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150 years of headlines; The Times has told the stories

September 24, 2015 On Nov. 23, 1963, the headline read “The entire world is mourning President John Kennedy.” On Aug. 26, the front page story celebrated suffrage becoming a reality for women. more »»

Middle East working on the future of energy

September 23, 2015 Unemployment reports for August were released last week. Once again, West Virginia has the highest rate of joblessness in the country — and that rate went up, from 7.5 percent in July to 7. more »»

Reasons to get a flu shot

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Check out Marietta’s pump track

September 21, 2015 Marietta’s brand new public, paved bike track is so different it’s the only one of its kind in all of Ohio. more »»

Colleges are wrong to deter freedom of expression

September 19, 2015 Suggesting terrorists may attempt to enter the country through a program to admit Syrian immigrants could land you in trouble at the University of California system in the future. more »»

Constitution gives our nation its structure

September 18, 2015 For more than two centuries, the Constitution has been the guarantor of our liberties as Americans. That has been possible only because our leaders, with rare exceptions, have been loyal to it. more »»

Expanding adult day care service serves need

September 17, 2015 As a population we are aging in Washington County and with that, services for older adults are, and will become, more in demand. more »»

Don’t ignore the smell around State Issue 3

September 16, 2015 Ohioans should not, in effect, ignore the stench from Issue 3 on the November ballot, as a national advocate for legalization of marijuana advocates. more »»

Consumers stuck with the bill for energy alternatives

September 15, 2015 If President Barack Obama gets his way, many Ohioans will be paying higher electric bills. State legislators are being urged to jack up the tab even more. more »»

Festival finale

September 14, 2015 The 2015 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival closed out the weekend Sunday in grand fashion as thousands of people attended the festival over the weeken. more »»

Minor injuries in boat fire; vessel a total loss

September 14, 2015 The festivities of the 2015 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival were interrupted briefly Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a boat fueling station along the Muskingum River a short distance from... more »»

Keep up the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

September 14, 2015 Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th largest cause of death in the United States. An estimated 5.3 million Americans and their families, are faced with copin. more »»

Dept. of Ed can’t sit on public records

September 12, 2015 More and more, government officials at all levels seem to have adopted a new philosophy about laws requiring them to turn over public records when they are requested: Just say no. more »»

State Dept. ‘czar’ isn’t needed; just obey the law

September 11, 2015 Why should it take a new “czar” to force government officials to obey the law in both letter and spirit? And more to the point, why should Americans believe the bureaucrats will do that, just becaus... more »»

New system for animal sales at fair a good move

September 10, 2015 When the animal sales at the Washington County Fair wrapped up on Monday, it was still bright and sunny outside and there was plenty of time left to enjoy rides, food and fun. more »»

US can’t ignore its own refugee problem

September 9, 2015 Reports of tens of thousands of people from Syria, Libya and other countries flooding into Europe as they attempt to escape strife at home have been all over the news for several days. more »»

Climate change plan will devastate Ohio, W.Va.

September 8, 2015 Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama’s scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is... more »»

Advice on bullying rings true at any age

September 7, 2015 If you’ve ever been bullied, you know the feeling ... and you never forget it. Dry mouth, sweaty palms, wishing someone — anyone — would come to your rescue. more »»

Pakistan a ‘frenemy’ to America

September 5, 2015 Pakistan, while proclaiming it is a U.S. ally in the war against terrorist groups, this week is proving it is just the opposite. more »»

United Way Bowl kicks off community’s role in raising donations

September 4, 2015 Tonight, students and fans involved in the long-running rivalry between Marietta and Warren will be reminded there’s more to life than high school football. more »»



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