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Republican candidates, Congress must behave

February 20, 2016 Just when I think the Republican debate cannot get more ugly, the Republican debate gets more ugly. more »»

Nation’s health care system should treat first

February 19, 2016 Whereas the goal of controlling costs is admirable, the larger goal of ensuring patients receive the best and most effective treatment for their condition and situation, as recommended by their... more »»

What you need to know before voting in the primary

February 19, 2016 Voters need to know. Ohio holds an “open” primary; you may change political parties on March 15 — at your voting location. more »»

Book fan hopes for a new Marietta bookstore

February 17, 2016 Marietta needs a bookstore! Parking seems to be part of the problem in keeping one downtown. The new Peoples Theatre is a huge plus for the community. A bookstore in the area would also be beneficial. more »»

Comparing environmental numbers is difficult

February 17, 2016 Re: “Citizens concerned, alarmed about climate change,” Viewpoint: Am I concerned? Maybe, but it’s difficult to believe numbers that are tossed about by the current administration, and the Kerry and... more »»

Not having a light on park flag is a disgrace

February 17, 2016 Our flag. “By dawn’s early light, our flag was still there” ... but you wouldn’t know it in the parks on Seventh Street. There hasn’t been a light on our flag for over four years. more »»

Help with Christmas Feast much appreciated

February 13, 2016 Yet another thing to love about Marietta and the surrounding community is the spirit of charity and unselfish giving that answers the call when a need is ready to be met. more »»

Deep financial pain coming to middle class

February 13, 2016 With the milestone of the $19 trillion national debt just reached, let’s review what that means. The deficit in fiscal 2015 was $439 billion, so we spent that much more than was received in revenue. more »»

Short lights at major intersections a concern

February 13, 2016 Is anyone else getting tired of the short turning light on Ohio 7 in front of Kmart and McDonald’s? When you’re coming from the direction of Reno into Marietta and you want to make a left hand turn,... more »»

Washington County Men Cook! ... for a good cause

February 11, 2016 Have you heard? Thirty-two Washington County men think they can cook! As crazy as that sounds, these men are going to participate in a cooking exhibition from 5 until 7 p.m. on Fe. more »»

Road work on Ohio 7 is appreciated

February 10, 2016 A big thank you to the road workers, those who worked on Ohio 7 between Marietta and Belpre. more »»

Nominate a worthy woman for Zonta’s award

February 9, 2016 We are truly blessed in this area to have so many volunteers who share their time and resources to enhance our quality of lif. more »»

Refugee issue not a time for politicizing

February 9, 2016 What is truth? That question was propounded by Pilate a couple thousand years ago — John 18. Surprisingly that question is still being debated. more »»

Reader tired of hearing about sewer problems

February 8, 2016 Ten pounds of crap does not fit into a five-pound bag! — Unknown Call it lesson number one. I am the Rainbow Sage. more »»

Letter’s attack on the Catholic Church unfair

February 6, 2016 An attack on the Catholic Church appeared in a letter to the editor on Saturday, Jan. 1. more »»

2 letters about Ajax

February 5, 2016 Editor’s note: The following letters were written before Thursday’s announcement that resolved the issue of Ajax future. Ajax issue demands national attention I’m from Cape Cod, Mass. more »»

An old-fashioned idea could resolve Ajax problem

February 4, 2016 In north central Ohio in the ’30s when many farmers were having their farms repossessed by the banks and sold at sheriff’s sales, the neighboring farmers would have what was called a penny sal. more »»

Ajax story is embarrassing to Marietta

February 4, 2016 Dear city of Marietta, I grew up in Ohio and I’ve never been embarrassed to say that, until now. more »»

Businesses pitched in for MMS during power outage

February 4, 2016 Marietta Middle School’s faculty, staff, and students would like to extend their appreciation and many thanks to all of the businesses that helped during their power outage on Tuesday, Feb. 2. more »»

Presidential race proof of our nation’s democracy

February 1, 2016 I just finished reading a biography of Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, or el comandante as he liked to be called. He was president from 1999 until his death in 2013. more »»



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