Local News

Fall Foliage Tour ‘good time’ for all

DART — The 29th annual Little Muskingum Watershed Fall Foliage Tour was held Saturday and Sunday with 16 stops along the winding Ohio 26 north of Marietta. Stops included the Hidden Hills Orchard, several local churches, R.S.V. Art & Frames, Wonder of Wood Cabinet Shop, the historic ...

AEP reports outage in Marietta

More than 1,000 customers are without electrical power in Marietta, American Electric Power-Ohio announced today. The approximate restoration time is 4:30 p.m., the power company said. Additional details were unavailable.

Butler Street study

The firm slated to perform a traffic impact study surrounding Butler Street has been selected. Marietta College proposed to Marietta City Council earlier this year an idea to close Butler Street between Seventh and Fourth streets so the college can upgrade buildings and build a new student ...

Enjoying the fruits of fall in Belpre

BELPRE — Many people came to Belpre over the weekend to get an understanding of how apple butter is made and to get some as fall begins to settle in for the season. The 40th annual Apple Butter Stir-Off was held throughout the weekend at Civitan Park in Belpre. The festival, which is put ...

Living for the game: Ref helps young players

Darrell Miller is not hard to find. Go to a softball, baseball or basketball game in Beverly, Belpre, Waterford or the Warren district and there’s a good chance he’ll be there, officiating games for athletes ranging from third graders to older teens. It’s not uncommon to find him at ...

Juried art pieces on exhibit at Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The state of West Virginia has many talented artists as seen through a exhibit on display at the Parkersburg Art Center. The 71st Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition, featuring 79 pieces from artists around the state, is on display at the art center on Eighth and ...

Around town

Fort Frye committee meeting on Thursday There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Salem-Liberty Elementary School. Warren Board Finance meeting Wednesday The Finance Committee of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education is ...

How it works: Mammograms

It's a machine that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. It holds a woman's breast into place, it sandwiches it, it takes an image that sends a message to doctors. It saves lives. "Every year 240,000 new cases are diagnosed across the U.S. and 4,000 women die," said Dr. Nik Shah, the ...

Church celebrates 150 years

CUTLER – A small country church at the edge of Washington County will mark 150 years of worship and service this weekend. You won't find the Liberty United Brethren Church by accident. Hidden in the hills north of Bartlett, it sits at the top of a rise, surrounded by forest and, as is usual ...

Districts seeing payoff in investment funds

Most people see the increase in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board as a nuisance that makes borrowing money, whether through auto loans, credit cards or mortgages, more expensive. For treasurers of some Washington County school districts, however, the rise in rates has a bright ...

Gold Star Park receives new feature

Along with the brisk autumn air, people visiting Gold Star Park Friday morning were greeted with the sounds of construction and a group of patriotic citizens gathered around the Gold Star Monument. Workers from Kirby Monuments were installing 12 monument benches that honored lost loved ones ...

Marietta Times here for readers for more than 150 years

Celebrating National Newspaper Week, The Marietta Times reminds its readers we are still your community news source, right here on Channel Lane in Marietta. We've been Marietta's paper since 1864 and hope to be your paper of choice for many years to come. Our team of reporters here in ...

Fundraising underway for new animal shelter in Woodsfield

The ecosystem of a natural water pond supports a wide variety of life. And in some cases, it supports the well-being of the people and animals that interact with it. Ronda Piatt, Monroe County dog warden, said she sees that potential in a pond that sits next to the Monroe Achievement Center ...

Marietta’s only medical marijuana provider holds open house

DEVOLA – The open house for Washington County’s only clinic to evaluate patients for medical marijuana treatment also was a full house. Held in what used to be a waiting room for a Memorial Health Systems clinic, the meeting attracted about two dozen people interested in what comes next ...

Multi-state drug bust focuses on Wood County

PARKERSBURG — The knock at the door at 6 a.m. was not a neighbor as members of the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force (PNTF) along with federal agencies swept through Parkersburg residences, arresting 30 people and confiscating 150 pounds of methamphetamine, four pounds of ...

Leader found for Norwood Thanksgiving project

A Thanksgiving tradition that goes back a dozen years will go ahead again this year thanks to the intervention of a newly arrived family in Marietta. Until a couple days ago, Pastor Brian Webber of the Norwood United Methodist Church feared the church's annual Thanksgiving dinner, which in ...

Apples ripe for picking at local orchard

A vista of rolling hills lined with heavily fruited apple trees greet each visitor to Hidden Hills Orchard located a few miles north of Marietta on Ohio 26. A bustle of activity is present around the orchard as workers pick, sort and bag the delicious orbs. Tom and Cathy Burch gave up the ...

Marietta College renews president’s contract

From staff reports During an executive session on Thursday, Marietta College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for President William N. Ruud. Ruud, who is the 19th president since Marietta was founded in 1835, will be with the college through ...

Around town

The Marietta City Schools Board of Education will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the board office. The purpose is for evaluations of the superintendent and treasurer and any other matter that may arise. The regular October board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at board ...