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Belpre Elementary Honor Roll

Neighborhood News

Belpre Elementary School names students to the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. (Master: 4.0; Scholar: 3.5-3.99) First grade Master: Jaxson Allman, Aidyn Boyce, Cooper Burnfield, Dylan Burnfield, Mary Cox, Peighton Crawford, Ryland Crum, Keandre Currie, ...

Marietta celebrates Veterans Day

Local News

Marching in tandem to the beat of Marietta High School's Wall of Sound, honor guards, Civil War reenactors and veterans from all of the U.S. Armed Forces filed down Putnam Street to the memorials in East Muskingum Park Monday. "To participate in something like this is pretty special," said ...

Grand jury indicts three for child sex crimes

Local News

From staff reports Three local men were recently indicted for sexual offenses against juveniles by a Washington County grand jury. Stephen "Matt" Snider, 39, of 801 Talbot St., Belpre, was indicted on six counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. The indictments stem ...

Rehab site remains in use after deadline to vacate

Local News

With no movement to vacate 812 Third St., but a new police report at the same location, Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram plans to file another motion today against Oriana House Inc. The nonprofit addiction recovery organization, with Northeast Ohio roots and several footholds locally, ...

Vietnam veterans receive honors

Local News

CHARLESTON — For several veterans of the Vietnam War, Veterans Day was not just about celebrating their service to the country, but receiving extra recognition for an unpopular war. In a ceremony Monday at the Four Points Sheraton in Charleston, 19 Vietnam veterans were awarded the Vietnam ...

Around town

Local News

PERI (Public Employees Retirees, Inc.,) will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Marietta First Church of Nazarene, 100 Millcreek Road. There will be a speaker from Marietta Memorial Community Health and Wellness covering the Silver Sneakers Program and the topic of "Matter of Balance." All ...

Phones back online for Wood County Schools

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Phones have been restored and most offices in the Wood County School System will have Internet access today after a nearly week-long technology shutdown caused by a computer virus, the superintendent said on Monday. Crews have been working since Wednesday to detect and remove ...

Vienna celebrates Veterans Day

Local News

VIENNA — People can honor veterans by making their community worth living in, the featured speaker Monday at the annual Veterans Day observance in Vienna said. Scott Kirby, a Vienna native, is the state commandant of the West Virginia Marine Corps League. “Without veterans, we ...

MOV veterans discuss technology during wartime

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A lot has changed since the 1930s. In fact many of what is now considered normal everyday items were only dreams in those days. One of these changes is the advancement of technology, especially the technologies available in war times. “I used to write home to my folks, and I ...

First Unitarian Universalist Society hosts ‘fun’draiser

Local News

Bids and banter flew Saturday night as the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) held its annual service auction at the Gathering Place on the Marietta College campus. “We hold this event annually, we’ve had this for at least 20 years,” said Shari Ballantyne, this ...

Around town

Local News

Clothing giveaway at Lowell church Friday Lowell Christian Church will host a clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The church is located at 322 Fourth St. in Lowell. For more information, call the church at 740-896-3383 or call Cindy Tuttle at 740-516-9090. Square dances will be ...

Unique art show and sale

Local News

PARKERSBURG — People from around the area got a small taste of the artistic talent in the region as the 6X6 Art Show and Sale kicked off Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Around 1,200 pieces of art on 6X6 squares went on display and up for sale Sunday at the art center at Eighth and ...

Trees of Our Heritage exhibit is open

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit opened Sunday at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg. The exhibit, now in its 18th year, will continue through Dec. 22 at the museum at Second and Juliana streets. This year’s exhibit features ...

Alzheimer’s Family Resource Fair on Nov. 13 at WVU-P

Neighborhood News

PARKERSBURG – One, two, three – in the time it takes to count to three, a new case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. Not to mention, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. Caring for ...

Schools honor local veterans

Local News

Schools across Washington County paid tribute to active duty military personnel and veterans Friday in advance of Veterans Day on Monday. At Marietta High School, Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton opened an early-morning program with his memories of World War II veteran and ...

Marietta man charged with rape of 12-year-old may have other victims

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Police say two additional juvenile victims were found during the ongoing investigation of a 24-year-old Marietta man who was arrested last week for raping a 12-year-old girl. Devin Lewis Lindsey, 24, of 408 Marion St., pleaded not guilty Friday after he was indicted this week on charges of ...

Marietta cheerleading mom may face felony charges

Local News

A group affiliated with Marietta City Schools is facing yet another case of potential embezzlement after the arrest of a cheerleading parent. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks explained Friday that Melissa Sue Phillips, 39, of 139 Leeland Ave., Marietta, was arrested on Nov. 1 for ...

Health board updated on lawsuits

Local News

The Washington County Board of Health only had three board members present Friday for an update on two legal actions the board now faces. Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil explained after the board's hour-and-12-minute executive session that she wanted to consult the new board members ...

Two years in prison for Marietta man

Local News

A Marietta man who had charges of providing drugs to a teen dropped will still spend two years in prison after being sentenced Friday to 17 months for grand theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently with a sentence of 24 months for tampering with evidence. Joseph F. Wells Jr., 29, of 104 ...

Heroin lands man in prison for 30 months

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A 28-year-old Hilliard man was sentenced to more than 30 months in prison Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court for possession of drugs. D'Lontae Tolbert was on post-release control when he was arrested for possession of heroin. Along with the 30 months, he will also have to serve ...