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May 20th, 2019 updated: May 23rd, 2019. |  


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Opinions expressed in items on this page labeled “Their View” and “Your View” and other columns throughout the newspaper submi...

May 20th, 2019 updated: May 22nd, 2019. |  


Examining the body’s ‘microbiome’

Examining the body’s ‘microbiome’

Dear Readers,When I told friends and family that I would be writing about the microbiome this week, there were some raised eyebrows.My friend Ken said...

May 17th, 2019 |  



Fran’s Favorites: First Lady’s Luncheon & Grandma Hawkins’ Corn Pudding

Fran’s Favorites: First Lady’s Luncheon & Grandma Hawkins’ Corn Pudding

I still love to return to Washington each year for the First Lady’s Luncheon.The luncheon is put on annually by the Congressional Club, made up ...

May 17th, 2019 |  


Bicentennial concert series to feature Air Force Band of Flight

Bicentennial concert series to feature Air Force Band of Flight

SIDNEY — The United States Air Force Band of Flight Rock Band will present a patriotic concert in Sidney on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Shelby Count...

May 17th, 2019 updated: May 17th, 2019. |  


Confessions of a sugar junkie

Confessions of a sugar junkie

After all these years, I’m going to have to come clean. They say it’s best to confess your problems so here it is: I am addicted. It is tr...

May 16th, 2019 |  


Editorial roundup

The Marietta Times, May 8Preparing by June 14 a plan to redraw Ohio congressional district boundary lines would invite all sorts of mistakes, not to m...

May 16th, 2019 |  


School can’t replace a parent’s role with children

School can’t replace a parent’s role with children

Since I write primarily about education, readers often send me links to stories highlighting what research tells us about how kids learn. I was recent...

May 15th, 2019 |  


When a best friend dies

When a best friend dies

Have you ever had a friend whom you could tell the most intimate secrets of your life? I’m not speaking of these couples who say that their spou...

May 15th, 2019 |  


Go grey, get nutty, save a retired racer

Go grey, get nutty, save a retired racer

Adopting a greyhound is a good thing. It gives a magnificent dog a good life beyond its racing days, saving it from the possibility of being put down....

May 14th, 2019 |