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Our capacity for compassion, coldness

November 25, 2015 There is some anti-refugee and anti-immigrant commentary in both our local and national media. It’s understandable because these are scary, confusing times. more »»

Greed plays key role in drug pricing

November 25, 2015 Greed and complicity are jeopardizing the health of American. more »»

Medicare, Medicaid shuffling vital dollars

November 24, 2015 Congress has not only stolen billions (some say over two trillion dollars) from Social Security they use Medicare dollars to subsidize pharmaceutical corporations. more »»

High school band works hard, deserves support

November 21, 2015 Let’s hear it for our Marietta High School Wall of Sound who qualified for the State OMEA Finals and performed there recently weekend in Brunswick, Ohio! As a marching band member from way back, it... more »»

Syrian refugees sure to bring problems

November 21, 2015 Recently there has been talk within the Obama administration of bringing in thousands of Syrian refugees. Unfortunately, the majority of these are young men. more »»

Kindness of strangers very much appreciated

November 21, 2015 Recently I was picking up trash along my front property when I lost my balance and fell into the ditch. more »»

Third Ward council winner extends thanks to voters

November 20, 2015 At this time I would like to thank all of you who came out to vote for me on November 3r. more »»

VFW Post 5108 thankful for support of parade, turnout

November 20, 2015 Thanks for the wonderful article by Times reporter Jackie Runion. more »»

Time for Americans to start thinking about what they do

November 18, 2015 What is inherit? Is it one’s belief in oneself? Heritage is a word we seldom hear. It was a word often heard in the ’70s when there was rage for hunting one’s roots. more »»

Welfare League says thanks for supporting art auction

November 18, 2015 The Marietta Welfare League wishes to thank the many local businesses and talented artists who graciously contributed to the success of our Annual Fall Auction held at the Marietta Country Club on... more »»

Allowing Syrian refugees in the U.S. will put us at risk

November 17, 2015 There have been reports that President Obama is planning on bringing thousands of Syrian refugees to the United States. more »»

Sewer issue upsets Belpre citizen

November 16, 2015 This letter is to express disappointment with the policy and handling of the sewer problem we had at 802 Carlisle Ave. last week. more »»

Martians from the past are the least of our worries

November 16, 2015 If, as it has been claimed, America has lost its youthful innocence and has become a nation of cynics, when did it begin? The answer might depend upon who you ask. more »»

Releasing drug dealers early a bad idea

November 14, 2015 Releasing drug dealers from prison early — I cannot believe I heard this! Who is the insane person/persons that thought this idea up? This really is one of the craziest ideas I’ve ever heard of! Thi... more »»

Thanks to voters who supported levy effort

November 14, 2015 I would like to thank each and every one of you who voted to support the Marietta City School district by voting “yes” in the recent election. more »»

HeeHaw show was a great success for all

November 14, 2015 On Saturday, Oct. 31, the Cutler Community Center had their first Country HeeHaw Show. There was standing room only! What a night! We will try to thank everyone involve. more »»

MC president inherited school’s troubles

November 13, 2015 I read the letter to the editor on Oct. 7 entitled, “Troubles at MC can’t be pinned on current president.” I have not been able to get it off of my min. more »»

Help appreciated for Lowell blood drive

November 12, 2015 On Aug. 31, Lowell community held our second American Red Cross drive for blood donations at the L-A Fire Department in Lowell. more »»

Communities came together over Sept. 11 ball game

November 12, 2015 On Sept. 11, the Williamstown Yellowjackets and Marietta Tigers came together and played their annual “Rumble on the River.” As usual there was sportsmanship on and off the field. more »»

Congress must come clean over Social Security fund

November 12, 2015 Democrat, Independent and Republican voters support increasing Social Security benefit. more »»


Saturdays at River City Farmers Market November 28, 2015

Saturdays, year round, new hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through April, Washington County Fair Grounds, 922 Front St., Marietta; fresh local produce only, jellies, jams, maple syrup, honey, meat, fresh baked goods, crafts (740) 984-2840 or (304) 428-4641 or and on Facebook. more »

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October 30, 2015 It's fairly simple. News organizations cover events and people. When the people being covered don't like the stories, they sometimes attack the organizations covering them. more »

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