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Walters a good choice for county commissioner

April 25, 2014 Rick Walters deserves the support of the voters in his campaign to become elected as a Washington County commissioner. Walters has been a small business owner for essentially all of his working lif. more »»

Any way you look at it, writer backs Democrats

April 24, 2014 A member of The League of Women Voters recently wrote a letter about their opposition to SB 238 and SB 205 that was passed by the Ohio legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kasich. Rep. more »»

Voters should support Dennis for Ohio House

April 23, 2014 The purpose of my letter is to encourage the voters to the 94th District to support the candidacy of Yolan Dennis as our next legislator in the Ohio House of Representatives. more »»

Yolan Dennis is honest, capable, intelligent

April 23, 2014 Yolan (Dennis) grew up on her parents’ farm in Watertown, and is a graduate of Waterford High School. She is a registered nurse. more »»

Hard work by donors, volunteers adds up to Unique Boutique success

April 22, 2014 Zonta’s Unique Boutique bi-annual clothing sale was another huge success. This sale is held every spring and fall to raise money for multiple scholarships to area women to further their education. more »»

Get back to the key issues of drugs and jobs in Ohio

April 21, 2014 In response to the report on gay marriage. Gay marriage, what is it? It is not marriage at all. It is two men or two women choosing to live together, “cohabitat. more »»

Barton is well qualified to be a commissioner

April 21, 2014 I am writing to lend my support to Jeremy Barton as he faces a primary election in his bid to become a member of the board of county commissioners. more »»

Local officials looking out for local interests?

April 19, 2014 The recent statements by local officials concerning the proposed severance tax raise questions about their commitment to the local communities. more »»

Johnson should support extension of benefits

April 19, 2014 I met a gentleman seeking work the other day. Call him John. The “work experience” section of John’s resume boasted only a single job. He had spent his entire working life at Ormet Primary Aluminum. more »»

Fatal fires still all too comon in Ohio

April 19, 2014 In the first three months of 2014, Ohio has lost 36 of its residents to the ravages of fire. more »»

Ask not what your cat can do for you

April 19, 2014 A big-selling book, "Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet," helps cat lovers understand what is going on in the hearts and brains of their kitties. more »»

Empty Bowls a success again thanks to the public

April 18, 2014 Thank you for the wonderful publicity your paper gave the 2014 Empty Bowls Lunch. For the 15th year, we have again met our goal of $2,000 for the Marietta Area Food Pantry, our original recipient. more »»

Thanks for supporting the Spring Forward 5K

April 18, 2014 Spring Forward 5K: St Mary Elementary Marietta Athletic Boosters wishes to thank everyone for their support and participation in the 5K race. more »»

Take back unused medication April 26

April 17, 2014 Medication Take Back Day is Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to dispose of unused, expired and/or unwanted medication. more »»

Many thanks for those who helped celebrate Marietta’s anniversary

April 16, 2014 Marietta’s 226th Birthday was celebrated Monday evening, April 6, with a dinner, silent auction, and magic in the Sternwheel Banquet Room at the historic Lafayette Hote. more »»

Attention voters: do your homework and be ready

April 15, 2014 The League of Women Voters has a long history of educating voters, registering voters and encouraging people to vote. more »»

Community support for Band Bucks appreciated

April 15, 2014 Thanks for your support of the Marietta Wall of Sound! The 2014 Marietta Band Bucks Card sale has been a big success! Thank you to the 51 businesses supporting the program this yea. more »»

Thanks to all who helped on cemetery work day

April 14, 2014 About 60 members of our community worked side by side on April 5 to make improvements in Oak Grove Cemetery. more »»

Severance tax will hurt local community

April 12, 2014 Our state officials are busy again coming up with new and extraordinary ways to remove the anticipated wealth from southeastern Ohio. more »»

Help from generous stranger is appreciated

April 12, 2014 While shopping at Kroger on March 31, I had more groceries than money. I decided to put things back and while doing this some man came up and paid the remainder of my bill. more »»



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