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Belpre BOE hears about new club

BELPRE -- The Belpre Board of Education met Monday to hear presentations on a new high school club and for an initial look at the state report card for Belpre City Schools. Brooke Tucker of AmeriCorps presented the board with an overview of the HPAC club at Belpre High School. The ...

JEFF BAUGHAN   Special to the Times
Casey Cutlip, left, helps Alex Greer learn the craft of pottery Sunday at the Harvest Moon Festival in Parkersburg's City Park

2017 Harvest Moon Festival

PARKERSBURG — Lots of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and good crowds put a big smile on Vickie Marshall's face. All made for a good weekend for the 55th Harvest Moon Festival at City Park. "It has been an awesome weekend," said Marshall, who is the show director for the Harvest Moon and ...

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River City Comic Con finds home at MC

Some people got a chance to see their favorite super heroes on Sunday when the River City Comic Con Comic Book & Collectibles Show was held at Marietta College's Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. It was an event for people of any age. The seventh annual event was sponsored by Asylum Comics ...

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Sharon Anderson receives the first Robert Baronner Outstanding Community Banker Award.

Q&A: Williamstown woman honored for work

Sharon Anderson, senior vice president of Williamstown Bank, doesn’t just put in “banker’s hours.” During her 16 years at the bank, she has spearheaded and taken part in many community service projects, including a massive outreach to historically flooded areas of West Virginia in 2015. ...

Kayakers converge for Paddlefest

PARKERSBURG — Over 100 kayaking enthusiasts took to the water Saturday morning at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers. The fourth annual Parkersburg Paddlefest was organized by the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau with the goal of attracting people ...

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Suds and Samples at Riverside Gallery Join local foodies and art lovers for an evening of Suds and Samples! Head over to Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., Marietta, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 for a night to discover new art passions and new taste sensations. For a $10 admission, ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Justin Brooks, 27, and his daughter Arianah, 18-months, walk through in their Norwood neighborhood Friday.

Our town: Norwood

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a series about Marietta’s neighborhoods. Up next: Oak Grove. It’s a quiet and safe neighborhood, has been for years. “You know your neighbors, the little girl next door comes and talks to me over the fence and one of my best friends lives ...

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Father waives hearing; accused of abusing infant

The Marietta man accused of breaking multiple bones in his 3-month-old son remained in the custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Friday after his case was bound over to Washington County Common Pleas court for indictment. Kyle Matthew Williams, 19, of 1101 Cisler Lane, ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
Guests and speakers join students and staff at Matamoras Elementary School on Fridayi in the Pledge of Allegiance to open the school’s annual program for National POW/MIA Day.

School observes POW/MIA Day

NEW MATAMORAS - When Herman Zerger makes a point, he gently grasps your sleeve, leans into your radius of attention, fixes you with piercing blue eyes and speaks softly. The 93-year-old was the guest of honor Friday at a 28-year tradition in New Matamoras - lunch at VFW Post 6387 and a ...

MC exhibit features retired prof’s work

“Nature, Landscape, and Essence: Selected Artwork by William Gerhold” will be on display in Gallery 310 at Marietta College from Oct. 20 through Dec. 2, with an opening reception, the Friday of Homecoming, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. A gallery talk is at 5 p.m. Sadie Johnson will play music ...

Riverfest, Youth Fest meant to attract families

PARKERSBURG — It was the opening night for two new fesitvals in downtown Parkersburg Friday night as the Riverfest and Youth Fest opened for their weekend run. Carrie Adams, vice president of Manufactured Dreams, said Friday was the kickoff for the Riverfest that featured a flag raising ...

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Helping hand headed to Texas

JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Ernie Hoschar, 61, of Dunham Township, wraps up the final haul of supplies headed to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief Friday in Marietta. Hoschar will make his fourth trip to Houston this weekend with the supplies primarily donated by local families to ...

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A Fun Family and Dog Carnival Oct. 1 “Bark in the Park Carnival - A Fun Family and Dog Carnival and Paws Walk Event,” presented by the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, in Tomlinson Park, Williamstown (Highland Avenue); rain or shine; bring your family and ...

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11 arrests tied to drug cartel

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com Officials say they have cut the head off the proverbial snake of a major drug trafficking network in Southeastern Ohio supplied through family in Columbus. A press conference to announce the investigation and ...

Report cards

Washington County school districts showed improvement as a group on the Ohio Department of Education report cards for the 2016-17 school year, but superintendents and school leaders remained skeptical of the report cards’ value. The grades were made public through spreadsheets posted on ...

SAM SHAWVER   The Marietta Times
Marietta Home Health and Hospice aide Dusty DeLancey, left, helps longtime volunteer Marge Stacy show off her cake during an early birthday celebration at the hospice office Thursday. Stacy turns 91 on Tuesday.

Volunteer just likes to serve

By Sam Shawver Special to The Times Every Thursday Marge Stacy travels from her home in Lowell to Marietta where she volunteers with Marietta Home Health and Hospice. On other days Stacy may be found singing with her chorus group for residents at area nursing homes. And this weekend ...

County/townships road work update

The Washington County Commissioners were briefed on the status of the Round 31 Combined Road Base Stabilization project during their weekly meeting Thursday. The project that was presented to the commissioners last year was a joint effort between the Washington County Engineer, Barlow, ...

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The Neely/Hughes Family barn lies stripped bare of wooden siding after thieves removed the wood before Labor Day.

Historic barn stripped bare

For more than 150 years, and eight generations, farmland out in Noble County has been a place of refuge for the Neely/Hughes family. “It was the freshest air you’ll ever breathe and the brightest stars you’d ever see and it felt safe,” said Sharon Lilly, the youngest sibling of ...

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Genealogical Society to meet Saturday The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library, at 615 Fifth Street, Marietta, Ohio, in the lower level meeting room. Our speaker will be Dr Scott M Moody, ...

Bank robbed at The Plains

From local reports ATHENS — Members of the Athens County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery in The Plains on Wednesday. The robbery occurred at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Hocking Valley Bank, 118 N. Plains Road, The Plains, according to a press release ...