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Girl power lessons a reality

March 27, 2014 A group of four girls from Marietta and Warren schools graduated this week from the first local Reality Cafe, a 12-week program designed to help young girls explore career options, build volunteer... more »»

Grants promote kid fitness

March 27, 2014 Two Marietta elementary schools have the opportunity to enhance their physical education classes after receiving $500 grants from McDonald’s Owners/Operators of the Tri-State. more »»

Dinner celebrates Marietta turning 226

March 27, 2014 No good birthday party is complete without two important things—food and a magic act, of course. more »»

Landslip closes Maple Street Extension

March 27, 2014 Maple Street Extension, which runs between Fort Harmar Drive and Bellevue Avenue in the Harmar district has been closed due to a landslip that poses a threat to traffic along the narrow section of... more »»

Suspect in Stockport bank robbery sought

March 27, 2014 Stockport's First National Bank was robbed Wednesday morning by a masked suspect with a weapon. more »»

Wood Co. recovery center expands addict services

March 27, 2014 PARKERSBURG - The Courage to Change Community Recovery Center Inc. is expanding its classes and will offer a monthly community empowerment series as part of its free recovery services for addicts. more »»

Around town

March 27, 2014 Longrifle collectors’ annual exhibit The Association of Ohio Longrifle Collectors will hold its 39th annual exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Female vets

March 26, 2014 Though women now make up 14 percent of the U.S. military, the percentage of women who join veterans organizations remains much lower. more »»

Mourning for Lawrence School

March 26, 2014 DART—Newport resident Jamie McAfee said she will pull her children from the Frontier Local district in the wake of the Frontier Local Board of Education’s decision to close Lawrence Elementary School. more »»

Arrests made in nighttime drug sweep

March 26, 2014 A Marietta man found with cocaine in an area hotel just over two months ago was arrested again Tuesday night on similar charges. Tytus L. Shields, 25, last know address 906 Fifth St. more »»

All Access allows you to read The Marietta Times anywhere

March 26, 2014 With the launch today of our electronic edition, subscribers of The Marietta Times now have a new way to enjoy the newspaper that has served the residents of Marietta since 1864. more »»

City buildings carry some history

March 26, 2014 The two buildings at 304 and 308 Putnam St. more »»

Hazardous waste collections

March 26, 2014 Raid the garage for those unused cans of paint, motor oil, and antifreeze. Grab those unused insecticides, cleaners, solvents out from under the kitchen sink. more »»

Wood Co. offices out to recycle, reuse all trash

March 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A model Zero Waste Challenge project to reuse or recycle all the trash from three Wood County offices is under way. more »»

4 finalists left in running for Wood Co. superintendent

March 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday evening announced four finalists for the Wood County Schools superintendent position. Board President Tim Yeater announced Ronald B. more »»

Notes compared on burglaries

March 26, 2014 BELPRE — The recent rash of burglaries in Parkersburg and the rash of burglaries over the past few months in Belpre are suspected to be related, officials said Tuesday. more »»

Around town

March 26, 2014 Pizza fundraiser for Relay For Life team The Washington County Relay For Life team, Washington Elementary Woven Hearts, will have a “Raise the Dough” fundraiser from 4:30 to 9 p.m. more »»

Newport’s ‘Jewel’

March 25, 2014 NEWPORT —Local concern for the future of the historic Judge Joseph Barker Jr. House has spurred the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to mothball the property in hopes of ultimately selling the hom. more »»

Lawrence School to close

March 25, 2014 After two rounds of voting, Lawrence Elementary School in the Frontier School District will be closed starting in the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Prisons officials want reduction in inmates who return

March 25, 2014 An increased focus on community programming and treatment is helping Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction keep inmates from returning to prison. more »»



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