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November 28, 2015 Many of us were so stuffed over the Thanksgiving holiday, we thought we might never need eat again. more »»

Electricity policy will create bills that break budgets

November 27, 2015 If you want to get hot about climate change, think about what President Barack Obama’s plan on it will cost you: at least $32 billion a year in higher electric bills throughout the nation. more »»

Traditions add to that holiday feeling

November 26, 2015 We all have our Thanksgiving traditions. For many it’s a huge meal with family, watching football or catching part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as the turkey cooks. more »»

Green energy ballot issues confusing and costly

November 25, 2015 A green-energy measure slated to be on Ohio ballots next year may become the single most confusing choice voters have to make. Or, rather, the toughest four decisions they will fac. more »»

Ohio EMTs should be cleared to aid animals

November 24, 2015 Obviously, first responders to emergencies such as vehicle crashes and fires should make helping human victims their top priority. more »»

Area offers visitors a chance to ride trails

November 23, 2015 Marietta’s tourism industry is built on our historic roots — Ohio’s First City — has been a common phrase for decades. For a long time, history was Marietta’s claim to fame. more »»

Keeping victims’ addresses private

November 21, 2015 Technology has made it possible to learn where just about anyone lives — even when the inquiry is part of a plot to harm another perso. more »»

Foster care should extend to age of 21

November 20, 2015 About a thousand Ohioans “age out” of the state’s foster care network every year. A substantial number are not ready for that. more »»

MHS robotics course gives students a career edge

November 19, 2015 An upcoming elective course at Marietta High School could go a long way toward propelling students toward successful, up-and-coming careers. more »»

Ohio should change law on forfeiting property

November 18, 2015 Few people would argue against allowing police and prosecutors to seize assets owned by criminals and either used in crime or obtained through it. more »»

Same rules for public, charter schools in Ohio

November 17, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

Time to shop for the holidays

November 16, 2015 Back in the day, holiday (aka Christmas) shopping officially began right after the Thanksgiving holiday. Obviously, times have changed around the nation and especially in the Marietta are. more »»

Tap into Smokeout to quit

November 14, 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that smoking still accounts for 480,000 deaths each year and is connected to $300 billion in health and other costs. more »»

Ohio has new tool vs. opiates

November 13, 2015 For years, a standard treatment for those addicted to heroin and other opiates was to give them methadone and Suboxone. more »»

Hats off to Armory backers for pursuing goal

November 12, 2015 Since the former Ohio National Guard Armory closed its doors decades ago, there have been questions, debates and concern over what to do with the site, how much to spend and where to obtain funding. more »»

Daily visits for juvenile offenders a good start

November 11, 2015 In some ways, juvenile offenders should be handled with kid gloves. Opportunities to redirect their lives away from crime should not be squandered. more »»

Football’s best have their nights in limelight

November 10, 2015 Congratulations to our area high school football teams whose seasons were so outstanding they qualified for postseason play. more »»

Stick to the facts on climate change

November 9, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Kentucky wakes up to impractical promises

November 7, 2015 In what many observers viewed as a referendum on Obamacare, Kentucky voters on Tuesday elected the only the second Republican governor the state has had in four decades. GOP Gov. more »»

Ohio voters were smart to reject State Issue 3

November 6, 2015 Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Ohio spent an enormous amount, $25 million by one estimate, trying to convince voters to go along with them. more »»



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