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Johnson’s bill will aid burn victims

July 5, 2014 Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has proved that sometimes, common sense can prevail in Washington. In the process he has done a service for victims of severe burn. more »»

Losing licenses not enough for cheating officials

July 4, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin restoring... more »»

Downtown stores need customers to succeed

July 3, 2014 Signs put up recently by Marietta Main Street in empty downtown spaces asked residents as they passed by to write what they would most like to see in the space. That’s an idea we really lik. more »»

How can we help Ormet?

July 2, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s staff should have just one thing to say to Eric J. more »»

Deal allows criminals to walk away

July 1, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin restoring... more »»

No excuses in child abuse case

June 30, 2014 Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in this area tend to act immediately when they hear of children being abused. Apparently that is not the case everywhere. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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