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Several events planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several programs and services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in connection with the holiday in his honor will be held in the coming week. ¯Marietta College will be closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. While classes won’t be held, students and employees are ...

Rallying for a friend’s recovery

Friends of Tommy Longfellow will come together Saturday night to return some of the favors the long-time mechanic has done for them over the years. Longfellow, 49, sustained crippling injuries in a motorcycle crash six months ago and is still recovering. “In August I was riding my ...

Local musicians to perform folk music in the round

According to Michael "Moon" Mullen, owner of Over the Moon Pub and Pizza on Front Street and local musician, folk music uses lyrics to drive the song by telling a story. This Friday, at 8 p.m., three local musicians will tell their stories in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson at ...

First Fridays: Fire and Ice

When people think of ice in January, they are usually reminded of treacherous driving conditions or the early morning scraping of their windshields. But for this month’s First Fridays event, ice will be celebrated as a unique artistic medium. This Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., downtown merchants ...

Gingerbread creations on display

From staff reports The 2018 Gingerbread Festival at the Blennerhassett Hotel offers a variety of tasteful — and tasty — displays running through the day after Christmas. The exhibits are free to view, although there is a Peoples’ Choice award which will be determined by the amount of ...

Community holiday meals are planned for area

From staff reports Communal Christmas Day meals have been a tradition in the Mid-Ohio Valley for years and that practice continues this year. ¯ In Marietta, the fifth annual Christmas Day Feast will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Fourth and ...

Live Nativity at Tunnel UMC

Live nativities provide more context to the biblical story of Christmas. “I think you really feel it in your heart, you’re more a part of the story when you watch and interact with a live nativity rather than just reading it in scripture,” said Amy Peckens, 69, of Warren ...

Hometown Holiday celebration at Peoples Bank Theatre

From staff reports The Peoples Bank Theatre will present a pair of holiday-themed events through the second half of December. Peoples Bank Theatre will present its annual Hometown Holiday celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at the theater on Putnam Street in downtown Marietta. Tickets are $12. ...

Holiday Loft Tour Saturday

As people stroll down Front Street, their eyes may be naturally drawn to the festive holiday decorations and potential Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones. It’s forgivable if they don’t look up to notice that many of the buildings and shops downtown have a second floor loft. But for ...

Parades scheduled throughout the Valley

Two holiday parades and a downtown celebration will be held Saturday in Vienna and Parkersburg. Santa Claus is expected to participate in both holiday parades, according to organizers. Downtown PKB is holding its annual Winterfest program on Saturday evening in downtown Parkersburg. The ...

Something for every taste to indulge in this holiday season

Several local businesses are offering some delicious distractions to the holiday rush of shopping, decorating and cooking. Jordan McCutcheon, manager of Tim Horton’s on Seventh Street, said both their iced and hot peppermint mocha is a big hit every year with Christmas shoppers. “It’s ...

Creepy, Kooky Halloween Decorations

The mixture of fright and fun represented by Halloween drives a select number of households in Marietta to extreme measures. Take, for example, Gary and Sandy Crislip. Their home at 409 E. Montgomery St. is an ordinary two-story frame house north of downtown on a quiet cross-street, but ...

How I spent my summer vacation . . .

Mid-August is typically the time of year to reflect on summer as school is set to resume. With classes already underway at Belpre City Schools and the rest of the county preparing to start next week, The Marietta Times contacted a random sample of Washington County residents with the ...

First days of school

First days - Belpre City Schools: Aug. 15 - Morgan Local School District: Aug. 15 - Wood County Schools: Aug. 15 - Wood County Christian School: Aug. 15 - Marietta Christian School: Aug. 20 - Warren Local School District: Aug. 20 - Frontier Local School District: Aug. 21 - ...

Belpre City Schools bus routes

Belpre City Schools Bus 10 Driver: Kim Sampson 7:08: Florence and 6th 7:09: Florence and 7th 7:10: Florence and 8th 7:11: Florence and 9th 7:18: Gibbens Lane 7:21: Walnut and 3rd 7:25: Walnut and 8th 7:26: Wirt and Elm 7:28: Wirt and Barclay 7:30: Barclay and 8th 7:40: ...

Wolf Creek Local Schools bus routes

Wolf Creek Local Schools Bus 5 Driver: Marsha Tornes From bus compound on Ohio 339, left on to Ohio 676 to Watertown Road, to Klinger Road, turn around, back to Watertown Road, to Rainbow Road, to Heiss Road, to Hendershot Road, back to Watertown Road, right on Waterford Road, to Strahler ...

Marietta City Schools bus routes

Marietta City Schools Bus 1 Driver: Sharon Deems A.M. High School/Middle School run: 6:35 472/478 Muskingum Drive; 6:40 814 Masonic Park Road; Masonic Park Road at Kentucky Avenue; All stops on Townhall Road and Garden City Road; All stops on Masonic Park Road from Garden City Road to end ...

Frontier Local Schools bus routes

Frontier Local School District Route 1 Bus 18-09 Driver: Tommy Smith -- First pick up 6:25 a.m. Start at Cochranville Hill - Cochran Township 42 at 6:25 a.m. (first pick-up); proceed on Township 66 to Township 137; north on Township 137 to Township 536 and Township 537; West on ...

Williamstown Schools bus routes

Williamstown High bus routes Williamstown High: Students living along Route 31 from Middle Hill north to Williamstown and those who live from a point northward from Route 31 along Route 2 north to the Pleasants County line attend this school. Also, students living south of Williamstown along ...

Events planned at Blennerhassett Island park

From staff reports Events involving birds of prey and fireworks will be held the next two weekends on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. “Wings of Wonder - West Virginia Live Birds of Prey” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the island. The Three Rivers Avian Center ...