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Letters to the Editor

Clarifying a point

I feel my twitter interaction quoted in the the article published Nov. 12, 2020, “DeWine: Ohio ramping up mask rules,” with the author was misconstrued. I clearly stated to the author that evidence for mask use was mixed and was my personal opinion only. I was not speaking for the PA ...

I’m staying home

I’m staying home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pandemic is not a hoax. Over 250,000 people have died and if we all just followed CDC guidelines of wearing a mask, keeping a distance from each other, not attending large gatherings and washing our hands often, we could slow the spread of ...

The Great Ignoring

It’s not every day one gets to witness the spectacle of the President of the United States, behaving like a spoiled toddler, when his favorite toy is taken away. Our chief executive officer, spouting endless lies and conspiracy theories, further radicalizing his supporters, who gleefully ...

Don’t let virus rule lives

This virus isn’t going anywhere. Let’s get the obvious part out of the way. The question is, how are we going to let it affect our lives? If you listen to the “experts” like Saint Fauci, Governor Dewine, Governor Jim Justice, or the hysterical national and local media, the answer is ...

Public Health Directives

Gov. Mike DeWine is to be congratulated for his recent threat to close businesses which do not require customers to follow CDC guidelines regarding masks. Despite push back from some who claim to speak for the business community, there are legitimate reasons to follow the health directives ...

VFW looking to grow

More than one and a half million people are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliary. The members at the Ronnie W Davis Memorial VFW Post 5108 in Marietta are looking to increase their membership. The VFW is a nonprofit veterans service organization advocating for veterans to ...

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 ...

OSU working with victims

A recent editorial about sexual abuse by former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss failed to mention that the university has reached settlement agreements with 185 survivors totaling $46.7 million. No taxpayer, tuition or restricted donor funds are utilized for these settlements, and the ...

Beverly Legion Golf Classic

The American Legion Russell Chadwick Post 389 in Beverly would like to thank the following Sponsors for making our 1st Annual Beverly Legion Golf Scramble a rousing success. Waterford Commercial Savings Bank, Beverly FOE, Air Heater Seal, Riverbend Family Dining, McCarthy Real Estate, ...

An observation on “Your vote has never been more important”

Re: Readers Letters of Oct. 22, 2020, Mr. Bob Rhoads describes with great acumen why America need not experiment with “false promises of radical socialism.” Socialism’s failure is evidenced throughout the world. As we look back to number of example publications of the science fiction ...

Fletcher for Senate

We the people, pride ourselves on being known as a “Nation of Nations’’, a country of endless knowledge, skills, education and wealth. We are also a “melting pot” of ethnicity, an array of Christianity, non-Christian, and non-religion. We accept our neighbor’s beliefs, and our ...

A real physician

CNN and MSNBC have finally reached the ultimate low. Sometimes, they report stories where you know their version of the truth has nothing to do with the actual truth, and more with wild conspiracies. For example, they were all convinced that the Russians influenced the 2016 election. The real ...

Support Cora Marshall for County Commissioner

I am a proud homeowner in Devola and I am directly impacted by the sewer project. When this project was first discussed ten years ago, I was skeptical. Over time, I realized that even though my source of water was improved, the impact to the community watershed was more important. Cora Marshall ...

We need leaders that listen, lead, and follow through

If you’ve lived in the valley for a while, it’s hard to forget the devastation caused by the storms that hit our region in 1998. Violent winds downed trees and powerlines, and torrential rains caused flooding that most residents in the area had not experienced in their lifetime. The ...

Lack of traffic study still an issue

The School Levy has had a relatively low profile leading up to the election for such an important vote. The Board did not publicly come out with a revised plan until October and people had started to vote not knowing really what they were voting for. There has been no public forum for ...

Marietta Community Schools

The proposed school building levy is on the ballot once again this year. Last year’s proposal presented just a single consolidated campus option to taxpayers; however, this years attempt proposes a number of potential options with no firm plan for taxpayers to vote on. My original letter of ...

Renew senior levy

As we look to the fall election I would like to ask Washington County voters to consider joining me in supporting the renewal of the Senior Citizens Levy. For less than $30.00 per year on a $100,000.00 home, voters can signal their support for seniors throughout the county. As a “renewal” ...

Michael Fletcher for Ohio Senate District 30

I am voting for Michael Fletcher to represent District 30 in the Ohio Senate. As a listener and a doer, Fletcher has the patience and temperament needed to build relationships and get things done in Columbus. Michael Fletcher has life experiences that make him a great candidate. As an Eagle ...

Wear a mask

As we are well aware from old to young, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. COVID-19 is most assuredly real. The case numbers in Ohio and many other states are on the rise. The miracle has not yet arrived. Nor has a vaccine. Repeatedly, physicians, health care professionals, governors and ...

Not that easy

Here we go again, another election and the Democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “if Joe Biden is elected he will take your guns and your Second Amendment rights.” If Biden is elected he can’t do either one! So once again Trump has lied to us. Or ...