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Remembering 2015

January 2, 2016 How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it? It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it is long afterwards before we recognize it. more »»

Hillary copies Donald's tactics with video claim

January 2, 2016 No controversy in the 2016 presidential campaign has gotten more publicity than Donald Trump's claim that "thousands" of people in New Jersey cheered after watching the Twin Towers collapse across... more »»

Step up ’16 enforcement of city’s cell phone law

December 31, 2015 When Marietta’s law regarding cell phone use while driving became tougher than the state of Ohio’s in July 2014, we were pleased as well as optimistic that our roadways would become safe. more »»

Social Security funding must be addressed

December 31, 2015 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

Revamped energy policy won’t do us any favors

December 30, 2015 With President Barack Obama gloating over his success — he, at least, calls it that — at the Paris climate change conference, it may be easy for West Virginians and Ohioans to wonder how the energy... more »»

Cardiac arrest training a good idea for coaches

December 29, 2015 High school sports, including football, are much safer than many people may understand. more »»

Strategy on renewables wrecking economy

December 28, 2015 Americans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. more »»

Need to help others continues

December 26, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate Mid-Ohio Valley has worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

Frontier event teaches teens about volunteering

December 24, 2015 Teenagers often think of themselves as the center of the universe. That’s not an insult, just reality. And most of us were the same when we were at that awkward, difficult age. more »»

Celebrate the season, but do it sensibly

December 23, 2015 It is that time of year when holiday parties pile up one after the other over the course of a couple of weeks — and many of them are held after dark and feature alcoholic beverages. more »»

Ohio should review limits on awards to crime victims

December 22, 2015 Ohio Supreme Court justices have been asked to open a constitutional can of worms in a case involving plenty of slime on its ow. more »»

Red kettle drive needs final push

December 21, 2015 Donations are down for The Salvation Army’s well-known red-kettle fund drive campaign. It’s a staple in our community, not to mention scores of others elsewher. more »»

Ohio’s high school grad rate cause for concern

December 19, 2015 For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one — though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one’s name provides an advantage. more »»

Show tax cheaters they will be punished

December 18, 2015 Ohioans filing state income tax returns may have to jump through a few additional hoops next year. They can thank scammers for the added aggravation. more »»

Take being called for jury duty seriously

December 17, 2015 A group of Washington County residents have been ordered to pay court costs after skipping out on jury duty this fall, and their mistake should be an important reminder to us all. more »»

No room for zero common sense rules

December 15, 2015 Last year, a 10-year-old boy was suspended from school in Columbus for pointing his finger — school officials explained it was a “lookalike firearm” — at another student. more »»

Child abuse doesn’t stop during holidays

December 14, 2015 If you see something, say something. That advice has been used frequently to encourage citizens to report potential acts of terrorism. more »»

Police work isn’t for everyone

December 12, 2015 Most law enforcement officers and deputies are good, courageous men and women who take “protect and serve” seriously. more »»

Trump’s idea on Muslims won’t work

December 11, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»



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