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Strickland a good fit for new job

March 27, 2014 Ted Strickland is not an individual who likes to sit idle. The Lucasville native has scripted an impressive career, much of which is steeped in the political realm. more »»

Health care website still a major hurdle

March 26, 2014 President Barack Obama and other liberals brag frequently that problems with the Obamacare website — — have been corrected. more »»

Revamped SAT: Is it a better test?

March 25, 2014 There was a time a couple of generations ago that students didn’t buy an expensive kit, purchase time with a tutor or otherwise prepare other than a good dose of nerves for taking the Scholastic... more »»

Of course, Marietta is one of the best places to visit

March 24, 2014 It comes as no surprise to anyone living here that Marietta is one of the best places to visit. Many of us visited here first, then decided to call Marietta hom. more »»

Local jails should be held to standards

March 22, 2014 New regulations for local jails in Ohio are an improvement over the old rules in some respects. more »»

President’s track record on open records is horrible

March 21, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

MC should be more open on cuts

March 20, 2014 It’s been a week since Marietta College made the announcement that 20 full-time positions on campus had been eliminated, a move that will save the college $1.1 million. more »»

Drivers with multiple DUI offenses deserve stiff punishment

March 19, 2014 Habitual drunken drivers too often get away with endangering — and sometimes killing — other motorists. Reports of people arrested multiple times for driving under the influence are not uncommon. more »»

Get tested for colon cancer ASAP

March 18, 2014 You can’t afford to wait. That’s the message given this month, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. more »»

Annual bee puts spotlight on learning

March 17, 2014 Congratulations to River Elementary School eight-grader Peyton Hall, who won the 34th annual Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee Friday night. more »»

Even modern technology can fall short

March 15, 2014 When technology makes it possible for the grocery store to track a shopper’s habits to tailor coupons on the back of the receipt, a doctor in another city can review a patient’s medical exams and th... more »»

Red Cross fills vital needs in our community

March 14, 2014 This month our communities’ everyday heroes are to be honored for their selfless endeavors. more »»

External defibrillator can increase the chances of survival

March 13, 2014 An automated external defibrillator (AED) was given this week to the Marietta Recreational Soccer League, donated by Camden Clark Medical Cente. more »»

Navy ship a fitting tribute to heroes of Flight 93

March 12, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save other. more »»

Working smoke detectors vital for home safety

March 11, 2014 Daylight saving time returned this weekend and while that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to... more »»

Helping our food pantries an ongoing concern

March 10, 2014 Understandably, many of us have been wrapped up in our own lives throughout this harsh winter — getting to and from work; what to do with the kids home from school; is the furnace working and how t... more »»

Put down the cell phone in the car

March 8, 2014 An ordinance that bans texting while driving, and use of all hand held devices while driving, became law in Marietta this wee. more »»

Social workers deserve a big thanks

March 7, 2014 Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need. March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is “All People Matter. more »»

Museums worthy of volunteer's time, effort

March 6, 2014 The Campus Martius and Ohio River museums play important roles in the Marietta community. more »»

Eastern Ohio not a priority to politicians

March 5, 2014 Unfortunately, the closing of the Jerry L. Stewart Mine Safety Training Center’s state-of-the-art simulator in Cadiz is now a realit. more »»



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