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Commissioners address vacation policy

January 29, 2016 Washington County Commissioners met Thursday to approve resolutions for several matters of business carrying over from last week’s regular meeting. more »»

Wood Co. bond panel to tour schools

January 29, 2016 By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — Members of the 2016 Bond Committee will begin touring Wood County public schools this weekend in preparation of the November facilities bond call. more »»

Woman to serve time for pill possession

January 29, 2016 From staff reports A McConnelsville woman who was found in possession of pills she had concealed in a body cavity upon being processed into jail was sentenced to 30 days in the Washington County Jai... more »»

Stalking case advances

January 28, 2016 In more than an hour of testimony Wednesday, the alleged victim in a case against the commander of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said she is in constant fear for her own safety. more »»

Melting away: Experts say we’re safe from flooding now

January 28, 2016 After a weekend of Winter Storm Jonas leaving more than a foot of snow in the region, officials are welcoming a slow melt that is expected to keep the Mid-Ohio Valley region in the clear from flood... more »»

Poundstone headlines show

January 28, 2016 Triple-threat Paula Poundstone, an American stand-up comedian, author and actress, will be performing Feb. 13 at the Peoples Bank Theatre. more »»

Storm water management plans compared

January 28, 2016 Storm water planning was the focus of Marietta City Council's Streets Committee Wednesday as its members heard of the many services currently provided by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation... more »»

Newport man sentenced for growing marijuana

January 28, 2016 A Newport man who was found with more than 200 marijuana plants inside and around his home last summer was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail on Wednesday. Douglas A. Hendershot J. more »»

Real estate statements mailed; due by Feb. 26

January 28, 2016 Real estate tax statements for the first half of 2015 were mailed Jan. 15 from the office of Dorothy K. Peppel, Washington County treasurer. more »»

Advocacy group watches DuPont merger closely

January 28, 2016 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — An advocacy group is keeping the attention on the proposed merger between DuPont and Dow and the spinoff of the new company Chemours. more »»

Former restaurant torn down

January 28, 2016 JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times The old Napoli’s Pizza structure on Highland Avenue in Williamstown was torn down Wednesday to make the property easier to sell. more »»

Around town

January 28, 2016 Free income tax prep program available The AARP Tax Aide Program will provide free income tax preparation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Feb. more »»

Meeting Friday on Frontier trip to Honduras

January 28, 2016 Frontier High and Middle School Spanish teacher Jennifer Wright will host an information session regarding a potential service learning trip to Honduras in June. more »»

Students can accelerate accumulating credits

January 27, 2016 Warren High School senior Kaitlyn Seevers will not only be celebrating her high school graduation and her 18th birthday in May, but she will also take the commencement stage to accept four associate... more »»

Ohioans can vote starting Feb. 17

January 27, 2016 With election talks heating up as the primaries loom, local boards of election are encouraging voters to remember to register to vote by Feb. 16, less than three weeks away. more »»

Local advice for stockholders —Ride out slump

January 27, 2016 With the Dow Jones industrial average ringing in 2016 with alarmingly low numbers—its worst January starting numbers in the history of the stock market— investors may be worried about not only what... more »»

Snowstorm strands local tour group for 15 hours in Pa.

January 27, 2016 SOMERSET, Pa. — It was a "real mess." That was Mark Penco's reaction to being stranded in a bus for 15 hours on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County Friday and Saturday during a snowstor. more »»

Rate discounts at aquatic center discussed

January 27, 2016 Marietta City Council's Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee is seeking to recognize active and retired military service through reduced rates at the Marietta Aquatic Center this coming summer after... more »»

Welfare League gives $50,000 in grants

January 27, 2016 Breaking a new record in its 90th year as a philanthropic staple in the area, the Marietta Welfare League gave $50,000 worth of grants to several community organizations Tuesday. more »»

Wood County BOE told free program doing well

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools' free breakfast and lunch program has seen a steady increase in participation and revenue since it was approved in October, officials said Tuesday. more »»



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