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Marine recruiters tout importance of education

March 28, 2016 By Wayne Towner Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — For young people considering military service, physical and mental fitness are key but education also plays a vital role. more »»

Wood County Emergency Management Director leaving

March 28, 2016 By Pamela Brust Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — Tornadoes, a derecho, floods, snowstorms, fires, power outages - it's just another day at the office for Wood County Emergency Management Director... more »»

21-year-old avoids murder trial by making plea

March 26, 2016 When the paternal grandmother of a young Warren Township man who shot and killed his father last year spoke in court Friday afternoon, she had no mercy for her grandson. more »»

Some seek an exemption to smoking ban

March 26, 2016 A few local sites could have the option to permit smoking again, if a law being considered by Ohio legislators is eventually passed. more »»

Sex crime nets man two years

March 26, 2016 A Parkersburg man who was arrested nearly a year ago on accusations that he was having sex with a teenage girl with mental disabilities was sentenced to two years in prison Friday. Logan L. more »»

Lowell church with German roots celebrates 100

March 26, 2016 LOWELL —A longstanding church with old German roots is celebrating a 100-year milestone in an effort to reaffirm faith, build support and take time to reflect on the past. St. more »»

Around Town

March 26, 2016 Steak fry planned for Saturday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta, will have a T-bone steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $12. more »»

Governor, heads of state will get close up look

March 25, 2016 It’s less than two weeks away from Gov. more »»

‘Outlaw physics’

March 25, 2016 A Belpre physicist, who calls his methods “outlaw physics” due to their against-the-grain developments, has devoted 35 years of his life to a theory he says is finally complete. more »»

County addresses safety issues

March 25, 2016 Safety improvements to the Washington County Home were discussed during Thursday’s regular meeting of the Washington County Commissioners. more »»

Akron man gets 9 months for heroin in car

March 25, 2016 An Akron man who was in a vehicle pulled over with heroin inside was sentenced to nine months in prison Thursday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Tyson Davis, 36, of 169 Bachtel Ave. more »»

Around town

March 25, 2016 Marietta BOE to meet Monday The Washington County Board of Elections will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Local man one of three in U.S. with bionic knee, hip

March 24, 2016 Coolville resident Jay Yost has some goals as he pictures a future in which he can walk again. “I plan to get back on my Harley Davidson,” said Yost, 45. “And I want to be able to dance with my wife. more »»

Tragic end to search

March 24, 2016 NEWPORT TWP.—A 37-year-old man is dead after reportedly firing several shots at his father outside of his Newport Township home before shooting himself in a wooded area nearby Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Tampico found in violation of U.S. wage laws

March 24, 2016 Twenty-three workers at the Tampico Mexican Restaurant on Second Street in Marietta are among 67 employees at Mexican restaurants also located in Parkersburg and Moundsville, W.Va. more »»

Fundraising for Beverly pool begins

March 24, 2016 BEVERLY — The Beverly pool may have a second life, as council decided Wednesday they would allow a community group to raise funds and potentially open the site this summer. more »»

‘Peoples’ Theater is busy

March 24, 2016 Peoples Bank Theatre will host two events this weekend in Marietta, with two more shows coming up in early April. Tickets may be ordered online at peoplesbanktheatr. more »»

DuPont asks court to delay C8 trials

March 24, 2016 PARKERSBURG — DuPont has filed a motion to briefly postpone a C8 case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. more »»

Area hopping with Easter Egg hunts

March 24, 2016 Several Easter Egg hunts are scheduled for this weekend around the area. ¯ In Belpre, a community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Teen suicide: Raising awareness, help

March 24, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN —A state suicide-prevention advocate says frank discussions and open communications are key to saving the lives of teens at risk of suicide. more »»



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