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August 18, 2015 Commissioners board to discuss sewer plan The Board of Commissioners of Washington County will meet in special session with representatives from the City of Marietta at 9 a.m. more »»

Welcome students

August 17, 2015 Each fall, college towns all across the United States begin preparations for an influx of fresh high school graduates embarking on the next stage of their lives. more »»

Waterford Fair ends

August 17, 2015 Attendees of the Waterford Fair stopped, removed their hats, placed their hand over heart and remained silent while the National Anthem played over the loud speaker for the start of the truck pull... more »»

Eagle Scout project: Coolville fire dept.

August 17, 2015 Duncan Watson of Coolville is proving that he has what it takes to become an Eagle Scout with his project of revitalizing the exterior of the Coolville Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

Officials declare a successful Homecoming

August 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival came to a rousing end as the Marshall Tucker Band took the stage to perform for thousands of people at the Suddenlink Stage to bring the curtai... more »»

Can you escape? New business tests boundaries

August 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A new Dudley Avenue business allows visitors to seemingly play inside a video game, gathering clues, putting together the puzzle pieces they need to not only solve a mystery, and... more »»

River City Comic Con

August 17, 2015 EVAN BEVINS Special to the Times Lower Salem, Ohio, resident Jared Lowe, center, looks through comic book issues for sale by Dave Pruitt along with his sons Xander, left, in costume as Teenage... more »»

Around town published Aug. 17

August 17, 2015 Third Thursday Talks at The Castle The second installment of the new speaker series, “Third Thursday Talks” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Castle. more »»

Rides, games, hogs

August 15, 2015 WATERFORD—For 11-year-old Aidan Woodruff and many of his peers, the Waterford Community Fair is always an exciting part of the summer but this year, the weekend also came with a sweet victory for... more »»

Warren Middle School opens Aug. 31

August 15, 2015 BARLOW—A delay in installing some security devices is pushing back the first day of school for Warren Middle School by eight school days, though the district said the remodeled building is otherwise... more »»

County may adopt ‘land bank’ option for blighted properties

August 15, 2015 When abandoned or blighted properties long past due on property taxes are finally moved upon by Washington County or the city of Marietta, litigation often takes years before the title on the land i... more »»

Parents fill gym to learn about drugs

August 15, 2015 BELPRE — Hundreds of people gathered in the Belpre High School gym Friday evening to learn about the drug problem in the Mid-Ohio Valle. more »»

Master Gardeners being sought

August 15, 2015 Anyone with a passion for their garden or a flair for planting is encouraged to become a Master Gardener for the Ohio State University Extension Office this fal. more »»

Front St. health club features signature drinks

August 15, 2015 Dancing to the beat of Beyonce’s “Diva” Michael Finley, 44, of Zanesville tidied up his new Front Street health club Friday afternoon and poured his signature three-step drinks. more »»

Henderson Hall gets matching grant for windows

August 15, 2015 BOAZ, W.Va.— Henderson Hall has been awarded a $40,000 grant to help fund a window restoration and preservation project at the home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. more »»

Scam targets water customers

August 15, 2015 From staff reports The City of Marietta is investigating a scam involving purported past due water accounts. more »»

Bail at issue for man accused of corpse abuse

August 15, 2015 By The Associated Press MEDINA — An Ohio man charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his daughter's decomposed body in a crib didn't put garbage in the room to mask the smell or pla... more »»

Eye of the storm

August 14, 2015 Heroin, methamphetamine and alcohol addiction and abuse continue to plague Washington County enough to have a joint-agency drug task force but many say that until the demand in the area is stopped,... more »»

163 hogs at Waterford Fair

August 14, 2015 WATERFORD—Time management, marketing, financial savvy and self discipline are among many of the skills acquired while raising a hog for show. more »»

Gas prices up around Midwest

August 14, 2015 By The Associated Press DETROIT — Prices at the pump remain up across the Great Lakes region because of the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large Indiana oil refinery. more »»



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