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Parents shouldn’t fret over Common Core

January 26, 2015 Common Core is a new educational plan sponsored by the federal government. The plan itself means well, but the implementation is flawed. more »»

Reader agrees for most part with Obama’s address

January 26, 2015 Did you miss me? With the holidays, a four-day hospital stay, and still fighting pneumonia, I haven’t been able to compose my thoughts. I did stay up for President Obama’s State of the Union messag. more »»

Johnson has become part of the bigger problem

January 24, 2015 How many terms does it take to become part of the establishment? The answer is less than two! (Bill) Johnson was re-elected to a third term in 2014 which was also his fourth year as our... more »»

Freedom of speech applies to everyone

January 23, 2015 A letter writer’s explanation of free speech is somewhat interesting. The one truth is the title, “Freedom of speech should be used for good.” Beyond that, the writer’s motives become very clea. more »»

Supreme Court rulings twist marriage rules

January 22, 2015 I am writing in response to the Supreme Court decision to hear the case on the gay marriage issue in the United State. more »»

Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Days coming Feb. 6, 7

January 21, 2015 The Marietta Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Pancake Days will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta. The event will be held from 11 a.m. more »»

Tire crisis stirs memories of Millers Lane in 1945

January 21, 2015 A thank you is sent to the people who helped me on Jan. 2. A strapping tape with metal found its way into my tire as I traveled down Ohio 7. I stopped at the bank in Reno but was unable to remove i. more »»

Gratitude expressed for Cone & Shake’s owner

January 20, 2015 I am so thankful for honest people in this world today ... I speak from my heart, with so much gratitude for “the gentleman” that owns Cone & Shake in Mariett. more »»

Freedom of speech should be used for good

January 19, 2015 By writing a letter to the editor of this newspaper, I am exercising the right of freedom of speech, one of the advantages of a democrac. more »»

Marietta Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers

January 17, 2015 Throughout the winter months, it’s common for many people to struggle with depression, boredom, or both. more »»

Student success starts at home with parents

January 17, 2015 PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. It is a state test designed to measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. more »»

Thanks, Secret Santa helped 513 children

January 16, 2015 Washington-Morgan Community Action completed another successful year of the Secret Santa Program in Washington County. The program served 513 children of low income families in 2014. more »»

Americans deserve a Congress that’s for them

January 14, 2015 The American people deserve a Congress that works for them and is not engaged in political stunts with six-figure price tags. more »»

Humane Society benefit a big success; Thanks!

January 14, 2015 The 6th annual They Light Up Our Lives fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley was another success! Over 60 contributors donating $2,645, honored and remembered over 290 pets. more »»

Please continue to pray for Ashley Hoff

January 13, 2015 There are no words to truly express our appreciation of the overwhelming amount of support and time that our community has given to Ashley Hoff and to us. more »»

More than 300 meals served at Christmas Feast

January 13, 2015 On Christmas Day, 2014, a group of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages worked together to present a Christmas Day Feas. more »»

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. had eventful 2014

January 12, 2015 At the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, 2014 was dubbed the year of workplace safety, and I’m pleased to report that the year lived up to its name and so much more. more »»

More than 100 participate in holiday bike ride

January 10, 2015 Bicycle lights of every colorful combination, riders 4-80 years, perfect weather (its all good) and lots of volunteers and Marietta Police support helped create an incredible 19th annual Holiday... more »»

Continue to give locally in the New Year

January 10, 2015 I certainly agree with Don Allison’s statement in a guest editorial that appeared in The Marietta Times on Jan. 5 stating, “let’s not let that charitable spirit become a ghost of Christmas past. more »»

Well incident deserves complete investigation

January 10, 2015 Kudos to Wild Well Control for successfully bringing Triad Hunter’s blowout at the Stalder 3UH well near Sardis under control in time for the affected residents to return to their homes for Christmas. more »»



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