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Fun in the sun

September 8, 2014 Jason and Karla Buttrey, both 32, of Williamstown, waited patiently for their daughter, Olivia, 3, to get her face painted Sunday afternoon during the last day of the 39th annual Ohio River... more »»

‘New’ wheels for vet

September 8, 2014 During the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival’s car show Sunday afternoon, a deserving veteran received Operation Give a Veteran a Car’s (OGVC) fourth vehicle on Second Street, in front of Ace Lock and... more »»

Monroe Co. wants to lure cracker plant

September 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The announcement last week of another possible ethane cracker facility in the region could go a long way in creating a hub of natural gas activity throughout this region, local... more »»

Castle docent: ‘I love history’

September 8, 2014 For the last 20 or so years, Margaret Fredericks, of Marietta, has been a volunteer at the Castle, serving as a docent to give tours of the old home. more »»

WCCC-built home for sale

September 8, 2014 The 1,508 square-foot modular home built by Washington County Career Center carpentry students is still sitting on the school’s lot waiting for a buyer more than two months after it went up for... more »»

Alzheimer's walk raises $50,333.52

September 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — For more than 20 years the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's has been raising awareness and money for research into Alzheimer's disease and services for those with the disease and their... more »»

Sternwheel time!

September 6, 2014 As the fryers began sizzling and the guitars tuned up for the start of the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Friday night, festival veterans maneuvered the well trodden paths to their favorite vendors... more »»

City requiring volunteers to sign waivers

September 6, 2014 Those looking to volunteer on city property are now required to sign an official liability waiver, absolving the city of damages, injuries or death incurred while working on city property. more »»

11 months for scrap metal theft

September 6, 2014 A Lower Salem man who stole scrap metal from a Lower Salem residence and later fled when a Washington County deputy attempted to serve his arrest warrant was sentenced Friday to 11 months in priso. more »»

Cleanup ongoing at Ohio 7 site

September 6, 2014 The fate of a recycling center that employed two dozen local residents is still unknown after its rented facility on Ohio 7 in Moore’s Junction burned to the ground nearly two months ago. more »»

Historic Lowell farm

September 6, 2014 MUSKINGUM TWP. more »»

Fire dept. Fill the Boot campaign a huge success

September 6, 2014 Firefighters’ boots were filled to nearly overflowing for Marietta Fire Department’s annual Fill the Boot Campaign during the Washington County Fair parade and sights are already turning to next year. more »»

Salt supplies in high demand as prices rise

September 6, 2014 Local governments are experiencing sticker shock as they try to stock up on road salt for the winter. more »»

Around town published Sept. 6

September 6, 2014 ‘Garden of Edee’ at Riverside Artists The “Garden of Edee” show will open from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., Marietta. more »»

Sweet Treats: Hometown-inspired ice cream served up for festival

September 5, 2014 A former Marietta resident who’s been making a name for herself in California’s culinary scene is hoping to churn up some nostalgia this weekend as she returns home to whip up some locally-inspired... more »»

Upgrades for Solvay

September 5, 2014 A new cogeneration (cogen) plant being built along Ohio 7 that will provide Solvay Specialty Polymers with the electricity and steam it needs for daily operations will be fully functioning by the en... more »»

Shooting suspect denied contact with his parents

September 5, 2014 A Parma man awaiting trial for reportedly shooting both his mother and stepfather during a Fourth of July celebration at a Grandview Township vacation property will now be allowed some contact with... more »»

Roberts Funeral Home makes family the focus

September 5, 2014 Set conveniently on the grounds of the 85-acre East Lawn Memorial Park in Reno, the Roberts Funeral Home celebrated its grand opening Thursday, with owners already reporting an early interest in the... more »»

Resident expresses feelings over eviction

September 5, 2014 Before approving $36,000 in additional appropriations to the Seventh, Pike, and Greene Street improvement project at their regular council meeting Thursday night, Marietta City Council heard from a... more »»

Summer food program a success

September 5, 2014 Washington County Commissioners received a program update Thursday from the Ohio State University Washington County Extension Office about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. more »»



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