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Taxes generated by visitors on the rise in 2014

July 24, 2014 Marietta’s bed tax revenues have continued to rise through the first half of 2014, according to the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which reported a 23. more »»

MMH blood bank to close

July 24, 2014 Memorial Health System’s blood bank—one of the last remaining independently run blood banks in the state—will be halting operations within the next few weeks. more »»

Harmar Days delights many

July 24, 2014 For around 30 years, the Harmar Days Street Festival has graced Harmar Village, bringing forth a flurry of shoppers and creating sights to see during an activity-packed weekend. more »»

Around Town

July 24, 2014 Arts, crafts show in McConnelsville The 47th annual Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild Fine Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at 10th and Main streets in McConnelsville. more »»

Comic Con returns to Marietta

July 24, 2014 Fans are gearing up to meet their favorite super hero or to don their own capes and masks this weekend as the fourth annual River City Comic Con draws nea. more »»

Kids digging up history at Castle

July 24, 2014 As if Marietta did not already have enough rich history above ground, children are spending the week outdoors at The Castle digging up more history at the museum’s summer Archaeology Camp. more »»

City, county may revisit sewage MOU

July 24, 2014 An intergovernmental agreement that resulted in the design of Marietta’s wastewater treatment plant being expanded was a topic of discussion during Wednesday’s meeting of Marietta City Council’s... more »»

Summer snags

July 23, 2014 Though many places in Marietta are hot spots for activity, some summer blues are hitting a few usually-popular destinations. more »»

Judge grants early prison release

July 23, 2014 A Marietta man sentenced to three years in prison for allowing a Beverly toddler to drown in the bath while under his care was granted an early release from prison Tuesday. Joshua D. more »»

Prison time for violent crime

July 23, 2014 A Belpre man who choked his wife and threatened to take both of their lives was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison. Everette L. more »»

Teens experience forest work

July 23, 2014 For the last six weeks, Washington County teens have gotten a taste of the great outdoors and what it means to work for the Wayne National Forest. more »»

Real world problems formulated for new curriculum

July 23, 2014 In the spirit of local involvement in public schools, business professionals and educators across Washington County gathered at the Marietta City Schools district office Tuesday morning to... more »»

Council allows plans for McDonald’s project

July 23, 2014 Two ordinances passed during a special meeting of Marietta’s City Council Tuesday will allow plans for the renovation of the McDonald’s restaurant at the intersection of Jefferson and Durwood Hoag... more »»

Around Town

July 23, 2014 Group discussion on Genesis continues The fourth session in the “Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis” series of videos and group discussion will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. more »»

Man gets 90-days in jail for cocaine in lunch box

July 23, 2014 A Belpre man who admitted ownership of a lunch box containing cocaine during an April 2013 traffic stop was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail. Timothy W. Evans, 28, of 1211 Wyatt Lane Apt. more »»

Tips sought in Shadix break-in

July 23, 2014 Marietta police are looking for tips to nab a suspect who broke into Shadix TV Sales and Services in Marietta sometime overnight Monday. more »»

Farming troubles

July 22, 2014 As many area farmers are set to harvest their grains and cut hay, some are experiencing some hassles, due to a wetter-than-normal season. more »»

Heroin dealers could face homicide charge

July 22, 2014 Those who sell heroin could face a homicide charge in Ohio, as law enforcement tries to crack down on the growing epidemic of drug overdoses. more »»

Harmar streets reopen to traffic

July 22, 2014 A couple of years had passed since Duane Murray last saw cars traveling down Harmar Hill along Bellevue Street near his home. more »»

Plane crash victims include Vienna man, his daughter

July 22, 2014 LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Three people killed when a small plane crashed and burned Saturday morning near Lake Placid have been identified, including a Vienna man and his daughter. more »»

Farmers market adds food pantry booth

July 22, 2014 During Saturdays at the River City Farmers Market, shoppers will see an extra booth lined up with the produce stands, a new addition set up for food pantries all across Washington County. more »»



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