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Old railroad bridge used to be America’s largest

December 2, 2014 BELPRE—Construction on the Sixth Street Railroad Bridge, also called the Parkersburg Bridge, was finished in 1871 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. more »»

 
 
 
City’s Skyscraper

November 26, 2014 A corner office with a view is an attainable part of working in what is commonly called the Dime Bank building on the corner of Putnam and Second streets in Marietta. more »»

Boaz mansion

November 18, 2014 BOAZ, W.Va.—Since 1987, Boaz resident Mark Lupardus has owned a hidden gem in the community, with ties to a prominent family that once called the area home. more »»

Town’s Landmark

November 14, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Hovering over the Ohio River on West Virginia 14 in Williamstown is a two-story Federal-style brick mansion that housed some of the city’s most powerful families and hosted a... more »»

2 old gems

November 7, 2014 Built side by side around the turn of the century on Second and Butler streets in Marietta, the Hackett Hotel and Tiber Way were erected for vastly different purposes. more »»

Orchard Place

October 24, 2014 Sitting atop the highest point on Harmar Hill rests a house built in the late 1890s by Col. John Harper Riley. According to Councilman Harley Noland, D-At Large, Riley had a lot of wealth. more »»

A place in history

October 16, 2014 BELPRE—The white farm home resting back from the road at 310 Florence St. is old, certainly. more »»

Coal Run’s story

October 9, 2014 COAL RUN—The small community of Coal Run owes much of its origins to the flowing waters running through and beside the town. more »»

Belpre’s Ames House

September 27, 2014 BELPRE—The Charles Rice Ames House has changed its shape minutely since it was built on Miller Avenue in Belpre in the 1800s. The house was built in 1843, according to owners Dave and Linda Boso. more »»

Truly historic

September 11, 2014 In the 1790s, Rufus Putnam’s house withheld the threat of Native American attacks feared by Northwest Territory’s pioneer settlers in its place within the Campus Martius fort. more »»

Historic Lowell farm

September 6, 2014 MUSKINGUM TWP. more »»

Spanning time

August 24, 2014 NEWPORT TWP. — Just off of Hills Branch Road, snuggled in between Zion Ridge Road and Ohio 26, rests a 19th century beauty suspended over the Little Muskingum River. more »»

Protect the Past: Mound Cemetery

August 15, 2014 Mound Cemetery on Fifth Street, which houses a giant Adena burial mound inside its gates, is not just an everyday final resting place, but an enclosed piece of history that dates back to both the BC... more »»

Home’s history a mystery

July 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — When Jenny Christopher purchased the house at 1001 Avery St., also known as the Kaltenecker House, in October 2012, she learned she had many unanswered questions about its history. more »»

Antique cars coming up for auction

July 10, 2014 BOAZ — A Shelby Cobra and a one-of-a-kind limousine are among the numerous cars from two local men that will be auctioned Saturda. more »»

Around town published July 10

July 10, 2014 Culvert repair on Muskingum River Rd. Muskingum River Road in Adams Township will be closed Friday nine-tenths of a mile above the Lowell Dam for culvert installation. more »»

New life, old charm

July 4, 2014 Nestled beside modern day businesses like Auto Zone, Captain D’s and East of Chicago, the original Becker Lumber and Manufacturing Company building still stands tall in between Pike and Greene... more »»

 
 
 

 

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