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Be careful hunting for that big deer

November 24, 2014 Deer gun hunting season started today in West Virginia and begins next Monday in Ohio. It’s a tradition for experienced hunters who have their favorite fields to troll for that prized catch. more »»

Changing process of redistricting is worth considering

November 22, 2014 Accusations of gerrymandering will never be eliminated from the process of setting districts from which state and federal legislators are elected. more »»

Put down cigarettes and live healthier

November 21, 2014 Congratulations to those who participated in the Great American Smokeout Thursday. more »»

More area schools should take advantage of CPA program

November 20, 2014 Three Washington County schools helped middle school-aged students get a lesson in saving, spending and budgeting money this week, and we hope more of our area schools will take advantage of this... more »»

Ohio’s teacher pay scale hurts districts

November 19, 2014 Public schools in Ohio are required to pay teachers more for their years in the profession and for advanced college degrees. more »»

ODH short of money to deal with emergencies

November 18, 2014 Perhaps in part because of her excellent handling of the Ebola scare in Ohio, former state epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio has been promoted. Gov. more »»

Need a job done? Volunteers can do it

November 17, 2014 We hope you happened to see the photo in the weekend paper that featured the volunteers who worked on putting up holiday decorations in Beverly’s Dodge Park. more »»

New house numbers will help responders

November 15, 2014 Seconds count when it comes to responding to emergencies and sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a missing house number can cause dangerous delays. more »»

Ohio voters like what they see from Kasich

November 14, 2014 Election results a week ago clearly were a repudiation by many Americans of the destructive policies of President Barack Obama’s administration. more »»

For the kids’ sake, don’t remove staff minimums in Ohio schools

November 13, 2014 Many of us remember having art, music and physical education every day during our years in the public school system. But those days are long gone. more »»

Family Tree Clinic fills area’s gap in service

November 12, 2014 When the Southeastern Ohio Dental Clinic closed its doors in 2013, we were concerned about the large number of Medicaid patients who would likely find it hard to find the dental care they needed. more »»

U.S. can’t deal with China with blinders on

November 11, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Take the time to thank a veteran

November 10, 2014 It wasn’t that long ago that American servicemen and women were looked down upon when they returned home from active duty in Vietnam. more »»

Smoke detectors save lives

November 8, 2014 When you turned your clocks back last weekend, did you check your smoke alarm batteries, too? The US Fire Administration advises us to change the batteries in our smoke detectors when we turn the... more »»

Ohio creates a template for states in Ebola fight

November 7, 2014 How to defend the public against the threat of Ebola has been controversial in several states, with President Barack Obama second-guessing some governors who dared to pursue what they viewed as... more »»

CVB can live with bed tax reduction

November 6, 2014 Marietta City Council is considering reducing the share of the city’s hotel bed tax shared with the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau in order to put more money in city... more »»

Election is over, time to clean up

November 5, 2014 Both winners and losers in the election today should waste no time in pulling up stakes. No, not moving — though some losers may be tempted to do that. more »»

Great wall of differences separates China and the West

November 4, 2014 Moundsville, W.Va., native John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»

It’s never an off year when it comes to voting

November 3, 2014 Some people say that since this is a mid-term election the stakes aren’t as high as they will be in 2016’s presidential election year. We strongly disagree with that viewpoint. more »»

Choose Daniels on Election Day

November 1, 2014 In the race for the Ohio House of Representative’s 95th district seat, we’re asking voters to support Charlie Daniels. more »»



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