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Opinion

Tax cuts a big win for Main Street, Congress

Local Columns

The White House and congressional leaders are hard at work on a tax package. It’s clear what works best for Main Street: Small business tax cuts. The Trump administration has led on the issue, guiding the conversation toward a 25 percent small business tax rate. Now, it’s time for ...

Moving beyond the pink ribbons

Editorials

It’s that time of the year in which the color pink can be seen just about everywhere. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are seeing pink ribbons in our schools and pinned to our sheriff’s deputies, pink T-shirts that area school athletes are donning and even pink confections at ...

Harvest of Hope offers thanks to donors, volunteers

Letters to the Editor

Washington County Harvest of Hope would like to thank the sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make our Third Annual Farm to Table Dinner and Auction a great success. Because of their generosity and dedication to our cause, Harvest of Hope received over $14,000 in combined income from ...

School thankful for community support

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of St. Mary Catholic School we say thank you to the Marietta and surrounding community for the support of our recent Fall Festival Weekend. We thank the many local merchants who donated raffle ticket prize items, the many friends of St. Mary Catholic School who purchased raffle ...

Highland Ridge Water remembers past director

Letters to the Editor

Recently Highland Ridge Water lost an important asset to their association. Dedication, determination. These are just a few words that described Harold Carpenter’s passion for the water association. For the past 27 years, Carpenter had been a board member who gave his insight, suggestions, ...

Voters should support Dream Team for BOE

Letters to the Editor

Mallett, Duckworth, Lehman. MDL. Frank Christy wrote an endorsement letter for these three school board candidates he referred to as “The Dream Team.” I now know why he wrote. I have previously written and submitted letters endorsing Mr. Mallett and Mr. Lehman. I have now spent some ...

Candidate has history of community service

Letters to the Editor

Over the last couple of years, I have had the opportunity to work with Doug Mallett on the Washington County Children Services Board. I also see Mallett while working with the newly created Washington County Foster Families Foundation. As a fellow board member, I have seen Mallett stand up ...

Make way for Sunday road race

Editorials

Marietta is gearing up for its second annual half marathon this weekend and those around the city should be prepared. The race means that several main roadways, including Putnam and Front streets, and Glendale Road, will be closed. Some major intersections that will remain open, including ...

Hall has expertise needed for school board

Letters to the Editor

My mother, Stacey Adams Hall, is more than qualified to fulfill a position on school board. She has the experience and intelligence that it takes to do a great job with helping all teachers and students within Marietta City Schools. My mother was a school teacher for 25 years, including ...

Schenkel knows his ward, knows the city

Letters to the Editor

Schenkel knows his ward, knows the city I have had the opportunity to work with Geoff Schenkel over the past several years. Schenkel has shown his love for his hometown by using his artistic abilities to beautify our little city by painting historic murals. He has spent hours working on ...

Reader plans to no longer watch the NFL

Letters to the Editor

I despondently watched the protests of President Trump’s statements this past weekend by the NFL football players, owners, and media commentators. They kept saying how Trump wants to deny the athletes their First Amendment right and is being divisive. What about President Trump’s ...

Abused children must be protected

Editorials

Sometimes, the only rescuers abused children can rely on are teachers, principals and other school personnel. Many cases of child abuse and/or neglect come to light only because educators go to the police. In Ohio, they are required by law to report suspected abuse. They do so almost every ...

Vote for Lehman to improve Marietta City schools

Letters to the Editor

Marietta City Schools have been getting poor report cards from the state for years, and the administration and school board have no real explanation for why that is true and why they have not done more to change it. John Lehman would like to put the E for excellence into education in ...

Support Schenkel for Marietta’s Fourth Ward

Letters to the Editor

Marietta’s Fourth Ward is lucky to have Geoff Schenkel running for its City Council seat. An artist and entrepreneur, Geoff could have taken his talents anywhere, but this lifelong Mariettan chose to dig in here, open his business, and raise his family on the West Side, in an old house ...

Kennedy papers should be released

Editorials

Despite conclusive debunking of most of the conspiracy theories regarding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, many Americans believe our government has not told us everything. It hasn’t. At all levels, federal officials insist the basic facts are established: Lee Harvey ...

Meet school board candidates Oct.10

Letters to the Editor

Voters in the Marietta City School District have some very important decisions to make in November. The city school board has three seats to be filled on Nov. 7. Two of the individuals, Roger Bartunek and Dr. Zane Lazer, are incumbents, having been selected by the board to fill unexpired ...

We need more facts about Las Vegas tragedy

Editorials

The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the horrifying massacre in Las Vegas is that no conclusions should be drawn until investigators have had more time to learn exactly what happened and why. Page one of today’s newspaper tells the story: At least ...

Wait! Those building projects can wait a while

Editorials

It is no surprise to read that labor and materials are in short supply mainly because demand it so strong from hurricane-stricken regions in Texas and Florida. That’s understandable as those areas begin the monumental task of rebuilding. Damage estimates are running in the billions. So it ...

Global warming is caused by overpopulation

Local Columns

I grew up in the Kanawha Valley during the 1960s and early 1970s. These were the days before Richard Nixon created the EPA. My father worked as a mechanical engineer for the Union Carbide Corporation across the river from St. Albans in Institute, W.Va. Unlike anything today, these were the ...

Schools and community together

Local Columns

It is amazing what you can learn by planning a simple event, like Marietta City Schools hosting the October 6, First Friday in downtown Marietta. Actually, it is not simple. An event like this has a lot of moving parts. What I learned most is that there are a lot of people that are proud to ...