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Federal tax reforms shouldn’t hurt jobs

March 22, 2014 In the spirit of reexamining and redirecting efforts at the federal level to improve our economy, and with all the recent talk in Washington about reforming our tax code, I would like to suggest a... more »»

Vet glad Rep. Johnson was his advocate

March 21, 2014 As a veteran, I have been fighting the Veterans Administration for the benefits I earned for my overseas service. more »»

Diminish Putin by using an oil-based strategy

March 21, 2014 One — How to deal with Putin. Drill baby drill! Open federal lands to drilling in the United States. more »»

Household Hazardous Waste Day April 5

March 20, 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Day April 5 The good news is that there will be a 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and it will be at Solvay Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5. more »»

Invoking brinksmanship comes with a high price

March 20, 2014 Vladimir Putin’s recent invasion of the Crimean peninsula and the March 8 move into Kherson Oblast to establish control of land access into Crimea bring back unpleasant memories. more »»

Building code thoughts: Maybe less would be more

March 19, 2014 In his letter, published by the Times on March 13, (Roger) Kalter offered a dark quote from the French author, Victor Hugo. more »»

Code has Marietta’s elederly concerned

March 19, 2014 I’m writing this letter concerning the property maintenance bill (Roger) Kalter introduced. more »»

Frontier Alumni group appreciates support

March 18, 2014 The Frontier High School Alumni Association classes 1969 to 1989 recently held its first annual basketball tournamen. more »»

Marietta impressed group tour operators

March 17, 2014 Last week the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, had the pleasure of hosting the pre-familiarization tour... more »»

County veterans service agency a real asset

March 15, 2014 Washington County is most fortunate to have an agency designed to meet the many and diverse needs of area veterans. That being the Washington County Veterans Service. more »»

Marietta community lucky to have St. Mary School

March 15, 2014 As a former teacher at St. Mary School, and a member of the school advisory council, let me emphasize that we are not closing our school. It was a privilege for me to teach at St. more »»

Classes offer information on nature, community

March 15, 2014 It’s been a long, challenging winter, compounded by scary events related to our water supply and other natural resources. more »»

City maintenance code would hurt homeowners

March 15, 2014 I have read the proposed building maintenance code and I am seriously concerned about it. more »»

Care at Barlow Central Cemetery appreciated

March 14, 2014 Thank you to all who have donated or helped in any way for the Barlow Central Cemetery in the last year. A special thank you to Marc and Kyle Ollom for mowing and keeping things looking good. more »»

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 »»



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