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Sunday library hours a welcome addition

September 18, 2013 Facing significant budget cuts from the state, and before local voters approved a levy, the Washington County Public Library closed its libraries on Sundays back in 2002, much to the dismay of many... more »»

Workers comp cheaters must be caught

September 17, 2013 Stories about people who scam state workers’ compensation programs by collecting benefits while they are perfectly able to work are not uncommon. more »»

Marching bands play vital role in many ways

September 16, 2013 Anyone related to or friendly with a high school marching band member knows the time and dedication it takes to participate. more »»

Do all to avoid a strike in Syria

September 14, 2013 Perhaps the best thing for members of Congress and President Barack Obama’s administration to do about Syria would be for everyone to take a deep breath, step away from the microphones and think... more »»

Probe of Mandel’s office must go deeper

September 13, 2013 Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is right to have begun a thorough investigation of investments made under his predecessor from 2009 through 2010. more »»

Don’t just complain; support the fair, too

September 12, 2013 Attendance was up at the Washington County Fair this year, but complaints among community members seemed to be up as well. more »»

Talk about extending trail to Devola

September 11, 2013 As avid users of the Marietta’s River Trail, we think extending the bike/pedestrian path to Devola will only enhance the experience for those already using the trail, and open up recreational... more »»

Invasions of privacy can’t be allowed

September 10, 2013 Many Americans reflect on how wonderful it is to live in this country. But we are reminded frequently that big government, by its very nature, can be the enemy of our freedoms. more »»

September fun takes a full year of planning

September 9, 2013 Summer NOW is officially over. That’s the way we see it in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Don’t look at the calendar. more »»

Make time this month to get a prostate cancer exam

September 6, 2013 It’s a time of the year when we urge men to be on the lookou. more »»

Reexamine new rules for career center boards

September 5, 2013 Changes to Ohio law could mean a much different makeup in the future for the board governing the Washington County Career Center and other career centers in the state, and could have some unintended... more »»

Program aims high by helping addicted newborns

September 4, 2013 Perhaps the most upsetting, infuriating aspect of the losing battle Americans are fighting against drug abuse is the number of totally innocent victims: babies born addicted to drugs because their... more »»

Timing, planning color view of new program

September 3, 2013 Unfortunate timing and backwards planning have combined to undercut the image of a new tool for law enforcement in Ohio. more »»

Parade kicked off fair in spite of rainy weather

September 2, 2013 Fair weather has been the rule rather than the exception for the first days of this year’s Washington County Fair. more »»

Review of drug law must net results

August 31, 2013 Misuse of legal drugs has become a leading cause of death in Ohio, surpassing the toll taken by vehicle crashes. more »»

Life lessons learned on the field

August 30, 2013 Tonight’s high school football games mark the return of the pageantry and traditions that make weekends in our region special from late summer through early fall. more »»

‘D-5’ label can be a plus for Marietta, Harmar

August 29, 2013 The debate over whether to allow more restaurants in downtown Marietta and Harmar to purchase liquor licenses is brewing again after the owner of The Original Pizza Place applied for establishment o... more »»

Have a family disaster plan, just in case

August 28, 2013 We haven’t had a soaking downpour for several days in a row. Winter weather is months away. Sure, hurricane season extends through November. more »»

Adopting wild animals just isn’t a good idea

August 27, 2013 “Adopting” wild animals almost never is a good idea. Most people get that. But sometimes they break the rule because they believe it is a matter of life and death to an animal. more »»

Buell Island: Lowell’s success story

August 26, 2013 To the residents of the village of Lowell Buell Island isn’t just where families go to the community pool, parents watch their children play ball, adults get in some exercise on the walking track o... more »»



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