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Work harder to protect privacy

March 2, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Ohio bill could help addicted newborns

March 1, 2016 If a bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives can prevent even a handful of babies from being born addicted to illegal drugs, enacting it will be worth every minute of effort expended. more »»

Alley repairs a hot topic that can’t be ignored

February 29, 2016 Marietta City Council recently was asked to allocate money for the repair of an alley between Fourth and Fifth streets and Wooster and Scammel streets. more »»

FFA students working hard at school, in community

February 27, 2016 As FFA Week 2016 comes to a close, we want to tip our hat to the hundreds of Washington County students who participate in FFA programs and activities. They are a busy group indeed. more »»

W.Va. stares at economic disaster dead ahead

February 26, 2016 Probably the last thing the nation’s governors want to hear is that a new recession is on the horizo. more »»

Marietta gets to soak up unique limelight

February 25, 2016 Since news broke on Tuesday that Marietta was selected as the site of the 2016 State of the State address, reaction from the community has been mixed. more »»

Money to fight Ebola! What about Zika virus?

February 24, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Troubling aspects of Apple case

February 23, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Ewing nights offer time to chill out in a heated pool as a family

February 22, 2016 Your frayed nerves or tired bones will enjoy what Ewing School has to offer every Friday night — time in its heated pool off Muskingum Drive at Colegate. more »»

Foodstamps for healthier food could get tricky

February 20, 2016 New mandates by the federal government that retailers who accept food stamps must stock wider varieties of healthy foods could backfire. more »»

Changing Constitution should take an amendment, not a ruling

February 19, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

President, senators need to do their duty on nomination

February 18, 2016 On the heels of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has come an already-heated debate about whether our current president should nominate a replacement, or leave a vacancy until the... more »»

US at a loss to limit risk from Cuban connection

February 17, 2016 President Barack Obama seems determined to “normalize” relations between the United States and Cuba, regardless of good reasons why the process should proceed slowly, if at all. more »»

Bad time to push Ohio severance tax proposal

February 16, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s old proposal to increase severance taxes on natural gas and oil has come up again. It would be difficult to pick a worse time to try again on it. more »»

Narcan offers hope for a second chance at life

February 15, 2016 Narcan, the heroin overdose drug, will be more and more available in the Mid-Ohio Valley and that’s good news. more »»

In honor of 100 years, upgrade our parks

February 13, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas. more »»

Tweak Ohio law to block technicality on cocaine possession

February 12, 2016 Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be read. more »»

Lease deal good for city, the O’Neill Center board

February 11, 2016 Soon, the building that houses the O’Neill Center in Marietta will belong to the center’s board, a move we think benefits both the nonprofit and the city. more »»

More bad news for charter schools

February 10, 2016 Charter schools, touted by some as one of the keys to ensuring more children have access to quality educations, have become a scandal of sorts in Ohio. more »»

Young voters lack basic knowledge of economics

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign in New Hampshire today, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

 
 
 

 

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