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Seismic testing

October 23, 2014 WATERFORD—Anyone who might have done a double-take after noticing a low-flying helicopter in the north and northwestern parts of Washington County recently were not imagining things. more »»

Old vs. new in Ohio House race

October 23, 2014 With less than two weeks until Election Day, all Washington County residents will be choosing between a House of Representatives candidate that is a multi-term incumbent and a political newcomer... more »»

Applications for Secret Santa

October 23, 2014 Though the normal rush of Christmas shopping has not yet hit full force, Washington-Morgan Community Action’s annual Secret Santa Program is now accepting applications as well as donations. more »»

Local man to get six months

October 23, 2014 A Warren Township man who turned himself in for accessing child pornography online was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to six months in the Washington County Jail,... more »»

Only bid for armory floor is too high

October 23, 2014 Marietta City Council will be forced to reject the single bid which was submitted for the renovation of the ground floor of the Armor. more »»

Halloween in the Park

October 23, 2014 Ghouls, goblins, witches, princesses and perhaps a mad scientist or two will invade Muskingum Park on Saturday for the annual Halloween Parade and Party in the Park. more »»

Around Town

October 23, 2014 Make-up training for poll workers planned The Washington County Board of Elections will hold a make up training for poll workers who could not meet the previously selected dates. more »»

Shows for kids coming to Smoot Theater in Nov.

October 23, 2014 PARKERSBURG - During the month of November, the Smoot Theatre will present the next show in its Live Entertainment Series while also kicking off this year’s 20th annual Kids Club Series. On Nov. more »»

Historic St. Mark’s church

October 23, 2014 BELPRE—When St. Mark’s United Methodist Church was formed in the 1800s, it was known as Lewis Chapel. “Historically, the church started with just a gathering of people,” said Pastor Dave Hubbard. more »»

Banishing bullies

October 22, 2014 Whether it is the sixth-grade boy who steals lunch money or the movie about a mean high-school clique, everyone has a picture of what bullying looks like. more »»

Belpre man gets 4 years

October 22, 2014 A Belpre man will spend four years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine at his home in February. Michael E. Packard, 47, of 811 Walnut St. more »»

Accomplice gets prison

October 22, 2014 A Marietta man who assisted in the armed robberies of two area men last December was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. more »»

Former Steeler to speak locally

October 22, 2014 After he was drafted to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rocky Bleier was drafted again, to go to war in Vietnam. Not only will he tell his story about football and war on Nov. more »»

Around Town

October 22, 2014 Fort Frye building committee to meet There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Building and Grounds Committee meeting at 4 p.m. more »»

Bathroom vandalism at fairgrounds investigated

October 22, 2014 An early morning case of vandalism at the Junior Fair Building in Marietta left a toilet shattered and smoking hole in the ceiling, officials said. more »»

Churches’ coat, clothing collection is under way

October 22, 2014 With a chill already in the air and another potentially harsh winter ahead, Little Hocking United Methodist Church is hoping to collect a massive number of coats and cold weather clothing items to b... more »»

Thrift Store fills a void

October 22, 2014 Recently moved and renovated, the Salvation Army’s clothing closet now has a slightly larger home. more »»

Providing safe haven for animals a labor of love

October 21, 2014 LOWELL—When Keith Thomas, of Lowell, started an animal rescue on a few acres of land on an old farm in the outskirts of Lowell, it was to save the life of one dog, Sonny. more »»

What the Children Services Levy means

October 21, 2014 It’s been five years since a team of specialists were embedded with local public schools to help watch for and prevent child neglect and abuse problems. more »»

Guilty plea for drug trafficking

October 21, 2014 A Marietta man entered a guilty plea in Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday to two fifth-degree felony counts of trafficking in drugs. Delbert D. Cain, 38, of 100 Simpson S. more »»



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