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New safety precautions good news for Ohio

January 3, 2014 Officials in Ohio are doing their best to get ahead of the game, and are making fantastic strides in public safety and emergency management. more »»

Parts of bowl season a bit disappointing

January 2, 2014 Forgive us, if you will, for having a tough time getting excited about this year’s college football bowl game. more »»

Wasteful spending in 2013

January 1, 2014 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

New Year’s resolution: Don’t drink and drive

December 31, 2013 New Year’s parties are about to get under way, and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. more »»

Good to see Marietta police hiring

December 30, 2013 Good news for the citizens of Marietta. The city’s police department is fully staffed. A total of five new members of the police force have been added this year. more »»

Ohio makes strides in preparing for an emergency

December 28, 2013 Officials in Ohio are doing their best to get ahead of the game, and are making fantastic strides in public safety and emergency management. more »»

Ohio faces tough call enforcing literacy standards

December 27, 2013 An Ohio initiative to improve literacy for elementary school students has hit its first milestone, as fall reading test results were released this month. more »»

Taxpayers allow IRS to get away with double standards

December 26, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

Ohio can’t ignore drug, alcohol addiction of newborns

December 24, 2013 A substantial number of babies born in Ohio come into the world addicted to illegal drugs. It is a problem everywhere. more »»

Words capture the spirit

December 24, 2013 The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. more »»

Homecoming a valuable event that brings people together

December 23, 2013 Marietta High School’s Holiday Homecoming Friday is full of memories for former students and current and former teachers. more »»

Barges to move fracking waste

December 21, 2013 Virtually no human activity occurs without some effect on the environment and some risk to human health. Reasonable trade-offs and minimized risk are the keys to our modern way of life. more »»

2 easy ways to improve safety for motorists

December 20, 2013 The good news: Ohio is on track to see fewer traffic fatalities in 2013 than ever befor. more »»

Newsman leaves a void for those who knew him

December 19, 2013 Local media lost a member of its own Tuesday with the sudden death of Jim Smith, executive editor of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. more »»

Covering up facts about guns in Ohio schools can’t continue

December 18, 2013 Reports of students disciplined for taking guns to school are seen in the news infrequently. It does not happen often — but it may be a bigger problem in Ohio than most people think. more »»

Do your homework before adopting a family pet

December 17, 2013 With the gift-giving season upon us we urge potential pet owners to have patience and think things through before bringing home a cute and cuddly companion. more »»

Pioneers score another baseball victory

December 16, 2013 Snow’s on the ground and the mercury is hovering around freezing, but there’s great baseball-related news for Marietta College and the Marietta community. more »»

Stay in the game over the winter

December 14, 2013 The weather may have turned snowy and blustery of late, but that doesn’t mean your family’s fun and games need to go into hibernation. more »»

Pentagon can’t control its spending; get it fixed!

December 13, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Take care of those who take care of you

December 12, 2013 There’s a lot of hustle and bustle in the holiday season, with gifts to be wrapped, meals to be made and parties to atten. more »»

 
 

 

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