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Use caution when using heat sources to avoid fire

January 8, 2015 A house fire in Marietta Township Wednesday was devastating for the family, and serves as an important reminder for the rest of us to use extreme caution during the home heating season. more »»

Measure to prevent overdoses needed

January 7, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Federal employees key to controlling spending

January 6, 2015 ?Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Congress needs to set rules for coal ash

January 5, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials have backed away from a plan to regulate coal ash as a hazardous material. more »»

Missiles must still be a U.S. priority

January 3, 2015 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Individuals can do their part to minimize flu’s spread

January 2, 2015 Flu season has officially hit the Mid-Ohio Valley and we want to remind everyone to do their part to help lessen the impact of the virus. more »»

Meaningful budget cuts require cut in federal employees

December 31, 2014 ?Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Keep that Christmas spirit of giving

December 31, 2014 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. As the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Stop reps who OK wasteful defense spending

December 30, 2014 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

A dream season for OSU, fans

December 29, 2014 Just because Ohio State’s football team is 12-1 and champions of the Big Ten, Mid-Ohio Valley fans can say this season is already a succes. more »»

Next head of Secret Service should be an outsider

December 27, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Parents, get educated on e-cigs, all smoking

December 26, 2014 The government's annual drug use survey of teens recently found more kids using electronic cigarettes, a trend to which we hope parents are paying attention. more »»

What Hillary Clinton won’t discuss

December 26, 2014 You need to know how much more coercive “health reform” could be if Hillary Clinton were to be elected president. more »»

The Communist resurgence from Cuba, North Korea

December 26, 2014 Few, if any, would have guessed that as we arrive at the end of 2014, Barack Obama would give a Christmas present to communists around the worl. more »»

Many bills correct past mistakes

December 25, 2014 Given the news media’s focus on controversy in both state and federal governments, it may be easy for some in the public to overlook the fact that most legislation is bipartisan in nature. more »»

Jeb Bush faces tough fiscal test looking to 2016

December 24, 2014 Amid a horde of potential Republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed last week when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

State has a duty to make charter schools accountable

December 23, 2014 Charter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»

Don’t forget the people behind those jobless numbers

December 22, 2014 There was good news we’re told in the flurry of numbers released Friday on Ohio’s unemployment rate. The overall rate fell to 5 percent, down from 5.3 percent a month earlier. more »»

VA report critical but former exec unscathed

December 20, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Children of drug addicts need to be protected

December 19, 2014 Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the epidemic of drug abuse is the innocent children it victimize. more »»



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