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A letter to our readers

As your go-to source for the news of the Marietta and Washington County communities, The Marietta Times has been dedicated to informing and celebrating our local readers for more than 150 years. Now, The Marietta Times is looking to move closer to the heart of our hometown, and be more a part of this community than ever.

Meanwhile, our facility at 700 Channel Lane is up for sale or lease, as we look forward to putting our newsroom, advertising and circulation staff in the right sized building in Marietta.

“We want to return downtown where we can be closer to the people and businesses we serve every day,” Publisher and Editor Jennifer Houtman said.

As one of Marietta’s longest-serving businesses, founded in 1864, it seems right to move back to where it all started and where we can better serve our readers. And as times have changed, the Channel Lane facility has become a perfect spot for potential new employers looking to move to the area, and in need of a lot of production space.

It is 21,758 square feet, has three large open office spaces, eight private offices, a warehouse, and production and finishing areas. The site also includes a large parking lot, two loading docks and nearly seven acres of land.

“Much of our current space at The Times now goes unused,” Houtman said. “We think now is a perfect time to let that space find a new purpose.”

Staff members who have dedicated their careers to this community are eager to move into a location downtown that better suits their needs; and, of course, will continue to deliver the quality, daily printed newspaper Marietta-area residents have come to expect. Our website and electronic editions will also be unaffected by the eventual move.

“The Marietta Times will continue to tell the stories of this town and its people for many years to come,” Houtman said. “We look forward to remaining part of the Marietta and Washington County communities.”

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