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Wood BOE discusses active shooter training

October 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education meets Tuesday to discuss beginning an active-shooter training program with area law enforcement. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Magical Season of Giving at Grand Central Mall

October 26, 2015 From local reports VIENNA — The Grand Central Mall will kick off its Magical Season of Giving on Nov. 1 with Cash for Your Magical Cause. more »»

Around town published Oct. 26

October 26, 2015 Pleasant Hill UMC holding turkey dinner The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on Stanleyville Road in Whipple will hold its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7. more »»

Established incumbent vs. a new face to politics

October 24, 2015 With early voting ongoing and Election Day just around the corner, contenders for Marietta’s mayoral race are looking to voters to decide the next four years’ leadership for the city. more »»

Credit card security is costly

October 24, 2015 The swipe of a credit card is second nature to many people in the U.S. more »»

Starcher’s leadership stands out

October 24, 2015 Of the 18 counties and 84 school districts represented in the Ohio School Boards Association Southeast Region, one local superintendent was recently named the top administrato. more »»

Henderson Hall will open to veterans

October 24, 2015 BOAZ — To honor veterans for their service and pay homage to Colonel Brevet Brigadier General Archibald Henderson, the longest serving Marine Corps Commandant and relative of the local Henderson... more »»

Around Town

October 24, 2015 Marietta hosting open house Thursday The City of Marietta will be holding an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. more »»

New eatery downtown

October 24, 2015 Raising her eyebrows after tasting the first bite of a hummus prepared for three days from scratch, Katie Sorenson, 22, of Marietta, was surprised with the flavor that had just filled her mouth. more »»

Students hear ‘can-do’ message

October 23, 2015 Two young best friends from New Matamoras have set a new goal to complete together after listening to an inspiring speech about never giving up by a man with cerebral palsy who never let get the... more »»

What happens when no one runs?

October 23, 2015 In contrast to big competition that many face when running for elected offices, oftentimes candidates for local elections run unopposed, and even more uncommonly, no one chooses to run at all. more »»

No new revenue for Fort Frye

October 23, 2015 BEVERLY-Board members and administration remain optimistic in the Fort Frye Local School district as it prepares to move into deficit spending next year after facing rising costs but no new revenue. more »»

Man jailed after phone calls to ex

October 23, 2015 A Parkersburg man who was making unwanted phone calls to his estranged wife and later to a Belpre Police officer was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail on Thursday. Johnathan P. more »»

Leasing of armory space discussed

October 23, 2015 With the opening of the Armory’s ground floor less than a month away, Marietta City Council’s Lands, Buildings and Parks and Finance committees began discussions Thursday about the cost of leasing... more »»

Around town

October 23, 2015 Devola multi-use trail opens Saturday The grand opening of the Devola Multi-Use Trail will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Parking is at the Broughton Nature Preserve on Ohio 821. more »»

County in midst of overdose crisis

October 22, 2015 In rural Washington County with a population of 61,000 people, a “normal” amount of overdose deaths for an 18-month period would be fewer than 10, but over the last 18 months, that number reached 25. more »»

Biden won’t run: Area Dems react

October 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG - Local Democratic leaders said they were unsurprised by Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek the party’s presidential nominatio. more »»

Fund helping survivors thrive after cancer

October 22, 2015 After beating three kinds of cancer and now battling his fourth, Thomas Powell, 60, of Marietta, said the major benefit to his recovery and continuing health was a philanthropic donation by the... more »»

Driver of drug car sentenced

October 22, 2015 A man who was the driver of a car carrying around 20 grams of cocaine last winter was sentenced to 180 days in the Washington County Jail Wednesday. Joshua C. Poole, 27, of 37220 Marietta St. more »»

Condition of railways a concern

October 22, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Concerns about the condition of the railroad tracks along Second Avenue were discussed during the Williamstown City Council meeting Tuesday. more »»



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