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Climate change should not be used as a scapegoat

October 20, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

Ohio has to fix health coverage for old, disabled

October 18, 2014 A new managed-care program for older and disabled Ohioans who rely on government health insurance has proven to be sorely lacking. more »»

Enter 7th, Pike area knowing there are delays

October 17, 2014 If you’ve driven around Marietta’s busiest street — Pike Street — any time during the summer and so far this fall, you know the feeling. more »»

Residential treatment facility will fill a need

October 16, 2014 A meeting scheduled for Wednesday to determine whether a proposed drug treatment house in Marietta could come to fruition was postponed but for those in the community the debate is raging on. more »»

Following protocols a vital step to block diseases

October 15, 2014 It appears Americans will escape the most devastating consequences of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Just one person has died of the disease in the United States. more »»

Work at being an informed voter

October 14, 2014 We want to remind you to read and watch the avalanche of political ads with eyes wide open, because what they say may be a bit suspect. We’re not saying that there are lies in many of these ads. more »»

Ohio schools need to look into better disciplinary measures

October 13, 2014 When students misbehave in school, teachers and administrators have to do something, for the good of both the youngsters involved and their classmates. more »»

Don’t pass up chance to get the flu shot

October 11, 2014 Concern about exotic diseases is high because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. News a Liberian man visiting Texas had brought Ebola here heightened the worry among many Americans. more »»

Early option helps

October 10, 2014 Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election began throughout Ohio this week. more »»

Foundation touches all parts of our community

October 9, 2014 In its 40 years, the Marietta Community Foundation has given residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley a way to support their local schools, local projects and local families in a countless number of ways. more »»

Islamic State terrorists are killers who must be stopped

October 8, 2014 Islamic State terrorists beheaded another hostage Friday. The British man joins a countryman and two Americans beheaded by the organization some persist in calling “militants” or “extremists.” No. more »»

Cures for deadly fevers needed

October 7, 2014 In all likelihood, you have never heard of Hendra Virus Disease or Chapare Hemorrhagic Fever. You probably do know about Ebola, however. more »»

Parents, teens must continue to be vigilant against new designer drugs

October 6, 2014 Remember the good old days, when all parents had to worry about was alcohol and marijuana? Unfortunately, the list of dangerous drugs and the evils of alcohol have only grown over the years. more »»

Settlements in VA mess proof of coverup

October 4, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials were caught red-handed in failure to serve men and women who have served in the military. more »»

More has to be done to deal with abandoned properties

October 3, 2014 When The Marietta Times set out to do a series on abandoned properties in Marietta, we found that no one is really keeping track. We find that troubling. more »»

Parking official a good move for the city

October 2, 2014 We support Marietta’s decision to bring back a parking enforcement officer, a move we think will wind up being good for business and anyone coming to the county seat to do business. more »»

Lawmakers, lobbyists must be faithful to ethics laws

October 1, 2014 Investigators looking into lapses by lobbyists who work at the Ohio Statehouse have hinted they may cast a wider net. Good. more »»

Governor needs to campaign despite Ohio polls

September 30, 2014 No intelligent candidate for public office relaxes during an election campaign. “Always run scared” is a philosophy shared by nearly all successful politicians. But it must be tempting for Ohio Gov. more »»

Our fair season is special

September 29, 2014 This year’s Barlow Fair enjoyed fantastic weather that drew thousands to western Washington County for four days of fun. more »»

White House breach more than a glitch

September 27, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House Friday evening. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»



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