else in the country to vote by mail in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s right – Donald Trump. He and other White House officials have gone on record with false ...

Stonewalling and delay continue

We have seen Democrat senators walk away – refuse to even discuss – a sincere proposal by Senator Tim Scott (GA) to fix problems that have led to police brutality. Why would they not be willing to fix specific problems that could be costing lives, both black and white? But, have we not also ...

Equality is an intrinsic American value

A recent letter writer suggests that many Americans share moral values dating back to our country’s founding. I agree. The Declaration of Independence proclaims that all men are created equal and over two hundred years later Americans are increasingly embracing this ideal. Yet, throughout ...

Thanks to those who helped with Beverly event

We would like to thank the following donors for helping to make this year’s Beverly Ohio 4th of July fireworks display the best yet: Sherlock Oil, Beverly Lions Club, B&W Pharmacy, Muskingum Valley Beverly Waterford Chamber of Commerce, McDonalds, Beverly Eagles (our new co-sponsor), ...

Law and order equals happiness

It feels as if one were awakened from deep sleep, as was the case with Rip Van Winkle. Has there been a seismic shift in public attitude? Every place one looks, there are challenges to life. We are most fortunate to be living in a country that values an individual. We decide our fate by ...

Just wear the mask!

President Trump continues to brag about the great job he is doing in fighting the coronavirus. And Mr. Trump seems to be more interested in his reelection than the fact that over 130,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Governor Cuomo of New York showed real leadership as he told New Yorkers ...

COVID-19 is not gone; remain vigilant

The Coronavirus is not gone! Scientists and the medical professionals stand firm on the facts that we have no vaccine, no effective treatment, highly contagious, deadly and it is still here. The statistics tell us nearly 3 million people in the United States have COVID-19 and over 126,000 ...