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College budget cuts proposed by W.Va. governor

January 16, 2015 Higher education in West Virginia will see a nearly $12 million budget drop in 2016 with West Virginia University and the School of Medicine accounting for more than 60 percent of the cuts. Go. more »»

House fire in Norwood neighborhood

January 16, 2015 SAM SHAWVER The Marietta Times A Marietta firefighter tosses some debris off the front porch of a home at 304 Kenwood Ave. that caught fire around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. more »»

School safety

January 15, 2015 Keeping students safe in school can be an ongoing battle between too much security or too little. more »»

Theater opening:

January 15, 2015 The journey to receive enough funding for a $7.5 million restoration of the Peoples Bank Theatre was a long one, but a recent investment means construction can finally push forward. more »»

Church-led blood drives get off to good start

January 15, 2015 After forming a group in October to cover the void left by the Memorial Health System’s closure of blood services, local churches have now held their first blood drive and have several more planned... more »»

Driver: ‘I don’t want to keep making the same mistakes’

January 15, 2015 Charges of vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident landed a Marietta man a five-month jail term and five years on community control after he was sentenced in Washington County Common... more »»

Donations sought for Beverly pool

January 15, 2015 BEVERLY — After meeting on Jan. more »»

Jail time ordered for possession of stolen firearm

January 15, 2015 A Marietta man will spend a month in jail and a year on community control for possession of a stolen handgun following a sentencing hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. Larry G. more »»

A New Matamoras fixture

January 15, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS—The 165-year-old Matamoras First Presbyterian Church was established more than a mile south of its present location on Front Street in New Matamoras. more »»

Slick pavement challenges area drivers

January 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Early morning freezing rain and snow sent cars sliding Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in Wood County. more »»

Mess from meth

January 14, 2015 The number of meth labs uncovered by Ohio authorities has been on the increase for years, from a low of 112 labs busted statewide in 2008 to more than 770 in 2013, when the Buckeye State ranked... more »»

Half of school burglary duo sentenced

January 14, 2015 A woman caught in the act of burglarizing Washington Elementary School last October was sentenced to a six-month jail term and five years of community control in Washington County Common Pleas Court... more »»

Marietta VA clinic moving to Reno site

January 14, 2015 From staff reports The Veterans Affairs clinic in Marietta will have a new home in the near future after officials announced plans for relocation on Tuesday. more »»

Man sentenced for assaulting dad

January 14, 2015 From staff reports A Lowell man will spend more than a year in prison after assaulting his father in early 2014. more »»

Guilty plea to generator theft

January 14, 2015 A Newark woman who rented two generators from United Rentals on Pike Street but never returned the machines pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge of theft in Washington County Common Pleas... more »»

New rules blamed for drop in GED success

January 14, 2015 A year has passed since new GED testing requirements were put into place that affected both cost and rigor, and educators are now looking at an unprecedented drop in testing rates nationwide. more »»

Sewage plant project

January 14, 2015 Five years after a busted pipeline and bursting tank lids put a planned renovation of Marietta’s Wastewater Treatment Plant onto the fast track, the nearly $30 million project—the most expensive in... more »»

Wood Co. BOE hears proposal on staffing changes

January 14, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education received an update on the proposed staff and faculty reductions needed to meet the 2015-2016 federal school funding allotted to the county. more »»

Bible College celebration: Students can stay

January 13, 2015 Those at Marietta Bible College heaved a collective sigh of relief after news came in Monday that the school would be able to keep its students and its accreditation after months of uncertainty. more »»

Regular testing for cervical cancer can be a life saver

January 13, 2015 When Marietta resident Linda Morris, 44, was diagnosed with late stage cervical cancer more than two years ago, she wanted to know where to go for support. more »»



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