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Ignoring the casino hype a wise move

March 3, 2015 Officials in Ohio school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the stat. more »»

A bargain may not be much of deal if you’re not satisfied

March 2, 2015 Before you know it we’ll be turning our attention to those springtime fix up projects. It is March, after all. more »»

Questions? Get answers about wells

February 28, 2015 A 15-day public comment period won’t be extended for a proposal to convert four oil wells near the Washington County Career Center into injection wells, but that doesn’t mean concerned citizens can’... more »»

Bill to improve mail service deserves support

February 27, 2015 Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S.?Postal Service during the past few years, U.S. Rep. more »»

Keep piles of snow away from River Trail

February 26, 2015 On Wednesday morning walkers and joggers were using the River Trail in Marietta, enjoying the 25-degree weather after a much colder sna. more »»

Modernize Ohio voter registration process

February 25, 2015 One reason some Ohioans do not register to vote is that the state’s process is straight out of the 19th century. more »»

Ohio must say no to legal pot

February 24, 2015 Some Colorado residents are having second thoughts about their state’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use. more »»

City needs to clarify future of park lease

February 23, 2015 Marietta City Council is revisiting the issue of not renewing the lease of longtime Jackson Park attendant. more »»

Rail crash raises safety questions

February 21, 2015 Railroad tracks run through many West Virginia and Ohio communities, often in close proximity to homes. more »»

CPR is critical to heart health

February 20, 2015 We are hearing a lot this month about heart health and the things we can do to take care of our hearts. But there’s another skill all of us need that can help us take care of others - CP. more »»

Board member needs to explain his absence

February 19, 2015 An early morning, three-hour Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education meeting Wednesday was for naught, as a board member who would have cast the deciding vote on closing Beallsville High School did... more »»

President comes up short on truth meter

February 18, 2015 It should surprise no one that the “if you like your insurance, you can keep it” president lied about same-sex marriage so the issue would not derail his bid for the White House in 2008. more »»

Statewide, Ohio police must be diligent

February 16, 2015 No crime of violence ought to be “filed and forgotten” if police are unable to solve it quickly. more »»

Hard work keeps our utilities up and running

February 16, 2015 You don’t know what you have until it’s gone certainly applies to our basic utilities. more »»

Heart health for women must be a priority

February 14, 2015 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide, killing 8.5 million women each year. more »»

Proposed changes for in-home care demand careful study

February 13, 2015 About 16,000 Ohioans who have to rely on other people to help them in daily tasks ranging from getting out of bed to cooking meals will have to make different arrangements if legislators approve a... more »»

Anti-smoking campaign can educate Ohio mothers-to-be

February 12, 2015 A program to encourage pregnant smokers to quit is gaining traction in Summit County, and should be considered — with some modification — by other countie. more »»

Plan to help addicts will benefit them and all of Ohio

February 11, 2015 Doing more to ensure that Ohio convicts who want help kicking drug addictions get it is not a particularly profound idea. It is just common sense. more »»

Continue offensive vs. human trafficking

February 10, 2015 Ohio officials are to be commended by preventing an enormous amount of suffering by cracking down on human trafficking. more »»

Be careful driving in wintry conditions

February 8, 2015 Face it, folks. It’s winter and road pavements get icy. Sometimes conditions change in a matter of a few minutes. Roads can be icy at the top of a hill but wet or slushy at the bottom. more »»



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