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Two Washington County residents have been killed in an early morning July 4th crash involving a commercial vehicle. The Marietta Post of the Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on State Route 7 in Marietta at about 5:30 Thursday morning when a truck hauling milk went out of control, crossed into the median striking the… Read More
John Potter, a World War II veteran and former mayor of Zaleski, is hoping to continue living in the home he built himself without fear of eviction from his daughter. Following an online fundraising campaign and years of legal tug-of-war, Potter, 92, will take his case against Janice Cottrill, also of Zaleski, to a jury…. Read More
The automatic federal spending cuts from the financial sequester are expected to hit schools statewide at the start of the school year. While the impact won’t be as bad as expected, local school officials won’t know what this means until more data is released. On Monday, Ohio Department of Education officials said the state expects… Read More
The man charged with a 2009 bank robbery in Meigs County has finally been returned to Ohio to face charges in the robbery. Investigators say Sean Mitchell, 44, of Athens, Ohio, robbed the Tuppers Plains Branch of the Farmers Bank on September 1, 2009. In November 2009, Mitchell was arrested in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, following… Read More
A former Portsmouth Fire Department firefighter pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing nearly $30,000 from a firefighting union. Eric C. Wallace was the treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 512 in 2006 when money began disappearing from accounts. He pleaded guilty to one count of theft and two counts of forgery. Some of… Read More
Rain in the forecast for July 4th holiday; Portsmouth firefighter says he stole money from department; Admitted bank robber back in Meigs County. More in your morning update.