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Public service awards presented

It was standing room only at the Beverly-Waterford squad building Wednesday as six local first responders were recognized for their outstanding public service. Rick Walters, past chairman of the Muskingum Valley Beverly-Waterford Chamber of Commerce, told the group of 107 that it was ...

C8 film to be shown in Athens

PARKERSBURG – A documentary about C8 contamination in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be shown at the Athens (Ohio) International Film and Video Festival that opens Monday. “The Devil We Know” will be shown twice at the festival, 3:30 p.m. April 14 and 3:45 p.m. April 15 at the Athena ...

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Soup luncheon Sun. at Beverly Lodge An all-you-can-eat soup luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly Masonic Lodge. There will be four kinds of soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations are accepted. Carry-out and deliveries will be available by calling 740-984-2826. ...

‘Annie! The Musical’ in Marietta

It’s the heart-tugging tale of a Depression-era orphan and thanks to a partnership between Marietta College, Peoples Bank Theatre and the local theater community, “Annie” will be brought to life for four special performances. For young actress Lyanna Smith, a seventh-grade student at ...

The Castle schedules programs during April

From staff reports The Castle in Marietta has several program scheduled for the month of April, focusing on food and the history of World War I. In a new addition to this year’s schedule, The Castle will also be leading tours of other historic Marietta homes for a couple of weekends in ...

Area roads with high water

The National Weather Service now forecasts the Ohio River at Marietta to crest this afternoon at 35.98 feet, just above flood stage, which is 35 feet. The Washington County Sheriff's Office shared these roads with high water on Thursday: 4/3/2018 Alexander Rd @ State Rte 26 Kohl Rd @ Whipple ...

Empty bowls

Every year the Southeast Ohio Foodbank, serving Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington counties, distributes 6,301,821 meals to people who are struggling with hunger. One annual event hopes to make just the smallest dent in fighting food insecurity in ...

Grant will help traumatized students

Understanding the needs of traumatized children is a skill more often associated with psychologists than it is with teachers, but in Washington County schools, teachers and other staff members encounter those needs daily. The professional background and training of educators doesn’t ...

Fleming dedicated his life to education

Marietta lost a respected leader Monday with the unexpected death of Harry Fleming. He was 69. Fleming served as superintendent for Marietta City Schools from 2011 to 2015 and for seven years before that as superintendent of Belpre City Schools. He was a southeastern Ohio native and ...

Marietta to celebrate turning 230

Having dealt with summer droughts, winter snows and spring flooding this year, Marietta looks pretty good for 230 years old. The annual celebration of the city’s birthday and the founding of the Northwest Territory will be marked by traditions new and old, kicking off Friday with the ...

Prison time added over jail assault

Washington County Common Pleas Judge Randall Burnworth tacked on an additional two-year prison sentence to a Belpre man’s scheduled incarceration Tuesday. That leaves the third man in a jail assault trio, Wesley Lincoln, 33, spending the next 10 years in prison for not only trafficking ...

Connecting trails

The next step is on the calendar in the long-range plan to connect the Devola Multi-Use Path with the River Trail in Marietta. On April 10 the Muskingum Township trustees are to hold a public presentation and open house at the Devola fire station to discuss potential routes to connect both ...

Zonta preps for Unique Boutique

The racks and tables in the big room of the Marietta Township Recreation Center displayed neatly folded clothing, shoes, dresses, suits and other apparel on Monday. "Pull out that cute black one," Teri Wright said. Chris Lisk displayed a flawless black cocktail dress, hung on a rack ...

Newport students earn handwriting awards

NEWPORT — Handwriting is more than just perfectly formed letters on a piece of paper. Carol Armann, an occupational therapist who works at Newport Elementary School, says it’s a skill that is important in the development of reading comprehension in children. “When we see kids ...

Train collides with semi at Waverly; 2 minor injuries

WAVERLY - A collision between a tractor trailer and a train sent two men to the hospital Monday morning and closed routes along Waverly Road. The empty semi collided with a CSX train hauling empty coal cars around 9:37 a.m. Monday. Two Belpre men were in the tractor trailer: driver ...

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Race against hunger at Belpre Kroger Righditarod #8, The Right Path for Washington County’s own “race against hunger,” will be held Saturday at the Belpre Kroger. Teams of five pick a theme, don a costume reflecting their theme, decorate a shopping cart to match and push their cart ...

High school student art show

The talents of area high school students from seven schools will be on display at the Mid-Ohio Valley High School Student Art Show this Friday. The event at Riverside Artists Gallery will feature works from Fort Frye, Warren, Wood County Christian, Parkersburg, Marietta, Frontier and St. ...

Teen of the week: Teen known as a compassionate, hard worker

She is known for her kindness and her drive at Veritas Classical Academy. Sara McElroy, 15, of Whipple, is a freshman at the private school in Marietta and has her sights set on becoming a marine veterinarian. But to get there, she wants to be well-rounded and have the confidence to teach ...

Vienna home damaged by fire

From local reports VIENNA — A Vienna home sustained extensive damage following a fire Monday. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 824 37th St. at around 11:40 a.m., said Vienna Fire Chief Steve Scholl. ‘‘There was heavy smoke venting out from the ...

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Free instruction at Adult Park Free instruction will be offered at Settlers Bank Adult Park, located in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta, at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday in April as well as May 5 and May 12. The senior/adult playground consists of nine pieces of outdoor fitness ...