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Continue Piketon plant’s cleanup

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

Expand treatment options for heroin addicts

September 9, 2014 If you think the war on drugs has been going well in this part of the country, you have not been reading the newspaper. Drug-related arrests are in the news virtually every day. more »»

Spirit of giving is real in the Valley

September 8, 2014 We are blessed in the Mid-Ohio Valley to have so many caring and dedicated people who raise money for a long list of charities. more »»

High cost salt in the wound for cities, towns

September 6, 2014 Salt — plain old sodium chloride — is the key to a critical public service on which area residents depend during the winter months. more »»

Generous gift shows real spirit of community

September 5, 2014 When KyLynn Buchanan was raising a lamb to sell at the Washington County Fair this year, she had no idea how valuable the animal would turn out to be. more »»

Ohio law shouldn’t hamper how judges hand out sentences

September 4, 2014 Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow judges to send low-level felony offenders to prison once again, after that option was essentially taken away in 2011. more »»

Islamic State’s terrorists a growing menace

September 3, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Have fun, and behave during festival

September 1, 2014 The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival is Marietta’s annual celebration of life long the waterway and a farewell to another summer season. more »»

W.Va. law regarding tanks needs close look

September 1, 2014 Among the most pressing issues West Virginia legislators should be considering in advance of their regular session next winter is safeguarding water supplies against chemical spills. more »»

Don’t miss the Washington County Fair

August 30, 2014 Yes, everyone loves a parade, but that’s just the beginning of what the 2014 Washington County Fair has to offer. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Marietta, the largest parade of the year. more »»

Healthier food in schools benefits our students

August 28, 2014 While some students may miss having french fries that are actually fried and not baked, we think the changes being made to school meals and snacks locally and nationwide are to be commende. more »»

Americans get little solace on efforts vs. terrorists

August 27, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Ohio should fight wider waiver on food stamp eligibility

August 26, 2014 Ohio was in hot water with federal officials a few years ago, for failing to enforce so-called “work requirements” for people seeking food stamps. more »»

Public supports EVE’s efforts

August 25, 2014 Congratulations to everyone who organized and supported this year’s EVE Inc. Benefit Auction Friday night. By all accounts, it was a huge success. more »»

Date rape drug still a concern on campuses

August 23, 2014 If you are sending your son or daughter off to college this month, you may well take leave of them by urging, “Study hard — and be careful.” Unfortunately, there is much about which to worry. more »»

Forming an EMA panel the right decision

August 21, 2014 The new panel overseeing the Washington County Emergency Management Agency met this week and though there were differences in opinion on a few issues, the members seem to be on the right trac. more »»

Serious mission behind Internet craze

August 21, 2014 We’re concerned many of the people participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge may not understand the disease it’s meant to help. more »»

Another reminder spending needs reduced

August 20, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Keep safety in mind as new school year begins

August 19, 2014 If the children in your neighborhood haven’t already returned to school, they likely will do so sometime this week, so it’s important all of us pay attention to the special hazards and safety issues... more »»

Children deserve all the support they can get

August 18, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»



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