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  1. Indictments in West Virginia chemical spill caseRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Marietta Times

    Four former chemical company executives and two lower-level employees have been charged in a January spill that contaminated a river and left 300,000 residents around West Virginia's capital without usable water for drinking and bathing for days. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charged ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell and two others with failing to ensure that the company operated in a reasonable and environmentally sound manner the steel tank that leaked the coal-cleaning chemical.


  2. Crew breaks water line in Kroger plaza areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Marietta Times

    A water main break interrupted service to all businesses in the Kroger Plaza on Acme Street for a few hours Thursday afternoon after the water line was struck by a crew drilling for core samples beneath the plaza parking lot. "They were doing some core sampling for a new Kroger gas station being planned in that area," explained Jeff Kephart, water superintendent for the city of Marietta.


  3. Forum focuses on senior citizens in W.Va.Read the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Marietta Times

    The annual Partner Summit is scheduled for Thursday at the University of Charleston. The event organized by the West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living is titled "Looking for the Future of Aging and Caregiving."


  4. Road crews ready as snow starts to flyRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Snow covered the area in a light dusting Sunday morning, and while the forecast shows that after today it won't be in the immediate area again for a few days, area crews are already gearing up for a wicked winter. According to Kevin McGrath, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Charleston, W.Va., while some snow may occur in Marietta, heavier snows are expected farther north.


  5. Marietta's Taylor Smith headed to UCRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Marietta Times

    "Taylor can fill up a stat sheet," said MHS head coach Mark Hanuksula, "and she also draws the toughest defensive assignment. RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times Marietta High's Taylor Smith signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play basketball at the University of Charleston in a signing ceremony in Sutton Gym Thursday.


  6. Joan Louella Wegmiller PayneRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Joan Louella Wegmiller Payne, 84, of Chelyan, W.Va., died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston, W.Va., after a short illness. She was raised in Germantown, Whipple, and Marietta, in Washington County, Ohio.


  7. Charleston replacing field at baseball stadiumRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Marietta Times

    The project will cost about $250,000 and is expected to be completed by mid-November. The city owns the baseball stadium and will pay for the work.


  8. W.Va. town passes ordinance to diaper horsesRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Marlinton's town council voted unanimously this month to change an ordinance relating to horse traffic in town. Previously the town's ordinance required horses to wear "diapers" or have a person clean up behind them, but after this year's Pioneer Days celebration, council decided to rethink the ordinance.


  9. Care Fair shines light on caregivers' needsRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2014 | Marietta Times

    As a wife, mother and businesswoman, Gayle Twigger-Shaw, a well-known Charleston interior designer, was accustomed to wearing many hats. But after her husband was diagnosed with a life-changing illness, she said her amazing multi-tasking skills nearly came to a halt.


  10. W.Va. to honor service members, respondersRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Marietta Times

    West Virginia service members and first responders will be honored later this year by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. They are asking state residents to submit photos of service members and first responders for so-called recognition trees that will be displayed in the governor's reception room during the holiday season.


  11. After nearly a century, W.Va. coal battle rages onRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | Marietta Times

    At the dirt road entrance to the Mingo Logan Coal Company site along Route 17 in rural West Virginia, a white metal sign hangs, riddled with bullet holes, announcing "NO TRESPASSING" in red lettering. The 59-year-old has been trespassing here about weekly since 1991.


  12. Va. mom charged with kidnapping her 3 childrenRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2014 | Marietta Times

    The Wise County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that 50-year-old Lisa Cantrell of Pound was found with the children in West Virginia on Saturday. She is being held at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia, awaiting extradition.


  13. Glen Clinton HarrahRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Glen Clinton Harrah, 80, of Little Hocking, Ohio, passed away on Sept, 22, 2014, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, W.Va. He was born June 3, 1934, in Asbury, W.Va., a son to the late Vernon William Harrah and Josie Bray Harrah.


  14. Ex-store co-workers still gather 30 years laterRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2014 | Marietta Times

    More than 30 years after The Diamond department store closed its doors, this small group of former coworkers still gather to reminisce and catch up on life. Nancy Fletcher said last year in preparation for the 30th reunion that the group wouldn't get together anymore after that gathering, but the group of employees decided to keep it going after 39 people showed up with their families.


  15. Correction: Education Funding storyRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Marietta Times

    In a Sept. 5 story about education grants, The Associated Press, relying on information from the federal government, reported erroneously that the University of Charleston will receive more than $339,000 and West Virginia Weselyan College will receive $2 million.


  16. River historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Whether they were once working girls, still push barges or are strictly for pleasure cruises, every sternwheeler boat has a story. Of the 24 boats currently docked by the Ohio River at Marietta, Rufus B II is one of the older ones to attend the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival.


  17. Police seek man involved in stabbing, fistfightRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Police continue to search for a suspect accused of stabbing another man during an argument that escalated into a fistfight Thursday afternoon.


  18. Warren VFD adds rescue boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Marietta Times

    The Warren Volunteer Fire Department is now training on a new piece of equipment obtained in June-a 20-foot aluminum rescue boat, complete with sonar, LED lighting and communications technology.


  19. Kentucky high court suspends lawyer after chargesRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Marietta Times

    The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Mark A. Bramble of Charleston, West Virginia, barred from acting as an attorney while criminal charges are pending against him and a suspension of his law license is in effect in the neighboring state.


  20. Prepping for Roar this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2014 | Marietta Times

    Organizers say everything is coming together for this weekend's 14th annual Marietta Riverfront Roar powerboat races that kick off Friday along the Ohio River in downtown Marietta.


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