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Ohio faces tough call enforcing literacy standards

December 27, 2013 An Ohio initiative to improve literacy for elementary school students has hit its first milestone, as fall reading test results were released this month. more »»

Taxpayers allow IRS to get away with double standards

December 26, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

Ohio can’t ignore drug, alcohol addiction of newborns

December 24, 2013 A substantial number of babies born in Ohio come into the world addicted to illegal drugs. It is a problem everywhere. more »»

Words capture the spirit

December 24, 2013 The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. more »»

Homecoming a valuable event that brings people together

December 23, 2013 Marietta High School’s Holiday Homecoming Friday is full of memories for former students and current and former teachers. more »»

Barges to move fracking waste

December 21, 2013 Virtually no human activity occurs without some effect on the environment and some risk to human health. Reasonable trade-offs and minimized risk are the keys to our modern way of life. more »»

2 easy ways to improve safety for motorists

December 20, 2013 The good news: Ohio is on track to see fewer traffic fatalities in 2013 than ever befor. more »»

Newsman leaves a void for those who knew him

December 19, 2013 Local media lost a member of its own Tuesday with the sudden death of Jim Smith, executive editor of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. more »»

Covering up facts about guns in Ohio schools can’t continue

December 18, 2013 Reports of students disciplined for taking guns to school are seen in the news infrequently. It does not happen often — but it may be a bigger problem in Ohio than most people think. more »»

Do your homework before adopting a family pet

December 17, 2013 With the gift-giving season upon us we urge potential pet owners to have patience and think things through before bringing home a cute and cuddly companion. more »»

Pioneers score another baseball victory

December 16, 2013 Snow’s on the ground and the mercury is hovering around freezing, but there’s great baseball-related news for Marietta College and the Marietta community. more »»

Stay in the game over the winter

December 14, 2013 The weather may have turned snowy and blustery of late, but that doesn’t mean your family’s fun and games need to go into hibernation. more »»

Pentagon can’t control its spending; get it fixed!

December 13, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Take care of those who take care of you

December 12, 2013 There’s a lot of hustle and bustle in the holiday season, with gifts to be wrapped, meals to be made and parties to atten. more »»

Crime and punishment for everyone

December 11, 2013 In the private sector, a night watchman caught failing to make his rounds and falsifying documents to make it appear he had probably would be fired. more »»

Drive carefully in snowy conditions

December 10, 2013 This weekend’s blast of winter weather, and winter driving, caught many motorists off guard. Swift snowfalls Friday and then again Sunday afternoon led to several accidents in the area. more »»

Consider serving as big brother, big sister

December 9, 2013 The Big Brother, Big Sister concept of helping children in a community has been around for many years. The local chapter has been operating quietly, but now organizers are looking to expand here. more »»

Drinking and driving isn’t worth the risk

December 6, 2013 The holiday season has begun and it is a good time to think about drinking and driving. In the weeks ahead, there will be parties and gatherings to attend. more »»

High cost of electric costs many

December 6, 2013 Supporters of a bill to change how electric utilities are governed in Ohio had hoped to enact the proposal quickly. A state Senate committee vote on it had been scheduled for Wednesday. more »»

Special AIDS quilt should remind us of dangers that still exist

December 5, 2013 The AIDS Memorial Quilt is on the campus of Marietta College this week, along with opportunities for free HIV tests and other events designed to increase awareness about HIV and AIDS. more »»

 
 

 

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