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‘Sunshine audit’ idea will open government

April 21, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Teens can do amazing things with their energy

April 20, 2015 This is the time of year when the best students in our local high schools gain recognition for their academic accomplishments. We’re happy for everything the best in our schools accomplish. more »»

All it takes is one bad apple ...

April 18, 2015 It takes just a few rogue cops to make many people — members of racial minority groups in particular — suspicious of all law enforcement officers. more »»

Clean up the VA mess once and for all

April 17, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

With a little help River Trail can look nicer

April 16, 2015 Along with bikers, walkers and joggers, it’s not uncommon to see others on Marietta’s River Trail, planting or tending to flowers, raking leaves, shoveling snow or picking up trash. more »»

Strickland’s past as Ohio governor won’t help

April 15, 2015 It should come as no surprise that Ohio’s Democrat Party leaders have endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland as nominee for a U.S. more »»

Now’s the time to get involved in Community Service Day

April 14, 2015 There’s plenty of work to be done in and around Marietta, and for those who like to get their hands a little dirty, Saturday’s Community Service Day is for you. more »»

Critical thinking is vital in today’s schools

April 13, 2015 Just a few hundred years ago, the "settled science" was that the earth was flat. Neither children nor adults were encouraged to question that. more »»

Human trafficking too close to home

April 11, 2015 Human trafficking, often making children and women serve as sex slaves, occurs right here in West Virginia and Ohio. As Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. more »»

Ohio needs more funds for roads

April 10, 2015 In approving $7 billion in transportation spending for the next two years, Ohio legislators also agreed they need to find better ways to fund projects such as highways and bridges. more »»

Something needs done about Silver Airways

April 9, 2015 The Mid-Ohio Valley is very fortunate to have its own regional airport, but it seems as though we’re not very fortunate to have Silver Airways operating from the site. more »»

College is still too expensive

April 8, 2015 Too many plans to “make college more affordable” do nothing of the sort. Typical are nearly all such initiatives in Washington, which merely shift the burden of paying for higher education. more »»

US should not send troops to Yemen

April 7, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

Want to work as a lifeguard? Start now!

April 6, 2015 Back in the day, working summers as a lifeguard at the community swimming pool was a plum job. Fresh air every day. Tons of suntan lotion. more »»

Ohio should consider tax on casinos

April 4, 2015 Legalized casino gambling in Ohio has followed a trail worn well in other states. First, promise voters enormous riches if they approve table gambling and electronic slot machine. more »»

Be sure you’re registered to vote in primary

April 3, 2015 The primary election season is fast approaching with early voting beginning Tuesday. We want local residents to be ready to cast their ballots on important local candidates and issue. more »»

New hours at O’Neill Center a big opportunity

April 2, 2015 Times are changing, not just for younger generations keeping up with the latest technology and trends, but for our senior residents as well. more »»

Trust is missing in today’s global politics

April 1, 2015 Iran poses a greater threat to Americans than do Islamic State terrorists, some analysts believ. more »»

Privacy vs. security: How the debate changes

April 1, 2015 The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors’ notes found at his home. more »»

Mental health issues can’t be ignored

March 31, 2015 For years, experts in the field have been telling us about a lack of adequate funding for patients with mental health issues. more »»



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