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Ohio has the right idea on early prison releases

October 28, 2015 Simply telling thousands of convicts they will be released from prison before their sentences have been served, as the federal government apparently plans to do, is a recipe for more violence on the... more »»

Nov. 3 retain Downer; add Oxender, Paskawych

October 27, 2015 On Nov. 3, voters of Marietta will choose three at-large candidates to represent them on Marietta City Counci. more »»

W.Va. greyhound racers should stand on their own

October 26, 2015 Greyhound owners and breeders in West Virginia may be barking up the wrong tree as they beg lawmakers to continue providing life support to their industry. more »»

Support library levy on Nov. 3

October 24, 2015 Washington County’s libraries are an essential link for many of our residents to the world outside the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Thomas our choice for city’s 3rd Ward

October 23, 2015 In the race to represent Marietta’s Third Ward, we place our support behind incumbent Steve Thomas. Thomas has shown he cares for his constituents and cares for this community. more »»

Hambrick will bring new energy to city govt.

October 22, 2015 When we look at the two candidates running to be Marietta’s next mayor, we feel it’s Republican challenger John Hambrick who could offer a fresh perspective and better move the city forward in a... more »»

Sentence in sex assault case was too little

October 21, 2015 Imagine your 14-year-old daughter, sister, friend or neighbor being driven to a secluded location at night by a 19-year-old acquaintance. more »»

Classes for cops will only go so far

October 20, 2015 Better training for Ohio police officers may help reduce unnecessary violence between them and members of the public. more »»

New tastes await at Marietta’s restaurants

October 19, 2015 Have you been noticing the wave of restaurants opening in and around Marietta lately? The choices are diverse: detectable bakery goods, chicken wings, all storts of barbecue, pizza, Italian cuisine... more »»

Marietta schools levy deserves a ‘yes’ vote

October 17, 2015 Voters living within the Marietta City Schools district will cast a vote on the district’s request to renew a 5.87-mill, five-year levy come Nov. 3. more »»

Taliban’s brand of justice crushes ‘girl power’

October 16, 2015 Earlier this week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Garrison, Lehman can bring fresh ideas to board

October 15, 2015 Three candidates are running for two seats on the Marietta City Schools Board of Education and we think newcomers and write-in candidates Russ Garrison and John Lehman are the right people for the... more »»

Not all drug crimes are created equal

October 14, 2015 Labeling criminals as threats to society merely because they have been convicted of low-level drug offenses is absurd, claim advocates of the approach. more »»

ODOT sees the light; making winter travel safer for all

October 13, 2015 A change made by the Ohio Department of Transportation may seem like a small thing — unless you’ve ever been driving at night on an ice-covered road and been blinded temporarily by flashing lights o... more »»

Learning about farms valuable in today’s world

October 12, 2015 Hundreds of fifth-graders from around Washington County recently got a first-hand look at a real working farm. more »»

Answer needed for Ohio gun violence

October 10, 2015 It has become something of a truism among defenders of the Second Amendment: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. more »»

Levy will continue county home funding

October 9, 2015 For some, the Washington County Home was there when there was nowhere else for them to go. more »»

Kalter has earned his seat on City Council

October 8, 2015 As a councilman, first ward representative Roger Kalter takes his job far beyond the city’s meeting rooms. more »»

Freedom of information an ongoing challenge

October 7, 2015 Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. more »»

Job applicants’ criminal histories are vital to employers

October 6, 2015 If a bill approved — astoundingly, by a 91-1 vote — in the Ohio House of Representatives gets through the state Senate, government employers will be told to stop requiring job applicants to reveal... more »»



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