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Around town published Jan. 19

January 19, 2015 Square dance will be held at St. Ambrose St. Ambrose Catholic Church will hold a square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 31 at the St. Ambrose social hall. The cost is $5 per person or $8 per couple. more »»

Prime locations

January 17, 2015 The promise of lush land and easy travel along the Ohio River is what first drew settlers to the Mid-Ohio Valley more than two centuries ag. more »»

Internet: Suddenlink adds usage fees

January 17, 2015 Local residents will have to keep an eye on their Internet usage now that monthly data allowance plans are being enacted by some local Internet providers. more »»

Second school burglar gets 6 months in jail

January 17, 2015 A homeless veteran, charged with the burglary of a local elementary school, will spend six months in jail and five years on community control after being sentenced for the third-degree felony charge... more »»

Triplet a dad to quads

January 17, 2015 It is an improbable reality that Lowell native Shane Burchett happens to be a natural-born triplet whose grandmother happened to be a twin. more »»

Free tax filing services available

January 17, 2015 With the deadline for filing income taxes already less than three months away, three local groups are gearing up to provide free tax filing services for local residents. more »»

Drug dealer says he’s sorry, and ‘done’ with Marietta

January 17, 2015 A Marietta man will spend four years in prison for multiple charges related to trafficking and possession of heroin and cocaine during the first half of 2014. Tytus Shields, 26, of 906 Fifth St. more »»

Girl Scouts to cooperate with probe

January 17, 2015 The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond CEO said Friday the organization will cooperate with authorities in the investigation of alleged embezzlement of cookie sale funds in Wood County. more »»

City Hall revamp

January 16, 2015 After more than a year of construction and approximately a quarter million dollars in change orders, one final major project was checked off the Marietta City Hall renovation to-do list Thursday. more »»

Council lines up to support Armory work

January 16, 2015 To the delight of a supportive crowd, Marietta City Council resolved Thursday at its regular meeting to commit financially to completing the renovation of the ground floor of the former Ohio... more »»

Dad accused of breaking baby’s leg

January 16, 2015 A Marietta Township man is in the Washington County Jail on $100,000 bond after being charged with attempting to cause serious harm to a child Wednesday. more »»

6 months in jail for drug abuse at home, meth possession

January 16, 2015 A Marietta man will spend six months in jail and five years on community control for possession of methamphetamine and for allowing drug abuse at his residence in June. Earl D. more »»

Foes of Devola sewer project active

January 16, 2015 The long-standing debate surrounding plans to extend Marietta’s sewer system to neighboring Devola has resulted in the formation of a concerned-citizens group determined to fight the project. more »»

Second Street history

January 16, 2015 Wide open spaces, paint chips and old steel beams make up the inside of the building at 313 Second St. in downtown Marietta, which served as a business hub in the 1900s. more »»

Bridge replacement project approved

January 16, 2015 Washington County Commissioners received and approved a recommendation from County Engineer Roger Wright for the Ward Bridge Replacement Project in Independence Township Thursday during their regula... more »»

College budget cuts proposed by W.Va. governor

January 16, 2015 Higher education in West Virginia will see a nearly $12 million budget drop in 2016 with West Virginia University and the School of Medicine accounting for more than 60 percent of the cuts. Go. more »»

House fire in Norwood neighborhood

January 16, 2015 SAM SHAWVER The Marietta Times A Marietta firefighter tosses some debris off the front porch of a home at 304 Kenwood Ave. that caught fire around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. more »»

School safety

January 15, 2015 Keeping students safe in school can be an ongoing battle between too much security or too little. more »»

Theater opening:

January 15, 2015 The journey to receive enough funding for a $7.5 million restoration of the Peoples Bank Theatre was a long one, but a recent investment means construction can finally push forward. more »»

Church-led blood drives get off to good start

January 15, 2015 After forming a group in October to cover the void left by the Memorial Health System’s closure of blood services, local churches have now held their first blood drive and have several more planned... more »»



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