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Immigration should not be arbitrarily restricted

August 13, 2016 In a recent letter to the editor a Donald Trump supporter advocated that immigration should be based on a our country’s need. In my view nothing could be more un-American and heartless. more »»

County home thankful for foundation grant

August 11, 2016 The Washington County Woman’s Home Board of Directors would like to thank the Marietta Community Foundation for a recent donatio. more »»

EVE organizers thankful for ongoing support

August 11, 2016 This letter is both a thank you and an invitation. The 34th annual benefit auction for EVE Inc. will be held the evening of Aug. 26 at the Hotel Lafayette. more »»

Warren must not hurry to build new buildings

August 10, 2016 I am writing in reference to Warren school district’s proposal of building two new school buildings. more »»

Trump is not the right choice for the economy

August 10, 2016 What is truly amazing about a recent article in last Sunday’s Parkersburg News & Sentinel was who wrote i. more »»

Republicans are too tainted toward charter schools

August 10, 2016 Given the really lousy performance of charter schools for decades, the billions of dollars state wide taken from local schools and the millions taken from Washington County schools to fund these... more »»

Parents must make school attendance priority for kids

August 6, 2016 Our goal this year is to ensure every student enrolled in Marietta City School District attends school every day. more »»

Writer disagrees with sewer assessment by official

August 5, 2016 This letter is in response to Councilman Roger Kalter’s letter to the editor stating that Marietta can handle additional sewer from Devola and Oak Grove. This simply is not true. more »»

Thanks to volunteers on Walking Garden

August 5, 2016 The members of Marietta in Bloom want to publicly thank Allyson Watkins, Jessica Kidd, Kevin Sprouse and Chris Murphy at the local Goodwill Training Center for providing a wonderful work crew to... more »»

Thanks to those who painted Fearing House fence

August 4, 2016 Recently, volunteers repainted the fence at the Henry Fearing House on the West side. more »»

Veteran supports Clinton in upcoming election

August 4, 2016 I volunteered for the Army during the Korean War, was trained in communications intelligence and spent over two years at a geographically ideal mountain outpost in Africa where we could intercept... more »»

No easy answers for climate change problem

August 3, 2016 I became concerned about climate change in about 2006. Being both an engineer and an economist by education, I dug into the climate science enough to see the path we’re on. more »»

Marietta Food pantry thanks its volunteers

August 3, 2016 The Marietta Community Food Pantry, housed in the First Congregational Church on Front Street, is the area’s oldest food pantry. more »»

Trump is untested, crazy and un-credentialed

August 3, 2016 “Google Sociopath,” said Trump biographer Tony Schwartz (The Art of The Deal) and the list of key qualities will be a “perfect description of Donald Trump. more »»

County claim about sewage unfounded

August 1, 2016 Marietta city has been ready and able for years to treat an sanitary sewer waste from Devola. Marietta has been accepting Devola sewage since 2012. more »»

Political cartoon in bad taste, crossed a line

August 1, 2016 99.999 % of all police officers work very hard and put their lives on the line to protect us and to follow the law. more »»

EPA, Clinton are killing mining jobs

July 30, 2016 You know, we have retired coal miners in Washington and surrounding counties. more »»

Restored theater and its music offers respite

July 30, 2016 On the heels of the Nice France tragedy and the failed coup in Turkey, the world threatens to erupt into even more, sustained, widespread violence. more »»

Volunteers helped make Marietta Day a success

July 30, 2016 I would like to thank all the ones that worked hard on Marietta Day. This takes a lot of time. It was the hottest day of the yea. more »»

Let’s help heal the planet for future generations

July 29, 2016 We have all been aware of the effects of our earth’s changing climate for a while now. more »»



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