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7 hrs ago | Marietta Times

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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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

13 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

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.

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Related Topix: Fire

Sat Jul 12, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Marietta, OH, Fleming, OH, Agriculture, Science

Times Recorder

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.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Remembering a friend of nature

Near the Washington County Historical Society grows a towering tree with a quirky distinction.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Representative Bill Johnson, US Politics, Republican, Marietta, OH, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Marietta Times

Produce pests

As summer farming gets well under way, there are some pests causing a stink, and others a scourge, in Washington County crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Entomology

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Weather, Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Marietta, OH, Fleming, OH, Agriculture, Science

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

$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.

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Related Topix: New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Newport, OH, Fire

Sat Jul 05, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

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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Related Topix: New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH, Parma, OH

The Marion Star

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.

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Related Topix: Ross County, OH, US Governors, John Kasich, Chillicothe, OH

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Lottery

NewsandSentinel.com

Little Hocking Social

"I haven't missed one yet," Smith said just prior to the parade that kicked off Friday's social.

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Related Topix: Little Hocking, OH, Belpre, OH

Marietta Times

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Bird Watching, Fruits, Food

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