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740, 220 area codes coming

March 3, 2015 On March 21 everyone within Ohio’s 740 area code will have to add that three-digit code in order to complete their phone calls. more »»

Marietta BOE fills 3 major district posts

March 3, 2015 Three current administrators within Marietta City Schools will be reassigned to fill three major positions in the district after the board of education approved a new high school principal, a new... more »»

Fed grants could preserve history

March 3, 2015 Marietta City Council might soon revisit the possibility of the city applying for status as a certified local government. more »»

MHS seniors display ingenuity

March 3, 2015 Six Marietta High School seniors and potential future entrepreneurs walked away with scholarships Monday night, thanks to the Believe in Ohio STEM Plan Competitio. more »»

Frozen custard store coming soon

March 3, 2015 Since 2003, Whit’s Frozen Custard has been offering up the creamy, sweet treat in various locations across the state, and Marietta is the newest location set to open soon. more »»

Wood Co. to provide match for trail funds

March 3, 2015 By Pamela Brust Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners agreed to provide up to $5,000 in matching funds if a grant is approved to create a trail on West Virginia 14 from around... more »»

CDBG: Where the $ goes

March 2, 2015 Tonight citizens will have their first of two chances to weigh in on the ways in which Marietta City Council is planning to spend $170,925 in grant funding designated for community improvements... more »»

Fundraiser planned for homeless center

March 2, 2015 A fundraising event will be held Saturday for a local homeless day center that is still accepting donations to get up and running. more »»

20-year-old man charged with his father’s murder

March 2, 2015 Murder charges have been filed against a local man nearly a week after he was involved in a family dispute that turned fata. more »»

Fatal accident in Williamstown

March 2, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A Mineral Wells man died Saturday after the vehicle he was a passenger in struck a tree in the Williamstown area early Saturday morning. Sgt. more »»

Every window tells a story

March 2, 2015 While the Unitarian Universalist Church has its own story, so, too, do the stained glass windows lining the sanctuary. more »»

Paying it forward: Food pantry volunteer heeded the call

March 2, 2015 For Marietta resident Carole Garrison, helping people in need each week at the Marietta Community Food Pantry just comes naturally. “I’ve been here for 24 years,” Garrison said. “What drew me here is. more »»

Home Show well attended; 2,500 visitors, 50 vendors in Parkersburg

March 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG - Although organizers are considering the 2015 Great American Home Show a success, people are saying some of the issues faced at this year’s show illustrate the need the area has for a... more »»

Pickleball craze picks up at WVU-P

March 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — People who are interested in taking up Pickleball now have the chance every Sunday for the next few months to come out to West Virginia University at Parkersburg to try it. more »»

Around town published March 2

March 2, 2015 Farm bureau rep will speak on SB 150 Tony Seegers with the Ohio Farm Bureau will be discussing Senate Bill 150, Ditch the Rule with U.S. EPA, Fertilizer and Manure at 7:30 a.m. more »»

Bump in the boom

February 28, 2015 The last few years have been prosperous for the local lodging industry, thanks largely to the growing interest in Southeast Ohio’s oil-rich Utica shale deposits. more »»

Indictments include rape of girl, 12

February 28, 2015 A Newport man accused of raping a child was among 10 people indicted by a Washington County grand jury this week. more »»

Beallsville High closing

February 28, 2015 In a special board meeting held Thursday evening, the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education voted 3-2 to consolidate Beallsville High School into the district’s two remaining high schools beginning... more »»

Schools adjust after losing class time for testing

February 28, 2015 An entire week’s worth of snow days for most area districts threw a wrench into the gears of the Next Generation Assessments for Ohio’s public schools. more »»

Field sobriety tests

February 28, 2015 Local cadets got their first real world practice at spotting over-the-limit drinkers Friday night. more »»



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