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Right Path continues to make a difference

July 6, 2016 The Right Path for Washington County is building on its legacy of good works in our community. Summer is here and that means it’s time for fun. more »»

Our nation’s national parks are in need of TLC

July 5, 2016 Our national parks have been described as “America’s best idea.” The nation’s founders, who established a government based on liberty and with guarantees of it, might argue with that. more »»

The roar of the crowd and the rrrroar of those racers

July 4, 2016 Powerboat race fans have had this weekend circled on their calendar for a long time. Riverfront Roar has a busy few days planned on the Ohio at Marietta. more »»

Making the library convenient, accessible

July 2, 2016 We think plans to open another Washington County Public Library location in the Lafayette Center will go a long way in making the library system’s services more convenient to more peopl. more »»

Stay safe throughout holiday weekend

June 30, 2016 We hope all readers enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and take time to be grateful for the country we live in and the freedoms we enjo. more »»

Answering the call to help those in need

June 29, 2016 Residents of southern West Virginia continue this week to recover from deadly, devastating flash floods that hit their region last week. Their recovery will continue for months to come. more »»

First aid for pets in crisis

June 28, 2016 Those of us who own pets often say we consider them part of our family. more »»

Solid gold competitor defies age limitations

June 27, 2016 Fitness and staying active have been in the news a lot lately. Marietta has a shining example of a person with an ultimate dedication to fitness: Dale Winters, 66. more »»

Don’t drink and drive on the water

June 25, 2016 Drunken driving isn’t just a danger on Ohio highways. Its waterways see too much drinking and driving - of boat. more »»

Humane Society crisis: See how you can help

June 24, 2016 In spring and summer, it’s often inundated with puppies and kittens. more »»

Teens doing good work in area an inspiration

June 23, 2016 For kids, summer is the time to enjoy pool parties, sleepovers, camping out and trips to the beach. more »»

A case of political correctness gone awry

June 22, 2016 Political correctness strikes again: A Florida state legislator, Mike Miller, has complained to the Food and Drug Administration that hundreds of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and... more »»

More effective steps needed to thwart terror attacks

June 21, 2016 In the rush to do something about people like Omar Mateen, mistakes are going to be made. more »»

Body scanners a good idea but very expensive

June 20, 2016 Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks wants to buy the equipment to accomplish full body scanning at the county jail. more »»

Community services for disabled is a positive

June 18, 2016 Providing government services for developmentally disabled people in community settings rather than institutions is not a new idea. more »»

Nightclub shooter: Foresight vs. hindsight

June 17, 2016 Along with the many other questions, some unanswerable, about the mass killings in Orlando is this: The murderer, Omar Mateen, was known by many — perhaps including the FBI — to be dangerous. more »»

Ohio needs to keep names on voter rolls

June 16, 2016 There are nearly 3,000 names on a Washington County Board of Elections list of voters who have been expunged from the voter registration lists due to inactivity. more »»

How to have basic rights in a world full of hatred

June 15, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

Be alert to abuses of medical marijuana in Ohio

June 14, 2016 Use of the active ingredient in marijuana for medicinal purposes has been decriminalized in Ohio, thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s signature on a bill sent to him by the General Assembl. more »»

Hoping there’s a new life for Claire E

June 13, 2016 Everyone likes a happy ending, but it looks like that’s not going to happen for the 90-year-old sternwheeler Claire E and the city of Marietta right away. more »»



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