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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 »»

War on ultimate evil among us: Heroin

March 30, 2015 West Virginians need to find ways to cope with a long list of serious challenges. But only one involves a fight against pure evil that we simply must win. more »»

Improving rail system good for economy, the air

March 28, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environment. more »»

Be ready to react to severe weather

March 27, 2015 The deadly tornadoes that raced across parts of Oklahoma this week are a stark reminder that we are heading into severe weather seaso. more »»

Jim Meagle dedicated his life to giving back to his community

March 26, 2015 A local businessman and philanthropist being laid to rest today will leave a legacy of giving back to the community. more »»

State has to find balance between testing, teaching

March 25, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

AEP, PUCO should be careful with ‘smart meters’

March 24, 2015 Those remotely monitored “smart meters” power companies have been installing on many homes make it easier to determine how much customers should be charged. more »»

Road rage isn’t worth it, so just cool down

March 23, 2015 Road rage cases seem to be a daily occurrence locally and around the nation. more »»

EPA has a new target: America’s farmers

March 21, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now, joining coal miners and tens of millions of consumers of reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Transparency lacking from White House

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

New ventures join local economy’s growing list of options

March 19, 2015 In recent weeks, new businesses from 134 Bistro to Fanelli Brothers to REST Studio have opened their doors in Marietta. more »»

Living off government benefits a drain on economy

March 18, 2015 Between 2008 and 2013, the number of Ohioans claiming Social Security disability benefits increased by 28 percent — the third-highest growth rate in the country. more »»



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