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Program to help gamblers long overdue

August 29, 2015 Ohio officials are beginning to tackle one of the problems bound to intensify as the state expands its involvement with gambling. more »»

Crazies? Obama’s too quick to label energy policy foes

August 28, 2015 Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama’s energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on... more »»

Foster grandparent program good for kids, adults

August 27, 2015 The Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program provides support and guidance for children, as well as income for eligible seniors. It’s a win-win. more »»

What kind of system allows a boy to die?

August 25, 2015 No one but Brittany Pilkington should be blamed for the murder of her three young sons, Logan County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney William Goslee emphasized recently. more »»

Inclusive playground idea worthy of support

August 23, 2015 It’s difficult to put yourself into the shoes of someone who can’t walk or get around in what we see as a “normal” way. more »»

School is in session, stay alert

August 22, 2015 They’re big, bright yellow, with flashing lights, and yet some drivers still fail to notice school buses stopping to pick up or drop off students. more »»

Doughboys are counting on us to build WWI memorial

August 21, 2015 Frank Buckles is smilin. more »»

Sewer issue compromise might be the way to resolve deadlock

August 20, 2015 On Wednesday, Marietta officials and Washington County commissioners took a step toward working together to solve the Marietta-Devola-Oak Grove sewer issue. more »»

Group using pot measure as a get-rich- quick scheme

August 19, 2015 Pot — marijuana — will prove to be a pot of gold for 10 investors if Ohio voters fall for the most brazen scheme to come down the pike in many years. more »»

Don’t wait to address social sec.

August 18, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

Right Path a vital part of summer, community

August 17, 2015 The Right Path of Washington County has completed another summer of activities for teens in our community. more »»

Time to back up no smoking law with teeth

August 15, 2015 Ohio has made admirable progress in keeping workplaces free of cigar and cigarette smoke. Since 2006, the Smoke Free Workplace Act has banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces. more »»

Public’s support can transform Anchorage

August 14, 2015 The Anchorage is an important historical landmark in the heart of Marietta, yet for years it has lacked the support it needs to be renovated and used to its full potential. more »»

Battle plan to thwart STDs: Education, prevention

August 13, 2015 The Washington County Health Department is alerting area residents to a dramatic increase in chlamydia in the last several years, a rise in cases that far exceeds the statewide or nationwide increas... more »»

Keep politics out of Ohio’s BOE

August 12, 2015 In retrospect, it seems incredible that Ohio voters in 1953 believed an elected state board of education would keep politics out of the administration of public schools. more »»

Workers at old Ormet plant must be paid

August 11, 2015 One might think determining whether as many as 30 workers at a Monroe County steel plant have been getting their paychecks would be a simple matter. But no. A U.. more »»

Ohio needs more money for roads and bridges

August 10, 2015 Ohio seems to do a better job of maintaining highways and bridges and finding money for new ones than some other states. Still, trouble may be on the horizon. more »»

Use of atomic bomb still debated

August 8, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago this week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Plenty of blame to go around in lion’s death

August 7, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Sales tax holiday is helpful, should be expanded

August 6, 2015 Ohio’s first sales tax holiday will take place this weekend, allowing parents and teachers to stock up on school supplies and clothes without paying a sales tax. more »»



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