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Editorials

Blame COVID

Nearly every day, we learn of a new way in which COVID has affected us. Last week, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a new one: obesity. According to The Ohio Capital Journal, the number of states with high obesity numbers doubled since 2018, with Ohio ...

Past time to take a look

U.S. Federal Reserve officials wield an immense amount of influence on our economy. Last year, the Fed took unusual steps to shore up the economy and stabilize financial markets during the pandemic by cutting its short-term benchmark interest rate to zero in March 2020. Since then, it purchased ...

Matamoras Minute: Royal ancestry

The Flint family was what one would call prolific and indeed helped populate the countryside west of Matamoras. As earlier mentioned Porter had married Lucy Farwell. She had an ancestry to the royal house of Plantagenet which had ruled England from 1154 to 1485. The couple was certain to pass ...

Frozen in time

As a life-long photographer I am well aware of the power of the still photograph. Photographs freeze a moment in time. Forever. Case in point is the photo on page 2 of today’s Marietta Times. The photo shows a group of freshmen at Marietta High School in 1930. High school freshmen tend to ...

Business growth a good thing

While it is always welcome news when an employer announces it is expanding into the Mid-Ohio Valley, the news is even better when that employer is a home-grown business that is able to give back and invest in its community Monday’s announcement of a planned $8 million to $10 million ...

Hospitals need our help now

How much more hard data will it take to change minds about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, wearing masks, social distancing and generally following best practices to stem the spread of a deadly virus? Desperate to make people understand, the leaders of nine southeast Ohio hospitals and health ...