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A spirit-filled church

June 5, 2015 First started in the late 1970s, Freedom Gate Church has known different names and different houses of worship. When first formed in 1978, the church began with several different families. more »»

Extension agent leaving job June 13

June 5, 2015 After two years of serving as the agriculture and natural resources program director for the Washington County Ohio State University Extension Office, Levi Morrow announced his resignation to... more »»

Traditional Scottish competitions come to Belpre

June 5, 2015 By Jess Mancini Special to the Times BELPRE — The inaugural River Banks Highland Games, a competition of traditional Scottish feats of strength, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Civitan Park. more »»


June 4, 2015 Find a relaxing place to sit for 30 minutes. Close your eyes. Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Relax and let yourself float. more »»

Young adults shun strong ties to church

June 4, 2015 It’s been said the “Millennial” age group is far less likely to identify with a religion than their older counterparts and a recent Pew Research survey seems to back that up. more »»

Colleges assess access to police records

June 4, 2015 In a split 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court decided that the campus police departments of private colleges now fall under the state open records law, and must release any crime reports or arrest... more »»

Broughton social to boost armory

June 4, 2015 The armory restoration project received a sweet surprise as it was named the 2015 recipient of the annual Broughton ice cream social Wednesday. more »»

Brother apologizes for beating; jail time ordered

June 4, 2015 A Clarington man who asked a judge to hold him responsible for his actions was sentenced to six months in jail in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. Chad E. more »»

Museums need volunteers

June 4, 2015 Multiple volunteers took time this week to allow students from Gihon Elementary School to visit the Campus Martius Museum. more »»

Woman sought for Tuppers Plains bank robbery

June 4, 2015 From local reports POMEROY — The Meigs County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Farmers Bank in Tuppers Plains. No one was harmed in the incident. more »»

Parkersburg mayor retires on eve of removal hearing

June 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Flanked by department heads, his attorneys and supporters, Mayor Bob Newell announced his retirement Wednesday morning, the day before a hearing to determine whether he could remain in... more »»

Back on track

June 3, 2015 When Coe Eddy, 11, of Lowell heard that the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County was in financial trouble earlier this spring he stepped up to the plate to help in his own small way. more »»

Teen avoids trial, pleads guilty to rape

June 3, 2015 A Newport man currently being held on bond at the Washington County Jail pleaded guilty to rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor Tuesday afternoon in Washington County Common Pleas Court jus... more »»

Church maintains ties to African nation

June 3, 2015 By the end of the week, 14 area residents will be on a plane bound for Swaziland, Africa, to experience a world away from home while helping others. more »»

Woman sentenced for stealing jewelry

June 3, 2015 A Williamstown woman will spend 60 days in jail after being found guilty of stealing jewelry from an elderly woman in Marietta. Megan N. Wiggins, 25, of 204 E. Fifth S. more »»

Electric co-op turns 75

June 3, 2015 When the Washington Electric Cooperative started in 1940, the process for putting up electric lines was almost completely done by hand. more »»

Town’s council reviews ordinances

June 3, 2015 By Jeffrey Saulton Special to the Times WILLIAMSTOWN — Making corrections and cleaning out archaic language in the city's ordinances was the purpose of a special meeting of Williamstown City Council... more »»

Future of 5th grade band to be discussed

June 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A group of citizens will hold an informational meeting to discuss potential cuts to Wood County Schools' budget at 7 p.m. Monday at the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg. more »»

Drumm dilemma

June 2, 2015 For years, Marietta College and Marietta City Schools have co-existed in a partnership that has allowed the public school district and private institution to share Don Drumm Stadium, which comes... more »»

Man indicted for setting fire at home

June 2, 2015 A homeless man who allegedly set fire to his ex-wife's lawn furniture in April was among 23 people indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury last week. Michael R. more »»



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