PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times Phillips Elementary third-grader Brooke Hall, 9, left, and Marietta Middle School student Cassidy Graham, 12, look at art displayed at the Marietta City Schools Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday evening in the high school's gym.

Artistic Talents

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From self portraits to flowers made from recycled bottles, art of nearly every type could be found at the Marietta City Schools Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday. This event showcased pottery, paintings, sculptures and even a person sitting still to create a visual effect created from the ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Kate Davis, a paramedic with the Reno Volunteer Fire Department, left, works Wednesday with Emma Booth, right, a senior at Marietta High School who is working on completing her course to become an EMT.

Levies pay for medical services

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On Tuesday, voters in Marietta and Newport townships will have an opportunity to vote for or against ballot issues that impact medical services in those areas. There are three levies on the primary ballot in Marietta Township, which covers most of Reno. They are all related to emergency ...

City backs Ohio EPA in forcing sewer issue

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Marietta city administration released its support of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's move to have the Ohio Attorney General's office enforce findings and orders dealing with groundwater contamination in Devola Wednesday. Washington County Commissioners were given until March 23 ...

99% of city water meters upgraded

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Marietta City Council heard an update on the city's water meter replacement project from the engineering and utilities departments Wednesday. "We're at 99 percent completion," said Project Manager Eric Lambert. "The last ones are people who have to refused to call and schedule an appointment ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
The Rev. Linda Steelman of the First Congregational Church of Marietta looks up into the bell tower at the church on Wednesday. This is one of the sites for the Hidden Places, Secret Spaces tour next Saturday.

Hidden Places, Secret Spaces Tour

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Have you ever wondered what it looks like above Two Peas in a Pod Florist? Or maybe you’re curious about what secret areas the Anchorage has that you’ve never seen. Hidden Marietta Tour Company and Marietta Main Street are once again teaming up to provide an exclusive self-guided tour ...

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Fenton to hold employee reunion Saturday

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By Michael Erb Special to the Times WILLIAMSTOWN - The Fenton Art Glass plant and gift shop will hold a reunion Saturday for former employees and their families. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, with tours of the factory available. Cake and punch will be served and the gift ...


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MOVP Introduction to Theater workshop Mid-Ohio Valley Players will hold a free youth introduction to theater workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 6 at the theater at 229 Putnam St. The workshop is open to youth ages 8 to 16 and will be limited to the first 50 children through the doors. The ...


Belpre man gets 36-month prison term

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From staff reports Ted J. Nutter, 42, of 341 Tadpole Run, Belpre, was sentenced to 36 months in prison Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi’s court. Nutter had previously pleaded guilty to illegal manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, for an incident in ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
P.E. teacher Mark Daughety, center, helps kindergartener Jocelyn Evans, 6, as Aiden Lipscomb, 6, listens in at Warren Elementary School on Tuesday.

Warren’s levy

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The May primary is Tuesday and residents of the Warren Local school district will see the divisive issue that’s appeared in some form on six previous ballots—a bond issue to create a centralized campus. “As a superintendent, a parent and a community member, we all want what’s best ...


Sentence for smuggling drugs into jail

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The former executive director of the Latrobe Street Mission in Parkersburg explained Tuesday the depth of his despair at relapsing into old drug habits in Washington County Common Pleas Court before being sentenced to prison. Shad Martin, 39, of 1359 Elizabeth Pike, Mineral Wells, W.Va., was ...


Woman accused of embezzling as church treasurer

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From staff reports A Marietta woman trusted with the purse of Wingett Run Church of Christ was arrested Tuesday for embezzlement charges after more than $25,000 was discovered missing from the organization’s coffers. The church, located on Ludlow Township 64, had Julie R. Rinard, 44, of ...

Williamstown woman’s OD death tied to drug dealer

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By Wayne Towner Special to the Times WILLIAMSTOWN - For the second time in recent weeks, a Wood County law enforcement agency has filed a murder charge against a suspect in connection with a drug overdose death. On Tuesday, the Williamstown Police Department, in conjunction with the ...

Symposium offers info for gardeners

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Like spring flowers and leafy plants popping up this time of year in area gardens, a full-day gardening event this Saturday will offer a colorful variety of people, knowledge and things that grow. “It’s educational, it’s an opportunity for socializing with like-minded gardeners and a ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Ohio Rep. Keith Faber, R-Celina, speaks on government efficiency and the need for locals to vote in all elections Tuesday at the annual spring Lincoln dinner held by the Washington County Republican Party.

Republicans connect at dinner

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Local elected officials joined with state officials and their representatives Tuesday to welcome approximately 175 local Republicans to the annual spring Lincoln dinner at the Marietta Shrine Club. The crowd had originally gathered to see Jane Murphy Timken, the current chairwoman of the Ohio ...

Wood BOE approves bond sales

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By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday awarded Wells Fargo Bank the bid for more than $41 million in school bonds for construction and facility improvements throughout the district. Wells Fargo was selected out of seven bidders, ...

Brett Dunlap   Special to the Times
Williamstown Elementary School fourth-graders Brody Bowyer, Navaeh Hansen and Parker Schramm were given a ride in a Williamstown Fire Department fire truck Tuesday for winning a first place prize at the West Virginia Social Studies Fair.

3 WES students 1st in Social Studies Fair

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Three Williamstown Elementary School students were honored Tuesday for winning a first place prize at the West Virginia Social Studies Fair. Navaeh Hansen, Brody Bowyer and Parker Schramm were honored by riding in a Williamstown Fire Department fire truck from the Welcome ...


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Children’s Choir Spring Concert May 4 The Marietta Children’s Choir will hold its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. May 4 at First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta. The youth singers, from fourth through eighth grades, will perform a selection of classical, folk and ...


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Reports/Marietta ¯ Jessica Hope reported April 18 that her friend, Gary Michael Palladino, had been missing for 11 days. Initial investigation suggests he is currently homeless and recently broke his cell phone. A friend was located who will be in contact with him and bring him in to confirm ...

In business, success can overshadow pain of failure


I received my first pair of hamsters on my 11th birthday. The light brown, furry creatures were accompanied with a shiny metal cage, a glass water bottle, and a measure of food. I quickly mastered the task of taking care of them and spent hours cuddling them. The following year our family ...


The Rover Pipeline

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SUMMERFIELD-Over the rolling hills and farmlands stretching across the Monroe and Noble county line, cattle farms and turkey hunters are sharing space with a new pipeline ultimately headed to Michigan and then on to Canada. The Rover pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, is a new ...