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‘But for the grace of God’

February 15, 2014 The Marietta Times published a series of articles in January on poverty with the same old tired arguments on both sides. more »»

Cozy ties aren’t limited to the Republicans

February 14, 2014 I am compelled to reply to a letter writer complaining about congressional Republicans and pollution. The letter writer asserts that Republicans are in bed with big corporations. more »»

Reader clarifies views on Marietta legislation

February 13, 2014 I’d like to write back to Roger Kalter and the readers and issue an apology for my lack of fact checking in an recent article which made its way to the printed page. more »»

Time to nominate a woman for Zonta award

February 12, 2014 We are truly blessed in this area to have scores of volunteers who share their time and resources to enhance the quality of life in our community. more »»

Hope that society will be more compassionate toward mental illness

February 11, 2014 The term “mental illness” has been given such a negative connotation in our society that is has rendered those suffering to be labeled shameful and disgraceful. more »»

How can gas companies have more rights than us?

February 10, 2014 After reading the recent letter to the editor concerning fracking trucks on area roads, I felt compelled to write my own. more »»

Those on a fixed income burdened with taxes

February 8, 2014 Who does a recent letter writer think he is, almost demanding people to vote in a 29 percent levy? Wayne National Forest owns one-third of the school district property, which the government doesn’t... more »»

Minimum wage intended as a starting point

February 8, 2014 I am concerned with statements made by the president in the State of the Union concerning minimum wage. His stance on raising the minimum wage echoes the sentiment of the “living wage” crowd. more »»

Councilman clarifies comments on poverty

February 8, 2014 The Marietta Times is to be commended for its series on poverty 50 years after a number of “safety net” The War on Poverty Programs were started in the United States to assist those who need a hand... more »»

It’s time to take care of business at home

February 8, 2014 First of all, let me state that as a registered Democrat I have helped to vote into office, over the years, just as many Republicans as Democrats. more »»

Today’s tech-savvy seniors

February 8, 2014 “Technologically savvy” can mean many different things to varied age group. more »»

Volunteers’ efforts at shelter appreciated

February 7, 2014 I would like to send out a greatly appreciated thank you to some folks who helped install the new generator at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valle. more »»

Appreciate all that people are doing in community

February 7, 2014 Some just can’t appreciate the good others try to do ... more »»

Rightditarod #4 needs volunteers to fight hunger

February 6, 2014 The Right Path for Washington County promotes healthy youth development through pro-social and community service opportunities. more »»

West Virginian wants more facts exposed

February 5, 2014 Responding to a letter to the editor on Feb. more »»

Big mistake not keeping county administrator

February 5, 2014 Washington County Commissioners are making a grave mistake by failing to retain Paul Cunningham county administrator. I have known Cunningham throughout his 39-year career with the county. more »»

Legalizing pot is a freedom-of-choice issue

February 4, 2014 I’m writing about a letter writer’s thoughtful letter: “The politics of legalizing pot” (Jan. 29). more »»

Annual Fur Ball Feb. 22 at a new location

February 4, 2014 The humane society’s 11th annual Fur Ball dance and auction is scheduled for Feb. 22. This year’s event will be held at the Shrine Club on Pennsylvania Avenue, Marietta. more »»

‘Survivor’ will make you appreciate freedom

February 4, 2014 I have never written a letter to the editor, but felt I must do so after watching the movie, “Lone Survivor. more »»

Waterford resident appreciates snow removal

February 3, 2014 I would like to take this time to say what a nice job the workers did on Waterford Road when we had the big snowfall during the weekend. more »»



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