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AG needs to avoid what looks bad to voters

May 30, 2014 Lawyers seem to be substantially more involved than people in many other fields when it comes to supporting candidates for political office. more »»

Ortt’s impact seen all over Marietta

May 29, 2014 Marilyn Ortt was a force. Whether or not her issues were your issues, everyone who knew her could agree that she had never-ending passion for her causes. more »»

Tax relief a good idea from Ohio senators

May 28, 2014 When government officials at all levels find themselves with unexpected revenue, the knee-jerk reaction of liberals among them is to spend it. Fortunately, a majority of Ohio Senate members disagre. more »»

More money needed for federal road repairs

May 27, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Summer: Time for fun and being safe

May 26, 2014 At the risk of sounding like a nag, we would like to remind everyone to enjoy the summer ahead, but PLEASE, be careful. more »»

County should discuss $1.25M

May 24, 2014 A $1.25 million windfall for Washington County is good news to be sure, but we’d like county officials to share publicly a more specific breakdown of how that money will be spent. more »»

Inferior health care for vets is unacceptable

May 23, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Automated renewals can pay off for readers

May 22, 2014 There are so many ways to read these days. Many of them don’t even involve a physical book, much less a trip to the local public library. more »»

Ohio should avoid oil taxes that are punitive

May 20, 2014 Gas and oil drilling have provided something of a lifeline for East Ohio counties where thousands of steel and aluminum mill workers have lost their jobs during the past several years. more »»

Alternative power rule needs a second look

May 20, 2014 Ohio’s mandate that utilities obtain much of the electricity they sell from “alternative” sources already has cost consumers millions of dollars needlessly. more »»

Fishing derby can teach kids a lesson

May 19, 2014 Seems tough these days for parents to drag their children away from video games and anything related to computers or the Internet. more »»

More work on rural prison population

May 17, 2014 Efforts to reduce Ohio’s prison population have paid off, but only in big cities. Clearly, more work needs to be done in small communities and rural counties. more »»

IRS must crack down on fraud

May 16, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

City park should be used by all

May 15, 2014 Members of Marietta City Council debated opening up Flanders Field to area residents this week and we hope it’s a discussion that will continue. more »»

Letter of the law should be followed

May 13, 2014 The next time you have lunch with a state legislator, try to pick up the check. There is an excellent chance he or she will refuse. Ethics laws, you understand. more »»

Teens and alcohol don’t mix

May 12, 2014 College and high school seniors in the next couple weeks will be preparing to enter another part of their life. more »»

2 rules on pursuing abusers are wrong

May 10, 2014 In Ohio, lawsuits against those who sexually abuse children can be filed until their victims reach 30 years of age — in most cases. more »»

Thank a teacher for being an inspiration

May 9, 2014 On Thursday night, 35 Marietta High School seniors who had outstanding academic achievements were honored and in turn, the students got to choose a teacher to honor as well. more »»

Veterans deserve credit for experience

May 8, 2014 Veterans of the armed services often take off their uniforms and attempt to step into civilian life with the knowledge they have learned valuable skills while in the military. more »»

Orange barrels mean drive carefully

May 7, 2014 Orange barrels are starting to pop up around the area as the summer road construction season begins. more »»

 
 

 

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