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Energizing our nation’s energy policy

February 27, 2016 Within the next five years, demand for America’s natural gas is projected to nearly double. That is great news for Ohio and other gas-producing states. But any celebration would be premature. more »»

Styer’s Garage: business dealings

February 27, 2016 Waterford Garage, or Styer’s Garage, also served as a community information hub. People gathered there listening for the latest news. Others met to spin a tale or two. more »»

China will not dethrone the U.S. as world superpower

February 27, 2016 Will China replace the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower? Many people in the world think so. more »»

Putnam Elem. student success

February 27, 2016 It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. I would even say that it takes a community to teach a child. more »»

Why wait to nominate a judge?

February 26, 2016 America lost a stalwart advocate for our “rule of law” system with the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and we now face a tremendous challenge to maintain balance on the cour. more »»

Education reforms haven’t brought improvement

February 13, 2016 It is generally conceded that our education system is inferior to that of many other developed countries. We don’t produce the educated citizens that we should. more »»

Fighting Ohio’s drug epidemic

February 13, 2016 It is no secret that in recent months there has been an increase in scrutiny of opioid prescriptions across Ohio and the nation. more »»

Citizens concerned, alarmed about climate change

February 12, 2016 The Feb. 6 edition of the Marietta Times contained an article, “This winter has everyone confused. more »»

Responsible voting

February 11, 2016 Election day allows citizens to enact their most honorable duty of choosing candidates that will represent their voices in government. more »»

Ajax episode brought out the best in many people

February 11, 2016 A Times reporter, Jackie Runion, asked me last week after the city resolved the Ajax situation, “Where do we go from here?” I have many thoughts on this matter, and some have been shared with only... more »»

China works to revive a meritocratic government

February 6, 2016 Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, summed up the very essence of democracy: “Government of the people, by the people, for the peopl. more »»

It’s election time; are you ready to vote?

February 6, 2016 Tuesday, March 15, is Primary Election Day in Ohio. This is an opportunity for Ohioans to decide who will be the candidate in each party for each office. Lou Henry Hoover, wife of the 32nd Pres. more »»

Signs of opitate, heroin abuse

January 30, 2016 We have had at least three confirmed heroin overdose deaths here in Washington County over a five-week period. Heroin is an opioid. Opioids block the body’s ability to feel pain. more »»

Marietta Community Foundation awards grants

January 30, 2016 Our area’s nonprofit organizations are our partners in making life better for all of us. more »»

Waterford Garage: Styer’s Ledgers

January 30, 2016 Waterford Garage, founded at least by 1920, had nearly a half-dozen owners by 1928. It then enjoyed nearly forty years of success while owned by the Styer family. more »»

MHS a good choice for all

January 30, 2016 Why Marietta? This question was asked to me the other evening from a parent who has a current eighth grade student. more »»

Waterford or Styer’s Garage safe

January 16, 2016 Sometime after the main road bypassed Waterford in 1963, Styer’s Garage, which was still doing business as Waterford Garage, closed. A safe, too large to be easily moved, was left in a back room. more »»

The Internet will not change China, China has changed the Internet

January 16, 2016 The Great Firewall of China, the instrument used by the government to achieve Internet control in Mainland China, just received its new mandate from the Heaven. more »»

Greater use of natural gas has been a game-changer

January 16, 2016 U.S. carbon emissions from power plants are now at a 27-year low. We have managed to cut emissions while still growing our economy. It’s an achievement other nations are scrambling to replicate. more »»

Clinton offers hope for future

January 9, 2016 Growing up around Youngstown, we learned early on that manufacturing and energy are the backbone of Ohio. more »»



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