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Around town published Aug. 15

August 15, 2014 Toy and Doll Museum board meeting Mon. The Toy and Doll Museum will have a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 206 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Anyone interested in volunteering may attend the meeting. more »»

Area high school bands gearing up

August 14, 2014 For Director Doug Maschue, the size of the Waterford High School Marching Band takes a backseat to the spirit and student growth that he tries to instill in its members. more »»

Tackling area’s opiate epidemic

August 14, 2014 A local treatment facility, re-entry programs, a drug court, countywide prescription drop boxes and anonymous tip lines were some of the many goals discussed Wednesday night by community members... more »»

Differing ideas over RV parks

August 14, 2014 A proposed recreational vehicle park in Marietta’s south end received a lot of attention during a recent meeting of the Marietta Planning Commission, resurrecting an issue the city faced with a... more »»

No way but a Segway

August 14, 2014 Hitting the sidewalk and discovering a new way to look at downtown Marietta just became a little bit easier with a unique touring experience involving techy Segways. After vacationing in St. more »»

Council OKs bid process for Armory work

August 14, 2014 During a special council session Wednesday, Marietta City Council voted to advertise for bids to renovate the ground floor of the Armory, a key step in restoring the restoring the site for public use. more »»

Residents encouraged to comment on fracking barge facility

August 14, 2014 The comment period for the permit of a fracking barge facility to be built in Meigs County by GreenHunter Water has been extended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until Aug. 24. more »»

Entertainers with ties to area remember Williams

August 14, 2014 Actor Paul Dooley, a Vienna native, remembers Robin Williams as being a "nice guy, extremely funny" who also "had a sad quality. more »»

Parental involvement crucial for school success

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Having parental involvement in a child's education is paramount to his or her success in school, members of the Quality Schools Advisory Group told the Wood County Board of Education. more »»

Around town published Aug. 14

August 14, 2014 Low pressure for Warren Water areas Warren Water will be making the tie-in for the water line upgrade on Reese Road beginning at approximately 8 a.m. today. more »»

Sweet songs: Barbershop chorus welcomes weary travelers

August 13, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN —When travelers stop off at an interstate rest stop, they typically expect to run in, use the restroom, patronize a vending machines and be on their way, but most probably would not... more »»

Macksburg man sentenced to 45 days

August 13, 2014 A Macksburg man accused of selling heroin and later lying about employment in order to obtain a free public defense lawyer was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Please Court to 45 days i... more »»

18 months for man selling LSD

August 13, 2014 A southwest Ohio man caught selling large quantities of LSD in Marietta in September was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison. Michael S. more »»

Community input on Cytec needed

August 13, 2014 Representatives from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were in Marietta Tuesday evening to accept official testimony arguing for or against the renewal of a hazardous waste permit for Cytec... more »»

City again asking for bids from oil, gas interests

August 13, 2014 A second advertisement will go out for bids to lease up to 95 acres of city property to shale oil and gas interests, according to a discussion during Tuesday's meeting of Marietta City Council's... more »»

Memorial Bridge reopens on schedule

August 13, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The contractor met its goal, and the Memorial Bridge will reopen today. "We're on schedule," Parkersburg City Engineer Justin Smith said Tuesday. "We're shooting for 9 a.m. more »»

Around town published Aug. 13

August 13, 2014 Free concert at church in Marietta The community is invited to a free concert by Keith Geiman (trumpet) and Thom Britton (piano/organ) at 7:30 p.m. more »»

'War Birds' arrive: Trained volunteers give tours of aircraft

August 12, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—A crowd was already forming at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Monday morning in anticipation of the noon arrival of three World War II “war birds” with the national Wings of... more »»

Not your average plane ride

August 12, 2014 Walking the 110 foot wing span of “Witchcraft”-the World War II B-24 bomber I’m about to take flight in-it is not hard to see why everyone around me at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Monday is... more »»



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