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Ewing nights offer time to chill out in a heated pool as a family

February 22, 2016 Your frayed nerves or tired bones will enjoy what Ewing School has to offer every Friday night — time in its heated pool off Muskingum Drive at Colegate. more »»

Foodstamps for healthier food could get tricky

February 20, 2016 New mandates by the federal government that retailers who accept food stamps must stock wider varieties of healthy foods could backfire. more »»

Changing Constitution should take an amendment, not a ruling

February 19, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

President, senators need to do their duty on nomination

February 18, 2016 On the heels of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has come an already-heated debate about whether our current president should nominate a replacement, or leave a vacancy until the... more »»

US at a loss to limit risk from Cuban connection

February 17, 2016 President Barack Obama seems determined to “normalize” relations between the United States and Cuba, regardless of good reasons why the process should proceed slowly, if at all. more »»

Bad time to push Ohio severance tax proposal

February 16, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s old proposal to increase severance taxes on natural gas and oil has come up again. It would be difficult to pick a worse time to try again on it. more »»

Narcan offers hope for a second chance at life

February 15, 2016 Narcan, the heroin overdose drug, will be more and more available in the Mid-Ohio Valley and that’s good news. more »»

In honor of 100 years, upgrade our parks

February 13, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas. more »»

Tweak Ohio law to block technicality on cocaine possession

February 12, 2016 Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be read. more »»

Lease deal good for city, the O’Neill Center board

February 11, 2016 Soon, the building that houses the O’Neill Center in Marietta will belong to the center’s board, a move we think benefits both the nonprofit and the city. more »»

More bad news for charter schools

February 10, 2016 Charter schools, touted by some as one of the keys to ensuring more children have access to quality educations, have become a scandal of sorts in Ohio. more »»

Young voters lack basic knowledge of economics

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign in New Hampshire today, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

Boy Scouts continue serving

February 8, 2016 The Boy Scouts of American have been around for a century. They were incorporated Feb. 8, 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916. more »»

Goverment failed in water crisis

February 6, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Clinton’s candidacy in trouble after Iowa

February 5, 2016 After Democrat voters caucused in Iowa Monday night, Hillary Clinton told reporters she breathed “a sigh of relief” at the results. She won, the Democrat contender for president noted. more »»

Learn from Ajax story

February 4, 2016 Ajax, the Marietta K-9 officer, and his handler, Matt Hickey, should stay togethe. more »»

Kasich gets the message on fed debt; is anyone listening?

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Clinton’s defense falls short

February 2, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking... more »»

Do your homework in making a school pick

February 1, 2016 Freedom of choice is one of America’s most cherished freedoms. Ohioans and Americans have an array of choices for their child’s education. more »»

Schools and families must work to stop bullying

January 30, 2016 For all schools do to try and prevent bullying, it happens, and in some extreme cases bullying can cross the line to actual physical altercations. more »»



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