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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 »»

North Korea rocket launch poses challenge to U.S. foreign policy

December 15, 2012 North Korea is trying once again to prove its ballistic missiles capability and its determination to become a full-blown nuclear-armed state. On Dec. more »»

People making a difference

December 15, 2012 Various articles recently have brought my attention to some exciting enterprises being initiated around the state of Ohio which will help save the environment, including a new curbside recycling... more »»

Ohio House makes strides, still long way to go

December 8, 2012 December is a time of year when we can both reminisce about the year that was and look forward to what lies ahead. more »»

President Obama’s Myanmar visit challenges China’s dominance

November 24, 2012 n the middle of high-stakes negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” at home and the worst violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2008, Air Force One touched down at Yangon’s... more »»

Oriental bittersweet is just that, bittersweet

November 24, 2012 Fall has officially arrived! The forest is once again adorned in vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and so are many of the local homes and businesse. more »»

Healthy Communities initiative continues

November 17, 2012 Last month, we started a series of articles to present some of the activities of the Washington County Health Department. more »»

Chamber Viewpoint: Engineering program puts MHS students at career advantage

November 12, 2012 Note: This Chamber Viewpoint is focused on education and its impact on our economic future. more »»

Conservation and politics

November 10, 2012 Jobs and the economy are important issues in the upcoming election but attention should also be paid to environmental issues. more »»

China poses a real challenge for the next president of U.S.

November 3, 2012 The “Rise of China” poses a major challenge for next president. China is emerging as the world’s “second superpower,” with global power on par with the United States. more »»

Fire alarm systems needed

October 24, 2012 The historic Marietta community has an opportunity for some creative ideas and research to figure out the best ways to protect our business district from devastating fire. more »»

Health department more than flu shots

October 20, 2012 When most people think of the Health Department, they think of flu shots and other immunizations. more »»

Positive impact of natural gas on climate change

October 15, 2012 It is a remarkable paradox: At a time when the rest of the world is looking toward America for leadership in combating global warming, some refuse to accept the only energy source that can make a... more »»

Chamber viewpoint: Preparing students for the global marketplace

October 15, 2012 One of the greatest contributions we could make to future generations is a commitment to prepare our children for the “world of wor. more »»

The coming of China — U.S. arms race in Asia-Pacific

October 13, 2012 Strategic competition between China and the United States in Asia-Pacific is intensifying, with Beijing’s growing capability to bully America’s allies in Asia, block U.S. more »»

The effect of technology on communication

October 6, 2012 Her suggested headline: Communication has skyrocketed over the past few decades. more »»

Bush honeysuckle invades fields, threatens economy

October 6, 2012 Invasive plants are spreading in southeastern Ohio landscapes, lakes, and rivers. more »»

Chamber Viewpoint: Viral marketing spreads the word about the area

October 1, 2012 We take it for granted. Over the past few weeks I have met with several people who were visiting the Mid-Ohio Valley for the first time. more »»

Preparing the Ohio workforce

September 29, 2012 Simply creating jobs is not always enough to improve the economy. more »»



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