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Emergency drill

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It's the same cycle every year. School starts, temperatures drop, flu shots are administered. But the Washington County Health Department took advantage of those last two things Monday with an exercise in mass immunization. "The last time this area would have needed it would have been ...

Fall colors may still show up

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A dose of cold weather predicted for the Mid-Ohio Valley over the next few days might be just what's needed to induce the vibrant colors of fall in the region's forests. Greg Smith, a fall foliage specialist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, said Tuesday a long, warm summer has ...

Pioneer Ladies Civitan hosts style show & supper

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Boisterous laughter and many rounds of applause filled the Knights of Columbus Hall in Harmar Tuesday at an event with an important goal in mind. “Much of what we raise goes to a mental health research center,” explained Pioneer Ladies Civitan Club President Diane Fox. “It’s for ...

Leaf pickup to start soon in Marietta

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With peak foliage set for late October in the Marietta area, colorful leaves will soon be in yards more than trees, ready for disposal. Leaf pickup options remain the same this year for residents of the city, said Jonathan Hupp, safety-service director. That includes a change last year that ...

Around town

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St. John the Baptist Catholic Women's Club is having an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the K of C Hall in Churchtown. St John cookbooks and throws will be available. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children and $20 for a family. A Craft Show ...

Williamstown to close alleys near new school

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Williamstown City Council Tuesday passed an ordinance to close off the two alleys where the new school will be located, between Henderson Avenue and Caroline Avenue and the other between Caroline Avenue and Cherry Avenue. Councilman Marty Seufer said the alleys run onto existing school ...

Wood County Schools has short week schedule

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will begin today with a two-hour delay and there will no classes the remainder of the week for parent-teacher conferences and teacher training sessions. Schools will open this morning two hours later than usual, allowing time for faculty senates to meet at ...

In the dark

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Equipment failure was blamed by AEP Ohio for a two-hour electric failure Monday that shut down businesses, snarled traffic and left Marietta in the dark at midday on a cloudy, rainy fall day. Some traffic signals with independent backup power continued working, but many turned into four-way ...

Fair board treasurer cleared in state audit

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Nearly debt-free and reviving youth agriculture programming, the Washington County Fair Board is looking to the future now that some of its financial woes have been put to rest. In November 2017 the Ohio Auditor of State's office found discrepancies on the books of the board and held a former ...

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The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers' will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Washington County Career Center, Marietta. West Virginia Master Beekeeper Steve Roth will present a program on basic honey bee biology. Visitors are welcome. • For information: movba.org There will be an antique ...

WSCC board considering incremental credentialing to aid workforce

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Workforce demand for some career programs offered by Washington State Community College is so acute that students are being hired away before completing their studies. Sarah Parker-Clever, the vice president for academic affairs, told the college board of trustees Monday afternoon that one ...

Kindergarten system draws concerns in Frontier

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NEW MATAMORAS — Parents continue to express concerns about the kindergarten system in Frontier Local Schools. At a board meeting Monday night, Kylee Haught, after hearing another parent question the size of classes – the kindergartens have more than 20 students in each class – and ...

Belpre BOE discusses report card results

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BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education continued its discussion of the state report card results for Belpre City Schools at its meeting Monday night. Bernie Boice, the district’s director of instruction, went over the district report card with board members and reviewed ...

Fall Foliage Tour ‘good time’ for all

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DART — The 29th annual Little Muskingum Watershed Fall Foliage Tour was held Saturday and Sunday with 16 stops along the winding Ohio 26 north of Marietta. Stops included the Hidden Hills Orchard, several local churches, R.S.V. Art & Frames, Wonder of Wood Cabinet Shop, the historic ...

Butler Street study

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The firm slated to perform a traffic impact study surrounding Butler Street has been selected. Marietta College proposed to Marietta City Council earlier this year an idea to close Butler Street between Seventh and Fourth streets so the college can upgrade buildings and build a new student ...

Enjoying the fruits of fall in Belpre

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BELPRE — Many people came to Belpre over the weekend to get an understanding of how apple butter is made and to get some as fall begins to settle in for the season. The 40th annual Apple Butter Stir-Off was held throughout the weekend at Civitan Park in Belpre. The festival, which is put ...

Living for the game: Ref helps young players

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Darrell Miller is not hard to find. Go to a softball, baseball or basketball game in Beverly, Belpre, Waterford or the Warren district and there’s a good chance he’ll be there, officiating games for athletes ranging from third graders to older teens. It’s not uncommon to find him at ...

Juried art pieces on exhibit at Art Center

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PARKERSBURG — The state of West Virginia has many talented artists as seen through a exhibit on display at the Parkersburg Art Center. The 71st Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition, featuring 79 pieces from artists around the state, is on display at the art center on Eighth and ...

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Fort Frye committee meeting on Thursday There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Salem-Liberty Elementary School. Warren Board Finance meeting Wednesday The Finance Committee of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education is ...