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Police

Reports/Washington County ¯ A deputy began a theft complaint investigation July 12. This case remains under investigation. ¯ Deputies responded Saturday to Millers AM PM, Ohio 821, to a report of a theft from the business. This case remains under investigation. ¯ Deputies began an ...

Optimistic about future

Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been dedicated to improving the economic health of Appalachia. Over $4.5 billion has been invested, from small business assistance to broadband deployment to workforce development. The key to ARC’s success comes from the agency’s ...

Health Board announces scholarship recipients

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board supports local workforce development in the area of behavioral health, including the fields of social work and counseling. This year, the Board awarded three $2,500.00 Behavioral Health Matters scholarships to provide support to students who are ...

Matamoras Minute: Bank robbery

Following the information on the Stover building we will move uptown to the building which houses our museum and society headquarters to explore its history. After Robert Cunningham moved his mortuary from its original site to the building located next door on the west, he immediately sold ...

Celebrate July 4 by reading the Declaration of Independence

As Americans celebrate the declaration of their independence from Great Britain (and its monarchs) Sunday, there will be the usual parades, picnics, fireworks, pool parties and summertime frivolity that have increasingly come to mark our holidays, the origins of which we disregard. For 245 ...

Marietta is forever tied to the American Revolution

It was on July 4 that a group of men meeting in secret in Philadelphia approved the text of a declaration of independence that would become the founding document of our country. Two hundred copies of the document were quickly set and printed at a print shop a few blocks away and distributed to ...