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Employers need to know an applicant’s background

November 5, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Deadline hangs over presidential candidates

November 4, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measur. more »»

Keep an eye on drug convicts freed early

November 3, 2015 Profiling — when law enforcement officers pay special attention to certain classes of people — has gotten an unmerited broad-stroke bad reputation among some American. more »»

Take the time to vote on Tuesday

November 2, 2015 Tuesday is Election Day. We urge you to get to the polls and cast your ballot. You have a voice, use it! About 1,100 Washington County voters took advantage of Ohio’s early voting option. more »»

Robo call rules should apply to the federal govt.

October 31, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Trump stumbles into helping Kasich

October 30, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich may have been done a favor by one of his rivals for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump. more »»

Flu shots an easy way to be protected

October 29, 2015 There’s no excuse. Flu shots are available seemingly everywhere in the Mid-Ohio Valley, from doctor’s offices to pharmacies, the city and county health departments and more. more »»

Ohio has the right idea on early prison releases

October 28, 2015 Simply telling thousands of convicts they will be released from prison before their sentences have been served, as the federal government apparently plans to do, is a recipe for more violence on the... more »»

Nov. 3 retain Downer; add Oxender, Paskawych

October 27, 2015 On Nov. 3, voters of Marietta will choose three at-large candidates to represent them on Marietta City Counci. more »»

W.Va. greyhound racers should stand on their own

October 26, 2015 Greyhound owners and breeders in West Virginia may be barking up the wrong tree as they beg lawmakers to continue providing life support to their industry. more »»

Support library levy on Nov. 3

October 24, 2015 Washington County’s libraries are an essential link for many of our residents to the world outside the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Thomas our choice for city’s 3rd Ward

October 23, 2015 In the race to represent Marietta’s Third Ward, we place our support behind incumbent Steve Thomas. Thomas has shown he cares for his constituents and cares for this community. more »»

Hambrick will bring new energy to city govt.

October 22, 2015 When we look at the two candidates running to be Marietta’s next mayor, we feel it’s Republican challenger John Hambrick who could offer a fresh perspective and better move the city forward in a... more »»

Sentence in sex assault case was too little

October 21, 2015 Imagine your 14-year-old daughter, sister, friend or neighbor being driven to a secluded location at night by a 19-year-old acquaintance. more »»

Classes for cops will only go so far

October 20, 2015 Better training for Ohio police officers may help reduce unnecessary violence between them and members of the public. more »»

New tastes await at Marietta’s restaurants

October 19, 2015 Have you been noticing the wave of restaurants opening in and around Marietta lately? The choices are diverse: detectable bakery goods, chicken wings, all storts of barbecue, pizza, Italian cuisine... more »»

Marietta schools levy deserves a ‘yes’ vote

October 17, 2015 Voters living within the Marietta City Schools district will cast a vote on the district’s request to renew a 5.87-mill, five-year levy come Nov. 3. more »»

Taliban’s brand of justice crushes ‘girl power’

October 16, 2015 Earlier this week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Garrison, Lehman can bring fresh ideas to board

October 15, 2015 Three candidates are running for two seats on the Marietta City Schools Board of Education and we think newcomers and write-in candidates Russ Garrison and John Lehman are the right people for the... more »»

Not all drug crimes are created equal

October 14, 2015 Labeling criminals as threats to society merely because they have been convicted of low-level drug offenses is absurd, claim advocates of the approach. more »»



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