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Jarring experience for resident

July 14, 2012 Well, the city of Marietta has had its first taste of how little the companies who are coming here to drill our land and extract our gas and oil care about us. more »»

Violence Against Women Act must be renewed

July 14, 2012 The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), authorized in 1994, created effective and cost-saving responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. more »»

Marietta-Washington County CVB turns 50

June 30, 2012 The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau was incorporated as an Ohio private, nonprofit organization on July 2, 1962 and is recognized as a tax-exempt business league under... more »»

Take time to reflect on history this July 4

June 30, 2012 As Americans prepare to celebrate the 236th year of our nation’s independence, I think it is important that we take time to recognize what it really mean. more »»

U.S., China on a collision course in Asia-Pacific waters

June 23, 2012 The Asia-Pacific waters are heating up with naval war games. more »»

Viewpoint: Dragon boat ‘adventure’

June 20, 2012 When the early morning call came last Wednesday from the Marietta Fire Department, my husband, Joe, came downstairs to tell me that Gretchen’s Phoenix— the MOV’n Dragons Boat— had been found almost... more »»

Be sure teens receive proper immunization

June 16, 2012 June has been designated by the Centers for Disease Control as National Teen Immunization Month. more »»

Our Earth: Concerns over fracking justified

June 16, 2012 A letter on the Marietta Times May 31 opinion page chastised those she characterized as “irked” at hydraulic fracturing. more »»

Viewpoint: Time for choosing is here for Ohio Senate Republicans

June 6, 2012 The Ohio Republican Senate finds itself in a place Ronald Reagan called “A Time for Choosing” — the title of his famous speech. The choice before these Republicans? Life or death. more »»

Dual diagnosis common issue

June 2, 2012 Individuals with both psychiatric and addiction problems are referred to as having a dual diagnosis. This diagnosis is quite common. more »»

Political reform is vital for China’s future

June 2, 2012 These days, running to the U.S. more »»

Take time to honor meaning of Memorial Day

May 26, 2012 As the days and weeks of May quickly fly by, we are fast approaching the end of spring. more »»

Quality education at a reasonable cost

May 26, 2012 College education is an expensive venture. more »»

Political ad isn’t fooling anyone

May 26, 2012 As many know, the 2010 “Citizens United” Supreme Court ruling allows unlimited (and sometimes anonymous) campaign donations from big corporations and powerful, well-heeled PACs like Karl Rove’s... more »»

Viewpoint: Funding public education will pay off in the future

May 14, 2012 Last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week. Each of us can think of a teacher, or teachers, who made a difference in our lives. more »»

Opinions about sandy residue are inaccurate

May 12, 2012 I have read numerous articles on the above mentioned topic and would like to address several of the inaccuracies and imbalances that continue to be perpetuated by those who prefer to reside in the... more »»

Updates on sidewalks, beautification, sunflowers

May 8, 2012 Lots of good things are happening in Marietta’s City’s 1st Ward and elsewhere in the beautiful Mid-Ohio Valley. We have now removed 76 tires from creeks, yards, puddles, ponds and trails. more »»

Mental health matters: Paranoid personality disorder

May 5, 2012 Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by an unrelenting and long-term suspicion and mistrust of others, but without a psychotic disorder, such as schizophreni. more »»

Our Earth: Trees at risk during Spring

April 28, 2012 Springtime! The most dangerous time of year for tree health. Not snow and ice, not wind, not even precipitation extremes cause as much damage to young trees as lawnmowers. more »»

The coming conflict in the South China Sea

April 28, 2012 Philippine navy and Chinese patrol vessels once again are engaging in a dangerous standoff, this time, near the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area both Manila and Beijing claim as... more »»



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