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Viewpoint: Expressing thanks, always

November 14, 2011 It is appropriate that Thanksgiving and Veterans Day occur in the same month. Many of the freedoms that we enjoy every day are a result of hard work by our veterans. more »»

Viewpoint: Washington State Community College means business

November 14, 2011 This is the first column of many to come written by Dr. Bradley J. Ebersole, who was inaugurated on Nov. 4 as the sixth president of Washington State Community College. more »»

November is a time to be thankful

November 12, 2011 In spite of the economy and even with budget cuts to several of our programs, the Washington County Health Department has quite a bit to be thankful for as it looks back in 2011. more »»

The death of Moammar Gaddafi: Lessons for North Korea’s Kim

November 12, 2011 The execution of ex-Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi sent shock waves throughout the world, especially for the few remaining dictators, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and in... more »»

Ohio energy production: A return to American exceptionalism

November 12, 2011 America is blessed with the largest energy reserves in the worl. more »»

Viewpoint: Today’s fracking waste is tomorrow’s problem

November 9, 2011 Recently, we’ve seen numerous articles in the local newspapers about hydraulic fracturing. more »»

Chamber Viewpoint: Reflecting on a period of personal, professional changes

November 7, 2011 As October turns to November, it becomes a time of reflection for me. Spring is a season of awakening and renewa. more »»

Marietta firefighters pinpoint shortcomings of State Issue 2

November 4, 2011 Issue 2 has raised safety concerns for firefighters, law enforcement officers and other public employees. We are asking the public to vote “no” on Issue 2. more »»

Mental health levy will enable services to be restored

November 3, 2011 The Washington County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (MHAR) Board is seeking from voters approval of a one-mil, five-year levy for mental health and addiction treatment services for county... more »»

Swift moves on armory aren’t the way to go

November 2, 2011 This week, the armory project will once again be on city council’s agenda. This time, council will be asked to put a call out for bids on the project. more »»

Our earth: Friends of the Lower Muskingum River

October 24, 2011 Who is FLMR? Friends of Lower Muskingum River (FLMR) is a 501(c)3, non-profit watershed based organization founded in 2001. more »»

Chamber viewpoint: Answering questions about State Issue 2

October 24, 2011 John F. Kennedy said, “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of al. more »»

Candidates for council president

October 22, 2011 This is the last of our series to get to know the candidates running for local offices in Marietta. more »»

Senior levy deserves support

October 22, 2011 On May 2, 2006, Washington County voters voted in favor of renewing our senior services levy. The levy was for five years and is set to expire at the end of 2011. On No. more »»

China’s first space lab a wake-up call for the United States

October 22, 2011 As a critical phase in what will be an eventual manned Chinese space station, China launched its first space laboratory module, Tiangong-1 (“Heavenly Palace” in English), on Sept. 29. more »»

Candidates for city auditor

October 15, 2011 Election Day, Nov. 8, is less than a month away and early voting is in full swing at the Washington County Courthouse. more »»

Chamber Viewpoint: Some important things to remember about State Issue 2

October 10, 2011 Business leaders know Ohio’s future depends upon a vibrant economy. more »»

City Council at-large, part 2

October 8, 2011 Remember that Monday, Oct. 11, is the last day to register to vote so check your status. Early voting began Oct. more »»

Flu shots: Health department offers drive-through option

October 8, 2011 It’s that time again when we need to get flu shots. more »»

Strengthen the voice of SE Ohio

October 8, 2011 The most effective way to run a government that is truly responsive to the people is to ensure that as much control as possible remains at the local level. more »»



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