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Concerns over wells near WCCC

February 13, 2015 Just more than 30 community members and officials turned out to the Washington County Career Center Board of Education regular meeting Thursday evening, all over concern about a proposed injection... more »»

Man gets prison time for using box cutter on victim

February 13, 2015 Wounding a man with a box cutter during a fight last October in Marietta has resulted in a three-year prison sentence for a North Carolina man. John B. more »»

Downtown’s face is changing

February 13, 2015 With one longtime downtown retailer closing and other businesses slated to open in the coming month, Marietta’s downtown store fronts could look vastly different in the near future. more »»

City Council OKs sewer rate hike

February 13, 2015 Marietta City Council voted to raise sewer rates and received some disappointing news about the Armory renovation project Thursday. more »»

Wreck along Front St.

February 13, 2015 From staff reports The 300 block of Front Street was closed to traffic for a few hours after a vehicle rolled onto its top near East Muskingum Park around 8:15 a.m. Thursday. more »»

Police chief reflects on career

February 13, 2015 Becoming a police officer was just carrying on a family tradition when Brett McKitrick joined the Marietta Police Department as a dispatcher in 1981. more »»

Williamstown tries to cut into students’ dropout rate

February 13, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Teachers and schools exist to educate. Dropout numbers are an unwanted, but very real, statistic. more »»

A $3M dream

February 12, 2015 Champions of the Historic Harmar Bridge are hoping to jump start the longtime goal of fully restoring the bridge and tying it into Marietta’s River Trail by creating a bike path and downtown... more »»

School funding blues

February 12, 2015 With Ohio Gov. more »»

$100,000 bond in child porn case

February 12, 2015 Bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday for a Belpre man who allegedly posted pornographic images of a 15-year-old girl online, accompanied by text that refers to violence and murder against the child. more »»

Belpre continues boiling its water

February 12, 2015 From local reports BELPRE — The boil water advisory for the city of Belpre has been extended until at least Friday, said Mayor Mike Lorentz Wednesday evening. more »»

Time runs short for gift givers

February 12, 2015 As time winds down to get that perfect gift together for Valentine’s Day, there are many great last- minute options that are sure to please one’s sweetheart. more »»

Cabin burglar pleads guilty

February 12, 2015 A New Matamoras man faces up to two years in prison and $5,000 in fines after he pleaded guilty to breaking and entering into hunting cabins and stealing food and alcohol in Washington County Common... more »»

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 »»



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