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Plan to help dropouts is worth considering

April 11, 2014 More than a million Ohio adults never graduated from high school. Every year, about 24,000 teenagers join them by dropping out of school. more »»

Germany learns the price of green policies

April 10, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — is being held this week in Berlin. more »»

Get rid of Fannie and Freddie, but please be responsible

April 9, 2014 It is difficult — with good reason — to believe that any “reform” initiated in the U.S. more »»

Remove roadblocks to seeing open records

April 8, 2014 Public officials constantly find new ways to deny the public access to government documents. A group of Ohio legislators wants to put more teeth in the state’s open records laws. more »»

Warren’s field of dreams is coming, but first ...

April 7, 2014 It’s a given that the Mid-Ohio Valley’s spring weather — lots of rain mixed in this year with some snow, wind and sometimes bone-chilling temperatures —can be challenging for sports teams. more »»

Hazardous Waste Day, Paint Swap good for all

April 5, 2014 We’ve all got some spring cleaning to do, just make sure you are disposing of potentially hazardous materials the safe wa. more »»

Get rid of statute of limitations for Ohio rape cases

April 4, 2014 Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would repeal the state’s 20-year statute of limitations on prosecutions for rape. more »»

Plenty of choices to volunteer this week

April 3, 2014 For those who have wanted to lend a helping hand in the community but have been unsure how to do so, this may be the week for you. more »»

Make sure Ohioans are notified tax refunds are coming

April 2, 2014 After a scandal erupted last year when it was learned some Ohioans who had overpaid taxes were not told they were due refunds, state officials insisted they would keep that from happening again. more »»

Beware of incentives to spark interest in technology

April 1, 2014 Ohio legislators should take note of a serious mistake made by their neighbors in West Virginia, and steer clear of it. Failure to do so could cost the state dearly in a very short amount of time. more »»

Landslip issue may be tip of the iceberg

March 31, 2014 News last week that the city has closed Maple Street Extension because of a huge landslip won’t be much of an inconvenience to local travelers. more »»

Region’s future rides on oil & gas tax decision

March 29, 2014 Gov. John Kasich’s plan to drill into Ohio’s gas and oil industry for new revenue remains controversial. more »»

Courts the only way to challenge EPA’s rules

March 28, 2014 Federal agencies are supposed to evaluate the potential effects of new rules before implementing them. more »»

Strickland a good fit for new job

March 27, 2014 Ted Strickland is not an individual who likes to sit idle. The Lucasville native has scripted an impressive career, much of which is steeped in the political realm. more »»

Health care website still a major hurdle

March 26, 2014 President Barack Obama and other liberals brag frequently that problems with the Obamacare website — — have been corrected. more »»

Revamped SAT: Is it a better test?

March 25, 2014 There was a time a couple of generations ago that students didn’t buy an expensive kit, purchase time with a tutor or otherwise prepare other than a good dose of nerves for taking the Scholastic... more »»

Of course, Marietta is one of the best places to visit

March 24, 2014 It comes as no surprise to anyone living here that Marietta is one of the best places to visit. Many of us visited here first, then decided to call Marietta hom. more »»

Local jails should be held to standards

March 22, 2014 New regulations for local jails in Ohio are an improvement over the old rules in some respects. more »»

President’s track record on open records is horrible

March 21, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

MC should be more open on cuts

March 20, 2014 It’s been a week since Marietta College made the announcement that 20 full-time positions on campus had been eliminated, a move that will save the college $1.1 million. more »»



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