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Ohio needs to do more to help our mentally ill citizens

February 19, 2014 In the wake of tragic mass murders such as those of children in Newtown, Conn., questions about personal liberties have been discusse. more »»

Heroin: Treat the addicted; shrink the demand

February 18, 2014 If you haven’t noticed, the world has changed in a dangerous way. The price of heroin has followed all the rules of basic economics of supply and demand. more »»

Right Path looking for new coordinator

February 17, 2014 We hope there’s someone in our community willing to take on the important job of coordinator for the Right Path for Washington County. more »»

Military must take action to stop sex assaults

February 15, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Keep Ohio children away from e-cigarettes

February 14, 2014 A bill working its way through the Ohio Legislature would ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. An Ohio Senate committee approved the measure Tuesday. more »»

New clinic at Post 64 site would help vets

February 13, 2014 American Legion Post 64 in Marietta could soon be razed and replaced with a new post facility as well as a medical clinic, something we think would be well utilized in the community. more »»

Let Sochi be about the competitors

February 12, 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympics are well under way and are establishing their character, as all games do, based in part on the host nation and the atmosphere surrounding the games, and led by the athletes... more »»

February: Reflect and remember about black history

February 11, 2014 It’s Black History Month — a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope that our country will no longer be split by racial lines. more »»

Feeling down? It’s no surprise

February 10, 2014 By now we’re guessing you — like so many of us in the Mid-Ohio Valley — are sick and tired of winte. more »»

Improving incentives for adoption both good and bad

February 8, 2014 Ohio legislators are on a path to improve the lives of many of the state’s most helpless residents - children who need adoptive parents. more »»

Be sure sidewalks are clear of ice, snow

February 7, 2014 Recent snowfalls, with more on the way, mean it’s up to homeowners and property owners to clear the sidewalks in front of their propertie. more »»

Reconsider eliminating the county administrator

February 6, 2014 Next Friday is expected to be the last day on the job for county administrator Paul Cunningham, but we hope Washington County Commissioners reconsider. more »»

Workers comp office an example of how to track drugs

February 5, 2014 Misuse of prescription medicines such as those used to dull the pain of injuries and some illnesses accounts for a substantial number of people with serious drug addictions. more »»

State needs to audit school data beyond Columbus

February 4, 2014 What is most disturbing about an investigation of the Columbus school district is the possibility — nay, the probability — that similar crimes are being committed in some of Ohio’s 610 other public... more »»

Mock trial contest a good test for young minds

February 3, 2014 Congratulations to the winners of Friday’s District Mock Trial competition - Team Athos from Warren High School, and Team Gold from Federal Hocking High School. more »»

Delay new flood insurance premiums

February 1, 2014 An important test of whether Congress really can get important things done — or, alternatively, is mired in the gridlock critics claim — affects thousands of area homeowners and business people. more »»

More money needed for preserving the historic Monitor

January 31, 2014 After nearly a century and a half at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a treasure of American history was raised in 2002. more »»

Give added calamity days to Ohio schools

January 30, 2014 In the wake of subzero temperatures and several snow storms, local school districts may get a break when it comes to snow days. more »»

EPA mess a prime example of lack of oversight

January 29, 2014 Among those responsible for the government’s war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beale. more »»

Just say ‘no’ to casinos’ demands

January 28, 2014 As revenue continues to drop at Ohio casinos and horse race tracks, beware of how the state legislature responds. And look no further than West Virginia for a preview. more »»

 
 

 

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