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Fishing derby can teach kids a lesson

May 19, 2014 Seems tough these days for parents to drag their children away from video games and anything related to computers or the Internet. more »»

More work on rural prison population

May 17, 2014 Efforts to reduce Ohio’s prison population have paid off, but only in big cities. Clearly, more work needs to be done in small communities and rural counties. more »»

IRS must crack down on fraud

May 16, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

City park should be used by all

May 15, 2014 Members of Marietta City Council debated opening up Flanders Field to area residents this week and we hope it’s a discussion that will continue. more »»

Letter of the law should be followed

May 13, 2014 The next time you have lunch with a state legislator, try to pick up the check. There is an excellent chance he or she will refuse. Ethics laws, you understand. more »»

Teens and alcohol don’t mix

May 12, 2014 College and high school seniors in the next couple weeks will be preparing to enter another part of their life. more »»

2 rules on pursuing abusers are wrong

May 10, 2014 In Ohio, lawsuits against those who sexually abuse children can be filed until their victims reach 30 years of age — in most cases. more »»

Thank a teacher for being an inspiration

May 9, 2014 On Thursday night, 35 Marietta High School seniors who had outstanding academic achievements were honored and in turn, the students got to choose a teacher to honor as well. more »»

Veterans deserve credit for experience

May 8, 2014 Veterans of the armed services often take off their uniforms and attempt to step into civilian life with the knowledge they have learned valuable skills while in the military. more »»

Orange barrels mean drive carefully

May 7, 2014 Orange barrels are starting to pop up around the area as the summer road construction season begins. more »»

Exercise your right: Get out and vote

May 6, 2014 It is disheartening that local elections boards are predicting that less than one in three registered voters will cast ballots in today’s primary election. more »»

Have some fun Friday night in Marietta

May 5, 2014 If you haven’t attended any of the past Merchants and Artists Walk events in downtown Marietta and the Historic Harmar District west of the Muskingum River, we urge you to check out this Friday’s... more »»

Vote ‘yes’ for schools on Tuesday

May 3, 2014 Ohio’s primary election is Tuesday and voters of the Belpre and Warren school districts will be asked to renew levies for their schools. more »»

Keeping college costs down could be beneficial

May 2, 2014 Obtaining a college degree can be very costly - and price tags have followed an upward trend during the past several years. more »»

Day of Prayer: Unity as a reality

May 1, 2014 For many years now, the first Thursday in May has been set aside as a day to invoke the help of a higher power for our communities, our state and our nation. more »»

Nutrition program helps local seniors

April 30, 2014 We know many senior citizens in our community live on a fixed income, which makes programs like the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program so important. more »»

More proof that feds want our money

April 29, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

Prime time for fans

April 28, 2014 Late April and May usually is a great time to be a fan of the Marietta College baseball team. This year appears to be no different. Two years ago, the Pioneers won the NCAA Division III World Serie. more »»

Sometimes politicians get it right

April 26, 2014 Much has been written of political bickering and “gridlock” in both state and federal governments. But sometimes, the politicians join hands to get important things done. more »»

Don’t scrimp on money for programs that protect older Ohioans

April 25, 2014 Older Ohioans know enough to recognize a useless government feel-good program when they see it. more »»

 
 

 

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