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Editorials

No shelter in the world

Most people want their private homes to be safe spaces, where they feel comfortable and safe living as their true selves. But going out into the real world presents a different challenge, where we lose the right to control who and what we might encounter. A student at Oberlin College wrote an ...

Aisha’s Law needs to be heard

In light of the investigation into the death of Gabby Petito, who died from strangulation, there has been a push once more in Ohio for Aisha’s Law. Named after Aisha Mason, an Ohio teacher who was murdered by her ex-husband, the House Bill would make strangulation a felony in the Buckeye ...

Election needs poll workers

Though it may be sneaking up on some of us, the fact remains Ohio has an election coming up Nov. 2. It might not carry the same wow factor as last year’s election, but in many ways it is more important, as it will decide significant races at the community and state level. There is a problem, ...

Old neighborhood stores are hiding in plain sight

Going to the market to buy food is something people have been doing for hundreds of years. Shoppers have certainly been doing this for much of Marietta’s history. Long before there were Walmarts, Giant Eagles and large Krogers there were simple neighborhood stores that slowly morphed into the ...

Matamoras Minute: Isaac Wilson

Another lesser known name of Matamoras, and one also tied to Revolutionary War service, is that of Isaac Wilson. Before he came to help settle this area, he had marched with Colonel Benjamin Logan in the army of General George Rogers Clark. He first volunteered as a Private at Fort Henry, ...

Districts going to have to get creative

Across Ohio, school districts are dealing with a darned if they do, darned if they don’t scenario in which sticking with in-person, in-building schooling has created nearly as many challenges as going fully remote did last year. Staffing shortages range from bus drivers to substitute ...