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No politician could have saved Ormet

November 23, 2013 Ormet could not have been saved by any governor, president, senator or politician. Ormet was doomed the day aluminum became a traded commodit. more »»

Using the first line of treatment for PTSD

November 23, 2013 Despite a high percentage of soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and increasing rates of suicide, the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has not conducted any research on Eye... more »»

Has it really been 50 years?

November 23, 2013 Fifty-years seems like a long time, but to some it was only yesterday! When President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov., 22, 1963, I was in a freshman English class at Marshall University. more »»

Change hunting culture, not color

November 22, 2013 We are well into fall with hunting seasons sprinkled throughout, behind and ahead of us. Hunting is an ancient tradition that many, especially in West Virginia, still take part in. more »»

Insurance companies are bullies on flooding

November 21, 2013 I think that flood insurance where it is supposedly required to mitigate costs in the instance of major flooding, just as a precaution, should simply be optional. more »»

PROGRAM ACTIVE a worthy program

November 20, 2013 Living in Southeastern Ohio I never thought I would be able to participate in a medical clinical trial without multiple trips to Columbus or Cleveland. more »»

Obamacare - Give it a Rest

November 20, 2013 The success or failure of Obamacare will take some time to become apparent. The on-line sign-up process was greatly flawed but is improving. more »»

Reliability is a big problem for airport carrier

November 19, 2013 Has anyone noticed the serious deterioration of the service operated by Silver Airways between Parkersburg and Cleveland? When Silver Airways began, there was a great improvement in reliability and... more »»

Belpre’s intent is clear in raising school money

November 19, 2013 I have lived in Belpre, Ohio for the last 14 years. I have supported all of the levies long needed to repair our schools and support our students. Each one failed. more »»

What do we need vs. what do we want

November 18, 2013 What would Geo do? George Orwell’s book, “1984,” was required reading when I went to high school. I found the text to be futuristic sci-fi, yet more than a bit disturbin. more »»

Thanks to those who helped on Halloween

November 16, 2013 On Oct. 30, the Beverly/Waterford Rescue Squad held a Community Halloween Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the squad building on Fourth Street in Beverly. more »»

Why do police need to prepare for protests?

November 16, 2013 Anyone see the movie Blue Thunder where a helicopter is being tested to quell civil disobedience? Thursday’s Times says the area law enforcement are getting ready for the same thin. more »»

Cutler Community Center says thank you

November 16, 2013 We want to take this time to say thank you for making our Longaberger basket bingo a success on Nov. 9 at the Cutler Community Center. Thank you to Longaberger consultant, Vivian Burto. more »»

Guards at the gate honor veterans by stepping aside

November 16, 2013 In America we take many things for granted. Like those who have served our country bravely. In Washington, D.C., veterans rallied during the recent government shutdown. more »»

Health care ‘fixes’ make things worse

November 15, 2013 As each day passes, I see more problems being created by the Obama Administration and their bumbling efforts regarding health care. more »»

Voters made candidate’s dream come true

November 15, 2013 The Nov. 5 election provided me an opportunity I long considered. I personally thank the voters who supported me, making that realization to become a member of the Fort Frye Board of Education. more »»

Just let the president live large on our dime

November 14, 2013 In recent months I have read letters referring to Obama haters and their aversion to our dear leade. more »»

Some quick facts on government waste

November 13, 2013 Editor, I’ll make this short ... The salary of retired United States’ presidents, $180,000 for life. The salary of House/Senate members, $174,000 for life. more »»

City school board member says ‘thanks’

November 12, 2013 I would like to thank the people of the Marietta City School District who voted for me and the other two incumbent candidates whom I feel grateful to be able to serve with. more »»

Candidate appreciates support from voters

November 12, 2013 I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote. It is such a privilege and honor to let your voice be heard. It is greatly appreciated. more »»



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