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Take the time to thank a veteran

November 10, 2014 It wasn’t that long ago that American servicemen and women were looked down upon when they returned home from active duty in Vietnam. more »»

Smoke detectors save lives

November 8, 2014 When you turned your clocks back last weekend, did you check your smoke alarm batteries, too? The US Fire Administration advises us to change the batteries in our smoke detectors when we turn the... more »»

Ohio creates a template for states in Ebola fight

November 7, 2014 How to defend the public against the threat of Ebola has been controversial in several states, with President Barack Obama second-guessing some governors who dared to pursue what they viewed as... more »»

CVB can live with bed tax reduction

November 6, 2014 Marietta City Council is considering reducing the share of the city’s hotel bed tax shared with the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau in order to put more money in city... more »»

Election is over, time to clean up

November 5, 2014 Both winners and losers in the election today should waste no time in pulling up stakes. No, not moving — though some losers may be tempted to do that. more »»

Great wall of differences separates China and the West

November 4, 2014 Moundsville, W.Va., native John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»

It’s never an off year when it comes to voting

November 3, 2014 Some people say that since this is a mid-term election the stakes aren’t as high as they will be in 2016’s presidential election year. We strongly disagree with that viewpoint. more »»

Choose Daniels on Election Day

November 1, 2014 In the race for the Ohio House of Representative’s 95th district seat, we’re asking voters to support Charlie Daniels. more »»

Rep. Phillips has earned a 3rd term

October 31, 2014 Debbie Phillips has a knack for getting things done. more »»

Business ties, public service give Walters the edge

October 30, 2014 In the race between Republican Rick Walters and Independent Ray Witten for Washington County Commissioner, we think Walters has the edge. more »»

Children Services levy would fund vital program

October 29, 2014 Your one vote Tuesday can go a long way toward helping Washington County children at risk of failing to reach their full potential. We urge you to vote for the 0. more »»

Frontier needs levy for its own future

October 28, 2014 Frontier schools officials knew they faced a tough sell with voters when they opted to put a 5.81-mill levy on the Nov. 4 ballot. more »»

Vote Johnson for Congress Election Day

October 27, 2014 On both national issues and those of direct concern to East Ohio communities, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has been a leader. Keeping him in the House of Representatives is just common sense. more »»

Vote for Kasich for governor

October 25, 2014 When John Kasich took the reins as governor of Ohio in January 2011, the state was a mess. more »»

CDC’s response to Ebola should be reviewed

October 24, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Help keep others warm this winter

October 23, 2014 This time of year, there’s more than just a chill in the air. Some days and nights, it’s been downright col. more »»

Drugs worse danger to Ohio than Ebola scare

October 22, 2014 During a visits to parts of Ohio recently, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, discussed an epidemic that makes Ebola look tame in comparison. more »»

Halloween safety dos and don’ts

October 21, 2014 Halloween Trick or Treat and other activities begin as soon as this weekend, so it’s time to take steps for a spooky but safe outing. more »»

Climate change should not be used as a scapegoat

October 20, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

Ohio has to fix health coverage for old, disabled

October 18, 2014 A new managed-care program for older and disabled Ohioans who rely on government health insurance has proven to be sorely lacking. more »»



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