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Newsman leaves a void for those who knew him

December 19, 2013 Local media lost a member of its own Tuesday with the sudden death of Jim Smith, executive editor of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. more »»

Covering up facts about guns in Ohio schools can’t continue

December 18, 2013 Reports of students disciplined for taking guns to school are seen in the news infrequently. It does not happen often — but it may be a bigger problem in Ohio than most people think. more »»

Do your homework before adopting a family pet

December 17, 2013 With the gift-giving season upon us we urge potential pet owners to have patience and think things through before bringing home a cute and cuddly companion. more »»

Pioneers score another baseball victory

December 16, 2013 Snow’s on the ground and the mercury is hovering around freezing, but there’s great baseball-related news for Marietta College and the Marietta community. more »»

Stay in the game over the winter

December 14, 2013 The weather may have turned snowy and blustery of late, but that doesn’t mean your family’s fun and games need to go into hibernation. more »»

Pentagon can’t control its spending; get it fixed!

December 13, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Take care of those who take care of you

December 12, 2013 There’s a lot of hustle and bustle in the holiday season, with gifts to be wrapped, meals to be made and parties to atten. more »»

Crime and punishment for everyone

December 11, 2013 In the private sector, a night watchman caught failing to make his rounds and falsifying documents to make it appear he had probably would be fired. more »»

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 »»



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