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Social workers deserve a big thanks

March 7, 2014 Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need. March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is “All People Matter. more »»

Museums worthy of volunteer's time, effort

March 6, 2014 The Campus Martius and Ohio River museums play important roles in the Marietta community. more »»

Eastern Ohio not a priority to politicians

March 5, 2014 Unfortunately, the closing of the Jerry L. Stewart Mine Safety Training Center’s state-of-the-art simulator in Cadiz is now a realit. more »»

Ohio needs uniform traffic cam policy

March 4, 2014 Traffic cameras for speeding enforcement and traffic light enforcement continue to rear their little electronic heads around the stat. more »»

Cleveland sets bad example of running schools

March 2, 2014 Hundreds of Cleveland teachers protested at a city school board meeting Tuesday over plans to cut spending by $21 million. Imagine how upset they would have been had officials done the right thing. more »»

The time to expand vocational ed is now

March 1, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand vocational education in schools is a good one. It will benefit hundreds of thousands of young students in the futur. more »»

Be patient navigating through pothole season

February 28, 2014 Now that the snow and ice of February has pretty much melted, the region is treated to a new scourge: The pothole. They’re everywhere. They’re on side streets and main roads. more »»

Ohio voters need every available opportunity

February 27, 2014 An Ohio bill signed into law by Gov. more »»

Expanding vocation education a good move for Ohioans

February 26, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand vocational education in schools is a good one. It will benefit hundreds of thousands of young students in the futur. more »»

Owners need to have pets spayed, neutered

February 25, 2014 Today marks the anniversary of Spay Day USA, so we’re issuing a reminder to all pet owners and potential pet owners to have their animals spayed or neutered. more »»

Gun safety education for local children is a good idea

February 24, 2014 Gun safety is an issue that is vital to many people in our community. And teaching the basics of gun safety to children is vitally important in today’s world where guns are prevalen. more »»

Summer food sites for kids needed

February 22, 2014 Across the state of Ohio, more than 800,000 students, 44 percent of those enrolled in public schools, eat free or reduced meals at school. more »»

Ormet’s workers deserve a break from Ohio

February 21, 2014 Time is running out for about 1,000 men and women who worked at the Ormet aluminum plant until last fall. If Ohio legislators and Gov. more »»

City’s traffic light report can be put to good use

February 20, 2014 A series of traffic light recommendations recently made by the Marietta Traffic Commission has drawn mixed reviews from residents, particularly the idea of removing a light near Washington Elementar... more »»

Ohio needs to do more to help our mentally ill citizens

February 19, 2014 In the wake of tragic mass murders such as those of children in Newtown, Conn., questions about personal liberties have been discusse. more »»

Heroin: Treat the addicted; shrink the demand

February 18, 2014 If you haven’t noticed, the world has changed in a dangerous way. The price of heroin has followed all the rules of basic economics of supply and demand. more »»

Right Path looking for new coordinator

February 17, 2014 We hope there’s someone in our community willing to take on the important job of coordinator for the Right Path for Washington County. more »»

Military must take action to stop sex assaults

February 15, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Keep Ohio children away from e-cigarettes

February 14, 2014 A bill working its way through the Ohio Legislature would ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. An Ohio Senate committee approved the measure Tuesday. more »»

New clinic at Post 64 site would help vets

February 13, 2014 American Legion Post 64 in Marietta could soon be razed and replaced with a new post facility as well as a medical clinic, something we think would be well utilized in the community. more »»

 
 

 

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