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Sometimes politicians get it right

April 26, 2014 Much has been written of political bickering and “gridlock” in both state and federal governments. But sometimes, the politicians join hands to get important things done. more »»

Don’t scrimp on money for programs that protect older Ohioans

April 25, 2014 Older Ohioans know enough to recognize a useless government feel-good program when they see it. more »»

Start talking about drug dangers

April 24, 2014 State and local officials and educators gathered in Marietta this week to put forth a message to parents: talk to your children about drugs. It may sound simple and that’s because it i. more »»

Dog owners responsible when their dogs attack

April 23, 2014 Between the end of 2011 and this February, government agencies in the Dayton area received about 60 complaints about a home in that city, according to a published report. more »»

Proposed law would protect kids riding in cars in Ohio

April 22, 2014 Everyone should wear seat belts when they are driving or riding in motor vehicles. It is required by Ohio law and it has been proven to save lives. Nevertheless, many still choose to not buckle up. more »»

Reds Clinic a unique chance to get lessons from the pros

April 21, 2014 Here’s another in a long list of things that make Marietta special and unique for small city in Southeast Ohio The 21st annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth baseball Clinic will be held in Marietta... more »»

Motorists, motorcycles must share the road

April 19, 2014 Bikers are dusting off and tuning up their motorcycles as warmer weather finally has arrived. more »»

Anti-opiates bills should get close review by Ohio Senate

April 18, 2014 Drug abuse has become a wildfire in Ohio, spreading rapidly and consuming lives in the process. Local law enforcement agencies cannot battle it on their own. State officials need to do more. more »»

Maybe more citizen input could have averted traffic snarls

April 17, 2014 Preliminary work has begun on the Seventh, Pike and Greene streets intersection and construction is in the early stages at the Acme and Pike streets intersection not fair away. more »»

Don’t wait for prom; have ‘the alcohol talk’ with teens

April 16, 2014 Many area high-schoolers are full of excitement this time of the year. They are busy preparing and primping for their prom celebrations with the hopes of a night of friends and fun to long remember. more »»

Charter schools should be accountable

April 15, 2014 Charter schools, with some taxpayer assistance, are excellent alternatives to public education in some place. more »»

Diverse talent at Marietta Fine Arts Festival

April 14, 2014 Marietta students are a talented group. Well, actually, every school district likes to boast about the artistic talents of its students. more »»

Child abuse: By raising awareness, lives saved

April 12, 2014 Child abuse leaves a permanent scar on its victims. Children don’t know why they are being abused. It is even sadder when abuse is the only way of life they know. more »»

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 »»



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