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Pretty as a pansy

March 23, 2015 Bright pansies of every color ready to be planted. Pink and purple petunias ready to grace someone’s porch in hanging basket. more »»

Special Olympics holds special place

March 23, 2015 For nearly four years, Tammy Reed, 45, of Waterford, has volunteered with the Special Olympics of Washington County, coaching athletes and getting them ready for tournaments, with the ultimate goal... more »»

Kite lovers enjoy some sunny days for festival

March 23, 2015 MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — The sixth annual New Era Kite Fest was about people just getting outside and enjoying themselves, organizers said. more »»

Marietta fire chief, others take part in mall’s Safety Day

March 23, 2015 VIENNA, W.Va. — Hundreds of families gathered Saturday for the fourth annual Grand Central Mall Safety Day, with activities and exhibits teaching children about safety and emergency preparation. more »»

Belpre chamber sees success with ambassador program

March 23, 2015 BELPRE — Some business members of the Belpre Chamber of Commerce have been receiving surprises in 2015, thanks to the chamber’s new ambassador progra. more »»

Around town published March 23

March 23, 2015 Health department immunizations The Washington County Health Department will be offering immunizations on Wednesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Film festival

March 21, 2015 Now in its ninth year, the Colony Film Festival kicked off Friday with films packed with everything from goofy, dysfunctional families to a zombie apocalyps. more »»

Ruble jury will visit crime scene

March 21, 2015 Jurors will have a chance to view the Warren Township residence where a Lowell man is accused of murdering a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy in his home more than 34 years ago. more »»

Blues festival continues Saturday

March 21, 2015 It will be another weekend of dancing in the aisles at The Lafayette Hotel while the Mid-Ohio Valley Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society presents the 24th annual River City Blues Festiva. more »»

Ex-Athens sheriff sentenced to 7 years in prison

March 21, 2015 "You continue to deny, deny, deny and lie and lie and lie ... The court also again finds absolutely not one shred of remorse on your part. more »»

Contractor who bilked consumers sentenced

March 21, 2015 A Belpre man who took nearly $40,000 for local construction jobs that he never completed was sentenced Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to a time-served jail sentence. Thomas . more »»

Zoo creatures visit Warren

March 21, 2015 A social penguin and a sky-high jumping African cat walked among crowds of students Friday afternoon at Warren Elementary School during a visit from the Columbus Zoo. more »»

Marietta woman sent to prison for probation violation

March 21, 2015 A Marietta woman who voided her probation on 2013 charges with new drug and theft crimes was sentenced Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to two years in prison. Lindsey . more »»

Personnel files

March 20, 2015 Packed in file cabinets, sometimes stored in dusty basement back rooms, personnel files seem like the obscure sort of documents that rarely see the light of da. more »»

Waterford’s ‘green machine’

March 20, 2015 COLUMBUS — A week after winning its first ever regional championship, the Waterford girls basketball team will go for the school's first state championship at 10:45 a.m. more »»

Hino to expand; 50 jobs down the road

March 20, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A Williamstown manufacturing plant will be expanding its operations. Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. more »»

Bosses’ reaction to employee’s theft: ‘How could you?’

March 20, 2015 A couple who had nearly $100,000 stolen by a trusted employee had just one question for the thief at her sentencing Thursday: How could you? “How could you do that to (us), Lavada? How could you?”... more »»

Beallsville backers press BOE

March 20, 2015 HANNIBAL — The debate over the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education’s decision to close Beallsville High School raged on Thursday as supporters from the community continued to voice their ... more »»

Would-be entrepreneurs pitch their visions

March 20, 2015 Marietta College is aiming to foster entrepreneurship on its campus with Thursday's launch of PioPitch, a new program designed for students to receive real-time feedback on business ideas. more »»

Jail time ordered for meth sales

March 20, 2015 A Lower Salem man who sold drugs to a confidential informant last summer will be spending 60 days in the Washington County Jail for trafficking drugs. Ross L. Phillips III, 28, of 329 Main S. more »»



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