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JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp, left, and Capt. Aaron Nedeff review old files to be destroyed on Friday.

Police chief returns

Local News

Crediting the community support and prayers for pushing him through physical therapy, Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp is back to full duty. More than six months after a serious car accident on Pike Street placed Hupp in the hospital with multiple broken bones in his leg and neck, the police ...

Peoples Bank Theatre announces April events

Neighborhood News

Peoples Bank Theatre continues its Golden Anniversary classic movie series with a family matinee of Dr. Dolittle, on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m., starring Rex Harrison. Rated G, 145 minutes. Ticket information and full schedule online at peoplesbanktheatre.com or call 740-371-5152. Peoples Bank ...

Nothing surprises God

Religion

Why are people who call out for tolerance and diversity, not acting in like manner toward others? We hear Hollywood rant about our president-elect. We see Old Glory go up in flames! We watch protesters riot, and see the Democratic side of the aisle in a tailspin. We hear a celebrity express ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Cecelia Fatta, 14, right, from Jackson Middle School, smiles as she wins the 37th annual Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee on Friday night. Standing next to her is the runner-up, Hannah Archer, 14, from St. Mary School.

Top speller a Bee veteran

Local News

Most people can’t spell words like “troika” or use the word “eiderdown” ever in a sentence. These words were no match for the contestants of the 37th annual Marietta Times Spelling Bee on Friday. With 66 students from around the region competing, only one can represent the area in ...

High school students perform at Marietta College

Neighborhood News

Nine area high school students were recently recognized for their musical talents during the sixth annual Honor High School Solo Recital at Marietta College. Shenandoah High School’s Corey Feldner (tuba) earned first place in the instrumental division, Marietta High School’s Luanna ...

Marietta church to host speaker, Men’s Weekend

Religion

A Men’s Weekend is underway through March 26 at the Celebration Center of Marietta, 822 Front St., with guest Bill Terry. Topics: “Do men matter?” “What does it mean to be a man today?” “Being a spiritual leader in the home” and “Elements of a successful men’s ...

Round up

Religion

Newport church to host Easter event The Newport United Methodist Church will hold a community Easter event, “From the Cradle to the Cross for a Crown,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15. Toddlers through fourth grade are invited to participate in a story, singing, crafts, and an ...

Trusler

Circle Leader of the Year chosen at Marietta College

Neighborhood News

Whitley Trusler ’17 (Newark) was recently voted as the 2017 Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Circle Leader of the Year at Marietta College. ODK is the National Leadership Honorary that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and character. “This honor allows ODK to ...

Religion calendar

Religion

Saturday Community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at The Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; handicapped accessible; this month’s menu is creamed turkey over biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Marietta firefighters Jack Hansis and Tim Casto reflect on some of their first runs together that resulted in stories in The Marietta Times in 1988.

Marietta firefighting partners retiring

Local News

Two longtime Marietta Fire Department firefighters are hanging up their uniforms for the final time this spring. Jack Hansis, 61, and Tim Casto, 56, both agreed that leaving the fire department wasn’t going to be an easy transition for them. “I’ve never been someone who likes change ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
A group of eighth-graders perform their “Dances of the Decades” routine during Marietta Middle School’s Talent Show on Friday.

Middle school talent on display

Local News

From the performance of a traditional song to an eighth-grader pushing her shoulder blades out and flapping them like wings in a very untraditional body positioning demonstration, the students of Marietta Middle School showed their talents Friday. The middle school put on a talent show for ...

Peoples Bank getting Ohio arts award

Local News

From staff reports Peoples Bank will be one of nine winners to receive awards at the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio on May 17 at the Columbus Athenaeum. The Governor’s Awards Selection Committee, comprised of six Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board members and three members ...

AROUND TOWN

Local News

Vietnam Veterans Day at noon Wednesday A “Vietnam Veterans Day” will be held at noon Wednesday at the Armory on Front Street in Marietta. The public is invited to help recognize Vietnam veterans with the heartfelt sincerity they may not have received at the conclusion of their service ...

Local printing and marketing firm to relocate due to growth

Business

From local reports Steven Flaughers, owner of Hyde Brothers Printing & Marketing in Marietta, has recently announced his printing and branding company will relocate in the Marietta area due to company growth and expansion. “Due to the recent growth and expansion of our products, ...

Shale Cresent USA reps economic roundtable speakers

Business

From local reports Jerry James ’80 and Wally Kandel ’87, both representatives of Shale Crescent USA, are scheduled to discuss economic development opportunities in the Mid-Ohio Valley and what’s being done to promote the region around the world, at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Bed springs fall into the caving floor of the living room in a blighted home in Lowell Thursda

Strategy to fight blight

Local News

LOWELL—The first home to catch your eye is a burned-out shell. Wind passes through the slats and broken windows. Vermin call it home. And once a week from the beginning of April through the end of September a village employee adds the property’s lawn to the list of village properties ...

City sets deadline for switching water meters

Local News

Wrapping up the city’s meter replacement project, Marietta’s water department has run into a couple hurdles in the last year. The most pressing though is that roughly 200 Marietta water customers will be without water service by month’s end if they continue to refuse to have their ...

County to appeal sewer order

Local News

By Sam Shawver Special to the Times The Washington County Prosecutor’s Office has been authorized to file a formal appeal against the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s orders to install a sanitary sewer system in the Devola and Oak Grove communities. “We will direct the ...