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In China, the intellectuals have a different responsibility

October 17, 2015 In the Western cultural tradition, the intellectuals, as French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described, are the “moral conscience of their age. more »»

James Patten’s poor but interesting life

October 10, 2015 James Patten died in Belpre Township on January 31, 1827. The appraisal and settlement of his estate provide a final glimpse of his difficult life and poor circumstances. more »»

Heroin continues as epidemic in local community

October 10, 2015 In 2002, we experienced an epidemic in our community and more than 13 years later it still remains. What am I talking about? Heroin. more »»

One pill, one time, no second chances

September 26, 2015 Source: Cole’s story is reprinted by the permission of his mother, Danielle Smoot. more »»

James Patten honored today in Belpre

September 26, 2015 After two efforts to ransom James Patten ended in futility, his whereabouts became unknown, and, as months turned into years without word, the family again assumed he was dead. more »»

“In China, people also ‘get the government they deserve’”

September 26, 2015 How is it that the late Professor Samuel Huntington, a conservative American political scientist at Harvard University and a policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, and Mr. more »»

Students learn lessons on life

September 26, 2015 Wednesday, Sept. 23, started off as a typical morning for Marietta Middle School students. The students arrived to school, made their way to their lockers, and proceeded to their first period class. more »»

James Patten: Indian captive to be honored

September 12, 2015 On September 26, 2015, the Belpre Historical Society will unveil a granite marker to commemorate the saga of Ohio Company settler James Patten of Bedford, New Hampshire. more »»

An omnipotent leadership seems no longer omnipotent

September 5, 2015 China’s economy is in trouble. more »»

Trustee thankful to voters for 26 years

September 5, 2015 To the residents of Muskingum Township: My name is John R. Karas; and I thank you for allowing me to represent you for 26 years. more »»

Father Clement Crock’s calling

August 29, 2015 Few people have impacted northwestern Washington County as did Father Clement Crock during 1918 to 1920. His zeal and resulting contributions are still being received by hundreds today. more »»

The House of Hope and other services

August 29, 2015 This month’s article is on an important tool in recovery for people with mental illness. more »»

Good changes creating excitement in city schools

August 29, 2015 My name is Will Hampton, and I am excited to be the new superintendent of Marietta City Schools. Twenty years ago my wife and I settled in Marietta and decided to call it home. more »»

Natural gas usage positive impact on power industry

August 22, 2015 Without much fanfare, America’s carbon dioxide emissions have dropped 10 percent over the last decade. more »»

Beverly College building was a church

August 15, 2015 Catholics in McConnelsville were served by Father Nicholas D. Young, a Dominican missionary, as early as 1822. St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Hackney was reportedly under construction by 1836. more »»

The Philippines challenge China in the South China Sea

August 15, 2015 The Philippines is taking China to court. more »»

Sweet corn fest numbers: 5,555 ears sold

August 1, 2015 The 8th annual Marietta Sweet Corn Festival set the record for public attendance and corn sales! With much cooperation from the community and two nice days of weather, we were able to provide this... more »»

Beverly College sold in 1912

August 1, 2015 While attending Beverly College about 1880, John Turner Starlin (1858-1934) was staying in a boarding house nearby. more »»

Recovering addicts in need of home

July 25, 2015 The Behavioral Health Board is planning to establish a residential treatment facility to serve primarily Marietta and Washington County residents whose daily functioning has become significantly... more »»

Japan’s military goes abroad

July 25, 2015 For the first time in 70 years, Japan, a pacifist nation, will send its soldiers to fight overseas. more »»



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