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New studies on fracking could prompt changes

September 19, 2014 Many people seem to view “fracking” as synonymous with drilling for natural gas and oil. more »»

Beware of ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks

September 18, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

How many dangerous inmates aren’t in max security?

September 17, 2014 Investigators looking into an Ohio prison escape last week should be demanding corrections officials provide a list of extremely dangerous inmates, along with where and under what conditions they ar... more »»

Ohio school districts’ grades lack credibility

September 16, 2014 Pick a medium-sized to large school in Ohio and give 610 of its students a test. A few will do well and earn A grades. Most will get Bs, Cs and Ds. Some will do so badly they will be given Fs. more »»

Marietta should get to host Ohio's high court

September 15, 2014 We hope the Ohio Supreme Court will consider holding a court session in Washington County soon. The first of the court’s off-site sessions was in Marietta on Oct. 21, 1987. Chief Justice Thomas J. more »»

People needed to ‘CLEAN’ up drug problem

September 13, 2014 A group working to attack the community’s drug problem from a proactive standpoint is continuing its early efforts, but they need more people involved. more »»

Don’t be surprised by casinos’ track record

September 12, 2014 When Ohio voters finally agreed a few years ago to allow casino gambling in their state, many did so with reservation. more »»

EVE offers a way out of domestic violence

September 11, 2014 The aftermath of NFL player Ray Rice’s assault on his now-wife and his subsequent firing this week has led to plenty of discussion about domestic violence. more »»

Continue Piketon plant’s cleanup

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

Expand treatment options for heroin addicts

September 9, 2014 If you think the war on drugs has been going well in this part of the country, you have not been reading the newspaper. Drug-related arrests are in the news virtually every day. more »»

Spirit of giving is real in the Valley

September 8, 2014 We are blessed in the Mid-Ohio Valley to have so many caring and dedicated people who raise money for a long list of charities. more »»

High cost salt in the wound for cities, towns

September 6, 2014 Salt — plain old sodium chloride — is the key to a critical public service on which area residents depend during the winter months. more »»

Generous gift shows real spirit of community

September 5, 2014 When KyLynn Buchanan was raising a lamb to sell at the Washington County Fair this year, she had no idea how valuable the animal would turn out to be. more »»

Ohio law shouldn’t hamper how judges hand out sentences

September 4, 2014 Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow judges to send low-level felony offenders to prison once again, after that option was essentially taken away in 2011. more »»

Islamic State’s terrorists a growing menace

September 3, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Have fun, and behave during festival

September 1, 2014 The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival is Marietta’s annual celebration of life long the waterway and a farewell to another summer season. more »»

W.Va. law regarding tanks needs close look

September 1, 2014 Among the most pressing issues West Virginia legislators should be considering in advance of their regular session next winter is safeguarding water supplies against chemical spills. more »»

Don’t miss the Washington County Fair

August 30, 2014 Yes, everyone loves a parade, but that’s just the beginning of what the 2014 Washington County Fair has to offer. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Marietta, the largest parade of the year. more »»

Healthier food in schools benefits our students

August 28, 2014 While some students may miss having french fries that are actually fried and not baked, we think the changes being made to school meals and snacks locally and nationwide are to be commende. more »»

Americans get little solace on efforts vs. terrorists

August 27, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»



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