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Paying income taxes enables public services

March 3, 2016 Wednesday, April 18, 2016, is the deadline for filing and paying 2015 Marietta City Income Tax returns and 2016 Declarations of Estimated Tax with first quarter payment. The current tax rate of 1. more »»

Veterans appreciate help with rides

March 2, 2016 I would like to thank our Washington County Veterans Organization for all the help and service in setting up appointments and providing transportation to and from the Clarksburg, West Virginia... more »»

Marietta’s volunteers step up in a big way

March 1, 2016 Where would Marietta be without its incredible volunteers? Although I have worked with volunteers around the world for the past 47 years, Marietta volunteers never cease to amaze me with their... more »»

Website provides vital info on judicial candidates

March 1, 2016 Two weeks from today, Ohioans will vote in the 2016 primary election to determine the judicial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot. JudicialVotesCoun. more »»

Setting the record straight on a recent letter

February 29, 2016 In response to the Feb 6 letter repeating the Roman Catholic church claim to being the leader of Christianity, I say the author needed more honest research on that topic, before writing his tal. more »»

Marietta recycling center needs volunteers

February 27, 2016 The Marietta Area Recycling Center (MARC) has experienced a sizable increase in the volume of recyclable materials in the past year or so, while the number of volunteers has decreased. more »»

Vote for Kerenyi for judge come Election Day

February 27, 2016 I would like to ask my fellow Washington County residents to vote for my friend, Mark Kerenyi, for Washington County Common Pleas Judge on March 15. more »»

American public fed up with federal gridlock

February 26, 2016 In my lifetime, I have never seen the gridlock and partisan paralysis that consumes our government today. The entire process in Washington is broke. more »»

Primary method needs to be revamped in a hurry

February 25, 2016 Four years have come and gone. Once again the registered voters and concerned citizens of this country are subjected to the outrageous nonsense of presidential primaries. more »»

Best just to wait on high court appointment

February 24, 2016 With the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, the appointment of a replacement justice appears to be fraught with politic. more »»

Bates deserves support as county treasurer

February 23, 2016 Tammy Bates deserves the support and votes of your readers in her campaign to become treasurer of Washington County. more »»

Claims about fracking and water were incorrect

February 20, 2016 In a recent letter to the editor, regarding the Wayne National Forest, published in The Parkersburg News, the author completely misrepresented facts on several points regarding hydraulic fracturing. more »»

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 »»



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