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Car show to support area food bank

August 1, 2016 By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - Car enthusiasts cruised in to City Park on Sunday to help support a local church's food bank. more »»

Queens announced for Parkersburg Homecoming

August 1, 2016 By Jeffrey Saulton Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - After being the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition Queen for 2015, Makeia Jonese decided to go for the Miss Parkersburg Homecoming... more »»

Around town

August 1, 2016 $2 bag sale and school supplies given out The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry will be having a $2 bag sale from now until Aug. 11. School supplies will be given out on Aug. more »»

Olympics fever: Local residents gearing up to watch

July 30, 2016 Once again, it’s time to deck out in red, white and blue as the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics are about to consume television sets throughout the area. more »»

Frontier Local school board will interview final 6 superintendent candidates

July 30, 2016 It’s coming down to the wire for the superintendent search at Frontier Local Schools as the school year is fast approaching, but two special meetings are scheduled next week to interview the final... more »»

2 from St. Marys killed in crash on West Virginia 16

July 30, 2016 Two St. Marys residents died Thursday afternoon when their car hydroplaned into a logging truck on West Virginia 16 in Ritchie County, West Virginia State Police said. more »»

Betsey Mills preschoolers visit Washington County Courthouse

July 30, 2016 Children of the Betsey Mills Preschool were in court on Friday, but there’s no need to worry, these young preschoolers were there to learn about the Washington County Courthouse and what goes on in ... more »»

Seventh Street home in Marietta catches fire

July 30, 2016 A Marietta man returned home Friday just as his house was catching fire but was able to escape without injurie. more »»

Fenton Art Glass Convention Saturday & Sunday in Williamstown

July 30, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN — It’s been five years since the Fenton Art Glass Company ceased major operations in Williamstown, but that still hasn’t stopped people across the country from collecting and dealing... more »»

The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival headline entertainment for 2016 announced

July 30, 2016 The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival has announced its headline entertainment for the 2016 festival taking place Sept. 9-11 at the Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta. more »»

Around Town

July 30, 2016 Club plans dinner cruise for community A Community Dinner Cruise sponsored by the Reno Lions Club will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday on board the Valley Gem. more »»

Washington County Sheriff’s program teaches adults how to spot trouble

July 29, 2016 Teachers looking to help students in trouble and parents worried about even the most trustworthy children experimenting were just some of those who came together Thursday for a program aimed at... more »»

Clinton: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’

July 29, 2016 By Julie Pace and Robert Furlow The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for a... more »»

Mid-Ohio Valley teens compete at state fair

July 29, 2016 While others enjoyed entertaining live music and events and consumed delicious fair food, three talented young women from the Mid-Ohio Valley traveled to Columbus to compete with their horses at the... more »»

Lt. Chris Chesar is new commander at Marietta post of Ohio Highway Patro

July 29, 2016 A new head of the Ohio Highway Patrol has entered the station and has been taking charge and getting the department to move in the right direction. Lt. more »»

Washington County Commissioners approve road projects

July 29, 2016 The Washington County Commissioners approved a base reclamation project on County Road 59, Big Run Road and County Road 98, Ellis Run Road in Decatur Township at their regular meeting Thursda. more »»

City has received 22 grants since 2015

July 29, 2016 Marietta has invested $498,971 in matching funds to leverage nearly $5.4 million worth of federal, state and private grants awarded for city projects since March of 2015. more »»

Around Town

July 29, 2016 Reno Lions Club hosts dinner cruise A Community Dinner Cruise sponsored by the Reno Lions Club will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday on board the Valley Gem. There will be music by Pickin’ On Countr. more »»

Harmar Days Annual event celebrates Marietta’s oldest part of town

July 28, 2016 The sound of train whistles and cheering of local community members will kick off this weekend’s two-day celebration of the 2016 Harmar Days Street Festival on Saturday. more »»

Woman gets 90 days for stabbing

July 28, 2016 A Marietta woman was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail and three years of community control in Washington County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday for stabbing her live-in boyfriend i... more »»



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