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Urge Frontier board to close Lawrence School

March 14, 2014 The article, “No decision on Frontier school,” leads me to ask our board members and communities, “why not?” Common sense, the numbers are there — 40 students or less at Lawrence, 180 students at... more »»

Marietta can create best code enforcement system

March 13, 2014 Editor’s note: These comments were read into the minutes during a Marietta City Council meeting March 6: “If a soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. more »»

City treasurer issues deadline reminder

March 12, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, is the deadline for filing and paying 2013 Marietta City Income Tax returns and 2014 Declarations of Estimated Tax with first quarter payment. The current tax rate of 1. more »»

Car washing is truly a rite of spring in the Valley

March 11, 2014 Waiting in line — as is the case for most others — is one of my least favorite means of spending time, but a few days ago I found myself treasuring the opportunity. more »»

Misguided foreign policy decisions mounting

March 11, 2014 Now that we know that President Obama was not correct in assuring us in a presidential debate less than two years ago that there was not threat from Russia since the Cold War was over 20 years ago. more »»

Families behind new school are burning bridges

March 8, 2014 This letter is in regards to the recent article “Core Issues” published in the Marietta Times on March 4, regarding the Veritas Academy. more »»

Snow doesn’t cancel hunger

March 8, 2014 These winter days are interesting ones. They are full of snow, slush and very cold weather. But for us, one thing is consistent and it is the fact that our Washington County guests remain hungry. more »»

Efforts of one man to care for flag are appreciated

March 5, 2014 I am writing this letter to commend a very special person that was an employee for Warren Elementary School — Dan Marrow — who has recently retired. more »»

MHS theater group thankful for support

March 5, 2014 On behalf of the cast, crew and directors of Marietta High School’s production of, “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” we would like to thank the community for supporting our show this past weekend. more »»

Parent-teen driving contract can save lives

March 5, 2014 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers throughout the United States and in Ohio as well. more »»

Reader expresses views on fracking, taxes

March 4, 2014 It is refreshing to see in recent opinions an appropriate degree of skepticism over hydraulic fracking proposals in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Fracking discussion has some elements

March 2, 2014 Greed! It tends to cloud our minds. Once our eyes get big as saucers, we must get real. more »»

Mayor right to be cautious of property code

March 1, 2014 I write to make a couple of points related to recent events/letters: First of all, kudos and thanks to Mayor Joe Matthews for understanding and being wary of the underlying/hidden falsehoods and... more »»

Tea party isn’t as bad as some like to suggest

March 1, 2014 I am so sick and tired of the demonizing of the Tea Party. The attacks come from all sides, the Left and the Right. more »»

Betsey Mills Club thankful for support

March 1, 2014 The Betsey Mills club would like to thank the community for overwhelming support and success of the chicken pot pie fundraiser. This is the largest fundraiser of the year. Over 1500 dinners were sold. more »»

Speak up now, if you oppose property code

February 28, 2014 Yuck! International Property Maintenance Code. I am a senior citizen living in Norwood and have been watching and listening to our city for years. more »»

Religious freedom debate coming to Ohio

February 27, 2014 If State Rep. Andy Thompson gets his way, we will see new signs in Marietta’s store windows starting this spring. “Gays Not Welcome” signs will not only be legal, but expectant. After last year’s U.S. more »»

Property Maintenance Code reaches too far

February 27, 2014 I would like to publicly thank Mayor Joe Matthews for his veto of the Property Maintenance Enforcement Code. more »»

Attention: Fracking on city land isn’t good

February 26, 2014 I wonder what made Gov. Kasich change his mind about fracking Ohio state parks. more »»

Traffic suggestions can be put to good use

February 26, 2014 Thanks to the traffic commission for the study to make better traffic flow. We find flash mode traffic signals irritating and maybe somewhat dangerous. more »»



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