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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 »»

Girl’s case shines light on dangers of bullying

September 20, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

BrAva 5K supports fight against childhood cancer

September 19, 2013 This weekend, the third annual BrAva 5K/Family Fun Day will be held in Devola’s Masonic Park in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, which is in Septembe. more »»

Sunday library hours a welcome addition

September 18, 2013 Facing significant budget cuts from the state, and before local voters approved a levy, the Washington County Public Library closed its libraries on Sundays back in 2002, much to the dismay of many... more »»

Workers comp cheaters must be caught

September 17, 2013 Stories about people who scam state workers’ compensation programs by collecting benefits while they are perfectly able to work are not uncommon. more »»

Marching bands play vital role in many ways

September 16, 2013 Anyone related to or friendly with a high school marching band member knows the time and dedication it takes to participate. more »»

Do all to avoid a strike in Syria

September 14, 2013 Perhaps the best thing for members of Congress and President Barack Obama’s administration to do about Syria would be for everyone to take a deep breath, step away from the microphones and think... more »»

Probe of Mandel’s office must go deeper

September 13, 2013 Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is right to have begun a thorough investigation of investments made under his predecessor from 2009 through 2010. more »»

Don’t just complain; support the fair, too

September 12, 2013 Attendance was up at the Washington County Fair this year, but complaints among community members seemed to be up as well. more »»

Talk about extending trail to Devola

September 11, 2013 As avid users of the Marietta’s River Trail, we think extending the bike/pedestrian path to Devola will only enhance the experience for those already using the trail, and open up recreational... more »»

Invasions of privacy can’t be allowed

September 10, 2013 Many Americans reflect on how wonderful it is to live in this country. But we are reminded frequently that big government, by its very nature, can be the enemy of our freedoms. more »»

September fun takes a full year of planning

September 9, 2013 Summer NOW is officially over. That’s the way we see it in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Don’t look at the calendar. more »»

Make time this month to get a prostate cancer exam

September 6, 2013 It’s a time of the year when we urge men to be on the lookou. more »»

Reexamine new rules for career center boards

September 5, 2013 Changes to Ohio law could mean a much different makeup in the future for the board governing the Washington County Career Center and other career centers in the state, and could have some unintended... more »»

Program aims high by helping addicted newborns

September 4, 2013 Perhaps the most upsetting, infuriating aspect of the losing battle Americans are fighting against drug abuse is the number of totally innocent victims: babies born addicted to drugs because their... more »»

Timing, planning color view of new program

September 3, 2013 Unfortunate timing and backwards planning have combined to undercut the image of a new tool for law enforcement in Ohio. more »»



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