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School zone safety

January 27, 2015 It was a cold, blustery morning Monday with fewer children than usual walking to school in Marietta. more »»

Marietta board hires superintendent

January 27, 2015 A familiar face will be taking up the position of superintendent of Marietta City Schools after the board of education unanimously approved current Marietta Middle School Principal Will Hampton for... more »»

Computer store probe ongoing

January 27, 2015 No charges have been filed, but authorities are continuing to investigate a local computer business for reportedly taking customers’ money but not delivering the equipment for which they paid. more »»

Blood vessel disease battle

January 27, 2015 It was just a few weeks ago when young Cooper Hellinger, 4, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease (KD), a rare blood vessel disease. more »»

WSCC’s enrollment at 95%of projection

January 27, 2015 Though enrollment has dropped across the state as a result of declining populations and changes in education choices, those at Washington State Community College continue to be optimistic looking... more »»

Belpre Council tightens water runoff rules

January 27, 2015 BELPRE — Belpre City Council voted to amend its ordinance involving waste and stormwater run-off regulations during construction in the city limit. more »»

Local officials get first-hand look at fracking boom town

January 27, 2015 MINOT, N.D. — A delegation of city, county and economic development leaders from the Mid-Ohio Valley are on a fact-finding trip to Minot to see firsthand what it's like to deal with an economic boo. more »»

Jackson Park eviction ongoing

January 26, 2015 Since August, Marietta City Council has tried to get Jackson Hill Park resident Steve Binegar to vacate the premises. more »»

Class offers seed exchange, information on GMOs and more

January 26, 2015 Around 20 people graced the fellowship hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta Sunday to hear about ways to produce fruitful plants and ensure that enough seeds are gathered for... more »»

Paying it forward: Making Marietta (more) beautiful

January 26, 2015 For the last two years, Dick Boulton, 63, of Marietta, has worked with Marietta in Bloom to beautify the city’s entrances with landscaping and flowers. more »»

W.Va. man connected to ‘Sniper’ movie

January 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Former West Virginia University player Ben Reed is thrilled to be playing Chris Kyle's father in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper. more »»

Big bridal event held at E.L.I.T.E Center

January 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Many area brides were able to find exactly what suited their wedding plans Sunday at The Great Bridal Event 2015 in Parkersburg. More than 2,500 people were at the bridal show at the E.L. more »»

Around town published Jan. 26

January 26, 2015 Cross country holds benefit run/walk The 11th annual Cabin Fever 2 Mile Run/Walk, which supports the Marietta City Schools’ Cross Country program, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. more »»

Move it! Move it!

January 24, 2015 The average adult should get in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity each week, but only about 48 percent of Americans between the ages of 17 and 64 are meeting that goal, according to the U. more »»

Ex-credit union CEO admits theft

January 24, 2015 A St. Marys, W.Va., woman who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from Riverview Credit Union while acting as the company’s Chief Executive Officer pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced theft charg. more »»

No job too tall for city rescue teams

January 24, 2015 Scaling a 200-foot radio tower, dangling off the Williamstown Bridge and rappelling off the Willow Island Dam are just a few of the ways the members of the Marietta Fire Department’s high angle... more »»

Big Brothers needed locally

January 24, 2015 A high demand with a low supply has hit the Washington County chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, as the organization is in need of male mentors. more »»

New face in prosecutor’s office

January 24, 2015 Washington County’s newest assistant prosecutor hails from North Canton, and is a newcomer to the Marietta area. But he’s a bit of a history buff and looks forward to serving in the Pioneer City. more »»

Ag trends on the table for local meeting

January 24, 2015 The local agricultural community will get the chance to learn about the year’s outlook Thursday as the Ohio State University Extension Office in Washington County presents its own conference in... more »»

Traveling Civil War exhibit coming to Belpre

January 24, 2015 By Pamela Brust Special to the Times BELPRE — The Abraham Lincoln “A Man of his Times, A Man for all Times,” traveling exhibit, part of the Ohio & the Civil War 150 Years Later project, will be on... more »»

Man pleads guilty to burglary charge

January 24, 2015 From staff reports A Marietta man who kicked down the door to his ex-girlfriend’s home and told police he planned to beat her pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to burglary. more »»


The Ohio State University Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series for Washington County January 29, 2015

5 p.m., registration; 5:30 p.m., dinner; program will conclude at 9 p.m., Washington County Career Center; $20 per person; sponsored by The Career Center Adult Technical Trainingregistration flier at, click on events, or 376-7431. more »

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