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Top speller shows how special her talent is

March 21, 2016 Congratulations to Marietta Middle School eighth-grader Abigail Worstell. She is this year’s winner of the Marietta Times Regional spelling Bee held Friday night at Marietta High School. more »»

Beverly community should get behind pool effort

March 19, 2016 It may be too late to get the Beverly community pool open for this summer season, but those who want to try need to act fast. more »»

Clinton reveals real plans for coal, gas

March 18, 2016 “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and companies out of business,” Hillary Clinton boasted during a campaign event in Columbus on Sunday. more »»

Obamacare’s customers show lack of satisfaction

March 16, 2016 President Barack Obama is a master at diverting attention from his administration’s failures, and the White House was at it again recently. A goal of having . more »»

Clinton’s TPP stance damages her credibility

March 15, 2016 During a recent campaign stop in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is a bad deal. more »»

Bathroom vandals will be camera shy

March 14, 2016 To look at the condition of public restroom at Flanders Field and Indian Acres Park is a sad commentary on the way some people act toward public property. more »»

U.S. must consider N. Korea real threat

March 12, 2016 U.S. officials cannot say — or at least, will not — whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. more »»

Our military suffers when politics gets involved

March 11, 2016 Were he alive today, former President Dwight Eisenhower would be angry about a report this week that some Navy SEALs have to share rifle. more »»

Remove all doubt on standarized tests online

March 10, 2016 Many Ohio students who took the last round of state standardized tests online, with computers, may have been operating at a handicap. more »»

Ohio should be proud of how Kasich campaigns

March 9, 2016 With the field of contenders for the Republican nomination down to four (as of Tuesday night), two of them have adopted a strategy that helped propel one, Donald Trump, to the lead. Sens. more »»

Cleveland police ready for trouble at convention

March 8, 2016 Perhaps it is a reflection of the rough-and-tumble process Republicans are enduring as they attempt to pick a nominee for president, but for whatever reason, Cleveland police are expecting trouble... more »»

Think about joining 4-H in your community

March 7, 2016 4-H activities fill the lives of hundreds of youths in our community year after year. It goes far beyond 4-H projects submitted for judging at the Washington County Fair each September. more »»

Iron out details of medical marijuana

March 5, 2016 Allowing sale and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes remains a novel idea, and for good reason. more »»

School security has to be a top priority

March 4, 2016 Children should not be afraid to go to school, for fear someone will appear with a gun, knife or bomb and begin shedding blood. For the vast majority of students, there is no need for such fear. more »»

Continue reviews of pay to participate policies

March 3, 2016 Three of our public school districts in Washington County have pay to participate programs for athletics while three do not, and we truly understand the reasoning on both sides. more »»

Work harder to protect privacy

March 2, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Ohio bill could help addicted newborns

March 1, 2016 If a bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives can prevent even a handful of babies from being born addicted to illegal drugs, enacting it will be worth every minute of effort expended. more »»

Alley repairs a hot topic that can’t be ignored

February 29, 2016 Marietta City Council recently was asked to allocate money for the repair of an alley between Fourth and Fifth streets and Wooster and Scammel streets. more »»

FFA students working hard at school, in community

February 27, 2016 As FFA Week 2016 comes to a close, we want to tip our hat to the hundreds of Washington County students who participate in FFA programs and activities. They are a busy group indeed. more »»

W.Va. stares at economic disaster dead ahead

February 26, 2016 Probably the last thing the nation’s governors want to hear is that a new recession is on the horizo. more »»



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