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Recognizing Ohio has a heroin problem a big first step

January 17, 2014 Heroin overdoses claim about 11 lives each week in Ohio, it has been estimated. more »»

Value of donated formals goes beyond the dollars

January 16, 2014 Starting on Monday, dozens of donated formal dresses will be on sale at the Goodwill store in Marietta, something we hope ensures that students who couldn’t afford a high-end gown for prom still hav... more »»

Baseball’s integrity goes beyond policing A-Rod case

January 15, 2014 Major League Baseball has taken its lumps for doling out a season-plus-49-game suspension against star Alex Rodriguez in the latest doping scandal. more »»

Consider hearings on water supplies, drilling

January 14, 2014 Despite the enormous amount of natural gas well drilling in Ohio during the past few years, the state has recorded just 6 confirmed cases of contamination of water supplie. more »»

Nally set a strong example for next OEPA director

January 13, 2014 Radical environmentalists probably will take advantage of an opening for a new Ohio government watchdog over air, water and ground quality to demand a change in state policy. more »»

Mental health issues aren’t always very obvious

January 11, 2014 Prosecuting attorneys in Connecticut have concluded that 20-year-old Adam Lanza "displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies" before he massacred 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook... more »»

Breaking tobacco habit is tough, but worth it

January 10, 2014 Many resolve to stop smoking at the start of the new year. We wish you luck and want you to know help is out there. more »»

Ohio tax break could provide spark for economy

January 9, 2014 In most of the country, new applications for unemployment benefits were down during the week of Christmas, the federal government reporte. more »»

3rd-grade test stance the litmus test for Ohio BOE

January 8, 2014 As of Tuesday, there were four vacancies on the 19-member Ohio Board of Education. In filling them, Gov. more »»

Ohio health officials must weigh impact of new rules

January 7, 2014 Building that dream home in the country may get substantially more expensive for Ohioans this yea. more »»

Offer your assistance during the deep freeze

January 5, 2014 Getting ready for this week’s frigid weather can be quite a task: Stock up on food; be sure your car has a full tank of gas; double-check your heating fuel supply, and on and on. more »»

New Year and new reasons to give

January 4, 2014 Christmas is over, and that means many area residents have put away their altruistic impulses along with the holiday decoration. more »»

New safety precautions good news for Ohio

January 3, 2014 Officials in Ohio are doing their best to get ahead of the game, and are making fantastic strides in public safety and emergency management. more »»

Parts of bowl season a bit disappointing

January 2, 2014 Forgive us, if you will, for having a tough time getting excited about this year’s college football bowl game. more »»

Wasteful spending in 2013

January 1, 2014 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

New Year’s resolution: Don’t drink and drive

December 31, 2013 New Year’s parties are about to get under way, and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. more »»

Good to see Marietta police hiring

December 30, 2013 Good news for the citizens of Marietta. The city’s police department is fully staffed. A total of five new members of the police force have been added this year. more »»

Ohio makes strides in preparing for an emergency

December 28, 2013 Officials in Ohio are doing their best to get ahead of the game, and are making fantastic strides in public safety and emergency management. more »»

Ohio faces tough call enforcing literacy standards

December 27, 2013 An Ohio initiative to improve literacy for elementary school students has hit its first milestone, as fall reading test results were released this month. more »»

Taxpayers allow IRS to get away with double standards

December 26, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»



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