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Old Becky Thatcher spot could be special

August 1, 2013 Some of Marietta’s officials spoke this week about their plans and goals for the area downtown where the showboat Becky Thatcher used to be moore. more »»

Sec. Hagel: More time in D.C., less on the road

July 31, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is spending much of his time these days jetting around the country to spread his woe-is-us message to the Pentagon’s civilian worker. more »»

Ohio must reduce risk to babies

July 30, 2013 Babies are at higher risk in Ohio than almost anywhere else in the country. The state’s infant-mortality rate was at 7.7 per 1,000 births in 2010 —putting Ohio fourth worst in the nation. more »»

OSU study of working well should include safeguards

July 29, 2013 Although federal officials recently gave hydraulic fracturing at gas and oil wells a clean bill of health, much more remains to be learned about the practice. more »»

Urban Meyer shows zero tolerance for bad apples at Ohio State

July 26, 2013 Too often, bad apples in professional sports are encouraged to expect their physical prowess to protect them from criminal investigations and charges. more »»

St. Mary title a major honor

July 25, 2013 It was announced this week that St. Mary Church in Marietta was granted the title of being a minor basilica. We’d like to offer our congratulations on the honor to those who are part of the church. more »»

Judge should ban meetings before open sessions

July 24, 2013 Most of the time when public officials try end-runs around Ohio’s open meetings law, they sincerely just want to get things done for taxpayers in the most efficient ways possible. more »»

Vote fraud deserves harsh penalties

July 23, 2013 Outright voter fraud is very rare in Ohio. But it does happen, and we sometimes wonder whether Buckeye State residents understand the real danger in the practic. more »»

Time to show at local fairs almost here

July 22, 2013 Summer has progressed through ice cream socials, days at the pool, evenings at a park listening to local musical talent, and the family vacation. more »»

Some fear higher fees with change to turnpike

July 20, 2013 This summer has brought a fundamental change to the status of the Ohio Turnpike. No longer is it a stand-alone venture. more »»

Our lost soldiers deserve better

July 19, 2013 Beside and just below the American flag at many places in our area can be seen the black and white POW/MIA banner. more »»

Caution: Summer fun can turn into tragedy

July 18, 2013 Although the “Dog Days of Summer” are still weeks away, the Mid-Ohio Valley finds itself broiling in a heat wave. more »»

Internet cafes should be honest about their petitions

July 17, 2013 Supporters of “Internet cafes” in Ohio are mounting a petition drive to stop a new state law that curbs the establishments severel. more »»

Many students priced out of college

July 16, 2013 Student loan rates are only a fraction of the issue regarding college affordability. more »»

Flanders Field gets a major makeover

July 15, 2013 Marietta’s Flanders Field has undergone a rebirth thanks to the hard work of volunteers and donations from civic-minded business peopl. more »»

Altering license plate rule won’t save money or help police

July 13, 2013 YOU CANNOT put a price tag on safet. more »»

Safety at 70 mph rests in drivers’ hands

July 12, 2013 You can go 70 mph again on Ohio’s rural stretches of Interstate highway, something you haven’t been able to do since OPEC shut off the oil tap in 1973 and the 55 mph national speed limit went into... more »»

Get outside and see what our parks have to offer

July 11, 2013 Buckeye Park is stocked with fish, has a playground and picnic area, ball fields and an archery range. It’s just one of the area’s great parks and a place for residents to go for free recreatio. more »»

Prayers for firefighters lost on duty and those serving

July 10, 2013 “We’re devastated. We just lost 19 of the finest people you’ll ever meet.” Those were the words of Prescott, Ari. more »»

Heat inside cars can kill quickly; always be careful

July 9, 2013 When temperatures climb well into the 80s, we must all take care. But we must be vigilant in watching out for the very young who are particularly vulnerable to the heat, especially inside a hot car. more »»



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