Opinion

Judge candidate unfit for Supreme Court

Letters to the Editor

I think Judge Kavanaugh is unfit to be a Supreme Court Justice. His viewpoint would stack the court with yet another extreme right wing ideologue. He very well could be the most extreme voice of the other extremists on the court. Among some of his views are: The president cannot be ...

Reno volunteers appreciate support

Letters to the Editor

To the wonderful citizens of our community, The members of the Reno Volunteer Fire Department would like to offer our sincere gratitude for your attendance of the 60th Annual Reno Fireman’s Social. This event serves several purposes; it builds community camaraderie, it provides ...

Ohio House candidate enjoys visit in county

Letters to the Editor

On Sunday, July 8, I completed a 36 consecutive day journey across 70 small towns in Eastern Ohio. The purpose of this journey was to educate myself on the history, people, and current issues facing the areas I wish to represent in the 95th District of Ohio’s House of ...

Talks with Taliban must be about peace

Editorials

News the Taliban have agreed to their first direct talks with a U.S. official, regarding peace in Afghanistan, is highly significant for a number of reasons. During the months following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, U.S. forces, working with our allies, deposed the Taliban from ...

Opioid sale information should be released

Editorials

Other than the obviously profitable knowledge of where large pockets of vulnerable drug addicts exist, we fail to see what critical trade secrets need to be protected by withholding information about pharmaceutical companies dumping pain pills in communities. Yet a federal judge is ordering ...

Public parcel along trail should stay public

Letters to the Editor

Public lands are a public trust. Our beautiful Marietta has a long history of preserving land for public use. The Ohio Company set aside the Great Mound and the area from the Muskingum River to the Turtle Mound, a later generation of city leaders designating a portion of that land as the city ...

Summer sun is still dangerous

Editorials

As we become busier outdoors these days as soccer practice spectators, football practice observers, backyard pool lifeguards and gardening aficionados, let us all remember the dangers of the sun. It’s a fact: Skin cancer remains the most common form of cancer in the United States, but, ...

Tourism up in the Mountain State

Editorials

Creativity, energy and hard work do, indeed, pay off, and West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby should receive a great deal of credit for dedicating hers to bringing more people here to experience Almost Heaven. According to statewide hotel occupancy figures reported by global hotel ...

Mother nature can’t keep up with man’s CO2

Local Columns

I have been honored to teach climate science in the public schools the past two years. My experience with students is that most generally believe that climate change is a natural process which has been occurring throughout earth history. Surveys of adults indicate that they overwhelmingly ...

A healthy, strong community

Local Columns

United Ways understand that a healthy community is a strong first step towards a thriving and strong community. Being healthy makes it easier to concentrate in school and be successful at work. We believe that providing access to quality health services and health insurance; creating healthy ...

We all have a role to play in drug fight

Editorials

What are you willing to do? That was the final question posed to those attending the last of three forums recently called to discuss the opioid epidemic and its impact on our community. Roughly 75 people attended the Marietta session representing addicts, their families, health care ...

Sappington offers change for the 94th House District

Letters to the Editor

When I think of the 94th Ohio House District, I think of the people of southeast Ohio and their needs. What will it take for permanent positive change to take place? At this point in time, that would be positive change at all levels in our state elected offices. We need someone that ...

Local fight against drugs needs state’s help

Editorials

It is unlikely county officials will get from Columbus what they asked for this week. The general increase in funding to local governments being sought, more than $350 million a year, would dent the state budget to an extent legislators probably would not allow. But one specific plea by the ...

No easy answers to opioid crisis, but lots to consider

Letters to the Editor

In the July 21 issue of the Times, is an article written by a journalist offering impressions after attending several community meetings. These meetings addressed the opioid epidemic and what to do about it. The writer stated, “The pharmaceutical industry and medical community offered a pill ...

Civil rights case must be solved

Editorials

What happened to Emmett Till helped focus many Americans’ attention on the civil rights struggle during the 1950s. Till was just 14 years old when white men in Mississippi tortured and murdered him in 1955. He died because a white woman claimed the African-American lad had whistled at ...

Am Vets appreciate city support of parade

Letters to the Editor

I am writing on behalf of Marietta AmVets Post 1788! We, the officers and members, want to thank all of the veteran groups and people of Washington County who showed up to participate in our Fourth of July parade. This is a community event and we want all who would like to be in it to come ...

Mail carriers deserve better working conditions

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in reference to the conditions our mail carriers endure. Did you see the report on the conditions many mail carriers work under and the trucks are not air conditioned, the trucks have to be closed up and locked anytime they are away from it and the doors must be shut anytime. ...

FDA milk crackdown misplaced

Editorials

Surely, the Food and Drug Administration has something better to do than launch a crackdown on producers of soy, almond and similar beverages labeled as “milk.” Apparently not. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is telling reporters his agency may begin enforcing a federal regulation that ...

EVE seeks donations for annual auction

Letters to the Editor

Since 1981, EVE has supported men, women and children in living an abuse-free life. Through emergency and transitional shelter, counseling, education, and advocacy, EVE provides a valuable service to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. However, these vital services cannot continue ...

Lawsuit against victims unsettling

Editorials

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing last week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...