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Over a barrel

January 28, 2015 While gas prices have dropped across the country, making commutes more bearable for drivers, the price of crude oil is dropping and could force oil and gas operations to slow production on wells. more »»

Training to treat drug OD’s

January 28, 2015 Saving the lives of those who have overdosed on opioids was the primary focus of a training session conducted at the Washington County Emergency Operations Center Tuesday. more »»

Hunters lament drop in deer numbers

January 28, 2015 With only a few days left in Ohio’s white-tailed deer season, local hunters have been struggling to find deer to hunt this season. more »»

AEP, Eramet, Kraton top EPA toxic list

January 28, 2015 Ohio ranked seventh out of 56 U.S. states and territories for total release of toxic emissions into air, land or water per square mile, according to the U.S. more »»

Council agrees on elected officials’ pay hikes

January 28, 2015 Marietta City Council discussed and ultimately agreed on raises for the elected city officials who will take office in 2016 during a Tuesday employee relations committee meeting. more »»

Judge puts man on notice about domestic violence

January 28, 2015 A Marietta man was sentenced to two years of community control and 90 days in jail on a fourth-degree charge of domestic violence after fighting with his girlfriend in March. more »»

Barbecue on Marietta’s levee

January 28, 2015 BlackSmith Barbecue has called several different locations home in Marietta, but the homemade barbecue, pizza and Tex-Mex eatery now has a location right on the levee of the Ohio River. more »»

Wood County school board OKs 3 makeup days

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education voted to turn Feb. 16, March 9 and March 16 into instructional days during its Tuesday evening meeting. more »»

Newell named in ethics complaint

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A complaint filed Tuesday with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleges an anonymously distributed set of electronic files shows Mayor Bob Newell had an affair with the city finance... more »»

School zone safety

January 27, 2015 It was a cold, blustery morning Monday with fewer children than usual walking to school in Marietta. more »»

Marietta board hires superintendent

January 27, 2015 A familiar face will be taking up the position of superintendent of Marietta City Schools after the board of education unanimously approved current Marietta Middle School Principal Will Hampton for... more »»

Computer store probe ongoing

January 27, 2015 No charges have been filed, but authorities are continuing to investigate a local computer business for reportedly taking customers’ money but not delivering the equipment for which they paid. more »»

Blood vessel disease battle

January 27, 2015 It was just a few weeks ago when young Cooper Hellinger, 4, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease (KD), a rare blood vessel disease. more »»

WSCC’s enrollment at 95%of projection

January 27, 2015 Though enrollment has dropped across the state as a result of declining populations and changes in education choices, those at Washington State Community College continue to be optimistic looking... more »»

Belpre Council tightens water runoff rules

January 27, 2015 BELPRE — Belpre City Council voted to amend its ordinance involving waste and stormwater run-off regulations during construction in the city limit. more »»

Local officials get first-hand look at fracking boom town

January 27, 2015 MINOT, N.D. — A delegation of city, county and economic development leaders from the Mid-Ohio Valley are on a fact-finding trip to Minot to see firsthand what it's like to deal with an economic boo. more »»

Jackson Park eviction ongoing

January 26, 2015 Since August, Marietta City Council has tried to get Jackson Hill Park resident Steve Binegar to vacate the premises. more »»

Class offers seed exchange, information on GMOs and more

January 26, 2015 Around 20 people graced the fellowship hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta Sunday to hear about ways to produce fruitful plants and ensure that enough seeds are gathered for... more »»

Paying it forward: Making Marietta (more) beautiful

January 26, 2015 For the last two years, Dick Boulton, 63, of Marietta, has worked with Marietta in Bloom to beautify the city’s entrances with landscaping and flowers. more »»

W.Va. man connected to ‘Sniper’ movie

January 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Former West Virginia University player Ben Reed is thrilled to be playing Chris Kyle's father in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper. more »»



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