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Adopting wild animals just isn’t a good idea

August 27, 2013 “Adopting” wild animals almost never is a good idea. Most people get that. But sometimes they break the rule because they believe it is a matter of life and death to an animal. more »»

Buell Island: Lowell’s success story

August 26, 2013 To the residents of the village of Lowell Buell Island isn’t just where families go to the community pool, parents watch their children play ball, adults get in some exercise on the walking track o... more »»

‘Wheels’ program important for seniors

August 24, 2013 This week, Washington County Commissioners voted to continue a pilot program that provides transportation to senior citizens who need a lift to a doctor’s appointment, the bank, even the grocery... more »»

U.S. needs to do more for victims of violence in Nigeria

August 23, 2013 Americans sometimes wonder why Muslim clerics are not more energetic in their criticism of terrorists who claim to be Islamic fundamentalists. more »»

Ohio has to care more for its pets

August 22, 2013 In a ranking of states done annually by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Ohio falls near the bottom in terms of its laws on animal cruelty and abuse. more »»

NRC breaks the law on dumping nuclear waste

August 21, 2013 Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materials. more »»

Ruling may be first step in curbing abuses of benefits

August 20, 2013 Unemployment compensation benefits are supposed to be reserved for people who lose their jobs due to no fault of their own. more »»

EVE auction important fundraiser for vital organization

August 19, 2013 We encourage you to take a walk past the Peoples Bank display windows in downtown Marietta to check out some of the hundreds of items up for sale at Friday night’s EVE Inc. more »»

Bill would protect the flow of information

August 17, 2013 Our nation’s Founders disagreed on much. But on one thing - the necessity of a vigorous, unfettered press to defend Americans’ rights - they were solidly in agreement. more »»

Time for Ohio to OK online voter registration

August 16, 2013 Ohio legislators and election officials were leery for several years of suggestions they allow people to register to vote online. more »»

Area has a lot to gain from day of daredevils

August 15, 2013 Tightrope walker Rick Wallenda traveled to Marietta this week, scoping out the site of a planned walk across the Ohio River from Williamstown to the levee in Marietta. more »»

Lowe’s workers help out in two ways

August 14, 2013 Lowe’s employees who volunteered their time and skills to build a dozen raised garden beds in Harmar have set the bar for others to follow. more »»

Safety is a test given daily with school in session

August 13, 2013 Hard to believe, but it’s almost time for school agai. more »»

Baseball made the right call on PEDs

August 12, 2013 So much of Major League Baseball's recent past has been tied into steroid use that we cannot do anything but applaud the action to drop the hammer on superstar Alex Rodriguez and a dozen other... more »»

The greatest job you’ll ever do — for free

August 10, 2013 It’s not just hard work, it’s back-breaking. The conditions are hell, quite literally, hot, dirty and dangerous. Some circumstances can be life-threatening. more »»

We can’t dismiss red flags before Fort Hood tragedy

August 9, 2013 Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on trial in a military court at Fort Hood, Texas, this week, with his life on the line. more »»

Cautious attitude the best policy regarding e-cigarettes

August 8, 2013 Across the Mid-Ohio Valley, restaurant and bar policies on electronic cigarettes vary widely. more »»

Lawmakers need to act to clean up mess over testing

August 7, 2013 More than a few young adults have complained their high school civics classes did not give them a realistic idea of how government works. more »»

Private drug rehab clinic will expand local options

August 6, 2013 This week, a new, private drug/rehabilitation clinic opens on Colegate Drive. more »»

Time to practice and get ready for the games

August 5, 2013 Practices are just beginning for our area’s high school athletes. more »»



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