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Summer classes help third graders advance

July 1, 2016 Third-grade reading test scores are in and some local schools are filling up their summer school programs again with 8-and-9-year-olds trying to make it to the next grade. more »»

Jail design changes on the drawing board

July 1, 2016 Though Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks' $98,700 proposal for wall and mezzanine barriers at the county jail were not in the budget for this year's improvements, the project still could move... more »»

Library adding drive-thru on Pike

July 1, 2016 The Washington County Public Library plans to soon have a drive-thru location at the Lafayette Center, after a $593,000 property purchase there. more »»

Ormet site owner thinking big for tomorrow

July 1, 2016 By the Associated Press HANNIBAL — Those driving along West Virginia 2 north of New Martinsville have likely noticed portions of the former Ormet Corp. more »»

Riverfront Roar July 8-10

July 1, 2016 As the start of the 2016 Riverfront Roar approaches, the volunteers and staff are gearing up and making some final touches for this year's event, which begins July 8 in Mariett. more »»

River fan organizes event to raise awareness of clean water

July 1, 2016 From staff reports VIENNA, W.Va. — Jim Leach likes to go boating on the Ohio River. He also swims in the Ohio River and enjoys walking along the river watching the peaceful flow of nature. more »»

Flags around Marietta

July 1, 2016 Patti Finkel, 54, of Marietta, works with her niece Maddie Treadway, 21, of Marietta, to put up American flags on Third Street and Washington Street on Thursday. more »»


July 1, 2016 Community Pints helps career program The Community Pints event at the Marietta Brewing Company, 167 Front St., will benefit the Building Bridges to Careers program throughout July. From 2 to 7 p.m. more »»

July 4 holiday shoppers in Ohio and W.Va. looking for a big boom

June 30, 2016 As people are gearing up for the excitement that is the Fourth of July, buying sparklers and rockets, there are a few things to be mindful of while interacting with fireworks. more »»

Rats, critters up for adoption at Humane Society of the Ohio Valley

June 30, 2016 If tiny creatures with beady eyes, tiny whiskers, wiggling noses and hairless tails are endearing to you, then you’re in luc. more »»

High School Lane between Wooster and Scammel streets to be fixed

June 30, 2016 A city alleyway that has raised concern from residents in Fourth Street and Fifth Street neighborhoods will be repaired this year, according to a presentation during a city council streets and... more »»

Water line replacement on Hadley Lane will continue through September

June 30, 2016 It could be a long summer for residents in the area of Hadley Lane as the city of Marietta began replacing a major water line in mid-June. more »»

Shakespeare performances of ‘Shrew’ begin tonight in Muskingum Park

June 30, 2016 The third annual Shakespeare by the River program kicks off 8:30 p.m. today at Muskingum Park. This year's production is "The Taming of the Shrew," William Shakespear's classic pla. more »»

‘Bulky Goods’ law in effect in Wood County

June 30, 2016 From staff reports PARKERSBURG - The law on disposal of electronic devices such as televisions and computers changes on Friday, the director of the Wood County Solid Waste Authority said. more »»

Find fun on the Fourth around the Mid-Ohio Valley

June 30, 2016 From staff reports A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley around the Fourth of July holida. more »»

Marietta gives to help southern West Virginia flood zone

June 29, 2016 With several parts of southern West Virginia still cleaning up after disastrous flash flooding, local businesses are rallying and encouraging the community to give back. more »»

Future of downtown Marietta looks bright

June 29, 2016 Making the Pioneer City a better place to live and work is the basic goal of a board tasked with mapping out Marietta's future, according to a presentation before Marietta City Council's Planning,... more »»

Williamstown's Hino plant celebrates 50,000th truck

June 29, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN - Hino Motors commemorated the production of its 50,000th truck Tuesday at its Williamstown assembly plant. more »»

Best bid picked for armory elevator construction project

June 29, 2016 The contract to install an elevator at the Armory in Marietta will go to G&M Construction, Inc. more »»

It’s time to hit the road for July 4th weekend

June 29, 2016 While some people may only travel across the river this Fourth of July weekend, others may travel hours away just to see some extravagant fireworks. more »»

Waterford Revamped Talented and Gifted program explained

June 29, 2016 WATERFORD — Students at Waterford High School are looking to see an upgrade involving the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program as the Wolf Creek Board of Education members discussed changes being made... more »»



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