Remember, gas companies are out to make money
A recent letter writer has the right idea about the city’s gas aggregation program.
years ago I signed up for a plan that set my price for a period of
time. When the current price of natural gas more than doubled, the
company terminated my contract.
The gas company is in business
to make money. They would not give the consumer a break. Right now
their reserves are high and people are in a conservation mode because
of the high price. These two factors suggest that the price of gas will
drop. If we have a warm winter, it will drop even more.
not believe that the new contract that the city has negotiated for us
is going to help us. I am staying with Dominion East Ohio.
Spring Street, Marietta
Time for Eramet officials
to answer key questions
the course of the last 10 years while encouraging Eramet to become a
better corporate neighbor I have been questioned by many of Washington
County’s leaders. The inquiries are always the same, “What about the
The impression is that this county cannot exist without the jobs at Eramet.
has locked out 290 of its own workers and the silence about these job
losses has been deafening. Why aren’t these same leaders asking Eramet
management, “What about the jobs?”
This lockout proves that
Eramet, the same company that has been protected by our leaders,
doesn’t care about the people who work their furnaces and labor in the
heat and filth of their antiquated factory any more than they care
about their neighbors.
It is time for Eramet management to answer some very important questions.
Are you planning to stay here and run this factory?
Are you planning to upgrade your antiquated equipment for the safety and health of your employees and neighbors?
Are you planning to give your workers fair wages and benefits?
is the time for this community to come together and support the workers
that Eramet has locked out; they, too, are your neighbors.
What about the jobs?
Caroline C. Beidler
Auto club appreciates
support for jamboree
Country Roads T & A Ford Club would like to give a big thanks to
the following for their support and contributions to the 18th annual
Ohio Model T Jamboree: Peoples Bank, Chase Bank, Settlers Bank, Burger
King restaurant, Auto Zone Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Marietta
Ignition, NAPA auto parts, Tractor Supply, Morrison Inc., Wendy’s Old
Fashioned Hamburgers, Haessly Hardwood Lumber Co., Fenton Art Glass,
Rossi Pasta, Bob Evans restaurant, Bradford Backhoe, Tri-State
Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Two Peas in a Pod, Food4Less, Lowe’s Home
Improvement, CiCi’s Pizza, American Flags and Poles, Giant Eagle, Pike
Street Go Mart, Dairy Queen Brazier, Baker and Baker Jewelers, The
Workingman’s Store Inc., Jane Kristy Design, Wal-Mart, James General
Store, Bob and Carol Thomas, The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., Oopsa Daisy
Florist, Stephens Outdoor Railways, Dr. Stephen Eddy, Lee Middleton
Doll, Wolf Camper Sales, Nicholas Auto Electrical Rebuilders, Citizens
Bank of Beverly, Waterford Bank, Lockhart’s Lawn and Garden, McDonald’s
restaurants, Shoney’s restaurant, Pizza Hut, Marietta Cycles,
Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, Helen’s Amish Furniture, Fairplain Tractor Sales Inc., Kenneth and Sharon Heiss, United Rentals, Dorothy Peppel, Hadley Funeral Home,
Motor Care Oil and Lubrication Center, William McMannis of Willow
Island Locks and Dams, Bill Johnson for bringing his Model T with the
calliope for all to enjoy, and The Marietta Times for its coverage of
the 18th Ohio Model T Jamboree.