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File loss just too convenient for IRS

June 20, 2014 Members of Congress investigating Internal Revenue Service harassment of conservative organizations got quite a shock a few days ago. more »»

Vaccine the best way to block spread of measles

June 19, 2014 Ohio has experienced a surge in measles cases in recent months, and even though there have not been reported cases locally, area residents need to be aware. more »»

Goodwill celebrates 100 years of helping

June 18, 2014 Goodwill is so much more than a thrift store. But that’s how it all started in 1902 in Boston. The Rev. Edgar J. more »»

America’s border isn’t secure; just ask the kids

June 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

BACF games raise money to help friends, neighbors

June 16, 2014 A Mid-Ohio Valley tradition continued Friday night with the 21st annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis all-star football gam. more »»

Neighboring state needs better tabs on tanks

June 14, 2014 West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection has a big problem, when it comes to implementing new rules that require above-ground storage tanks to be registered by Oct. 1. more »»

2-1-1 service a valuable asset for this area

June 13, 2014 Much the way we all know to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency, there’s now a new number to remember when seeking other help and services in Washington County - 2-1-1. more »»

Audit shows officials know public records law

June 12, 2014 A decade ago during a statewide public records audit, Washington County officials were found to be only 17 percent compliant in supplying requested records. more »»

Expansion of MMR vaccine a good move

June 11, 2014 With the measles and mumps outbreaks expanding yet again, we support a move by Ohio Gov. more »»

Jobs numbers obscure reality

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

Hard work pays off for 3 area athletes

June 9, 2014 Congratulations to this area’s track and field standouts who earned all-state accolades over the weekend by finishing in the top eight of their event. Just think about that accomplishment. more »»

Holocaust memorial important reminder

June 7, 2014 Her mother tried in vain to cover her eyes so she could not see what was happening, Sofiya Karpovich remembers. But she saw. She cannot forge. more »»

Be aware of signs of elderly abuse

June 6, 2014 We applaud efforts to raise awareness about abuse of the elderly and encourage everyone to learn the signs and know what to do about it. more »»

There’s more to Marietta than recent article shows

June 5, 2014 A recent article in a New York publication that paints Marietta in a negative light is being shared through social media and sparking outrage among some in the community. more »»

Ohio needs to do more to protect kids on ATVs

June 4, 2014 Five Ohio children died in ATV crashes last year. more »»

Immunize children against all possibilities

June 3, 2014 With measles hitting a 20-year-high nationally, in large part due to an outbreak right here in Ohio, parents are reminded to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date. more »»

Marietta’s garden tradition will continue

June 2, 2014 The Charlie Schob Discovery Garden has been greeting visitors to Marietta with colorful flowers since 1992. Uniquely, shrubs at the garden spell out the city’s name. more »»

Swim lessons a must in a river town

May 31, 2014 Temperatures in the 80s can mean only one thing — swimming weather. But safety has to be the top concern whether you are swimming in a pool or an area river or lake. more »»

AG needs to avoid what looks bad to voters

May 30, 2014 Lawyers seem to be substantially more involved than people in many other fields when it comes to supporting candidates for political office. more »»

Ortt’s impact seen all over Marietta

May 29, 2014 Marilyn Ortt was a force. Whether or not her issues were your issues, everyone who knew her could agree that she had never-ending passion for her causes. more »»



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