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Shutdown doesn’t really shut the government down at all

October 12, 2013 The government shutdown is little more than political theatre that is bought by a great many people who really believe that just because a budget hasn’t been agreed upon for the new fiscal year that... more »»

An Eye on the Lower Muskingum: River improvements high maintenance

October 12, 2013 Once the dams, locks and canals were constructed during the late 1830s and early 1840s, the mighty Muskingum River became one of the first slack water navigation systems in the United States. more »»

Our Earth: Burning bush isn’t as ‘beautiful’ as its hue

October 12, 2013 This is the season when burning bush (Euonymus alatus) is in its glory. The rich red of its leaves surely does brighten the landscape. more »»

County real estate values are updated

October 12, 2013 The Washington County real estate valuation update program is nearing completion. This program has been carried out under an order from the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT). more »»

New ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia:?China 1, U.S./Russia, 0

October 5, 2013 A century ago, Sir Halford John Mackinder, British geographer and the architect of geopolitics theory, proposed, “He who rules Central Asia rules the world. more »»

Early river dams were wooden

September 28, 2013 For over two hundred years people have been building dams on the Muskingum River. Later more substantial dams with locks and canals were added. more »»

Congress should not increase spending

September 25, 2013 As this fiscal year comes to a close on Sept. more »»

Preventing childhood obesity

September 21, 2013 September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the Marietta Family YMCA — a leading voice in youth development and healthy living—wants to help families in our community live better and... more »»

Keeping development sites cleaner

September 21, 2013 Storm water runoff and keeping it clean can be a big challenge for development designers and maintenance crews. more »»

Multi-use trail would be a plus for community

September 14, 2013 More than 150 people took time out of their lives this week to meet and talk about the possibilities of connecting Devola to Marietta with a multi-use path. more »»

Cemetery quest in Waterford denied

September 14, 2013 On January 17, 2013, The Marietta Times ran a story about an old cemetery in Waterford between the CSX railroad and Mill Street. A 1938 letter from Judge William H. more »»

Will 2013 see a thaw on the Korean Peninsula?

September 14, 2013 For the first time in 60 years, South Korea’s national flag, Taegeukgi, will be rising on the Hermit Kindom’s soil and Aegukga, the national anthem of South Korea, will be filling the Pyongyang... more »»

Right Path looks forward to busy school year

August 31, 2013 The Right Path for Washington County wrapped up our ninth summer of safe teen and family events and is excited to begin a new school year with opportunities to engage youth in community service... more »»

Lowell’s bandstand lost to flood

August 31, 2013 The Lowell bandstand is the last of three articles about local landmarks that have disappeared. more »»

The clash of three kingdoms in East Asia at anniversary of WWII

August 24, 2013 Aug. 15 marked the 68th anniversary of the end of World War II for Japa. more »»

Waterford’s great elm tree

August 17, 2013 No one knows when Waterford’s great elm tree first started. It was long before there was ever a Waterford, which dates back to 1789. more »»

Our Earth: Purple beauty —or beast?

August 17, 2013 Have you been wondering what the clumps of attractive purple flowers are that you’ve been seeing along roadsides and wet areas? It is probably purple loosestrife, a quite attractive plant. more »»

Viewpoint: Collision course: U.S. vs. Japan vs. China

August 5, 2013 A major storm is looming in the Asia-Pacifi. more »»

Workers can win if China plays fairly

July 27, 2013 Troubling news emerged last week that could hurt workers in Marietta. For over a year, our nation has been engaged in international negotiations intended to help U.. more »»

Viewpoint: Push to repeal Obamacare grows daily

July 27, 2013 If you thought the fight over Obamacare was a done deal, think agai. more »»



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