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CSX fails to spread the word about 2-day detour

November 7, 2013 The CSX railroad crossing in Oak Grove was closed Wednesday and today in order for repairs to be made but everyone affected was far from informed. more »»

Ohio’s high court should expedite Medicaid lawsuit

November 6, 2013 It is easy to understand why the state’s attorneys are in no hurry for the Ohio Supreme Court to decide a case involving expansion of the Medicaid program — and why those who brought the lawsuit wan... more »»

You hold the power: Be sure to vote today

November 5, 2013 While the general election of 2013 doesn’t have the heat and light and attention and big spending of a presidential or congressional race, it is still an important electio. more »»

Zonta continues tradition of helping

November 4, 2013 Good clothes at a good price are a given at the Zonta Club’s semi-annual Unique Boutique, which finished up Saturday in the Frontier Shopping Center beside Tractor Supply. more »»

Theme of Halloween haunt isn’t harmless

November 2, 2013 “Entertainment” these days often is in bad taste, and that is putting it mildly. Computer gamers see nothing wrong with “game” scenarios that include slaughtering innocent peopl. more »»

Give bill to put allergy medicine in schools a swift OK

November 1, 2013 For very good reasons, public schools have strict policies on administering medications to students. more »»

Keep the city school board intact

October 31, 2013 In the last four years, the Marietta City Schools Board of Education has made great strides when it comes to longterm planning for the district, technology and security improvements and academic... more »»

Harper has the edge for treasurer

October 30, 2013 In the race to be Marietta’s next treasurer, both candidates bring political connections and a passion for this city to the table. The current city auditor, Valerie Holley, will retire. more »»

Ohio’s schools working to prevent misdeeds

October 29, 2013 The overwhelming majority of public school teachers in Ohio are good men and women who are dedicated to educating children. But as with any profession, there are a few bad apples. more »»

City Council at-large: Grimm, Mullen, Noland

October 28, 2013 Marietta City Council at-large incumbents Michael Mullen and Harley Noland have put their experience to work for the citizens of Marietta while in office. more »»

Wilson best choice for 2nd Ward

October 26, 2013 In the race to represent Marietta’s 2nd Ward, voters have two strong choices. One brings 12 years of serving on City Council and has been involved in many significant city projects. more »»

Red Ribbon Week’s message is worth spreading

October 25, 2013 Red Ribbon Week celebrates the choice for teens to lead a drug-free life. We encourage all local teens to get on the drug-free bandwagon. As adults know, life is full of choices. more »»

St. Clair building makeover good for downtown

October 24, 2013 Until recently, the St. Clair building on Putnam Street in the heart of Marietta’s downtown was a bit of an eyesore and safety hazard, disappointing given its centuries-old history. more »»

DeWine right to fight law that hurts veterans, charities

October 23, 2013 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was right to delay enforcing a law that will be detrimental to some military veterans and charities they support. more »»

Deer pose real threat to drivers

October 22, 2013 Southeast Ohio is known for good deer hunting. That’s bad news for drivers. Deer crashes peak in October, November and December, so the time has arrived to be extra cautious. more »»

Records should be public in W.Va. case

October 21, 2013 Law enforcement officers sometimes find themselves accused of misconduct by criminals trying to divert some of the heat away from themselves. more »»

Congress must truly tackle debt and budget

October 19, 2013 The default disaster has been delayed. Now, Congress and the White House can focus on immigration reform, a farm bill - oh, yeah, and a budget. more »»

Healthcare deadline stands even if government isn't ready

October 17, 2013 Admissions from President Barack Obama’s administration that it isn’t really ready to roll out the new national health insurance program have become regular occurrences. By Jan. more »»

Protect yourself and others with a flu shot

October 16, 2013 Vaccinations to protect people against influenza strains expected to be prevalent this season are available throughout our area. more »»

Don’t blame the system for failure of Internet cafe petition

October 15, 2013 Despite a well-funded campaign, with much of the money coming from out of state, backers of a referendum to allow ‘’Internet cafe’’ gambling in Ohio lost their battle last week. more »»



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