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McKim leaves inspiring legacy as a public defender

January 22, 2016 In all honesty I knew the late Janet Anne Fogle McKim less on a personal basis and more so “only by reputatio. more »»

Outrageous government tyranny over sewer hookup

January 21, 2016 The city’s sewer rates are going up. According to the figures in a recent Times article, the increase will be $14.40 for 500 cubic feet use, $25.80 for 1,000 cubic feet use and $3. more »»

Support for coffeehouse program appreciated

January 20, 2016 On behalf of the Marietta Choral Department, we would like to thank the community for attending the first Coffeehouse Performance. more »»

Citizen unhappy with police, deputies’ responses

January 20, 2016 This letter is in answer to a Jan. 7 letter to the editor about the police doing their job. more »»

O’Neill Center can help on Social Security, Medicare

January 19, 2016 O’Neill Center can help on Social Security, Medicare Seniors who rely on Social Security benefits found themselves without a cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase this January. more »»

Reader says it’s time to give peace a chance

January 18, 2016 This protest letter is long, long overdue. It’s all about the ugliest emotion known to the world; that emotion is hate! I also include in this protest the absurd ignorance of racism. more »»

Thanks to all who helped with Basketball Challenge

January 18, 2016 On Saturday, Jan. 2, we were able to host the Inaugural Ohio/West Virginia Boys Basketball Challenge with 12 local high schools participating and 19 total games played. more »»

Issue in Devola is drinking water, not sewer

January 16, 2016 There has been quite a bit of press over the past year on the proposed sewering of Devola, and I would like to explain why the Washington County Health Department is not in favor of this effort. more »»

Praise of Pope is misguided

January 16, 2016 Over the past months we have been “wowed” by all the words praising the Pope as “Vicar of Christ, infallible, de facto head of worldwide Christianity” and Roman Catholic priests as “God’s instrument... more »»

Theater’s patrons should work to keep it clean

January 15, 2016 What a wonderful attraction the new Peoples Bank (former Colony) Theatre is for Marietta! I was delighted to attend the Cirque-Tacular performance and have tickets for many more productions. more »»

Humane Society’s fundraiser a big success

January 15, 2016 The 7th annual They Light Up Our Lives fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley was another success! Over 35 contributors donating more than $1500 honored and remembered 178 pets. more »»

Coats for Kids drive collects 473 coats; thanks

January 14, 2016 2015 Coats for Kids was successful with 473 coats distributed. more »»

Student calendar a real showcase for talents

January 14, 2016 I would like to thank The Marietta Times for your newspaper and the 2016 Student Calendar. I look forward to receiving this publication every year. more »»

Many in America aren’t as smart as they think they are

January 14, 2016 Anti-intellectualism is a main cause of our faltering society. We are divided. Not as dramatically as the antebellum era but our culture of ignorance could be our next downfal. more »»

Recycling center grateful for community support

January 13, 2016 The Marietta Area Recycling Center was recently gifted with a new set of stairs for public access to the cardboard trailer. more »»

Community colleges a useful tool against joblessness

January 13, 2016 I was pleased to see the editorial in the Marietta Times Jan. 7 stating that education and training is key to filling the many job openings that exist in Ohio. more »»

The true root of terrorism found in Muslim holy book

January 12, 2016 Today we are subjected to many opinions on how to deal with radical terrorism which is threatening our world. more »»

Trump will go by way of Ross Perot

January 9, 2016 Donald Trump will not be the Republican Party nominee for president in 2016. He is leading in the polls now, but will rapidly fall off in the primary election season. more »»

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrated with party

January 9, 2016 The spirit of Christmas was shared by children who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, their “big” mentors and their families the weekend before Christmas. more »»

Where were the tears for victims of violence?

January 8, 2016 The murder of so many innocents in the Sandy Hook school is one of the worst acts of evil ever to happen in this nation. more »»



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