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Determined council member gets answers on placing flags, banners

February 12, 2015 After months of researching and several phone calls, councilwoman Kathy Downer was able to give a general nod of approval to a local group that wants to advertise a summer festival with flags on the... more »»

Fighting blight

February 11, 2015 Salvaging the blighted home next to his rental property on Muskingum Drive was not really an option for Devola resident Tom Sabol. more »»

Reno halfway house views aired at hearing

February 11, 2015 A public meeting Tuesday night at the Marietta Township Recreation Center had more than 50 people in attendance to voice comments about a proposed halfway house in Reno, along Ohio . more »»

Boil order issued for Belpre

February 11, 2015 BELPRE — Recent freeze and thaw weather was blamed for a major water line break in Belpre Tuesda. more »»

Well site request involves WCCC

February 11, 2015 A local oil and gas company is requesting a permit to locate four brine injection wells on property it owns near the Washington County Career Center on Ohio 676 just outside Marietta in Warren... more »»

CVB executive sees positives going into ’15

February 11, 2015 The past year brought some changes for the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, including a drop in the agency's main source of income. more »»

Psychic lobbies council on licensing

February 11, 2015 At the suggestion of a woman seeking to do business in Marietta, city council members are entertaining the idea of changing a 1981 law that makes it cost prohibitive for psychics to operate in the... more »»

Mullen Memorial Baptist Church

February 11, 2015 BELPRE—Mullen Memorial Baptist Church got its start before the 1920s from residents on both sides of the river, in both Parkersburg and Belpre. more »»

Wood Co. board turns March 23 into school day

February 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education members voted unanimously to turn March 23 into a regular school day during the board's Tuesday meeting. March 23 was designated as a school day after Jan. more »»

Woman tells deputies she stole to feed heroin habit

February 11, 2015 From staff reports A Marietta woman, arrested Monday afternoon for theft and misuse of credit cards, told authorities she stole the cards in order to feed her heroin habit. Cynthia . more »»

Business sites

February 10, 2015 There are many spaces throughout Marietta and in the county that are awaiting a business tenant, and local officials say the empty spots aren’t a sign that they’re not doing all they can to attract... more »»

Pedestrian safety: Changes ahead

February 10, 2015 More than a dozen community members, city officials and local school personnel gathered Monday at a meeting of Marietta's Traffic Commission to voice concerns and pose solutions for improving... more »»

Weapons, heroin possession charges

February 10, 2015 A Macksburg man, previously convicted of trafficking in drugs in Noble County, is facing weapons and drug charges in Washington County after he was arrested by agents with the Major Crimes Task Forc... more »»

Regulating the Web a hot potato

February 10, 2015 Telephones, radio, television and now the Internet-the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to the web, a move that would eventually impact service for U.S. more »»

City code update

February 10, 2015 For dozens of community members, scrolling through sections of Marietta’s codified ordinances has been somewhat of a strange homework assignment lately. more »»

Downtown winemakers

February 10, 2015 Since it began in 2000, the Marietta Wine Cellars has gone from offering five varieties of wine to nearly 30 and has changed downtown Marietta locations multiple times, once after a fire in 2010. more »»

Wolf Creek looks ahead to employee negotiations

February 10, 2015 WATERFORD — An executive session, originally scheduled to discuss upcoming employee negotiations, was postponed by the Wolf Creek Local Board of Education as two of the five members could not attend... more »»

Belpre mayor has good news on sewer project

February 10, 2015 BELPRE —A project to extend sewer service north along Ohio 7 is moving forward, Mayor Mike Lorentz told Belpre City Council at Monday's meetin. more »»

Rotary working to get ‘gateway’ garden back in shape

February 9, 2015 The Charlie Schob Discovery Garden at the Pike, Seventh and Greene streets intersection has been a staple in Marietta since the early 1990s, and though it’s nearly complete, flowers must still be... more »»

Health insurance impact on taxes

February 9, 2015 Those who are lacking a health care plan by tax time may be facing some penalties instead of getting a refund. The Affordable Care Act has had open enrollment since No. more »»



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