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Interim Athens Co. sheriff appointed

March 28, 2014 ATHENS — Retired Lt. Rodney Smith was appointed and sworn in as interim Athens County sheriff Thursday. When he takes office remains to be seen. more »»

‘Body of Believers’ keeps the faith

March 28, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Faith Bible Church, 118 West Ninth St., was formed by about 90 people who met at the Holiday Inn in Marietta. more »»

Consultant to offer advice on Lowell bridge

March 28, 2014 Washington County Commissioners have agreed for the county engineer to use the services of Jones-Stuckey LTD, Inc. out of Akron for consultation on the Lowell T Bridge. more »»

Around town

March 28, 2014 Easter-related items sought by pantry The Gospel Mission Food Pantry is seeking donations of Easter baskets, candy, small toys, and Easter grass to prepare baskets to be given to area children durin... more »»

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper at ‘meet-and-greet’

March 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG -- Wrestler and actor "Rowdy" Roddy Piper made an appearance Thursday to meet and greet fans at the National Guard Armory in south Parkersburg. Piper, who is starring in "Pro Wrestlers vs. more »»

Relay for Life walking event at MC

March 28, 2014 The Marietta College chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will hold its five-hour team-based walking miniature American Cancer Society Relay For Life beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

No home, no food

March 27, 2014 As a child, Joy Hart used to panhandle for enough money to find a relatively safe place to sleep during the cold Chicago nights-not enough to get room in a hostel, but enough to buy a ticket for the... more »»

RJF divisions sold in quiet deal

March 27, 2014 The interior products and industrial products divisions from RJF International, 700 B.F. more »»

Doctor’s $1M gift matched with $1M pledge

March 27, 2014 The Memorial Health System is celebrating after one physician and his family donated $1 million to the Memorial Health Foundation last week and another physician and his family pledged to donate... more »»

3 arrests out of drug raids

March 27, 2014 Three people were arrested Tuesday with connections to drug trafficking, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. more »»

Girl power lessons a reality

March 27, 2014 A group of four girls from Marietta and Warren schools graduated this week from the first local Reality Cafe, a 12-week program designed to help young girls explore career options, build volunteer... more »»

Grants promote kid fitness

March 27, 2014 Two Marietta elementary schools have the opportunity to enhance their physical education classes after receiving $500 grants from McDonald’s Owners/Operators of the Tri-State. more »»

Dinner celebrates Marietta turning 226

March 27, 2014 No good birthday party is complete without two important things—food and a magic act, of course. more »»

Landslip closes Maple Street Extension

March 27, 2014 Maple Street Extension, which runs between Fort Harmar Drive and Bellevue Avenue in the Harmar district has been closed due to a landslip that poses a threat to traffic along the narrow section of... more »»

Suspect in Stockport bank robbery sought

March 27, 2014 Stockport's First National Bank was robbed Wednesday morning by a masked suspect with a weapon. more »»

Wood Co. recovery center expands addict services

March 27, 2014 PARKERSBURG - The Courage to Change Community Recovery Center Inc. is expanding its classes and will offer a monthly community empowerment series as part of its free recovery services for addicts. more »»

Around town

March 27, 2014 Longrifle collectors’ annual exhibit The Association of Ohio Longrifle Collectors will hold its 39th annual exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Female vets

March 26, 2014 Though women now make up 14 percent of the U.S. military, the percentage of women who join veterans organizations remains much lower. more »»

Mourning for Lawrence School

March 26, 2014 DART—Newport resident Jamie McAfee said she will pull her children from the Frontier Local district in the wake of the Frontier Local Board of Education’s decision to close Lawrence Elementary School. more »»

Arrests made in nighttime drug sweep

March 26, 2014 A Marietta man found with cocaine in an area hotel just over two months ago was arrested again Tuesday night on similar charges. Tytus L. Shields, 25, last know address 906 Fifth St. more »»



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