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State must dig deeper into issues of guardians

June 28, 2014 Children without family members to safeguard their interests, along with some elderly and disabled people, sometimes need court-appointed guardians. more »»

Kraton’s innovation positive for entire area

June 27, 2014 Kraton’s $40 million Innovation Center, new to its Belpre site, is great news for Washington County. more »»

We can all support Special Olympics

June 26, 2014 In a break between storms Wednesday, area law enforcement officers and Special Olympians carried the Ohio Special Olympics Torch through the streets of Marietta. more »»

Law will only be good if it’s enforced

June 25, 2014 Half a battle in the war against human trafficking — which too often involves children forced into prostitution — was won last week when Gov. more »»

Law can limit flow of ideas about candidates

June 24, 2014 Not in Ohio. Buckeye State residents must be very careful what they say about candidates. There is a law against going too far. more »»

Nature knows best, not EPA

June 23, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort - plant more tree. more »»

Juvenile offenders: Consider more than their age

June 21, 2014 Many of the juveniles in corrections centers indeed are children who made unwise decisions and should not be treated as hardened criminal. more »»

File loss just too convenient for IRS

June 20, 2014 Members of Congress investigating Internal Revenue Service harassment of conservative organizations got quite a shock a few days ago. more »»

Vaccine the best way to block spread of measles

June 19, 2014 Ohio has experienced a surge in measles cases in recent months, and even though there have not been reported cases locally, area residents need to be aware. more »»

Goodwill celebrates 100 years of helping

June 18, 2014 Goodwill is so much more than a thrift store. But that’s how it all started in 1902 in Boston. The Rev. Edgar J. more »»

America’s border isn’t secure; just ask the kids

June 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

BACF games raise money to help friends, neighbors

June 16, 2014 A Mid-Ohio Valley tradition continued Friday night with the 21st annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis all-star football gam. more »»

Neighboring state needs better tabs on tanks

June 14, 2014 West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection has a big problem, when it comes to implementing new rules that require above-ground storage tanks to be registered by Oct. 1. more »»

2-1-1 service a valuable asset for this area

June 13, 2014 Much the way we all know to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency, there’s now a new number to remember when seeking other help and services in Washington County - 2-1-1. more »»

Audit shows officials know public records law

June 12, 2014 A decade ago during a statewide public records audit, Washington County officials were found to be only 17 percent compliant in supplying requested records. more »»

Expansion of MMR vaccine a good move

June 11, 2014 With the measles and mumps outbreaks expanding yet again, we support a move by Ohio Gov. more »»

Jobs numbers obscure reality

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

Hard work pays off for 3 area athletes

June 9, 2014 Congratulations to this area’s track and field standouts who earned all-state accolades over the weekend by finishing in the top eight of their event. Just think about that accomplishment. more »»

Holocaust memorial important reminder

June 7, 2014 Her mother tried in vain to cover her eyes so she could not see what was happening, Sofiya Karpovich remembers. But she saw. She cannot forge. more »»

Be aware of signs of elderly abuse

June 6, 2014 We applaud efforts to raise awareness about abuse of the elderly and encourage everyone to learn the signs and know what to do about it. more »»



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