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Prank leads to drug bust, jail t...
A Reynoldsburg man who was caught hiding meth in a cigarette pack after pulling a prank in a Belpre fast food drive-thru was sentenced Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to spend the next 24 weekends in jail.
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County veterans service agency a real asset
Washington County is most fortunate to have an agency designed to meet the many and diverse needs of area veterans.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Fire at fairgrounds second in year
Most of the equine occupants returned Friday morning to the Washington County Fairgrounds' race horse barn.
Tickets for texting to start in July
Though more than 270 citations have been issued by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for drivers across the state who are texting while driving from March 2013 through the end of last month, local law enforcement agencies have not been issuing many.
Man sentenced to prison out of ...
A Lowell man with former felony convictions was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to two and a half years in prison for wielding a gun he was not allowed to have.
As shale oil and gas exploration and production continues to grow locally, Marietta officials are beginning to consider the wear and tear on city streets from heavy trucks and machinery traveling through town.
Belpre mother Amy Young was driving with her grandson on a Saturday morning in September when she got the call from the Washington County Sheriff's Office that her daughter Ashley had been found in Marietta, dead of an apparent methadone overdose at the age of 29. She was one of several people who shared their stories, raised concerns, asked ... (more)
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Gas prices up
National gas price averages are currently higher than they have been in six months, and as Ohio faces a long-awaited spring, officials said to expect further hikes as the weather gets warmer.
Marietta man sentenced to jail in stolen ATV case
A Warren Township man who tried to camouflage a stolen ATV with a new paint job was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 90 days in the Washington County Jail.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Blackwell speaking at GOP dinner
Around 200 area residents will be able to see former Ohio Secretary of State and author J. Kenneth Blackwell speak in Marietta this weekend.
Ex-employee wants to repay what she stole
A Marietta woman who pilfered thousands of dollars from her former employer pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Study: officials view fracking positively
A recent survey conducted in 17 Ohio counties showed that local elected officials generally see shale activity as a positive economic force, despite its impact on local infrastructure.
Walmart thief gets 15 days in jail
A West Virginia man whose theft spree at multiple Walmart stores ended in Marietta was sentenced Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 15 days in jail-which he will finish serving in late September.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Helping our food pantries an ongoing concern
Understandably, many of us have been wrapped up in our own lives throughout this harsh winter - getting to and from work; what to do with the kids home from school; is the furnace working and how to pay those massive heating bills.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Chase in Newport; 2 teens held
Two St. Marys, W.Va., teens were arrested, accused of pointing a gun at a Washington County parole officer and then leading the officer on a high-speed chase through Newport Sunday afternoon.
A driving force in the community
At 68 years old, Mary Deem is a driving force in the volunteer community as one of only two drivers serving the city of Belpre for Washington County's Senior Wheels program.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Times past for March 8-9
The proposed half-percent sales tax hike that would have raised $1.2 million annually for the Washington County Sheriff's Office will not be on the May 2 ballot.
Snow doesn't cancel hunger
These winter days are interesting ones. They are full of snow, slush and very cold weather.
Survey grades area nursing homes, assisted living facilities
One nursing home out of four surveyed, and one assisted living facility out of three surveyed in Washington County received above-average marks from residents in the state's 2013 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Two will run for commission seat
Two Republican candidates are vying for outgoing Washington County Commissioner Tim Irvine's commission seat and as the May 6 primary draws near, they are sharing a little bit about their aspirations for the commission office.