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Bump in the boom

February 28, 2015 The last few years have been prosperous for the local lodging industry, thanks largely to the growing interest in Southeast Ohio’s oil-rich Utica shale deposits. more »»

Indictments include rape of girl, 12

February 28, 2015 A Newport man accused of raping a child was among 10 people indicted by a Washington County grand jury this week. more »»

Beallsville High closing

February 28, 2015 In a special board meeting held Thursday evening, the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education voted 3-2 to consolidate Beallsville High School into the district’s two remaining high schools beginning... more »»

Schools adjust after losing class time for testing

February 28, 2015 An entire week’s worth of snow days for most area districts threw a wrench into the gears of the Next Generation Assessments for Ohio’s public schools. more »»

Field sobriety tests

February 28, 2015 Local cadets got their first real world practice at spotting over-the-limit drinkers Friday night. more »»

Cake decorator to share tips at upcoming class

February 28, 2015 Ever wondered what skills it takes to make a beautifully decorated cake? Frosting a one-layer vanilla cake with buttercream frosting is just the beginning at a cake decorating class set to be held a... more »»

Home show open all weekend

February 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Despite moving to a smaller venue, early indications are the 2015 Great American Home Show will do well, organizers said. more »»

Sr. nutrition

February 27, 2015 Whether it is tomatoes, cilantro or honey, eligible seniors in southeast Ohio can take advantage of a program that allows them to take home fresh produce from local farmers. more »»

Jury acquits man in assault case

February 27, 2015 After only 30 minutes of deliberation, a jury came back with a not guilty verdict for the Marietta man accused of felonious assault during a local pee-wee football game in October. Daniel . more »»

No extension on comments over well request

February 27, 2015 Those hoping that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources would extend its public comment period regarding four oil wells near the Washington County Career Center will be met with disappointment no... more »»

Ruling could reduce prison time for some sex offenders

February 27, 2015 Offenders who sexually assaulted children under 13 could be re-sentenced under a recent change in state la. more »»

Something new brewing on Front St.

February 27, 2015 The smell of freshly brewed coffee will soon permeate the air of a new coffee house at 175 Front St., and be joined by a friendly atmosphere and freshly baked goods from sweets to soups. more »»

Office’s name change emphasizes regional service

February 27, 2015 Updates from the county building department were given to the Washington County Commissioners Thursday morning, including the hiring of a new official and name change for what has been known as the... more »»

Middle school students experience the arts

February 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Students from Washington County schools had a day to learn about the visual and theater arts during The Arts Encounter sponsored by Artsbridge Thursday. more »»

Pals to enemies

February 26, 2015 A jury trial got under way Wednesday for a Marietta man accused of felonious assault after he allegedly tackled and seriously injured another man at a local pee-wee football game last Octobe. more »»

Shelter bounces back

February 26, 2015 It was just last week that employees of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley came into work to find that someone had broken into the Marietta shelter and that the entire cash register, cash, checks... more »»

Must-see TV: City Council hopes for air time

February 26, 2015 Nearly two years after Marietta City Council meetings ceased being televised on a local public access station, members of council are hoping to find a way to revive a live broadcast of their... more »»

Shooting victim improving

February 26, 2015 From staff reports One of the men shot during a family dispute Monday evening at a Warren Township residence had his condition upgraded at Marietta Memorial Hospital Wednesday. more »»

New look for Marietta Bucks

February 26, 2015 Those who like to take advantage of Marietta Bucks from the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce can expect to see a new look starting around April. more »»

Waterford FFA says ‘thanks’

February 26, 2015 WATERFORD—For more than a decade, the Waterford High School FFA has been dedicating a day to serve up fresh-off-the-spit barbecue to its community at the group’s annual hog roast. more »»

Drug discovery sends 3 to county jail

February 26, 2015 From staff reports Three people were arrested and a total of 24.8 grams of crack cocaine was seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 77 in Washington County Tuesda. more »»



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February 11, 2015 We have all heard from the time we are children to look both ways before crossing the street. Granted, sometimes what we tell our children often goes in one ear and out the other. more »

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