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Plant some flowers to get involved in Marietta in Bloom

May 4, 2015 Marietta has a unique chance in a little over a month when judges from America in Bloom come to Marietta to judge how our city looks. The judges will assess six categories including floral displays. more »»

Measures of all kinds must be taken to protect kids

May 2, 2015 School systems use Ohio’s criminal background check system to ensure they are not hiring someone who may be a danger to children. more »»

Toy and Doll Museum full of fascination for all ages

May 1, 2015 For decades, Marietta’s Toy and Doll Museum has been enchanting children - and adults - of all ages. This year the Harmar mainstay will celebrate its 40th anniversary. more »»

Consider running to be township trustee

April 30, 2015 Though the primary election is only days away, there’s another election this year to which we hope the county’s residents are also paying attentio. more »»

U.S., others must come to the aid of earthquake victims

April 29, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, UNICEF said yesterda. more »»

Move to share fiscal information a good one

April 28, 2015 Ohioans have a right to know how government officials are spending their money — and not just at the state and federal levels. more »»

America’s military a vital cog for freedom

April 27, 2015 If you’ve been a regular reader of The Times’ Time Capsule feature, you’ll notice a chilling trend: Wars are all too common. more »»

Allow audits of public records requests

April 25, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembl. more »»

$500,000 loan too much for city to handle

April 24, 2015 After a series of meetings this week, it seems likely the city is going to pursue a $500,000 loan in order to get renovation of the first floor of the armory under way. more »»

Current blockade stirs memory of Cuba, ’63

April 23, 2015 When then-President John F. Kennedy used Navy vessels to blockade Cuba in 1963, he made it clear they were to prevent Soviet ships from delivering missiles to the island nation. U.S. more »»

Those who twist the law erode trust in justice

April 22, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

‘Sunshine audit’ idea will open government

April 21, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Teens can do amazing things with their energy

April 20, 2015 This is the time of year when the best students in our local high schools gain recognition for their academic accomplishments. We’re happy for everything the best in our schools accomplish. more »»

All it takes is one bad apple ...

April 18, 2015 It takes just a few rogue cops to make many people — members of racial minority groups in particular — suspicious of all law enforcement officers. more »»

Clean up the VA mess once and for all

April 17, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

With a little help River Trail can look nicer

April 16, 2015 Along with bikers, walkers and joggers, it’s not uncommon to see others on Marietta’s River Trail, planting or tending to flowers, raking leaves, shoveling snow or picking up trash. more »»

Strickland’s past as Ohio governor won’t help

April 15, 2015 It should come as no surprise that Ohio’s Democrat Party leaders have endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland as nominee for a U.S. more »»

Now’s the time to get involved in Community Service Day

April 14, 2015 There’s plenty of work to be done in and around Marietta, and for those who like to get their hands a little dirty, Saturday’s Community Service Day is for you. more »»

Critical thinking is vital in today’s schools

April 13, 2015 Just a few hundred years ago, the "settled science" was that the earth was flat. Neither children nor adults were encouraged to question that. more »»

Human trafficking too close to home

April 11, 2015 Human trafficking, often making children and women serve as sex slaves, occurs right here in West Virginia and Ohio. As Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. more »»



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