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Police say suspect claimed to be U.S. Marshal

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree robbery and burglary after allegedly attempting to rob a house while claiming to be a U.S. Marshal. Jonathan Wayne Smith, 35, of 611 32nd St., Parkersburg, was identified by images from a security device and a ...

Authorities seek suspect in car chase

POMEROY — Ohio authorities are seeking information on a Salem Center, Ohio, man. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reported that on Wednesday the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Athens ...

Local Veterans Commission presents city with a check

The rumble of motorcycles is still felt more than a week after the Freedom Ride passed through Marietta, Beverly, Dexter City and Lowell with veterans fundraising on the open road. Tuesday, commissioners of the Washington County Veterans Service Commission joined VSC Officer Tom Kukulka ...

Those who voted, registered illegally could be prosecuted

More than 100 non-citizens could face penalties for having cast ballots or being illegally registered to vote during the 2020 election cycle, but it may take years to fully investigate and prosecute them. Secretary of State Frank LaRose recently announced plans to refer 104 cases of ...

Robert Wells’ trial kicks off

The jury trial of a man who allegedly led law enforcement on a chase through the Beverly area began Tuesday at the Washington County Courthouse. Robert Wells, 40, of 3491 E. State Route 60, McConnelsville, was arrested in December and charged with breaking and entering, grand theft, felonious ...

New principal hired for Waterford Elementary

WATERFORD — As the COVID-19 pandemic is calming down, concerns about funding rose at the Wolf Creek Local Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday night. The board also received information about the National Federation of High School’s School Broadcast Program and the future ...