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Student loans: Our country’s biggest ripoff

August 24, 2016 This is in regard to one of the most outrageous ripoffs in the history of our country: student loans. This situation is totally unacceptable and is in dire need of remedy. more »»

Kumpf’s efforts have fed, helped many in area

August 24, 2016 As you know, a hunger free community was Karen Kumpf’s inspiration when she envisioned and created Harvest of Hope ten years ag. more »»

Vote Dempsey for county treasurer

August 23, 2016 We all know that Dorothy Peppel is retiring. Congratulations to her. She has been an asset for our county for many years. Having said that her successor should be Carolyn Dempse. more »»

Support Grace to represent 94th District

August 22, 2016 Why do we like certain people the first time we meet them? The answer is quite simple. They make us feel good. Sarah Grace is one of those people. more »»

Author struggles with Trump’s candidacy

August 22, 2016 In the very recent past, I used to have very definite opinions on what might be real and what might be not real. Take ghosts for example. Used to be: Me! Prove they are real. more »»

Strickland has proven record fighting drugs

August 22, 2016 I believe we are all very concerned about the drug abuse problem of today. And sadly our little corner of the world has not been spared. more »»

Reader finds value in article on blight

August 22, 2016 I really liked the article, with pictures, in Sunday’s, Aug. 14, paper (Parkersburg News & Sentinel). It showed “blighted” houses in the Marietta area. We have the same problem here in Parkersbur. more »»

Trump promotes distorted view of America

August 19, 2016 I am wondering just what era in our history was America so great that the Republican nominee wants to retur. more »»

Grange thankful for community support

August 19, 2016 Little Muskingum Grange 2621 wishes to thank the sponsors of their July annual pull. more »»

Dragon Boat team thanks festival organizers

August 19, 2016 The Mid-Ohio Valley Dragon boat team, the MOV’n Dragons, would like to give a big “paddlers wave” to the Rivers, Trails and Ales festival committee, local volunteers and businesses, and especially... more »»

Councilman’s sewer explanation incomplete

August 19, 2016 In Roger Kalter’s recent letter to the Times, he states, “Marietta has been ready and able for years to treat sanitary waste from Devola.” This is not true. more »»

Warren district should not pursue bond issue

August 17, 2016 Too much is enough — no 30-year Warren bond issue. A few years ago, Warren put a bond issue on the ballot five or six times. The answer was “no” each time. more »»

Butler connector sidewalk a joint effort of many

August 16, 2016 More than 30 people and businesses came together, donated time, skill and money creating the Butler Street Connector sidewal. more »»

New representation is needed for ‘comeback’

August 15, 2016 My name is John Karas, and I’d like to inform my local friends and neighbors, and even those in surrounding counties in the 95th District that the present representative is telling people we need to... more »»

County treasurer deserves a big ‘thank you’

August 15, 2016 “Everyone” knows Dorothy Peppel. She has been a mainstay in our courthouse for decades. She has been absolutely the friendliest elected official in that building. more »»

No one profits from sewer connection delays

August 15, 2016 A letter writer of Oak Grove’s letter to the editor Aug. 4 continued the years-long series of untruths by people who ignore the truth, science and common sense. My letter Aug. more »»

Outgoing health board president will be missed

August 13, 2016 We would like to use this opportunity to recognize the retiring president of Washington County Board of Health, Jerry Jenkins, and extend our gratitude and thankfulness for his leadership and good... more »»

Reno VFD thankful for community support

August 13, 2016 The membership of the Reno Volunteer Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for attending our annual fireman’s social. more »»

Immigration should not be arbitrarily restricted

August 13, 2016 In a recent letter to the editor a Donald Trump supporter advocated that immigration should be based on a our country’s need. In my view nothing could be more un-American and heartless. more »»

County home thankful for foundation grant

August 11, 2016 The Washington County Woman’s Home Board of Directors would like to thank the Marietta Community Foundation for a recent donatio. more »»


Saturdays at River City Farmers Market August 27, 2016

Saturdays, year round, new hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through April, Washington County Fair Grounds, 922 Front St., Marietta; fresh local produce only, jellies, jams, maple syrup, honey, meat, fresh baked goods, crafts (740) 984-2840 or (304) 428-4641 or and on Facebook. more »

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