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Thank a volunteer for adding to the beauty of Trail

April 14, 2016 On any given day, you can see people walking, running and cycling along Marietta’s River Trail. But there are a few people you can also see planting. more »»

New policies needed for dealing with N. Korea

April 13, 2016 A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Friday. more »»

Ohio: Keep income tax relief coming

April 12, 2016 Every dollar Ohioans have to send to local, state or federal government in taxes is a dollar they cannot use to improve their lives or those of their children. more »»

Marietta, Kiwanis Club making a difference

April 11, 2016 Most of the world knows it is February when Ground Hog Day rolls around. But in Marietta we know February brings Kiwanis Pancake Days. more »»

Become an organ donor and make a difference

April 9, 2016 Consider that each day, 22 people die for lack of an available organ. In addition, more than 123,000 people are on a waiting list for an organ. But you can help. more »»

Tackling terrorism takes an all-inclusive plan of attack

April 8, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Way to go; Marietta put its best foot forward

April 7, 2016 Now that the security sweeps are over, the state’s legislators have returned to their districts and the crowds have dispersed, it’s time to give a big thank you to those who spent their time and... more »»

Look at more ways to improve rail safety

April 6, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

No room for politics in e-mail probe

April 5, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Beware of ‘spring’ weather in the Valley

April 4, 2016 Maybe you’re like most of us and assumed spring was really here. Technically, you’re right. It’s just spring weather that has taken a vacation from the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Stop child abuse, know the symptoms

April 2, 2016 Eight hundred sixty-three blue pinwheels, each representing a Washington County child neglected or abused. more »»

Ohio’s top schools job isn’t about maintaining status quo

April 1, 2016 What if you needed a new state superintendent of schools and no one had applied for the job? That might be a good thing. Ohio has had an opening since De. more »»

Recycling center at 40 is great, but we can do more

March 31, 2016 Keeping a volunteer-run recycling effort going for 40 years is no small feat, but that’s exactly what the Marietta Area Recycling Center has done. more »»

Name and shame tact doesn’t stop hackers

March 30, 2016 Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home. more »»

Taxpayers watching Ohio payroll, spending trends

March 29, 2016 Despite the often sincere efforts of legislators and governors to curb growth in government, state bureaucracies have a way of creeping up on taxpayers. So it appears to have been in Ohio. When Gov. more »»

Loan could greatly help W.Va.’s SBA

March 28, 2016 For many years the state School Building Authority has been a godsend to school systems throughout West Virginia. Without state help through the SBA, many new schools simply could not have been built. more »»

U.S. cyber security is an ongoing concern

March 26, 2016 About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal website, the Government Accountability Office revealed this week. more »»

Cuba must end its holding of political prisoners

March 25, 2016 Cuban President Raul Castro is never, ever asked embarrassing questions by those in his country’s state-run “news” media. But during a joint appearance with U.S. more »»

Consider serving on local VFD

March 24, 2016 Reno Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan Ritchey was recently honored for giving 40 years of service to the department. The chief said he plans to stay with the department for as long as he is able. more »»

Is there a ‘Plan B’?

March 23, 2016 People who have reason to hope their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean, in the hope of better lives in the United States. more »»



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