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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 »»

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 »»



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