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2 closures planned along River Trail

There will be two upcoming closures on the River Trail in Marietta. A section of the trail will be closed until Monday as Pioneer Pipe pours concrete for a new driveway at the Marietta Memorial Hospital offices on East Eighth Street.

Beginning Monday, duckbills will be repaired and installed on the river bank behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant. That section of the trail will be closed for about three weeks.

No Rumpke rounds on Labor Day

Rumpke waste removal and recycling collection service will not occur on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. Service will be delayed one day during the week of the holiday. Monday’s collection will move to Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection will move to Wednesday; Wednesday’s collection will move to Thursday; Thursday’s collection will move to Friday, and Friday’s collection will move to Saturday. Regular collection will resume the week of Sept. 8.

Churches to

present ‘Gathering’

“The Gathering” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Civitan Park in Belpre. The event is put on by 11 area churches. There will be family fun and food for free, music throughout the day and inflatables for children.

St. Mary’s-Fulda

Picnic Monday

The St. Mary’s-Fulda Picnic Homecoming will be held Monday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic CHurch, 43700 Fulda Road, Caldwell. Mass will be at 9 a.m. with dinner served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carryout dinners are available. A corn hole tournament will begin at 1 and there will be games, bingo, raffles and refreshments with a round and square dance from 4 to 7 p.m. with music from Little Creek. The event is open to the public.

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Profile ideas sought for the Times’ 150th anniversary edition

The Marietta Times is seeking subjects to profile for our special 150th anniversary section on Sept. 24. Do you know a former newspaper carrier with stories to share, or have you wondered what became of a past publisher or reporter who began their career in Marietta? Maybe there’s someone in your life who has collected old papers and would be willing to share what they have. If there’s someone you would like to see profiled, contact News Editor Kate York at kyork@mariettatimes.com or 376-5444.

Round the Island Kayak & Canoe Race

The Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club will hold the second annual Round the Island Kayak & Canoe Race Sept. 7. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9. The race starts and ends at the Ohio River levee in Marietta. Participants can enter using single or double kayaks or canoes and all paddlers are required to wear PFDs. The course is approximately seven miles. The cost is $15 per person.

For information: Dave Paskawych, 706-1664.

Sanitary sewer

repairs on Front St.

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making sanitary sewer repairs in front of 514 Front St. on Wednesday. One lane may be closed to allow for equipment and material access. Signs will be posted. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday.

For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 373-3858.

Free community

dinner Friday

River of Life Church, 200 Franklin St., Marietta, will hold a free community dinner starting at 5 p.m. Friday. The menu will include mashed potatoes and meatloaf.

For information: 374-8967

WCCC financial

statements available

The Washington County Career Center recently completed its fiscal year ending June 30. The unaudited financial statements are available for public inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the treasurer’s office.

Grand opening for GOP headquarters

The grand opening of the Washington County GOP headquarters at 118 Second St. in Marietta will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a candidate meet and greet and free hot dogs.

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Sgt. Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K Sept. 6

The second annual Sgt. Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K will be held Sept. 6 at Fort Frye High School in Beverly. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. People can register and pay online at kylebankes5k.com or print out forms online and mail checks to Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K, P.O. Box 461 in Marietta. Forms are also available for pick-up at Citizens Bank in Marietta, Bella Via Salon in Marietta and Zide’s in Marietta.

– For information: Jenna Bankes, 336-4887 or Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082.

Cheerleaders plan car wash at Wendy’s

Marietta Middle School and Marietta High School cheerleaders will hold their annual Wendy’s Car Wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Wendy’s on Pike Street in Marietta. Proceeds raised will be used towards the cheerleaders’ fees and competition expenses for the ECOL Cheer Competition.

Times seeks Gem of Valley nominations

The Marietta Times is seeking nominations for a new series, Gems of the Valley. Those nominated should be people who have done great things for their communities but have flown under the radar. Nominations can be sent to News Editor Kate York at kyork@mariettatimes.com or to the Marietta Times office at 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, OH 45750.

Wildlife refuge plans ‘forest-tree’ program

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a “Forest-Tree Adventure” program for those ages 6-15 at 1 p.m. Aug. 30. The program will include a hike through the woods with activities about forestry, tree aging and leaf identification. The program will be held at the Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. Closed toed shoes and a bottle of water are recommended. The program is free and approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present.

– For information and to RSVP: 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.

Steak fry Aug. 30 at Beverly Legion post

A public steak fry will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the American Legion Post 389 in Beverly. The menu includes steak, a baked potato and salad bar. The cost is $12 per person.

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Barbershop chorus free concert today

The River City Treblemakers Barbershop Chorus will have a rehearsal at 7 p.m. today at the Williamstown Welcome Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Live music, activities at Elks club picnic

Families can enjoy a picnic starting at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Marietta Elks Club. There will be live music from the Two Guys and A Gal Band. Food includes a 1/2 BBQ Chicken and all the corn you can eat. Included in the day’s activities are corn hole games and horseshoes. Tickets are available to the public for $10 per person and can be purchased at The Elk’s Club at 414 Colegate Drive and Flanders Insurance on Putnam Street. The event will raise funds for club projects.

Portion of Putnam closed Wednesday

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday Putnam Street will be closed from Short Street to Seventh Street for repairs. The street is now expected to reopen at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

History society will meet at Devola dam

The Marietta Natural History Society will hold its August meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Devola dam. A representative of the Ohio State Parks will give a talk about the history of the lock and dam system and demonstrate the lock. Following the lock demonstration there will be a light-trapping display to see some of the aquatic insects living in the river.

End of summer block party Friday

The Right Path for Washington County will host its 10th annual end of summer blow-Out “Block Party 2014” from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Marietta Aquatic Center. There will be food, a foam pit, inflatables, games, and live entertainment. From 6 to 8 p.m. those attending can swim and then the party moves into the parking lot at 8 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.

– For information: 374-6990.

WSCC’s trustees will meet at tech center

The Washington State Community College trustee board will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the Center of Business and Technology on the college campus.

Board of Elections will meet Wednesday

The Washington County Board of Elections will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Curb ramp project begins Wednesday

Work on Marietta’s ADA Curb Ramps Project is expected to begin Wednesday, weather permitting. Construction will start on Marion Street (from Second to Third Street), then W. Sacra Via (from Front to Allen), Scammel Street (from Front to Third Street), Washington Street (from Seventh to Ninth Street) and Fourth Street (from Greene to Putnam Street). There will also be ramp construction this season on Meadow Lane, Merry Hill Street, Fort Street and Vista Street.

For information: 373-5495.

Annual Kyle Bankes 5K planned Sept. 6

The second annual Sgt. Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K will be held Sept. 6 at Fort Frye High School in Beverly.. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. People can register and pay online at kylebankes5k.com or print out forms online and mail checks to Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K, P.O. Box 461 in Marietta. Forms are also available for pick-up at Citizens Bank in Marietta, Bella Via Salon in Marietta and Zide’s in Marietta.

For information: Jenna Bankes, 336-4887 or Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082.

School orientation Thursday in cafeteria

The Frontier High and Middle School orientation for incoming seventh graders and new students will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the cafetorium. Registration is not required. Classes for students start Aug. 21.

For information: 865-3441.

Program on aquatic life at wildlife refuge

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Looking under the waves” program for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. Aug. 20. Find out about the aquatic life in our backyard. This program includes a hike, games and a craft. The program will be held at the Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. Closed toed shoes are recommended. The program is free and about two hours long. This is a family activity and parents or guardians are required to be present.

For information or to RSVP: 304-375-2923, Ext. 115.

School supplies given away during bag sale

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent, $2 summer clothes bag sale is through Aug. 28. School supplies will be given out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for Warren Local students.

Hours at the pantry are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For information: 678-1065 or 678-2189.

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Important dates for Marietta students

Marietta High School’s Freshman/New Student Orientation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the auditorium. Schedules and building tours will be available. Classes begin Aug. 20 with all students to report by 7:30 a.m. Schedules will be distributed in homeroom. Homeroom rosters will be posted throughout the building. No “late arrivals” or “early dismissals” will be honored Aug. 20-22. No Schedule changes will be honored until Aug. 25. For information about parking or athletic passes, call the MHS office at 374-6540.

Commissioners plan upcoming meetings

The Board of Commissioners of Washington County will meet in regular session at the Washington County Home on County House Lane at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The purpose of this monthly meeting is to consider any and all business of the County Home.

The Washington County Planning Commission will meet in regular session at the Office of the Washington County Commissioners, 223 Putnam St., Marietta at 7 p.m. Aug. 18. The purpose of this monthly meeting is to consider any and all business that is brought to the commission.

The Washington County Finance Committee will meet at the Office of the Washington County Commissioners, 223 Putnam St., Marietta at 10 a.m. Aug. 19. The purpose of this monthly meeting is to review year-to-date financial activity of Washington County through July 31.

Portion of Putnam Street to close

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday Putnam Street will be closed from Short Street to Seventh Street for street repairs. The street will reopen at 8 a.m. Aug. 18.

Outdoor Youth Day is at Buckeye Park

Marietta’s fourth annual Outdoor Youth Day returns to Buckeye Park Saturday with outdoor-related activities for children ages 6 to 15. The event is open to the public and allows youth to spend the morning experiencing archery, fishing, BB gun safety and a wildlife exhibition. Registration takes place at 8 a.m. with activities beginning at 9 a.m.

Lunch will be provided by the Marietta Civitan Club.

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Curb ramp project begins Monday

Work on Marietta’s ADA Curb Ramps Project is expected to begin Wednesday, weather permitting. Construction will start on Marion Street (from Second to Third Street), then W. Sacra Via (from Front to Allen), Scammel Street (from Front to Third Street), Washington Street (from Seventh to Ninth Street) and Fourth Street (from Greene to Putnam Street). There will also be ramp construction this season on Meadow Lane, Merry Hill Street, Fort Street and Vista Street.

– For information: 373-5495.

Annual Kyle Bankes 5K planned Sept. 6

The second annual Sgt. Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K will be held Sept. 6 at Fort Frye High School in Beverly. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. People can register and pay online at kylebankes5k.com or print out forms online and mail checks to Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K, P.O. Box 461 in Marietta. Forms are also available for pick-up at Citizens Bank in Marietta, Bella Via Salon in Marietta and Zide’s in Marietta.

– For information: Jenna Bankes, 336-4887 or Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082.

Bingo will benefit Boy Scout troop

Bingo featuring Longaberger products will be held Sunday at the Barlow Fairgrounds dining hall to benefit Boys Scout Troop 217. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games begin at 2. The cost is 20 games for $20. There will also be a country store, raffle, door prizes and refreshments. For early bird reservations, call 551-9880 or 304-483-2908.

Outdoor Youth Day Saturday at park

Marietta’s fourth annual Outdoor Youth Day returns to Buckeye Park Saturday with plenty of outdoor-related activities for kids ages 6 to 15 years.

The event is open to the public and allows kids to spend the morning experiencing archery, fishing, BB gun safety and a wildlife exhibition.

Registration takes place at 8 a.m. with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Marietta Civitan Club.

Buckeye Park is located at the end of Fay Avenue, off Greene Street near the I-77 underpass in Marietta.

Outdoor Youth Day is co-sponsored by the city of Marietta, Marietta Civitan Club, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Phillips will resume listening tour Sat.

Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will continue her listening tour at three Washington County locations Saturday. Town hall meetings will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, at 1 p.m. at the Belpre Library, 2012 Washington Blvd. and at 4 p.m. at the Wesley Volunteer Fire Department, 2060 State Route 550, Bartlett.

League of Woman Voters at gallery Fri.

The League of Women Voters will be at Riverside Artists Gallery from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday during the Merchants and Artist Walk. People will be able to register to vote, change addresses, find polling place and get an application for an absentee ballot.

WWII aircraft will fly into regional airport

As part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter, will fly into Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Williamstown for a visit Monday through Wednesday. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out at a cost of $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. World War II veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost. Thirty-minute flights are also available. For reservations and pricing, call 800-568-8924.

Last two gardening sessions offered

The last two sessions of the hands-on gardening program offered by the Master Gardeners of Washington County will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and Sept. 18 at the OSU Extension Office, 202 Davis Ave., Marietta. Topics still to be covered are Harvesting & Succession Planting and Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. This is a free program but registration is required.

For information: 376-7431.

Emergency planning group meets Weds.

The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Emergency Operations Center, 204 Davis Ave., Suite C, Marietta. The meeting is open to the public.

For information: 373-5613.

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Lane on Putnam St. will be closed today

The northbound lanes of the 200 block of Putnam Street in Marietta are expected to be closed until at least 5 p.m. today as repairs on water lines continue.

Frontier orientation Aug. 14 in cafeteria

The Frontier High and Middle School orientation for incoming seventh graders and new students will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 in the cafetorium. Registration is not required. Classes for students start Aug. 21.

– For information: 865-3441.

Armory open during merchants/artist walk

The Armory on Front Street in Marietta will be open to the public Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Merchants and Artist Walk. Tours will be free and people are invited to see the completed structural repairs and the new windows and doors.

Honeybee program at O’Neill Center

A program on honey bees will be presented at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the O’Neill Center in Marietta. Sam and Joyce Hammett, members of Ohio State Beekeepers Association and owners of Anam-Cara Apiary, will cover areas of honeybee keeping that include equipment, techniques, healthy life of a bee, challenges and extracting the honey. To reserve a seat, call 373-3914.

Ladies auxiliary will serve dinner Aug. 15

The Beverly Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will be serving hot dogs, sloppy joes, macaroni salad and dessert at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Prices will be posted at the club. A Chinese Auction will be held during the dinner. Tickets are 10 for $1.

Genealogical Society plans picnic meeting

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold the annual picnic meeting at noon Saturday at the Gardner home, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta. Meat, rolls, drinks and eating utensils will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Student council will hold car wash Friday

The Waterford High School student council will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Friday in the Waterford Elementary School parking lot. The cost is a donation. All proceeds will go to the student council to use for activities throughout the school year.

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Bingo Sunday will benefit Troop 217

Bingo featuring Longaberger products will be held Sunday at the Barlow Fairgrounds dining hall to benefit Boys Scout Troop 217. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games begin at 2. The cost is 20 games for $20. There will also be a country store, raffle, door prizes and refreshments. For early bird reservations, call 551-9880 or 304-483-2908.

Big Blue Picnic will be Friday at pavilion

The Big Blue Picnic sponsored by Warren Athletic Boosters, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the pavilion beside Warren football stadium with food, drawings, and a Meet the Fall Athletic Teams gathering.

Sewer repairs will limit access on road

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making sanitary sewer repairs in front of 110 Rathbone Terrace on Wednesday. Access may be limited at times to allow for equipment and material access. Signs will be posted. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday.

For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 373-3858.

HSOV adopt-a-thon behind lodge on Sat.

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will hold an adopt-a-thon from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday behind Moose Lodge 1823, 169 Front St., Marietta. Those who attend can meet pets, talk to volunteers familiar with the animals and learn how to help at the shelter.

Crime watch group will host picnic today

The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch Group will host its annual National Night Out crime prevention picnic at 6:30 p.m. today in the community building at Lookout Park. This event promotes police-community partnerships, crime, drug, and violence prevention, safety and neighborhood unity. Those attending are invited to bring a covered dish. The Neighborhood Watch Coordinators will supply hot dogs, drinks and paper products.

Rabies shot clinic at Barlow shelter

The Washington County Health Department will hold rabies shot clinic from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Barlow Fairgrounds Shelter in Barlow. The cost is $7 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. All animals must be at least 12 weeks old.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1016.

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Devola Community Day is Aug. 9

The fourth annual Devola Community Day will be held Aug. 9 at the Devola Playground, 820 River Road, Devola. There will be a tag sale from 8 a.m. to noon. The pool will open at noon. From 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a festival with carnival games and prizes, a bounce house, concessions and children can get an identification card from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Later, there will be a “walk-in” family movie night under the stars. Concessions will be available, and guests should bring their own blanket or chairs. All proceeds from the event will be used to renovate the existing playground.

For information: Diane Gottfried, 376-0672 or Jennifer Schenkel, 373-7018.

Gardening sessions planned Aug., Sept.

The last two sessions of the hands-on gardening program offered by the Master Gardeners of Washington County will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and Sept. 18 at the OSU Extension Office, 202 Davis Ave., Marietta. Topics still to be covered are Harvesting & Succession Planting and Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. This is a free program but registration is required.

For information: 376-7431.

Reno church to host Bible School

Reno Memorial Christian Church will be hold a Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. A meal for the children will be served each evening and the theme for the week will be “Fun in the Son.” Special events include the Pampered Pets Petting Zoo on Monday as well as a special parents program with a cookout and water games on Thursday. The church is located on Ohio 7 about one quarter mile from the Reno bridge.

Local genealogical chapter to meet

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold the annual picnic meeting at noon Aug. 9 at the Gardner home, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta. Meat, rolls, drinks and eating utensils will be provided.

Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Humane Society adopt-a-thon

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will hold an adopt-a-thon from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 behind Moose Lodge 1823, 169 Front St., Marietta. Those who attend can meet pets, talk to volunteers familiar with the animals and learn how to help at the shelter.

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Student council car wash next Friday

The Waterford High School Student Council will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 in the Waterford Elementary School parking lot. The cost is a donation. All proceeds will go to the student council to use for activities throughout the school year.

Gallery will exhibit art during walk

Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., Marietta, will hold the opening reception for Art of the Hocking Hills from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 during the downtown Merchants and Artist Walk. The exhibit features the photography of Dennis Savage, the blown glass of Nick Delmatto, the ceramics of Jean Magdich and the wood carving of Spirit Williams. Music will be provided by guitarist and songwriter Steve Zarate of Athens.

Humane society plans adopt-a-thon

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will hold an adopt-a-thon from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 behind Moose Lodge 1823, 169 Front St., Marietta. Those who attend can meet pets, talk to volunteers familiar with the animals and learn how to help at the shelter.

Club will sponsor ‘Learn to Row’ camp

The Harmar Rowing Club will sponsor a “Learn to Row” camp from Aug. 11-16. The camp, which costs $50, will focus on the fundamentals of rowing on a crew team, and will include on-the-water experience. Camp will be held at the Broughton Boathouse, 814 Gilman Ave., Marietta from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

$2 summer clothes bag sale is Aug. 28

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent, will hold a $2 summer clothes bag sale from Monday through Aug. 28. There will be no clothes sold after the sale until winter clothes are ready Sept. 22. School supplies will be given out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 for Warren Local students. Hours at the pantry are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

– For information: 678-1065 or 678-2189.

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