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Changes in use of force are needed

August 4, 2015 When most Americans think about tragedies involving use of deadly force by police officers, the word “Ferguson” probably comes to mind. more »»

2016 isn’t far away so voters need to get busy

August 3, 2015 Ready or not, here they come. We’re talking about the Republican Party’s bakers dozen, and then some, of presidential candidates. more »»

How many children are at risk?

August 1, 2015 After 5-month-old Erin Warfel died in March 2013, the authorities in Medina, Ohio, decided her cause of death was “undecided.” Everyone involved moved on with their lives. more »»

Mothers vital to lowering infant mortality rates in Ohio

July 31, 2015 Ohio continues to suffer from a higher infant mortality rate than most of the rest of the country. According to the Ohio Department of Health, in 2013 there were 7. more »»

Time running out for world’s endangered animals

July 30, 2015 An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democrat presidents and members of Congress in the United States. more »»

UMW members must be informed

July 29, 2015 At the top of the agenda for the United Mine Workers of America’s 125th anniversary convention this week ought to be a vow not to get fooled agai. more »»

Nuclear game changer: U.S. lacks muscle around world

July 28, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

Consider running for public office

July 27, 2015 Consider this to be your invitation to run for public office in your community. There are spaces available. more »»

Ohio must demand honesty in state school officials

July 25, 2015 Ohioans, including the tens of thousands of dedicated, honest, effective teachers, may be wondering if there is a limit to the rottenness in public education officialdom. more »»

Pentagon can’t let military be sitting ducks

July 24, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet this week, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

Trump should apologize to POWs

July 22, 2015 Many of us have said things we wish we had not. Having the humility, courage and intelligence to admit we were wrong and, if appropriate, to apologize, is one good measure of character. more »»

Popular causes bring out community support

July 21, 2015 Count on people in and around Marietta to pitch in and support a fundraiser, especially when there’s food involved. more »»

Selling drugs to support your family? Talk about bad choices

July 20, 2015 Illegal drugs can twist your mind. That’s pretty much a given in the eyes of many people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Eat ice cream, support armory

July 18, 2015 Get to the Washington County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon for some good music, good company and cool treats, all while supporting a local cause. Sunday is the annual Broughton’s Ice Cream Socia. more »»

Colorectal cancer risk factors can be decreased

July 17, 2015 Washington and surrounding counties have long been a cancer “hot spot” when it comes to colorectal cancer, one of several in the country. more »»

Put politics aside on debate over Iran treaty

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

A good reason to deny parole

July 15, 2015 John Fulkerson Jr. may be a much diferent man than he was a third of a century ago. He may not be a threat to anyone now. But taking his word for that is not a risk Ohio authorities should take. more »»

Speak up about educational decisions

July 13, 2015 West Virginians concerned about the future of education in our state have an opportunity - and an obligation, really - to do something about it, as the Department of Education and West Virginia... more »»

Hard work, dedication revitalize Flanders Field

July 11, 2015 Flanders Field in the heart of Marietta’s Historic Harmar neighborhood has been around since 1921 and it’s looking good in 2015, thanks to a core of dedicated community volunteers. more »»

For a good time, call on Marietta this weekend

July 10, 2015 Looking for a good time? This weekend you don’t have to go far to have some fun. Tonight, downtown Marietta and Harmar District shops will be abuzz for another monthly Merchants & Artist tou. more »»



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