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Support our local VFDs

June 4, 2016 Our local fire departments are often strapped for people and cash. For those looking for a way to help them out, the fire departments offer a sweet deal. more »»

Traveling by air can be a hassle, but you can help

June 3, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Stakes are high in battle for Fallujah

June 2, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

Marijuana law needs careful review

June 1, 2016 A substantial number of legislators have serious concerns about a medical marijuana bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly. Whether it becomes law is up to Gov. John Kasich. more »»

Canada is more than an ally, it’s a friend

May 31, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not the other day. more »»

Progress at the Armory is welcomed

May 30, 2016 After all these years and countless city meetings, it appears progress is being reported in the usage of the renovated Armory. more »»

U.S. Govt.mistakes are costly

May 28, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration has worked to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expire. more »»

Charter schools must be accountable

May 27, 2016 One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution’s website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. more »»

Frontier voters should demand answers

May 26, 2016 More than a week after Frontier Local Schools Superintendent Kevin Turner was placed on administrative leave by the board of education, the public still has no answers as to why. more »»

GED rules make it harder to get degree

May 25, 2016 Ohioans who did not obtain conventional high school diplomas should not have to pay an arm and a leg to obtain an equivalency certificate. more »»

Plan to close prison farms makes sense

May 24, 2016 A hundred years ago, when Ohio prison officials began operating farms where inmates worked, the program gave many convicts marketable skills. more »»

Continue learning throughout the summer

May 23, 2016 Summer vacation has started for many local students with the rest to follow in a few days. more »»

Celebrate graduates responsibly

May 21, 2016 As local high school graduations commence, we want to congratulate all of the grdauates for their achievements. Let the celebrations begin! But please do so responsibly. more »»

Vending machine at MMS a good idea

May 20, 2016 When Marietta Middle School students start the 2016-2017 school year, they’ll have no reason to begin class each day hungry. more »»

Spend wisely when fighting diseases

May 19, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions late. more »»

Keep U.S. arms away from hands of terrorists

May 18, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

Safeguards needed for medical marijuana

May 17, 2016 It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana — or at least, the active ingredient in it — for medicinal purposes within the next year or so. more »»

Don’t throw out safety rules for the summer

May 16, 2016 As schools wrap up their academic years and children of all ages begin their summer break we want to add our voice to all those others wishing for a safe vacation away from teachers and homework. more »»

Local effort important in fight against addiction

May 14, 2016 As the heroin epidemic and concerns about opiate addiction continue in the Mid-Ohio Valley, we’re glad to see local citizens and organizations coming together to find solutions. more »»

Farmers, shoppers get a new option for produce

May 12, 2016 When it comes to fresh, locally-grown produce we think Marietta is going to find it twice as nice to soon have more options. more »»



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