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Oil & gas leases

October 31, 2014 Marietta City Council’s public, lands, buildings, and parks committee convened Thursday night at Lookout Park to hear public input on two ordinances that could earn the city more than $183,000 up... more »»

9 years in prison for ATM heists

October 31, 2014 Convicted felon Mindy Fox, 33, of 237 Muskingum Drive, was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for robbing two area men at knifepoint in late December 2013. more »»

Detroit woman admits to local heroin trafficking

October 31, 2014 A Detroit woman pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, a first-degree felony, in Washington County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning. Asia D. Peterson, 24, of 4397 Alter Road, Detroit, Mich. more »»

Frontier’s financial future tied to levy

October 31, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS — Predicting the financial future is difficult to do for any school district, but for Frontier Local, the next five years are even harder to predict just a few days before voters decid... more »»

Mother pleads guilty to forgery, drug charges

October 31, 2014 A Marietta woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of forgery and permitting drug abuse after she allowed heroin and cocaine to be sold out of her home earlier this year. more »»

The little house of worship

October 31, 2014 TORCH—Nestled in a field, just off a busily traveled highway in Athens County, Janice Middleton and her husband, Lloyd, planted a mustard seed. more »»

MHS students hear about women in politics

October 31, 2014 Away from the chaos leading up to Election Day Tuesday, Sixth District Congressional Democratic candidate Jennifer Garrison spoke in front of Marietta High School social studies classes Thursday... more »»

Johnson ad draws ire from Akron paper

October 31, 2014 A political ad from the campaign of Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has continued to run after a demand from a newspaper shown in the ad demanded it be pulled. The Johnson campaign for the 6th U.. more »»

The Unitarians

October 30, 2014 Built in 1855 by John Slocomb, the First Unitarian Universalist Church has stood at the corner of Putnam and Third streets as one of only a few Gothic styles of architecture in town. more »»

Warren student honored for helping 2 who OD’d

October 30, 2014 VINCENT—In October 2013, then-Warren High School sophomore Virginia Offenberger made a decision that law enforcement said might have saved the lives of two of her peers. more »»

Hearing tonight on city’s oil, gas lease

October 30, 2014 Local opinions are spread across the board on whether or not the City of Marietta should lease the mineral rights under 38 acres of city land, but council hopes to hear the views at tonight’s public... more »»

Monroe Co. pipeline explodes; no one injured

October 30, 2014 BEALLSVILLE— An 8-inch diameter Blue Racer Midstream natural gas condensate pipeline exploded early Tuesday morning in Monroe County. more »»

Drainage issues brought to city council

October 30, 2014 On the heels of some rainy weather, two local residents showed up at a Wednesday meeting of Marietta City Council's streets and transportation committee to discuss drainage problems that create... more »»

MHS, Warren bands march to state

October 30, 2014 Two bands from Washington County will be headed for Brunswick and Dayton next week to participate in the Ohio Music Education Association’s 2014 State Marching Band Finals. more »»

2 plead guilty to trafficking in heroin, cocaine

October 30, 2014 Two men charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine between January and May of this year are facing multi-year prison terms after entering guilty pleas in Washington County Common Pleas Court... more »»

AEP plant’s closure will be $1.2M blow to Wolf Creek

October 30, 2014 WATERFORD — School board members and administrators say creating a district's five-year forecast is like reading a crystal ball, and that thought was echoed at Wolf Creek Local's monthly board of... more »»

Man wanted on charges out of dispute

October 30, 2014 Marietta police are looking for a local man who allegedly shoved his girlfriend into a wall and grabbed her by the throat before taking her car and running into the woman’s son with the vehicle... more »»

Paws to the shelter

October 30, 2014 Photo submitted by Sharon Paul Humane Society of the Ohio Valley shelter manager Steve Herron and Washington County Dog Warden Kelly McGilton work on painting paws on Mt. more »»


October 29, 2014 In 2013, 29.5 percent of Ohio high school students reported that they had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, along with another 12. more »»

Bed tax reallocation debated

October 29, 2014 Relocating its Tuesday afternoon finance committee meeting due to massive public attendance, Marietta City Council heard public comments at Lookout Park as it first broached the possibility of... more »»

Man gets jail sentence for selling drugs

October 29, 2014 A Parkersburg man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail followed by three years of community control for trafficking in a substance originally believed to be K-2 spice. more »»



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