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Dangers of driving while distracted

April 25, 2015 Normally stellar basketball players struggled to even reach the backboard with a free throw at Fort Frye High School as students strapped on goggles designed to simulate intoxicated vision Friday... more »»

Local artist works in chainsaw sculptures

April 25, 2015 For nearly 25 years, Parkersburg resident David Ferguson has been expressing himself with a chainsaw. more »»

Family’s legacy

April 24, 2015 If walls could talk, the Levi Barber house in Harmar could spin quite the extensive ancestral yarn about its namesake and the next five generations to follow. more »»

SOS on Claire E

April 24, 2015 City officials agreed this week to push forward with the eviction of a vintage sternwheeler moored along city land on the Muskingum River but are still willing to reverse the decision if the owner... more »»

Yum! Local edible mushroom lovers are on the prowl

April 24, 2015 While flowers blooming and trees budding are a sure sign of spring, many are looking for another: the presence of wild mushrooms popping up from the eart. more »»

Truck hauling propane tips over on I-77 ramp

April 24, 2015 From staff reports A tanker loaded with propane tipped near the off ramp for exit 6 on I-77 late Wednesday night, resulting in an hours-long closure of the ramp while crews worked to right the... more »»

County saves $72,000 windfall

April 24, 2015 Washington County Commissioners received a refund check for a good claims year on worker’s compensation and decided to put the nearly $72,000 in the budget stabilization fund Thursday morning. more »»

Literacy night features fables

April 24, 2015 Kindergartners, first and second-graders dove into stories of frogs, toads and bears in classic and modern fables alongside parents during Harmar Elementary's literacy night Thursday. more »»

Pro wrestling ‘throwdown’ benefits Humane Society

April 24, 2015 Wrestling fans will flock to Marietta Middle School this Saturday for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley’s semi-annual Throwdown for the Pound. more »»

Judge grants request to retract guilty plea

April 24, 2015 From staff reports A Williamstown man’s request to retract his guilty plea for allegedly making advances on his daughter’s 15-year-old friend was granted in Washington County Common Pleas Court... more »»

Arbor Day activity in Williamstown

April 24, 2015 AMANDA NICHOLSON The Marietta Times Williamstown city crew members planted a tree in front of Williamstown Elementary fifth graders for Arbor Day Thursday afternoon at Tomlinson Park. more »»

Water issues

April 23, 2015 Nearly two weeks ago, torrential downpours soaked the Valley and left soggy messes across the county, and local crews are preparing should the rain make a similar, repeat performance. more »»

Budget aids schools

April 23, 2015 Ohio educators are keeping their fingers crossed now that a substitute two-year budget proposed by state legislators would save all public school districts from losing money for the next two years. more »»

Belpre drug lab raided; 3 held

April 23, 2015 BELPRE - Three people Wednesday were charged with making methamphetamine at a residence on Elm Street, authorities in Washington County said. The arrests were made at 205 Elm S. more »»

Cracker plant’s future a bit cloudy

April 23, 2015 By Jess Mancini Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — A statement from a company studying an ethane cracker plant in Wood County is again fueling speculation the multi-billion-dollar complex won't be... more »»

Hurdles cleared on armory project

April 23, 2015 "I think today was the day when it just became a big yes. more »»

Burglary getaway driver sentenced

April 23, 2015 A Belpre man charged with a third-degree felony count of complicity to commit burglary was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail and to five years of community control in Washington... more »»

Antiques for sale in old rail cars

April 23, 2015 Solid old trunks, vintage signs, end tables and chairs sprawl out through the two long passenger cars of an old B&O Railroad train parked along Maple Street in Harmar. more »»

Badgett lived to serve community organizations

April 23, 2015 Service to his community and help to individuals was the creed by which Butch Badgett lived as he participated in local and state organizations. more »»

Ohio Tuition caps

April 22, 2015 Students attending Ohio’s public colleges and universities could see some reprieve ahead as legislators grapple once again with proposed tuition caps to ease the steadily rising cost of receiving a... more »»



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