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Colorectal cancer risk factors can be decreased

July 17, 2015 Washington and surrounding counties have long been a cancer “hot spot” when it comes to colorectal cancer, one of several in the country. more »»

Put politics aside on debate over Iran treaty

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

A good reason to deny parole

July 15, 2015 John Fulkerson Jr. may be a much diferent man than he was a third of a century ago. He may not be a threat to anyone now. But taking his word for that is not a risk Ohio authorities should take. more »»

Speak up about educational decisions

July 13, 2015 West Virginians concerned about the future of education in our state have an opportunity - and an obligation, really - to do something about it, as the Department of Education and West Virginia... more »»

Hard work, dedication revitalize Flanders Field

July 11, 2015 Flanders Field in the heart of Marietta’s Historic Harmar neighborhood has been around since 1921 and it’s looking good in 2015, thanks to a core of dedicated community volunteers. more »»

For a good time, call on Marietta this weekend

July 10, 2015 Looking for a good time? This weekend you don’t have to go far to have some fun. Tonight, downtown Marietta and Harmar District shops will be abuzz for another monthly Merchants & Artist tou. more »»

Area should benefit from Arts Council’s added funds

July 9, 2015 Each year, thousands of area children are exposed to music, poetry and theater they otherwise might not ever see, and it happens right in their school. more »»

Know and obey the laws about teen drivers

July 8, 2015 While it may be considered an inconvenience to some, we think keeping extra restrictions on teenage drivers one additional year will likely save lives. more »»

Clinton’s email episode should be investigated

July 7, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

Cracking down on crooked officials

July 6, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

Revenue from cigarette tax should help more smokers

July 4, 2015 For Ohioans who don’t smoke, raising the state’s cigarette tax to $1.60 probably seems like a good way to help pay for other things, like reducing the state income ta. more »»

Make this a safer Fourth

July 3, 2015 It’s time for fireworks, road trips and family picnics. The Fourth of July holiday is here, and we hope everyone takes time to celebrate our nation’s birthday. more »»

EPA fights back over challenge to its authority

July 2, 2015 Situations in which the Environmental Protection Agency harasses Americans, often individuals and small business owners, are numerou. more »»

Ohio should avoid lockstep on using RPS mandates

July 1, 2015 Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy sources such as wind or sola. more »»

OIC’s workers fail to inspire public’s trust

June 30, 2015 Officials at the Ohio Industrial Commission have a strange way of getting the message across to employees about inappropriate behavior. more »»

Kicking it to the curb: Opinions on latest safety measures

June 29, 2015 More than a few motorists have been heard recently grumbling about the latest safety steps being taken to protect pedestrians of all ages. more »»

Thanks for successful fundraiser for Sternwheel

June 29, 2015 The 6th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival 5K Run and Walk was held on May 23. more »»

Births published June 29

June 29, 2015 Klintworth Mitchell and Alisha Klintworth, of Waterford, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace Klintworth. She was born at 2:14 p.m. May 22, 2015, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. more »»

Campus news published June 29

June 29, 2015 University of Charleston John and Nancy Horner, of Belpre, announce the graduation of their daughter, Dr. Lakin Rae Horner, from University of Charlesto. more »»

Don’t mix alcohol and water when on the river

June 27, 2015 Alcohol and water don’t mix. That’s the message from local law enforcement officials out in force this weekend looking for anyone driving boats under the influence of alcohol. more »»



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