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Tracking blighted lots

October 3, 2014 The city of Marietta basically relies on citizens to keep track of abandoned properties, which officials admit is an imperfect system, but with limited resources they say it’s the best they can do. more »»

Boil advisory

October 3, 2014 A boil advisory has been issued for the area of Hadley Lane, including Colonial Terrace Apartments. Water service will be interrupted to make emergency repairs on the water main. more »»

W.P. Snyder leaving town

October 3, 2014 From staff reports The historic W.P. Snyder Jr. vessel docked at the Ohio River Museum will be making a short disappearance beginning Saturday. more »»

Concern over designer drug

October 3, 2014 “I’m doing fine up here on cloud nine,” were the lyrics in a 1968 Motown hit, “Cloud Nine” by The Temptations. more »»

County, Marietta discuss sewers

October 3, 2014 Washington County commissioners met with Marietta city officials Thursday to discuss the sewer project to connect Devola and Oak Grove to the Marietta sewer system. more »»

Hearings planned on zoning change

October 3, 2014 A proposal to rezone a half dozen buildings on Muskingum Drive will have to go through two public hearings before a vote over a month from now by Marietta City Council, but members began discussing... more »»

Crime victim speaks up for defendant

October 3, 2014 The victim of a crime involving the misuse of his credit cards by a New Matamoras man suggested the court help the defendant obtain a job during a sentencing hearing in Washington County Common Plea... more »»

Accused child killer returned to W.Va.

October 3, 2014 PARKERSBURG — On the run for nearly seven weeks, a St. Marys man accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in August is now back in jail in West Virgini. more »»


October 2, 2014 Shopping for treasures, listening to local talent and sampling tasty German (and American) dishes will be the thing to do this weekend as the annual Lowell Octoberfest kicks off Saturday morning. more »»

Arlee Grace Waddle: An angel’s inspiration

October 2, 2014 It has been nearly three weeks since Marietta College head football coach Andy Waddle and wife Kerry Jean Waddle lost their daughter, Arlee Grace, to a rare condition developed during pregnancy, and... more »»

Serious threat:

October 2, 2014 A Marietta man was jailed Tuesday night on charges of aggravated menacing and aggravated burglary after he allegedly entered a home and threatened a couple in their bedroom. more »»

Board delays action on Fifth St. home

October 2, 2014 A possible residential treatment facility on Fifth Street will have to wait longer for approva. more »»

Water outage planned in Marietta

October 2, 2014 The City of Marietta Water/Distribution Department will be working to remove a valve in the intersection of Seventh and Greene Street today. more »»

Trooper reads to school students

October 2, 2014 NEWPORT—It is a pretty common sight to see young students in a classroom gathered around while an adult reads to them, but it is usually a teacher, not a law enforcement officer. more »»

Families host farm tour

October 2, 2014 Amid mooing cows and moving farming equipment a tour of elected officials wound its way across two Washington County farms Wednesday. more »»

Suddenlink, Viacom impasse leads to 24-channel shakeup

October 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG — As of Wednesday, neither Suddenlink nor Viacom appears planning to return to the negotiating table to work out a deal over 24 channels removed from the area’s cable TV lineup. more »»

Belpre Fire Dept. celebrates 80th year

October 2, 2014 BELPRE — The Belpre Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate two special anniversaries Saturday with a community party at its training center on Washington Boulevard. more »»


October 1, 2014 From job creation and marijuana reform to minimum wage and environmental issues, candidates for Congress, the Ohio House of Representatives, and the Washington County commissioners sounded off on a... more »»

A 1995 cold case: Mother, toddler’s deaths

October 1, 2014 The recent arrest of former Washington County Deputy Mitchell Ruble, charged in the 1981 murder of fellow former deputy Lt. more »»

Pioneer Pipe donation for Appalachia

October 1, 2014 A $32,000 donation is slated to help not just Washington and neighboring counties, but will also be of benefit to counties from Clermont up to Ashtabula. more »»



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