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Tax returns historically lead to trouble

May 23, 2016 I applaud Donald Trump for citing historic precedents in refusing to release his tax returns. He stands with Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. more »»

Rules on open rest rooms wastes tax dollars

May 23, 2016 You know our president and his administration have now decided that all public schools throughout the country must open all rest rooms, locker rooms, and showers to transgenders based on what they... more »»

Medicare should extend to chiropractic care

May 21, 2016 Medicare should extend to chiropractic care A recent study looked at disabled individuals in Medicare or SSDI also known as social security disability insurance. more »»

Leaders should visit Pearl Harbor site, too

May 21, 2016 In my opinion, President Obama is going to Japan to meet with Japanese Prime Minster Abe to apologize for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima that ended World War II in August 1945. more »»

Thanks to all who furnished desserts for ceremony

May 21, 2016 Washington County’s Civil War training camp, Camp Putnam, was active during the War of the Rebellion, 1861-186. more »»

Government stance on transgender students wrong

May 20, 2016 The federal government has told public schools all across the nation that they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms and believe it or not, locker rooms consistent with their gender... more »»

LBGT agenda misguided on many levels

May 19, 2016 LBGT agenda misguided on many levels On Friday, May 13, the White House signaled its intent to implement the radical LBGT agenda by issuing a directive to all public schools. more »»

Memorial Health fashion show a huge success

May 18, 2016 The 13th annual Fashion Show, sponsored by the Memorial Health Foundation, was profound success! The show grossed over $62,000, all of which will go to care of our Strecker Cancer Center patients in... more »»

Right Path’s fish fry fundraiser is May 20

May 18, 2016 The Right Path is gearing up for our seventh annual fish fry fundraiser this Friday night, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 on Pike Street in Marietta. more »»

Support for ‘disabilities’ month legislation

May 17, 2016 I am writing this letter to pledge my support for Senate Bill 130. This is a bi-partisan bill that formally designates October as “Disability History and Awareness Month” for Ohio. more »»

Letter writer differs on column about natural gas

May 16, 2016 I recently read Robert W. more »»

Effort to raise awareness about opiate addiction is seeing success

May 14, 2016 Mid-Ohio Valley Learning About Addiction (MOVLAA) was started around midnight in late January. MOVLAA started because two people made Facebook posts regarding opiate addiction. more »»

Local hiring rules a must for working Ohioans

May 12, 2016 As someone who values the work of craftsmen in our communities, I am very concerned with the direction GOP lawmakers are taking our state. more »»

Both parties need to reform delegrate system

May 12, 2016 In the Marietta Times dated May 5, an editorial entitled, “Don’t ever give up your right to vote” — this is one thing I agree with, but do your votes really count? No they don’t ... more »»

Zonta Award inspires winner to do even more

May 11, 2016 Dear Zonta Club members, It has taken me awhile to digest winning the Woman of the Year. more »»

Work to influence teens so they avoid tobacco

May 9, 2016 I was intrigued by an Associated Press article on the front page of The Marietta Times on April 20 entitled, “FDA targets rural teens who chew tobacco. more »»

Boy Scouts say thanks for fish fry fundraiser support

May 9, 2016 The committee of the Washington District Boy Scouts of America wish to thank every business and individual who donated for the annual fish fry fundraising dinner and auction held on April 1. more »»

Thanks to all who helped on Earth Day Expo

May 7, 2016 West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted its 2016 Earth Day Expo on April 21, and as one of the faculty organizers, I would like to issue a public thank-you to all the individuals and... more »»

BLM displays shortsighted attitude on forest

May 7, 2016 In response to the BLM’s recent “Finding of no significant impact” related to the leasing of 18,494 acres in the Wayne National Forest’s Marietta Unit for deep shale oil and gas drilling: there are... more »»

Bowling fundraiser really helped a friend

May 7, 2016 A big thank you to the businesses who donated for our fundraiser basket for our bowling friend, Jackie Hlubb, battling cancer! Thanks to all who bought tickets and sold tickets for this cause. more »»



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