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Children Services levy to help families

September 16, 2014 A countywide levy on the ballot in November may look a little familiar to voters, but it will be a little easier on their bank accounts. Washington County Childrens Services is putting a 10-year, . more »»

Man admits selling drugs to informant

September 16, 2014 A Parkersburg man faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty in Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday to selling unapproved drugs to an undercover informant earlier... more »»

Body found in home gutted by fire

September 16, 2014 ROCKPORT, W.Va. —One person has died in a structure fire north of Rockport. more »»

Warren on track with middle school plan

September 16, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING —The Warren Local School District is moving forward with its plan to turn one of its three current elementary schools into a middle school, and at its regular board of education... more »»

Basilica draws visitors to city

September 16, 2014 The numbers are in for the July Bed Tax collections and they are up from a year ago. Figures are up more than 30 percent, showing revenues at around $58,000. more »»

WSCC recoups most of enrollment loss

September 16, 2014 Washington State Community College celebrated yet more improved enrollment numbers and new education opportunities on the horizon at its regular Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. more »»

Safety discussed by Belpre board

September 16, 2014 BELPRE — During the first meeting of the new school year Monday, the Belpre City Schools District Board of Education discussed the need for safety. more »»

City eyesores

September 15, 2014 For many, seeing an abandoned property with its peeling paint, overgrown yard and generally run down appearance is something to mention in passing and move on. more »»

Ohio voters picking sides for Nov. 4

September 15, 2014 As election season heats up for Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates, with debates, advertising, and public appearances more critical to get their messages out, residents around the area are determining... more »»

‘The scientist’ stays ‘signed in’

September 15, 2014 Marietta College sophomore Katie Plas, 20, showed such dedication to her community service at the Ely Chapman Education Foundation that the organization decided to start paying her for it, but her... more »»

Changes welcome at block party

September 15, 2014 Life-sized board games, zumba demonstrations, crafts and costumes lined Market Street on Saturday for the annual Downtown Block Part. more »»

Very first Parkersburg Paddlefest goes well

September 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes filled with about 70 rowers participated in the inaugural Parkersburg Paddlefest on Saturday morning on the Ohio Rive. more »»


September 13, 2014 After nearly 11 hours of deliberation, a jury found Ira David Blair, 29, of Marietta guilty of the beating death of 68-year-old Frank Stephens on April 2, 2013. more »»

Empty and neglected properties have become a burden

September 13, 2014 Peeling paint, caved-in roofs and uncontrollable weeds are just a few notable features someone might use to describe a haunted house, but in plenty of neighborhoods, those sites can easily be found... more »»

Sentenced for drug trafficking

September 13, 2014 A Marietta man was sentenced to six months in jail and five years on community control Friday on charges of trafficking in drugs and possession of drug. more »»

Local triathlon is in ninth year

September 13, 2014 This year will mark the first year of participating in the First City Triathlon for Marietta resident Nan Williams, 53. “I always kind of wanted to do it,” she said. more »»

Oak Grove Christian

September 13, 2014 As the newly established Oak Grove Christian School opened its doors this month, the sounds of tiny footsteps and little laughter filled the classrooms in the Oak Grove Recreation Center for the... more »»

‘Win-win’ for farmers market and food pantries

September 13, 2014 After seven weeks of hosting local food pantries at its Saturday sale, the River City Farmers Market said the effort to increase awareness for local pantries and boost their food supply is going... more »»

Additional victims come forward in sex case

September 13, 2014 More victims have come forward alleging serious charges against a Parkersburg man arrested Thursday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly attempting to solicit sex and nude... more »»

Around town published Sept. 13

September 13, 2014 Beekeepers to meet Sept. 23 in Marietta The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet Tuesday, September 23rd, 7 p.m., at the Washington County Career Center, Marietta. more »»



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