Commissioners OK bid for County Home
The bid for the Washington County Home roof repainting project was awarded Thursday morning during the Washington County Commission weekly meeting.
The bid from Masters Professional Painting, Inc., of Carroll, totaled $31,495.50. It was not the lowest bid.
"The low bid was actually $29,200," said Commissioner Tim Irvine.
Irvine said the expertise of Columbus-based Kastra LLC, the low bidder, was not on painting metal roofs, but water tanks.
"I was told they really hadn't done a metal roof," he said.
Irvine said he asked for references and didn't hear back so he reached out to Masters.
"Their primary focus is metal roof painting," he said. "They do it all over the country."
Man pleads guilty to assaulting woman
A Marietta man pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to assaulting his live-in girlfriend during a February altercation.
Willie B. Moore, 50, of 815 Fifth St., pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree felony count of domestic violence. Moore had knocked his girlfriend to the ground and kicked her during the Feb. 3 fight, said Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings.
The charge was reduced from a third-degree felony charge, said Rings.
"He's got two prior convictions out of the state of California, but they're about 25 years old," he said.
In exchange for the plea, the prosecution they will not oppose community control coupled with a stint in the SEPTA Correctional Facility.
Moore has already served approximately six months in the Washington County Jail on the charge, said Rings.
Moore's sentencing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 24.
From local reports