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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 »»

Waterford High School hits century mark

December 5, 2015 In the age of progress where the old is often cast aside for the new, most infrastructure, public buildings, and businesses built during the early 1900s have long since been replaced. more »»

Stigma and mental illness

November 28, 2015 More than 50 million adults in the United States live with a mental health or substance use disorder. That is roughly 25% of the adult population. more »»

Harmar elementary creates community feeling

November 28, 2015 “They may forget what you say but they will never forget how you made them feel.” As a beginning principal at Reno School, I learned the value and power in the feeling of “community. more »»

Crash of The Tomahawk Warrior

November 21, 2015 Saul J. Kempner, navigator of The Tomahawk Warrior, implies in his diary that the crew was nearing completion of their missions in World War II. more »»

A Sun Tax and Un-Patriotism

November 21, 2015 Going solar tends to be expensive at first, but over time it is supposed to alleviate or altogether get rid of your electric bill, right? (In addition to “being green” and off the grid, at least for... more »»

Kempner’s Diary: The Tomahawk Warrior

November 7, 2015 During the first week in June 1944, The Tomahawk Warrior flew missions seven and eight hitting the western German defenses in France along the English Channel. more »»

‘Self-chosen ignorance:’ In China, the great mass remain ‘a sack of potatoes’

November 7, 2015 Hillel the Elder once said, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I?” Regrettably, Hillel’s teaching cannot be applied to today’s China. more »»

Natural gas replaces coal

October 31, 2015 The winds of change are sweeping across Ohio. In large parts of the Ohio River Valley where coal once powered industries, a clean energy revolution is under way. more »»

Review of city code under way

October 31, 2015 Caring community members began early this year reviewing Marietta’s Codified Ordinances or in other words, the 600 plus pages of laws Marietta City Council has passed in the past 60 years to govern... more »»

 
 
 

 

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