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Fire at natural gas well site in Monroe County

June 30, 2014 By The Associated Press HANNIBAL — A fire at natural gas well site in southeastern Ohio near the West Virginia state line is forcing a few evacuations. more »»

Looking for that ‘team effort’

June 30, 2014 Volunteerism comes in many different forms. In Dave Schramm’s case, he is what one may describe as a volunteer who looks for other volunteers. more »»

Ham radio exercise

June 30, 2014 Jackson Hill Park resembled a campground with tents and trailers this weekend as several members of the Marietta Amateur Radio Club participated in the American Radio Relay League’s annual 24-hour... more »»

Soccer club raising funds to buy property

June 30, 2014 BELPRE — The Belpre Soccer Club may need to find a new location, but for now the organization is working hard to raise money in an attempt to purchase the property that has served as its home for... more »»

Wood County Schools’ new chief ready to start Tuesday

June 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — This week marks the beginning of a new era for Wood County Schools with a change in leadership and a new look for the central office. more »»

6-year-old eyes every ride at City Park carnival

June 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Xavier Johnson was a man on a mission Sunday at the carnival in City Park. more »»

Around Town

June 30, 2014 Free sloppy joe and hot dog meal July 10 A free community meal of sloppy joes and hot dogs will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 10 at Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. more »»

Disaster plans

June 28, 2014 It’s been two years since the hurricane-force derecho storm wiped out power and left a path of damage throughout Washington County. more »»

City eyes new traffic light system

June 28, 2014 For the 37 street lights that are in the city of Marietta, an upgrade is coming for a few and the rest could soon follow. more »»

Babysitter faces child sex charge

June 28, 2014 A Muskingum Township man who made sexual advances toward a pre-teen girl in his care was indicted this week by a Washington County grand jury. Robert “Buddy” . more »»

Where We Worship: Williamstown Methodist

June 28, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—After frequent floods and a desire to move to higher ground, a new Methodist church building was built in 1912 for Williamstown residents at the corner of Fifth and Louisa streets (now... more »»

Newport man ordered to seek help

June 28, 2014 A Newport man who stole his little sister’s prescription pills was sentenced Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to take the first bed available at the SEPTA Correctional Facility and see... more »»

Circus is coming to town

June 28, 2014 Exotic animals, death defying stunts and comedy will all be waiting under one roof for residents when the Carson & Barnes circus comes to Marietta in July. more »»

Artsbridge holds reception to thank donors

June 28, 2014 Each year, Artsbridge works to raise money for arts programs in Wood, Washington and Morgan counties, from providing grants to local arts organizations and programs to bringing arts education... more »»

Around town published June 28

June 28, 2014 County investment meeting Monday The Washington County Investment Committee will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Monday in the Assembly Room at 223 Putnam St., Mariett. more »»

Landslip fix

June 27, 2014 Work began Thursday to repair a major landslip at the northern end of Bellevue Street on Harmar Hill, and crews expect the stabilization effort to be completed toda. more »»

Maximum jail time for vehicular homicide

June 27, 2014 A Marietta man responsible for a September car crash that took a man’s life apologized to the victim’s family Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court before being sentenced to the maximum... more »»

Pharmacists ready to offer MMR vaccine

June 27, 2014 Some area pharmacists say they’ve received doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and are ready to provide them, following a change in state law. more »»

Former tobacco business must pay $5,000 fine

June 27, 2014 A former Marietta tobacco business that was rolling its own cigarettes for sale and not charging appropriate taxes was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to pay $5,000 in... more »»

Career Center house auction

June 27, 2014 The 1,508-square-foot modular home built by students of the Washington County Career Center’s carpentry program is still up for sale after the school’s annual house auction Thursday evening turned u... more »»



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