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Tree to honor military

December 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Christmas displays in City Park are a popular attraction this time of year, but the public is still being asked to help decorate one tree ther. more »»

Around town published Dec. 12

December 12, 2014 Senior lunch The next Marietta Township senior lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. more »»

Red light runners

December 11, 2014 After less than 10 minutes of watching traffic flow through the newly revamped intersection at Seventh, Pike and Greene streets Wednesday, Marietta Police Capt. Jeff Waite saw it. more »»

Task force formed out of drug epidemic

December 11, 2014 As the new millennium began, no one could have guessed that small, postcard-perfect Marietta was about to provide some major insight into a nationwide drug epidemic about to hit its tipping point. more »»

Local concerns over increasing federal gas tax

December 11, 2014 Every gallon of gas pumped across the U.S. also pumps another 18.4 cents into the federal program that’s the primary source of funding for the country’s interstate highway system. more »»

Ely Chapman receives grant

December 11, 2014 An article published in Forbes Magazine referred to Alice Chapman, the founder of the Ely Chapman Education Foundation, as the “Melinda Gates of Marietta,” a designation written to complement the ... more »»

Two years for drinking and driving

December 11, 2014 A Marietta woman with a prior record of drunken driving offenses was sentenced to 24 months in prison and fined $1,350 after she was discovered behind the wheel of a wrecked Jeep in February. more »»

Beverly appoints part-time officer

December 11, 2014 BEVERLY—The Village of Beverly appointed a new part-time police officer during its regular council meeting Wednesday evening. more »»

Mobile ag lab at Williamstown Elementary

December 11, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — Asked what his favorite part of conducting experiments inside the West Virginia Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab trailer was, third-grader Aiden Corbett replied,... more »»

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December 11, 2014 Warren school board committee will meet The Learning, Instruction and Assessment Committee of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. more »»

Salt prices double

December 10, 2014 Winter begins in a couple of weeks, and the price of road salt isn’t getting any cheaper for those responsible for keeping area roadways free of ice and snow. “It’s skyrocketin. more »»

Official exception for RV park expected soon

December 10, 2014 A Marietta Planning Commission official exemption is expected to be granted soon for an RV park on South Seventh Street, after a decision last week to allow the project to be developed in a vacant... more »»

Nursing home works through policy changes after resident’s death

December 10, 2014 Representatives of an area nursing home says the site has been working through policy changes to better protect residents since the death of a resident earlier this year. more »»

Library renovations begin next week

December 10, 2014 It has been more than two decades since the nearly 100-year-old Washington County Public Library got a major facelift, but patrons can expect to see a lot of change in the next few weeks. more »»

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 168 makes parking lot proposal

December 10, 2014 The owner of a parking lot that has long been used as a means of public access to the east entrance of the Harmar Railroad Bridge is hoping to fence in part of the parking lot. more »»

‘Merry Etta’ making downtown festive

December 10, 2014 A Christmas parade of lights at night, downtown shop decorations and alternate lighted decorations are the result of a Christmas committee that formed around a year ago. more »»

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December 10, 2014 VFW Post 5108 plans turkey dinner Friday VFW Post 5108 will hold a turkey dinner from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8 per person. more »»

Names of driver, passenger in car that struck local woman released

December 10, 2014 The Ohio State Highway Patrol on Tuesday released the names of the driver and passenger of a vehicle that struck and killed a Waterford woman Monday afternoon. Trevor . more »»

Reviving school

December 9, 2014 COAL RUN—Aside from the deep cuts of dozens of names and initials carved into the bricks, the facade of Round Bottom School does not hint at the neglect the school has suffered in its 170-plus years... more »»

Waterford woman hit by car, killed

December 9, 2014 A Waterford Township woman was struck by a vehicle and killed on Righteous Ridge Road shortly after noon Monday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. more »»



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