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A better neighborhood takes hard work from everyone

June 1, 2015 It’s always good news when people invest in neighborhoods that have seen better days. In our weekend edition we reported on Williamstown’s riverfront neighborhood that’s undergoing a transformation. more »»

Attorney gen. should avoid perception of ‘pay to play’

May 30, 2015 Lawyers seem to be substantially more in-volved than people in many other fields when it comes to supporting candidates for political offic. more »»

IRS must do better to protect citizens

May 29, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

Revamped Flanders Field now a showplace

May 28, 2015 Flanders Field on Marietta’s west side has had its share of issues over the years. more »»

Renewables industry has lots to prove to Ohioans

May 27, 2015 A wind- and solar-energy advocacy group released a report last week claiming Ohio’s freeze of renewable energy and energy efficiency standards is damaging the industry. more »»

Congress must address highway funding

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Make the most of summer break

May 25, 2015 Another school year is in the books. Students, teachers, administrators, parents and staff have a few precious weeks away from the daily grind. more »»

Parents must be parents at graduation

May 23, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Democrats running for Senate seat should debate

May 22, 2015 Ohio Democrat Party leaders have virtually decreed — long before voters have an opportunity to weigh in through a primary election — that former Gov. Ted Strickland will be their nominee for the U.. more »»

Echos from the past with Ramadi takeover

May 21, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Strickland has a tough sell ahead with Ohioans

May 20, 2015 Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pushed all the familiar buttons during a visit to East Ohio last weekend. more »»

New Ohio standards for police

May 19, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Fashion show a spirited event

May 18, 2015 Thursday night’s fashion show featuring cancer patients was truly a celebration of life. more »»

Ohio auditor wants your help policing officials

May 16, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Reach out to get help for mental health issues

May 15, 2015 One in four people suffer from a form of mental illness, yet far too many don’t receive the care they need. more »»

Celebrate, remember those who defend U.S.

May 14, 2015 On May 14, 1945 both Life and Time magazines released some of their most iconic issues, featuring images celebrating Germany’s surrender in World War II. more »»

Crackdown needed to stop bad seeds in federal offices

May 13, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Alternative energy mandates costing consumers

May 12, 2015 Like many legislatures, Ohio’s succumbed to nanny-statism a few years ago by enacting requirements for use of “alternative energy. more »»

Enjoy and remember Memorial Day’s reason

May 11, 2015 Apparently, lots of Americans are planning on a road trip over the Memorial Day holiday. That’s great. more »»

Texas event controversial

May 11, 2015 How dare Pamela Geller get targeted by terrorists bent on committing mass murder. more »»



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