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Your next meal?

November 15, 2014 Just a few days ago, 46-year-old Sherri Chambers, a mother of three, was not sure where her next family’s meal would come from, or when it would come. more »»

Vincent pantry a haven for a wide area

November 15, 2014 VINCENT—For those in the western part of the county who might be struggling to put food on the table or who might need some household items, there is the Western Washington County Food Pantry in... more »»

Winter accompanies rise in demand at pantries

November 15, 2014 As winter converges on the area, the number of those who need help getting food on the table rises, and many area organizations are trying to offer assistance to local residents. more »»

Alzheimer’s dinner, auction Friday

November 15, 2014 It was a school day six years ago. more »»

Apologetic drug case defendant sent to jail anyway

November 15, 2014 A Lowell man, charged with possession of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine at his home in the presence of his young son, asked the court for a chance to show he can do better during his... more »»

Macksburg woman sentenced out of June drug raid

November 15, 2014 A Macksburg woman, charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine, made no comment during her sentencing hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Court Friday mornin. more »»

ODOT stays ahead of trouble

November 15, 2014 Stacks of 10-foot culvert sections lie in the grass next to Goose Run Road and orange barrels line the road’s intersection with Ohio 26 and Pleasant Ridge Road. more »»

Local artists’ talents on display

November 15, 2014 Marietta resident Charles Pridgeon went to the Lafayette Hotel to have dinner Friday evening and unexpectedly found himself looking through colorful, hand-carved canes in the hotel’s ballroom. more »»

Small Business Saturday gets extra boost

November 15, 2014 Big chains like Target, Walmart and Best Buy have their bid day on Black Friday, but it is all about small businesses on the Saturday afte. more »»

Sisters of St. Joseph Fund announces grants

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Through its fall grant program, the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund chose 26 non-profit organizations throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley to receive funding. more »»

Fire stops business ... for a day

November 14, 2014 It was just more than a week ago that a massive fire destroyed the Haas Sales building and its contents at 75 Highland Ridge Road, but incredibly, within 24 hours the tractor and equipment sales and... more »»

Oil field worker dies in blast

November 14, 2014 SUMMERFIELD— A Virginia man was killed when an oil well drilling explosion occurred Wednesday evening in Noble County. Norman Butler, 48, of Newport News, Va. more »»

Town’s Landmark

November 14, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Hovering over the Ohio River on West Virginia 14 in Williamstown is a two-story Federal-style brick mansion that housed some of the city’s most powerful families and hosted a... more »»

Belpre man accused of threatening witness

November 14, 2014 A Belpre man facing drug charges was arrested Wednesday on a federal charge of retaliating against a witness after he allegedly threatened a Parkersburg woman. Brent J. more »»

City officials debate $110,000 study

November 14, 2014 Members of Marietta City Council, the city administration and city employees debated the necessity of an approximately $110,000 study that would beef up the city's wellhead protection area research... more »»

Chemical operating classes’ success spreads

November 14, 2014 The Washington County Career Center recently expanded its reach into Columbus with its chemical operating class based in the Adult Technical Training school. more »»

Irvine leaving commissioner’s job Nov. 29

November 14, 2014 After serving Washington County for the last four years, Commissioner Tim Irvine tendered his resignation Thursday morning, effective Nov. 29. more »»

Devola man’s case moves on minus kidnapping charge

November 14, 2014 From staff reports A kidnapping charge was dropped Wednesday against a Devola man who allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulted the woman late last week. more »»

Music, art, gym

November 13, 2014 A heated debate is alive and well in the state surrounding the Ohio State Board of Education, as members have spent the week discussing a controversial proposal that would eliminate minimum staffing... more »»

Logger killed by falling tree

November 13, 2014 A Stanleyville man was killed after a tree fell on him while logging in Warren Township Wednesday afternoon. Bernard L. more »»



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