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Natural gas usage positive impact on power industry

August 22, 2015 Without much fanfare, America’s carbon dioxide emissions have dropped 10 percent over the last decade. more »»

Beverly College building was a church

August 15, 2015 Catholics in McConnelsville were served by Father Nicholas D. Young, a Dominican missionary, as early as 1822. St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Hackney was reportedly under construction by 1836. more »»

The Philippines challenge China in the South China Sea

August 15, 2015 The Philippines is taking China to court. more »»

Sweet corn fest numbers: 5,555 ears sold

August 1, 2015 The 8th annual Marietta Sweet Corn Festival set the record for public attendance and corn sales! With much cooperation from the community and two nice days of weather, we were able to provide this... more »»

Beverly College sold in 1912

August 1, 2015 While attending Beverly College about 1880, John Turner Starlin (1858-1934) was staying in a boarding house nearby. more »»

Recovering addicts in need of home

July 25, 2015 The Behavioral Health Board is planning to establish a residential treatment facility to serve primarily Marietta and Washington County residents whose daily functioning has become significantly... more »»

Japan’s military goes abroad

July 25, 2015 For the first time in 70 years, Japan, a pacifist nation, will send its soldiers to fight overseas. more »»

Last years of Beverly College

July 18, 2015 Information about Beverly College after 1890 is very limited. Biographies of a few people mention that they attended Beverly College (or Academy). more »»

Don’t change zoning for center

July 4, 2015 My husband and I have been big advocates of recycling for years. He sponsored an environmental club at Marietta High School that recycled their paper, cardboard, and can. more »»

Shale revolution in second phase

July 4, 2015 Despite years of incredible growth in U.S. oil and natural gas production, we remain in the very early innings of the shale revolutio. more »»

Colegate Drive isn’t right for recycling center

July 4, 2015 I recently received notice as an adjoining property owner that a meeting would be held “to discuss the re-zoning of the area on Colegate Drive, near where the Washington County Garage is currently... more »»

Religion: Beverly churches in 1870

July 4, 2015 The George Washington Preston Diary provides an interesting glimpse into what religious life was like in Beverly during the period from January to June 1870 when he attended Beverly College. more »»

Hong Kong: A city divided

July 4, 2015 In one of the most unexpected turnarounds in Hong Kong’s contemporary political history, a much-anticipated “Yes” vote to “reform” Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR)’s election process fo... more »»

Substance abuse, addiction increasing

June 27, 2015 Abuse and addiction of alcohol and other drugs is a serious and growing concern in Washington Count. more »»

Diary of a Beverly College student

June 20, 2015 George Washington Preston kept a diary during his last two terms while attending Beverly College in 1870. more »»

Severance tax hike risks Ohio jobs, prosperity

June 13, 2015 President Reagan once said, “[w]hen you put a big tax on something, the people will produce less of it. more »»

U.S.-China confrontation over the ‘Great Wall of Sand’

June 13, 2015 China and the United States are in deep disagreements over recent Chinese activities in the South China Sea. China is claiming “undisputed” sovereignty over approximately 90 percent of the 3. more »»

Ohio has key role in energy

June 11, 2015 I recently joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a trip to Portugal, Belgium, and the Ukraine to discuss our mutual energy interests and Russia’s... more »»

Beverly College transition year

June 6, 2015 The Cumberland Presbyterian reported on January 14, 1870, “We learn with pleasure, the success being obtained by Beverly College, under the labors of Profs. Howard and Co. more »»

How trade is like baseball

June 6, 2015 Folks in Washington like to make big promises when it comes to our trade deals. But for too long, Ohioans have seen nothing but bad results. more »»



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