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322 WSCC students receive degrees at 46th commencement

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Washington State Community College graduates shifted their tassels from right to left on their green mortarboard caps after receiving their degrees during the 46th annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday. This year, 322 WSCC students received degrees and certificates in Arts, Science, ...

Relay successful despite weather

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PARKERSBURG — Saturday wrapped up the celebrations for the Relays for Life in Wood and Washington counties, with events exceeding their fundraiser goals. Washington County’s 50 teams walked their last lap at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, with one final performance from the band High Schools That ...

Belpre seniors graduate

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BELPRE — There will be a number of four-letter words that will serve the graduating seniors of Belpre High School well into the future, the former superintendent told those assembled Sunday for commencement. Former Belpre City Schools Superintendent Tony Dunn was the commencement speaker ...

Strawberry farm keeps tradition going

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Sunshine and breezy weather isn’t just great weather to pick strawberries. It’s optimum for the growth of the strawberries themselves. Bill Stacy of Stacy Family Farm in Reno knows a thing or two about the strawberry business. Farming has been in his family for six ...

Watercolor exhibit now open at Art Center

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PARKERSBURG — Community members and artists with an interest in watercolors gathered Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center for the opening reception of the “Aqueous 2019” exhibit. Organized by the West Virginia Watercolor Society, the juried exhibit features over 60 pieces by 42 artists ...

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Storybook Park will be held at armory The Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s Storybook Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The event will be held in front of The Armory on Front Street. A variety of books will be read to children with the goal of encouraging reading. Children will get ...

School takes extra precautions as recovery center accepts patients

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As the lawsuit surrounding the former Woman's Home continues through the judicial system, the school year is winding up at St. Mary Catholic School and addiction treatment down the alley has already begun. The school, at 320 Marion St., has installed additional security cameras and upgraded ...

Coal Run man charged with attempted murder

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From staff reports A Coal Run man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun at his girlfriend and her father Thursday. Ryan Thomas Starkey, 24, of 50 Henderson Alley, has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault, domestic violence, ...

10-year-old gives back after live-saving surgery

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NEW MATAMORAS — Last year, 10-year-old Nathaniel Cline played football for the first time in his life. Last week, he gave something back to the hospital that made it possible. When he was 1 year old, Nathaniel's doctors detected a heart murmur, a condition not uncommon in children and one ...

State budget could increase taxes for small businesses

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A budget passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and being considered by the state senate includes tax breaks for nearly every Ohioan except for small business owners. House Bill 166 proposes that people making less than $22,500 a year will not have to pay any state income tax, with a 4.7 ...

Local law enforcement receiving improved body armor

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Area law enforcement agencies are beginning to receive new body armor purchased with grant money from the Ohio Attorney General's Office. In April, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement that the money used to purchase the vests was a wise investment for the state. "Seeing that ...

Middle schoolers inspired by career lessons

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Insights into careers, work, business and professions were offered to Marietta Middle School students Friday, giving them a break from classwork near the end of the school year and possibly some new ideas about their futures. It was the second career day the school has held, and the success of ...

Free car seat inspection offered to parents

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Child safety in a car requires more than just ensuring the seatbelt clicks in its buckle. "The whole point is to keep your child safe in the event of an accident," said Jon Higgins, financial office manager for Washington County Family and Children First Council. Higgins also serves as one of ...

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The Board of Warren Township Trustees will hold a special meeting to discuss the Bond Resolution for purchase of new equipment May 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Warren Township Administration Building, 95 Coffman Road, Marietta. On May 27, American Legion Post #750 Memorial Day services will begin at ...

Marietta pasta company, tourist attraction to be sold

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Hung pasta, wild flavors and the history of one small local business are up for sale after more than three decades of it being a staple of Marietta. "The whole business and brand are available," explained Cort Thomas, general manager of Rossi Pasta, on Thursday. "Frank Christy has owned Rossi ...

Marietta City Council hears survey feedback

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Marietta City Council heard feedback Thursday from the surveys conducted on economic development in March. Sam Tuten, executive director of Marietta Main Street, gave the report on behalf of the Enrich Marietta group which is working to develop a downtown vision and game plan for ...

Area students honored by Rotary

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For most members of the Marietta Noon Rotary Club, Laura Miller said, the annual scholarship meeting is the year's favorite gathering. "We had really difficult choices this year, it was an exceptional group of applicants," she told the gathering in the Lafayette Hotel ballroom Thursday. "We ...

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The Marietta Fraternal Order of Police will host its 17th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament June 8 at 8 a.m. Celebrities consist of former Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye players. Cost to join the tournament is $500 for a four-person team, or $125 per individual. Individual players will ...