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AAA honors area law enforcement

Although traffic safety is a concern at this time of year, the people who enforce the law and put significant effort into keeping the crash, injury and fatality numbers as low as possible are sometimes taken for granted. The American Automobile Association tries to give them some recognition, ...

Sentence for third domestic violence charge

2-6 huff 1 CHAD PLAUCHE-ADKINS The Marietta Times Public Defender Shawna Landaker requests leniency for her client, Keith Huff, Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. 2-6 Huff 2 Mugshot Keith Huff sentencing •Charges: Violation of a protection order, fifth-degree ...

MOVP Youth Theatre showcases “Little Women”

Dressed in period-style petticoats and ascots, a cast of 25 is prepared to present a theatrical take on the classic "Little Women" this weekend. The play, "Little Women of Orchard House" by David Longest, takes the classic by Louisa May Alcott and utilizes Louisa as a character within the ...

Belpre Home Tour coming Sunday

From staff reports BELPRE — The GFWC Belpre Woman's Club Home Tour will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Belpre, featuring four homes, a business and the Farmer's Castle Museum and Educational Center. Signs will mark the stops and are all within a three-mile area. Refreshments will be ...

Around town

There will be a live nativity from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Tunnel United Methodist Church, Ohio 550 and Coffman Road (behind the Warren Volunteer Fire Department). Come out and drive through to enjoy the live animals. Hear Mary and the angel tell the story of the birth of Jesus. Watch the ...

Tree farm experience

There are plenty of ways to decorate for Christmas but for most, wreaths, Christmas cards on the mantle and strung lights can't compete with the centerpiece of the season, the Christmas tree. Even though fake tree sales are on the rise according to statista.com, there were still more than 27 ...

Wisconsin man gets four years for armed robbery at McDonald’s

A man who held up the McDonald's restaurant on Glendale Road by threatening staff members with a replica of a .45-caliber pistol in August was sentenced to four years in prison by Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Randall Burnworth on Tuesday. Donald Sirrell, 58, of Wisconsin, was ...

Marietta City Schools hears challenge

A former Marietta Middle School teacher who has said she believes God delivered her from chronic pain under the condition that she share her story of deliverance with fellow teachers, students and others was the subject of a day-long hearing at a Marietta hotel conference room ...

Washington County Board of Health removed from sewer lawsuit

The hiring of special counsel by the city of Marietta in a lawsuit against the county regarding the sewering of Muskingum Township is being called into question. Two lawsuits are in place regarding the issue: one filed by the Ohio EPA and one by the city of Marietta, both seeking to have the ...

Free coats still being handed out at two Marietta sites

Snowy December days have helped the pedestrian traffic into Coats for Kids and for a free coat rack on Front Street. Free winter coats, no questions, are being distributed in two Marietta locations for those who need them. "I ran out today," said Kitty Knowlton, a paralegal at the Barkan ...

Christmas shipping rush

Though the post office is closed today for a day of mourning in the wake of Former President George H.W. Bush's death Friday, deadlines are fast approaching to send gifts out of town this holiday season. "We are scrambling to get parcels out today," noted Postmaster Julie Pepper at the ...

Around town

Washington Electric seeking candidates for board election. Feb. 1 is the deadline to file. Washington Electric is owned by its members, who elect trustees to set financial goals and other policies for the organization. Once elected, trustees serve three-year terms. There are three open seats in ...

Veterans Gallery paintings honor Bush

The Veterans Gallery in Little Hocking is a walk through history with more than 120 paintings of the late President George H.W. Bush’s service as a Navy pilot in World War II. Thomas Stahl started 22 years ago when he was commissioned to paint the USS San Jacinto, the aircraft carrier upon ...

Shredded tree attracts global attention

A shredded Christmas tree at the Parkersburg Art Center is getting global attention. Kasey Snyder and Kelley Cartwright, both of Parkersburg, are the Christmas tree creators drawing attention for their “Banksy Tree.” They created the “Banksy Tree” for the Parkersburg Art Center’s ...

Remains of missing Parkersburg woman found in Belpre park

PARKERSBURG — Thirty-five years after Leslie Diane Marty was murdered and 20 years after her killer was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, authorities have recovered her body. Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin announced Monday that city police officers, the Washington County ...

County caught off guard by court decision on sewer project

A summary judgment in Washington County Common Pleas court ordering the county commission to proceed with installation of a sanitary sewer system in Devola caught the county by surprise. The decision was issued Thursday by Judge Linton D. Lewis, Jr., a retired Perry County judge appointed to ...

Police: Armed robber may have cased out other local stores

From staff reports The man who robbed the Marietta Rite Aid Sunday, injuring a pharmacist, might have also cased out the Vienna Rite Aid prior to the crime, said Marietta police. As of late Monday, the suspect was still at large and police were seeking the public's help in identifying ...

New mom gets jail time for attempted murder coverup

A young woman who two weeks ago gave birth to her first child was sentenced to 30 days in jail and one year of community control for her role in what Washington County prosecutors allege was an attempted murder. Hanah Clark's husband, Austin Lightfritz, on May 27 got into an altercation with ...

Law library undergoing renovations

During city budget hearings this fall Marietta City Council questioned a line item within the court budgets which predicts a send of $90,000 to the county law library. Recently, Law Librarian Juanita Henniger explained what that pays for. "That goes for our books, which have to be updated ...

Around town

There will be a special meeting of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Warren Middle School Band Room, 70 Warrior Drive, Vincent, for the purpose of having a work session relating to the Ohio School Facilities construction project. The guest speaker at the ...