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Funding boost: Ohio Arts Council gets $6.25M increase

July 7, 2015 Ohio gave a big nod to the arts within its new biennial budget, pumping $28,944,100 to the state’s grant-distributing funding agency over the next two years to help boost music, theater and arts... more »»

Doing something she loves

July 7, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — It was so simple. Debbie Bird walked up to the counter at the Third Street Deli in Parkersburg to pay for lunch. “Oh, I just love your nails. more »»

New rules for Ohio drivers under age 18

July 7, 2015 Stricter driving rules aren’t only for 16-year-old drivers anymore in Ohio, with a new law implemented July 1 that also affect 17-year-olds. more »»

A patch of good luck

July 7, 2015 The odds of finding a lucky four-leaf clover in the expanse of a field or front yard on your first try is estimated to be about one in 10,000, but one Marietta resident has busted the statistics by... more »»

MC graduate joins the Peace Corps

July 7, 2015 For most graduates right out of college traveling overseas isn’t in the near future, but for Emily Lorek it is a plan for which she’s long been preparing. more »»

Dangerously potent batch of heroin in the area

July 7, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Multiple heroin overdoses plagued the Mid-Ohio Valley over the holiday weekend, officials sai. more »»

America in Bloom will review Belpre

July 7, 2015 BELPRE — For the fourth year, judges from America in Bloom will be visiting Belpre to review the efforts of the Belpre in Bloom program to beautify and improve the city. more »»

Around Town

July 7, 2015 House of Hope plans fundraising breakfast House of Hope will be holding a fundraiser for the agency from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Mariett. more »»

Sweet corn survived rainy season, farmers optimistic

July 6, 2015 Though it’s raining and pouring the old man is still able to eat sweet corn in the Mid-Ohio Valle. more »»

Working from home a big perk for mom of three

July 6, 2015 Three children first grade and under roam around the home of Joy Farley. She has a home-based business, as does husband Shane, a video producer. more »»

City to hear CDBG ideas

July 6, 2015 Weather permitting, seven homes in Marietta will receive a fresh look by the end of the year thanks to funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. more »»

Fairgrounds celebration comes to a close Sunday

July 6, 2015 As the Washington County Fourth of July Celebration came to a close Sunday with its demolition derby, organizers hoped the community sees they are trying to bring in quality events the whole area ca... more »»

Celebrating the Fourth with parade and fireworks

July 6, 2015 The city of Marietta kicked off Saturday's Fourth of July celebrations with the annual Marietta Independence Day Parade. more »»

Riverfront Roar kicks off Friday in Marietta

July 6, 2015 Claiming the top tour location in 2011 by the American Power Boat Association sanctioned Powerboat Superleague, Riverfront Roar draws more than 40,000 spectators over the three day weekend. more »»

Around town published July 6

July 6, 2015 Summer reading program wraps The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library will wrap up its Summer Reading Program with a Family Heroes Closing Party on Wednesday, July 29, 10 a.m. more »»

Downtown party

July 4, 2015 In the face of summer showers, John, 57, and Teresa Frey, 54, danced on to the music of the Red White and Brews Festival outside in the Lafayette Hotel parking lot Friday night in downtown Marietta. more »»

Despite its flaws, love for U.S. endures

July 4, 2015 Just like any year, Americans are rolling out the barbecue and setting off fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday. more »»

Area residents urged to be vigilant about terrorist activities

July 4, 2015 From local reports PARKERSBURG— Federal law-enforcement agencies nationwide are on heightened alert for possible terror attacks during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. more »»

Volunteer devotes time to city rec hoops

July 4, 2015 There’s no “I” in team for Gary Turner who volunteers for Susan Joyce, the public facilities clerk and helps her keep Marietta’s Summer League Basketball program “running smoothly. more »»

On the road again for the 4th

July 4, 2015 If you are out on the road this weekend, you are joining nearly 42 million others traveling the highways, airways and waterways to celebrate Independence Day. AAA forecasts 41. more »»



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