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Congress adept at wasting tax dollars

April 20, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Safeguards vital with pot rules for Ohioans

April 19, 2016 Knowledge of how many Ohioans became addicted to drugs ought to be firmly in the minds of state legislators writing a bill to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. more »»

Good news about a teen who brings smiles to people

April 18, 2016 Amid all the headlines about violence, hate and ill will came an article out of Beverly about a kind McDonald’s part-time employee named Clinton Wilcoxen, 17. more »»

Bikers get organized to fight heroin

April 16, 2016 Sometimes, motorcycle clubs can be misunderstood. It might be their gruff exterior, or the sheer number of their members. Sometimes it’s the names of their groups, like the Vipers and the Villains. more »»

Kasich’s ideas to cut college costs have merit

April 15, 2016 For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Go. more »»

Thank a volunteer for adding to the beauty of Trail

April 14, 2016 On any given day, you can see people walking, running and cycling along Marietta’s River Trail. But there are a few people you can also see planting. more »»

New policies needed for dealing with N. Korea

April 13, 2016 A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Friday. more »»

Ohio: Keep income tax relief coming

April 12, 2016 Every dollar Ohioans have to send to local, state or federal government in taxes is a dollar they cannot use to improve their lives or those of their children. more »»

Marietta, Kiwanis Club making a difference

April 11, 2016 Most of the world knows it is February when Ground Hog Day rolls around. But in Marietta we know February brings Kiwanis Pancake Days. more »»

Become an organ donor and make a difference

April 9, 2016 Consider that each day, 22 people die for lack of an available organ. In addition, more than 123,000 people are on a waiting list for an organ. But you can help. more »»

Tackling terrorism takes an all-inclusive plan of attack

April 8, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Way to go; Marietta put its best foot forward

April 7, 2016 Now that the security sweeps are over, the state’s legislators have returned to their districts and the crowds have dispersed, it’s time to give a big thank you to those who spent their time and... more »»

Look at more ways to improve rail safety

April 6, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

No room for politics in e-mail probe

April 5, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Beware of ‘spring’ weather in the Valley

April 4, 2016 Maybe you’re like most of us and assumed spring was really here. Technically, you’re right. It’s just spring weather that has taken a vacation from the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Stop child abuse, know the symptoms

April 2, 2016 Eight hundred sixty-three blue pinwheels, each representing a Washington County child neglected or abused. more »»

Ohio’s top schools job isn’t about maintaining status quo

April 1, 2016 What if you needed a new state superintendent of schools and no one had applied for the job? That might be a good thing. Ohio has had an opening since De. more »»

Recycling center at 40 is great, but we can do more

March 31, 2016 Keeping a volunteer-run recycling effort going for 40 years is no small feat, but that’s exactly what the Marietta Area Recycling Center has done. more »»

Name and shame tact doesn’t stop hackers

March 30, 2016 Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home. more »»

Taxpayers watching Ohio payroll, spending trends

March 29, 2016 Despite the often sincere efforts of legislators and governors to curb growth in government, state bureaucracies have a way of creeping up on taxpayers. So it appears to have been in Ohio. When Gov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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