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EVE’s chocolate event moves to the Betsey

January 28, 2014 Over the past 25 years, EVE, Inc. has sponsored an annual fundraiser devoted to chocolate. Now, planning our 26th event, we are moving to a new location. more »»

The politics of legalizing pot exposed

January 27, 2014 While An Ohio legislator claims cannabis (marijuana) is not a high priority, re-legalizing the God-given plant changes the entire political landscape (Going to pot? Jan. 9, 2014). more »»

Food pantry reports successes to community

January 25, 2014 Hello! What an unusual, yet simple, way to begin a letter about the Gospel Mission Food Pantry. Perhaps it would be better if I said, “Hello and thanks so much. more »»

New property code regulations cross the line

January 25, 2014 I hope you live in a perfect home! Especially you, Council-people. more »»

Oil and gas tax dollars should stay in our area

January 25, 2014 Since taking office, Gov. John Kasich has promised to raise Ohio’s severance tax on oil and gas producers to provide income tax relief to all Ohioans. more »»

Ormet’s problems can’t be fixed in the papers

January 24, 2014 This letter is in reference to the Wheeling Intelligencer which read, “Ormet may be finished.” I have to question this bias newspaper how and where they get their information. more »»

W.Va. incident should be wake-up call to Ohio

January 21, 2014 West Virginia legislators protect the coal industry to the point where 300,000 citizens of Kanawha, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties could not drink, bathe, o... more »»

Everyone wins when sidewalks are fixed

January 20, 2014 Kudos to Washington County Public Library and the Ohio River Museum for the new sidewalks they recently installed at their facilities. more »»

Opinion on Beverly situation taken from reporters account

January 18, 2014 I am writing in response to a letter to the editor about rumors in Beverly. Evidently the writer failed to read the Marietta Times. more »»

Mayor reports on Beverly Village’s progress

January 18, 2014 In order for any community to prosper, it must have growth. To have growth the community must have good infrastructure, such as roads, water, sewer and other utilities. more »»

Obamacare needs to be replaced ASAP

January 17, 2014 Americans across all walks of life are now seeing — and experiencing firsthand — the disastrous failures of Obamacare. Many lost the health plan they were promised they could keep. more »»

Support from community boosts Secret Santa

January 16, 2014 Washington-Morgan Community Action completed yet another successful year of the Secret Santa Program. The program served 505 children of disadvantaged Washington County families in 201. more »»

Pick up the Bible and read the truth

January 13, 2014 This is a time of disaster all over the world. Every day we see God’s peoples being assailed and assaulted by forces beholding to evil. more »»

Clarifying a reference to the Bible

January 13, 2014 Apparently a recent letter writer has never read the first chapter of the Book of Romans. The words he quoted were written by the Apostle Paul almost 2,000 years ago. more »»

One-term commissioner thankful for opportunity

January 11, 2014 It is a privilege to serve as a Washington County commissioner. The citizens of Washington County gave me this opportunity and it has been three years since I started on Jan. 1, 2011. more »»

Letter writer offers thanks, spanks to community

January 11, 2014 Thanks: To the Marietta Civitan Club for decorating Cisler Park. It is beautiful. Thanks: To Marietta Rotary for the holiday light display at Greene and Pike streets. more »»

Theft of Target data may not be what it seems

January 11, 2014 It’s convenient, that during the Christmas season when millions of shoppers are scrambling to get gifts and breaking out those credit cards to make purchases, Target confirms that over 40 million... more »»

Pundits are worth little

January 11, 2014 As the new year dawns, our favorite rightwing pundits are making their arduous trip down from Mount Sinai loaded with heaps of advice for making the nation a better place for themselves and their... more »»

Know the law; know the facts about heroin

January 10, 2014 In recent years, heroin use has increased in our community. It is important to know the facts, and the truth about heroin. more »»

Pets’ deposits frustrate Marietta resident

January 10, 2014 I had hoped Santa would bring a pooper scooper to the person who lets the dog make deposits between my house and the driveway. more »»



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