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Law on inspections must be reviewed

August 4, 2014 A major malfunction on a ride at the Cedar?Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, will not be investigated by state inspectors. more »»

No texting, cell phone signs need clarified

August 2, 2014 The new signs around Marietta notifying drivers of the city law banning cell phone use while driving are hard to miss. more »»

Voice your opinion to EPA about war on coal

August 1, 2014 During their “listening tour” of the country several months ago, Environmental Protection Agency officials claimed they wanted a cross-section of Americans’ opinions about proposed new rules that... more »»

Many ways to give to area VFD’s year-round

July 31, 2014 As summer enters its last full month, ice cream social season is winding down, but that doesn’t mean support for the area’s local volunteer fire departments should. more »»

Clearly, Kasich has delivered

July 30, 2014 Politicians do not really create jobs, regardless of what they would have you think. The most they can do is establish a tax, regulatory and incentive environment that encourages job creation. more »»

Legislators who ignore the facts and guarantees

July 29, 2014 Many Ohioans agree Obamacare is an expensive social-engineering fiasco. more »»

Strict exotic animals list a good place to begin

July 28, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductiv. more »»

Financial education needed in schools

July 26, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Ohio right to back clean coal research

July 25, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

Levee activities missed

July 24, 2014 Those who have visited the Ohio River levee in Marietta in recent weeks have found no Music on the Levee series as well as a vacant trailer where the Kreamy Kreations ice cream stand is usually... more »»

Bordering on Madness

July 24, 2014 In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group sai... more »»

Why Vladimir Putin is kicking Barack Obama's behind

July 24, 2014 On Monday, four days after Vladimir Putin's minions in Ukraine shot down a passenger airliner carrying 298 people, including an American citizen, President Barack Obama emerged from the White House... more »»

Chemicals used should be made available to the public

July 23, 2014 Concern about the chemicals found in the mix of water, sand and chemicals used in the fracking process flared anew recently when a fire at a Monroe County well pad resulted in chemicals washing off... more »»

Audit shows progress in open records requests

July 22, 2014 An open records “audit” of local governments in Ohio earlier this year showed improvements in officials providing access to documents. more »»

Pipeline deserves a fair shake

July 21, 2014 If the United States achieves energy independence during the next decade or so, it will be no thanks to President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress. more »»

W.V. water company deserves stiffer fine

July 19, 2014 Federal officials sometimes seem overly eager to enforce some laws and regulations, at times inventing new ones to fit their own ideological agendas. more »»

Congress: It’s time to step up the IRS probe

July 18, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Open your arms, home to a dog

July 17, 2014 Thanks to its partnerships with rescue groups in other communities and states, and active volunteers and foster “parents” locally, it’s been some time since the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley has... more »»

Johnson makes push for REINS

July 16, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama. more »»

Must hold wasteful spenders accountable

July 15, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»



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