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Garrison’s claims aren’t facts

October 5, 2014 Tuesday night, my wife and I attended the League of Women Voters debate for local candidates. This year’s debate was capably moderated: skillful, firm, fair, and cordial. more »»

Columnist gets it wrong

October 5, 2014 Regarding Rich Lowry’s Sept. 26 column. more »»

Dennis will work for jobs

October 5, 2014 Who does Debbie Phillips represent in Columbus? As a former farmer’s wife and retired teacher, I learned early to keep track of farm records and follow the money. more »»

Fighting abortion at home

October 5, 2014 Today is has been called Respect For Life Sunday since 1972 based upon the verse in Leviticus 18:21 “You shall not give any of your children to pass thru the fire and sacrifice them to Molech and so... more »»

Andy Thompson is a fighter

October 5, 2014 If “fighting” for a cause means attending rallies and shouting slogans, any schlub can be called a political fighter. more »»

Thompson turns back on people

October 5, 2014 Some have been complaining that Ohio 95th District State Representative Andy Thompson is being treated “unfairly” by his opponent. more »»

Thanks to Republicans ...

October 5, 2014 Thanks to Republicans, this nation of ours cannot accomplish what should be some of our most important prioritie. more »»

Driving Belpre’s rough streets

October 5, 2014 The mayor of Belpre needs to drive west down Washington Boulevard to the edge of the city and turn his vehicle around. more »»

Help pass needed law

September 28, 2014 I lost my only child Sarah due to an automobile accident in March 2014. Sarah was exiting a parking lot that merged directly into a highway. more »»

New leadership for W.Va.

September 28, 2014 We need new leadership in West Virginia and not in the Democratic party who has held control over our state for over 80 years and we are still last in everything. more »»

Johnson’s accomplishments

September 28, 2014 I have been watching politics for a long time and am very interested in the race between Jennifer Garrison and Bill Johnson. It is amazing to me that Mr. more »»

Recognize the great stuff we have here

September 22, 2014 Have we had enough of the naysaying and pointing out the dilapidated properties in town? Aren’t the days of headlines about neglected lots in the newspaper overly sufficient? It’s unfortunate, but i... more »»

Well done, Big Red Marching Band

September 22, 2014 I write to compliment the PHS band. I attended the PHS-Cabel Midland game Friday evening to support grandchildren marching in the CM band. more »»

Raise the minimum wage

September 21, 2014 With only eight days left in the House of Representatives in Washington before elections, do you think they could pass a bill to raise the minimum wage for the country to $10.10? As Sen. more »»

Where is Saudi Arabia?

September 21, 2014 As a retired military guy, I am absolutely baffled by the situation in Iraq. Since 1950, the United States has made over $80 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia. more »»

Speaker’s vulgarity distracting

September 21, 2014 Always eager to learn, I traveled to Marietta College to an event sponsored by the Esbenshade Series for the communit. more »»

Losing our freedoms

September 21, 2014 What is the Commander and Chief and President thinking? As our nation is facing a high level of terrorist plots, goes on national television and said “We don’t have a strategy to deal with the... more »»

Hate for Barton unwarranted

September 21, 2014 I’m sorry that Jim Rapp feels slapped in the face by the choice of Republican dinner speaker David Barton. However, the hate that he ascribes to Mr. more »»

The kindness of strangers

September 21, 2014 On Sept. 11, my husband and I were at the dentist. We left and went to the Dog House on Seventh Street for our lunch. We were seated across from a young woman and little boy age 3 or 4. more »»

Food pantry appreciates help

September 21, 2014 A big thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Marietta for giving out children’s reading books and pencils during the Washington County Fair Parade and for collecting donations for the Marietta Community... more »»



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