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A pair of Habitat volunteers
For the last six years a Marietta husband-wife team have been working with the Washington County Habitat for Humanity to get houses ready for those in need.
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Fire reported at Ohio 7 facility
No one was injured, but a firefighter was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital for heat exhaustion, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Property owners carry tax burden
Homeowners and farmers across Ohio are paying 70 percent of school property taxes and Washington County is in line with the pack.
Food banks benefit from bank's initiative
More than $16,000 alone was raised in Washington County and will go toward the Southeast Ohio Food Bank's efforts in 10 counties.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Upgrade to 911 needed
A 911 system that can receive text messages, photos and videos is in the works for Washington County, but still likely years away.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Bond reduced in shooting case
A Parma man who allegedly shot his mother and stepfather at a Fourth of July celebration near New Matamoras was reportedly on LSD and another unknown drug at the time of the shooting.
4 arrested for theft at recycling center
Four Marietta residents were arrested for stealing wheels from Ward's Recycling Thursday after a concerned citizen reported suspicious activity there.
Remembering a friend of nature
Near the Washington County Historical Society grows a towering tree with a quirky distinction.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Up for debate: Challenger awaits response from GOP candidate
A week after 6th Congressional District Democratic candidate Jennifer Garrison challenged Republican incumbent Bill Johnson to a series of seven debates in a letter, the Democratic challenger is still awaiting an answer.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
As summer farming gets well under way, there are some pests causing a stink, and others a scourge, in Washington County crops.
Weather whopper sneaks up on Valley
A storm reminiscent of the derecho that caused widespread destruction two years ago struck Tuesday afternoon, resulting in power outages and damaged buildings around the area.
Homeowners, farmers carry school tax load
Homeowners and farmers across the state are paying 70 percent of school property taxes and Washington County is right in line with the pack.
Many deserve thanks for city's upkeep; many don't
Thanks to Johnny Carpenter for faithfully watering all of the hanging baskets in downtown Marietta every day and sometimes twice a day so they stay beautiful throughout the summer.
$650,000 bond in July 4th shooting
A $650,000 bond was set Monday for a Parma man accused of snorting an unknown drug and shooting his mother and stepfather during a holiday party Friday at a family vacation property in Grandview Township.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Newport home a safety concern
It's been three years since the two-story wood frame home caught fire at 25 Dana's Run Road in Newport, but the house is still standing, one side of the charred front porch roof sagging from a broken support post.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Man charged in Friday shooting
An Ohio man was in custody Saturday after allegedly shooting his mother and stepfather Friday evening during a Fourth of July celebration in Grandview Township, near New Matamoras.
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Sentencing reform under scrutiny
A Ross County judge's June decision ruling a portion of sentencing reform unconstitutional could eventually restore discretion to judges when sentencing certain offenders, but it's a long way off.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Sheriff: Elderly Washington County man duped in scam
A local man has been scammed out of more than $750,000 since 2012 by a company claiming he needed to pay taxes on a $9 million lottery win, officials said.
Little Hocking Social
"I haven't missed one yet," Smith said just prior to the parade that kicked off Friday's social.
Birds in our backyard
In the hustle and bustle of summer, it can be easy to get caught up in commuting to vacation hot spots and putting on the perfect BBQ party.