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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 »»

Chamber Viewpoint: Chamber committee focuses on education

September 17, 2012 The school year has kicked off and it’s time to introduce a new initiative of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

County prepares for disasters

September 15, 2012 September is Preparedness month and the Washington County Health Department continues to provide training and information for the public about emergencies related to natural and biological event. more »»

Island feuds in East Asia are a challenge to America’s Asia policy

September 1, 2012 Old nationalistic and geopolitical undercurrents are bubbling to the surface in the East China Se. more »»

Public input wanted on liquor licenses

August 25, 2012 Everyone interested in Marietta is invited to participate in Tuesday’s Planning, Zoning and Annexation Committee meeting about a proposal that if approved would allow up to 15 additional alcohol... more »»

Hong Kong: Growing discontent in the world’s freest economy

August 11, 2012 The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, published by Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal, has once again ranked Hong Kong the world’s “freest economy” — with an overall score of 89. more »»

Recycling is going strong

August 11, 2012 Recycling is alive and well in the Marietta area. And so it should be since several options are available. more »»

Government should empower job creators

July 28, 2012 There are many serious problems in Washington: the Senate refuses to consider a budget, the national debt continues to balloon, spending on food stamps and other social programs have skyrocketed, an... more »»

Holding govt. accountable

July 28, 2012 A major part of strengthening the state’s economy is to ensure that the money the government brings in by way of taxes is used efficiently and wisely. more »»

High heat hazardous to your health

July 21, 2012 Earlier this month, all of Washington County experienced power outages along with severely high temperatures. more »»

Relationship between S. Korea, Japan is not a zero-sum game

July 21, 2012 Recent developments in South Korea-Japan relations show signs of a zero-sum game: Japan’s gain will be South Korea’s los. more »»

Infrastructure in U.S. ailing

July 21, 2012 Mid-Ohio Valley residents, and, indeed, all Americans, might learn some valuable lessons from the recent storms and power outages that affected thousands of people — not the least of which is that... more »»

Jarring experience for resident

July 14, 2012 Well, the city of Marietta has had its first taste of how little the companies who are coming here to drill our land and extract our gas and oil care about us. more »»

Violence Against Women Act must be renewed

July 14, 2012 The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), authorized in 1994, created effective and cost-saving responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. more »»

Marietta-Washington County CVB turns 50

June 30, 2012 The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau was incorporated as an Ohio private, nonprofit organization on July 2, 1962 and is recognized as a tax-exempt business league under... more »»

Take time to reflect on history this July 4

June 30, 2012 As Americans prepare to celebrate the 236th year of our nation’s independence, I think it is important that we take time to recognize what it really mean. more »»

U.S., China on a collision course in Asia-Pacific waters

June 23, 2012 The Asia-Pacific waters are heating up with naval war games. more »»

Viewpoint: Dragon boat ‘adventure’

June 20, 2012 When the early morning call came last Wednesday from the Marietta Fire Department, my husband, Joe, came downstairs to tell me that Gretchen’s Phoenix— the MOV’n Dragons Boat— had been found almost... more »»

Be sure teens receive proper immunization

June 16, 2012 June has been designated by the Centers for Disease Control as National Teen Immunization Month. more »»



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