Opinion

‘Are you sick of winning?’

Letters to the Editor

"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid."- Clint Eastwood in High Plains DrifterAnger and hate round out the trinity of fear.Tony Schwartz is the ghost writer of Donald Trump's "Art of the Deal." No one else knows Trump better. He stayed silent for decades never ...

Brooker has energy, desire to be judge

Letters to the Editor

Elect Shoshanna Brooker judge of Washington County Court of Common Pleas. Currently magistrate of the very court where she is seeking the position of judge, Brooker works with family cases that include some of the most important matters effecting families today - for example drug addiction. ...

U.S. must help to save the eastern gorillas

Editorials

Humankind has not done a very good job of stewardship involving the animal kingdom. After thousands of years of co-existing with other creatures, we have killed off hundreds of species during the past couple of centuries.Now the eastern gorilla is in serious jeopardy. During the annual World ...

Story on pool increase may need more reporting

Letters to the Editor

Your article in the Aug. 29 paper: "Pool success story shows the power of people," regarding the Beverly pool and it's going from annual operating losses of $15,000 to $27,000 to being $800 in the black for the 2016 summer is good news, but my opinion is: Someone needs to be "chasing the ...

America’s global trust in often misplaced

Editorials

Politics has made stranger bedfellows under President Barack Obama than at any other time during recent memory.He insists he trusts Iran to put its nuclear weapons plan on hold, despite evidence Tehran already is cheating on its promise to do so.Obama has normalized relations with Cuba, even ...

Give mural proposal a chance to flourish

Editorials

The once-beautiful Wakefield Hotel mural at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta has been a frustration to many for years as residents have watched it deteriorate, with no budget-friendly options for repair. Even the artist said the brick wall mural is now "an animal that's sick and ...

Warren bond issue makes sense; time is now

Letters to the Editor

Warren Local Schools, under new leadership, has developed a building plan that all reasonable voters can support. A one-campus facility that costs less to build and maintain, financed with a low millage low interest bond. In short, the voters can get far more facilities for far less money than ...

Answers needed in response to leak

Editorials

One might conclude that what happened Saturday at the Axiall Corp. chemical plant in southern Marshall County ought to be investigated by the federal Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Apparently, that agency's officials do not see it that way. They do not plan to send experts to ...

Sternwheel weekend should be fun for everyone

Editorials

Sternwheel Festival weekend is almost here while we're still trying to recover from the Washington County Fair, which doesn't end until Tuesday night.Before things get too hectic we want to encourage you and your family to be safe throughout the weekend.Big crowds are expected, especially ...

Closed mind doesn’t persuade local voter

Letters to the Editor

I read a letter to the editor that I agree with.I remember when Obama ran for the first term, I was at a Democrat meeting where a worker for Obama asked if I would take him around my voting area. I said I would, and as we stopped to talk to the people, we got very good response from the people ...

Community partners get a big thanks from Right Path

Letters to the Editor

The Right Path just wrapped up our 12th summer of safe teen and family events, thanks to our many community partners.Tuesday nights held a few surprises this year as we moved locations from the Marietta YMCA, Whit's Frozen Custard, Jeremiah's Coffee/SWAGG and the Beverly and Belpre City pools ...

Summer filled with changes, city schools ready

Local Columns

Hello Marietta! I want to welcome everyone to what will be an amazing school year.We have been busily working to prepare for this new-year. Summer was filled with changes and enhancements to our facilities and processes. We also worked to get new faculty and staff settled and ready to go.We ...

Speaker to address blight issue

Local Columns

Thirty citizens attended the Marietta City Council land and zoning committee meeting on Aug. 11. We expressed our concern about the blight that is spreading across our city and infiltrating our neighborhoods. We noted properties that are in several physical disrepair, some with garbage and ...

Christians in voting booth

Local Columns

From a Christian's standpoint, we must pray for wisdom, and look for the presidential candidate who might be, even minutely, respectful of God! So with that in mind, let's look at both Hillary and Trump and their stand on Christianity, then you be the judge!Hillary Clinton doesn't appear to ...

‘White Death’ must be stopped

Editorials

First Huntington, W.Va. Then Cincinnati, Ohio. Now Louisville, Ky. An epidemic that might be called the White Death is sweeping that region of the country.It is heroin with an additive that makes it even more dangerous than the primary product, which is what many buyers think they are getting. ...

Month to celebrate senior centers’ contribution

Letters to the Editor

This September, as part of National Senior Center Month 2016, the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging 8 (AAA8) invites you to celebrate the many ways our local senior centers help individuals "Find Balance."Every day, older adults find balance and wellness options at senior centers across the ...

Mark Kerenyi is committed and competent

Letters to the Editor

This fall I will be voting for Mark Kerenyi for judge, plain and simple. Kerenyi has the two "c's", there is no doubt. What are they, you ask? They are commitment and competency. Kerenyi has repeatedly made a commitment to our community. He serves on the boards or executive committees of the ...

Voters must not be fooled by Dems sidestepping

Letters to the Editor

How many times have I heard the middle class is having it rough with loosing their jobs and their homes? Time and again it's been stated how we must help the shrinking middle-class, and help the working class who live paycheck to paycheck to reach that "dream" that has gotten further out of ...

County fair steeped in history with a lesson for tomorrow

Editorials

"The fair is for the youth and to keep youth involved in our community."Those are the words of Washington County Fair Board President Dean McCoy and we feel that he couldn't be more on the money.With the fair now less than two days away, many 4-H members and youth from throughout the county are ...