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In honor of 100 years, upgrade our parks

February 13, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas. more »»

 
 
 
Tweak Ohio law to block technicality on cocaine possession

February 12, 2016 Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be read. more »»

Lease deal good for city, the O’Neill Center board

February 11, 2016 Soon, the building that houses the O’Neill Center in Marietta will belong to the center’s board, a move we think benefits both the nonprofit and the city. more »»

More bad news for charter schools

February 10, 2016 Charter schools, touted by some as one of the keys to ensuring more children have access to quality educations, have become a scandal of sorts in Ohio. more »»

Young voters lack basic knowledge of economics

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign in New Hampshire today, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

Boy Scouts continue serving

February 8, 2016 The Boy Scouts of American have been around for a century. They were incorporated Feb. 8, 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916. more »»

Goverment failed in water crisis

February 6, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Clinton’s candidacy in trouble after Iowa

February 5, 2016 After Democrat voters caucused in Iowa Monday night, Hillary Clinton told reporters she breathed “a sigh of relief” at the results. She won, the Democrat contender for president noted. more »»

Learn from Ajax story

February 4, 2016 Ajax, the Marietta K-9 officer, and his handler, Matt Hickey, should stay togethe. more »»

Kasich gets the message on fed debt; is anyone listening?

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Clinton’s defense falls short

February 2, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking... more »»

Do your homework in making a school pick

February 1, 2016 Freedom of choice is one of America’s most cherished freedoms. Ohioans and Americans have an array of choices for their child’s education. more »»

Schools and families must work to stop bullying

January 30, 2016 For all schools do to try and prevent bullying, it happens, and in some extreme cases bullying can cross the line to actual physical altercations. more »»

Military returns to the Jeep for mobility

January 29, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

Do your part to clear snow; it’s common courtesy

January 28, 2016 The sun has returned, the snow is melting but it will take a little time to have all the streets and sidewalks completely back to normal after the foot of snow that fell in Marietta. more »»

Covering the cost of college remains a challenge

January 27, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Schools need facts on how to close this area’s education gap

January 26, 2016 Closing the academic achievement gap between children from low-income households and their more prosperous classmates is among the biggest challenges facing educators. more »»

Snow removal a tough job that many just don’t appreciate

January 25, 2016 Snow removal crews have a thankless job. They are always in demand when the snow flies, but not at the place we want them to address. more »»

Be smart when out in the snow

January 22, 2016 A large chunk of the country, including the Mid-Ohio Valley, finds itself snowed in this weekend after a major winter storm blew in late Friday and was expected to linger part of Saturda. more »»

Medical marijuana could still find favor

January 22, 2016 Ohioans who shot down a get-rich-quick marijuana legalization scheme last year may vote differently if looking at a ballot issue allowing medicinal use of the drug. more »»

Fresh ideas to combat bullying welcomed

January 21, 2016 On Tuesday morning, Marietta Middle School students showed up to something special taped on their lockers—notes with positive messages. more »»

 
 

Ballroom Dance February 14, 2016

River Cities Ballroom Dance Club hosts Dance Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 2-5pm at the Marietta Country Club. Music by the Kitchenettes.

Desserts provided, plus a cash bar. Dress is formal; Men tuxedos or suits; Women cocktail or long dresses. Cost $60 per couple. more »

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Ajax goes viral

February 1, 2016 Ajax is causing a stir around the world. The police dog has been the focus of more global attention than any other local, non-disaster, story in recent memor. more »

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