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Another salute to a fallen local hero

October 14, 2013 A one-mile stretch of Ohio 676 has been dedicated to the memory of U.S. Army Specialist Allen Nolan, a Marietta resident who died while serving in Iraq with the Ohio National Guard in 2004. more »»

Adults must report crime in all cases

October 12, 2013 Two high school football players in Circleville, have been charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor. They were turned in by their coach. more »»

Deal with the facts on injection gas, oil wells

October 11, 2013 Gas and oil drilling do not appear to cause anywhere near the environmental damage some activists claim. more »»

Change Ohio’s DUI registry so it’s reliable

October 10, 2013 Knowing about men and women in your community who are in the habit of driving while intoxicated may be just as important as learning whether sex offenders live near you. more »»

Common sense in shutdown mode, too

October 9, 2013 Part of the reason so many Americans are fed up with government in general is that too often, bureaucrats display a complete lack of common sense. During World War II, Joe McGrain of Rochester, N.. more »»

Take the time to review fire safety rules

October 8, 2013 One of the best ways to prevent a fire in your home is to practice safety in the kitchen. This week is national Fire Prevention Week, with the theme of preventing kitchen fires. more »»

Marietta In Bloom has major possibilities

October 7, 2013 Some energetic and talented gardeners want to give Marietta’s entryways a dash of color and we wish them well. The program is called Marietta In Bloom. more »»

Senators should give ‘Queen’ their votes

October 5, 2013 After decades of steaming up and down America’s waterways, the historic Delta Queen was tied up at Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2009. There, she serves as a floating hote. more »»

Frontier needs voters to OK levy

October 4, 2013 The Frontier School District is at a crossroads, and which road it follows will depend on the success or failure of a 5-year, 9.19-mill emergency levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. more »»

Too many red flags in prison sentencing proposal

October 3, 2013 A solution to prison overcrowding in Ohio that’s being shopped around triggers a lot of red flags in our minds. more »»

Know facts to combat breast cancer

October 2, 2013 The beginning of October is a busy month of activities raising awareness of breast cancer prevention. more »»

Training center for miners should stay open

October 1, 2013 Miners from throughout Ohio and elsewhere in the region rely on a training center at Cadiz for “life-saving training that enhances mine safety, reinforces accident prevention programs and, in turn,... more »»

Get ready for winter at home and on the road

September 30, 2013 Days are getting shorter and the evenings are cooler. Fall is here and winter isn’t far behind. We urge everyone to get ready. And do it as soon as possible. more »»

Teenage drivers need limits for their own safety

September 28, 2013 The grim statistics tell the story. Teen drivers involved in fatal accidents likely have other teens in the car with them. more »»

First step to addiction recovery has to come from addict

September 27, 2013 Heroin has replaced crack cocaine as the drug of choice in many areas of the state. There are overdoses every week. Paramedics have to administer a drug to counteract the effects of the opiate. more »»

Voting is important, regardless of what’s on the ballot

September 26, 2013 It’s just a few days away. Election season has not only arrived but early voting for the Nov. 5 general election begins on Tuesda. more »»

College football in need of major reforms

September 25, 2013 Ohio State fans must be outraged over the lack of moral outrage, public mea culpas, public investigations and hand-wringing that have followed the Sports Illustrated revelations about Oklahoma State... more »»

Apologies offer little comfort to victim’s family

September 24, 2013 Matthew Cordle, 22, of Powell, Ohio, made headlines earlier this month when he posted a video of himself online, admitting his drunken driving killed a man and vowing to take responsibility for the... more »»

POW-MIA Day crosses generations with stories of heroism

September 23, 2013 The phrase “We remember” is used often these days — Pearl Harbor, 9/11, Afghanistan, Benghazi. more »»

Lawmakers should reconsider ‘zero tolerance’

September 21, 2013 A local school teacher or principal suggesting a 6-year-old girl be expelled for bringing her mother’s nail clippers to class probably would be laughed out of a jo. more »»



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