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Editorials

Workers always ready to get job done

Consider the year the American worker has endured since last Labor Day. Downsizing and layoffs, continued risk for those whose jobs involve working with the public, childcare worries, evolving requirements and mandates ... and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for those in medical ...

Matamoras Minute: The Ellis family

An unfamiliar person to many in Matamoras is Henry Ellis. Many people came to Grandview Township in the early years of its history bringing with them visions of sharing with a community their gifts and talents. Their contributions remain long after the name of any particular person is ...

Fair is a special time for county agriculture

If you are reading this and live in downtown Marietta, you likely already know it’s fair weekend. Marietta’s largest parade, the Washington County Fair parade makes its way down Front Street this morning to officially get the fair started. Youths and adults alike have been moving their ...

ODJFS still trying to get it right for Ohioans

If you’ve been wondering whether Ohio’s unemployment situation is in the COVID-19 recovery phase, bear in mind the Ohio Controlling Board this week approved more than $11 million for the state Department of Job and Family Services to contract a Washington, D.C., customer service company to ...

Take care of national parks

In Ohio and throughout Appalachia, many escaped the confines of their homes during the pandemic by heading to a state or national park. Outdoor activity lends itself to social isolation while at the same time enhancing the health and wellbeing of those enjoying a day in nature. But because ...

Stay home when sick for animals

Ohio has once again made news worldwide. Last Friday the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratories announced a COVID-positive white-tailed deer was found in Ohio. These are the first deer confirmed with COVID in the world. And apparently, they are in our own ...