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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 22nd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News ‘GREAT TO BE HOME’ Animals, teen boy removed from home Military gear available to police Warren VFD adds rescue boat Council hikes fee for fire boat Top Headlines Poll: What’s your favorite attraction for the Washington County Fair? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 13…

August 21st, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel. From […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 21st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Schools open Sheriff’s outposts at 3 area schools Ohio hits Utica shale well milestone Proposed RV park plan rejected New salon on Harmar Hill Top Headlines Poll: Do you have a green thumb? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 12…

August 20th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on. From my dad, of course…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 20th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Selby project: Plans in works for some major upgrades Veritas Academy opens EMA panel hammers out duties of director Eviction action against Smart Networks Marietta Y starts lunchtime walking club Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to attend the annual EVE fundraising auction on Friday? […]

SUSAN HOUGH RESPONDS…

August 19th, 2014

Earlier today I commented on an Associated Press story written by Seth Borenstein titled: No great shakes: Quakes triggered by drilling waste seem weaker than natural ones, study says. I emailed the author of the original report, Dr. Susan Hough, requesting a link to her findings. She graciously sent me the work which I am […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 11…

August 19th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 19th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Weeds: Overgrowth in public areas impacts community Evidence not enough Life in prison for murder Warren Local OKs new middle school Welcome back teachers Top Headlines Poll: Have you had to take it upon yourself to clean overgrown areas around the city or where you […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 10…

August 18th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business. From my dad, of course…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 18th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Grand finale: Thousands enjoy this year’s Waterford Fair Crash kills 2 in Williamstown Family history tour organized Preserving a brick sidewalk Americorps-Vista volunteer gains experience Top Headlines Poll: What was your favorite part of the Waterford fair? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 9…

August 17th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work. From […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

August 17th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Kogo wins fifth half marathon Fun For All Ages Parade sees clears skies, 125 entries Almost Queen and food draws crowds Big Red Band marks 90 years with reunion Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe it is possible for a politician to avoid […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 8…

August 16th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet. From […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 16th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News State of recreation Kasich’s visit touts vocational education 10 years for Nov. burglaries Waterford community turns out for parade, fair Oh, a rowing we will go Top Headlines Poll: How often to you make use of the city’s recreation facilities? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 7…

August 15th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now. From my dad, of […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 15th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Protect the Past: Mound Cemetery Identity revealed of man with lengthy criminal history Tracking deaths by overdose is not an easy task It’s Waterford Fair time! Match-up benefits United Way Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Waterford Fair this year? Great pictures of Marietta… […]

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 6…

August 14th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 14th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Area high school bands gearing up Tackling area’s opiate epidemic Differing ideas over RV parks No way but a Segway Council OKs bid process for Armory work Top Headlines Poll: Have you finished your back-to-school shopping? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC COMMENT FROM 1955: NO. 5…

August 13th, 2014

I turn 59 next month. My dad emailed me a series of photos and captions purported to be from 1955. I haven’t verified any of the quotes, but they’re fun nonetheless. When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the […]

A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE…

August 13th, 2014

Wow! I haven’t been sent so much hate mail since I mangled a cracker. It seems that one of the great American holies is celebrity culture: don’t you dare say anything that comes across as callous about a beloved comedian. My favorite so far was an email that accused me of being a “Jew ghoul”, […]

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