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Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

December 6, 2014 WASHINGTON -- With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won't happen this time. more »»

Rape story has shocked many

December 6, 2014 Rolling Stone has published an incredible story about a rape at the University of Virginia, sending shock waves around the countr. more »»

Get government out of our schools, parents back in

December 4, 2014 It is time for a new Educonomy in our country, one that will put us back at the vanguard of education and skills. An education system that will make our economy and country flourish again. more »»

We can set an example for the rest of the world

December 3, 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt boldly said “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Perhaps we need to remember that as we face challenges as a country in the coming year. more »»

Be a responsible gift giver of animals

December 2, 2014 Many families will give and receive live animals as gifts this holiday season. more »»

Thanks to all who helped Shrine hoops tournament

December 2, 2014 I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those involved in the recent Shrine Club basketball tournament. First I want to thank the teams involved which include Marietta College, Denison, St. more »»

Cat killings case should be solved

December 1, 2014 Who did this? Three dead cats were found on Hupp Road (1/4-mile off Ohio 339 in Morgan County) on Nov. 24. They had been shot in the head and were stuffed into a gray plastic bag. more »»

The authorization of spying on Americans

November 29, 2014 New information in documents obtained by the ACLU through a FOIA request lawsuit and released by the federal government show that the NSA relies heavily, perhaps solely, on an 1981 executive order... more »»

Article about old Dime Bank Building brings back fond memories of college

November 29, 2014 The article in Wednesday’s (Nov. 26) paper relative to the old Dime Bank Building brought back fond memories for me. more »»

Proposal to improve immigration policy

November 29, 2014 The current situation with regard to our southern border is dangerous for everyone, especially Mexican citizens wishing to come to the United States for better economic opportunity. more »»

Some people take all the fun out of school sports

November 28, 2014 Are school regulated sports actually fun and enjoyable? The simple answer would seem to be yes. more »»

Become an organ donor this holiday season

November 26, 2014 As I reflect on 2014, the word gratitude comes to mind. more »»

No justifiable reason not to support marriage equality

November 26, 2014 My parents did their best to raise my brother and me without passing on any of their prejudices. more »»

President didn’t get message from voters

November 25, 2014 President Obama has really backed himself into a corne. more »»

Student loans do nothing but rip off young people

November 25, 2014 In the last 50 years this once great country has been deteriorating by leaps and bounds, and we have all witnessed more than our fair share of injustices and outrages. more »»

Writer should reply to argument, not make claims

November 24, 2014 I wish if people are going to reply to my letter that they would reply to the argument instead of making an ad hominum argument against me. The implied assumption is that I am anti-gay. I am not. more »»

Oilfield accident could have been prevented

November 24, 2014 I sighed when I learned of an oilfield accident in Noble County on Nov. 12 that claimed the life of a 48-year-old Virginia man. I felt sad because I knew his death was preventable. more »»

Local offices who helped VFW secure grant are invaluable to the county

November 22, 2014 The Watertown Township board of trustees would like to thank Buckeye Hills - Hocking Valley Regional Development District and Darlene Lukshin, program specialist, community development with the OSU... more »»

Groups that make Marietta a great place to live

November 22, 2014 During this Thanksgiving season, it seems appropriate that we each think of those things that make our Marietta community a great place to live. more »»

First function of a business is to make a profit

November 22, 2014 A recent letter contains a couple of errors regarding economics that need to be addressed and corrected: “Take a good look around you, predatory capitalism does not work. more »»



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