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The death penalty: Time for a change?

April 14, 2014 It took a couple of years, but an Ohio Supreme Court-appointed panel has developed 56 recommendations related to application of the state’s death penalty. more »»

Community service is ‘key’

April 14, 2014 Impassioned by a summer leadership conference to spend more hours doing community service work, Marietta High School student Christy Heisler spent her summer racking up more than 100 hours of... more »»

Crazy Daisy Boutique

April 14, 2014 Marietta Wine Cellars isn’t usually open Sundays, but Mary Jane Phillips, co-owner of the business with husband, Al, kept the doors open for a good cause this weekend. more »»

Egg hunt held for visually impaired

April 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen children attended the Lions Club third annual Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Children on Sunday afternoon. The hunt began at 2 p.m. more »»

Children eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 14, 2014 BELPRE — Dozens of children enjoyed breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday at the Belpre Heights United Methodist Church. more »»

Around town

April 14, 2014 Benefit spaghetti dinner April 26 A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held for Bill and Teresa Benton from 4 to 8 p.m. more »»


April 12, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Although it’s currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Walter Curtis Home on Newbury Road, south of Little Hocking, has seen much better day. more »»

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 12, 2014 Readily available and relatively cheap, a hit of heroin in the Mid-Ohio Valley is fairly accessible. Scoring treatment, on the other hand, is far from eas. more »»

Heartbleed virus: Local officials urge caution online

April 12, 2014 About two-thirds of the Internet is vulnerable to security leaks with the presence of Heartbleed, a bug that has left a gaping hole in one of the most common Internet coding softwares, and Internet... more »»

Vet’s ‘smart home’ almost ready

April 12, 2014 NEWPORT TWP.—The custom smart house of Kyle Hockenberry has started to take shape. more »»

Spotlight on Belpre Church: Pioneer Presbyterian

April 12, 2014 Motorists driving through Belpre at night might pass a little white church with a cross that glows from beneath, meant to be a welcoming symbol from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, with a small... more »»

Children’s consignment sale returns to fairgrounds

April 12, 2014 Much like the children it helps outfit, the areas largest children’s consignment sale just won’t stop growing. more »»

Diamond Dinner to benefit school facilities in Williamstown

April 12, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — A group of community members working to make the athletic facilities around Williamstown High School better is planning a dinner and auction event for next week. more »»

Around town published April 12

April 12, 2014 Finance Committee to meet Tuesday The Washington County Finance Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Assembly Room at 223 Putnam St. in Marietta. more »»

Williamstown man arrested out of incident inside Marietta Wal-Mart

April 12, 2014 From staff reports A Williamstown man who passed out in Wal-Mart and then became violent with the responding squad personnel Thursday evening was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of... more »»

Heroin scourge

April 11, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE _ The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscored a troubling development: Heroin, long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, has spread across the country. more »»

Heroin scourge: The local view

April 11, 2014 As doctors make a conscious effort to step down opiate prescriptions, the heroin epidemic has been strengthening its grasp in Ohio and locally. more »»

Missed court date is worth a ticket to jail

April 11, 2014 A northern Ohio woman who missed her January sentencing on a theft case pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to failing to appear and was sentenced immediately on both tha... more »»

Health care reforms debated at Economic Roundtable

April 11, 2014 Experts from different walks of the medical industry met to argue the advantages and the concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act on Thursday afternoon for the last event of the Economic Roundtabl... more »»

Career Center skills on display

April 11, 2014 A brick outdoor island and an Ohio State University fire ring were among the items up for bid at the seventh annual Washington County Career Center Open House on Thursday evenin. more »»



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