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19-year-old arrested out of hit-skip crash that killed 15-year-old

September 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Bond was set Wednesday afternoon at $200,000 for a man accused of hitting and killing a Parkersburg High School student with his car Monday night. more »»

Murder details

September 10, 2014 Family members left the courtroom and murder suspect Ira David Blair Jr. avoided looking directly at the projector screen as pictures of the bloodied body of Frank B. more »»

Children-in-poverty numbers up

September 10, 2014 Of Washington County’s 12,547 children, 3,036 of them live in poverty, according to the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio’s 2014 report that was released Monday. more »»

UPDATED: Significant traffic delays possible in Marietta and on I-77

September 10, 2014 Around 5 p.m. Solvay officials said there had been a mechanical problem delaying the arrival of the tank until either later tonight or tomorrow. Further information was not immediately available. more »»

Barnett remembered as tireless volunteer

September 10, 2014 For nearly 70 years, Maxine Barnett, 92, resided in Washington County, striving to be impactful in the community she called home. Barnett, of Fleming, passed away Friday at her home on Barnett Ridg. more »»

Theater’s tax exemption proposed

September 10, 2014 Committee members seemed amenable to a plan presented during a Tuesday meeting of Marietta City Council's Planning, Zoning and Annexation Committee that would allow the Peoples Bank Theatre to apply... more »»

Longer mowing season

September 10, 2014 The mowing season has been officially extended another month for Marietta residents and other owners of property within the city limits. more »»

Hiking trail planned on airport property

September 10, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — A hiking trail accessible from Veteran's Memorial Park was approved by the Wood County Airport Authority Tuesday morning during the board's monthly meeting. more »»

2015 air show proposal includes concert

September 10, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The Wood County Airport Authority Tuesday tabled discussions as to whether they will approve an air show at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport next year following a presentation of... more »»


September 9, 2014 Laying out two very different versions of the events that led to an April 2013 murder in Marietta, defense and prosecuting attorneys previewed the evidence, witnesses and arguments Monday that they... more »»

League debate on minus incumbent

September 9, 2014 It’s still questionable whether voters will get to see Sixth District congressional candidates Bill Johnson and Jennifer Garrison in an election season debate, but a host of other candidates will... more »»

New rules limit access to pain pill ingredient

September 9, 2014 An upcoming change to the categorization of drugs containing hydrocodone will mean patients will be able to get fewer pain pills at a time and will have to see their doctor more often for... more »»

River fans to meet in Marietta

September 9, 2014 For the 75th year, the Sons and Daughters of the Pioneer Rivermen will hold its annual meeting over the weekend, touring new exhibits at the Ohio River Museum and even taking a trip up to the river... more »»

New major a major success

September 9, 2014 When 19-year-old sophomore Cody Walker decided to completely change his major to join the new Land and Energy Management Marietta College major launched at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, he... more »»

Roads around Kraton closing Wednesday

September 9, 2014 BELPRE — Belpre residents are cautioned to avoid Ohio 339 and the stretch of Ohio 618 from the intersection of 339 to Kraton Polymers during the day on Wednesday. more »»

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 »»



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