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External defibrillator can increase the chances of survival

March 13, 2014 An automated external defibrillator (AED) was given this week to the Marietta Recreational Soccer League, donated by Camden Clark Medical Cente. more »»

Navy ship a fitting tribute to heroes of Flight 93

March 12, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save other. more »»

Working smoke detectors vital for home safety

March 11, 2014 Daylight saving time returned this weekend and while that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to... more »»

Helping our food pantries an ongoing concern

March 10, 2014 Understandably, many of us have been wrapped up in our own lives throughout this harsh winter — getting to and from work; what to do with the kids home from school; is the furnace working and how t... more »»

Put down the cell phone in the car

March 8, 2014 An ordinance that bans texting while driving, and use of all hand held devices while driving, became law in Marietta this wee. more »»

Social workers deserve a big thanks

March 7, 2014 Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need. March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is “All People Matter. more »»

Museums worthy of volunteer's time, effort

March 6, 2014 The Campus Martius and Ohio River museums play important roles in the Marietta community. more »»

Eastern Ohio not a priority to politicians

March 5, 2014 Unfortunately, the closing of the Jerry L. Stewart Mine Safety Training Center’s state-of-the-art simulator in Cadiz is now a realit. more »»

Ohio needs uniform traffic cam policy

March 4, 2014 Traffic cameras for speeding enforcement and traffic light enforcement continue to rear their little electronic heads around the stat. more »»

Cleveland sets bad example of running schools

March 2, 2014 Hundreds of Cleveland teachers protested at a city school board meeting Tuesday over plans to cut spending by $21 million. Imagine how upset they would have been had officials done the right thing. more »»

The time to expand vocational ed is now

March 1, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand vocational education in schools is a good one. It will benefit hundreds of thousands of young students in the futur. more »»

Be patient navigating through pothole season

February 28, 2014 Now that the snow and ice of February has pretty much melted, the region is treated to a new scourge: The pothole. They’re everywhere. They’re on side streets and main roads. more »»

Ohio voters need every available opportunity

February 27, 2014 An Ohio bill signed into law by Gov. more »»

Expanding vocation education a good move for Ohioans

February 26, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand vocational education in schools is a good one. It will benefit hundreds of thousands of young students in the futur. more »»

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 »»



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