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Audit shows progress in open records requests

July 22, 2014 An open records “audit” of local governments in Ohio earlier this year showed improvements in officials providing access to documents. more »»

Pipeline deserves a fair shake

July 21, 2014 If the United States achieves energy independence during the next decade or so, it will be no thanks to President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress. more »»

W.V. water company deserves stiffer fine

July 19, 2014 Federal officials sometimes seem overly eager to enforce some laws and regulations, at times inventing new ones to fit their own ideological agendas. more »»

Congress: It’s time to step up the IRS probe

July 18, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Open your arms, home to a dog

July 17, 2014 Thanks to its partnerships with rescue groups in other communities and states, and active volunteers and foster “parents” locally, it’s been some time since the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley has... more »»

Johnson makes push for REINS

July 16, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama. more »»

Must hold wasteful spenders accountable

July 15, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

All VA officials who retaliated against workers need penalized

July 14, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology this week. more »»

Morgan County jobs good for region

July 12, 2014 With an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent, any news of expanding business with added jobs is good news in Morgan County. more »»

Know the risks of hookah smoking

July 11, 2014 Younger and younger people are drawn to smoking from a hookah, which is raising some concerns among health officials who point out that kids smoking hookah pipes are smoking a form of tobacco. more »»

Vote for politicians with fix for school funding

July 10, 2014 A new analysis that showed that the burden of school property taxes is falling more and more on individuals and farmers across the state is probably no surprise to Ohioan. more »»

War on terror still very much a reality

July 9, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesda. more »»

Illegal drug dealing stats are nice, just not realistic

July 8, 2014 It would be nice to believe statistics about illegal drug trafficking in Ohio are evidence of success in fighting it. Nice, but not realistic. more »»

Johnson’s bill will aid burn victims

July 5, 2014 Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has proved that sometimes, common sense can prevail in Washington. In the process he has done a service for victims of severe burn. more »»

Losing licenses not enough for cheating officials

July 4, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin restoring... more »»

Downtown stores need customers to succeed

July 3, 2014 Signs put up recently by Marietta Main Street in empty downtown spaces asked residents as they passed by to write what they would most like to see in the space. That’s an idea we really lik. more »»

How can we help Ormet?

July 2, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s staff should have just one thing to say to Eric J. more »»

Deal allows criminals to walk away

July 1, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin restoring... more »»

No excuses in child abuse case

June 30, 2014 Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in this area tend to act immediately when they hear of children being abused. Apparently that is not the case everywhere. more »»

 
 
 

 

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