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Book sale benefits Friends of the Library

May 2, 2016 By Madeline Murphy Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - Book lovers had the chance to peruse many different types of books on Friday and Saturday during the spring Friends of the Library used book sal... more »»

Events mark importance of May Day locally

May 2, 2016 By Wayne Towner Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society held two events Sunday in south Parkersburg to mark May Day and to dedicate a new flag pole at... more »»

Around town

May 2, 2016 Legion Post 64 holds shrimp fry Saturday American Legion Post 64 will have a shrimp fry dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The dinner is open to the publi. more »»

Pride and patriotism fill Marietta’s VFW post

April 30, 2016 Feelings of pride and patriotism filled the Marietta VFW Friday as more than 75 people gathered in honor of World War II veterans and prisoners-of-war in attendance. more »»

ZaZoom: New name, old woes

April 30, 2016 A local company working to provide fiber-based Internet service in areas of Washington County and downtown Marietta is currently part of an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office an... more »»

Woman indicted for Valentine’s Day mayhem

April 30, 2016 By Jackie Runion The Marietta Times jrunion@mariettatimes. more »»

Mixup forces Athens schools to close Fri.

April 30, 2016 By The Associated Press ATHENS — Six Ohio school districts closed on Friday while authorities investigated what turned out to be a misinterpretation of an anonymous video threatening the safety of... more »»

Stories of abused children, their angels

April 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG _ When she was just three weeks old, Katlyn Rake was shaken and slammed by her biological mother, resulting in injuries that left doctors uncertain she would ever speak, see, walk or liv... more »»

Historically innovative

April 30, 2016 While wooden chairs and oil lamps seem like rudimentary relics to 21st century communities, these pieces of history are actually innovations through necessity which Washington County pioneers crafte... more »»

Church celebrates 100 years of worship

April 30, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN -The First Presbyterian Church at 314 West Fifth St. is observing its 100th anniversary with special celebrations denoting the original dedication of the church in April 1916. more »»

Marietta scholars say ‘thanks’ to mentors

April 29, 2016 Marietta High School's top graduates from the Class of 2016 and the mentors that got them to where they are today were honored Thursday during Marietta City Schools' Academic Excellence Recognition... more »»

Mitchell Ruble sentenced to 15 years to life for '81 murder of Ray Clark

April 29, 2016 Thursday morning was the first time former Washington County Sgt. more »»

Sentencing out of abduction case

April 29, 2016 A Parkersburg man who reportedly held a former girlfriend inside her home while threatening her was sentenced to a year in jail Thursday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Roy L. more »»

Veterans Affairs Clinic in Reno holds grand opening

April 29, 2016 A “milestone for veterans’ care” was celebrated Thursday as the newly renovated and relocated Veterans Affairs Clinic had its grand opening. more »»

September event seeks OK to serve alcohol in Muskingum Park

April 29, 2016 Hunger Solutions of the Mid-Ohio Valley is planning a new fundraising event at East Muskingum Park next September, according to a request submitted during a joint meeting of Marietta City Council... more »»

West Virginia budget impasse puts Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport plans on hold

April 29, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN — The lack of a state budget is keeping the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission from telling airports how much money they can expect for projects, which is preventing airports from... more »»

Heavy rain, heavy equipment

April 28, 2016 Heavy rain and heavy construction created a perfect storm for one Coal Run resident’s car to slip into a muddy, watery ditch last weekend, creating a clash with the company working to lay 9,000 feet... more »»

Few get life-saving Narcan kits

April 28, 2016 It is free and absolutely confidential, but health officials have reported nearly non-existent participation in a program that allows civilians to obtain the life-saving antidote Narcan. more »»

Ruble sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

April 28, 2016 A former Washington County Sheriff’s deputy that was found guilty of aggravated murder last month was sentenced to life in prison Thursday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court. more »»

Don’t panic! Black bear seen in town

April 28, 2016 From staff reports Area residents were being advised Wednesday that a young black bear has been moving through the Marietta area as part of an annual migration pattern. more »»



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