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Too much money still owed to Ohio kids

December 8, 2015 Ohio officials deserve credit for doing better than their counterparts in some other states when it comes to ensuring parents who owe child support pay it. During the 12 months ending Sept. more »»

Options for a healthier life are in our community

December 7, 2015 If you haven’t got the message yet now hear this: There’s a new wave sweeping across our nation that we’re supposed to be getting healthy. It’s way past time to shape up. more »»

Habitat for Humanity: Homes for the holidays

December 5, 2015 Thanks to countless hours of hard work and dedication by a small army of volunteers, families like that of Jodi Whitehouse have a home to call their own. more »»

America’s climate attitude a bit shaky

December 4, 2015 President Barack Obama and his aides clearly want other world leaders at the Paris talks on climate change to believe our country is virtually unique. U.S. more »»

It’s time to weigh options for ’16 election

December 3, 2015 It’s only been a few weeks since election results came in for the 2015 general election, but another is already looming. The deadline is De. more »»

Compare charter, public schools fairly

December 1, 2015 A special panel looking at how charter schools in Ohio are evaluated focused on honest, accurate reports on their achievements. more »»

Health issues can wreck deer gun season

November 30, 2015 Ohio’s deer gun season has started and we certainly hope everyone who heads out into the Buckeye State’s woods and fields returns safel. more »»

Reach out to others, Send Help

November 28, 2015 Many of us were so stuffed over the Thanksgiving holiday, we thought we might never need eat again. more »»

Electricity policy will create bills that break budgets

November 27, 2015 If you want to get hot about climate change, think about what President Barack Obama’s plan on it will cost you: at least $32 billion a year in higher electric bills throughout the nation. more »»

Traditions add to that holiday feeling

November 26, 2015 We all have our Thanksgiving traditions. For many it’s a huge meal with family, watching football or catching part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as the turkey cooks. more »»

Green energy ballot issues confusing and costly

November 25, 2015 A green-energy measure slated to be on Ohio ballots next year may become the single most confusing choice voters have to make. Or, rather, the toughest four decisions they will fac. more »»

Ohio EMTs should be cleared to aid animals

November 24, 2015 Obviously, first responders to emergencies such as vehicle crashes and fires should make helping human victims their top priority. more »»

Area offers visitors a chance to ride trails

November 23, 2015 Marietta’s tourism industry is built on our historic roots — Ohio’s First City — has been a common phrase for decades. For a long time, history was Marietta’s claim to fame. more »»

Keeping victims’ addresses private

November 21, 2015 Technology has made it possible to learn where just about anyone lives — even when the inquiry is part of a plot to harm another perso. more »»

Foster care should extend to age of 21

November 20, 2015 About a thousand Ohioans “age out” of the state’s foster care network every year. A substantial number are not ready for that. more »»

MHS robotics course gives students a career edge

November 19, 2015 An upcoming elective course at Marietta High School could go a long way toward propelling students toward successful, up-and-coming careers. more »»

Ohio should change law on forfeiting property

November 18, 2015 Few people would argue against allowing police and prosecutors to seize assets owned by criminals and either used in crime or obtained through it. more »»

Same rules for public, charter schools in Ohio

November 17, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

Time to shop for the holidays

November 16, 2015 Back in the day, holiday (aka Christmas) shopping officially began right after the Thanksgiving holiday. Obviously, times have changed around the nation and especially in the Marietta are. more »»

Tap into Smokeout to quit

November 14, 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that smoking still accounts for 480,000 deaths each year and is connected to $300 billion in health and other costs. more »»

 
 
 

 

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