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Police records July 11
James C. Rarey, 43, of 407 Congress Road, Belpre, reported Wednesday that at some point during the past week he believes an acquaintance stole an ATV skid plate from outside his garage.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Food For Thought to replace Belrock Diner
The town of Belpre will be getting some "Food For Thought" with the opening of a restaurant in the Belpre Plaza Shopping Center along Washington Boulevard.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Police records July 10
Bill Rhodes, 49, of 820 Mill Branch Road, Belpre, was arrested Friday for disorderly conduct by intoxication.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Police records July 9
Randall C. Wilson, 56 and homeless, was arrested Thursday at 103 Linwood Ave. for public indecency, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, open container and disorderly conduct by intoxication.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Little Hocking Social
"I haven't missed one yet," Smith said just prior to the parade that kicked off Friday's social.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Explosion investigations continue
State and federal investigations continued Wednesday into last week's explosion at the Belpre area Enviro-Tank Clean, Inc., plant as well as a massive fire that occurred at a Statoil Eisenbarth natural gas well site near Hannibal Saturday.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Green Dot scam tallies over $132K
Green Dot money pack scams struck the Mid-Ohio Valley multiple times in the past month, taking residents and businesses for more than $132,000, said Wood County and Washington County officials.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
While always a concern locally, bridge jumping suicides are rare
Officials with San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge just approved a $76 million funding package to build a suicide barrier to prevent people from jumping off the edge, a common occurrence there.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Kraton to develop new polymer chemistry, applications at innovation center
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. has opened the Kraton Innovation Center, a new pilot plant and research facility in Belpre, Ohio.
Soccer club raising funds to buy property
The Belpre Soccer Club may need to find a new location, but for now the organization is working hard to raise money in an attempt to purchase the property that has served as its home for over 15 years.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Wednesday's grand opening of Kraton Performance Polymers' Innovation Center at its Belpre site meant more to many of those present than the $40 million investment or the dozen new jobs it created.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Neighbors hear loud boom that shook their home
When Rick Lewis and his wife stepped outside Tuesday morning, they heard a loud boom that shook the walls of their home on Joe Skinner Road in Belpre.
Three hurt in plant explosion
An explosion at an industrial cleaning business north of Belpre sent three employees to local hospitals with burn wounds and elicited the response of dozens of first responders to contain and secure the scene along Ohio 7 on Tuesday morning.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Explosion at Ohio 7 plant causes injuries
The explosion and fire was reported at 8:50 a.m. First responders included numerous county fire departments and EMS, said Sheriff Larry Mincks.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Bloom judges to arrive July 7
Judges from the America in Bloom national awards program will visit Belpre on July 7 and 8 to review beautification efforts and programs by the Belpre in Bloom program.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Belpre resident needs help with drainage
I have been trying for seven long years to get help from the city of Belpre, which is where the debree floods our front yard, to come up with some kind of helpful solution.
Huge show of support for Relay For Life
On behalf of the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, I would like to extend my appreciation to the residents of Washington County for their generosity and support.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
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Blennerhassett Island Frolic and Picnic Meal A different "out-to-eat" experience June 28, 2014
The summer season's first of three "Island Frolic and Picnic Meals" is set for Saturday, June 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at Blennerhassett Island State Park.
Schools have summer to-do lists
Though class is out for the summer, construction crews, electricians and custodians are in as Washington County school districts spend the hottest months fine-tuning buildings, replacing roofs and repaving parking lots to have facilities in top shape for when students file back in August.