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Nuclear game changer: U.S. lacks muscle around world

July 28, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

Consider running for public office

July 27, 2015 Consider this to be your invitation to run for public office in your community. There are spaces available. more »»

Ohio must demand honesty in state school officials

July 25, 2015 Ohioans, including the tens of thousands of dedicated, honest, effective teachers, may be wondering if there is a limit to the rottenness in public education officialdom. more »»

Pentagon can’t let military be sitting ducks

July 24, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet this week, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

Trump should apologize to POWs

July 22, 2015 Many of us have said things we wish we had not. Having the humility, courage and intelligence to admit we were wrong and, if appropriate, to apologize, is one good measure of character. more »»

Popular causes bring out community support

July 21, 2015 Count on people in and around Marietta to pitch in and support a fundraiser, especially when there’s food involved. more »»

Selling drugs to support your family? Talk about bad choices

July 20, 2015 Illegal drugs can twist your mind. That’s pretty much a given in the eyes of many people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Eat ice cream, support armory

July 18, 2015 Get to the Washington County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon for some good music, good company and cool treats, all while supporting a local cause. Sunday is the annual Broughton’s Ice Cream Socia. more »»

Colorectal cancer risk factors can be decreased

July 17, 2015 Washington and surrounding counties have long been a cancer “hot spot” when it comes to colorectal cancer, one of several in the country. more »»

Put politics aside on debate over Iran treaty

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

A good reason to deny parole

July 15, 2015 John Fulkerson Jr. may be a much diferent man than he was a third of a century ago. He may not be a threat to anyone now. But taking his word for that is not a risk Ohio authorities should take. more »»

Speak up about educational decisions

July 13, 2015 West Virginians concerned about the future of education in our state have an opportunity - and an obligation, really - to do something about it, as the Department of Education and West Virginia... more »»

Hard work, dedication revitalize Flanders Field

July 11, 2015 Flanders Field in the heart of Marietta’s Historic Harmar neighborhood has been around since 1921 and it’s looking good in 2015, thanks to a core of dedicated community volunteers. more »»

For a good time, call on Marietta this weekend

July 10, 2015 Looking for a good time? This weekend you don’t have to go far to have some fun. Tonight, downtown Marietta and Harmar District shops will be abuzz for another monthly Merchants & Artist tou. more »»

Area should benefit from Arts Council’s added funds

July 9, 2015 Each year, thousands of area children are exposed to music, poetry and theater they otherwise might not ever see, and it happens right in their school. more »»

Know and obey the laws about teen drivers

July 8, 2015 While it may be considered an inconvenience to some, we think keeping extra restrictions on teenage drivers one additional year will likely save lives. more »»

Clinton’s email episode should be investigated

July 7, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

Cracking down on crooked officials

July 6, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

Revenue from cigarette tax should help more smokers

July 4, 2015 For Ohioans who don’t smoke, raising the state’s cigarette tax to $1.60 probably seems like a good way to help pay for other things, like reducing the state income ta. more »»

Make this a safer Fourth

July 3, 2015 It’s time for fireworks, road trips and family picnics. The Fourth of July holiday is here, and we hope everyone takes time to celebrate our nation’s birthday. more »»

EPA fights back over challenge to its authority

July 2, 2015 Situations in which the Environmental Protection Agency harasses Americans, often individuals and small business owners, are numerou. more »»



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