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UPDATE: Retired officer could keep dog

February 1, 2016 Retired Marietta police officer Matt Hickey is considering an offer to become an auxiliary officer for the department, a move that would allow him to keep his police dog, Ajax. more »»

Climate Change Cafe tackles a controversial topic

February 1, 2016 The term “going green” has been tossed around by everyone from politicians and scientists to the news media, but what does it really mean? A passionate group called Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action... more »»

Bond committee tours Wood County schools

February 1, 2016 VIENNA — Eight Wood County schools were part of a tour Saturday by members of the 2016 bond committee to determine which school needs will be included in a bond call in November. more »»

One big bridal party at E.L.I.T.E.

February 1, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Many engaged couples got a chance to see what could be available at their weddings during The Great Bridal Event 2016 in Parkersburg. more »»

Fields of Gettysburg to be performed

February 1, 2016 History and music enthusiasts can get lost within small town Pennsylvania in July of 1863, in John Walsh’s lyrical exposition, The Fields of Gettysburg, presented by Peoples Bank Theatre on Feb 5 at... more »»

New library opens in Parkersburg

February 1, 2016 PARKERSBURG — It may have been 43 years in the making, but the instant public library built along Blizzard Drive has been replaced by a permanent structure that is much larger in both building size... more »»

Around town published Feb. 1

February 1, 2016 Tax filing help is available locally Free federal and state of Ohio tax filing assistance through The Ohio Benefit Bank† will once again be available at Caring Connection in Marietta. more »»

Beverly shooting

January 30, 2016 The details of the dramatic standoff that ended in the death of a 19-year-old Beverly resident in a quiet neighborhood last August have now been released in a full investigative repor. more »»

Family worried about Gerken’s guns, chronic depression

January 30, 2016 The events that played out on Aug. more »»

Public rallies for MPD K-9 facing sale at auction

January 30, 2016 Most Hollywood celebrities would be put to shame with the amount of Internet attention one local 6-year-old German shepherd received in just a few hours Friday. more »»

Habitat benefits from dinner, auction

January 30, 2016 Not all celebrations have gone with the holidays, as the Washington County Habitat for Humanity’s Paul L. Callihan Dinner and Auction is still to come on Feb. 12 at the Marietta Shrine Club. more »»

Pot, cash stolen in Belpre home robbery

January 30, 2016 From staff reports BELPRE — Police are looking for four men—one who has been identified — in an armed robbery Thursday night in Belpre where the intruders held at least one resident at knife and... more »»

Mock trial exercise

January 30, 2016 It was a classic case of whether a law enforcement officer was justified in firing a weapon at a civilian, and in this case, that civilian was only armed with a multi-colored bow and arro. more »»

Ely Chapman gets $10K grant for appliances

January 30, 2016 The Ely Chapman Education Foundation received a $10,000 grant to replace aging kitchen appliances. more »»

Around town

January 30, 2016 Free gardening class Sunday afternoon A free gardening class will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Marietta. more »»

School choices: Recent survey says 70% of Americans like the idea

January 29, 2016 National School Choice Week is the largest celebration of education options in national history, aiming to raise awareness of all academic choices for children, from public to private schools, from... more »»

Frontier trying to avert bullying

January 29, 2016 A safe and constructive learning environment is the biggest wish of any parent sending their child off to school, but when the “nightmare” of assault and bullying taints that environment, parents... more »»

Pickets protest pipeline firm’s hirings

January 29, 2016 From staff reports A group of laborers have been spending the week protesting a Texas-based pipeline company in Macksburg for not hiring local workers. more »»

Police dog may go on auction block

January 29, 2016 Following the retirement of a K-9 officer from the Marietta City Police Department this week, Marietta City Council's Police and Fire Committee discussed plans to discontinue the use of the officer'... more »»

Remodeled Betsey pool open

January 29, 2016 BRITTANY LANDERS The Marietta Times A group of eager frequenters of the Betsey Mills Club jumped (and swam) for joy during their first low-impact aquatic exercise class of the year on Wednesday. more »»



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