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Racist video symptom of larger issue

March 14, 2015 Just days ago, Americans had reason to celebrate the virtual destruction of institutionalized racism in our country. more »»

Clinton is asking for a lot of trust from voters

March 13, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust he. more »»

Help needed to expand roster of top spellers for regional bee

March 12, 2015 The 35th annual Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee will be held Friday, with 50 spellers from 12 schools or districts taking part. more »»

Hold charter schools to financial, enrollment standards

March 11, 2015 Ohio legislators have heard concerns about charter schools for at least the past couple of years. Yet they have not taken decisive action. more »»

Assembly should OK foster care extensions

March 10, 2015 Each year, about 1,100 young men and women “age out” of Ohio’s foster care program when they reach their 18th birthdays. By 19, more than one-third of them are in jail or prison. more »»

Marietta’s Dean Hess lived a special life

March 9, 2015 Dean Hess truly was a special man and he was a native of our town.. Sadly, Hess died a week ago at his home in Huber Heights at 97 years old. more »»

Keep roads safe for city, state road crews

March 7, 2015 Heavy wintertime damage to highways in our area means local and state crews already are out in force clearing roadways and attempting to make repairs. more »»

U.S. must answer questions about pact with Iran

March 6, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

Seeds: Another creative idea from a library

March 5, 2015 Starting this week at the Barlow Library patrons can check out much more than just books. The site is starting a new seed library, where vegetable, fruit and flower seeds can be taken home. more »»

Say no again to Kasich’s plan to hike oil, gas tax

March 4, 2015 When Ohio Gov. John Kasich first proposed increasing severance taxes on oil and natural gas, many legislators balked. Drilling has been a godsend in South and East Ohio, they pointed out. more »»

Ignoring the casino hype a wise move

March 3, 2015 Officials in Ohio school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the stat. more »»

A bargain may not be much of deal if you’re not satisfied

March 2, 2015 Before you know it we’ll be turning our attention to those springtime fix up projects. It is March, after all. more »»

Questions? Get answers about wells

February 28, 2015 A 15-day public comment period won’t be extended for a proposal to convert four oil wells near the Washington County Career Center into injection wells, but that doesn’t mean concerned citizens can’... more »»

Bill to improve mail service deserves support

February 27, 2015 Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S.?Postal Service during the past few years, U.S. Rep. more »»

Keep piles of snow away from River Trail

February 26, 2015 On Wednesday morning walkers and joggers were using the River Trail in Marietta, enjoying the 25-degree weather after a much colder sna. more »»

Modernize Ohio voter registration process

February 25, 2015 One reason some Ohioans do not register to vote is that the state’s process is straight out of the 19th century. more »»

Ohio must say no to legal pot

February 24, 2015 Some Colorado residents are having second thoughts about their state’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use. more »»

City needs to clarify future of park lease

February 23, 2015 Marietta City Council is revisiting the issue of not renewing the lease of longtime Jackson Park attendant. more »»

Rail crash raises safety questions

February 21, 2015 Railroad tracks run through many West Virginia and Ohio communities, often in close proximity to homes. more »»

CPR is critical to heart health

February 20, 2015 We are hearing a lot this month about heart health and the things we can do to take care of our hearts. But there’s another skill all of us need that can help us take care of others - CP. more »»



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