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Owners need to have pets spayed, neutered

February 25, 2014 Today marks the anniversary of Spay Day USA, so we’re issuing a reminder to all pet owners and potential pet owners to have their animals spayed or neutered. more »»

Gun safety education for local children is a good idea

February 24, 2014 Gun safety is an issue that is vital to many people in our community. And teaching the basics of gun safety to children is vitally important in today’s world where guns are prevalen. more »»

Summer food sites for kids needed

February 22, 2014 Across the state of Ohio, more than 800,000 students, 44 percent of those enrolled in public schools, eat free or reduced meals at school. more »»

Ormet’s workers deserve a break from Ohio

February 21, 2014 Time is running out for about 1,000 men and women who worked at the Ormet aluminum plant until last fall. If Ohio legislators and Gov. more »»

City’s traffic light report can be put to good use

February 20, 2014 A series of traffic light recommendations recently made by the Marietta Traffic Commission has drawn mixed reviews from residents, particularly the idea of removing a light near Washington Elementar... more »»

Ohio needs to do more to help our mentally ill citizens

February 19, 2014 In the wake of tragic mass murders such as those of children in Newtown, Conn., questions about personal liberties have been discusse. more »»

Heroin: Treat the addicted; shrink the demand

February 18, 2014 If you haven’t noticed, the world has changed in a dangerous way. The price of heroin has followed all the rules of basic economics of supply and demand. more »»

Right Path looking for new coordinator

February 17, 2014 We hope there’s someone in our community willing to take on the important job of coordinator for the Right Path for Washington County. more »»

Military must take action to stop sex assaults

February 15, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Keep Ohio children away from e-cigarettes

February 14, 2014 A bill working its way through the Ohio Legislature would ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. An Ohio Senate committee approved the measure Tuesday. more »»

New clinic at Post 64 site would help vets

February 13, 2014 American Legion Post 64 in Marietta could soon be razed and replaced with a new post facility as well as a medical clinic, something we think would be well utilized in the community. more »»

Let Sochi be about the competitors

February 12, 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympics are well under way and are establishing their character, as all games do, based in part on the host nation and the atmosphere surrounding the games, and led by the athletes... more »»

February: Reflect and remember about black history

February 11, 2014 It’s Black History Month — a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope that our country will no longer be split by racial lines. more »»

Feeling down? It’s no surprise

February 10, 2014 By now we’re guessing you — like so many of us in the Mid-Ohio Valley — are sick and tired of winte. more »»

Improving incentives for adoption both good and bad

February 8, 2014 Ohio legislators are on a path to improve the lives of many of the state’s most helpless residents - children who need adoptive parents. more »»

Be sure sidewalks are clear of ice, snow

February 7, 2014 Recent snowfalls, with more on the way, mean it’s up to homeowners and property owners to clear the sidewalks in front of their propertie. more »»

Reconsider eliminating the county administrator

February 6, 2014 Next Friday is expected to be the last day on the job for county administrator Paul Cunningham, but we hope Washington County Commissioners reconsider. more »»

Workers comp office an example of how to track drugs

February 5, 2014 Misuse of prescription medicines such as those used to dull the pain of injuries and some illnesses accounts for a substantial number of people with serious drug addictions. more »»

State needs to audit school data beyond Columbus

February 4, 2014 What is most disturbing about an investigation of the Columbus school district is the possibility — nay, the probability — that similar crimes are being committed in some of Ohio’s 610 other public... more »»

Mock trial contest a good test for young minds

February 3, 2014 Congratulations to the winners of Friday’s District Mock Trial competition - Team Athos from Warren High School, and Team Gold from Federal Hocking High School. more »»



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