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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 »»

Around Town

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 »»

Prison term for felonious assault

December 9, 2014 A former Belpre resident was sentenced to two years in prison Monday, two months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree felonious assault and a first-degree misdemeanor count of domestic... more »»

Wolf Creek makes end-of-year approvals

December 9, 2014 WATERFORD — School district boards of education are wrapping up before heading into 2015, as Wolf Creek Local Schools made some end-of-the-year approvals at its regular board meeting Monday eveni. more »»

Zonta helps raise awareness of human trafficking

December 9, 2014 Washington County may not be considered an area of high risk for human trafficking in comparison to some of its more urban counterparts, but the Zonta Club of Marietta still aims to increase... more »»

Belpre High students shadow city officials

December 9, 2014 BELPRE — Through the city of Belpre’s annual Student Government Day program, a group of Belpre High School students spent Monday shadowing city officials and members of Belpre City Council, includin... more »»

Around Town

December 9, 2014 Holiday Christmas party in Lower Salem The Village of Lower Salem will hold its Christmas Holiday Party on Sunday at the village hall. Soups and bread will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. more »»

Hallelujah, it’s the 88th annual Messiah

December 8, 2014 Since 1959, Williamstown resident Dwyla Erb has come to Marietta to hear the exalting voices and lush sounds of instruments during the performance of the “Messiah. more »»

Pedestrian killed in Waterford Township

December 8, 2014 A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed on Righteous Ridge Road in Waterford Township around 12:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. more »»

Sheriff’s office conducts manhunt for suicidal male

December 8, 2014 COAL RUN—The body of a 22-year-old man was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Coal Run area Sunday morning by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. more »»

After levy failure, Switzerland Schools back to square one

December 8, 2014 It has been just more than a month since the Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools’ 1 percent income tax levy failed on Election Day, but the district still does not know what direction it will have to... more »»

A day of infamy: Veterans remember attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years later

December 8, 2014 Sunday marked the first time Lowell resident Wilbert Weckbacher, 88, made it to the Pearl Harbor Day ceremony along the Muskingum River. more »»

Paying it forward: Heartland volunteer uses pets as therapy

December 8, 2014 Marietta resident Dee Grimm, 65, started volunteering at Heartland of Marietta more than two years ago with her labradoodle, Charlie. more »»



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