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Esbenshade leaves legacy of generosity

August 12, 2014 VIENNA, W.Va. — When Vienna officials were unsure of whether they could afford to complete an $850,000 sports complex in Jackson Park all at once, Harry C. Esbenshade Jr. stepped forwar. more »»

Around Town

August 12, 2014 Barbershop chorus free concert today The River City Treblemakers Barbershop Chorus will have a rehearsal at 7 p.m. today at the Williamstown Welcome Center. The concert is free and open to the public. more »»

Belpre council OKs transfer of pumper title

August 12, 2014 BELPRE — Belpre City Council suspended the rules to pass all three readings of legislation to allow the transfer of the title of an old fire engine pumper to Washington State Community College. more »»

River Regatta: Kayaks, rafts race on ‘Mighty Muskingum’

August 11, 2014 Several hundred spectators turned out for the fourth annual Mighty Muskingum River Raft Regatta from Indian Acres Park to the Marietta Harbor Sunday afternoon. more »»

Path to graduation changing

August 11, 2014 In the mid-2000s, the Ohio Graduation Test took over as the standard for determining if high school students were ready to graduate, but beginning with the Class of 2018, the OGTs will become a... more »»

Dawes Day at The Castle

August 11, 2014 Needless to say, the Civil War was as trying for families on the home front as it was for soldiers serving on the front lines of the infamous battle between the states. more »»

Cleaning out the closet

August 11, 2014 For many teens, summer flies by in a haze of lazy days spent on couches and in front of computer. more »»

Around 200 backpacks given away at church party

August 11, 2014 BELPRE — Belpre area students got a little bit of help Sunday as a Belpre church gave out around 200 backpacks with various school supplies at a special event. more »»

Local woman would judge America in Bloom again if asked

August 11, 2014 BELPRE — After her first year as an America in Bloom judge, Leslie Pittenger said she hopes to visit more cities in the years to com. more »»

Around Town

August 11, 2014 Curb ramp project begins Wednesday Work on Marietta’s ADA Curb Ramps Project is expected to begin Wednesday, weather permitting. more »»

Rivers, Trails, Ales

August 9, 2014 For many, the feeling of hitting the open road, or river, is an experience that shouldn’t be passed up. more »»

Human trafficking ring busted

August 9, 2014 A man and woman accused of running a forced prostitution ring in the area for more than a week were arrested Thursday in Marietta. more »»

4 years in prison for break-in

August 9, 2014 A Parkersburg man who broke into his mother’s Little Hocking home and stole items to trade for heroin was sentenced Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison. Michael . more »»

Safe Sleep campaign extended to parents

August 9, 2014 In an average six-month time span, the Memorial Health System will deliver about 375 new babies, and thanks to a special statewide campaign effort by agencies across the state, new parents will leav... more »»

Downtown ‘walk’ attracts busy crowd Friday

August 9, 2014 People came out to sample wares from artists, wood carvers and jewelry makers during the last Merchants and Artists Walk of the summer. more »»

Search continues for suspect in killing

August 9, 2014 PARKERSBURG - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of murdering a one-year-old and robbing Five Guys earlier this week. As of Friday evening, Curtis Dean Richards, 30, of 906 Fourth St. more »»

Around town

August 9, 2014 Important dates for Marietta students Marietta High School’s Freshman/New Student Orientation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the auditorium. more »»

Squeeze it in: Time’s ticking away on last-minute trips

August 8, 2014 School might be on the horizon, but summer is still here, which means there is still time to squeeze in a last-minute trip to areas right in the backyards of Mid-Ohio Valley resident. more »»

Special brew mixed in: Rivers, Trails and Ales kicks off with traditional party

August 8, 2014 Marietta’s 2014 Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival officially began with the traditional kickoff party at the Marietta Brewing Company Thursday night. more »»

Human Traffickers Arrested in Marietta

August 8, 2014 A man accused of prostituting women out of a local hotel was arrested Thursday morning. more »»



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