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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 »»

Carve out some time to see fall’s colors

October 5, 2015 October is fall foliage time, a wonderfully colorful time of the year to be in this part of the world. more »»

State must address rising sex offense numbers

October 3, 2015 Drug offenses are why the overwhelming majority of people behind bars in Ohio were sent there. As many as 80 percent of state prison inmates have histories of trouble with substance abuse. more »»

Reconsider decision to scrap space shuttle

October 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Putin does what’s best for Russia, not the U.S.

October 1, 2015 How do you say “get real” in Russian? One wonders whether the answer might have been had Monday, when President Barack Obama met Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the United Nations. more »»

Next Speaker walks into impossible situation

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Safeguards on pot already failed with liquor and tobacco

September 29, 2015 Some opponents of legalizing marijuana in Ohio, which will happen if voters approve Issue 3 on the November election ballot, worry it would increase drug abuse by juveniles. more »»

Candidates’ night really the voters’ night to shine

September 28, 2015 We hope you watch Tuesday’s candidates’ night event on TV. If you don’t watch it live (starting at 7 p.. more »»

Dispose of prescription drugs the right way

September 26, 2015 The 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. more »»

Watchdogs fall down on the job with VA

September 25, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

150 years of headlines; The Times has told the stories

September 24, 2015 On Nov. 23, 1963, the headline read “The entire world is mourning President John Kennedy.” On Aug. 26, the front page story celebrated suffrage becoming a reality for women. more »»

Middle East working on the future of energy

September 23, 2015 Unemployment reports for August were released last week. Once again, West Virginia has the highest rate of joblessness in the country — and that rate went up, from 7.5 percent in July to 7. more »»

Reasons to get a flu shot

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Check out Marietta’s pump track

September 21, 2015 Marietta’s brand new public, paved bike track is so different it’s the only one of its kind in all of Ohio. more »»



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