Marietta man arrested on child porn charges

Local News

From staff reports A Marietta man was arrested Friday for second degree pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force received information June 17 about Zachary Ryan Irvin having ...

Decker pleads guilty to 11 counts of first-degree rape

Local News

Marietta resident Richard Decker pleaded guilty Tuesday to 11 counts of the first-degree rape of 9 juvenile females over more than 10 years. He is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison in July. See the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Times.

Camp Kootaga opens

Neighborhood News

Boy Scout Camp Kootaga opened for its 99th season of summer camping for Scouts. The Camp is situated on the Hughes River in Walker, WV, just 20 minutes from Parkersburg. Camp Kootaga will celebrate its 100th camping season in 2022. Adventure awaits at Camp Kootaga for Scouts who can ...

CFI welcomes executive director

Neighborhood News

ATHENS — Community Food Initiatives’ Board and staff announce the selection of Maribeth Saleem-Tanner as the organization’s new executive director. Saleem-Tanner will bring more than 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector to CFI, and will officially join the team in July, ...

Halliday graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy

Neighborhood News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Cooper Susan Halliday of Marietta successfully completed four years of academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in operations research and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. She is a ...

Local Events


Meetings ¯ The Ludlow Township budget hearing for 2022 will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the town hall. Budget may be viewed by calling Jeanetta Berentz at 740-865-3300. ¯ The Palmer Township July meeting date has been changed to 7:30 p.m. July 6 due to a scheduling conflict. ¯ The ...