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Thanks to community for food pantry support

January 30, 2016 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Marietta community for their support of the Marietta Community Food Pantry in 2015, especially through the holiday season. more »»

Natural wonders in the midst of snowstorm

January 29, 2016 As I was growing up, I was often told about the real old-fashioned winters and how they used to be. more »»

Council member writes a few quick thoughts

January 29, 2016 In an attempt to honor the Times’ challenge of being better communicators, I wanted to write a quick letter to the editor this morning while having coffee and overlooking a snow covered yard and... more »»

What might be ahead for My God and my nation

January 28, 2016 Why should we care whether the Republican or Democratic Party moves into the White House in November? Why should we care if the elected man or woman is a socialist or continues to follow Obama’s... more »»

More efforts needed to promote renewable energy

January 27, 2016 In light of the recent announcement by NOAA and NASA that 2015 was the hottest year on record, it is particularly disappointing that a Marietta Times editorial took a slap at renewable energy and... more »»

Elections bring out “The Ugly American”

January 22, 2016 The Republican debates remind me of that 1958 book title, “The Ugly American.” I can’t imagine another nine months of this ugliness. more »»

‘13 Hours’ shows extent of cover-up in Benghazi attack

January 22, 2016 If anyone has any doubts about the culpability of Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama in the disaster that was Benghazi, they should see the movie “13 Hour. more »»

Obama should care more about babies, churches

January 22, 2016 I read a news report Wednesday that stated a Springfield, Ohio, man was jailed for trying to have “an innocent dog killed.” He gets 30 days, no probation or work release, and a $50,000 bond. more »»

Woman’s Home thanks foundation for donation

January 22, 2016 Once again, I am writing to thank the Marietta Community Foundation for the recent donation it has made to The Woman’s Home located at 812 Third St., Marietta. The amount of $6,428. more »»

McKim leaves inspiring legacy as a public defender

January 22, 2016 In all honesty I knew the late Janet Anne Fogle McKim less on a personal basis and more so “only by reputatio. more »»

Outrageous government tyranny over sewer hookup

January 21, 2016 The city’s sewer rates are going up. According to the figures in a recent Times article, the increase will be $14.40 for 500 cubic feet use, $25.80 for 1,000 cubic feet use and $3. more »»

Support for coffeehouse program appreciated

January 20, 2016 On behalf of the Marietta Choral Department, we would like to thank the community for attending the first Coffeehouse Performance. more »»

Citizen unhappy with police, deputies’ responses

January 20, 2016 This letter is in answer to a Jan. 7 letter to the editor about the police doing their job. more »»

O’Neill Center can help on Social Security, Medicare

January 19, 2016 O’Neill Center can help on Social Security, Medicare Seniors who rely on Social Security benefits found themselves without a cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase this January. more »»

Reader says it’s time to give peace a chance

January 18, 2016 This protest letter is long, long overdue. It’s all about the ugliest emotion known to the world; that emotion is hate! I also include in this protest the absurd ignorance of racism. more »»

Thanks to all who helped with Basketball Challenge

January 18, 2016 On Saturday, Jan. 2, we were able to host the Inaugural Ohio/West Virginia Boys Basketball Challenge with 12 local high schools participating and 19 total games played. more »»

Issue in Devola is drinking water, not sewer

January 16, 2016 There has been quite a bit of press over the past year on the proposed sewering of Devola, and I would like to explain why the Washington County Health Department is not in favor of this effort. more »»

Praise of Pope is misguided

January 16, 2016 Over the past months we have been “wowed” by all the words praising the Pope as “Vicar of Christ, infallible, de facto head of worldwide Christianity” and Roman Catholic priests as “God’s instrument... more »»

Theater’s patrons should work to keep it clean

January 15, 2016 What a wonderful attraction the new Peoples Bank (former Colony) Theatre is for Marietta! I was delighted to attend the Cirque-Tacular performance and have tickets for many more productions. more »»

Humane Society’s fundraiser a big success

January 15, 2016 The 7th annual They Light Up Our Lives fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley was another success! Over 35 contributors donating more than $1500 honored and remembered 178 pets. more »»



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