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15 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Heroin dealers could face homicide charge

Those who sell heroin could face a homicide charge in Ohio, as law enforcement tries to crack down on the growing epidemic of drug overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Lucas County, OH

19 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Farmers market adds food pantry booth

During Saturdays at the River City Farmers Market, shoppers will see an extra booth lined up with the produce stands, a new addition set up for food pantries all across Washington County.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Marietta Times

Five new hires at Career Center

Due to the retirement of four employees and the opening of an instructor job, the Washington County Career Center administration has been busy filling vacant positions.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Athens, OH, Lowell, OH, Ohio University

Marietta Times

$42,000 paid back

A Marietta woman who stole upwards of $42,000 from her employer was sentenced to three years of community control and 90 days in the Washington County Jail Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Marietta Times

Eyesore at center of court case

Neighbors who want a Newport home gutted by fire three years ago torn down may have to wait until the dust settles from a current court case involving the property.

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Related Topix: Newport, OH, Wingett Run, OH

Marietta Times

Marietta man gets one year

A Marietta man who broke into a local government property with a friend and tried to steal valuable metal was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to a year in prison for breaking and entering.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Prison

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Marietta Times

Man arrested for viewing child pornography

A Marietta man was arrested Wednesday after photos and videos of children engaged in sexual activities were found on two of his computers.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Guilty plea in glassware theft

A New Matamoras man who stole from a Grandview Township home where his mother was housesitting pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to burglary.

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Related Topix: New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Intelligencer

Six Arrested for Drugs in Monroe County

According to Sheriff Charles R. Black Jr., the Monroe County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the north end of the county off Ohio 7 at about 3 p.m. Friday, and the arrests then were made.

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Marietta Times

Around Town

The ARC of Washington County will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Franklin Street in Marietta.

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Related Topix: Events, Breakfast, Life, Food, Marietta, OH, Vincent, OH

Marietta Times

Times Past

Since June 30, Gene Marchetti, who is the teaching professional at the Marietta Tennis Center, has been sharing his knowledge of the sport with eight eager and enthusiastic participants who are confined to a wheelchair.

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Related Topix: Belpre, OH, Marietta, OH

Mon Jul 14, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Lingering fires erupt at recycling center

A fog-like smoke enveloped Ohio 7 at Moore's Junction, and fires continued to burn Monday in the rubble and refuse of a Warren Township recycling facility that burned to the ground when a Sunday morning fire quickly grew out of control.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Fire, Ohio, Belpre, OH

Marietta Times

Cause Unknown

A fog-like smoke enveloped Ohio 7 at Moore's Junction, and fires continued to burn Monday in the rubble and refuse of a Warren Township recycling facility that burned to the ground when a Sunday morning fire quickly grew out of control.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Fire, Belpre, OH, Marietta, OH

Sun Jul 13, 2014

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

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

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