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A day in the life of an HSOV employee

Our days begin at 8 a.m. with a staff meeting. When you are caring for over 100 animals, it’s important for all the staff to be on the same page. We then separate to our specific areas for the day and begin by making sure all the animals have water until it is their turn to be cleaned for the ...

Remembering those who gave all for country

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. We get an extra day off and many spend it cooking out and spending time with their families. Memorial Day, of course, marks something more serious than hamburgers and grilling, it marks the ultimate sacrifice given by so many to defend ...

Storm damages property, halts travel

I personally enjoy a thunderstorm...if the thunder doesn’t immediately follow the bolt of lightning. But I’m not sure how much I would have appreciated what has been called the most devastating storm in Matamoras history. That particular event was on a Sunday afternoon. It was Aug. 8, ...

Maps, streets change with community

The layout of Marietta was determined long before anyone arrived here. The contour of The Muskingum River likely influenced the Native Americans, and it definitely influenced the settlers from New England that arrived here in 1788. Historical maps of Marietta give us insight into not only ...

Matamoras Minute: Spanish-American War

On Feb. 15. 1898 the battleship Maine Blew up in the darkness of the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Itching for a fight the United States went to war against Spain using the explosion as a pretext. On May 1, Admiral Dewey Defeated the Spanish fleet in the Pacific Ocean at Manila Bay, Philippines. ...

Add a splash of color to your life — plant some flowers

Here we are at the end of the fourth month of the year. Are we in the clear to go crazy with flowers and plantings in the yard? Maybe, but not if you listen to the experts. As a young adult my “expert” was my neighbor and co-worker Bill Robinson. He was the sports editor of The Marietta ...