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City needs to clarify future of park lease

February 23, 2015 Marietta City Council is revisiting the issue of not renewing the lease of longtime Jackson Park attendant. more »»

Rail crash raises safety questions

February 21, 2015 Railroad tracks run through many West Virginia and Ohio communities, often in close proximity to homes. more »»

CPR is critical to heart health

February 20, 2015 We are hearing a lot this month about heart health and the things we can do to take care of our hearts. But there’s another skill all of us need that can help us take care of others - CP. more »»

Board member needs to explain his absence

February 19, 2015 An early morning, three-hour Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education meeting Wednesday was for naught, as a board member who would have cast the deciding vote on closing Beallsville High School did... more »»

President comes up short on truth meter

February 18, 2015 It should surprise no one that the “if you like your insurance, you can keep it” president lied about same-sex marriage so the issue would not derail his bid for the White House in 2008. more »»

Statewide, Ohio police must be diligent

February 16, 2015 No crime of violence ought to be “filed and forgotten” if police are unable to solve it quickly. more »»

Hard work keeps our utilities up and running

February 16, 2015 You don’t know what you have until it’s gone certainly applies to our basic utilities. more »»

Heart health for women must be a priority

February 14, 2015 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide, killing 8.5 million women each year. more »»

Proposed changes for in-home care demand careful study

February 13, 2015 About 16,000 Ohioans who have to rely on other people to help them in daily tasks ranging from getting out of bed to cooking meals will have to make different arrangements if legislators approve a... more »»

Anti-smoking campaign can educate Ohio mothers-to-be

February 12, 2015 A program to encourage pregnant smokers to quit is gaining traction in Summit County, and should be considered — with some modification — by other countie. more »»

Plan to help addicts will benefit them and all of Ohio

February 11, 2015 Doing more to ensure that Ohio convicts who want help kicking drug addictions get it is not a particularly profound idea. It is just common sense. more »»

Continue offensive vs. human trafficking

February 10, 2015 Ohio officials are to be commended by preventing an enormous amount of suffering by cracking down on human trafficking. more »»

Be careful driving in wintry conditions

February 8, 2015 Face it, folks. It’s winter and road pavements get icy. Sometimes conditions change in a matter of a few minutes. Roads can be icy at the top of a hill but wet or slushy at the bottom. more »»

Improve vaccination rates in Ohio, W.Va.

February 7, 2015 Ohio and West Virginia need to do a better job of protecting children. more »»

Kasich plan must not threaten oil and gas

February 6, 2015 What’s not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»

Fresh faces in races a challenge for voters

February 5, 2015 The deadline to file to run in the 2015 primary election was Wednesday and we’re happy to see that there are plenty of political newcomers in the Marietta and Belpre races. more »»

Weigh new strategies that could thwart future child abuses

February 4, 2015 How many times have we read or heard the same horrifying, sad story??It upset us again last week, when a 2-year-old child was found dead in his home in Mingo Junction in eastern Ohio. more »»

Bachelor’s degrees at community colleges a good idea

February 2, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to allow community colleges, under certain circumstances, to grant bachelor’s degrees, it has been reported. Kasich’s idea has very limited application. more »»

Get help to pay home heating bills ASAP

February 2, 2015 The ice in our driveways and frost on our windshields tell use we’re deep into the winter season. Another sign that it’s cold day after day is in the heating bills that arrive in our mailboxes. more »»

Make school zone safety a priority

January 31, 2015 If first-hand accounts are any indication, motorists are putting kids at risk near our city’s schools. more »»



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