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Opinion

MC president responds

Letters to the Editor

I am proud of and fully support our effort to register students and employees to vote. It is something we do every year, and we will continue to do so every year I am president at Marietta College. Despite what Carol Pabst’s letter to the editor (Oct. 25, 2019) said about the College’s ...

All votes matter; exercise your right

Editorials

With no presidential race, no county commissioner or sheriff race and no county-wide issues on the ballot in Washington County, early voter turnout for next week’s election has been a little low. It’s understandable but we would still encourage every county resident to exercise their ...

Vote ‘yes’ on levy for our children, our future

Letters to the Editor

Even if you hate children and taxes – vote ‘yes’ for the MCS levy The most important growth, development, and retention tool that every community has, are quality schools. When growth happens in a community taxes are reduced because they are shared by more people and more businesses. ...

Vote ‘no’ to more money from taxpayers’ pockets

Letters to the Editor

There we have it. At the Monday meeting of the Marietta City School Board of Education, treasurer Frank Antill said the school system is facing a continued operating loss through fiscal year 2024. He further states that his forecast assumes that funding from the state will remain flat and that ...

Take an opportunity to thank local heroes

Editorials

Monday was National First Responders Day — a day to recognize the men and women who sacrifice constantly so that the rest of us might feel safe and protected. Law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics deserve far more than a day’s nod to what they do for us. They are heroes in ...

Logistics of Marietta schools levy don’t add up

Letters to the Editor

The proposed transition from community schools to a single campus is one that I’ve followed closely and with great interest, and I attended the public information session and read everything I could about the proposal. With my professional experience in capital and community planning, I felt ...

Later school start is worth consideration

Editorials

When State Senator Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, proposed legislation that would mean a later start to the school day for Buckeye State students, the reaction was mixed. But even if the idea may have been inspired by similar legislation in California, it should not be dismissed entirely. It ...

Executive orders come rightly with scrutiny

Editorials

Former President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive orders to get his way when Congress refused to go along with him — or when he simply did not want the American people to know what he was doing — was wrong. But President Donald Trump’s critics now point to the fact his use of ...

What does ‘award winning’ look like?

Local Columns

Awards are great things! They are great because they give an organization external recognition for the hard work and effort that the team is doing day in and out. An award says that your peers are cognizant of the work you are doing and they are endorsing your efforts. Award presentations are ...

Teen driver simulation serves as a valuable teaching tool

Editorials

“I can do this,” says the person, before he staggers sideways ... “Oh, my God, I can’t do this. I can’t even see the line.” That could be the audio from any field sobriety test, right? Fortunately, it was 16-year-old Marietta High School student Josh Martin, during an impaired ...

Noland has a long range vision for his hometown

Letters to the Editor

Harley Noland graduated from Marietta High School and has lived in Marietta all his life except for short stints at Washington University in St Louis studying Architecture and the Peace Corps. When he returned to Marietta, he participated in the rebirth of Marietta first with the renovation of ...

Now is the time to vote ‘no’ on MCS levy

Letters to the Editor

I saw last week that Marietta College was registering students and encouraging them to vote for the school levy coming up. I wondered if this registration included out-of-state students? If so, were the out-of-state students informed that it is against federal law to be registered in more than ...

Take safety precautions around trick or treaters

Editorials

Trick or treaters in Marietta and many surrounding communities will be hitting the streets this weekend. Let’s all do our best to make sure the Halloween tradition is fun, not tragic. Most trick-or-treating safety guidelines are simply common sense, but sometimes we can get caught up in the ...

Reader believes Schlicher will work hard for Marietta

Letters to the Editor

I have known Josh Schlicher for over 20 years. In those 20 plus years I have come to know through personal experience of his strength, his vision, his hard work and dedication for each and every project that I have set before him as a home contractor. Each and every project that I brought ...

Food pantry board offers clarification on move

Letters to the Editor

The Board of Directors for the Greater Marietta Community Food Pantry would like to address the concerns brought forward in the Marietta Times editorial published on Oct. 17. For 40 years, the food pantry housed at First Congregational Church on Front Street has been serving the needs of our ...

Cleanup of voters rolls ultimately a good thing

Editorials

When Ohio experimented this year with releasing ahead of time the hundreds of thousands of names it intended to purge from voter rolls before the November election, organizations such as the League of Women Voters and other volunteer groups were asked, essentially, to double check the state’s ...

Tabby’s Clothesline Appreciates Our Heroes

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of Marietta City Schools and our Tabby’s Clothesline project, I would like to thank the following participants for making our Fall Community Resource Fair and Clothing Giveaway a successful event. Although the morning traffic was slow, our afternoon provided opportunities for many ...

Sternwheel Festival sees another successful year

Letters to the Editor

As the Director General of the 2019 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, I am pleased to announce that our 44th was another success. Our festival does great things for the Marietta community by assisting to promote local tourism and preserving the river boat heritage of the Mid-Ohio Valley. I ...

Marietta needs to do the right thing with Oriana

Letters to the Editor

Marietta City Council and Law Director need to do their jobs and write zoning rules that can be understood without court battles. Even the city staff may have misunderstood the rules when they granted the occupancy permit for the Women’s Home to Oriana House. If Oriana House were to request ...