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Christmas Shoebox donations accepted

Gospel Mission Food Pantry, 309 Lancaster St., is accepting donations for its Operation Backyard Christmas Shoebox from now through Dec. 15. On Dec. 23, Santa will arrive at the Gospel Mission and each child will receive a shoe box filled with goodies. Any and all children are invited to attend the event. The following are items we need to fill the shoe boxes: Crayons, coloring books, small toys, travel size games, small puzzles, play-doh, hats, scarfs, gloves, pencils, gum, candy, small stuffed animals, lip balm or any items that will fit inside a shoe box and will bring a smile to a child’s face.

Sanitary sewer repairs on Seventh St.

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer repair in front of 114 North Seventh St. between Butler and Quarry streets on Tuesday, weather permitting. There will be no parking on either side of the street and through traffic will be limited one lane each direction to allow access of equipment and material. Signs will be posted. The work is expected to be completed by Friday evening, however may extend into the following week. Please avoid the area if possible.

¯ For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 740-373-3858.

Newport Fire Dept. craft show Sat.

The fourth annual Newport Fire Department Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Community Building. The cost is $3 for those 11 and older and $1 for children. There is one free country store ticket with each admission. The event will include homemade crafts, product vendors, a country store and concessions.

Christmas Tea and Tour at the Castle

A Christmas Tea & Tour will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at The Castle Historic House Museum, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. Call 740-373-4180 by Monday to make your reservations for the last remaining spots. Enjoy Victorian Christmas sweets and tea with friends and family and a tour of The Castle decked out in all of its Christmas finery. The cost is $15 per person. reservations can also be made online at–date=2017-12-02

Warren Twp. trustees meet Dec. 11

There will be no meeting on Monday for the Warren Township Board of Trustees. The next regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. The 2017 year end meeting will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 29 and the 2018 organizational meeting will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 2.

¯ For information: Warren Township Office, 740-374-9970.