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Senior awards at career center

The event had pomp, circumstance, laughter and tears. The one thing that was missing was uncertainty. At the Washington County Career Center senior awards ceremony Tuesday, it seemed that every matriculating student had a plan for the future. The stage at the Dyson Baudo Recreation ...

Teen of the Week: Fort Frye teen dreams of having a farm out West

Faith and a love of the land, coupled with a sense of adventure, are the magnetic north for the character compass of Connor Tullius. The Beverly native, finishing his freshman year at Fort Frye High School, wants to take his family’s farming and livestock traditions a step further, dreaming ...

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Marietta board plans 2 special meetings The Marietta City Schools Board of Education will hold special board meetings at 10 a.m. Thursday and Tuesday. Both meetings will be at the board office. On Thursday, discussions will include the Armory and any other matter that may arise. On Tuesday, ...

Infant’s death probed

From staff reports The death of a New Matamoras infant Tuesday is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The child, five months old, died en route to a Marietta hospital after the parents called an ambulance, Sheriff Larry Mincks said. The child was in the care of ...

Castle offers tours of history-centered sites over 2 days

Some people experience Marietta’s rich history by looking at exhibits or reading about it. Others live in it. Allan and Jane Crumrine don’t know who built their Victorian era house on Fifth Street, two blocks north of the Marietta College campus, nor exactly when it was built, but ...

Accused bombmaker going to trial

The man accused of assembling a homemade pipe bomb that made it into the Marietta Municipal Court building in 2016 was found competent to stand trial Monday. Daniel L. Buchman, 34, of 106 Sunset Drive, Marietta, appeared Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court for the first time ...

Sheriff’s office investigating New Matamoras infant death

The death of a New Matamoras infant Tuesday is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The child, five months old, died en route to a Marietta hospital after the parents called an ambulance, Sheriff Larry Mincks said. The child was in the care of Joshua R. Lewis, 34, at ...

Plea deal sends drug ‘kingpin’ to prison for 6 years

The Marietta man prosecutors say is the “gatekeeper” for the local drug market of young users was sentenced to six years in prison Monday. Morgan B. Wynn, 25, of 365 Mt. Tom Pines Road, Marietta, was sentenced for three charges Monday; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree ...

Marietta BOE OKs Putnam roof repairs

The days when buckets need to be placed in classrooms at Putnam Elementary School when it rains are coming to an end. The Marietta City Schools board of education at its regular monthly meeting Monday night authorized spending $180,000 to replace three of the school's six roof ...

Parent satisfaction up in Belpre schools survey

BELPRE -- An annual family survey by Belpre City Schools saw more than double the participation from last year and an increase in positive responses. A brief overview of the survey results was presented to the Belpre School Board Monday evening by Bernie Boice, director of curriculum and ...

Primary election results finalized with official canvass

From staff reports The Washington County Board of Elections met Monday to finalize the results from the May 8 primary, with little change to Election Day numbers. The official numbers show a 25.04 total voter turnout in the county, with 59.45 percent of those Democrats, 56.78 Republican and ...

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Pasta dinner benefit for Secret Santa There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Washington-Morgan Community Action Secret Santa Program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 1 in the fellowship hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta. The meal includes a choice of meat ...

Break at Cone ‘n’ Shake

After a short but powerful thunderstorm, the crowds returned to the counter Monday afternoon at Cone 'n' Shake on Pike Street, including Hubert Coss, who was picking up some snacks, including a black raspberry shake for his wife, Madeline. Coss said the couple are marking 68 years of marriage ...

Belpre H.S. graduation

Seventy-two Belpre High School students earned their diplomas Sunday during their graduation commencement ceremonies in the gymnasium at Belpre High School. Before receiving diplomas and moving the tassels, the students’ achievements were recognized, memories revisited and plans of their ...

Cafe at MOV Regional Airport draws crowds

WILLIAMSTOWN — Things are taking off at Jerry’s Flyaway Cafe. The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport restaurant relaunched in March under owner Jerry Spears, who is teaming with former airport restaurant owner Helen Westbrook. It’s not the first collaboration between the two, as Spears ...

Q&A: Lending a helping hand to veterans

On Friday, you’ll find Bruce Haas camped out outside the Marietta Walmart. And he hopes plenty of people do find him. Haas, the new service officer for the local Disabled American Veterans chapter (DAV), said he plans to tackle outreach as one of his first goals, ensuring that local veterans ...

Downtown Parkersburg gets spring clean up

PARKERSBURG — The city of Parkersburg and Wood County got a little cleaner Saturday due to a pair of projects aimed at improving the appearance of downtown Parkersburg and the proper disposal of tires, paint and other materials. Downtown PKB held its annual spring "Clean Up Green Up" ...

Riders take part in unique airplane experience

PARKERSBURG — Going up in a Ford Tri-Motor airplane was a once in a lifetime opportunity for those who got the chance at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport over the weekend. The plane had been at the airport since Thursday where organizers with the local chapter of the Experimental ...

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Memorial Day event at East Lawn Cemetery American Legion Post 750 at Lowell will observe Memorial Day weekend beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday in East Lawn Cemetery, where the post will honor all present and former military members from Washington County who have passed away in the last year. ...

Relay for Life wraps up

PARKERSBURG — Despite a lower number of teams, the 25th annual Wood County Relay for Life came to an end Saturday morning collecting an estimated $70,000 to continue the battle against cancer. Carmen Hathaway, senior community development manager, said the Relay had 57 teams walking to ...