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Opinion

No one is above law

Editorials

If Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is right in an allegation against former state House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder, the latter may be trying for a record in thumbing his nose at the rules. Householder, a Perry County Republican, was arrested along with a few cronies earlier ...

Fletcher for Senate

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Changing PRF rules dangerous

Editorials

It doesn’t seem possible Congress could approve as much as $3.3 trillion in epidemic-related aid to Americans — the amount already provided —without ensuring at least the health care network was made whole? It is, apparently. Nearly 240 members of Congress have signed a letter to U.S. ...

Lack of traffic study still an issue

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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” ...

Restaurants: Too little, too late for aid now

Editorials

As Ohio does its best to pick up the slack from the federal government in helping residents and businesses struggling financially because of COVID-19, some business owners are reporting that, unfortunately, it may be too little, too late. Over the weekend, approximately 15,000 bars and ...

Michael Fletcher for Ohio Senate District 30

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Three times virus reaches daily record

Editorials

Three times last week the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio reached a new daily record. Three times. There was also a record number of new hospitalizations for the virus last week. Last Wednesday, another 66 Buckeye State residents died of the virus. “To frivolize these lives as I hear some ...

Not that easy

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Do your homework

Letters to the Editor

What Trump is doing putting America first should have been done 40 years ago. He is the best president we have had in the last 40 years and people should see that Democrats will do anything to stop him from doing what is right for the American people. Michael Bloomberg trying to buy the votes ...

Vote for Marshall

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to urge the voters of Washington County, Ohio, to elect Cora Marshall to the office of County Commissioner. I have known Cora Marshall for over 30 years, mostly in her role as a real estate sales professional. She was always well informed in transactions, where her clients were ...

Battlefield leadership

Letters to the Editor

Sept. 29’s highly partisan “my hair’s on fire” letter from our county coroner blasted President Trump for not setting his own hair on fire over the pandemic. Yes, the president didn’t go bananas; but he did take swift and bold action. He displayed calm, creative, optimistic ...

Cast a vote against corruption

Letters to the Editor

Surprise, surprise. One of the lobbyists indicted in the Larry Householder criminal case has identified SE Ohio representative Jay Edwards as the “Representative 8” listed in the federal complaint. “Representative 8” was present at the exclusive (and expensive dinner) at which the ...

Electricity bill needs to be taken care of now

Editorials

Unless Ohio legislators change the law very quickly, every consumer of electricity in the Buckeye State will be paying more for power next year, under a plan tainted by allegations of a $60 million bribery scheme. Former state House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, and ...