Opinion

Thanks to all for help with Cutler basket bingo

Letters to the Editor

We want to take this time to say “thank you” to so many people for making our Basket Bingo a huge success on Nov. 10 at the Cutler Community Center. Vivian Burton and Jimmy King are the best. Thank you to Bridgeport Equipment Co., Tim Reed, Sally Drake, Vivian Burton and all others who ...

Congress: Look into why black lung keeps happening

Editorials

Of course Congress should safeguard a federal program to help victims of black lung disease. But no amount of money from Washington can do more than ease the suffering of those afflicted by the malady and their families. So lawmakers also ought to be looking into why black lung, known ...

Reader feels Buckeyes have been slighted

Letters to the Editor

Two (recent) Monday editions of The Marietta Times have given the Cleveland Browns front page coverage while overlooking the Ohio State Buckeyes’ big win over Michigan then winning the Big Ten Conference. The Cleveland Browns had won just one away game in three years. This isn’t the first ...

Students should keep looking to trade careers

Editorials

Building Bridges to Careers in Marietta has given students a chance to gain valuable experience in exploring career options here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Last week, two Marietta High School seniors did their job shadowing at the construction site for the new Williamstown Elementary School. They ...

Experiencing a Christmas miracle

Local Columns

Christmas miracles come when you least expect them! This week started out like any other in our office. It’s approaching year end, we have less than 100 days until the annual campaign closes, we have 2 major fundraising events on the near horizon, the agency funding cycle is about to begin ...

Keep local interests on rep’s mind

Editorials

At the start of 2019, Marietta will no longer have one of its own residents representing them in the Ohio legislature. Republican Andy Thompson, of Marietta, served for eight years before reaching his term limit. Voters elected Republican Don Jones, of Harrison County, to fill that ...

Understanding Washington County CSB redesignation

Letters to the Editor

There has been a lot of misinformation regarding the redesignation of Children’s Services. We would like to set the record straight. The Children’s Services Board (CSB) has been in deficit spending since 2009. Each year CSB spends more money than it is allocated from the County General ...

Set sights on the ultimate higher goal of education

Editorials

Marietta City Schools’ Board of Education presented Superintendent Will Hampton with a set of goals to achieve in the next year — with reasonable expectation that he will meet them, given that he met or exceeded expectations on all 25 items on a list the board used to evaluate his ...

Thanks for support of Marietta Recycling Center

Letters to the Editor

‘Tis the season that we celebrate the holidays by baking, buying gifts and with friends and family! This is an especially busy time at the Marietta Area Recycling Center (MARC) with increased volume from all of the holiday activities. It is at this time of the year that it is important to ...

Sneaky bill would help politicians, hurt police, fire families

Editorials

Outgoing Representative Andy Thompson, R-Marietta, was one of three members who this week voted against passing out of committee a proposal to give lawmakers and other executive elected officials a raise. Unfortunately, the raises had been tacked on at the 11th hour to a bill meant to increase ...

Business owner says Butler should remain open

Letters to the Editor

As a small business owner and taxpaying resident of the Norwood community for over 27 years I would like my opinion known on the possible closing of Butler Street for the Marietta College Campus. For the past 27 years I have navigated on a daily basis the Butler Street crossing through the ...

The Hope for the Holidays vigil to shine a light on suicide

Editorials

On Sunday, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Washington County will host a candlelight vigil — Hope for the Holidays, for those remembering loved ones lost to suicide. This time of year can be difficult for those grieving the loss of a loved one. But from 6-7 p.m. in Muskingum Park, ...

Delaying graduation standards does kids a disservice

Editorials

Time and again, officials at colleges and universities tell us we are not preparing our students to attend their institutions. That is fine with them, of course — they get to charge more for extra semesters in which students take remedial courses to get them up to where they should be. ...

Learn from Greatest Generation

Editorials

Across the Mid-Ohio Valley Friday, ceremonies honored the generation of Americans who responded to the attacks on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago by stepping up and saving the world. There are so few of them left. Americans got a stark reminder of both the strength and frailty of that generation ...

Meyer’s early retirement likely driven by health, scandal

Editorials

Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only 54 years of age, he is retiring from his post at Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has been ...

Ohioans, pay attention to legislation happening

Editorials

Ohio lawmakers are floating some ideas Buckeye State residents might want to watch. Last week, House Joint Resolution 19 was introduced, which would make it more difficult to approve proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot. Rather than a simple majority needed for an ...

Trump’s behavior against the media is un-American

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump’s willingness to soft pedal the brutal murder of a journalist is a disgusting reminder of his disregard for the ideals that made this country great. The virtuous ideas of our founders are regularly bludgeoned by his repulsive ego and trampling of traditional norms. Constant lies ...

Thanks for support of MOV Gift of Life 5K event

Letters to the Editor

MOV Gift of Life would like to thank those that came out and supported our 2nd Annual 5K Run & Walk at the Marietta Aquatic Center. We were able to raise awareness for organ donation, as well as raise money to assist local transplant patients. We would like to thank the following area ...

Do the right thing when celebrating

Editorials

Drunk or drugged drivers are a late-night, weekend worry, so the conventional wisdom goes. But a video released by the Ohio Highway Patrol shows impaired driving happens all day, every day. In fact, only 30 percent of the arrests by the highway patrol for impaired driving came between ...