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Man pleads guilty to burglary charge

January 24, 2015 From staff reports A Marietta man who kicked down the door to his ex-girlfriend’s home and told police he planned to beat her pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to burglary. more »»

Pedestrian, 86, hit crossing Colegate

January 24, 2015 From staff reports An 86-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Colegate Drive in the 1600 block Friday night. Marietta City Police Sgt. more »»

Testing Buzz

January 23, 2015 In just a few weeks, students in third grade all the way through high school will begin taking a new generation of assessments called PARCC and AIR for core subjects, just shortly after officials... more »»

Halfway house planned for Reno area

January 23, 2015 Washington County could soon be the site of a halfway house after at least one public meeting in February to apprise local residents of what the facility does and who it will treat. more »»

City OKs new union pacts

January 23, 2015 All three city unions will receive 3 percent wage increases this year and next under bargaining agreements approved by Marietta City Council during a special meeting Thursday night. more »»

Prison time for sex with a minor

January 23, 2015 A Marietta man will spend 18 months in prison and 25 years as a registered Tier 2 sex offender for having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl last summer. Darren C. Farnese, 20, of 613 Eighth St. more »»

Fruits of a family’s labor

January 23, 2015 WARREN TWP.—Like his father before him, Ted Lane learned to tend an orchard on the 60 hilltop acres his grandfather Walter Thomas Lane planted in Warren Township in the 1930s. more »»

Identity theft discussed by Belpre chamber

January 23, 2015 BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce held its first quarterly luncheon of 2015 Thursday at Rockland United Methodist Church. more »»

Little paid on C8-related medical claims

January 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Recently released invoices dating back to February 2013 of payments by DuPont to the director of the medical monitoring program show $9 million has been paid for administration as part... more »»

Jr. Firefighters

January 22, 2015 Not many high school students can say they have watched a plane be purposely set on fire and then extinguished for a firefighter training session, but Marietta High School senior Jennifer Newlen ca. more »»

Glenwood, Harmar Place sale possible

January 22, 2015 Come summer Harmar Place Rehabilitation and Extended Care and the Glenwood Retirement Community could be under new ownership, according to Scott Cantley, president and CEO of the Memorial Health... more »»

MC grad a mentor, leader in his field, devoted family man

January 22, 2015 Many people who knew his name might have considered Marietta native Dr. Richard M. Krause an intimidating figure. more »»

New Mat gets windfall for mineral rights

January 22, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS — The village saw its 2015 general fund nearly quadruple Wednesday night as officials accepted a check for more than $300,000 from Marietta-based MNW Energy LLC at the Village Council... more »»

Parents renew call for safety steps on Third St.

January 22, 2015 Marietta City Council heard more impassioned pleas to take a proactive approach to local pedestrian safety and agreed to serve as sponsor for a local beautification group using a state grant during... more »»

Man admits to ‘huffing’ in store’s parking lot

January 22, 2015 A Williamstown man faces a maximum year in prison and a $2,500 fine after he pleaded guilty in Washington County Common Pleas Court to a fifth-degree felony charge of abusing harmful intoxicants. more »»

Harra Covered Bridge

January 22, 2015 WATERTOWN—Nestled along Camp Hervida Road and constructed in 1878, the Harra Bridge in Watertown Township has stood the test of time and floodwaters to remain a staple in Washington County history. more »»

Local roundup

January 22, 2015 Woman makes guilty plea to theft of pills Elizabeth A. more »»


January 21, 2015 After President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address Tuesday, local people on both sides of the political spectrum saw both positives and negatives. more »»

Superintendent, MHS principal retiring

January 21, 2015 Three Marietta City Schools administrators are planning to retire after this school year, and the district is now in the process of finding people to fill their shoes. more »»

‘Mountain Monsters’ crew in New Mat

January 21, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS —Sharing tales of encounters with bear beasts, werewolves and other creatures was the highlight of the Coffee Break hosted by the New Matamoras branch of the Washington County Public... more »»



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