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Letters to the editor

Cheering on stupidity

"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart."That quote came from the philosopher Albert Camus last century. He believed that the end result wasn't the goal of a fulfilled life but the journey itself is. Part of that thinking came from the idea that there was no end ...

Getting tired of the lies

Our country is poised on the edge of the greatest use of natural, albeit, fossil fuels, and we can't develop these to our benefit. Their use could provide some relief from the exorbitant costs we are beginning to experience. Fuel cost for our vehicles has constantly increased and shows no sign ...

Keep Fort Boreman a park

There has been talk for sometime now about putting a ballpark on Fort Boreman Hill. Since it is a park, I suggest that a better use of taxpayer funds would be to further develop the park itself. Campgrounds, picnic areas, a better playground, and more trails would better benefit the whole ...

Mayor’s help appreciated

A couple of years ago I had a storm drain problem in my backyard. The drain had collapsed and caused my backyard to eat away. I contacted Mayor Newell and he had the city come out and correct the problem.Since that time my backyard had settled several feet lower than it was. I contacted Mayor ...

Bumpy road to maturation

Conservatives and liberals have such diametrically opposed viewpoints that they seem to me to be fundamentally different kinds of people. Even their geographic distribution suggests some ordered arrangement.Liberals flourish in the coastal and some northern states, while conservatives are ...

Attacking the messenger

I attended the city council meeting (last week) and spoke on several issues pertaining to the never ending pay raises and benefit increases under Mr. Rapp. Specifically the planned short-term disability and dental plans. I had access to both when I was working, but in the budget meeting of the ...

Severely punish animal abusers

Several weeks ago, you published articles about people hating animals. The law is not severe enough for the abusers. For instance, the man in Fayette County who threw seven kittens and their mother into a fire: the fine should be $1,000 for each and, then, one year in jail for each, also.Then ...

Tempering our expectations

I thought the June 4 editorial comments in the News and Sentinel were confusing. The writer started by telling us that Wood County residents should get themselves better educated about what the new "cracker" plant was all about. Only after educating ourselves can we make better plans and ...

Can we trust Romney’s plan?

Last Sunday a gentleman wrote that the ACA doesn't work and never will. I was struck by his insight into the future, especially for a plan that had not been fully implemented a full two months when he penned his letter. Surely he should be winning Powerball every drawing. However, his name does ...

The vision of quality care

As a resident in the Mid-Ohio Valley, I chose Camden Clark Medical Center to care for me through orthopedic surgery. My choice of the Joint Care Center was based on my mother's successful surgery in 2007. Dr. Jeff McElroy's rehabilitation program at the St. Joseph's campus has continued to be ...

Observations on the news

I would like to make the following comments on the local, national and international observations. First, I find it appalling that the St. Joseph's Hospital is closing. Less than a dozen years ago it was rated in the top 100 cardiac hospitals in the country. Losing medical choices is never a ...

Vote blue in November

This is a letter to all of my fellow Democrats in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The time to get out and vote and make a difference is this coming November.All 435 House seats are open in this election cycle. The current numbers in the House are 236 Republican, 199 Democrat. We need to capture 19 seats ...

Replacing Jimmy Carter

Once again our president trashes our Constitution and breaches our laws with an end run around Congress. What he did with Bowe Bergdahl is an act of treason. Trading with the enemy, which we are still engaged with, by releasing five top Taliban leaders for one soldier who I believe deserted his ...

Beware of thieves

I have lived on Buckner Bend Road (near Leachtown) for over 25 years and never had to put anything under lock and key. But Thursday or Friday that all changed. Someone stole two Husqvarna chain saws and a Husqvarna weed eater from a shed by my barn - approximately $700 worth of my personal ...

America’s enemies within

It seems that America's greatest threats are not coming from overseas, these days. The enemies within are the most troubling. Our most basic of rights are being eroded, and very few people seem to care.If you disagree with the President, you're a racist. If you don't want government-run ...

Toy museum a great asset

I was so pleased to see the article about the Children's Toy and Doll Museum. As founder and former director it is good to see the Museum is prospering.It all started with a coffee community meeting at my home on June 2, 1987. Nineteen representatives from various organizations attended along ...

A great and generous nation

As I watched the 25th National Memorial Day Concert, my mind went back over almost a century of wars, big and small; long and short. There are no more to share World War I: The War To End All Wars. Than, yet another war to end all wars where one nightmare ended and another began. A "hot war to ...

Alternatives to the AARP

The biggest "seniors" organization is the biggest senior insurance operation and is pushing membership continually. They have lost my 20-year membership.They have given strong support of government controlled health care (Obamacare that will increase their revenue by $1 billion over the next ...

Returning lost card appreciated

On Friday, May 16th, I was at Wal-Mart. While in the parking lot, I opened my wallet to put the sales slip in and some cards fell out. I thought I had picked all of them up, until I went to the doctor's office on the following Wednesday. They asked for my insurance cards. I then found that my ...

Post 5108 appreciates Gentile

The Marietta Post of The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5108 has been at its current location on Pike Street in Marietta for more than 50 years and in existence since 1945. The Post has been paying taxes on various portions of its properties that are no longer required since the law exempted ...