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Collin Raye concert to benefit foster families

Children committed to foster care have their lives disrupted in ways that need to be witnessed to be imagined. No matter how kind, sympathetic and welcoming their new, temporary homes are, nothing can make up for what they've lost. The Washington County Foster Families Foundation is an effort ...

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The Beverly United Methodist Women's annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. A "Bag Sale" will begin at 3 p.m. The church is located at 700 Park St. and is handicapped accessible. • For information: 740-984-2100. Putnam Congregational Church, 707 ...

Williamstown High School to move track events off campus

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High School announced this week it will move all home track meets off campus for the 2019 season due to a deteriorating and unsafe track. Officials Tuesday said the school will still have a track season, and all meets, including the Fenton Relays, will still take ...

Enplanements drop as airport awaits OK of new carrier

WILLIAMSTOWN — With 11 flights canceled and higher fares from perceived lame-duck carrier Via Air, enplanements at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport took a nose dive in September. Just 165 passengers boarded flights out of the airport for the month, 141 less than during the same period ...

Up for Debate: Candidates for Ohio governor face off at Marietta College

MARIETTA – Health care, guns, rural economic development and education were the general topics on the minds of Ohioans who submitted questions for the second of three debates between gubernatorial candidates Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine. The debate, at Marietta College, was organized by ...

Sheriff’s office to move into former commissioner space

The Washington County Sheriff's Office hopes to utilize additional space in the Washington County Courthouse Annex by the end of the year. Major Brian Schuck explained Monday that the offices of the investigative unit, forensic unit and some administration are moving from Fourth Street in ...

Juggler teaches Warren students an engineering lesson

VINCENT – Juggling has captured imaginations on a level with magic for centuries, but the craft has changed in recent years, with jugglers pushing the edge of what's possible with the manipulation of objects. Greg Kennedy started his demonstration at Warren Middle School for more than 100 ...

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There will be a special meeting of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held at Warren Middle School Band Room, 70 Warrior Drive, Vincent, for the purpose of having a work session relating to the Ohio School Facilities construction ...

Marietta council reviews fund requests

Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee reviewed $38,909.13 in transfer and appropriation requests Monday. Those five requests will be voted upon at Thursday’s regular council meeting at 7:30 p.m. in room 10 of the Armory, 241 Front St. The first $20,000 is needed to cover remaining ...

Belpre flowers recognized by AIB

BELPRE — The Belpre in Bloom program was recognized among the honors presented Saturday at the 2018 America in Bloom National Awards Program’s symposium and awards celebration in Lexington, Ky. Belpre received a 4-star rating out of a possible 10 stars and received special recognition for ...

Emergency alert test set for Wednesday

PARKERSBURG – The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, wireless carriers and others will participate in tests of the Emergency Alert ...

Community makes Barlow Fair a success time and again

BARLOW — The 147th consecutive running of the Barlow Fair concluded Sunday at the Barlow Fairgrounds in Washington County. First started in 1871, the Barlow Fair is the oldest fair in the state of Ohio. Steeped in history and tradition, the fair continues to draw crowds. The barns were ...

Volcano Days recounts history

VOLCANO — Throughout the past weekend, thousands of people got to come out to Mountwood Park to learn about the area's rich history during the 30th annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival. The festival saw capacity crowds throughout the three-day event which is held annually to ...

Democrats gather for fall event

The Fall Democratic Party Dinner kicked off the event with guest speakers Jerry Springer and Kathleen Clyde on Saturday evening in Marietta. "This November is the most important election in my lifetime," Springer said. He went on to explain why, discussing the "Idea America" and how the ...

Eagle Scout sees need for fountains

Think of a hot summer day, strolling in downtown Marietta, or running on the trail. What’s missing? According to Marietta High School junior Jack Wesel, it’s a water fountain. As an Eagle Scout project, Wesel is installing three drinking fountains downtown and on the west side of the ...

Heart Walk will be held Thursday at City Park

By Madeline Murphy Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - The American Heart Association has changed up its Heart Walk event, holding this year's event on a Thursday evening. This Thursday, the AHA will be at City Park to walk to raise money for heart disease and stroke research, with ...

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43rd Octoberfest will be this weekend The 43rd Annual Octoberfest is Oct. 6 and 7, 7 miles north of Marietta on Ohio 60; live entertainment, many flea market and craft booths, children’s games, pampered pet petting farm, beer garden; free parking and admission; parade at 10 a.m. Saturday; ...

Women travel to nation’s capital to discuss abuse

By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — A group of women from Parkersburg and West Virginia recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak out about domestic abuse and child abuse. Anna Cunningham, of Parkersburg, participated Sept. 10-12 in the Families First Educational ...

Annual Barlow Fair Parade unites community

As a beautiful late September day faded into evening, the sounds of high school bands warming up entertained the children pacing anxiously along the road in anticipation of the bounty of candy they were about to receive on Friday. The Barlow Fair Parade is one of the largest and oldest ...

Burdette: Fewer answering the call to serve in law enforcement

Low unemployment tends to create labor shortages, but over the past two decades, in good times and lean, fewer and fewer people are answering the call of duty to become officers of the law. John Burdette has been in law enforcement since 1976, and he said this week what he is seeing is a ...