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Frontier Alumni group appreciates support

March 18, 2014 The Frontier High School Alumni Association classes 1969 to 1989 recently held its first annual basketball tournamen. more »»

Marietta impressed group tour operators

March 17, 2014 Last week the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, had the pleasure of hosting the pre-familiarization tour... more »»

County veterans service agency a real asset

March 15, 2014 Washington County is most fortunate to have an agency designed to meet the many and diverse needs of area veterans. That being the Washington County Veterans Service. more »»

Marietta community lucky to have St. Mary School

March 15, 2014 As a former teacher at St. Mary School, and a member of the school advisory council, let me emphasize that we are not closing our school. It was a privilege for me to teach at St. more »»

Classes offer information on nature, community

March 15, 2014 It’s been a long, challenging winter, compounded by scary events related to our water supply and other natural resources. more »»

City maintenance code would hurt homeowners

March 15, 2014 I have read the proposed building maintenance code and I am seriously concerned about it. more »»

Care at Barlow Central Cemetery appreciated

March 14, 2014 Thank you to all who have donated or helped in any way for the Barlow Central Cemetery in the last year. A special thank you to Marc and Kyle Ollom for mowing and keeping things looking good. more »»

Urge Frontier board to close Lawrence School

March 14, 2014 The article, “No decision on Frontier school,” leads me to ask our board members and communities, “why not?” Common sense, the numbers are there — 40 students or less at Lawrence, 180 students at... more »»

Marietta can create best code enforcement system

March 13, 2014 Editor’s note: These comments were read into the minutes during a Marietta City Council meeting March 6: “If a soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. more »»

City treasurer issues deadline reminder

March 12, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, is the deadline for filing and paying 2013 Marietta City Income Tax returns and 2014 Declarations of Estimated Tax with first quarter payment. The current tax rate of 1. more »»

Car washing is truly a rite of spring in the Valley

March 11, 2014 Waiting in line — as is the case for most others — is one of my least favorite means of spending time, but a few days ago I found myself treasuring the opportunity. more »»

Misguided foreign policy decisions mounting

March 11, 2014 Now that we know that President Obama was not correct in assuring us in a presidential debate less than two years ago that there was not threat from Russia since the Cold War was over 20 years ago. more »»

Families behind new school are burning bridges

March 8, 2014 This letter is in regards to the recent article “Core Issues” published in the Marietta Times on March 4, regarding the Veritas Academy. more »»

Snow doesn’t cancel hunger

March 8, 2014 These winter days are interesting ones. They are full of snow, slush and very cold weather. But for us, one thing is consistent and it is the fact that our Washington County guests remain hungry. more »»

Efforts of one man to care for flag are appreciated

March 5, 2014 I am writing this letter to commend a very special person that was an employee for Warren Elementary School — Dan Marrow — who has recently retired. more »»

MHS theater group thankful for support

March 5, 2014 On behalf of the cast, crew and directors of Marietta High School’s production of, “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” we would like to thank the community for supporting our show this past weekend. more »»

Parent-teen driving contract can save lives

March 5, 2014 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers throughout the United States and in Ohio as well. more »»

Reader expresses views on fracking, taxes

March 4, 2014 It is refreshing to see in recent opinions an appropriate degree of skepticism over hydraulic fracking proposals in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Fracking discussion has some elements

March 2, 2014 Greed! It tends to cloud our minds. Once our eyes get big as saucers, we must get real. more »»

Mayor right to be cautious of property code

March 1, 2014 I write to make a couple of points related to recent events/letters: First of all, kudos and thanks to Mayor Joe Matthews for understanding and being wary of the underlying/hidden falsehoods and... more »»



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