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Don’t drink and drive on the water

June 25, 2016 Drunken driving isn’t just a danger on Ohio highways. Its waterways see too much drinking and driving - of boat. more »»

Humane Society crisis: See how you can help

June 24, 2016 In spring and summer, it’s often inundated with puppies and kittens. more »»

Teens doing good work in area an inspiration

June 23, 2016 For kids, summer is the time to enjoy pool parties, sleepovers, camping out and trips to the beach. more »»

A case of political correctness gone awry

June 22, 2016 Political correctness strikes again: A Florida state legislator, Mike Miller, has complained to the Food and Drug Administration that hundreds of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and... more »»

More effective steps needed to thwart terror attacks

June 21, 2016 In the rush to do something about people like Omar Mateen, mistakes are going to be made. more »»

Body scanners a good idea but very expensive

June 20, 2016 Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks wants to buy the equipment to accomplish full body scanning at the county jail. more »»

Community services for disabled is a positive

June 18, 2016 Providing government services for developmentally disabled people in community settings rather than institutions is not a new idea. more »»

Nightclub shooter: Foresight vs. hindsight

June 17, 2016 Along with the many other questions, some unanswerable, about the mass killings in Orlando is this: The murderer, Omar Mateen, was known by many — perhaps including the FBI — to be dangerous. more »»

Ohio needs to keep names on voter rolls

June 16, 2016 There are nearly 3,000 names on a Washington County Board of Elections list of voters who have been expunged from the voter registration lists due to inactivity. more »»

How to have basic rights in a world full of hatred

June 15, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

Be alert to abuses of medical marijuana in Ohio

June 14, 2016 Use of the active ingredient in marijuana for medicinal purposes has been decriminalized in Ohio, thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s signature on a bill sent to him by the General Assembl. more »»

Hoping there’s a new life for Claire E

June 13, 2016 Everyone likes a happy ending, but it looks like that’s not going to happen for the 90-year-old sternwheeler Claire E and the city of Marietta right away. more »»

Good Samaritan law could save lives

June 11, 2016 No one can say with certainty how many of the 182 East Ohioans killed by drug overdoses during the past several years might have been saved had medical help been summoned quickl. more »»

Give your input on projects for Marietta’s arts district

June 9, 2016 There are many sites in Marietta that, when seen in a photo or postcard, make it immediately obvious that it is the Pioneer City. more »»

Terrorists use human shields to slow Iraqi troops

June 8, 2016 Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic — use of human shield. more »»

No room for violence at GOP convention

June 7, 2016 Thuggery directed at supporters of presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump seems to be ramping u. more »»

Harmar path a great addition for Marietta

June 6, 2016 When you’ve got a good thing going it’s inevitable that at some point it will be copied. What’s the saying; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. more »»

Support our local VFDs

June 4, 2016 Our local fire departments are often strapped for people and cash. For those looking for a way to help them out, the fire departments offer a sweet deal. more »»

Traveling by air can be a hassle, but you can help

June 3, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Stakes are high in battle for Fallujah

June 2, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»



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