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Police doing their jobs are victims of Paris’ terrorists

January 20, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Remember the work of Dr. King today and every day

January 19, 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s place in history is set in stone. His voice set the tone for the civil rights movement, starting in the South and spreading across the United States. more »»

Questions in Ohio rape case unanswered

January 17, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton, W.Va., girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

Churches do a service with blood drives, but it’s up to you to give

January 16, 2015 As the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month in January we want to lend our praise to a handful of churches looking to help meet the need of blood donations. more »»

Pelvic exam, Pap test are critical for women

January 15, 2015 Nearly everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. Much less known is the month set aside to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which happens each January. more »»

Democrats can put the brakes on White House

January 14, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

Ohio must address students who don’t get diplomas

January 13, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

’70 Harmar House fire a defining moment for Marietta

January 12, 2015 Old-timers around town can tell you all about the Harmar House fire that killed more than 20 nursing home residents in Marietta. The stories are chilling. more »»

Don’t be too quick to release inmates early

January 10, 2015 Ohio state prisons housed 50,641 inmates at the end of 2014 — 31 percent more than they were designed to accommodat. more »»

This chill is just the first blast; avoid the dangers

January 9, 2015 It’s more than just cold outside, it’s dangerously cold. We hope warnings about those dangers are taken seriously. more »»

Use caution when using heat sources to avoid fire

January 8, 2015 A house fire in Marietta Township Wednesday was devastating for the family, and serves as an important reminder for the rest of us to use extreme caution during the home heating season. more »»

Measure to prevent overdoses needed

January 7, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Federal employees key to controlling spending

January 6, 2015 ?Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Congress needs to set rules for coal ash

January 5, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials have backed away from a plan to regulate coal ash as a hazardous material. more »»

Missiles must still be a U.S. priority

January 3, 2015 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Individuals can do their part to minimize flu’s spread

January 2, 2015 Flu season has officially hit the Mid-Ohio Valley and we want to remind everyone to do their part to help lessen the impact of the virus. more »»

Meaningful budget cuts require cut in federal employees

December 31, 2014 ?Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Keep that Christmas spirit of giving

December 31, 2014 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. As the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Stop reps who OK wasteful defense spending

December 30, 2014 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

A dream season for OSU, fans

December 29, 2014 Just because Ohio State’s football team is 12-1 and champions of the Big Ten, Mid-Ohio Valley fans can say this season is already a succes. more »»



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