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Honesty, traditional values still carry weight

November 11, 2014 Like many pro-life Republicans I was gratified with the election results. The pundits have had a field day trying to determine why this Republican victory was so sweeping. more »»

Democrats need to embrace strengths

November 10, 2014 I have been a Democrat for nearly all of my 65 years. I’ve been proud of what we, as Democrats, have represented. more »»

Barlow VFD says thanks for community support

November 10, 2014 The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone for all their support this year. We enjoyed a very successful ice cream social and really appreciate all our wonderful supporters. more »»

A Democracy needs informed citizens

November 8, 2014 A celebration is in progress in our country. more »»

Allowing same-sex marriage isn’t a good idea

November 8, 2014 So same-sex couples can now legally marry in West Virginia. It is apparently only a matter of time before Ohio joins the parade. The media rejoice and show happy couples tying the kno. more »»

Tough on the outside

November 8, 2014 Earlier this month I posted the following on Facebook. Some of my friends that read it suggested I send it to our local papers. more »»

MC students really do ‘Make a Difference’

November 7, 2014 On behalf of Washington County Harvest of Hope (HOH) and the more than 44 individuals and families who raised a garden in Marietta this season, I’d like to give a shout-out to all of the Marietta... more »»

Military-style preparations in our schools

November 7, 2014 It’s less of a question than a statement, but schools, both universities (like OSU in Columbus) and even elementary schools (like 26 school districts in Los Angeles County, Calif. more »»

Keep fracking away from populated areas

November 6, 2014 Since this subject is very personal to me and everyone in Washington County, perhaps the world, but especially to Marietta, I wish I had the time and/or the ability to write each of you (Marietta... more »»

Common Core would undo education

November 6, 2014 I am writing this letter on the recent broadcast of trying to teach our children of today a new way to learn math and English known as Common Core. more »»

Think Kasich will change his stripes? Think again

November 6, 2014 Remember when, in 2002, former President George W. Bush memorably messed up the words of the old Chinese proverb that says: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. more »»

Job fair a success

November 5, 2014 The Washington County Resource Team, a collaboration of nonprofit, education, and government services, hosted their second annual job fair on Oct. 23 at the Washington County Junior Fair Building. more »»

Individuals should give to the poor, not government

November 5, 2014 The letter claiming Jesus is a liberal is an insult to Jesus and all Christians. Jesus did say to give to the poor. He said it was our responsibility as individuals to give. more »»

Get out and vote, know your candidates, issues

November 4, 2014 I thought it might be a good idea to share some tips on how to vote. No, I’m not going to presume to tell you who to vote for as others have, but if you are undecided, maybe these tips will help. more »»

Thompson doesn’t deserve so much criticism about Ormet

November 4, 2014 Not to be a nudge, but I fail to see how Andy Thompson of District 95 could possibly single-handedly do anything about the closing of Ormet. more »»

Don’t blame Thompson for the Ormet mess

November 4, 2014 Ohio State Representative Andy Thompson is being dishonestly attacked by a perennial political operative who goes by the name Joe Daniels AKA Charlie Daniels during election season. more »»

Phillips supports bill that hurts timber harvesting

November 4, 2014 Debbie Phillips, Democratic state representative for the 94th Ohio House District has co-sponsored legislation this year that would require all landowners to obtain legal documents and survey maps... more »»

Johnson doesn’t care about working families

November 4, 2014 Jennifer Garrison, daughter of a union plumber is a strong supporter of collective bargaining. more »»

Garrison skilled at joining with others

November 4, 2014 There are many reasons I am voting for Jennifer Garrison to be our representative in the Congress of the United States. more »»

Witten is a hard working, honest man

November 4, 2014 The right candidate for the job. I have personally known (Ray) Witten for 30 years. He is a hard-working, honest family man who’s been in the Ohio Valley since his youth. more »»



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