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Streaming storytime

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Inspired by the outside-the-box thinking of one Texas elementary principal, Phillips Elementary Principal Kristi Lantz jumped into pajamas over spring break and read to her students from wherever they were and is continuing that pajama night tonight for a third time—for Tucked-In ...

Reno man among those indicted by Washington County grand jury

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A Reno man is facing multiple felony charges after shooting a gun toward his girlfriend and mother, one of more than 30 people indicted by a Washington County grand jury this month. Wyatt T. Barth, 21, of 4685 County Road 9, allegedly had an argument on Feb. 28 with his girlfriend in which he ...

Area recycling drop-off to close due to trash contamination

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A Noble County recycling drop-off site is expected to be closed and a New Matamoras site may follow, after waste officials say contamination of the sites with trash has not let up. In January, Robert Reiter, district coordinator for the SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, ...

Wolf Creek works to tune up music and band programs

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WATERFORD – The dwindling numbers in the Wildcat Pride marching band alarmed Chase Myers when he arrived at Waterford High School two years ago. The band has grown from seven or eight students to 18, which includes several middle school students. Now Myers is working toward the long-term ...

Marietta BOE discusses security system upgrades

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Marietta City Schools is preparing to spend about $200,000 to replace a set of aging security systems across the district’s six buildings, superintendent Will Hampton told the board of education at its monthly meeting Monday night. “We’re working on updating these security systems. The ...

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The Frontier Local Economic Development Association and the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will hold a combined agency meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 at Newport Elementary School, 100 Harrison St. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an update on each agency's ongoing ...

Beautiful music springs from Basilica for 29th year

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The 29th annual Marietta Area Spring Ring, with its beautiful sounds of hand bell ringing and resonating throughout the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, was held Sunday evening in Marietta. Free and open to the public, the annual bell choir concert was a symphony of ...

Pinewood Derby races

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VIENNA — People were racing to the mall Saturday morning for the annual Pinewood Derby race. The Pinewood Derby brought together Cub Scouts from Washington, Wood and Jackson counties, now called the Kootaga District, to compete for a chance to advance onto the Buckskin Council Championship ...

Young performer chosen for showcase

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It’s no surprise that 8-year-old Dalton Earley loves an audience. “Before he could talk, he would squawk at people to get their attention and once he had it, would just crack up,” said his mother, Achele. “He would do it just to get attention.” A frequent presence at regional ...

Kite Fest enjoys good weather, good crowd

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By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times MINERAL WELLS — Good weather throughout the weekend brought out a record number of people to the 10th annual New Era Kite Festival over the weekend. Sunny and windy conditions on Saturday and Sunday brought out many people to Mineral Wells Elementary ...

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Dance at the O’Neill Center on Friday John Polasko Ballroom Dance Party will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta. Cha-cha, waltz, rumba and more dances will be featured. Dress is casual. There is a $5 entrance fee with a snack to share; the ...

A typical day in treatment

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Treating addiction is more than just removing the substance of abuse. It's replacing the behaviors of substance abuse with positive structures while healing from past traumas and relearning how to function sober. That structure is what Oriana House Inc. says it has put that structure into ...

Injunction to force treatment definitions

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On Friday, Marietta Law Director Paul Bertram penned a letter to Oriana House Inc. leadership explaining Marietta City Council's action Thursday night. Marietta City Council unanimously authorized Bertram through Resolution 56 to initiate legal action to enforce city zoning and permitting ...

Regional spelling bee crowns new winner

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It started with reckless, but the evening was orderly. The Marietta Times 38th Regional Spelling Bee Friday night in the auditorium of Marietta High School saw nearly 60 spellers of every size and style. The word reckless, spelled with no hesitation by Cheryl Davis, was the first of the ...

YMCA votes to stay open, move to Colegate Drive

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The Marietta Family YMCA's members voted on Friday night to keep the 113-year-old institution as a part of the Marietta community at a new Colegate Drive location, rather than closing it completely. Leaking roofs, a cracked pool and rising maintenance costs forced the vote on whether to save ...

A musical anti-bullying message heard at Lowell Elementary

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LOWELL – The assembly began with the sound of a flugelhorn floating over the crowded auditorium. Then the recorded band kicked in and students, grandparents, parents and staff at Lowell Elementary School clapped and stomped to the rhythm. David Wells, a Grammy-nominated trumpet and ...

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The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College will present "An Evening of Bluegrass" with the band Almost Famous at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Graham Auditorium. Admission is free; reservations are not required, seating will be first come, first served. Doors open ...

Scout re-paints all of Reno’s hydrants

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Video games, eating pizza and chatting with friends on Instagram can dominate a lot of free time for teenagers. But for Marion Maxon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Marietta High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 200, his schedule has been filled with spending time helping others. On Sunday, his ...

Artists gallery reaches out for public support

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Jim Rapp carefully suspended stained glass images in the Riverside Artists Gallery display window looking out on Second Street Thursday, consulting with artist Akemi Matsumoto on ways to get maximum attention from pedestrians walking by the artist co-op storefront. "This stained glass needs ...