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Parents must stay actively involved in kids’ lives

February 23, 2013 Bombarded with technology, our kids can look up anything on the internet and they do. They have a distorted view of what is acceptable and a perception that anything goes when it does not. more »»

China and Japan: The drums of war are beating in East Asia

February 16, 2013 Tensions continue to rise between Japan and China in the East China Sea. more »»

Invasive plant extends reach

February 16, 2013 Mile-a-Minute has been known for the past 20 years from Washington County where it has spread inland from the Ohio River bank it was first found on. more »»

Recycling efforts are still going strong in city

February 9, 2013 Because of the incredible group of volunteers (more help is always needed — just call 373-3372) and the financial support of recyclers, the Marietta Area Recycling Center (MARC on Gilman) is taking... more »»

‘Right Path’ planning busy month of activities

February 9, 2013 The Right Path has a full slate of community events to engage our youth and provide opportunities for family time. On Sunday, Feb. more »»

Councilman outlines wish list

February 9, 2013 Putting out brush fires is something we expect our area fire departments to do, but it may not be the best use of time for our Marietta city elected officials. more »»

Lower costs, not accountability

February 9, 2013 n the private sector, finding more efficient ways to do business is really not optional. more »»

Shale gas exports will strengthen U.S. economy

February 5, 2013 In an effort to block exports of natural gas, an assorted mix of politicians, pundits and anti-oil and gas groups is pulling out all the stops. more »»

Property code puts city in charge of minimum standards

February 4, 2013 Marietta City Council’s Planning, Zoning and Annexation committee is conducting a series of public meetings about the city’s need to update its minimum housing codes, junk car rules and a variety of... more »»

Congress must remember it’s not their money

February 2, 2013 It’s often said that “if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. more »»

Super Bowl column: And the winner will be ...

January 31, 2013 For years now, I’ve written this column as a public service to those people who might be watching the Super Bowl but don’t know which team to support. more »»

China-Japan conflict on the high seas

January 26, 2013 The Chinese-Japanese relations are moving rapidly into a downward spiral and there is a war brewing between the world’s No. 2 and No. 3 economies. more »»

OH budget, taxes, utilities on agenda

January 19, 2013 As we enter another legislative term in the Ohio House of Representatives, there are a lot of important issues on our plate that will be addressed in the coming two year. more »»

City must be creative with tight budget

January 5, 2013 Happy New Year! A tight Marietta City budget means those in elected offices and members of the public are going to need to work together in creative partnerships to improve the quality of life for... more »»

North Korea’s nuclear, missile development a clear, present danger

January 5, 2013 North Korea is going nuclear rapidly. more »»

Young people collect food

January 5, 2013 One of the goals of the Right Path for Washington County is to promote healthy youth development through a variety of strategies, one being opportunities for community servic. more »»

Johnson offers a lesson on the fiscal cliff

December 22, 2012 As America nears what many are calling the “fiscal cliff,” I believe it’s important to understand what the fiscal cliff is, how we got here, how we can avoid going off of it, and if we go off the... more »»

Chamber viewpoint

December 19, 2012 The health and wellness of our schools, according to Harmar Elementary School Principal Cheryl Cook, is directly tied to the quality of life in our communitie. more »»

Legislation to help veterans deserves support

December 15, 2012 I introduced Senate Bill 367, the Veterans Opportunity Bill, as a result of a conversation I had with a grandmother whose grandson had just returned from Iraq. more »»

Reflecting back on public health career

December 15, 2012 The column I am writing today will differ a little from the theme of the past few months and will rather be a reflection of years past at the Washington County Health Department. more »»

 
 
 

 

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