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Jim Meagle dedicated his life to giving back to his community

March 26, 2015 A local businessman and philanthropist being laid to rest today will leave a legacy of giving back to the community. more »»

State has to find balance between testing, teaching

March 25, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

AEP, PUCO should be careful with ‘smart meters’

March 24, 2015 Those remotely monitored “smart meters” power companies have been installing on many homes make it easier to determine how much customers should be charged. more »»

Road rage isn’t worth it, so just cool down

March 23, 2015 Road rage cases seem to be a daily occurrence locally and around the nation. more »»

EPA has a new target: America’s farmers

March 21, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now, joining coal miners and tens of millions of consumers of reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Transparency lacking from White House

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

New ventures join local economy’s growing list of options

March 19, 2015 In recent weeks, new businesses from 134 Bistro to Fanelli Brothers to REST Studio have opened their doors in Marietta. more »»

Living off government benefits a drain on economy

March 18, 2015 Between 2008 and 2013, the number of Ohioans claiming Social Security disability benefits increased by 28 percent — the third-highest growth rate in the country. more »»

No more chances for the Secret Service

March 17, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Do your springtime shakedown at home

March 16, 2015 It’s obvious our weather has been devastating to streets and highways. more »»

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 »»



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