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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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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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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.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
New life, old charm
Nestled beside modern day businesses like Auto Zone, Captain D's and East of Chicago, the original Becker Lumber and Manufacturing Company building still stands tall in between Pike and Greene streets as part of the Marietta Mills apartment complex.
Broughton Foods prepping for social
With its annual all-you-can-eat ice cream extravaganza just around the corner, Broughton Foods is hoping to kick up support for a local youth sports organization this year.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Heroin bust nabs 2
Two area men were arrested early Wednesday morning for possession of heroin and methamphetamine as part of an ongoing investigation by the Major Crimes Task Force.
Who has control of the tower?
Stretching up into the sky above Stanleyville is the county's oldest radio tower.
Green Dot scam tallies over $132K
Green Dot money pack scams struck the Mid-Ohio Valley multiple times in the past month, taking residents and businesses for more than $132,000, said Wood County and Washington County officials.