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New rules blamed for drop in GED success

January 14, 2015 A year has passed since new GED testing requirements were put into place that affected both cost and rigor, and educators are now looking at an unprecedented drop in testing rates nationwide. more »»

Sewage plant project

January 14, 2015 Five years after a busted pipeline and bursting tank lids put a planned renovation of Marietta’s Wastewater Treatment Plant onto the fast track, the nearly $30 million project—the most expensive in... more »»

Wood Co. BOE hears proposal on staffing changes

January 14, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education received an update on the proposed staff and faculty reductions needed to meet the 2015-2016 federal school funding allotted to the county. more »»

Bible College celebration: Students can stay

January 13, 2015 Those at Marietta Bible College heaved a collective sigh of relief after news came in Monday that the school would be able to keep its students and its accreditation after months of uncertainty. more »»

Regular testing for cervical cancer can be a life saver

January 13, 2015 When Marietta resident Linda Morris, 44, was diagnosed with late stage cervical cancer more than two years ago, she wanted to know where to go for support. more »»

Warren board looks ahead to changes

January 13, 2015 VINCENT — The Warren Local school district's Board of Education set officers and committees for the coming year and received an update on the district's restructuring process during its combined... more »»

Frontier board can’t agree on grades alignment

January 13, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS — Members shot down a vote to decide the configuration of the district for the next school year after a lengthy discussion at the Frontier Local Board of Education meeting Monday. more »»

Commissioners plan meetings in schools

January 13, 2015 During the Washington County Commissioners annual organizational meeting Monday, commissioners decided on one new thing that is headed to county schools this year: a public meeting. more »»

County asked to relocate gravestones

January 13, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Bob Enoch, with the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society asked the county to consider moving six gravestones back to their original location in the Kincheloe/Vandivier... more »»

Belpre Council gets projects updates

January 13, 2015 BELPRE — At its first meeting of 2015, Belpre City Council learned that a few projects in the works are moving forward. more »»

Marietta 10-year-old battling Crohn’s Disease raises funds for animal shelter

January 12, 2015 While 10-year-old Railyn Hanson of Marietta has been in a year-long battle with Crohn’s Disease, she’s started a fundraiser in an attempt to help local animals at the Humane Society of the Ohio... more »»

Blushing brides, grooms take in annual event

January 12, 2015 Despite snow, ice and low temperatures, Bridal Extravaganza 2015 at the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center at Marietta College took place Saturday to give local brides-to-be a look at how to make their... more »»

Teddy Bear & Doll Show fundraiser sees around 200

January 12, 2015 Decent weather allowed collectors to come out in droves, snatching up that much sought doll or collector bear at the 24th annual Teddy Bear and Doll Show and Sale Sunday at the Lafayette Hotel. more »»

Pay it forward: County Home needs volunteers

January 12, 2015 With a current slate of 63 residents, the Washington County Home could really use a few good men and women to volunteer at the facility on County House Lane. more »»

W.Va. legislature convenes this week

January 12, 2015 CHARLESTON — Job creation and promoting business development are a couple of the priorities local lawmakers have going into the 2015 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Bells at Parkersburg church turn 100

January 12, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Among the more familiar sounds of downtown Parkersburg are the bells of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The church is marking the centennial of when the first bell was installed. more »»

Around town published Jan. 12

January 12, 2015 Junior firefighter program in Devola The Devola Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Jr. Firefighter Program open house from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse on Masonic Park Road. more »»

Tanker skates

January 10, 2015 A Friday afternoon accident sent a tanker-truck carrying gasoline into a ditch along River Lane, officials said. The tanker-truck wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. more »»

Hupp named city’s police chief

January 10, 2015 Longtime Marietta Police Sgt. Rod Hupp was introduced as the Marietta Police Department’s next Chief of Police Frida. more »»

$500K loan for Armory possible

January 10, 2015 Marietta City Council is considering taking out a half-million dollar loan to account for the higher-than- expected bid for renovating the Armory’s ground floor, thereby keeping the project on track... more »»



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