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U.S. must shake its foreign oil dependency

May 11, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

State must commit to getting kids into school

May 10, 2016 Critical thinking is one of the skills educators seek to instill in young people. Perhaps we adults need remedial classes on the subject, to judge by some public school policies. more »»

Deja vu for Colegate travelers for a while

May 9, 2016 Local drivers who regularly travel Colegate Drive knew this was coming. The often bumpy pavement shook drivers and passengers alike. more »»

Ohio needs uniform rules for body cameras

May 7, 2016 Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them. more »»

Don’t ever give up your right to vote

May 5, 2016 Six months before the general election, talk is already mounting that some voters are so disheartened by the candidates for president — regardless of the party — that they are thinking about not... more »»

Employers must be able to check criminal backgrounds

May 4, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Close the loophole in Ohio’s open meetings law

May 3, 2016 Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposa. more »»

Marietta is full of natural wonders

May 2, 2016 Those watching the Ken Burns documentary on PBS about our national parks have to be amazed at the natural wonders within our borders. more »»

W.Va. can make a great first impression

April 30, 2016 West Virginians sometimes forget how much we have to offer visitors. more »»

Common sense flies out the window

April 29, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Get old medicines out of your house Sat.

April 28, 2016 A 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 6.5 million Americans have abused controlled prescription drugs. more »»

Drug abuse problems still infect Ohio society

April 27, 2016 Tight-lipped investigators looking into the executions of eight people near Piketon, Ohio, have released few details of what they have found. more »»

N. Korea a threat to world peace

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Dedicated citizens work for Beverly’s swimming pool

April 25, 2016 Nothing unites a community like a crisis such as the one that confronts Beverly and Waterford. more »»

Practice Earth Day every day

April 23, 2016 Officially, Earth Day was Friday, but Marietta’s 17th annual Earth Day celebration takes place today in the Armory Square lawn downtown. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m. more »»

Cost of violations should be fair to all

April 22, 2016 Be very, very certain your vehicle registration is up to date if you are planning to travel through Brice, Ohio, in the near future. If it is not, it could cost you $750. Yes, $750. more »»

Area hosts 2 events that observe Civil War connections

April 21, 2016 The Mid-Ohio Valley is steeped in history and this weekend local residents and visitors have the opportunity to take part in two events celebrating the past. more »»

Congress adept at wasting tax dollars

April 20, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Safeguards vital with pot rules for Ohioans

April 19, 2016 Knowledge of how many Ohioans became addicted to drugs ought to be firmly in the minds of state legislators writing a bill to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. more »»

Good news about a teen who brings smiles to people

April 18, 2016 Amid all the headlines about violence, hate and ill will came an article out of Beverly about a kind McDonald’s part-time employee named Clinton Wilcoxen, 17. more »»

 
 
 

 

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