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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.
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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.
Open Enrollment: Big money at stake
Two Washington County public school districts are losing students and the funding that comes along with them in Ohio as part of the state's open enrollment policy.
Meth maker is sentenced
A Marietta man was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison-the minimum sentence available for his participation in a Beverly meth lab.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Pink Panther on MOVP stage
The show will be 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 and at 3 p.m. March 16 at the Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta.
69-year-old admits to drug dealing
A Marietta man who acted as the supplier during a handful of local heroin deals pleaded guilty Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to selling and possessing the drug.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Local students do tornado drill
Students in schools across Ohio were crouching down in hallways and safe rooms to practice tornado safety during the statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning for Ohio's Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Eleven group tour operators arrived in Marietta Wednesday for a two-day Familiarization Tour of the Marietta and Parkersburg areas.
Depression, alcohol blamed for theft
An area man who blamed depression and drinking for his decision to steal from a friend was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to time served.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
An ice storm that struck late Sunday morning played havoc with traffic in Marietta and surrounding areas where dozens of minor vehicle accidents were reported.
Gun show held at the Legion
There was plenty to see during the second gun show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County this weekend at American Legion Post 64 in Marietta.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Bogus garage scam lands man in W...
Charles Davis, of 1094 Core Road, Parkersburg, was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail, and one year of community control on Friday in Judge Randall Burnworth's court.
$90K drug bust
A Parkersburg man suspected of dealing huge quantities of synthetic marijuana in the area was arrested Friday morning after selling a pound of the drug to an undercover agent with the Major Crimes Task Force in Washington County.