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City of Belpre looks at emergency call system

February 24, 2015 BELPRE — The City of Belpre is considering joining a proposed new emergency call system for the region. more »»

Belpre has 2 more ‘snow days’ in the bank

February 24, 2015 BELPRE — Despite beginning its second school day this week with a two-hour delay today, Belpre City Schools Superintendent Tony Dunn said the district is in a good place in terms of snow days and... more »»

Teens build 20-foot snowman

February 24, 2015 From staff reports Two students in Washington County took advantage of Saturday's snowstorm and built a large snowman. more »»

Jennings Hill Road fire probed

February 24, 2015 From staff reports A structure fire at a Jennings Hill Road property in Reno Monday afternoon left mild damage to a mobile home and the total loss of a nearby outbuilding. more »»

Equipment failure blamed for Marietta power outage

February 24, 2015 From staff reports Equipment failure was cited as the cause of a two-hour power outage in downtown Marietta Monday morning. more »»

Safe routes

February 23, 2015 The deadline for the city to throw its hat in the ring to receive a portion of this year’s Safe Routes to School grant funding is a week away. more »»

Tax time: Making the most of that refund

February 23, 2015 From making home improvements to taking vacations and even saving for the future, many are looking forward to getting their tax refund. more »»

It’s Hipp: Mural attraction

February 23, 2015 For more than a month, a bright mural created by a local couple, decorated in old typography and bright colors, has graced the front of the Peoples Bank Theatre, a vivid reminder that by year’s end... more »»

Blues champs named

February 23, 2015 A solo blues artist from Ohio was the winner fo the 23rd annual River City Blues Competition on Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. more »»

Paying it forward: Giving names to the nameless

February 23, 2015 Since July 2013, Christine Bannert has worked to give names to the unidentified through her involvement with Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive. more »»

Around town published Feb. 23

February 23, 2015 Gardening program at Wildlife Refuge Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will give a presentation on how to attract pollinators, “Planning for Pollinators,” from 7 to 8 p.m. more »»

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 »»



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