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Council OKs bid process for Armory work

August 14, 2014 During a special council session Wednesday, Marietta City Council voted to advertise for bids to renovate the ground floor of the Armory, a key step in restoring the restoring the site for public use. more »»

Residents encouraged to comment on fracking barge facility

August 14, 2014 The comment period for the permit of a fracking barge facility to be built in Meigs County by GreenHunter Water has been extended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until Aug. 24. more »»

Entertainers with ties to area remember Williams

August 14, 2014 Actor Paul Dooley, a Vienna native, remembers Robin Williams as being a "nice guy, extremely funny" who also "had a sad quality. more »»

Parental involvement crucial for school success

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Having parental involvement in a child's education is paramount to his or her success in school, members of the Quality Schools Advisory Group told the Wood County Board of Education. more »»

Around town published Aug. 14

August 14, 2014 Low pressure for Warren Water areas Warren Water will be making the tie-in for the water line upgrade on Reese Road beginning at approximately 8 a.m. today. more »»

Sweet songs: Barbershop chorus welcomes weary travelers

August 13, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN —When travelers stop off at an interstate rest stop, they typically expect to run in, use the restroom, patronize a vending machines and be on their way, but most probably would not... more »»

Macksburg man sentenced to 45 days

August 13, 2014 A Macksburg man accused of selling heroin and later lying about employment in order to obtain a free public defense lawyer was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Please Court to 45 days i... more »»

18 months for man selling LSD

August 13, 2014 A southwest Ohio man caught selling large quantities of LSD in Marietta in September was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison. Michael S. more »»

Community input on Cytec needed

August 13, 2014 Representatives from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were in Marietta Tuesday evening to accept official testimony arguing for or against the renewal of a hazardous waste permit for Cytec... more »»

City again asking for bids from oil, gas interests

August 13, 2014 A second advertisement will go out for bids to lease up to 95 acres of city property to shale oil and gas interests, according to a discussion during Tuesday's meeting of Marietta City Council's... more »»

Memorial Bridge reopens on schedule

August 13, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The contractor met its goal, and the Memorial Bridge will reopen today. "We're on schedule," Parkersburg City Engineer Justin Smith said Tuesday. "We're shooting for 9 a.m. more »»

Around town published Aug. 13

August 13, 2014 Free concert at church in Marietta The community is invited to a free concert by Keith Geiman (trumpet) and Thom Britton (piano/organ) at 7:30 p.m. more »»

'War Birds' arrive: Trained volunteers give tours of aircraft

August 12, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—A crowd was already forming at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Monday morning in anticipation of the noon arrival of three World War II “war birds” with the national Wings of... more »»

Not your average plane ride

August 12, 2014 Walking the 110 foot wing span of “Witchcraft”-the World War II B-24 bomber I’m about to take flight in-it is not hard to see why everyone around me at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Monday is... more »»

New round of renovations at public library

August 12, 2014 Renovations have been ongoing at the Washington County Public Library for the last few years, but a current round of work will provide easier access for those with disabilities. more »»

Bill would give more protection to landlords in fair housing lawsuits

August 12, 2014 A piece of state legislation backed by the National Real Estate Investors Association would give landlords more protection from pricey housing discrimination suits, but civil rights groups claim Ohi... more »»

Adoption celebration

August 12, 2014 “Bye bye,” yelled Mary Elizabeth Cox to the colorful bouquet of balloons floating up, up, into the sky above Washington County Children Services Monday afternoon. more »»

Chancellor opens discussion at WSCC

August 12, 2014 The chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents was at Washington State Community College Monday afternoon to open a conversation with local educators, business professionals and elected representatives... more »»

Frontier scrambles to find new vo-ag teacher

August 12, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS — Four new teachers are headed to Frontier schools for the upcoming school year, but the district is still scrambling to fill one crucial position. more »»



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