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Around town published Oct. 20

October 20, 2014 Soil & Water group plans banquet The Washington Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual meeting and banquet Wednesday at the Washington County Career Center. more »»

Food safety

October 18, 2014 Whether the kitchen is squeaky clean or a hygienic nightmare, the nearly 400 restaurants, schools, churches, caterers and retail stores throughout Washington County that serve or sell any type of... more »»

Local Democrats rally at dinner

October 18, 2014 Jobs, state funding and the future of Ohio were the buzzed-about topics at the Washington County Democratic Party’s annual fall dinner Friday night in Marietta where around 150 guests turned out to... more »»

Woman awaits sentencing for drug trafficking

October 18, 2014 A New Matamoras woman who was arrested for trafficking heroin out of her residence pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court after accepting a plea agreement with the Washington... more »»

Call of duty in Marietta

October 18, 2014 The desire to serve his country has earned one Marietta firefighter a Bronze Star for his efforts in Afghanista. more »»

130 years in city; roots in Harmar

October 18, 2014 Looking at the modern brick building on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets, it may be difficult to believe the Church of Christ congregation recently celebrated 100 years at that location. more »»

Candidates battle for votes in area counties

October 18, 2014 The number of local candidate races in nearby Ohio counties is light compared to the staggering number of issues expected on some ballots. more »»

Breast cancer

October 17, 2014 With October comes the many bold colors of fall—the reds and yellows of the changing trees, the oranges and greens of pumpkins and squashes, but most of all the plethora of pinks associated with... more »»

Marietta firm helps famed QB

October 17, 2014 When a tornado swept through Hattiesburg, Miss. in 2013, its path of destruction included the athletic facilities at Oak Grove High School. more »»

Custodian foils school break-in

October 17, 2014 A Washington Elementary School custodian foiled a couple of burglars who broke into the facility just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. “I was outside mulching when I noticed a light on upstair. more »»

No Ebola screening at local airport

October 17, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — While larger airports around the country are implementing passenger screenings for Ebola, there are no plans for the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport to test the temperatures of... more »»

Council opts for hearing on oil, gas lease

October 17, 2014 A decision to lease city land for oil and gas exploration will have to wait until at least next month as Marietta City Council opted at its Thursday meeting to call for a public comment hearing... more »»

Fort Frye board gets financial forecast

October 17, 2014 LOWER SALEM — With a trend in declining enrollment in traditional public schools in Southeast Ohio, Fort Frye Local Schools is projecting its finances to be stable for the next few years before... more »»

75 years of painting Marietta

October 17, 2014 Sherwin-Williams may be a major franchise, but it has its own place among the other various local shops within the Marietta community, and has for the past 75 years. more »»

Belpre chamber meeting covers oil, gas, local economy

October 17, 2014 BELPRE — More than 75 members of the Belpre community attended the "Continuing the Talk: Economic Resources to Grow On" Town Talk event presented by the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday... more »»

Hearing in murder-for-hire case

October 16, 2014 A Belpre woman who allegedly conspired to have her husband murdered later told police she actually intended to take her spouse out of the house so he would not be killed the night the murder was to... more »»

A place in history

October 16, 2014 BELPRE—The white farm home resting back from the road at 310 Florence St. is old, certainly. more »»

Traffic delays likely for a week at Pike, Seventh, Greene

October 16, 2014 After a hectic summer and fall of traffic delays, lane closures and detours, a tentative end date is set for the large-scale project at Seventh, Pike and Greene street. more »»

Business impact of legal pot is discussed

October 16, 2014 Marijuana legalization might not be on Ohio ballots this coming November, but that does not mean people, particularly those in the business community, are not thinking about it. more »»

Zombies invading Harmar

October 16, 2014 Shuffling feet, groans and spectacular costumes from cute to downright gory will mark another year of zombies taking over Harmar Village. more »»



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