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Landslides continue to be a problem on many roads

In 2018, record rainfall resulted in federally-qualified emergency relief for landslips on Washington County roads. Then again, in 2019, more rain, more landslips, more roads disappearing down hillsides. Then a pandemic in 2020 put a halt on many construction plans, design firms went ...

Spirit of service

Born and raised in Marietta, 18-year-old America Pellett was fittingly born on Election Day. Today, she is a recent Marietta High School graduate who is set to attend Ohio University in the fall to study pre-medicine after falling in love with the healthcare field through her participation ...

Tri-County food pantry meets local need

Nestled away in the streets of Lower Salem, Tri-County Food Pantry shares a building with The Peoples Savings Bank and serves close to 100 families, nearly 300 people, on a monthly basis. On Wednesday, Tri-County Food Pantry resumed its monthly drive-thru with its familiar in-person ...

Grand Jury indicts 22

A 43-year-old Marietta man was indicted this week by the Washington County Grand Jury and charged with rape, abduction and domestic violence. He was one of 22 true-billed defendants covering 51 counts. Jason B. Whittaker, 43, Marietta, was indicted on two counts of first-degree felony rape, ...

Warren stadium project

As work is nearing the end at Warren High School, construction continues on the new athletic complex. “Turf is coming Tuesday and they’ll start installation,” said Superintendent Kyle Newton. Employees from the corporate offices of the Motz Group of Cincinnati, the sports field ...