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Donations and support of 5K run/walk appreciated

July 21, 2014 On behalf of the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club, I would like to thank all of the generous sponsors of the 5K Run/Walk for Camp Hervida. more »»

Raising oil and gas tax will affect prices, hurt economy

July 21, 2014 When energy costs go up, most other prices eventually follow. It’s true for food, as farmers’ costs of planting and harvesting rise. more »»

Price of gas isn’t Obama’s fault, it started with Bush

July 19, 2014 In a recent column (July 4) Representative Bill Johnson complains that under President Obama gasoline went from $1.84 on the day of his inauguration to $3.68 today. more »»

Thanks to community for support of boy

July 19, 2014 A benefit concert with Anthony Mossburg was held at Frontier High School for little Toby Bigelow and his family on July 12. more »»

Ortt’s love of local rivers evident in her work

July 19, 2014 This is the second of a three part tribute to Marilyn Ortt, one of our region’s most outstanding naturalists, who recently past away. more »»

Thompson nothing but radical extremist

July 17, 2014 Recently, I attended a meeting at OUE on Common Core Curriculum. As a new educator, I am concerned about CC and how it will affect my career. more »»

VFW Post 5108 always there for the community

July 16, 2014 In this day and age, there are so many organizations out there that talk a good game when it comes to caring about the community and making a way for children. more »»

Better coordination of road construction needed

July 15, 2014 “Help me, I live in Norwood and I can’t get out.” I really have to vent here. There’s road construction at Acme and Pik. more »»

Country needs to come together to solve issues

July 12, 2014 I recently visited a Facebook page of a relative who had posted a right-wing news photo with the message, “Scientists claim that jellyfish have survived for 650 million years despite lacking brains ... more »»

A force of nature: Marietta will miss Marilyn

July 12, 2014 Editor’s note:?This is the first of three parts. We periodically encounter forces that alter landscapes and human lives. more »»

Volunteers needed when disaster hits

July 12, 2014 In past weeks, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has shared the role of law enforcement and first responders during a disaster. Today’s focus is on volunteers - people just like yo. more »»

Sleepy’s Kidney Fund appreciates the support

July 11, 2014 On June 28, a spaghetti dinner benefit was held for my husband, Brian Ketelsen, who is preparing for a kidney transplant. more »»

City treasurer continues to work for citizens

July 11, 2014 As I wrap up my first quarter as Marietta City treasurer I look forward to serving the citizens of our community. more »»

Ball coaches should act more like grown-ups

July 10, 2014 I was in town to see my seven year old granddaughter’s baseball game on Friday June 27. I was shocked at how the coaches acted on the opposing team. more »»

Thanks for gesture toward veteran at dinner

July 10, 2014 A big thank you: My two sisters and their husbands and Ginny and I met in Marietta on the evening on the Fourth of July, and after some consideration, decided to go to a restaurant for dinner. more »»

Become educated about government intrusiveness

July 9, 2014 We have witnessed dramatic changes the last five years in this country. I know in medicine it has been absolutely a whirlwin. more »»

Affordable dental care for young people still needed

July 9, 2014 I thought it to be appropriate to copy and submit to the Times an old Columbus Dispatch article about lack of dental care for children utilizing Medicaid in the Marietta area. more »»

Many deserve thanks for city’s upkeep; many don’t

July 8, 2014 Thanks to Johnny Carpenter for faithfully watering all of the hanging baskets in downtown Marietta every day and sometimes twice a day so they stay beautiful throughout the summer. more »»

God Bless America, God Bless Patriotism

July 4, 2014 In the dictionary it reads that a patriot is one that loves his or her country and zealously guards its welfare. I agree completely with that definition. more »»

More therapeutic services are needed in Ohio to help families with troubled teens

July 3, 2014 I left Marietta at 18 and have only returned for brief visits to see my family. more »»



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