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July 14, 2014 Basket bingo July 25 at Barlow library The Barlow Area Christmas in the Village will sponsor Longaberger basket bingo July 25 in the lower level of the Barlow Library. Doors open at 5 p.m. more »»

16 kayakers rescued from river bank

July 14, 2014 Sixteen kayakers were rescued from the banks of the Muskingum River below Devol’s Dam during a heavy rainstorm Sunday afternoon. more »»

Roaring start

July 12, 2014 Drivers, start your outboard motors. more »»

Don’t text & drive

July 12, 2014 One week after the city of Marietta implemented a ban on the use of wireless devices while driving, the Marietta Police Department has written 55 warnings to motorists. more »»

Fans glad to have LeBron back home

July 12, 2014 It wasn’t just folks around Cleveland who rejoiced Friday upon hearing the news that NBA star LeBron James will be taking his talents from Miami back to the Cavaliers. more »»

Upgrade to 911 needed

July 12, 2014 A 911 system that can receive text messages, photos and videos is in the works for Washington County, but still likely years away. more »»

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

July 12, 2014 Scattered on picnic blankets and lawn chairs, enjoying the cool summer air, local residents enjoyed a relatively new experience Friday evening—an open air performance of one of William Shakespeare’s... more »»

Summer meal programs under way

July 12, 2014 As summer reaches its halfway point, organizations offering free meal programs for children have reported good attendance, but are still encouraging more traffic and want to make people more aware o... more »»

Farmers Market won’t be moving for some time

July 12, 2014 Though construction on the rabbit and poultry barn at the Washington County Fairgrounds is complete, it could be some time before the River City Farmers Market can move into its potential new home. more »»

Around town published July 12

July 12, 2014 Mini golf outing for Alzheimer’s research A miniature golf event to benefit the West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be held at 4 p.m. more »»

Ready to Race

July 11, 2014 When National American Powerboat Association and Outboard Performance Craft Champion Gordon Downard decided to retire from boat racing after about half of a century in the sport, he had no idea if... more »»

Bond reduced in shooting case

July 11, 2014 A Parma man who allegedly shot his mother and stepfather at a Fourth of July celebration near New Matamoras was reportedly on LSD and another unknown drug at the time of the shooting. more »»

Kasich visits Miba facility in Morgan Co.; JobsOhio grants $50,000

July 11, 2014 McCONNELSVILLE—Gov. John Kasich visited Southeast Ohio Thursday to officially announce the expansion of an international company with a base in McConnelsville. more »»

First Presbyterian in Marietta celebrating 150 years

July 11, 2014 Since the late 1890s, the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta has called Fourth and Wooster streets its home. Pastor David R. more »»

Remembering a friend of nature

July 11, 2014 Near the Washington County Historical Society grows a towering tree with a quirky distinction. more »»

Children Services asks to put levy on Nov. ballot

July 11, 2014 County commissioners received a request Thursday to put a 0.55-mill levy on the November ballot for Washington County Children Services. more »»

New life for former Belrock Diner site

July 11, 2014 BELPRE — The town of Belpre will be getting some "Food For Thought" with the opening of a restaurant in the Belpre Plaza Shopping Center along Washington Boulevard. more »»

Around town published July 11

July 11, 2014 Library, planetarium host event together The Washington County Public Library will host a special program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. more »»

Hookah hype?

July 10, 2014 With its variety of fun, fruity flavors and its light, wispy smoke, a centuries-old smoking mechanism known as a hookah is gaining traction among teens and young adults. more »»

ODNR pays for public records lawsuit

July 10, 2014 The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is pointing to a clerical error as the reason for the most recent public records complaint filed against the agency-the third to result in a monetary... more »»



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