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6 months for theft from elder

July 18, 2014 A former Lower Salem resident was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to six months in jail for siphoning off thousands of dollars from a woman who considered herself a... more »»

Tickets for texting start Sat.

July 18, 2014 Over the last couple of weeks Marietta City Police have issued more than 100 warnings to drivers texting or talking on cell phones while operating vehicles in the city. more »»

Fort Frye BOE OKs seismic testing

July 18, 2014 BEVERLY—One month remains before teachers return to the classroom in the Fort Frye Local School District, according to Superintendent of Schools Stephanie Starcher. “Teachers will start Aug. more »»

Guilty plea in Thanksgiving domestic dispute

July 18, 2014 A Belpre man pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree felony count of domestic violence, which occurred on Thanksgiving 2013, Thursday afternoon in Washington County Common Pleas Court. more »»

Church currently undergoing renovation, renewal

July 18, 2014 BEVERLY—Since the late 1960s, Beverly Baptist Church has been a staple on Fifth Street, but since last week, the church’s doors have been closed to worshippers. more »»

Williamstown to choose new police chief

July 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN - Wood County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Shawn Graham announced on Thursday that he had accepted the job as the new police chief for Williamstown. more »»

Around Town

July 18, 2014 Meet and greet at Muskingum Park A meet and greet for Connie Pillich, Democratic candidate for Ohio State Treasurer, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the gazebo in Muskingum Park in Marietta. more »»

Grand jury clears officer in Jan. mall shooting

July 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG - Just days after two Parkersburg Police officers shot and wounded an armed suspect, a special grand jury unanimously decided not to indict a city police detective who shot and killed a... more »»

My Main Street

July 17, 2014 Mention the words “main street” to many local residents and a vision of Marietta’s Front Street pops into their heads. “Downtown Marietta, Front Street from Putnam to the Ohio River leve. more »»

Witnesses discuss fatal incident

July 17, 2014 McCONNELSVILLE—The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the Morgan County murder trial of a Malta man accused of stabbing and killing the friend of a rival. more »»

Man shot by police critical

July 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A man remained in critical condition Wednesday, a day after he was shot by Parkersburg Police after allegedly refusing to put down his gu. more »»

Eyesore at center of court case

July 17, 2014 Neighbors who want a Newport home gutted by fire three years ago torn down may have to wait until the dust settles from a current court case involving the property. more »»

Marietta man gets one year

July 17, 2014 A Marietta man who broke into a local government property with a friend and tried to steal valuable metal was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to a year in prison for... more »»

‘Camelot’ continues at Marietta College

July 17, 2014 The musical classic “Camelot,” by Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe, will continue this weekend at the Friederich Theater in the Hermann Fine Arts Center, at 500 Butler St. more »»

Williamstown ice cream social draws hundreds

July 17, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN - For seven decades, the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social has gathered the community in Tomlinson Park with this year’s scheduled for Friday. more »»

Ice cream for all

July 17, 2014 Ice cream of many flavors, sundaes topped with anything imaginable and root beer floats will mark the 31st annual Broughton Food’s Ice Cream Socia. more »»

Purple martins stop at local yard en route to Brazil

July 17, 2014 For 12 years, Marietta resident Bradley Morris, 74, tried to attract purple martins to his home before finally seeing some three years ago. more »»

Around Town

July 17, 2014 Decatur association to hold dinner The Decatur Community Association will hold a dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center. more »»

Man arrested for viewing child pornography

July 17, 2014 A Marietta man was arrested Wednesday after photos and videos of children engaged in sexual activities were found on two of his computers. Steven C. more »»

Rising Costs

July 16, 2014 A host of change orders has elevated the cost to renovate Marietta’s 78-year-old city hall building past the $2.8 million mark. more »»



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