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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 »»

There’s more to Marietta than recent article shows

June 5, 2014 A recent article in a New York publication that paints Marietta in a negative light is being shared through social media and sparking outrage among some in the community. more »»

Ohio needs to do more to protect kids on ATVs

June 4, 2014 Five Ohio children died in ATV crashes last year. more »»

Immunize children against all possibilities

June 3, 2014 With measles hitting a 20-year-high nationally, in large part due to an outbreak right here in Ohio, parents are reminded to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date. more »»

Marietta’s garden tradition will continue

June 2, 2014 The Charlie Schob Discovery Garden has been greeting visitors to Marietta with colorful flowers since 1992. Uniquely, shrubs at the garden spell out the city’s name. more »»

Swim lessons a must in a river town

May 31, 2014 Temperatures in the 80s can mean only one thing — swimming weather. But safety has to be the top concern whether you are swimming in a pool or an area river or lake. more »»

AG needs to avoid what looks bad to voters

May 30, 2014 Lawyers seem to be substantially more involved than people in many other fields when it comes to supporting candidates for political office. more »»

Ortt’s impact seen all over Marietta

May 29, 2014 Marilyn Ortt was a force. Whether or not her issues were your issues, everyone who knew her could agree that she had never-ending passion for her causes. more »»

Tax relief a good idea from Ohio senators

May 28, 2014 When government officials at all levels find themselves with unexpected revenue, the knee-jerk reaction of liberals among them is to spend it. Fortunately, a majority of Ohio Senate members disagre. more »»

More money needed for federal road repairs

May 27, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Summer: Time for fun and being safe

May 26, 2014 At the risk of sounding like a nag, we would like to remind everyone to enjoy the summer ahead, but PLEASE, be careful. more »»

County should discuss $1.25M

May 24, 2014 A $1.25 million windfall for Washington County is good news to be sure, but we’d like county officials to share publicly a more specific breakdown of how that money will be spent. more »»

Inferior health care for vets is unacceptable

May 23, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Automated renewals can pay off for readers

May 22, 2014 There are so many ways to read these days. Many of them don’t even involve a physical book, much less a trip to the local public library. more »»

Ohio should avoid oil taxes that are punitive

May 20, 2014 Gas and oil drilling have provided something of a lifeline for East Ohio counties where thousands of steel and aluminum mill workers have lost their jobs during the past several years. more »»

Alternative power rule needs a second look

May 20, 2014 Ohio’s mandate that utilities obtain much of the electricity they sell from “alternative” sources already has cost consumers millions of dollars needlessly. more »»

Fishing derby can teach kids a lesson

May 19, 2014 Seems tough these days for parents to drag their children away from video games and anything related to computers or the Internet. more »»

More work on rural prison population

May 17, 2014 Efforts to reduce Ohio’s prison population have paid off, but only in big cities. Clearly, more work needs to be done in small communities and rural counties. more »»



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