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Castle presentation shares beauty of brick-making

Local News

MARIETTA — It’s easy to take brick for granted in Marietta. It’s everywhere. With brick paving on downtown streets and sidewalks, brick facing on numerous old homes around the city, brick commercial buildings, brick churches and decorative brick on bridges and monuments, brick indoors ...

Marietta parade honors veterans

Local News

MARIETTA — Attendees of the Veterans Day Parade in Marietta weren’t looking for candy when they lined Putnam Street Monday. “We talked on the way over about how we’re here to say thank you,” said Nancy Morehead, 59, of Boaz, as she shepherded her grandchildren, husband, sister and ...

Partnership to promote manufacturing

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MARIETTA — Although economic development thinkers dream of attracting manufacturing plants – and their high-paying, stable jobs – with tax breaks, shovel-ready property and robust infrastructure, those perks aren't at the top of the list for manufacturing firms. Their No. 1 concern is ...

Athens Sheriff

News of Record

Athens Sheriff ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Nov. 12: * On Nov. 9, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Nelsonville business that reported fraudulent charges on one of the fuel cards. It was reported the card had been ...

Parkersburg museum holds open house in honor of Veterans Day

Local News

PARKERSBURG — It was a day to remember those who served. The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley held an open house Sunday to commemorate Veterans Day. People came through the museum Sunday, many veterans and others who had family members who were veterans. “Today is a day of ...

New Matamoras church remembers World War I

Local News

NEW MATRAMORAS — New Matamoras United Methodist Church held a celebration Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I to remember those who serviced in the war and what it meant for the U.S. The church honored the soldiers, nurses and ...

Via cancels remaining flights at MOV airport

Local News

WILLIAMSTOWN — Via Airlines has canceled its remaining flights to and from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. Due to maintenance issues, both 30-seat turboprop planes that could be used to travel between the local airport and Charlotte Douglas International are out of commission, airport ...

Friends, family celebrate retiring Belpre dentist

Business

BELPRE — Many in the Belpre community came out Sunday to wish long-time dentist Dr. Dwight K. Poole well as he retires from his practice. Over 100 friends, employees, patients and others gathered at the Belpre VFD Bingo Hall to celebrate his career, tell funny stories and honor the man ...

Students throughout Marietta offer a salute to veterans

Local News

MARIETTA — Musical tributes and speakers citing courage and dedication met veterans invited into Marietta City Schools Friday. Mohamed Ismail, 15, of Devola, spoke before the filled auditorium at Marietta High School about what the American Flag represents to him and the nation. But before ...

Trustees seek more input on Devola trail proposal

Local News

MARIETTA — Even though Muskingum Township Trustee Ken Shilling has received 18 suggestions from the public about a proposed walking and bike trail that connects Devola’s Multi-Use Path with Marietta’s River Trail following a previous public meeting, he said he is looking for more. On ...

Parkersburg Pathfinder Club holds flag retirement ceremony

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The children of Parkersburg Pathfinder Club conducted their first U.S. flag retirement ceremony Saturday at the bandshell in City Park. The two flags retired had been the tattered flags that flew at the Parkersburg Academy, said Monica Zill, academy Principal and Assistant ...

Embattled West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Loughry resigns

Local News

CHARLESTON — Days before lawmakers were scheduled to hold another special session to draw up a new article of impeachment, Justice Allen Loughry saved them the trouble and has resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced Loughry’s resignation Saturday evening, a day after he called a special ...

Crews respond to downtown Parkersburg fire

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A building located at 806 A Avery St. in downtown Parkersburg caught on fire Saturday afternoon. Lt. Jody Casto, with the PFD, said cause of the fire was still under investigation. “There was no one in the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries while putting it ...

Mid-Ohio Valley groups prep for Thanksgiving dinners

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to community members on the holiday. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day ...