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Delays, closings Feb. 23

February 23, 2015 The following schools will have a two-hour delay Monday, Feb. more »»

Blues warm-up

February 21, 2015 The atmosphere was lively, loud and fun at the 23rd annual River City Blues Pre-Competition Party Night Friday at the Lafayette Hotel, an introduction to the Saturday line-up of competitors hoping t... more »»

(Snow) angels among us

February 21, 2015 Every winter when the snow starts piling up they seem to appear out of nowhere—snow angels some call them—shoveling or blowing the white stuff out of neighbors’ driveways and sidewalks, and asking... more »»

Woman dies in truck wreck

February 21, 2015 From staff reports Alcohol or drugs may have played a part in the death of a Moundsville, W.Va., woman who died in a vehicle accident early Friday morning. more »»

Coping help available to first responders

February 21, 2015 First responders never flinch when running into a stressful, even dangerous, situation to help save a life. more »»

Library renovation almost done

February 21, 2015 The Washington County Public Library’s main branch in Marietta is a whole new world for visitors that have not visited in a couple months. more »»

Lent ushers in fish fry season

February 21, 2015 Despite the below-freezing temperatures, a crowd of people filled up St. Mary School Friday for the parish’s first all-you-can-eat Lenten fish fry of the season. more »»

Alternate heat sources can open the door to fire hazards

February 21, 2015 Since the start of January, seven fires have ravaged area homes, some with causes undetermined and some which have resulted from heating sources. more »»

Millgate style

February 20, 2015 Sitting back from Ohio 60 just outside Marietta, shrouded amongst the trees sits a 20th century home built by William W. Mills for his wife, Betsey. more »»

Stabbing at hotel party probed

February 20, 2015 From staff reports A Reno man who was lying in a hallway with a bleeding stab wound at the Lafayette Hotel Thursday morning told police the injury was caused when he fell out of bed. Bradley D. more »»

Deputy in fatal crash cleared, returns to work

February 20, 2015 A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy is back to work after spending three months on paid administrative leave following a fatal accident in which his vehicle struck a pedestrian on Nov. 3. more »»

‘Police safe zones’

February 20, 2015 Craigslist, a popular website used for buying and selling everything from books to cars, has grown a bit of a reputation for crime, an issue that some law enforcement agencies across the U.S. more »»

Council to revisit park eviction

February 20, 2015 Yet to be officially evicted after Marietta City Council voted six months ago not to renew his lease on city property, longtime Jackson Park attendant Steve Binegar and his supporters asked members... more »»

Fort Frye gets update on studies for gifted students

February 20, 2015 BEVERLY—A few gifted Fort Frye students are on accelerated learning paths this year, thanks to a newly implemented system the district is trying out. more »»

Commissioners support updated notification system

February 20, 2015 Washington County commissioners are supporting the change from a current emergency notification system, Rapid Notify, to a newer updated system, Everbridge Emergency Communication System. more »»

FROZEN... in Marietta

February 20, 2015 The Muskingum River near the home of the W.P Snyder remains covered with ice after an extremely cold week. A seagull flies over the Ohio River near the levee in Marietta Thursday. more »»

New police chief

February 19, 2015 Snow was just beginning to fall as a crowd gathered in front of Marietta’s City Hall Wednesday to witness the swearing in of Rod Hupp as the city’s 10th police chief since 1895. more »»

Beallsville High in limbo

February 19, 2015 WOODSFIELD—A crowd of residents who gathered for a vote on closing Beallsville High School Wednesday left frustrated over no decision being mad. more »»

Lancaster set to reopen

February 19, 2015 The water main break that happened Monday at Lancaster Street and Ft. Harmar Drive has been repaired, according to city officials. The intersection will re-open to traffic at noon today. more »»

Halfway house sparks petition to oppose it

February 19, 2015 A week after a public meeting regarding placement of a halfway house in Reno, a petition is being signed by community members, with its intent to stop the facility from moving ther. more »»



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