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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 22nd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Farming troubles Heroin dealers could face homicide charge Harmar streets reopen to traffic Plane crash victims include Vienna man, his daughter Farmers market adds food pantry booth Top Headlines Poll: Should heroin dealers in overdose cases be charged with homicide? What’s going on here… Previously…Not […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 21st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Oldest home in Belpre Horse show raises funds for HSOV Small plane crash leaves three dead Gallons of ice cream devoured Adding a little richness to life Top Headlines Poll: What was your favorite part of the annual Broughton Ice Cream Social? What’s going on […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

July 20th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Attendance Boost Martirano sets goals for schools Officials: Dangerous animal list needs revisions ‘I Shop Locally’ returns Lee’s Studio still growing after 30 years Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe a manned craft will make it to Mars in your lifetime? What’s going […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 19th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Big cleanup Sweet Corn Festival continues Saturday Computer business owner investigated Strickland visits Free meds: Grocery chain helping to combat high blood pressure Top Headlines Poll: Who do you believe is responsible for the downed Malaysian flight 17? What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 18th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Just three hours to guilty verdict $42,000 paid back Middle man in court 6 months for theft from elder Tickets for texting start Sat. Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend? What’s going on here… Previously…

MY SUMMER READING ROOM…

July 17th, 2014

A good book and a gin and tonic… Life is good…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 17th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News My Main Street Witnesses discuss fatal incident Man shot by police critical Marietta man gets one year Eyesore at center of court case Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend? What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 16th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Rising Costs Prosecution opens murder trial Officers shoot armed suspect Guilty plea in glassware theft Warren approves calamity plan Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend? What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 15th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Cause Unknown Hot button issues all fall short of ballot Corn the main attraction at local festival Around Town Proposed changes to truck routes Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend? What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 14th, 2014

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES…TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Fire at GreenLeaf Recycling Roar wraps up Ideas to improve Harmar levee area Wanted: Snyder tour guides A pair of Habitat volunteers Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend? What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT JUST MANAGERS, EVERYONE…

July 14th, 2014

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES

July 13th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Vintage auto auction a big hit in Boaz Volunteers spruce up downtown Parkersburg Scammers can mask caller ID Conrad Lucas re-elected state GOP chief Riverfront Roar draws thousands Top Headlines Poll: Is it a good idea to keep chickens in an urban environment? […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 12th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Roaring start Don’t text & drive Fans glad to have LeBron back home Upgrade to 911 needed ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Top Headlines Poll: Do you think LeBron James’ return to Cleveland will have a positive economic impact on the city? What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 11th, 2014

[Update at 0850-0953---Three new comments, commenting on their comments begin taken down, are now up. [Update at 0754---Comments on Roger Mason story taken down.] TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Ready to Race Bond reduced in shooting case Kasich visits Miba facility in Morgan Co.; JobsOhio grants $50,000 First Presbyterian in […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 10th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Hookah hype? ODNR pays for public records lawsuit Up for debate: Challenger awaits response from GOP candidate Road closure due to collapsing culvert Fair board breaks even on Fourth festivities Top Headlines Poll: Have you ever or would you consider smoking a hookah? What’s going […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 9th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Produce pests Prepping for Roar this weekend Weather whopper sneaks up on Valley Union employees of sheriff’s office denied pay raise Revitalization district restaurant gets first of 15 new licenses Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Riverfront Roar this year? What’s going on here… […]

CHASING NEEDS AN ECONOMICS LESSON…

July 9th, 2014

Yesterday on the front page of The Marietta Times, Amanda Nicholson wrote a story headlined: Homeowners, farmers carry school tax load. The gist of the story is that in Ohio generally, and in Washington County particularly, homeowners and farmers carry the heaviest load when it comes to property taxes that support local schools. (This contrasts […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

July 8th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Fenton Auction $650,000 bond in July 4th shooting Homeowners, farmers carry school tax load Trail users asked to watch out for each other Around Town Top Headlines Poll: Did you go see the American Queen when it was in town? What’s going on here… Previously…

WE ARE WHAT WE DO AND DON’T READ…

July 8th, 2014

There are many varieties of nerd, but only two real species—the serious and the nonserious—and shelves are a pretty good indication of who is which. “To expose a bookshelf,” Harvard professor Leah Price writes in Unpacking My Library, a recent collection of interviews with writers about the books they own, “is to compose a self.” […]

THE CURSE OF CHIEF CORNSTALK…

July 7th, 2014

A tradition in my mother’s family says that our ancestor, Parker Adkins (1725-1792), was on friendly terms with the Shawnee Indians, and may have sired a daughter by “Bluesky,” a daughter of the famous chief “Cornstalk” (“Keigh-tugh-qua”). However, when (due to the murder by whites of the entire family of the Mingo Indian leader John […]

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