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Children of drug addicts need to be protected

December 19, 2014 Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the epidemic of drug abuse is the innocent children it victimize. more »»

‘Interview’ deserves to be shown in theaters

December 18, 2014 The hacking into Sony Pictures went from being celebrity-focused gossip to a more serious threat this week as the hackers threatened terrorist attacks at movie theaters that show “The Interview,”... more »»

Attention shoppers: Check out what’s going on downtown

December 17, 2014 Savvy shoppers know there are few days left to cruise store aisles before Christmas Day. more »»

Access to public records keeps people informed

December 16, 2014 It’s easier than ever for local governments — and private citizens — to learn all they need to know about public records and their access. more »»

EPA needs to consider all solutions

December 15, 2014 With their last chance to submit comment on the U.S. more »»

CIA report requires answers to difficult questions

December 13, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Minor fixes could still be made to intersection upgrades

December 11, 2014 It’s only been weeks since work was complete at both major Marietta intersections that received upgrades this year and drivers are still adjusting to the change. more »»

Why did rape kits sit for so long untested?

December 11, 2014 Hundreds of Ohio rape cases have been solved because of state Attorney General Mike DeWine’s initiative to have old evidence examined, authorities say. more »»

Zonta's efforts to protect women

December 10, 2014 In 2013, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office reported law enforcement agencies across the state identified 38 girls involved in human trafficking rings as well as 21 traffickers. more »»

Ensuring tax breaks should be Congress’ 1st priority

December 9, 2014 Members of Congress have many priorities on their agendas during the next few weeks. One of them — continuing tax breaks on which millions of Americans rely — ought to be at the top of the lis. more »»

Citizens have tools to help law enforcement

December 8, 2014 We applaud the presence of mind of the neighbor who noticed a break-in last week at 385 Greenbriar Circle in the Bramblewood Heights neighborhood. more »»

State should consider fewer mandates

December 6, 2014 It is good that finally, some Ohio legislators are worried about putting too many demands on public school teachers’ time. Perhaps they should take another look in the mirror. more »»

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 »»



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