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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 »»

Bookstore’s upcoming closure is bittersweet

July 1, 2014 After 10 years in downtown Marietta, Barking Dog Books and Art, LLC is closing its bricks-and-mortar retail operation and moving. Our last day at 212 Putnam St. in Marietta will be Saturday, July 1. more »»

Dedication service honors CAPS, veterans

July 1, 2014 On Saturday, July 5, from noon to 2 p.m. more »»

Lions Club thankful for Safetytown support

June 28, 2014 Muskingum Valley Safetytown for 2014 has been completed. More than 90 children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall, participated in the nine day program. more »»

So many good people helped with baseball clinic

June 27, 2014 I would like to thank everyone who made the 21st annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic a very special occasion. So many good people from our community worked hard at this year’s even. more »»

Mayor should show layout of two major intersections

June 26, 2014 Show us the layout. I would like to ask the fine mayor of this fine city to please show us fine taxpayers of this fine city what the layout of the two major intersections will be when done. P.S. more »»

Garrison fights for public education; fairer funding

June 25, 2014 Every child deserves an education that enhances her cognitive, physical and emotional development and abilities. more »»

Everyone deserves an equal piece of the pie

June 25, 2014 I am writing in regards to the letter to the editor about Ormet employees who ran out of benefits and were dropped out of unemployment statistics. more »»

Millions being spent to defeat EPA proposals

June 24, 2014 The Environmental Protective Agency proposals were not even released on June 2, when groups started attacking them. One is the U.. more »»

Wish for more compassion, understanding of cancer

June 23, 2014 We live in a very prominent area for cancer. Cancer touches everyone’s lives in this area one way or another. I have had several friends diagnosed with this terrible monster. more »»

Turn Ormet into positive

June 21, 2014 One-thousand laid-off Ormet employees are no longer “unemployed.” At least, that is the position our elected leaders in Columbus have taken. more »»

Heritage Ohio enjoyed recent visit to Marietta

June 21, 2014 On behalf of Heritage Ohio, I would like to thank the greater Marietta community for the hospitality they showed us last week when Ohio Main Street communities and our board of directors visited for... more »»

Belpre resident needs help with drainage

June 21, 2014 I have been trying for seven long years to get help from the city of Belpre, which is where the debree floods our front yard, to come up with some kind of helpful solution. more »»

EMA change isn’t needed

June 21, 2014 With all the recent discussion about the Emergency Management Agency office being transferred to the sheriff, I feel it’s time the residents of this county speak out and voice their opinion. more »»



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