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While always a concern locally, bridge jumping suicides are rare

July 2, 2014 Officials with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge just approved a $76 million funding package to build a suicide barrier to prevent people from jumping off the edge, a common occurrence there. more »»

Williamstown city council, mayor sworn in Tuesday

July 2, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN —New terms of office began for two councilmen and the mayor of Williamstown when they were sworn in Tuesda. more »»

Popular art and craft fair begins Thurs.

July 2, 2014 RIPLEY, W.Va.— The 51st annual Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will kick off Thursday at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley and run through Saturday. more »»

Around town published July 2

July 2, 2014 Fort Frye board committee to meet There will be a Fort Frye Local Board of Education Building and Grounds Committee meeting at 5 p.m. more »»

'I Wish This Was...'

July 1, 2014 Those walking along Front Street in mid-May might have noticed large posters dotted on empty storefronts that, unlike a typical advertisement, encouraged passersby to write on them. more »»

More cuts at MC?

July 1, 2014 The potential for another round of staffing cuts looms at Marietta College, and faculty and staff are being asked to provide feedback as college officials decide how to best adjust for a seven-figur... more »»

Many activities on tap for July Fourth throughout county

July 1, 2014 From antique tractors to parades and ice cream to a demolition derby, Washington County will be a melting pot of July Fourth activities and family fun. more »»

Gems of the Valley: Harper loves his home

July 1, 2014 While Marietta resident Brooks Harper, 75, is best known for his work at the Historic Harmar Bridge Company, he also wears many other hats in the Marietta community and beyon. more »»

Frontier Local OKs 3 levy options

July 1, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS -As the aftermath of closing Lawrence Elementary several months ago quiets down, the Frontier Local Board of Education approved three levy options to put on the November general... more »»

Officials: Stay safe around fireworks

July 1, 2014 With the Fourth of July approaching, fireworks are a major safety concern throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond, officials said. more »»

Around Town published July 1

July 1, 2014 Belpre alumni will hold social July 12 The Belpre High School Alumni Association will hold its annual ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 at Howe’s Grove Park and the Belpre Senior Center. more »»

Kitty overload

June 30, 2014 It’s peak kitten season at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley’s animal shelter on Mount Tom Road—in fact, the facility has so many felines it can’t take any more. more »»

Fire at natural gas well site in Monroe County

June 30, 2014 By The Associated Press HANNIBAL — A fire at natural gas well site in southeastern Ohio near the West Virginia state line is forcing a few evacuations. more »»

Looking for that ‘team effort’

June 30, 2014 Volunteerism comes in many different forms. In Dave Schramm’s case, he is what one may describe as a volunteer who looks for other volunteers. more »»

Ham radio exercise

June 30, 2014 Jackson Hill Park resembled a campground with tents and trailers this weekend as several members of the Marietta Amateur Radio Club participated in the American Radio Relay League’s annual 24-hour... more »»

Soccer club raising funds to buy property

June 30, 2014 BELPRE — The Belpre Soccer Club may need to find a new location, but for now the organization is working hard to raise money in an attempt to purchase the property that has served as its home for... more »»

Wood County Schools’ new chief ready to start Tuesday

June 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — This week marks the beginning of a new era for Wood County Schools with a change in leadership and a new look for the central office. more »»

6-year-old eyes every ride at City Park carnival

June 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Xavier Johnson was a man on a mission Sunday at the carnival in City Park. more »»

Around Town

June 30, 2014 Free sloppy joe and hot dog meal July 10 A free community meal of sloppy joes and hot dogs will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 10 at Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. more »»

Disaster plans

June 28, 2014 It’s been two years since the hurricane-force derecho storm wiped out power and left a path of damage throughout Washington County. more »»

 
 

 

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