Marietta Memorial Hospital

<

 
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
— Time: 6:44:02 AM EST
 

Front page
Business
Classifieds
Community Calendar
Editorials
Entertainment
Local columns
Letters to the editor
Neighborhood news
News
Obituaries
OURSpace
Bridal guide
Engagements
Weddings
Readers Feedback
Guestbook
Corrections


Big Boys Love Their Toys
Dream Homes
Home Hunters




news

Ohio/West Virginia
National
International


sports

Local/state
National
Marietta Y5 Road Run
Rally
Sports columns


Area rivers
Black History in Washington County
Newspapers in
Education
Profiles of area communities
Profiles of area schools
Historical importance of Marietta
Marietta Then and Now
Photo gallery
Floods of '04 & '05
Resources
Area attractions
Area clubs
Area parks
Area food banks
C8 information
Emergency numbers
Public officials
Senior resources
2000 Census


features
Crossword
E-ThePeople: Marietta's interactive townhall

affilated sites

The Parkersburg News
and Sentinel

I77Travel.com
MidOhioValley
CHURCHES.com
MidOhioValley
HEALTH.com

MidOhioValley
DINING.com

Parent Magazine Online


BREAKING AP VIDEOS

Print this Article
Print this Article


Email to a Friend
Email this story to a friend

Respond this Article Respond to this story

 

 

Area’s pollution problem a barrier to future growth


Explanations for the decline of the population in our area include lack of jobs, low birth rates, older population dying, lack of newer homes, and the absence of modern technology. To attract a creative class of young people technology will be put in place and they will come. A creative class of young people will think twice about coming here once they do their research and find that we have some of the most polluted air in the country. Given a choice they will not come here to live, unwilling to jeopardize their health or that of their families.

Perhaps the planners of this town should listen to the citizens before making any more plans.

What you will hear from the folks on the street sounds like this. “The pollution problem has never gotten better but we stopped complaining because our complaints fell on deaf ears.

“I am encouraging my children to leave the area as soon as they become self supporting because of the pollution.

“I would love to have my children living near me but in good conscience I cannot encourage them to move back here.

“If I had known about the polluted air here I would never have moved here.

“I am concerned about what is in the air and in the soil.”

This is not a perceived problem. People are leaving here and others are choosing not to come here because of the air quality.

The air pollution problem needs to be dealt with very soon. It cannot be swept under the rug as it has been in the past. The citizens of this county know how important jobs are to them personally and to their community but they realize that they do not have to settle for polluted air. Our citizens are sophisticated enough to understand that we can have both clean air and profitable industry at the same time. They also understand that it is up to those individuals who are representing us to see to it that we have the best of both worlds. Perhaps with that accomplished we will see an increase in our population of healthy and productive citizens.

Florence Beidler

Marietta

 

GET IT ALL — Click here and receive 11 weeks of The Marietta Times for just $20.

 


Click here to read Home Hunter's online















Home | News | Communities | Classifieds | Weather | Contact Us

The Marietta Times

700 Channel Lane | Marietta, Oh 45750
740.373.2121 (local) | 800.531.1215 (toll-free)
If you have any problems, questions, or comments regarding www.MariettaTimes.com, please contact the Webmaster. For all other comments, please see our Contact section to send feedback to The Marietta Times. Users of this site agree to our Terms of Service.

Copyright 2006 — The Marietta Times