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Shop with a Cop goes to school

August 22, 2016 On Friday, members of the Marietta Police Department took about 30 children and their parents to Walmart in Marietta to get them ready for school by purchasing clothes and school supplies through... more »»

Drugs to counter overdoses save lives

August 22, 2016 Huntington made national news a week ago when, in the space of a few hours, 28 people there overdosed on heroin laced with a deadly additive. Just two of the victims died, however. more »»

Concussions a real risk, be prepared and careful

August 19, 2016 The high school sports season is upon us and for some athletes the risk of a concussion is high. more »»

Thanks to teachers, others who help kids

August 19, 2016 Mid-Ohio Valley families know all too well the cost of school supplies can put a strain on family budgets. Some families in our community just can’t afford what schools ask them to provide. more »»

Sponsor needed for candidate debates

August 17, 2016 For many years, the Marietta/Washington County League of Women Voters has planned and hosted pre-election forums in Marietta that allowed for debates between local candidate. more »»

Recycling trailer too important to remove

August 16, 2016 Rural areas of Washington County don’t have curbside recycling and that makes community recycling centers, like the green recycling dumpster located on Warrior Drive in Barlow Township, so importan. more »»

Games turn fans into dreamers

August 15, 2016 This is a warning to all the armchair Olympics fans with children of a certain age. Back off and let your kids enjoy the sports they play. Everyone will be a lot happier in the end. more »»

Set same standards for all Ohio schools

August 15, 2016 Private charter schools in Ohio ought to have to comply with the same accountability standards applied to public schools. more »»

Prevent children dying in hot cars

August 13, 2016 Look before you Lock is a national public service campaign aimed at preventing child heatstroke in cars. Each year, dozens of youngsters die in hot cars. more »»

Get informed about issues, candidates on the ballot

August 11, 2016 Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file so that they can be included on the ballot in November’s general electio. more »»

Computer networks are too vulnerable

August 11, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines this week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»

Missing yellow fever vaccine a concern

August 10, 2016 One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died — no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers — as a result of the failures. more »»

School is starting, stay safe on the road

August 9, 2016 Students will be returning to class as soon as this week in Wood County and beginning next week in Washington. more »»

Good advice: Don’t miss school

August 8, 2016 The new school year begins this week in Wood County schools and later this month elsewhere in the area. more »»

Alternate dates are needed for debates

August 6, 2016 By late September, even voters interested in the presidential election may be ready for some football as an alternative to politics. more »»

Vaccine for Zika must be priority

August 5, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week. more »»

Pool party builds trust between police, kids

August 4, 2016 Marietta Aquatic Center came alive Wednesday with the sights and sounds of hundreds - yes, hundreds - of children enjoying the pool, fountain, slides, pirate ship and lazy river along with local law... more »»

All in a days work, police save lives - again

August 3, 2016 Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, Pa., not arrested him outside a movie theater. more »»

State should deal harshly with abusers in power

August 2, 2016 Ohioans are justifiably outraged when they learn someone in a position of trust has violated it by victimizing others, often children. more »»

Beware the energy shell game

August 1, 2016 Scorching July weather may have many in the Ohio Valley deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in West Virginia and... more »»



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