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Pot, cash stolen in Belpre home robbery

January 30, 2016 From staff reports BELPRE — Police are looking for four men—one who has been identified — in an armed robbery Thursday night in Belpre where the intruders held at least one resident at knife and... more »»

Mock trial exercise

January 30, 2016 It was a classic case of whether a law enforcement officer was justified in firing a weapon at a civilian, and in this case, that civilian was only armed with a multi-colored bow and arro. more »»

Ely Chapman gets $10K grant for appliances

January 30, 2016 The Ely Chapman Education Foundation received a $10,000 grant to replace aging kitchen appliances. more »»

Around town

January 30, 2016 Free gardening class Sunday afternoon A free gardening class will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Marietta. more »»

School choices: Recent survey says 70% of Americans like the idea

January 29, 2016 National School Choice Week is the largest celebration of education options in national history, aiming to raise awareness of all academic choices for children, from public to private schools, from... more »»

Frontier trying to avert bullying

January 29, 2016 A safe and constructive learning environment is the biggest wish of any parent sending their child off to school, but when the “nightmare” of assault and bullying taints that environment, parents... more »»

Pickets protest pipeline firm’s hirings

January 29, 2016 From staff reports A group of laborers have been spending the week protesting a Texas-based pipeline company in Macksburg for not hiring local workers. more »»

Police dog may go on auction block

January 29, 2016 Following the retirement of a K-9 officer from the Marietta City Police Department this week, Marietta City Council's Police and Fire Committee discussed plans to discontinue the use of the officer'... more »»

Remodeled Betsey pool open

January 29, 2016 BRITTANY LANDERS The Marietta Times A group of eager frequenters of the Betsey Mills Club jumped (and swam) for joy during their first low-impact aquatic exercise class of the year on Wednesday. more »»

Commissioners address vacation policy

January 29, 2016 Washington County Commissioners met Thursday to approve resolutions for several matters of business carrying over from last week’s regular meeting. more »»

Wood Co. bond panel to tour schools

January 29, 2016 By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — Members of the 2016 Bond Committee will begin touring Wood County public schools this weekend in preparation of the November facilities bond call. more »»

Woman to serve time for pill possession

January 29, 2016 From staff reports A McConnelsville woman who was found in possession of pills she had concealed in a body cavity upon being processed into jail was sentenced to 30 days in the Washington County Jai... more »»

Stalking case advances

January 28, 2016 In more than an hour of testimony Wednesday, the alleged victim in a case against the commander of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said she is in constant fear for her own safety. more »»

Melting away: Experts say we’re safe from flooding now

January 28, 2016 After a weekend of Winter Storm Jonas leaving more than a foot of snow in the region, officials are welcoming a slow melt that is expected to keep the Mid-Ohio Valley region in the clear from flood... more »»

Poundstone headlines show

January 28, 2016 Triple-threat Paula Poundstone, an American stand-up comedian, author and actress, will be performing Feb. 13 at the Peoples Bank Theatre. more »»

Storm water management plans compared

January 28, 2016 Storm water planning was the focus of Marietta City Council's Streets Committee Wednesday as its members heard of the many services currently provided by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation... more »»

Newport man sentenced for growing marijuana

January 28, 2016 A Newport man who was found with more than 200 marijuana plants inside and around his home last summer was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail on Wednesday. Douglas A. Hendershot J. more »»

Real estate statements mailed; due by Feb. 26

January 28, 2016 Real estate tax statements for the first half of 2015 were mailed Jan. 15 from the office of Dorothy K. Peppel, Washington County treasurer. more »»

Advocacy group watches DuPont merger closely

January 28, 2016 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — An advocacy group is keeping the attention on the proposed merger between DuPont and Dow and the spinoff of the new company Chemours. more »»

Former restaurant torn down

January 28, 2016 JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times The old Napoli’s Pizza structure on Highland Avenue in Williamstown was torn down Wednesday to make the property easier to sell. more »»



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