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Ohio must find funds to fix ailing bridges

November 16, 2013 Ohioans should be able to take it for granted the highway bridges they travel are safe. Like so much of the nation’s infrastructure, a substantial investment will be necessary to ensure that is so. more »»

Tougher day care regulations good for parents

November 15, 2013 Ohioans concerned about the quality, not to mention the safety, of the day care establishments to which they entrust their children may be encouraged to learn of a new law going into effect in... more »»

Offer your ideas for a new Marietta attraction

November 14, 2013 For several years, we’ve heard the question from readers: Why doesn’t Marietta do a big holiday display like Cambridge? Now, some merchants and members of Main Street Marietta say they plan to do... more »»

Donate a coat to keep a kid warm this winter

November 13, 2013 Snow on the ground is a grim reminder that winter is here while many in our community still lack a warm winter coat. That's where you come in. more »»

Black lung should remain in the past for miners

November 12, 2013 Black lung, known in the scientific community as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, was back in the news recently. more »»

Firefighters’ pink shirts connect with people

November 11, 2013 Firefighters are known as life savers, the men and women who rescue people in trouble, and, in a lighter vein, the first responders who are known for whipping up great dishes in the firehouse kitchen. more »»

Battle lost in the war on drugs

November 9, 2013 If you think the good guys are winning the war on drugs, you don’t have a sinus problem. more »»

Website woes reinforce old views about D.C.

November 8, 2013 In a way, the train wreck that is the Obamacare website has been a godsend to the White House. It has distracted attention away from the national health care law’s many other flaws. more »»

CSX fails to spread the word about 2-day detour

November 7, 2013 The CSX railroad crossing in Oak Grove was closed Wednesday and today in order for repairs to be made but everyone affected was far from informed. more »»

Ohio’s high court should expedite Medicaid lawsuit

November 6, 2013 It is easy to understand why the state’s attorneys are in no hurry for the Ohio Supreme Court to decide a case involving expansion of the Medicaid program — and why those who brought the lawsuit wan... more »»

You hold the power: Be sure to vote today

November 5, 2013 While the general election of 2013 doesn’t have the heat and light and attention and big spending of a presidential or congressional race, it is still an important electio. more »»

Zonta continues tradition of helping

November 4, 2013 Good clothes at a good price are a given at the Zonta Club’s semi-annual Unique Boutique, which finished up Saturday in the Frontier Shopping Center beside Tractor Supply. more »»

Theme of Halloween haunt isn’t harmless

November 2, 2013 “Entertainment” these days often is in bad taste, and that is putting it mildly. Computer gamers see nothing wrong with “game” scenarios that include slaughtering innocent peopl. more »»

Give bill to put allergy medicine in schools a swift OK

November 1, 2013 For very good reasons, public schools have strict policies on administering medications to students. more »»

Keep the city school board intact

October 31, 2013 In the last four years, the Marietta City Schools Board of Education has made great strides when it comes to longterm planning for the district, technology and security improvements and academic... more »»

Harper has the edge for treasurer

October 30, 2013 In the race to be Marietta’s next treasurer, both candidates bring political connections and a passion for this city to the table. The current city auditor, Valerie Holley, will retire. more »»

Ohio’s schools working to prevent misdeeds

October 29, 2013 The overwhelming majority of public school teachers in Ohio are good men and women who are dedicated to educating children. But as with any profession, there are a few bad apples. more »»

City Council at-large: Grimm, Mullen, Noland

October 28, 2013 Marietta City Council at-large incumbents Michael Mullen and Harley Noland have put their experience to work for the citizens of Marietta while in office. more »»

Wilson best choice for 2nd Ward

October 26, 2013 In the race to represent Marietta’s 2nd Ward, voters have two strong choices. One brings 12 years of serving on City Council and has been involved in many significant city projects. more »»

Red Ribbon Week’s message is worth spreading

October 25, 2013 Red Ribbon Week celebrates the choice for teens to lead a drug-free life. We encourage all local teens to get on the drug-free bandwagon. As adults know, life is full of choices. more »»



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