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We’ve met the enemy and it’s ... you know who

February 18, 2014 Weapons of mass destruction are right here. After the events of 9/11, our great country rose up as one to defend our nation, our homes and our familie. more »»

Signs of global climate change are all around

February 17, 2014 As our attention turns to the glitz, glamor, and excitement of the Winter Olympics, it’s time to consider climate change—yes, climate change. more »»

Raising awareness about teen dating violence

February 15, 2014 February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating abuse is a major problem, affecting communities everywhere. According to, nearly 1. more »»

Efforts to keep area safe after snow appreciated

February 15, 2014 Special thanks to all of the snow plow and salt truck operators who have done an incredible job keeping our streets clear during the past several weeks. more »»

Couple appreciates kindness of strangers

February 15, 2014 My husband and I would like to thank the five gentlemen who helped get our car out of a ditch during this past Sunday’s snow storm. more »»

Group hopes to improve mental health services

February 15, 2014 Events and trends in recent years have strengthened the call to upgrade our national mental health system. more »»

‘But for the grace of God’

February 15, 2014 The Marietta Times published a series of articles in January on poverty with the same old tired arguments on both sides. more »»

Cozy ties aren’t limited to the Republicans

February 14, 2014 I am compelled to reply to a letter writer complaining about congressional Republicans and pollution. The letter writer asserts that Republicans are in bed with big corporations. more »»

Reader clarifies views on Marietta legislation

February 13, 2014 I’d like to write back to Roger Kalter and the readers and issue an apology for my lack of fact checking in an recent article which made its way to the printed page. more »»

Time to nominate a woman for Zonta award

February 12, 2014 We are truly blessed in this area to have scores of volunteers who share their time and resources to enhance the quality of life in our community. more »»

Hope that society will be more compassionate toward mental illness

February 11, 2014 The term “mental illness” has been given such a negative connotation in our society that is has rendered those suffering to be labeled shameful and disgraceful. more »»

How can gas companies have more rights than us?

February 10, 2014 After reading the recent letter to the editor concerning fracking trucks on area roads, I felt compelled to write my own. more »»

Those on a fixed income burdened with taxes

February 8, 2014 Who does a recent letter writer think he is, almost demanding people to vote in a 29 percent levy? Wayne National Forest owns one-third of the school district property, which the government doesn’t... more »»

Minimum wage intended as a starting point

February 8, 2014 I am concerned with statements made by the president in the State of the Union concerning minimum wage. His stance on raising the minimum wage echoes the sentiment of the “living wage” crowd. more »»

Councilman clarifies comments on poverty

February 8, 2014 The Marietta Times is to be commended for its series on poverty 50 years after a number of “safety net” The War on Poverty Programs were started in the United States to assist those who need a hand... more »»

It’s time to take care of business at home

February 8, 2014 First of all, let me state that as a registered Democrat I have helped to vote into office, over the years, just as many Republicans as Democrats. more »»

Today’s tech-savvy seniors

February 8, 2014 “Technologically savvy” can mean many different things to varied age group. more »»

Volunteers’ efforts at shelter appreciated

February 7, 2014 I would like to send out a greatly appreciated thank you to some folks who helped install the new generator at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valle. more »»

Appreciate all that people are doing in community

February 7, 2014 Some just can’t appreciate the good others try to do ... more »»

Rightditarod #4 needs volunteers to fight hunger

February 6, 2014 The Right Path for Washington County promotes healthy youth development through pro-social and community service opportunities. more »»



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