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Rep. Phillips has earned a 3rd term

October 31, 2014 Debbie Phillips has a knack for getting things done. more »»

 
 
 
Business ties, public service give Walters the edge

October 30, 2014 In the race between Republican Rick Walters and Independent Ray Witten for Washington County Commissioner, we think Walters has the edge. more »»

Children Services levy would fund vital program

October 29, 2014 Your one vote Tuesday can go a long way toward helping Washington County children at risk of failing to reach their full potential. We urge you to vote for the 0. more »»

Frontier needs levy for its own future

October 28, 2014 Frontier schools officials knew they faced a tough sell with voters when they opted to put a 5.81-mill levy on the Nov. 4 ballot. more »»

Vote Johnson for Congress Election Day

October 27, 2014 On both national issues and those of direct concern to East Ohio communities, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has been a leader. Keeping him in the House of Representatives is just common sense. more »»

Vote for Kasich for governor

October 25, 2014 When John Kasich took the reins as governor of Ohio in January 2011, the state was a mess. more »»

CDC’s response to Ebola should be reviewed

October 24, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Help keep others warm this winter

October 23, 2014 This time of year, there’s more than just a chill in the air. Some days and nights, it’s been downright col. more »»

Drugs worse danger to Ohio than Ebola scare

October 22, 2014 During a visits to parts of Ohio recently, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, discussed an epidemic that makes Ebola look tame in comparison. more »»

Halloween safety dos and don’ts

October 21, 2014 Halloween Trick or Treat and other activities begin as soon as this weekend, so it’s time to take steps for a spooky but safe outing. more »»

Climate change should not be used as a scapegoat

October 20, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

Ohio has to fix health coverage for old, disabled

October 18, 2014 A new managed-care program for older and disabled Ohioans who rely on government health insurance has proven to be sorely lacking. more »»

Enter 7th, Pike area knowing there are delays

October 17, 2014 If you’ve driven around Marietta’s busiest street — Pike Street — any time during the summer and so far this fall, you know the feeling. more »»

Residential treatment facility will fill a need

October 16, 2014 A meeting scheduled for Wednesday to determine whether a proposed drug treatment house in Marietta could come to fruition was postponed but for those in the community the debate is raging on. more »»

Following protocols a vital step to block diseases

October 15, 2014 It appears Americans will escape the most devastating consequences of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Just one person has died of the disease in the United States. more »»

Work at being an informed voter

October 14, 2014 We want to remind you to read and watch the avalanche of political ads with eyes wide open, because what they say may be a bit suspect. We’re not saying that there are lies in many of these ads. more »»

Ohio schools need to look into better disciplinary measures

October 13, 2014 When students misbehave in school, teachers and administrators have to do something, for the good of both the youngsters involved and their classmates. more »»

Don’t pass up chance to get the flu shot

October 11, 2014 Concern about exotic diseases is high because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. News a Liberian man visiting Texas had brought Ebola here heightened the worry among many Americans. more »»

Early option helps

October 10, 2014 Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election began throughout Ohio this week. more »»

Foundation touches all parts of our community

October 9, 2014 In its 40 years, the Marietta Community Foundation has given residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley a way to support their local schools, local projects and local families in a countless number of ways. more »»

Islamic State terrorists are killers who must be stopped

October 8, 2014 Islamic State terrorists beheaded another hostage Friday. The British man joins a countryman and two Americans beheaded by the organization some persist in calling “militants” or “extremists.” No. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Get all the facts before freaking out over illnesses

October 9, 2014 Hey mom and dad, after hearing all the recent news about the Ebola virus and the insidiously named Enterovirus D68, as well as last year’s resurgence of mumps and whooping cough, are you freaking ou... more »

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