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Signs of opitate, heroin abuse

January 30, 2016 We have had at least three confirmed heroin overdose deaths here in Washington County over a five-week period. Heroin is an opioid. Opioids block the body’s ability to feel pain. more »»

Marietta Community Foundation awards grants

January 30, 2016 Our area’s nonprofit organizations are our partners in making life better for all of us. more »»

Waterford Garage: Styer’s Ledgers

January 30, 2016 Waterford Garage, founded at least by 1920, had nearly a half-dozen owners by 1928. It then enjoyed nearly forty years of success while owned by the Styer family. more »»

MHS a good choice for all

January 30, 2016 Why Marietta? This question was asked to me the other evening from a parent who has a current eighth grade student. more »»

Waterford or Styer’s Garage safe

January 16, 2016 Sometime after the main road bypassed Waterford in 1963, Styer’s Garage, which was still doing business as Waterford Garage, closed. A safe, too large to be easily moved, was left in a back room. more »»

The Internet will not change China, China has changed the Internet

January 16, 2016 The Great Firewall of China, the instrument used by the government to achieve Internet control in Mainland China, just received its new mandate from the Heaven. more »»

Greater use of natural gas has been a game-changer

January 16, 2016 U.S. carbon emissions from power plants are now at a 27-year low. We have managed to cut emissions while still growing our economy. It’s an achievement other nations are scrambling to replicate. more »»

Clinton offers hope for future

January 9, 2016 Growing up around Youngstown, we learned early on that manufacturing and energy are the backbone of Ohio. more »»

W. County tractor pulls spread

January 2, 2016 After the initial tractor pull in the Stanleyville area in 1955, a second one was held the next year at the Stanleyville School in Fearing Local School District. more »»

Knowing who's on your airplane

January 2, 2016 I don't know about you, but I'd like to think that the feds have screened the other passengers sitting on my airplane. To do that, they also have to screen me. That's the deal. more »»

What went right in 2015

January 2, 2016 Terrorism! Crime! Deadly storms! Hillary Clinton! We reporters focus on bad news, but at year's end, let's remember what went right. more »»

MC positions for the future

December 26, 2015 As the Chair of Marietta College’s Board of Trustees, I recognize the importance of the College to our community, and, as important, I appreciate how much the community means to Marietta Colleg. more »»

Marietta-Washington County Redefines ‘Off-Season’

December 26, 2015 This time of year the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau team often hear comments such as, “must be slowing down a lot for you” or “do you take the winter off?” And while it’s... more »»

First Washington County tractor pulls

December 26, 2015 Although there was tractor pull competition in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1929, it was not until the 1950s and 1960s that the event started gaining popularity. more »»

Not enough funding locally to care for mental health and addiction problems

December 26, 2015 In recent years financial support for mental health, alcohol and drug addiction programs have been significantly reduced by both the state and federal governments. more »»

Connecting the community and classrooms

December 26, 2015 The role that I fulfill for Marietta City Schools is that of reaching out to the community for the purpose of connecting community adults to our students and teacher. more »»

In China, Airpocalypse is not just life threatening, but regime threatening

December 19, 2015 China, the world’s most populous country, is paying a heavier and heavier price for its life-threatening environmental pollution. more »»

All muslims are not to be feared

December 12, 2015 In this holiday season, when most of us would prefer to regard religion as a positive force for encouraging hope and feelings of universal compassio. more »»

Volunteer to help others

December 5, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all of the blessings I’ve received. more »»

In China, the millennial generation politically incapacitated

December 5, 2015 The millennial generation is the most important demographic in China. more »»



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