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PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Roger Moorison, store manager for Lashley Tractor Sales, inspects one of the lawn mowers at the Marietta store on Friday afternoon.

New owner at tractor dealership

Local News

Lashley Tractor Sales of Quaker City has expanded, opening a new branch in Marietta. After 25-plus years of serving Marietta and the surrounding areas, Hurst Tractor & Garden Equipment, located at 1200 Pike St. in Marietta, was bought out by Lashley’s in the fall. “We are happy to ...

Wood BOE to discuss bond call

Local News

By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Board of Education at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday will discuss the district's bond call, a state employees retirement program and alternative certification for substitute teachers. The board meets at the 13th and Plum streets offices ...

Police

Local News

Reports/Washington County ¯ Joshua A. Beaver, of 2102 Duncan St., New Matamoras, reported his residence entered on Monday. This case remains under investigation. ¯ Kailyn Schmitt, of 325 Main St., Lower Salem, reported damage done to her residence on Tuesday. This case remains under ...

Marietta CPA firm donates food to pantry

Business

From local reports During any given week across the state of Ohio, 230,000 people receive emergency food assistance, 35 percent of whom are children younger than 18. And 50 percent of Ohioans are left to choose between paying their heating bill and putting food on the table. These sobering ...

United Way, Caring Connection will provide free help with tax filing

Business

From local reports Caring Connection is one of 43 organizations across Ohio that will receive funding to support the expansion of their free tax filing services through The Ohio Benefit Bank†. The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB†) is a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks that provides ...

Farm bureau membership campaign kicks off Jan. 30

Business

From local reports Washington County Farm Bureau will kick off its 2017 membership campaign on Monday, Jan. 30, at Meadowbrook High School in Byesville. The event will include dinner at 6 p.m., prizes and special speaker, Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President, Adam Sharp. A free meal for ...

Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio completes product certifications

Business

From local reports Local design firm, Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio, has completed several product certifications through Hunter Douglas, the international window treatment firm. These certification programs included motorized treatments, covering specialty shaped windows and choosing ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
ABOVE: Employees of Perry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants enter their new location at 313 Second St. in Marietta Thursday afternoon. BELOW: The original building operated as a Ford car dealership in the early 1900s.

$2M investment

Local News

Constructed in 1900, the building located at 313 Second St. in Marietta will now house Perry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, adding historic restoration and economic growth to the city for the new year. Perry & Associates was previously located 428 Second St. ...

2 sent to prison over home invasion

Local News

A Belpre man and a Parkersburg man will each spend the next four years in prison for their parts in a Belpre armed robbery last January. Zachary T. Ratliff, 21, of 601 Barclay St., Belpre, and James D. Ault, 20, of 2215 14th Ave., Parkersburg, were sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas ...

Vincent man wins $10.5M in C8 case

Local News

PARKERSBURG - A federal jury deliberating punitive damages Thursday awarded $10.5 million to Kenneth Vigneron Sr., 56, of Vincent, a plaintiff in a C8 lawsuit against DuPont. The award, the largest to date, follows the $2 million in compensatory damages the same jury in December awarded to ...

Ohio 1st to ban plywood use in vacant properties

Local News

By Julie Carr Smyth AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS— Boarded-up property will no longer be synonymous with blight in Ohio. The state became the first in the nation this week to outlaw the use of plywood on properties certified as vacant and abandoned. The prohibition was tucked ...

Council OKs RiverTrail project manager

Local News

Marietta City Council authorized the hiring of a project manager Thursday night to ensure engineering for the Ohio River Trail connection between the Lafayette Plaza and Walmart Shopping Center is completed on schedule. “The city engineers came to us to ask if they can sub-contract this to ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Capt. Jack Hansis of the Marietta Fire Department checks on the smoke detectors free to the public at the fire house Thursday afternoon.

Home heating sources potential dangers

Local News

A fire can start as a small flame but rapidly grow into damaging everything in its path. During the winter months of December, January and February, residents are more prone to house fires due to heating sources, candles and cooking. “Every minute really counts in the start of a fire,” ...

Emergency planners fill board vacancy

Local News

By Sam Shawver The Marietta Times sshawver@mariettatimes.com The Washington County Commissioners on Thursday approved Barbara Bradley, director of environmental health for Marietta’s Health Department, to serve on the Local Emergency Planning Committee. She will replace LEPC ...

Art Smith   The Marietta Times
Workers from Blennerhassett Island work on bringing a pontoon boat back to shore. The caretaker from the island leaped off the boat into the river near the shore when it began drifting toward an oncoming barge. The second boat had to be put in the water to retrieve the runaway craft.

Island caretaker leaps into river to avoid barge

Local News

BELPRE - The caretaker of Blennerhassett Island had to get a little wet Thursday after his boat stalled in the Ohio River. At around noon reports transmitted over radio by emergency crews said a man fell into the Ohio River off of Blennerhassett Island. Belpre Police and ambulance ...

POLICE

Local News

Reports/Marietta ¯ Roger P. Phillips, of Parkersburg, reported Dec. 27 that an unknown person had made two $200 withdrawals from the ATM in the Marathon station at 498 Pike St. on Dec. 22. ¯ Employees of Warren’s IGA, 402 Muskingum Drive, reported Dec. 27 that a bad check was ...

Morgan

Neighborhood News

Morgan James Morgan and Megan Gossett of Marietta announce the birth of their daughter, Destiny Rayne Morgan. She was born at 9:21 a.m. Nov. 29, 2016 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Norman and Jennifer Horner of ...

Career Center names students of the month

Neighborhood News

The Washington County Career Center honors its January Students of the Month, Elena Lawson and Brodey Lehman. Elena Lawson is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and she is the daughter of Jim and Mary Lawson of Marietta. Lawson is a member ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Sara Beaver, 65, of Marietta, praises her rescued horse Sienna at Stanleyville Stables on Wednesday afternoon.

Fun in Retirement

Local News

The reality of life tends to get in the way of dreams that someone may want to pursue. Sara Beaver’s came in a brown and white 2,000-pound package known as Sienna, the horse she dreamed of having since she was a little girl. “As I grew up, the concerns of being an adult took over,” she ...