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Best days may be ahead for coal, nuclear power

August 25, 2014 It’s time to face reality: Using advanced coal combustion technologies and nuclear power to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of electricity should be a no-braine. more »»

Thanks to MC students who worked on trail

August 23, 2014 Margaret Fredericks and MJ Ebenhack supervised 20 international and U.S. Marietta College students Saturday, Aug. more »»

Riverfront Roar thankful for community’s support

August 23, 2014 The Marietta Riverfront Roar board of directors and committee would like to thank the sponsors, patrons, volunteers, vendors and the community for supporting the 14th annual Roar. more »»

Certainty of death and taxes, but why taxes?

August 23, 2014 It is merely an anecdote of which I speak of to you today. A recent warning was issued to those in Washington County. more »»

Ferguson’s taste of tyranny

August 21, 2014 Let me do some fear-mongering for you. It’s an interesting thing, what we are seeing in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

Economic impact broken immigration system has on agricultural industry

August 21, 2014 Economic impact broken immigration system has on agricultural industry The crisis on the border might be dominating the headlines when it comes to immigration. more »»

Actions speak louder than words

August 20, 2014 Within the last week I have read two letters to the editor that are completely off bas. more »»

Decision on RV park will impact future zoning

August 20, 2014 I’ve several comments pertaining to your article entitled “Differing ideas over RV park”’: 1. Thank you for publishing the article. I hope it raises wide public awareness. more »»

No politician should vote to cut school funding

August 20, 2014 Why did Andy Thompson vote to cut education dollars out of Ohio school funding? Does he want to punish our schools and children by hindering their educational needs to become leaders of the future?... more »»

Thanks for the help with Swap, Drop, and Pick-up

August 20, 2014 This is a note of thanks and an update to all of the following who donated and helped our family with the Swap, Drop, and Pick-up on Aug. 9. more »»

Saying ‘war on coal’ is a meaningless expression

August 19, 2014 Regarding the Aug. 1 editorial: “Voice your opinion to EPA about war on coal. more »»

Charlie Daniels doesn’t understand economics like Thompson does

August 19, 2014 About a month ago, which is too soon to begin with, along the state routes close to the Jamboree in the Hills site, the Democratic candidate running for state representative of Ohio’s 95th district... more »»

Pouring billions into the post office won’t save it

August 18, 2014 I am often amused at how we love to blame our government for failing to save us or save one of its sinking offices. more »»

Andy Thompson clear choice this election

August 16, 2014 With the midterm elections about to get into full swing, we need to take a serious look at those seeking to represent us. more »»

Reader awaiting response to phone books

August 16, 2014 In response to a recent letter writer regarding phone book litter, I applaud him for his effort and concern. more »»

Support Daniels, FitzGerald in November

August 16, 2014 The last time I stopped at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to visit Andy Thompson (R) on behalf of the upper Ohio Valley (AFL-CIO) Central Labor Council, which I am a member of, we both had a talk... more »»

Williams will be missed by many

August 16, 2014 Robin Williams, I will always miss you. I have had depression for years, but when I saw you on the Johnny Carson Show or in a movie, you made my day bright and happy. more »»

Understand Common Core before criticizing

August 15, 2014 The more I read responses to my previous letter addressing my concerns with Andy Thompson’s attack on Common Core, the more I realize how little the public actually knows about Common Core State... more »»

Drug offenders should see more jail time

August 14, 2014 I find the recent news articles show relatively short prison sentences for selling or distributing illegal drugs very disturbing. There are some who think we should legalize certain drugs. more »»

Thanks to politician, candidates for support of coal

August 14, 2014 I am writing this letter to express my appreciation to Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland and Charlie Daniels, Democrat Candidate for Ohio House of Representatives for our 95th District. more »»



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