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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 »»

Pedestrian, 86, hit crossing Colegate

January 24, 2015 From staff reports An 86-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Colegate Drive in the 1600 block Friday night. Marietta City Police Sgt. more »»

Testing Buzz

January 23, 2015 In just a few weeks, students in third grade all the way through high school will begin taking a new generation of assessments called PARCC and AIR for core subjects, just shortly after officials... more »»

Halfway house planned for Reno area

January 23, 2015 Washington County could soon be the site of a halfway house after at least one public meeting in February to apprise local residents of what the facility does and who it will treat. more »»

City OKs new union pacts

January 23, 2015 All three city unions will receive 3 percent wage increases this year and next under bargaining agreements approved by Marietta City Council during a special meeting Thursday night. more »»

Prison time for sex with a minor

January 23, 2015 A Marietta man will spend 18 months in prison and 25 years as a registered Tier 2 sex offender for having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl last summer. Darren C. Farnese, 20, of 613 Eighth St. more »»

Fruits of a family’s labor

January 23, 2015 WARREN TWP.—Like his father before him, Ted Lane learned to tend an orchard on the 60 hilltop acres his grandfather Walter Thomas Lane planted in Warren Township in the 1930s. more »»

Identity theft discussed by Belpre chamber

January 23, 2015 BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce held its first quarterly luncheon of 2015 Thursday at Rockland United Methodist Church. more »»


“Wildlife of the Ohio River Islands” presentation January 27, 2015

7 to 8 p.m., Refuge Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown; professional photographer and naturalist Mike Williams with his pictures of animals on the refuge; free and recommended for ages 8 and up; in part by the Friends of the Ohio River Island National Wildlife Refuge. more »

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