Parade positions

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WATERFORD — While hogs may be the biggest draw of the Waterford Community Fair for local farmers and businesses, the fair parade brought out a few hundred people to Beverly and Waterford on Friday. “If we can get the weather to continue to cooperate with us then there’s no stopping the ...

2017 Summer Crisis Program will end on Aug. 31

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Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action will be accepting Summer Crisis Applications until Thursday, Aug. 31. Visit the Washington County office at 218 Putnam St., Marietta, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in Morgan County at 50 Third St., Malta, Monday through Friday from ...

Our ‘ark’ of salvation


Recently I, along with some family members, visited the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. What an awesome experience! The ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. It has 3.3 million board feet of timber, is the biggest timber-frame structure in the world, and was closely built to Bible ...

Schools prepared for eclipse viewing

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Some area schools will be using Monday’s total eclipse to teach students. Events are planned at Parkersburg South High School and at all of Belpre City Schools. The height of the eclipse is expected to occur between 2 and 3 p.m. Monday, a time when schools are usually sending students ...

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Parr Hill to hold homecoming Parr Hill Community Church will have its homecoming at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 Beavertown, Ohio 7. There will be food, music and fellowship with friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome. St. Luke’s to host rummage sale Annual rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...

Deck of playing cards delivered Tuesday with your daily paper

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Tuesday’s home delivery to subscribers of The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel will be a bit heavier than usual. Boxed decks of playing cards featuring an advertiser on each card are being inserted in each paper. The cards are not available in the street boxes, retail ...



Saturday Annual rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., parking lot behind; huge sale includes hutch, tables, household items, clothing, books and games, holiday decorations and more; special feature - Hot Dog Lady in costume with ...

Sixth-grader dies in flooded culvert

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Additional counselors were brought in Friday morning to speak to students at Blennerhassett schools after a young girl died Thursday evening. Eleven-year-old Harlee A. Becker of Washington, W.Va., was a sixth-grader at Blennerhassett Middle School. The West Virginia State Police Parkersburg ...

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Parking lot problem along Putnam

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By Sam Shawver Special to the Times It’s not the city’s largest parking facility, but the tiny lot that serves the municipal building at 304 Putnam St. gets plenty of daily traffic, and it’s showing some definite wear and tear with cracked pavement and potholes. But no repairs are ...

Pool party for local dogs called off

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The dog pool party scheduled for Monday at the Marietta Aquatic Center has been canceled after a confirmed case of distemper in Washington County, and eight other dogs who may have the disease. “It was canceled due to the humane society’s appropriate and cautious approach to the ...


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Belpre board meets Monday at 2 p.m. The Belpre City School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 2 p.m. Monday as a work session for OSBA Training at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. No action will be taken. Then the Board of Education will hold its ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Easton Schaad, 9, feeds his Yorkshire breed pig Thursday as he prepares to show it today. The hog sale will be held Saturday. This is Schaad’s first time showing a pig at the fair.

Waterford Fair

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The hog barn at the Waterford Community Fair was bustling with activity and filled with noise as the hogs and their owners prepared for photos and weigh-ins on Thursday, the first day of the fair. First-time participant Emma Lang, 9, of Churchtown, has been working with her pig ...

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Williamstown students launch drug-free effort

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times When students returned to class Wednesday at Williamstown High School, several of them held membership in a new group. Drug-Free Jackets is a Williamstown group that takes a committed approach to discouraging students from ...

Front row, from left, Melinda McDowell, Celisa Ragalyi, Katie Frederick, Kaitlin Dennis. Back row, program instructors, Tassy Yates, Lisa Pinkerton and Vickie Post.

Medical Billing Specialist Class graduates at Career Center

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The Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Center recently celebrated the graduation of the Medical Billing Specialist class. Graduates of the Medical Billing Specialist program completed nine months of training that focused on: medical terminology, electronic health records, law and ...

Emergency Services director hired as airport manager

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A retired Army colonel with aviation, government and military experience in West Virginia and around the world has been chosen as the next director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. Glen Kelly, who has been serving as director of Washington County Emergency Services ...

From left, Kami Wilson and Leeann Trippett touring the World War II Memorial while attending the Washington Leadership Conference.

Waterford FFA members attend leadership conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leeann Trippett and Kami Wilson, members of the the Waterford FFA Chapter, converged in Washington, D.C., this summer to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills and a create a meaningful community-service plan that will make a difference in ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Jenny Powers puts up pieces of an exhibit on Helen Josephy, a Washington County native in the late 1800s and early 1900s who became not only an author but also an editor, journalist, publicist and humanitarian. Josephy will be the first spotlighted person at the new La Musee Rose at the Betsey Mills Club.

New museum salutes Valley’s women

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The etymology of the word "history" reveals the consistent perspective in records across the ages. The word's roots are from the Greek 'histor' meaning learned or wise man. "As we go through these histories we really see how much was hidden of women's past," said Cat Bigley, of ...

Council OKs family’s parking pad request

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When his wife was pregnant for the second time Jonathan Staniford was worried how far she had to walk, often a whole city block, from the closest street parking to their home on Seventh Street. "I didn't want my pregnant wife and at the time 3-year-old to still have to walk that far come ...

Commissioners revise amount of reduced millage

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The Washington County Commissioners won’t reduce the amount of levy money distributed to the Washington County Developmental Disabilities Board by as much as previously stated. At their weekly meeting Thursday, the commissioners signed a recommendation to the Budget Commission to revise ...