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Historic barns

April 15, 2014 Often quietly nestled on old Ohio farmsteads sit some of the state’s most interesting and historic pieces of architecture—barns. Barn building has a rich and varied tradition in Ohio. more »»

Sixth District primary

April 15, 2014 Two Democrats are hoping to win their party’s vote in the May 6 primary election for the opportunity to run against Republican incumbent U.S. Re. more »»

Cell vs. landline

April 15, 2014 While individuals have long been eschewing traditional landlines in favor of their more mobile counterparts, businesses have been slower to cast off traditional phone service and make the switch to... more »»

Wood Co. board to vote on calendar

April 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A draft calendar for the 2014-15 school year will be up for approval at tonight's Wood County Board of Education meeting. more »»

New principal at Waterford High

April 15, 2014 WATERFORD — Waterford High School will have a new principal next year after the Wolf Creek Local Board of Education approved the promotion of a current faculty member to fill the shoes of retiring... more »»

What’s happening for Easter?

April 15, 2014 The Easter season means lots of egg hunts and other activities throughout Washington County over the holiday weekend. more »»

Recorder says office doesn’t ‘un-record’ documents

April 15, 2014 For many homeowners, the process of purchasing a house can be a drawn-out affair and even though the deed and mortgage get filed with the county recorder’s office, there might not be a guarantee it... more »»

Around town

April 15, 2014 Indoor yard sale April 26 at Post 159 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159 will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at the legion post, 207 Central Ave., Williamstow. more »»

Belpre OKs prisoner care law

April 15, 2014 BELPRE — City council voted unanimously Monday evening to suspend the rules of council and hold the first, second and third readings of the ordinance for prisoner care and sustenance for 2014-2015. more »»

Winter unkind to River Trail

April 14, 2014 Marietta’s River Trail has apparently survived one of the harshest winters in recent years without much damage to the four-mile pathway along the Muskingum and Ohio river. more »»

The death penalty: Time for a change?

April 14, 2014 It took a couple of years, but an Ohio Supreme Court-appointed panel has developed 56 recommendations related to application of the state’s death penalty. more »»

Community service is ‘key’

April 14, 2014 Impassioned by a summer leadership conference to spend more hours doing community service work, Marietta High School student Christy Heisler spent her summer racking up more than 100 hours of... more »»

Crazy Daisy Boutique

April 14, 2014 Marietta Wine Cellars isn’t usually open Sundays, but Mary Jane Phillips, co-owner of the business with husband, Al, kept the doors open for a good cause this weekend. more »»

Egg hunt held for visually impaired

April 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen children attended the Lions Club third annual Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Children on Sunday afternoon. The hunt began at 2 p.m. more »»

Children eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 14, 2014 BELPRE — Dozens of children enjoyed breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday at the Belpre Heights United Methodist Church. more »»

Around town

April 14, 2014 Benefit spaghetti dinner April 26 A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held for Bill and Teresa Benton from 4 to 8 p.m. more »»


April 12, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Although it’s currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Walter Curtis Home on Newbury Road, south of Little Hocking, has seen much better day. more »»

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 12, 2014 Readily available and relatively cheap, a hit of heroin in the Mid-Ohio Valley is fairly accessible. Scoring treatment, on the other hand, is far from eas. more »»

Heartbleed virus: Local officials urge caution online

April 12, 2014 About two-thirds of the Internet is vulnerable to security leaks with the presence of Heartbleed, a bug that has left a gaping hole in one of the most common Internet coding softwares, and Internet... more »»

Vet’s ‘smart home’ almost ready

April 12, 2014 NEWPORT TWP.—The custom smart house of Kyle Hockenberry has started to take shape. more »»

Spotlight on Belpre Church: Pioneer Presbyterian

April 12, 2014 Motorists driving through Belpre at night might pass a little white church with a cross that glows from beneath, meant to be a welcoming symbol from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, with a small... more »»



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