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Our military suffers when politics gets involved

March 11, 2016 Were he alive today, former President Dwight Eisenhower would be angry about a report this week that some Navy SEALs have to share rifle. more »»

Remove all doubt on standarized tests online

March 10, 2016 Many Ohio students who took the last round of state standardized tests online, with computers, may have been operating at a handicap. more »»

Ohio should be proud of how Kasich campaigns

March 9, 2016 With the field of contenders for the Republican nomination down to four (as of Tuesday night), two of them have adopted a strategy that helped propel one, Donald Trump, to the lead. Sens. more »»

Cleveland police ready for trouble at convention

March 8, 2016 Perhaps it is a reflection of the rough-and-tumble process Republicans are enduring as they attempt to pick a nominee for president, but for whatever reason, Cleveland police are expecting trouble... more »»

Think about joining 4-H in your community

March 7, 2016 4-H activities fill the lives of hundreds of youths in our community year after year. It goes far beyond 4-H projects submitted for judging at the Washington County Fair each September. more »»

Iron out details of medical marijuana

March 5, 2016 Allowing sale and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes remains a novel idea, and for good reason. more »»

School security has to be a top priority

March 4, 2016 Children should not be afraid to go to school, for fear someone will appear with a gun, knife or bomb and begin shedding blood. For the vast majority of students, there is no need for such fear. more »»

Continue reviews of pay to participate policies

March 3, 2016 Three of our public school districts in Washington County have pay to participate programs for athletics while three do not, and we truly understand the reasoning on both sides. more »»

Work harder to protect privacy

March 2, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Ohio bill could help addicted newborns

March 1, 2016 If a bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives can prevent even a handful of babies from being born addicted to illegal drugs, enacting it will be worth every minute of effort expended. more »»

Alley repairs a hot topic that can’t be ignored

February 29, 2016 Marietta City Council recently was asked to allocate money for the repair of an alley between Fourth and Fifth streets and Wooster and Scammel streets. more »»

FFA students working hard at school, in community

February 27, 2016 As FFA Week 2016 comes to a close, we want to tip our hat to the hundreds of Washington County students who participate in FFA programs and activities. They are a busy group indeed. more »»

W.Va. stares at economic disaster dead ahead

February 26, 2016 Probably the last thing the nation’s governors want to hear is that a new recession is on the horizo. more »»

Marietta gets to soak up unique limelight

February 25, 2016 Since news broke on Tuesday that Marietta was selected as the site of the 2016 State of the State address, reaction from the community has been mixed. more »»

Money to fight Ebola! What about Zika virus?

February 24, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Troubling aspects of Apple case

February 23, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Ewing nights offer time to chill out in a heated pool as a family

February 22, 2016 Your frayed nerves or tired bones will enjoy what Ewing School has to offer every Friday night — time in its heated pool off Muskingum Drive at Colegate. more »»

Foodstamps for healthier food could get tricky

February 20, 2016 New mandates by the federal government that retailers who accept food stamps must stock wider varieties of healthy foods could backfire. more »»

Changing Constitution should take an amendment, not a ruling

February 19, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

President, senators need to do their duty on nomination

February 18, 2016 On the heels of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has come an already-heated debate about whether our current president should nominate a replacement, or leave a vacancy until the... more »»



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