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Parade positions

WATERFORD — While hogs may be the biggest draw of the Waterford Community Fair for local farmers and businesses, the fair parade brought out a few hundred people to Beverly and Waterford on Friday. “If we can get the weather to continue to cooperate with us then there’s no stopping the ...

Schools prepared for eclipse viewing

Some area schools will be using Monday’s total eclipse to teach students. Events are planned at Parkersburg South High School and at all of Belpre City Schools. The height of the eclipse is expected to occur between 2 and 3 p.m. Monday, a time when schools are usually sending students ...

Deck of playing cards delivered Tuesday with your daily paper

Tuesday’s home delivery to subscribers of The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel will be a bit heavier than usual. Boxed decks of playing cards featuring an advertiser on each card are being inserted in each paper. The cards are not available in the street boxes, retail ...

Sixth-grader dies in flooded culvert

Additional counselors were brought in Friday morning to speak to students at Blennerhassett schools after a young girl died Thursday evening. Eleven-year-old Harlee A. Becker of Washington, W.Va., was a sixth-grader at Blennerhassett Middle School. The West Virginia State Police Parkersburg ...

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Parking lot problem along Putnam

By Sam Shawver Special to the Times It’s not the city’s largest parking facility, but the tiny lot that serves the municipal building at 304 Putnam St. gets plenty of daily traffic, and it’s showing some definite wear and tear with cracked pavement and potholes. But no repairs are ...

Pool party for local dogs called off

The dog pool party scheduled for Monday at the Marietta Aquatic Center has been canceled after a confirmed case of distemper in Washington County, and eight other dogs who may have the disease. “It was canceled due to the humane society’s appropriate and cautious approach to the ...

AROUND TOWN

Belpre board meets Monday at 2 p.m. The Belpre City School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 2 p.m. Monday as a work session for OSBA Training at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. No action will be taken. Then the Board of Education will hold its ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Easton Schaad, 9, feeds his Yorkshire breed pig Thursday as he prepares to show it today. The hog sale will be held Saturday. This is Schaad’s first time showing a pig at the fair.

Waterford Fair

The hog barn at the Waterford Community Fair was bustling with activity and filled with noise as the hogs and their owners prepared for photos and weigh-ins on Thursday, the first day of the fair. First-time participant Emma Lang, 9, of Churchtown, has been working with her pig ...

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Williamstown students launch drug-free effort

By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com When students returned to class Wednesday at Williamstown High School, several of them held membership in a new group. Drug-Free Jackets is a Williamstown group that takes a committed approach to discouraging students from ...

Emergency Services director hired as airport manager

WILLIAMSTOWN — A retired Army colonel with aviation, government and military experience in West Virginia and around the world has been chosen as the next director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. Glen Kelly, who has been serving as director of Washington County Emergency Services ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Jenny Powers puts up pieces of an exhibit on Helen Josephy, a Washington County native in the late 1800s and early 1900s who became not only an author but also an editor, journalist, publicist and humanitarian. Josephy will be the first spotlighted person at the new La Musee Rose at the Betsey Mills Club.

New museum salutes Valley’s women

The etymology of the word "history" reveals the consistent perspective in records across the ages. The word's roots are from the Greek 'histor' meaning learned or wise man. "As we go through these histories we really see how much was hidden of women's past," said Cat Bigley, of ...

Council OKs family’s parking pad request

When his wife was pregnant for the second time Jonathan Staniford was worried how far she had to walk, often a whole city block, from the closest street parking to their home on Seventh Street. "I didn't want my pregnant wife and at the time 3-year-old to still have to walk that far come ...

Commissioners revise amount of reduced millage

The Washington County Commissioners won’t reduce the amount of levy money distributed to the Washington County Developmental Disabilities Board by as much as previously stated. At their weekly meeting Thursday, the commissioners signed a recommendation to the Budget Commission to revise ...

AROUND TOWN

Warren Board committee to meet The Operations Committee of the Warren Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent. Frontier board meets Monday at 7 p.m. The August regular meeting for the Frontier Local ...

Milling begins Monday for citywide paving program

From staff reports Shelly & Sands is the contractor for the 2017 Citywide Paving Project. Milling will begin Monday and be completed Tuesday, weather permitting. Paving will follow beginning Wednesday and conclude on Aug. 30, weather permitting. The following are streets included in ...

Judge orders man to get drug treatment

From staff reports A Muskingum County man who leaped from a second-story window to avoid arrest during a 2015 drug bust in Marietta had a judicial hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi’s court Thursday to determine if he could seek drug treatment. The Washington ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Holly Armstrong, of Stockport, trains Greg Wright, of Vincent, on typesetting in Sewah Studios Wednesday.

The Sewah Process

Sewah Studios is one company with many moving parts. “It’s like having four or five different companies all together,” said owner Brad Smith. “Each of these jobs is so specialized to a part of the process that it takes different skill sets to bring it all together.” Smith is the ...

Bob Hanna, pharmacy director of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, speaks to a group of Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday. The bureau is working to decrease the number of opioids prescribed to injured workers.

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times

Workers get fewer opioids

An Ohio agency is taking steps to reduce the number of opioids that are being prescribed to injured workers in the state. John Hanna, pharmacy director of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, spoke to a crowd of roughly 100 members of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and the ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
From left to right, Audrey, 5, Tanner, Rowan, 3, and Anna Huffman play on the new swingset at Lookout Park Wednesday.

New gear at Lookout Park

Lookout Park now looks brand new. “Can you believe the difference?” asked Tanner Huffman, public facilities supervisor for the city of Marietta, on Wednesday. “We tore out that old, dilapidated, horrendous junk playground equipment and only just finished the mulch this ...

Utility customers can check out choices

Local Dominion Energy customers may have gotten a notice in the mail stating that they can opt to lock in a fixed price from supplier Dominion Energy Solutions without fees for canceling. This is just one of many marketing items that customers may be seeing from different suppliers heading ...