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ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Lilly Westbrock, 12, and her brother, Luke, 9, place canned goods that have been collected by St. Mary Catholic School students under the Christmas tree. The first Food Fight competition not only fosters a spirited rivalry between St. Mary and St. John Central school — the winning school receives the trophy seen left — but ingrains in the students the need to provide service to the community.

12 days of service

Local News

’Tis the season of giving but that doesn’t mean only gifts and material objects. There is no better time to give of yourself, your time, your attention and volunteer for area organizations or donate to a favorite charity. Students at St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta are learning the ...

Rita, a 3-year-old German shepherd, is the newest addition to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a dual purpose tracking and narcotics dog.

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times

New K-9 deputy on duty thanks to donation

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a new four-legged deputy patroling the streets. Rita, 3, is german shepherd recently partnered and nationally certified with Deputy Ryan Zide. “I got her in October and we trained for six weeks, which was basically her teaching me her ...

Frontier board prepares for new lineup

Local News

NEW MATAMORAS — The Frontier Local Schools board of education bade farewell to three members at its regular meeting Monday night and set plans to welcome three new ones. The terms of Gale DePuy, Todd Collins and Kurt Bohlen expired this year and none of the three filed for another run at ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Students in Warren Middle School teacher Josie Bintz’s character group were visited by Sammi, an 8-year-old American bulldog who is currently at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. The students raised money to buy much needed supplies for the shelter as part of a citizenship project and Beth and Don Underwood, volunteers at the shelter, were there to thank the students personally. Sammi is available for adoption, has been spayed and her fee is $125.

Warren class builds character

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Every month, students of Warren Middle School teacher Josie Bintz learn what it means to be a good citizen. This month, the goal of the elective class was to do an outreach project to help their greater community and to learn the importance of making decisions, demonstrating democracy and ...

Waterford FFA parliament team demonstrates for board

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Members of the Waterford FFA Parliament team demonstrated their knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order Monday before the members of the Wolf Creek Local Schools Board of Education. "We have noticed for a few years how confident it makes the quieter kids," said Board Member Roger Doak. "You ...

Belpre officials recognized for work

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BELPRE — Belpre City Council held its final meeting of 2017 on Monday night, which saw the departure of three council members and one city administrator. Mayor Mike Lorentz and Council President Will Neff both recognized outgoing council members Debbie Marshall, Harlen Colvin and Daniel Law ...

Around town

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Leaf collection goes to numbered streets The City of Marietta Street Department will begin the second round of leaf collection today, Dec. 12. The crew will start on Front Street and work its way to Tenth Street. Newport Hometown Christmas Thursday The 10th annual Newport Hometown ...

Former local writer publishes fourth book

Neighborhood News

When he’s not playing softball, he’s writing books. Dan Kincaid, forester and former supervisor of the local Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest from 1980 to 1990, has recently published his fourth book since moving to The Villages, Florida in 2014. His most recent book revolves ...

Foundation recognizes excellence in philanthropy, grantmaking

Neighborhood News

The Marietta Community Foundation held its third annual event on Tuesday, Nov. 14, hosting more than 150 guests at the Marietta Country Club. In celebration of National Community Foundation Week, the Foundation began a new tradition by recognizing and thanking local individuals and groups who ...

Belpre Senior Center

Neighborhood News

The Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call 740-423-6022 for more information. Activity is free unless otherwise noted. The center is closed every Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted. If Belpre City Schools are closed for inclement weather, the center is also ...

O’Neill Center schedule

Neighborhood News

O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of Dec. 11 to 18: Tuesday, Dec. 12 8 a.m.: Billiard for fun 9:30 a.m.: Line Dance 10 a.m.: Bible Study 1 p.m.: Bridge 5:45 p.m.: Zumba 7 p.m.: Square Dance classes Wednesday, Dec. 13 8 a.m.: Quilters ...

Hidden Marietta Tour Co. Tour Guide Kat Watkins talks with tour-goers in the tower of the Anchorage as they take in views of Marietta.

Touring the Anchorage

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The Anchorage in Harmar was open for a special viewing Saturday giving visitors an opportunity to take a tours through the 158 year-old old house. Wonderful progress is being made to restore the historic structure, but there is still much to do. This was a chance to show what is being done and ...

Parkersburg fatal fire

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — A fire early Saturday morning in Parkersburg claimed the life of a woman. Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said the identify of the victim was not being released Saturday pending notification of family. The Parkersburg Fire Department was called out ...

WVU-P holds fall commencement

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PARKERSBURG — For new graduates at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, the next chapter in their lives began at the annual fall commencement Saturday. This semester, WVU-P planned to award 261 certificates, associate and bachelor's degrees to 241 students. More than 120 students ...

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Chloe Stevens dances on rocks at Cuyahoga National Park last September as part of a photo shoot for “Dance Across the USA.”

Marietta dancer featured in book

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It was more than a year ago that Marietta teen and accomplished dancer Chloe Stevens was selected from 3,000 dancers across the country to be part of a unique project. Stevens represented Ohio in a photo session that will be included in the book “Dance Across the USA.” Photos were taken ...

Holly Trail Tour of Homes held

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PARKERSBURG — People got to look inside a number of homes this past weekend to see how people decorate for the holidays and the unique touches that make it special for individual families. The GFWC Parkersburg Woman's Club held its 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes over the weekend with ...

Longtime Little Hocking business closing

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Special to the Times LITTLE HOCKING — A store in business for more than 40 years is closing in Little Hocking. Village Gifts and Home Decor started in 1973 as the Carpet Shop in Ravenswood. The Ravenswood Store closed in 2008 and was reopened as the gift shop on July 4, 2010, in Little ...

Around town

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Newport Water Board meeting will be today The next Newport Water Board monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. today at the district office. Petitions are also available for the yearly election of board members; questions, contact Newport Water and Sewer Superintendent Steve Eddy at ...

Career Center selects 2017-2018 Student Ambassadors

Neighborhood News

The Washington County Career Center Student Ambassadors have been selected for the 2017-18 school year. Ambassadors are: Aura Bruce is the daughter of April Bruce of Marietta. She is a senior from Marietta enrolled in the Medical College Prep program; Spencer Crone is the son of Joe and ...