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MHS robotics course gives students a career edge

November 19, 2015 An upcoming elective course at Marietta High School could go a long way toward propelling students toward successful, up-and-coming careers. more »»

Ohio should change law on forfeiting property

November 18, 2015 Few people would argue against allowing police and prosecutors to seize assets owned by criminals and either used in crime or obtained through it. more »»

Same rules for public, charter schools in Ohio

November 17, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

Time to shop for the holidays

November 16, 2015 Back in the day, holiday (aka Christmas) shopping officially began right after the Thanksgiving holiday. Obviously, times have changed around the nation and especially in the Marietta are. more »»

Tap into Smokeout to quit

November 14, 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that smoking still accounts for 480,000 deaths each year and is connected to $300 billion in health and other costs. more »»

Ohio has new tool vs. opiates

November 13, 2015 For years, a standard treatment for those addicted to heroin and other opiates was to give them methadone and Suboxone. more »»

Hats off to Armory backers for pursuing goal

November 12, 2015 Since the former Ohio National Guard Armory closed its doors decades ago, there have been questions, debates and concern over what to do with the site, how much to spend and where to obtain funding. more »»

Daily visits for juvenile offenders a good start

November 11, 2015 In some ways, juvenile offenders should be handled with kid gloves. Opportunities to redirect their lives away from crime should not be squandered. more »»

Football’s best have their nights in limelight

November 10, 2015 Congratulations to our area high school football teams whose seasons were so outstanding they qualified for postseason play. more »»

Stick to the facts on climate change

November 9, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Kentucky wakes up to impractical promises

November 7, 2015 In what many observers viewed as a referendum on Obamacare, Kentucky voters on Tuesday elected the only the second Republican governor the state has had in four decades. GOP Gov. more »»

Ohio voters were smart to reject State Issue 3

November 6, 2015 Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Ohio spent an enormous amount, $25 million by one estimate, trying to convince voters to go along with them. more »»

Employers need to know an applicant’s background

November 5, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Deadline hangs over presidential candidates

November 4, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measur. more »»

Keep an eye on drug convicts freed early

November 3, 2015 Profiling — when law enforcement officers pay special attention to certain classes of people — has gotten an unmerited broad-stroke bad reputation among some American. more »»

Take the time to vote on Tuesday

November 2, 2015 Tuesday is Election Day. We urge you to get to the polls and cast your ballot. You have a voice, use it! About 1,100 Washington County voters took advantage of Ohio’s early voting option. more »»

Robo call rules should apply to the federal govt.

October 31, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Trump stumbles into helping Kasich

October 30, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich may have been done a favor by one of his rivals for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump. more »»

Flu shots an easy way to be protected

October 29, 2015 There’s no excuse. Flu shots are available seemingly everywhere in the Mid-Ohio Valley, from doctor’s offices to pharmacies, the city and county health departments and more. more »»

Ohio has the right idea on early prison releases

October 28, 2015 Simply telling thousands of convicts they will be released from prison before their sentences have been served, as the federal government apparently plans to do, is a recipe for more violence on the... more »»



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