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Editorials

Matamoras Minute: Brick buildings

Continuing the topic of specific buildings of the town will be the first brick building ever constructed in Matamoras. It stood on property across the alley from the present post office where this narrow lane joins Front Street. The house faced the river. Built in the 1840s by William McGee ...

Sternwheelers give Marietta a unique flair

Having spent most of my life in Marietta I have become somewhat of a sternwheel purist, or snob, depending on your viewpoint. To me it is not really a sternwheeler unless the giant paddle wheel on the back end of boat provides the primary power to move the craft. The sternwheelers moored on the ...

Housing crisis continues for many

When the Health Policy Institute of Ohio was commissioned to study the Health Beginning at Home project, it found a problem. Wages for many of those monitored by the study were not matching up to the cost of “affordable” housing. The Columbus-based study, which tested providing rental ...

Trimming the fat

Workers who emerged from pandemic-induced work-from-home situations (or outright unemployment) to return to workplaces this spring and summer may not have been as trim and healthy as they were 18 months ago. According to an American Psychological Association survey called “Stress in ...

Leave control at local level

Ohio Senate Bill 209 is another in a long string of bizarre attempts by state lawmakers to insert control at the local level, where it does not belong. SB209 would prohibit schools from requiring anyone — teacher or student — to wear a mask in a public education setting. It would also stop ...

Time to pay attention to lead pipes

Last week, the National Resources Defense Council issued a report that there are still 650,000 lead pipes delivering water throughout our state, making Ohio the second worst in the U.S. for number of lead pipes still in use. (Illinois is worse with 730,000). That’s a problem. Acidic water ...