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Shakespeare in town for park performances

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With stage lights spiked into the soft soil of East Muskingum Park, and boulders, logs and other maritime props laid up against the steps of the gazebo, some actors milled around the set and mugged for one anther while some stood still as their costumes received last minute adjustments. The ...

Williamstown weighs sewer credit question

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WILLIAMSTOWN - A request from a resident for a sewer bill credit for filling his swimming pool will have to wait for an opinion from the West Virginia Public Service Commission. During Tuesday's meeting of Williamstown City Council, resident Levi Holbert asked council if the city could ...

Warren board hires HS principal

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Warren High School will start the 2018-19 school year with a new leader, but someone already well known on the campus. Ryan Lemley, who has been assistant principal at the school for five years, was confirmed as principal by the Warren Local Schools board of education Monday night. He ...

100th birthday celebration

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In the days leading up to her birthday, Alta Slack did what many Ohio residents do. “I just got my driver’s license renewed for another four years,” said the 100-year-old Marietta resident. “They didn’t treat me any differently.” Slack does limit her driving these days, mostly ...

Wanted man stopped on Highland Avenue

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From local reports WILLIAMSTOWN —A Columbus man wanted for numerous infractions in Wood County and Monongalia County, W.Va., was arrested Tuesday morning by the Williamstown Police Department Police Chief J.S. Graham said information was received Tuesday morning that Timothy Edwin Payne ...

Man accused of using son as lookout pleads guilty

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man accused of having his 12-year-old son act as a lookout while he stole jewelry from two area Wal-Marts entered a plea agreement this week. Paul Wesley Boling, 40, who remains in custody at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, pleaded guilty ...

Around Town

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Fireworks party at Beverly area pool There will be a fireworks party from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 4 at the Beverly-Waterford Pool. Celebrate Independence Day with a pool party and watch fireworks from the pool. All paying customers will get one free bag of popcorn and concessions will be ...

Police

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Reports/Marietta ¯ Bridgeport Equipment, 15 Acme St., reported a shoplifter on June 12. She had left the scene before officers arrived. ¯ Officers responded to 741 ¢ Greene St. on June 13 for a report of a person trespassing in an abandoned home. The homeowner advised that neighbors ...

When in doubt, good leaders follow the rules

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My most emotional and difficult job in the underground coal mining industry was as track foreman. I dreaded my arrival at work each day to deal the anger of my crew. It was a very negative relationship from the very beginning for reasons beyond my control. One day, my crew was working at the ...

RSVP volunteers: Night honors hundreds who help their neighbors

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com They drive people to medical appointments, grocery stores and hair dressing appointments, package up meals for the hungry, assist at public health clinics and help people prepare their income tax returns, among many other ...

County awaits directions on voter rolls

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision last week upholding the method by which Ohio purges its voter lists has had little immediate effect on the way the Washington County Board of Elections manages its rolls, the county registrar said. Mandy Amos said the county until 2015 purged its voter ...

Portion of I-77 in Washington County closed

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Both northbound lanes on Interstate 77 from exits 6 to 16 were closed around 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The closure is due to road heaving from extreme heat, said ODOT public information officer Ashley Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse said crews are working and ...

WSCC trustees get update on completion plan

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The Washington State Community College board of trustees approved an update of the college's completion plan for 2018-2020 at its monthly meeting Monday afternoon after being told by the vice president of academic affairs that seven of the 12 items undertaken had been completed and the other ...

Cool fun on a 90-degree day

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A geyser of water erupts as a swimmer hits the surface after coming down one of the slides at the Marietta Aquatic Center Monday. Pool manager Stephanie Greene said the facility has had 500 and 1,000 visitors a day since the heat began. One of those visitors was Britney Pearts from Glouster, ...

Manchin leads push to end family policy on immigration

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG - With Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the entire Democratic membership of the U.S. Senate has sponsored a bill to discontinue a Trump Administration policy to take children away from parents who attempt to illegally enter the country from Mexico. Manchin ...

2 arrested in Parkersburg kidnapping case

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg man was kidnapped at gunpoint early Sunday morning and was eventually able to get away. The people who allegedly took him have been arrested and arraigned. In a report made by the Wood County Sheriff's Department, Jacob Brumbaugh had gone over ...

Around town

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Space expert does O’Neill presentation The O’Neill Center will present Dr. Will Fischer at 1 p.m. Monday. For a millennia, people have wondered about the origin of the sun and planets. Dr. Fischer shows us how studies, with a variety of space telescopes — including Hubble, Spitizer and ...

Multi-Cultural Festival draws thousands

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PARKERSBURG — The 23rd annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival came to a close Sunday amongst really warm temperatures, but an appreciative crowd. The weekend-long festival drew crowds in the thousands for a wide range of entertainment, activities, foods and products from a variety ...

Buckeye Park fishing derby

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With near perfect weather, 77 young anglers up to the age of 16 took part in the 13th annual Buckeye Park Fishing Derby Saturday. The catch and release derby gave youth that have never fished before a chance to learn and others a chance to hone their skills. The fishing derby encourages kids ...

Q&A: Book documents life on a farm

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At their small farm in Warner, the Davis family stays busy tending their gardens, dyeing fabric with plants, quilting, knitting, sewing, spinning and caring for goats and chickens. “We have a lot of projects at home,” said Tonya Davis. Recently, Tonya and her daughter Elisabeth made ...