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Viewpoint: Funding public education will pay off in the future

May 14, 2012 Last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week. Each of us can think of a teacher, or teachers, who made a difference in our lives. more »»

Opinions about sandy residue are inaccurate

May 12, 2012 I have read numerous articles on the above mentioned topic and would like to address several of the inaccuracies and imbalances that continue to be perpetuated by those who prefer to reside in the... more »»

Updates on sidewalks, beautification, sunflowers

May 8, 2012 Lots of good things are happening in Marietta’s City’s 1st Ward and elsewhere in the beautiful Mid-Ohio Valley. We have now removed 76 tires from creeks, yards, puddles, ponds and trails. more »»

Mental health matters: Paranoid personality disorder

May 5, 2012 Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by an unrelenting and long-term suspicion and mistrust of others, but without a psychotic disorder, such as schizophreni. more »»

Our Earth: Trees at risk during Spring

April 28, 2012 Springtime! The most dangerous time of year for tree health. Not snow and ice, not wind, not even precipitation extremes cause as much damage to young trees as lawnmowers. more »»

The coming conflict in the South China Sea

April 28, 2012 Philippine navy and Chinese patrol vessels once again are engaging in a dangerous standoff, this time, near the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area both Manila and Beijing claim as... more »»

Reverse migration into Ohio?

April 14, 2012 Ohio has recently experienced unseasonably mild spring weather. Easter Sunday was a particularly lovely day. more »»

Paint swap, waste collection are still important to area

April 14, 2012 The good news is that there will be a 2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and it is today, April 14. more »»

Walking tour planned for Cytec property

April 14, 2012 Spring is bringing an abundance of activity in Marietta city’s 1st Ward including a walking tour of the Cytec property on Monday, April 23 so members of the Cytec Marietta Community Liaison Panel ma... more »»

Bill helps small business

April 7, 2012 Job-creating, bi-partisan legislation will soon reach the U.S. Senate floor in the form of the Credit Union Small Business and Jobs Bill (S. 2231. more »»

Writing letters to the editor is a time-honored tradition

April 7, 2012 Remember the “Seinfeld” episode where “Kramer” wrote a “coffee table book” about coffee tables? Since 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of my first letter to The Times, I thought it might be... more »»

Treating schizophrenia has come a long way

April 7, 2012 In the fall of 2012, I heard Robert Whitaker speak at a mental health recovery conference. more »»

Our Earth: 2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

April 7, 2012 It’s back! “The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” will be the event of April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Solvay Employees Park, between Ohio 7 and the Ohio River 3. more »»

All roads lead to Beijing in solving North Korea problem

April 7, 2012 The 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, attended by leaders from 54 nations, including the United States and China, concluded in Seoul on March 2. more »»

Avoid injecting wastewater into faults

March 24, 2012 Around the country, natural gas is slowly but surely becoming the fuel of choice. more »»

County home important to community

March 24, 2012 The celebration of President George Washington’s Birthday this year has come and gone, but he lives in our lives and hearts forever, especially here in Washington County and the Ohio Valley. more »»

Righditarod race against hunger was a success

March 17, 2012 The Right Path’s “race against hunger,” Righditarod No. 2, was a success thanks to many volunteers and incredible community support. more »»

Putin’s return to Kremlin intensifies tensions with West

March 17, 2012 A back-to-the-future Vladimir Putin has once again reclaimed the Russian presidency, with an overwhelming 63.6 percent of vote in the March 4 election. more »»

Agriculture is vital in Ohio

March 10, 2012 Ohio boasts a diverse landscape, from bustling cities to small town communities and rural expanses. more »»

Electing a board of health is important

March 10, 2012 This week, we had the opportunity to go to the polls and vote for candidates to political offices representing us in the county, state, and nation. more »»



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