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Drive carefully in snowy conditions

December 10, 2013 This weekend’s blast of winter weather, and winter driving, caught many motorists off guard. Swift snowfalls Friday and then again Sunday afternoon led to several accidents in the area. more »»

Consider serving as big brother, big sister

December 9, 2013 The Big Brother, Big Sister concept of helping children in a community has been around for many years. The local chapter has been operating quietly, but now organizers are looking to expand here. more »»

Drinking and driving isn’t worth the risk

December 6, 2013 The holiday season has begun and it is a good time to think about drinking and driving. In the weeks ahead, there will be parties and gatherings to attend. more »»

High cost of electric costs many

December 6, 2013 Supporters of a bill to change how electric utilities are governed in Ohio had hoped to enact the proposal quickly. A state Senate committee vote on it had been scheduled for Wednesday. more »»

Special AIDS quilt should remind us of dangers that still exist

December 5, 2013 The AIDS Memorial Quilt is on the campus of Marietta College this week, along with opportunities for free HIV tests and other events designed to increase awareness about HIV and AIDS. more »»

Send Help takes aim at hunger

December 4, 2013 Throughout the year, but especially during cold-weather months, local families need help putting food on the tabl. more »»

ODNR’s decision on fracking info fails to serve the public

December 3, 2013 Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials were wrong to withhold records on oil and natural gas fracking waste, a state appeals court judge ruled last week. Of course they were. more »»

Spirit of giving isn’t limited to holidays

December 2, 2013 We hope that the spirit of the season — caring for everyone in our community —continues well after the calendar flips over into 2014. Sure, it’s a lot of work to help our friends and neighbors. more »»

Don’t be a target; shop safely

November 30, 2013 No matter what standard you use, let’s agree that the holiday shopping season is officially under way, and that means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings... more »»

No excuses for dishonesty in taxation department

November 29, 2013 Anyone involved in the Ohio Department of Taxation’s scheme of keeping millions of dollars that ought to have been returned to taxpayers should be fire. more »»

The wrong people are hurt by hike in flood insurance

November 27, 2013 Area residents living in modest riverfront homes should not have to pay for the government’s miscalculation regarding people who like ocean views. more »»

Texting penalty must fit the crime

November 27, 2013 Marietta City Council may delay a citywide ban on texting and talking on hand held cell phones while driving, as its members further discuss the appropriate penalties that would be associated with... more »»

Shopping before Black Friday is a personal choice

November 26, 2013 Here’s a thought: Don’t blame the merchants who simply are in business to make a dollar for turning Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday Minus On. more »»

Be alert and safe driving for the holiday

November 25, 2013 Lots of people have holiday trips planned this Thanksgiving weekend. We hope your travels are safe from start to finish. First and foremost, don’t text and drive or talk on your cell phone and driv. more »»

Can’t quit? Consider the alternatives

November 23, 2013 We’re going to throw some numbers out, so wrap your mind around these, if you can - an estimated 58.5 million of U.S. adults were smokers in 2012, and of those, 41.6 million smoked every day. more »»

Nov. 22 marks an American tragedy

November 22, 2013 Fifty years ago today, charismatic young President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The horror of a U.S. more »»

Active shooter drills vital for all schools

November 21, 2013 Only an hour after Warren Elementary School staff went through an active shooter drill with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Parkersburg High School went on lockdown after a student... more »»

Ohioans hurt by health care glitch deserve fast relief

November 20, 2013 No one can say with certainty what President Barack Obama’s apparent reversal concerning canceled health insurance policies means. In all likelihood, Obama and his aides don’t really know themselve. more »»

U.S. must eliminate logjam of vets’ claims

November 19, 2013 When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively. more »»

Get involved as a Marietta recycling center helper

November 18, 2013 We want to encourage anyone with an interest in helping the environment to consider volunteering for work at the Marietta Recycling Center on Gilman Avenue. The work isn’t glamorous. more »»



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