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Sheriff: Elderly Washington County man duped in scam

July 5, 2014 A local man has been scammed out of more than $750,000 since 2012 by a company claiming he needed to pay taxes on a $9 million lottery win, officials said. more »»

EPA says waste in creek not a danger but must be removed

July 5, 2014 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said asphalt that ended up in a creek near Lowell isn’t a danger, but still must be cleaned up. more »»

Rockin’ the blues away

July 5, 2014 For two decades, every Fourth of July, downtown Marietta has been rocked by the annual Red, White and Blues Fest. more »»

Defying gravity: Devola artist behind rocks

July 5, 2014 When 38-year-old artist Roger Mason first saw a series of cairns—gravity-defying rock pilings—while hiking as a child at Mt. Shasta in California, he knew some day he had to try the art for himse. more »»

Workers needed to clear brick walkways

July 5, 2014 Glimpses of old red bricks peek up through heavy thatches of grass on the northeast side of Camp Tupper. more »»

Around town published July 5

July 5, 2014 Safety Council will meet on July 16 The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 at the Marietta Shrine Club, 249 Pennsylvania Ave., Marietta. more »»

New life, old charm

July 4, 2014 Nestled beside modern day businesses like Auto Zone, Captain D’s and East of Chicago, the original Becker Lumber and Manufacturing Company building still stands tall in between Pike and Greene... more »»

Paying for contracted services

July 4, 2014 Annual streets paving contracts are a major annual expense for many Ohio cities. more »»

How much do you know about American history?

July 4, 2014 It’s Independence Day, which for most people means enjoying fireworks, hot dogs and parades while reflecting on the history of America and its freedom, an idea many agree should be taken more... more »»

Marietta mom shares passion for fencing with son

July 4, 2014 Dressed in head to toe white, faces hidden behind wire mesh masks, right hands covered in a durable glove, a Marietta mother and her son prepared for battle Wednesday in a racquetball court in... more »»

Council reminds citizens of cell phone ban

July 4, 2014 During Thursday's city council meeting, Marietta Safety-Service Director Jonathan Hupp reminded citizens that the city's ban on texting and the use of hand-held communication devices while driving... more »»

Understand and follow proper flag etiquette

July 4, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Today is Independence Day, meaning there will be an abundance of American flags on display. And a number of them may be displayed improperly, something that Washington, W.Va. more »»

Wood BOE will swear in new board members

July 4, 2014 PARKERSBURG —The Wood County Board of Education will hold two meetings next week, beginning with a swearing in of two new members and election of a new school board presiden. more »»

Around town published July 4

July 4, 2014 Chamber event at Hampton Inn Thurs. The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Hampton Inn, 508 Pike St., Marietta. more »»

A little love? The status of tennis courts

July 3, 2014 The Marietta Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) will finally see the tennis courts at Lookout Park get repairs, as Marietta City Council has agreed to give some money for its improvement. more »»

Explosion investigations continue

July 3, 2014 State and federal investigations continued Wednesday into last week’s explosion at the Belpre area Enviro-Tank Clean, Inc. more »»

Heroin bust nabs 2

July 3, 2014 Two area men were arrested early Wednesday morning for possession of heroin and methamphetamine as part of an ongoing investigation by the Major Crimes Task Force. more »»

Who has control of the tower?

July 3, 2014 Stretching up into the sky above Stanleyville is the county’s oldest radio tower. more »»

Newport Baptist Church

July 3, 2014 NEWPORT—The Newport Baptist Church, 255 Greene St., was built little by little over the years. more »»

What’s in a name: Green(e) St. signs

July 3, 2014 Nineteen recently-installed Marietta street signs will have to be replaced due to the misspelling of Greene Street by the sign contractor. more »»



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