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Marietta Times to host cruise-in Thursday

From staff reports The oldies will be rolling in Thursday at the Cruise-In sponsored by The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, where there will be ample parking for visitors and ...

Clean sweep

Respect the world we live in, don’t litter. That was the general message of those who volunteered Saturday to clean up along local the river banks as part of the annual Ohio River Sweep. Many groups of volunteers made a difference by picking up debris along the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, ...

W.Va. leads nation in OD’s; Ohio and Pennsylvania close behind

CHARLESTON — West Virginia led the nation in drug overdose death rates in 2017, followed closely by Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a study released this week by the Commonwealth Fund. With an average of 57.8 deaths per 100,000 residents, West Virginia’s drug fatality rate was nearly ...

Color run fundraiser for Tomlinson Park

WILLIAMSTOWN — People from around the area got to show off their true colors as they helped raise money for an accessible playground at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. A 5K Color Run was organized by the Community Spirit Youth program with the goal of raising money to help purchase the ...

Island will host annual W.Va. Day

From local reports PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will host its annual West Virginia Day Celebration on Thursday. The first boat going to the island is 11 a.m. and park officials will begin the celebration by singing “The West Virginia Hills” on board the ...

Around town

MOVP’s ‘The Crucible’ opens this Friday The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present the Arthur Miller classic, “The Crucible,” at Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St. in Marietta. Performance dates are June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and June 23 and 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adult, ...

Under the hood

There was a time in America, especially midwestern America, when fathers and sons (and less often in those days, daughters) who could barely talk about anything serious to each other could form deep relationships over the dirt, busted knuckles, swearing and solid satisfaction of working on cars ...

Woman who stole 800 pill from pharmacy avoids jail time

A Vienna woman caught stealing more than 800 Hydrocodone pills from a Marietta pharmacy last year avoided imprisonment Friday. Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi sentenced Kaitlin Lott, 28, of 902 27th St., to two years of community control with the contingency that if Lott ...

Man responsible for Municipal Court bomb will stay in custody

The manufacturer of a set of explosives found both in Marietta Municipal Court and in a private home in 2016 will remain in the care of Appalachian Behavioral Health following a hearing Friday. Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi held a further commitment hearing Friday in the ...

18 months for assault with brick

A Marietta man was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for hitting a man in the face with a brick. Zachary Allen Myers, 29, of 100 State St., was arrested after the assault, which occurred July 12, 2018, and pleaded guilty in May to a fourth-degree charge of aggravated assault. "This is ...

Clubs raise $5,000 for pantry

Harmony has been restored between two of Marietta's major service clubs, with one of its best known community services enriched by more than $5,000. Events began about three weeks ago when the Noon Rotary club discovered the Lions' brass bell in the podium at the ballroom in the Lafayette ...

Around town

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St., will host an African drum workshop conducted by master drummer Lawrence Greene from 1to 3 p.m. June 22 in the Social Hall. Fee is $10; advance registration is required. Call Rev. Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 or Shelley Khatib ...

Ice cream socials about more than fun

Ice cream socials, pancake breakfasts, car shows and dunk tanks have already kicked off in the name of fundraising this season for local volunteer fire departments. "It's a big community gathering, we set up (Friday) night, and we'll have a band playing Saturday," said Ronnie Warren, fire ...

Alcohol likely a factor in fatal crash

From staff reports An 87-year-old Graysville man was killed Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 260 near New Matamoras. Robert Ryan was traveling eastbound on Ohio 260 at approximately 10:09 p.m. when his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was struck by Joseph Barnes, 25, of New Matamoras, ...

Federal indictment in Rite Aid armed robbery

From staff reports The suspect in a December armed robbery at the Rite Aid in Marietta has been indicted on federal charges. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, three Ohio men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh ...

Local plant completing $1 million expansion

Painting is more than just a chore with a bucket and a brush, Jeromy Woods said. Industrial coatings is part science, part aethestics and hard work. Woods, the painting and coatings manager at Advanced Industrial Services, said the service is an investment recognized by his customers – which ...

Commissioners asked for help with behavorial health move

The logistics of moving county entities into new offices on Gilman Avenue were discussed during Thursday morning's Washington County Commission meeting. Flite Freimann, executive director of the Washington County Job and Family Services, and David Browne, executive director of the Washington ...

Around town

The Operations Committee meeting of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present the Arthur Miller classic, "The Crucible," at Players Theatre, 229 ...

Marietta’s Safetytown set to launch

For the first time in 42 years, Safetytown is going bilingual in Marietta. "This year for the first time we have enrolled a child who speaks only Spanish," said Cheryl Cook, widow of the late Samuel R. Cook, whose name flys on all of the Safetytown banners in Marietta. "Abigail Worstell, a ...

WCCC OKs staff compensation package

A series of compensation packages for staff were approved Thursday night by the Washington County Career Center board. The approval gives across-the-board increases of 3.5 percent for the coming year, 3 percent for the following year and 2.5 percent for the year after that for teaching staff, ...