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Free speech doesn’t mean rewrite history

March 5, 2016 In these contentious times, one of the few things that most Americans can agree upon is that it is far better to live in a nation (i.e. more »»

‘Get it right;’ help economy

March 5, 2016 A vibrant economy starts with a welcoming business climate. A welcoming business climate is one that is respectful of our entrepreneurs and employs a common-sense approach to regulation and taxatio. more »»

Ready or not here comces Hillary’s 2016 version

March 3, 2016 The wife of one of our earliest presidents stated, “The people vote for one like unto themselves.” I believe she also said, “We would account to God for our voting choices. more »»

Here’s a nod to Donald Trump, kind of

March 1, 2016 I am the Rainbow sage. Today I write with a heavy heart. As some readers recall, I previously predicted that Jeb would defeat Hillary in the upcoming fall election. more »»

Mental health of children in Ohio

February 27, 2016 Children’s mental health is important. According to the American Psychological Association (www.apa. more »»

Energizing our nation’s energy policy

February 27, 2016 Within the next five years, demand for America’s natural gas is projected to nearly double. That is great news for Ohio and other gas-producing states. But any celebration would be premature. more »»

Styer’s Garage: business dealings

February 27, 2016 Waterford Garage, or Styer’s Garage, also served as a community information hub. People gathered there listening for the latest news. Others met to spin a tale or two. more »»

China will not dethrone the U.S. as world superpower

February 27, 2016 Will China replace the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower? Many people in the world think so. more »»

Putnam Elem. student success

February 27, 2016 It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. I would even say that it takes a community to teach a child. more »»

Why wait to nominate a judge?

February 26, 2016 America lost a stalwart advocate for our “rule of law” system with the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and we now face a tremendous challenge to maintain balance on the cour. more »»

Education reforms haven’t brought improvement

February 13, 2016 It is generally conceded that our education system is inferior to that of many other developed countries. We don’t produce the educated citizens that we should. more »»

Fighting Ohio’s drug epidemic

February 13, 2016 It is no secret that in recent months there has been an increase in scrutiny of opioid prescriptions across Ohio and the nation. more »»

Citizens concerned, alarmed about climate change

February 12, 2016 The Feb. 6 edition of the Marietta Times contained an article, “This winter has everyone confused. more »»

Responsible voting

February 11, 2016 Election day allows citizens to enact their most honorable duty of choosing candidates that will represent their voices in government. more »»

Ajax episode brought out the best in many people

February 11, 2016 A Times reporter, Jackie Runion, asked me last week after the city resolved the Ajax situation, “Where do we go from here?” I have many thoughts on this matter, and some have been shared with only... more »»

China works to revive a meritocratic government

February 6, 2016 Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, summed up the very essence of democracy: “Government of the people, by the people, for the peopl. more »»

It’s election time; are you ready to vote?

February 6, 2016 Tuesday, March 15, is Primary Election Day in Ohio. This is an opportunity for Ohioans to decide who will be the candidate in each party for each office. Lou Henry Hoover, wife of the 32nd Pres. more »»

Signs of opitate, heroin abuse

January 30, 2016 We have had at least three confirmed heroin overdose deaths here in Washington County over a five-week period. Heroin is an opioid. Opioids block the body’s ability to feel pain. more »»

Marietta Community Foundation awards grants

January 30, 2016 Our area’s nonprofit organizations are our partners in making life better for all of us. more »»

Waterford Garage: Styer’s Ledgers

January 30, 2016 Waterford Garage, founded at least by 1920, had nearly a half-dozen owners by 1928. It then enjoyed nearly forty years of success while owned by the Styer family. more »»



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