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Set same standards for all Ohio schools

August 15, 2016 Private charter schools in Ohio ought to have to comply with the same accountability standards applied to public schools. more »»

Prevent children dying in hot cars

August 13, 2016 Look before you Lock is a national public service campaign aimed at preventing child heatstroke in cars. Each year, dozens of youngsters die in hot cars. more »»

Get informed about issues, candidates on the ballot

August 11, 2016 Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file so that they can be included on the ballot in November’s general electio. more »»

Computer networks are too vulnerable

August 11, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines this week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»

Missing yellow fever vaccine a concern

August 10, 2016 One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died — no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers — as a result of the failures. more »»

School is starting, stay safe on the road

August 9, 2016 Students will be returning to class as soon as this week in Wood County and beginning next week in Washington. more »»

Good advice: Don’t miss school

August 8, 2016 The new school year begins this week in Wood County schools and later this month elsewhere in the area. more »»

Alternate dates are needed for debates

August 6, 2016 By late September, even voters interested in the presidential election may be ready for some football as an alternative to politics. more »»

Vaccine for Zika must be priority

August 5, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week. more »»

Pool party builds trust between police, kids

August 4, 2016 Marietta Aquatic Center came alive Wednesday with the sights and sounds of hundreds - yes, hundreds - of children enjoying the pool, fountain, slides, pirate ship and lazy river along with local law... more »»

All in a days work, police save lives - again

August 3, 2016 Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, Pa., not arrested him outside a movie theater. more »»

State should deal harshly with abusers in power

August 2, 2016 Ohioans are justifiably outraged when they learn someone in a position of trust has violated it by victimizing others, often children. more »»

Beware the energy shell game

August 1, 2016 Scorching July weather may have many in the Ohio Valley deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in West Virginia and... more »»

In zeal to prosecute, the case was lost

July 30, 2016 On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. more »»

It’s time to eliminate terrorists

July 29, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

Reading program improving kids’ lives

July 28, 2016 Summer is when many children really struggle with reading. While they may be practicing every day with while at school, they may not be in homes where reading much is a habi. more »»

Help is available for school supplies

July 27, 2016 In just a few short weeks, Mid-Ohio Valley students will return to class so it isn’t too soon to begin preparing for all of those back-to-school expenses. more »»

Programs important in fighting drug abuse

July 26, 2016 There are three important programs available to the public this week, all with the common theme of providing parents and community members with information on drugs, drug abuse and other at-risk... more »»

Keep other terror groups on watch, too

July 25, 2016 The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. more »»

Peaceful Cleveland convention testimony to city’s police

July 23, 2016 Remember the lead-up top the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters... more »»



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