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Ohio children to get SNAP benefits for summer

Students who are eligible for free and reduce price meals will receive a one-time bonus to help them eat this summer. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will send out SNAP benefits to every child in Ohio who qualify for the free and reduced price meals. About 850,000 Ohio children ...

Loan approved for senior housing project

The Washington County Job and Family Services director went before the Washington County Commission Thursday morning to request a $54,000 loan for an upcoming project. In the agreement, which was approved by the commissioners, the agency would have 180 days to repay the loan, which is for the ...

Readers’ Choice ballots to appear in Times next week

For more than 15 years, residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley have cast their votes to recognize the businesses they trust most. They'll have the chance again next week, when ballots for The Marietta Times Readers' Choice section come out in the paper. The section allows readers each year to vote ...

Around town

Reno Water and Sewer District will hold the regularly scheduled board meeting June 16 at 6 p.m. in the Reno Water office, 170 Mount Tom Road. Due to COVID-19, safe distancing will be practiced. The public is welcome to attend. Glenwood Community, a United Church Homes community, is inviting ...

Loved ones reunite at oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Alec de Rham sat with his back against a stone obelisk marked “International Boundary” as he and his wife visited with a daughter they hadn’t seen in 10 weeks. Hannah Smith took a bus and a bicycle from Vancouver, British Columbia, to the border to meet her ...

Man sentenced after running from courthouse

A Waterford man who skipped out on his sentencing in April was sentenced Wednesday morning to 90 days in jail for breach of recognizance bond. Anthony Curry, 31, of 554 Curry Road, was at the Washington County Courthouse on April 24 for sentencing when he told his attorney, Eric Fowler, he ...

Community Action gets grants for meals

Donations and grants through Meals on Wheels America and AARP are helping keep local seniors fed during the pandemic. About six weeks ago, Meals on Wheels America offered grants for senior meals, said Washington-Morgan Community Action Executive Director David Brightbill. "We applied for ...

Around town

Beverly United Methodist Church will hold in-person services on Pentecost Sunday, at 10 a.m. Sunday. The service will also be on Facebook. The church will maintain social distancing and have hand sanitizer available. Masks are recommended. It will be Confirmation and Graduate Sunday. The ...

Warren Elementary staff, students end school year

TUNNEL — The building will never again echo with student laughter, songs and the bustle of a full cafeteria. Its hallways are currently lined with moving boxes filled with curriculum and tools for next school year. On Tuesday, Warren Elementary teachers, lunch staff, bus drivers and ...

Fate of elementary buildings, assets still in flux

While the students at Little Hocking and Warren elementary schools will move on with their teachers and most of the staff to the single campus in Barlow next fall, the fates of the buildings they leave behind are only partially set in stone. Yes, the buildings are slated to be demolished this ...

Marietta woman gets six years for repeat OVIs

A somber Michelle Thompson was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to her ninth OVI Tuesday morning. Thompson, 45, of 117 Dean St., Marietta, was sentenced to three years for the OVI and three years for the specification of having five or more OVI convictions in the past 20 ...

Industry responds to wastewater site concerns

Local oil and gas officials believe concerns about a proposed docking facility near Marietta are unwarranted. If the permit is approved by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, a wastewater offloading facility will be built at DeepRock Disposal Solutions on Ohio 7 near Marietta. In a Marietta Times ...

Decoration Day: Troop 207 carries on tradition of remembrance

While traditional prayers did not gather the masses at Oak Grove Cemetery Monday, the gravesites of men and women who have served this nation were still adorned with an annual tradition. The visitors Saturday moved methodically, stone by stone. They stopped to brush grass clippings off ...

Marietta WWII vet honored

Though no formal parade snaked through the streets of downtown Marietta Monday, the flashing lights of four Marietta Police Department patrol cars escorted a small caravan down Montgomery Street. “Our unofficial motto is pretty much seize the moments you have,” said Maggie Whittaker, a ...

Veterans place wreath at Gold Star Families monument

Honoring the fallen, and the impact of losing that person in uniform, could not be dismissed in Marietta by a pandemic. “Just because we’re under some of these restrictions, doesn’t mean that we’ll stop. We’re still going to pay honor to those who went before us, regardless,” said ...

Rules written for respectful, proper treatment of flag

• Federal law dictates the uses of the American Flag and outlines what offenses and abuses should not be shown to the nation’s banner. • These rules are written into U.S. Code 176: Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag ...

MHS recognizes seniors with special send-off

When it became apparent that a traditional high school graduation wasn’t going to happen, Marietta High School principal Chad Rinard and his staff sprung into action. The virtual graduation released at 3 p.m. today on Facebook, on the original date and time slated for graduation, marking ...

Little Hocking Elementary celebrates with parade

LITTLE HOCKING — Students and teachers of Little Hocking Elementary School rang out the end of the school year with signs, bells and horns during their end of the year parade Saturday. “It’s hard to see them just from a distance but I am glad they are doing well,” said Christin Kidd, ...

Marietta College recognizes service of employees

From local reports Marietta College will not be able to conduct its normal in-person Employee Service Award ceremony due to the impact of COVID-19, but President Bill Ruud still wants to honor this year’s 38 recipients. Those being recognized for their service to the College have combined ...

Broughton plant sold for $3.1 million

The Broughton/Dean Foods dairy production plant on Ohio 26 in Marietta officially changed ownership this week. Property transfer records provided through the Washington County Auditor's office Friday show the plant officially sold for $3.1 million to East Side Jersey Dairy, Inc. and the ...