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Fall hospitalizes inmate

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — A Washington County Jail inmate remained at Marietta Memorial Hospital late Friday after jumping from a third floor walkway at the Washington County Courthouse earlier in the day. more »»

Fort Frye BOE to buy new textbooks

May 23, 2015 BEVERLY — Fort Frye Local students will have new textbooks and new stadium lights next school year after the district board of education approved a construction bid and textbook purchase at its... more »»

Vets memorial to be dedicated

May 23, 2015 RENO — The dedication of a veterans memorial on Ohio 7 will be broadcast live on Monday on an Internet site, a program organizer said. The new memorial at the former U.S. more »»

Marietta accepts swingsets as gifts

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — Three new swings are set to adorn the River Trail after Marietta City Council members unanimously approved three resolutions to accept the donations from community members Thursday night. more »»

County makes progress with sewer efforts

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — The Ohio EPA has made concessions regarding the plan to have Devola households connect into Marietta’s sewer system, Washington County Commissioners said at their meeting Thursday. more »»

Area pools set to open for summer

May 23, 2015 BELPRE — Eager swimmers looking forward to that first dip of the summer will have the chance to get wet this weekend in Belpre and Marietta. more »»

Marietta's Jones assisting students

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — With the help of metal wire, gorilla tape and fiberglass sheets, two students of Marietta resident Dan Jones, 71, are crafting by hand their own Pygmy paddle boats this week. more »»

Officials stress tick precautions

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA —With outdoor activity increasing as the weather warms, local health officials stress the importance of guarding against infection by the blacklegged tick, a known carrier of tick-borne... more »»

Newport's Hanes wins National Handwriting Contest

May 23, 2015 NEWPORT—It is common for a kindergartener to have trouble with spacing and sizing when writing in print, but Newport Elementary student Caitlyn Hanes is an expert in her age group. more »»

Five arrested in arson case

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — The Marietta Police Department has charged five local people with involvement in a May 7 arson on S. Fifth Street, a fire that was set as revenge against a resident, according to police. more »»

Delayed grants delay paving projects

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — Dependence on grant funding for road repair has set Marietta officials behind in deciding which roads to pave this summer. more »»

Memorial Day events slated

May 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley will celebrate Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies this weekend. TODAY * 11 a.m. more »»

Newport woman charged for drug offenses

May 23, 2015 MARIETTA — A Newport woman was charged with drug offenses Thursday after an investigation by the Major Crimes Task Force, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said. more »»

Oglebay Park slates Memorial Day hoopla

May 23, 2015 WHEELING — Memorial Day marks the start of summer activities at Oglebay Park in Wheeling. more »»

Two to be ordained as deacons

May 23, 2015 WHEELING, W.Va.—Seminarians Brian Crenwelge and Cody Ford will be ordained transitional deacons by Most Rev. Michael J. more »»

Belpre officer injured in pursuit

May 22, 2015 BELPRE — A Belpre Police officer broke his shoulder while pursuing a suspect Wednesday night. The foot chase began after 10 p.m., when Sgt. more »»

Site of Newell hearing moved

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The location of the June 4-5 hearing to determine whether Mayor Bob Newell can remain in office has been moved to the fourth-floor courtroom at the Wood County Judicial Building. more »»

Belpre VFD in need of chief

May 22, 2015 BELPRE — The search is on for a new fire chief for the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Eric Sinnett recently announced his retirement from the department. more »»

Wood commissioners eyeing regional jail bill

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners are again watchful of the regional jail bill. more »»

Man arrested on meth charge

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Brierwood Subdivision resident was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of operating a meth lab. more »»



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