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Music in the Park a success, again

September 18, 2014 The mornings are getting cooler and the evenings are getting shorter — all signs that summer is coming to an end. more »»

Daniels will work hard, improve lives of people

September 17, 2014 My biggest concern as a voter during the 2014 election is the amount of corruption involved in campaigning. more »»

Thompson represents an agenda all his own

September 16, 2014 I would like to address a letter I recently read claiming to contain the “Truth about Thompson.” First, the writer claimed that blaming Representative Andy Thompson for the closing of Ormet is “dopey. more »»

Special thanks to festival's financial backers

September 15, 2014 The 39th Ohio River Sternwheel Festival is now in the history books, and it was another great success. There are so many responsible for the success of this festival year after year. more »»

Don’t rock the boat, keep Thompson in office

September 13, 2014 During a recent pleasant evening at the Boathouse restaurant in Marietta, I was impressed to witness the volume of barge traffic moving all sorts of commercial goods and materials to perhaps distant... more »»

Johnson could be available to debate

September 13, 2014 The Sept. 6 New York Times had an article about the remaining work of the current Congress. The article stated that Congress intends to wrap up its business by Sept. more »»

Big Brother plain to see at recent sternwheel festival

September 13, 2014 This past weekend I had occasion to find myself on the Marietta side of the river for the sternwheel festival. I was dismayed and alarmed by what I saw. more »»

Garrison misleads voters with her version of facts

September 13, 2014 Jennifer Garrison’s recent attacks on Bill Johnson are as disappointing as they are deceiving. She knows that Johnson has returned $200,000 of his office budget to the taxpayers. more »»

EPA bureaucrats need to wake up on coal issue

September 12, 2014 Let’s talk about coal. more »»

Community loses more than an eye-care business

September 11, 2014 A recent “Closed” sign at 307 Fourth St. more »»

Garrison understands working people

September 11, 2014 To me it seems fair that when the federal government has a construction project that they should hire local workers. But Representative Bill Johnson disagrees with m. more »»

Area’s gas prices puzzle reader

September 10, 2014 Just a short question! Would you please research for me a puzzling question? Why are gasoline prices so different in the area? Take for example the prices in Washington County range from $3.25. more »»

What will it take to eliminate geese filth

September 10, 2014 What would we think if people went about relieving themselves and leaving their waste behind in our public parks, beaches and even on our personal and private lands? Or, to tone it down a bit and... more »»

Rep. Johnson is working for the people

September 9, 2014 I have been around Washington County for a long time, including the time I served as a county commissioner. I keep up with politics, local and national, and I read this paper every day. more »»

Don’t be swayed by those who accept homosexuality

September 9, 2014 The Lowell “author” needs to understand that homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle. It is very clearly called a sin in the Bible. The Bible tells Christians to hate the sin and love the sinner. more »»

GOP speaker isn’t known as a forward thinker

September 8, 2014 As election time approaches, political organizations and their candidates usually try to dodge labels and avoid controversy, but, to their credit, the members of the Washington County Republican... more »»

Thanks for support of Devola Community Day

September 6, 2014 The East Muskingum Civic Association recently held the fourth annual Devola Community Day. Many people enjoyed the events of the day including a tag sale, carnival, and “walk-in” movie night. more »»

Upcoming Republican speaker distorts facts

September 6, 2014 In its Aug. 30, 2014 edition the Marietta Times announced that the Washington County Republicans will feature David Barton as the key speaker at their fall meeting. more »»

Incumbent needs to get real for voters

September 6, 2014 One of the reasons why most Ohioans are fed up with Washington is that too many members won’t listen to the public. Instead, they spend our money to help their own political campaigns. more »»

Phase 3 of the Armory Renovation

September 6, 2014 The Armory was open for tours of the ground floor at the last Merchants and Artist Walk and literally hundreds took advantage. We started a little ahead of our published opening at 6 p.. more »»



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