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We had the talk, now need action on area’s opiate abuse

August 15, 2014 This week’s community meeting to discuss the rising problem of opiate abuse in the area was a necessary first step in addressing the proble. more »»

Time to end stigma of mental illness

August 14, 2014 The silver lining to the sad news of actor Robin Williams’ death may be that it will draw some much needed attention to the subject of depression, as well as mental illness in general. more »»

TSA needs to take threats seriously

August 13, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A week ago, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

The IRS has some explaining to do

August 12, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Oversight of prison food deal is essential

August 11, 2014 The most unappetizing story of the year so far has to be the discovery of fly larvae in food at four Ohio prisons. more »»

Specifics needed regarding OSU band behavior

August 9, 2014 After an internal investigation concluded Ohio State University’s renowned marching band was permeated by a “highly sexualized” culture, its director, Jonathan Waters, was dismisse. more »»

Students show their best at state fair

August 8, 2014 Seven Washington County students earned prizes at the Ohio State Fair this year, showcasing their skills in art, public speaking, raising rabbits and more. more »»

Ohio’s action sets a standard

August 7, 2014 Ohio officials have done something unusual — perhaps even precedent-setting — about wrongdoing by public officials. They are holding a man accountable for criminal misdeeds. more »»

Ohio has a stronger sense of urgency

August 6, 2014 Going back to school in Ohio will require adjustments for students, parents and educators. Graduation examinations are out. End-of-course tests are in. more »»

Funding needed to fight Ebola, like diseases

August 5, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tal. more »»

Law on inspections must be reviewed

August 4, 2014 A major malfunction on a ride at the Cedar?Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, will not be investigated by state inspectors. more »»

No texting, cell phone signs need clarified

August 2, 2014 The new signs around Marietta notifying drivers of the city law banning cell phone use while driving are hard to miss. more »»

Voice your opinion to EPA about war on coal

August 1, 2014 During their “listening tour” of the country several months ago, Environmental Protection Agency officials claimed they wanted a cross-section of Americans’ opinions about proposed new rules that... more »»

Many ways to give to area VFD’s year-round

July 31, 2014 As summer enters its last full month, ice cream social season is winding down, but that doesn’t mean support for the area’s local volunteer fire departments should. more »»

Clearly, Kasich has delivered

July 30, 2014 Politicians do not really create jobs, regardless of what they would have you think. The most they can do is establish a tax, regulatory and incentive environment that encourages job creation. more »»

Legislators who ignore the facts and guarantees

July 29, 2014 Many Ohioans agree Obamacare is an expensive social-engineering fiasco. more »»

Strict exotic animals list a good place to begin

July 28, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductiv. more »»

Financial education needed in schools

July 26, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Ohio right to back clean coal research

July 25, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

Levee activities missed

July 24, 2014 Those who have visited the Ohio River levee in Marietta in recent weeks have found no Music on the Levee series as well as a vacant trailer where the Kreamy Kreations ice cream stand is usually... more »»



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