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‘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 »»

Phillips Elementary partners with MC

October 31, 2015 Educating children requires collaboration from all participants that are stake- holders in the success of the learning process. more »»

Saul Kempner’s diary: The Tomahawk warrior

October 24, 2015 Each day hundreds of the men and women who make up the Greatest Generation — soldiers, support personnel, and suppliers of war materials during World War II — give up their earthly existence, one... more »»

Doing nothing isn’t an option

October 24, 2015 Last month’s article, “One pill, one time, no second chances,” told a powerful story of a single fatal mistake made by Cole Ryan Smoot, a young man in Carlisle, Ohio, who decided to take a... more »»

In China, the intellectuals have a different responsibility

October 24, 2015 In the Western cultural tradition, the intellectuals, as French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described, are the “moral conscience of their age. more »»

Councilman outlines city government’s accomplishments

October 24, 2015 It’s easy to forget all the things that have been done by your elected City government officials as you consider whom to vote for in this year’s electio. more »»

Clinton bursts Benghazi bubble

October 24, 2015 Once again the House Republicans have demonstrated their talent for wretched excess, in their effort to use the 2012 terrorist attack on Benghazi to harpoon Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. more »»

Fort Frye athletic boosters thank supporters

October 17, 2015 This letter serves as a note of appreciation and thanks to the many participants, sponsors and volunteers who dedicated their time and efforts to the 13th Annual Fort Frye Athletic Booster Golf... more »»

In China, the intellectuals have a different responsibility

October 17, 2015 In the Western cultural tradition, the intellectuals, as French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described, are the “moral conscience of their age. more »»

James Patten’s poor but interesting life

October 10, 2015 James Patten died in Belpre Township on January 31, 1827. The appraisal and settlement of his estate provide a final glimpse of his difficult life and poor circumstances. more »»

Heroin continues as epidemic in local community

October 10, 2015 In 2002, we experienced an epidemic in our community and more than 13 years later it still remains. What am I talking about? Heroin. more »»

One pill, one time, no second chances

September 26, 2015 Source: Cole’s story is reprinted by the permission of his mother, Danielle Smoot. more »»

James Patten honored today in Belpre

September 26, 2015 After two efforts to ransom James Patten ended in futility, his whereabouts became unknown, and, as months turned into years without word, the family again assumed he was dead. more »»

“In China, people also ‘get the government they deserve’”

September 26, 2015 How is it that the late Professor Samuel Huntington, a conservative American political scientist at Harvard University and a policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, and Mr. more »»

Students learn lessons on life

September 26, 2015 Wednesday, Sept. 23, started off as a typical morning for Marietta Middle School students. The students arrived to school, made their way to their lockers, and proceeded to their first period class. more »»

James Patten: Indian captive to be honored

September 12, 2015 On September 26, 2015, the Belpre Historical Society will unveil a granite marker to commemorate the saga of Ohio Company settler James Patten of Bedford, New Hampshire. more »»

An omnipotent leadership seems no longer omnipotent

September 5, 2015 China’s economy is in trouble. more »»

Trustee thankful to voters for 26 years

September 5, 2015 To the residents of Muskingum Township: My name is John R. Karas; and I thank you for allowing me to represent you for 26 years. more »»



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