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Marietta City Council Council debates business, rights-of-way

July 14, 2016 A request to extend an existing awning six more inches over the city sidewalk in front of the former Marietta Ignition business spurred some discussion about the city code regulating signs and... more »»

Drilling anything but boring

July 14, 2016 Vibrations could be felt in the ground near Harmar Elementary School this week as a huge horizontal drilling rig continued burrowing into solid bedrock 60-70 feet beneath the Muskingum River. more »»

Simulator drives home its point

July 14, 2016 BELPRE — Residents got the chance Wednesday to see the dangers of texting and driving could pose with a virtual reality simulator set up at the Memorial Health System, Belpre Medical Campus. more »»

Wood Co. school board split on future bond topic

July 14, 2016 By Emily Cramer Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — At Tuesday night's Wood County Board of Education meeting, board members discussed the pros and cons of the different items for the proposed bond. more »»

Around town

July 14, 2016 Howlin’ in the Alley benefit Friday The third annual Howlin’ in the Alley, a benefit concert to support The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will be held at 8 p.m. more »»

Mural at Putnam and Third streets crumbling

July 13, 2016 Bricks are tumbling down on the corner of Third and Putnam streets as the mural beside the Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre is falling apart in the summer heat. Dan Stephan J. more »»

Washington County school administrators excited about jobs

July 13, 2016 As summer break continues for students, new principals in the county’s school districts are preparing for their new positions. more »»

Interim Marietta College president’s job isn’t over

July 13, 2016 It's in with the new, but not quite out with the old as Marietta College Office of the President Tim Cooper — the previous interim president — stays on board to assist new Marietta College President... more »»

Sweet Corn Festival fun ahead

July 13, 2016 It’s that time again to head to Muskingum Park to sink your teeth into the roasted sweet corn at the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend. more »»

Wood BOE gets initial Fenton site soil report

July 13, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Soil sample results presented Tuesday evening to the Wood County Board of Education keep the Fenton Art Glass property in Williamstown as a viable option for an elementary school site,... more »»

WOOD COUNTY Airport pays off debt; sees ability to ride out slumps

July 13, 2016 PARKERSBURG — It was the morning for numbers at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority meeting on Tuesday. more »»

Around town

July 13, 2016 Lawrence Twp. trustees to meet The Lawrence Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

Gentile holds public forum in Belpre

July 13, 2016 BELPRE — How to increase economic development in southeastern Ohio while dealing with problems with infrastructure and a drug crisis were discussed in a town hall meeting in Belpre with state Sen. more »»

New band director at Marietta High School

July 12, 2016 The Wall of Sound at Marietta High School is playing a different tune with a new director taking the stage this year. Fresh out of Marshall University, Chris Bunner, 21, of S. more »»

Uproar over discarded band trophies

July 12, 2016 The Wall of Sound at Marietta High School has recently rid itself of a significant portion of the band trophies from over the years and some alumni members have said they feel disrespected regarding... more »»

Marietta preps for 1st half-marathon

July 12, 2016 This year will mark Marietta’s first half-marathon. Though the marathon doesn’t take place until Oct. more »»

5-day History Camp underway at The Castle

July 12, 2016 With flour on their faces and rolling pins in their hands, children were smiling ear to ear Monday with satisfaction about the blackberry pies they created during this year’s History Camp at The... more »»

Camp Vaudeville underway at theater

July 12, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The curtain has gone up on the 27th edition of Camp Vaudeville at the Smoot Theater. Kids abound in small packs, wandering on and off stage, learning the history and ways of vaudevill. more »»

Meeting will focus on economic development

July 12, 2016 BELPRE — A number of local businesses and development officials will meet tonight at the Belpre City Building to discuss economic development, education and infrastructur. more »»

Around Town

July 12, 2016 Program on the life of Sherlock Holmes Get to know Sherlock Holmes at 1 p.m. Monday at the Barlow Library, 45 White Oak Professional Center, State Route 339, Barlow. more »»



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