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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 ...

Harmar Days Street Festival

While there will be a significant loss felt with the passing of Brooks Harper, former president of the Historic Harmar Bridge Company, this year’s Harmar Days Street Festival will be held in his honor. Harper passed away in April at the age of 79. He was a business owner and former city ...

Bikers for Christ to host Belpre bike show

A new event has been added to this year’s Belpre Homecoming Festival in early August. Belpre Homecoming coordinator Lyndsay Dennis said the new event will debut from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 on the event grounds at Civitan Park. Bikers for Christ Bike Show, the first bike show on the grounds of ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers host ‘Shaggin’ by the River’

The Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers Dance Club will hold its 15th annual “Shaggin’ By the River” dance from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Belpre Shrine Club at 1255 Blennerhassett Ave. in Belpre. The cost is $35 a person, which includes a dance workshop and dinner. Pre-registration is required ...

Always wanted to kayak? Here’s how

With ample waterways to utilize this summer, why not try out a paddling sport? That’s how Jess Talbott at the Marietta Adventure Company feels. “I grew up on the water, paddling all over Lake Erie,” explained the 23-year-old Marietta transplant who before settling in the area guided ...

Sternwheel Festival announces 2018 events

The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival has announced the events entertainment line-up. The festival will take place Sept. 7-9 on the levee of the Ohio River, in Marietta. Friday, Sept. 7 9:30 p.m. Chris Lane 8 p.m. Cash Campbell 6 p.m. Opening ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8 10 p.m. Larger ...

Military encampment at Blennerhassett Island

From staff reports Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will host sights and sounds from the American Revolution on Saturday and Sunday. The Northwest Department of the Brigade of the American Revolution will be encamped on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The purpose ...

Busy days ahead in Parkersburg

From staff reports A number of activities will be taking place this weekend in downtown Parkersburg. Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk Artsbridge will present the first of a pair of Market Street Merchants and Artists Walks from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday along Market Street in downtown ...