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Kasich tax increases would cook Noble County’s ‘golden goose’

May 9, 2015 The people of Noble County tend to be straight talking practical folks, with many of us descended from farmers and coal miners. As part of that heritage, we favor reality over fables. more »»

Marietta’s winter bird count 2015

May 9, 2015 Only 10 participants in this winter’s bird watch compared to 18 last winter and 14 our first (’96-’97) season. What a let down to get 42 species after a record-setting 62 a year ago. more »»

Keep the severance tax out of the Ohio budget

May 9, 2015 The Ohio House of Representatives has wisely removed Gov. Kasich’s ill-advised oil and natural gas severance tax plan from his state budget proposal. more »»

Missing Kennedy’s party

May 2, 2015 If President John F. Kennedy were alive today he would be appalled at what his Democratic Party has become. I am not sure that he would be able to win nomination from his party for the presidency. more »»

City officials showed courage in borrowing money

May 2, 2015 Dear citizens of Marietta: What is your future vision of Marietta? We have two types of property: Personal and real estate. Personal property is movable/mobile. more »»

Another Beverly College great

May 2, 2015 Besides Dr. Jonathan P. Weethee, who was the first president of Beverly College, Dr. Milton Bird was another member of the teaching staff who became prominent during his lifetime. According to H. Z. more »»

Keep childcare center

May 2, 2015 I am writing to protest the closing of Washington State Community College’s Evergreen Child Development Center. more »»

The China challenge

May 2, 2015 One of the great events in recent decades has been the transformation of China from absolute poverty to economic prosperity, and from a mediocre regional power to a global superpower. more »»

People of Marietta need to step up on armory project

May 1, 2015 Based on past circumstances, I found myself suspecting something disingenuous being presented to the citizens of Marietta and the Mid-Ohio Valley in the recent “local column” that was published in... more »»

Washington State a gem

April 28, 2015 April is Community College Month as deemed by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). more »»

Armory can fill critical needs

April 25, 2015 Renovation of the former Ohio National Guard Armory follows 20 years of painstaking work and fundraising by individuals, groups and previous Marietta City Administration. more »»

Funding for behavioral health

April 25, 2015 The Behavioral Health Board oversees publicly funded mental illness, addiction, and related services in Washington County. more »»

First president of Beverly College

April 11, 2015 In 1889 the obituary of Beverly College’s first president began: “At Mt. Auburn the Spirit of J. P. Weethee Takes Its Flight, An Eminent Man with a Varied Career, Deep Scholar, Writer and Theologian. more »»

Singapore after the Patriarch

April 11, 2015 One of the 20th century’s great statesmen, Lee Kuan Yew, has passed away. more »»

Alcohol: Teen drug of choice

April 11, 2015 In the United States, alcohol is the drug of choice among youth under the age of 21, used more than tobacco or other illicit drugs. more »»

Vienna Boys Choir performance a joint effort

April 4, 2015 When people from all areas of the community come together and work in harmony toward a common goal, amazing results take place, and everyone reaps the benefit of healthy collaboration. more »»

Increased tax on oil and gas will cost jobs

April 4, 2015 The April 1 headline in the USA TODAY spelled it out all too clearly: “Falling Oil Prices Cost 100K Jobs. more »»

Behavioral health requires prevention and recovery

March 28, 2015 The two staff and currently 10 volunteer members of the Behavioral Health Board share the responsibility for allocating certain federal, state, and local funds to support mental health and substance... more »»

1855 petition: Beverly College Incorporated

March 28, 2015 The First Session of the Forty-first General Assembly of Ohio considered a bill introduced by John C. more »»

Creating Healthy Commununities

March 21, 2015 Washington County has had a coalition for Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) since 201. more »»



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