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Parents, adults a vital link to revealing predators

December 5, 2014 Douglas Thoburn, formerly superintendent of the Union Local school district in eastern Ohio, committed crimes that were especially reprehensible because he violated one of the most sacred trusts — t... more »»

Know what it takes to turn to 911 for help

December 4, 2014 Ask any emergency dispatcher, from Marietta, to the east coast or to the west, and they will tell you they’ve gotten some ridiculous call. more »»

Send bill revising criminal penalties to Kasich

December 3, 2014 Why some politicians shrink from locking proved threats to the public up and throwing away the key is beyond us. more »»

New sec. of defense will need support

December 2, 2014 President Barack Obama’s third secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, has resigne. more »»

Be smart when making charitable donations

December 1, 2014 Just as we’re urged to open our hearts and wallets to help others in need through charitable donations, we’re warned about the dangers of scam artists lurking when you least expect it - like during... more »»

EPA should be required to disclose information for its rulings

November 29, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

It’s time to reverse the ‘Black Thursday’ trend

November 28, 2014 By the time readers get this edition of The Marietta Times, many area residents will have already been out doing their early morning Black Friday shopping and still recovering from the new trend of... more »»

Don’t allow kids to take realistic-looking guns out in public

November 26, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police office. more »»

Why is U.S. putting its troops in Ebola zone?

November 25, 2014 About 2,000 American soldiers are in harm’s way this week — not against terrorists in the Middle East but in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. more »»

More drug treatment programs, facilities are needed

November 25, 2014 Hardcore drug pushers ought to be put behind bars — the longer, the better. Their victims, often those caught and charged with drug offenses, may be a different story. more »»

Be careful hunting for that big deer

November 24, 2014 Deer gun hunting season started today in West Virginia and begins next Monday in Ohio. It’s a tradition for experienced hunters who have their favorite fields to troll for that prized catch. more »»

Changing process of redistricting is worth considering

November 22, 2014 Accusations of gerrymandering will never be eliminated from the process of setting districts from which state and federal legislators are elected. more »»

Put down cigarettes and live healthier

November 21, 2014 Congratulations to those who participated in the Great American Smokeout Thursday. more »»

More area schools should take advantage of CPA program

November 20, 2014 Three Washington County schools helped middle school-aged students get a lesson in saving, spending and budgeting money this week, and we hope more of our area schools will take advantage of this... more »»

Ohio’s teacher pay scale hurts districts

November 19, 2014 Public schools in Ohio are required to pay teachers more for their years in the profession and for advanced college degrees. more »»

ODH short of money to deal with emergencies

November 18, 2014 Perhaps in part because of her excellent handling of the Ebola scare in Ohio, former state epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio has been promoted. Gov. more »»

Need a job done? Volunteers can do it

November 17, 2014 We hope you happened to see the photo in the weekend paper that featured the volunteers who worked on putting up holiday decorations in Beverly’s Dodge Park. more »»

New house numbers will help responders

November 15, 2014 Seconds count when it comes to responding to emergencies and sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a missing house number can cause dangerous delays. more »»

Ohio voters like what they see from Kasich

November 14, 2014 Election results a week ago clearly were a repudiation by many Americans of the destructive policies of President Barack Obama’s administration. more »»

For the kids’ sake, don’t remove staff minimums in Ohio schools

November 13, 2014 Many of us remember having art, music and physical education every day during our years in the public school system. But those days are long gone. more »»



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