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Opinion

Russia isn’t the only cyber threat

Editorials

Cyber security is a critical issue demanding a bipartisan approach, Republicans and Democrats alike agree. Or at least, they say they do. But now, in relation to one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world, the issue has become politicized. That needs to end. At issue is ...

Mike Pence, you’re no Spiro Agnew

Letters to the Editor

If President-elect (Donald) Trump continues his cavalier attitude to the separation of his business activities and the nation’s business he may run into impeachable territory under the Emoluments section of the Constitution. Perhaps something for the Electoral College to ponder, despite or ...

Competition dance troupe appreciates support

Letters to the Editor

The FORCE Competition Dance Troupe from Stacey’s Dance Studio would like to thank all those that came to their Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, and helped make it a success. We appreciated your support and hope you enjoyed visiting with Santa and his Elf on the Shelf! We would like ...

Troop 222’s food drive a success

Letters to the Editor

Waterford Boy Scout Troop 222 would like to thank the residents of Beverly, Waterford, Lowell, Watertown and Coal Run who donated to our annual Christmas food drive on Dec. 10. Donations collected came to 3,300 pounds of food. The food was donated to the American Legion Post 389 Auxiliary ...

Frigid days require extra measure of caring

Editorials

Though the calendar claims it’s not yet winter, the Mid-Ohio Valley had its first brutal taste of winter weather this week, with wind chills in the negative numbers. Those of us who can stay indoors with a reliable source of heat are fortunate to do so. But let’s also remember to check on ...

Rowing, Cycling Club caring for Lockmaster’s house

Editorials

A few weeks ago I was reading the editorial page in the Marietta Times and came upon a letter written by a Marietta resident bashing the city of Marietta for all the money that had been spent saving the Lockmaster’s House. Needless to say I was quite shocked by this opinion since our club, ...

Trump needs to go the extra mile for West Virginians

Editorials

West Virginia lags behind most states in a variety of economic opportunity indicators. Among the most critical is availability of high-speed internet access. Our state ranks 45th on a list of 56 states and territories examined by the federal government for broadband access. It is available to ...

State must be fiscally responsible

Editorials

Five months into the fiscal year, Ohio’s general fund budget already has a shortfall of more than $360 million. Gov. John Kasich is warning the state is “on the verge of a recession ...” In the context of a $36.3 billion budget for the year, that gap may not seem large. It amounts to ...

Become educated about organ donation

Letters to the Editor

Mark desperately needs a new heart. As he lays in his hospital bed, he is just one of nearly 120,000 Americans (3,100 Ohioans) waiting for their second chance at a healthy, active future — he’s been waiting more than 1,200 days. The question is, how do we help save Mark’s life? As the ...

Firearm safety is of vital importance

Editorials

In our region of the country, it is not uncommon for teenagers or even younger children to hope that one thing they find under the Christmas tree is a new rifle or shotgun, perhaps the first they have ever owned. Most parents understand such a Christmas present has to be combined with another ...

Firearm safety is of vital importance

Editorials

In our region of the country, it is not uncommon for teenagers or even younger children to hope that one thing they find under the Christmas tree is a new rifle or shotgun, perhaps the first they have ever owned. Most parents understand such a Christmas present has to be combined with another ...

Remember to help pets this month

Editorials

From childhood, through adulthood, we fondly think of those pets that provided companionship and unconditional love. It’s that spirit of giving that inspires December’s Light Up Our Lives program. It’s a time to remember and honor the pets that have brightened and enriched our lives. ...

Glenn was deserving of celebrity

Editorials

John Glenn stands in stark contrast to so many of the sports stars, entertainers and even politicians held in high esteem today. Glenn, who died Thursday, was much more deserving of celebrity. While studying engineering at Muskingum College, Glenn took up flying for credit in a physics course ...

Secretary of education nominee a concern

Editorials

The coming of a new administration brings with it possible problems for IDEA, (individuals with disabilities act) .The federal educational program that helps fund IEP programs (Individual educational program.). Parents, caregivers,as well as school administrators and teachers need these ...

Don’t drink and drive this holiday

Editorials

The holiday season is in full swing and it is a good time to think about parties and drinking and driving. In the weeks ahead, there will be many parties and gatherings to attend. Alcohol will be available at some of those events. People will gather in living rooms and barrooms to toast, ...

Thank you to the Beverly-Waterford Community

Letters to the Editor

When I was a teenager, I wanted nothing more than to leave my tiny village in search of the big city and all the opportunities I envisioned came with that life. Then I found myself married with my first born, yearning to be in a community I was proud to call home for myself and my children, the ...

Uniting chambers will benefit two towns

Editorials

While the name for the new chamber of commerce serving the Beverly and Waterford communities is a bit cumbersome, we fully support the idea of one chamber for the area. For more than two decades, there have been two chambers that meet in Beverly, with membership rosters pretty close to ...

Calif. fire shows that cities must be vigilant

Editorials

Property owners often chafe at building codes requiring them to maintain structures in safe, healthy manners. That can be costly, so a certain amount of judgment should be exercised in enforcement. But what can happen when scofflaws get away with ignoring the rules entirely has been ...

State effort to combine medical boards a concern

Editorials

The state legislature is considering two bills (Senate Bill 366 and House Bill 617) which would dramatically alter the way medical professionals are regulated in Ohio, including optometrists. Under the bills, about a dozen boards would be eliminated and consolidated in some cases with unrelated ...

Zonta Club appreciates public’s support

Letters to the Editor

The Zonta Club of Marietta would like to thank the community for all of their support of our recent Unique Boutique Clothing Sale on Nov. 4 and 5. This is our largest fundraiser that we hold bi-annually and all of the proceeds go to scholarships for female non-traditional students to further ...