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Former Steeler to speak locally

October 22, 2014 After he was drafted to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rocky Bleier was drafted again, to go to war in Vietnam. Not only will he tell his story about football and war on Nov. more »»

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Providing safe haven for animals a labor of love

October 21, 2014 LOWELL—When Keith Thomas, of Lowell, started an animal rescue on a few acres of land on an old farm in the outskirts of Lowell, it was to save the life of one dog, Sonny. more »»

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October 9, 2014 Reports/Washington County ¯ James Bishong, 62, of 52231 State Route 248, Long Bottom, reported that on Sept. more »»

Business

Leaders can’t be emotional in a crisis

October 15, 2014 Periodically, about every five years yellow jackets build a nest in my yard. This year the nest was in my flower garden. more »»

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Police

October 18, 2014 Reports/Washington County ¯ Katherine Bartimus, 33, of 2346 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, reported Friday she believes a family member stole her prescription medication. ¯ Chase A. more »»

Obituaries

Jeffrey Kelley, Jr.

October 21, 2014 Jeffrey Lee Kelley, Jr., 35, of Waverly, W.Va., went to Heaven on Oct. 17, 2014. Jeffrey was the only child of Jeff and Melanie Chester Kelley. He was born Feb. 13, 1979, in Parkersburg. more »»

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Police records

October 21, 2014 Reports/Marietta ¯ An officer investigated windows being broken out of two vehicles at 1410 Colegate Drive Saturday. ¯ John Brandley Hunt, 26 of 499 Bertha Jones, Rowland, N.C. more »»

Obituaries

Lillian V. Elliott Porter

October 22, 2014 Lillian V. Elliott Porter, 83, of Vincent, passed away at 8:08 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. more »»

Extras

Online Extras

August 6, 2010 Click on the links to view online extras. more »»

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March 25, 2014 ? Brian A. Reynolds was not arrested Wednesday by Marietta City Police. According to Capt. more »»

Entertainment

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company show tonight at MHS

April 4, 2014 From staff reports The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present a new and original ballet as its spring production for 2014. Entitled “The Kitty Kapurrs,” the performance will be 7:30 p.m. more »»

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Correction April 8

April 8, 2014 ? Thaddeus and Ashley Skinner of 85 Lewis Pointe Drive, Vincent, paid $258,000 for land and parcel from Steven Pounders. more »»

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Multicultural Festival is coming up June 20-22

June 7, 2014 For about the last decade, a variety of entertainment, food and wares from many cultures have decorated Parkersburg City Park in June. more »»

Marcellus Shale

City again asking for bids from oil, gas interests

August 13, 2014 A second advertisement will go out for bids to lease up to 95 acres of city property to shale oil and gas interests, according to a discussion during Tuesday's meeting of Marietta City Council's... more »»

Entertainment

Parkersburg Homecoming weekend of fun

August 14, 2014 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — The headliners for this year’s Parkersburg Homecoming Festival will bring classic country and rock and roll to the city. more »»

Marcellus Shale

Ohio hits Utica shale well milestone

August 21, 2014 The oil and gas industry in Ohio is making news again, as it has surpassed 1,000 Utica shale wells, including 13 in Washington County. About 1,025 wells across the state have been drilled. more »»

Corrections

Aug. 21

August 21, 2014 ? Mark Kerenyi is Magistrate for the Probate/Juvenile Court. Incorrect information was submitted and appeared in Friday’s edition. more »»

Marcellus Shale

Best days may be ahead for coal, nuclear power

August 25, 2014 It’s time to face reality: Using advanced coal combustion technologies and nuclear power to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of electricity should be a no-braine. more »»

Entertainment

STERNWHEEL FESTIVAL

September 4, 2014 From staff reports A variety of musical styles from local, regional and national acts will be featured during the 2014 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in downtown Marietta. more »»

Marcellus Shale

Monroe Co. wants to lure cracker plant

September 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The announcement last week of another possible ethane cracker facility in the region could go a long way in creating a hub of natural gas activity throughout this region, local... more »»

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Sept. 25

September 25, 2014 ?About eight of the 50 beer cans found in and around the wrecked Jeep Cherokee in Sunday’s fatal crash in Liberty Township were opened, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. more »»

Business

Teri Ann’s celebrates 53 years in business

September 29, 2014 From local reports Fifty-three years ago in 1961, George and Virginia Zide had a vision of fashion and service in historic downtown Marietta and so Teri Ann’s was created, named after their oldest... more »»

Marcellus Shale

State halts production at Antero pad in Doddridge

October 1, 2014 By The Associated Press WEST UNION, W.Va. — Production at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County has been halted after a drill collided with a well. more »»

Business

Copper Leaf design awards

October 1, 2014 For the third consecutive year, Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio has earned top honors at the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) annual competitio. more »»

Religion

Christ is true independence

October 4, 2014 These days, the word independence has become a call for living. Senior citizens aim for independent living quarters as long as possible. more »»

Marcellus Shale

Local firm bids to drill under the Ohio

October 7, 2014 A local company is one of four that has bid to drill under the Ohio River in several parts of West Virginia, a process that would be similar to fracking across the region in recent years. more »»

Corrections

Oct 7

October 7, 2014 ? Tim Henson was no longer an owner in Smart Networks at the time of his arrest Sept. 26. Henson was incorrectly identified as the owner in a headline that appeared in the Sept. more »»

Business

Leaders must realize people see things differently

October 8, 2014 My wife, Carol, is a mountain girl. She grew up in Denver with huge mountains rising up in the western sky. more »»

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Local Merle Norman studio celebrates 10 years with open house

October 10, 2014 From local reports Merle Norman Cosmetics, on Tiber Way in Marietta, is celebrating 10 years in business with an open house today and Saturday during regular business hours. more »»

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Correction

October 15, 2014 ? Joan Baker, 78, whose Mile Run Road home caught fire Monday morning, was not burned during the blaze. Incorrect information appeared in Tuesday’s edition. more »»

Marcellus Shale

Study links Ohio quakes to fracking

October 15, 2014 By Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first... more »»

Religion

Family from N.C. to give concert at Highland Ridge

October 18, 2014 Pastor Nate Wood and his family from Winston-Salem, N.C. will present a concert at 7 p.m. at Highland Ridge Community Church on Friday, Oct. 24. more »»

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Baby steps

Get all the facts before freaking out over illnesses

October 9, 2014 Hey mom and dad, after hearing all the recent news about the Ebola virus and the insidiously named Enterovirus D68, as well as last year’s resurgence of mumps and whooping cough, are you freaking ou... more »

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