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Fishing derby reels in youth, families

May 16, 2016 We always hear about the fish that got away, but Sunday, there were some that didn't. more »»

Paper airplane contest aims high

May 16, 2016 Many from around the area soared to new heights Sunday during the 2016 Great Paper Airplane Contest held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta. more »»

Ohio APME winners announced Sunday; Times staffer earns three

May 16, 2016 By The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Mansfield, Newark and Lancaster were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper... more »»

Relay for Life marches on

May 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Despite weather more suited for November than May, the annual Wood County Relay for Life was filled with people walking and running for the goal to "Color Cancer Gone" on Saturday at... more »»

‘Rosies’ still going strong in 2016

May 16, 2016 VIENNA — While the servicemembers who fought in World War II are rightly considered heroes, another group which stepped forward to do its part was recognized Saturday in Vienna. more »»

Spring cleanup event held

May 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Solid Waste Authority held its annual spring cleanup event Saturday at Erickson Field in south Parkersburg, collecting paint and tires for proper disposa. more »»

Family comes together over love of comics

May 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG - May 7 was just like every other Saturday for devoted single mother Tiffany Melvin of Parkersburg. more »»

Proposed fire fee for Wood County residents

May 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG - Area residents will have a chance to discuss their views on the county's proposed fire fee on Tuesday. The Wood County Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. more »»

Around town

May 16, 2016 Sternwheel 5K will be held on May 28 The seventh annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival 5K Run and Walk will begin May 28 in East Muskingum Park in Marietta. The race will start at 8 a.m.. more »»

Downtown Marietta shops abuzz for Mayfest, garden party

May 14, 2016 A weekend of whimsy kicked off Friday with downtown Marietta in full bloom for its May Fest kick-off. more »»

Missed meetings raise questions

May 14, 2016 At least one member of Marietta’s City Council has voiced concern that Mayor Joe Matthews has missed some regular council meetings over the last few months. more »»

Forum on drug problem draws hundreds

May 14, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN — It is not often one hears an “amen” after an attorney general speak. more »»

Marietta Job Fair connects job seekers with employers

May 14, 2016 Learn about career opportunities from some of the dozens of area business that plan on attending The Marietta Times Job Fair from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front St. more »»

Teacher/mentor at St. Mary retiring

May 14, 2016 A longtime and well-loved teacher is leaving her school of 32 years. Paula Sewell, 59, taught for more than three decades at St. Mary School and has been an educator for 34. more »»

Deja vu on some guilty pleas

May 14, 2016 A recent decision out of the Ohio 4th Appellate District Court of Appeals has had some defendants revisiting the Washington County Courthouse recently to reenter guilty pleas. more »»

Time to retire for Wolf Creek superintendent

May 13, 2016 WATERFORD—After 19 years as superintendent for Wolf Creek Local Schools and four decades as an educator, Bob Caldwell will retire at the end of this school year. more »»

Cicada sighting

May 13, 2016 Special to the Times An adult cicada is held in the hands of a hiker Thursday at the Hervida 4-H Camp near Waterford. more »»

Unfinished business: County decision on sewer rates

May 13, 2016 An increase in sewer rates was halted before a vote again as Washington County Commissioners continued to crunch numbers Thursday during their weekly meetin. more »»

Marietta looking at increasing permit fees

May 13, 2016 Permit fees may soon be increased for the use of city property by organizations conducting festivals, street fairs or similar events and exhibitions, according to a discussion during Marietta City... more »»

Serving others: Wood County Christian students spend a day helping

May 13, 2016 By Michael Erb Special to the Times Wood County Christian School students performed good deeds throughout the area Thursday as part of the school's annual Serving Others Day. more »»



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