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James Patten: Indian captive to be honored

September 12, 2015 On September 26, 2015, the Belpre Historical Society will unveil a granite marker to commemorate the saga of Ohio Company settler James Patten of Bedford, New Hampshire. more »»

An omnipotent leadership seems no longer omnipotent

September 5, 2015 China’s economy is in trouble. more »»

Trustee thankful to voters for 26 years

September 5, 2015 To the residents of Muskingum Township: My name is John R. Karas; and I thank you for allowing me to represent you for 26 years. more »»

Father Clement Crock’s calling

August 29, 2015 Few people have impacted northwestern Washington County as did Father Clement Crock during 1918 to 1920. His zeal and resulting contributions are still being received by hundreds today. more »»

The House of Hope and other services

August 29, 2015 This month’s article is on an important tool in recovery for people with mental illness. more »»

Good changes creating excitement in city schools

August 29, 2015 My name is Will Hampton, and I am excited to be the new superintendent of Marietta City Schools. Twenty years ago my wife and I settled in Marietta and decided to call it home. more »»

Natural gas usage positive impact on power industry

August 22, 2015 Without much fanfare, America’s carbon dioxide emissions have dropped 10 percent over the last decade. more »»

Beverly College building was a church

August 15, 2015 Catholics in McConnelsville were served by Father Nicholas D. Young, a Dominican missionary, as early as 1822. St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Hackney was reportedly under construction by 1836. more »»

The Philippines challenge China in the South China Sea

August 15, 2015 The Philippines is taking China to court. more »»

Sweet corn fest numbers: 5,555 ears sold

August 1, 2015 The 8th annual Marietta Sweet Corn Festival set the record for public attendance and corn sales! With much cooperation from the community and two nice days of weather, we were able to provide this... more »»

Beverly College sold in 1912

August 1, 2015 While attending Beverly College about 1880, John Turner Starlin (1858-1934) was staying in a boarding house nearby. more »»

Recovering addicts in need of home

July 25, 2015 The Behavioral Health Board is planning to establish a residential treatment facility to serve primarily Marietta and Washington County residents whose daily functioning has become significantly... more »»

Japan’s military goes abroad

July 25, 2015 For the first time in 70 years, Japan, a pacifist nation, will send its soldiers to fight overseas. more »»

Last years of Beverly College

July 18, 2015 Information about Beverly College after 1890 is very limited. Biographies of a few people mention that they attended Beverly College (or Academy). more »»

Don’t change zoning for center

July 4, 2015 My husband and I have been big advocates of recycling for years. He sponsored an environmental club at Marietta High School that recycled their paper, cardboard, and can. more »»

Shale revolution in second phase

July 4, 2015 Despite years of incredible growth in U.S. oil and natural gas production, we remain in the very early innings of the shale revolutio. more »»

Colegate Drive isn’t right for recycling center

July 4, 2015 I recently received notice as an adjoining property owner that a meeting would be held “to discuss the re-zoning of the area on Colegate Drive, near where the Washington County Garage is currently... more »»

Religion: Beverly churches in 1870

July 4, 2015 The George Washington Preston Diary provides an interesting glimpse into what religious life was like in Beverly during the period from January to June 1870 when he attended Beverly College. more »»

Hong Kong: A city divided

July 4, 2015 In one of the most unexpected turnarounds in Hong Kong’s contemporary political history, a much-anticipated “Yes” vote to “reform” Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR)’s election process fo... more »»

Substance abuse, addiction increasing

June 27, 2015 Abuse and addiction of alcohol and other drugs is a serious and growing concern in Washington Count. more »»



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