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Teacher/mentor at St. Mary retiring

May 14, 2016 A longtime and well-loved teacher is leaving her school of 32 years. Paula Sewell, 59, taught for more than three decades at St. Mary School and has been an educator for 34. more »»

Deja vu on some guilty pleas

May 14, 2016 A recent decision out of the Ohio 4th Appellate District Court of Appeals has had some defendants revisiting the Washington County Courthouse recently to reenter guilty pleas. more »»

Time to retire for Wolf Creek superintendent

May 13, 2016 WATERFORD—After 19 years as superintendent for Wolf Creek Local Schools and four decades as an educator, Bob Caldwell will retire at the end of this school year. more »»

Cicada sighting

May 13, 2016 Special to the Times An adult cicada is held in the hands of a hiker Thursday at the Hervida 4-H Camp near Waterford. more »»

Unfinished business: County decision on sewer rates

May 13, 2016 An increase in sewer rates was halted before a vote again as Washington County Commissioners continued to crunch numbers Thursday during their weekly meetin. more »»

Marietta looking at increasing permit fees

May 13, 2016 Permit fees may soon be increased for the use of city property by organizations conducting festivals, street fairs or similar events and exhibitions, according to a discussion during Marietta City... more »»

Serving others: Wood County Christian students spend a day helping

May 13, 2016 By Michael Erb Special to the Times Wood County Christian School students performed good deeds throughout the area Thursday as part of the school's annual Serving Others Day. more »»

Sidewalk improvements in Williamstown

May 13, 2016 Crews continued to work Thursday on improvements to the sidewalk at the intersection of Third Street and Highland Avenue in Williamstown. more »»

Farmers sell produce locally

May 12, 2016 LOWER SALEM—Buying and sharing local is the mission of one long-time agriculture business in Lower Salem. more »»

Murder trial delayed until August

May 12, 2016 A murder trial involving the death of 4-month-old Marietta boy originally set to begin later this month will now take place in mid-August as evidence continues to be reviewed. more »»

New sewer line

May 12, 2016 A $1.2 million project to run a force main sanitary sewer line through solid rock, 40 feet below the Muskingum River bed, will be on a tight construction timeline beginning next month. more »»

2 water towers to be painted

May 12, 2016 Two more city water towers will receive a fresh coat of paint beginning this year, according to a report submitted to Marietta City Council's Water, Sewer and Sanitation Committee Wednesday. more »»

Merritt reflects on years as Wood Co. sheriff

May 12, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Sheriff Ken Merritt called his time in office "a great ride" and said he was proud to have served his community. more »»

Wood Co. BOE approves facility projects

May 12, 2016 By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education reviewed and approved several facility projects Tuesday evening, and received recommended projects for the Wood... more »»

Ford keeps eyes on future projects for her city

May 12, 2016 By Jeffrey Saulton Special to the Times WILLIAMSTOWN — After a long night waiting for election returns, Jean Ford was re-elected as Williamstown mayor with 65 percent of the vote. more »»

Waterford High School girls basketball recognition

May 12, 2016 Wednesday afternoon on the Ohio Senate floor, State Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) presented the Waterford High School Girls Basketball team and their coaches with Senate Resolution 411 for... more »»

Lifeguards in demand at area public pools

May 11, 2016 Area pool managers are diving into summer head first in search of lifeguards, with some deeming finding qualified applicants harder than in years past. more »»

Jean Ford retains Williamstown mayor’s seat

May 11, 2016 Special to the Times WILLIAMSTOWN —Mayor Jean Ford won her tenth two-year term as mayor of Williamstown, according to the unofficial results of Tuesday's primary election from the Wood County Clerk. more »»

Marietta City Council inspects Washington playground

May 11, 2016 Exposed concrete, rotting landscape timbers and a missing light pole were among the issues members of Marietta City Council's Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee observed during a visit to the... more »»

Wood County Schools calendar OK’d

May 11, 2016 By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a new calendar and budget for the 2016-17 school year. more »»



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