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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 31st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Oil & gas leases Nine years in prison for ATM heists Detroit woman admits to local heroin trafficking Frontier’s financial future tied to levy The little house of worship Top Headlines Poll: Which […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 30th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News The Unitarians Warren student honored for helping 2 who OD’d Hearing tonight on city’s oil, gas lease Monroe Co. pipeline explodes; no one injured Drainage issues brought to city council Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe in ghosts? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

A YEAR OF BARISTAS FOR ABOUT THREE LATTES…

October 29th, 2014

Nine competing specialty coffee shops from around Cleveland have come together to produce a calendar in support of the Cafe Femenino Foundation. The Cleveland Barista Calendar will be available for $15 at all featured coffee shops and select third party retail partners in November. Featuring thirty baristas from Phoenix Coffee Company, The Root Cafe, Rising […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 29th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News RED RIBBONS Bed tax reallocation debated Man gets jail sentence for selling drugs Pageant crowns Miss Belpre in Bloom Homeschool co-op expands learning Top Headlines Poll: What do you do with your leaves? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 28th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News World history Armory’s ground floor Plea deal on hold as man changes his story Family dispute sparks Warren lockdown Marietta board reviews forecast Top Headlines Poll: Are you a hunter? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

I USED TO THINK BOOKMOBILES WERE COOL…

October 27th, 2014

Fjaerland book town, Norway: Fjaerland is one of Norway’s Book Towns near Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Old sheds, houses and even a hotel have been converted into bookshops. “During the winter, the bookshop owners have to transport the books from place to place, over the snow, on kick-sleds,” says Campbell.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 27th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Trunk or treat Switzerland Schools seeks voter support OPOTA driver training Paying it forward: EMT, firefighter and city supporter YMCA Corporate Cup event makes a comeback Top Headlines Poll: Will this week be […]

ARISING FROM THE RUBBLE…

October 26th, 2014

D’s Books, Pnomh Penh, Cambodia: Vantha Douk, like many Khmers, had a poor and difficult upbringing in rural Cambodia. She worked many jobs to afford English classes, and when her aunt met an American bookseller who was opening D’s Books, she got a job as a bookseller. Six years later, she managed to buy all […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

October 26th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages unit 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Monster Mash Flow-testing used by firefighters, PUB Legislators disagree on need for bill Man arrested following shooting reports Merry-Etta Christmas parade slated Top Headlines Poll: Have police departments begun to overreact […]

WHAT…? NO CATS…? CALL THE UNION…!

October 25th, 2014

John K King Used & Rare Books, Detroit, USA: Kings is located in a huge 1940s glove factory, which John bought in the early 1980s after having outgrown his former premises in the Michigan Theatre Building. The shop has twenty employees, two dogs and two canaries.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 25th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Campaign Costs Hotel/motel tax split Court wants higher pay raises 1990 cold case Water main break in Belpre Top Headlines Poll: Are you even more concerned about contracting Ebola? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

MEASURING THE LITERATE…

October 24th, 2014

The Bookworm, Beijing, China: This store combines reading and partying: “The Bookworm often has impromptu music evenings that bubble up out of nowhere, normally huddled around the bookshop piano. In some rooms the bookshelves are floor-to-ceiling, and there is an outdoor terrace where they serve cocktails,” says Campbell.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 24th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Orchard Place Marietta police chief plans to retire in Feb. Drug trafficker gets 90-day jail sentence Seismic testing Old vs. new in Ohio House race Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to support the Children Services levy in the coming election? Great pictures of Marietta… […]

FINALLY, A GOOD COLONIALISM…

October 23rd, 2014

Bookseller in Calcutta, India: “College Street in Calcutta, India, is known as Boi Para (Colony of Books). Many publishers are based there, and book stalls stretch for half a mile along it”, with pamphlets, paperbacks, out-of-print editions and all kinds of publications in many languages spilling over onto the road.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 23rd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Seismic testing Old vs. new in Ohio House race Local man to get six months Applications for Secret Santa Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to support the Children Services levy in the coming election? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

PARKED IN THE PORTE COCHERE

October 22nd, 2014

James Lee Burke has a vocabulary all his own and the common words arch across novels, decades and characters. The phrase Porte Cochere (see page 326) literally means coach door, and is one that I’ve always thought meant what I would call a carport. I wasn’t far wrong, but there is history and a regionalilty […]

COWPOKE READING…

October 22nd, 2014

Singing Wind Bookstore, Benson, Arizona: Winifred Bundy has been selling books here for 40 years. It’s a little tricky to find, situated on a working cattle farm four miles from the nearest town. It doesn’t have a website, Twitter, Facebook or email address. “It doesn’t even have opening hours: you just have to turn up […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 22nd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Banishing bullies Belpre man gets 4 years Accomplice gets prison Former Steeler to speak locally Around Town Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to support the Children Services levy in the coming election? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

SAVING BOOKS, ONE STITCH AT A TIME…

October 21st, 2014

George Bayntun, Bath, England: George Bayntun’s bindery has been open since the 1800s, and even now there are eleven binders working there, with clients across the globe. Between them they’ve been in the field for 337 years. The bindery also claims to have the largest collection of hand tools and blocks in the world—more than […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 21st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Providing safe haven for animals a labor of love What the Children Services Levy means Guilty plea for drug trafficking Gator’s open for business Warren schools looks at 5-year forecast Top Headlines Poll: […]

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