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Belpre to have new trash service

BELPRE – Belpre trash service will be changing companies this summer. Rumpke will be taking over from Kimble starting July 1 for trash pickup and recycling pickup, said Belpre Safety Service Director Connie Hoblizell. Hoblizell updated Belpre City Council on the move Monday evening ...

WSCC students refurbish computers for local children

Wipe, repair and repurpose also applies to technology as two Washington State Community College students have worked for the last month to refurbish computers for children. "It's fun but also to give back and help these kids get their schoolwork done," said Nick Offenberger, 21, of ...

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The Marietta Welfare League's Music in the Park will cancel its June performances. Organizers hope to be on schedule for the rest of the Thursdays in July and August. Marietta Area Recycling Center will reopen May 16. New hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Access ...

Signs to add clarity to bus line stops, encourage use

Flag signs are to be ordered to appear below CABL route signs in Marietta. They'll be additions along the Community Action Bus Line route, signaling residents to wave at the white buses between relative times when the bus would otherwise be passing by, for pick-up. "That was fun," said Fourth ...

Local women made a difference in World War I

Washington County was a long way from the battlefields of World War I, but local women were determined to make a difference. After the U.S. entered the war in April 1917, Marietta's chapter of the American Red Cross grew by 2,604 members in 30 days, said Kyle Yoho, education director at The ...

Lowell parade to honor of Fort Frye students

As a way to get the Lowell community involved in the community after two months of staying at home, a parade will wind its way through the village's streets Wednesday evening. "It's just because these kids have been inside and haven't been able to do anything," said Lowell-Adams Volunteer ...

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The Tri County Food Pantry yearly fundraiser dinner originally scheduled for June 27 has been canceled due to COVID-19. The fundraiser will be rescheduled for June of 2021. The pantry is currently serving 125 families. Donations to the pantry for the purchase of food are greatly ...

First Lutheran Church establishes prayer wall

PARKERSBURG — The First Lutheran Church on 19th Street has established a prayer wall at 19th and Liberty streets on the fence of its community garden. The prayer station is among the many activities First Lutheran initiated during the pandemic to give parishioners, neighbors and everyone in ...

Mother’s Day prompts wave of social distancing ideas

NEW YORK (AP) — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home. Mother's Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups. ...

Wood Board of Ed. reviews proposed budget for 2021

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education met online Saturday to review a proposed 2020-21 Wood County Schools budget. Though members physically attended the meeting at the district’s central office, the meeting was broadcast through Zoom and members each joined online on separate ...

Parkersburg YMCA business continues behind the scenes

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg for more than 140 years has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. “And today, the community is going through unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Melonie Victory of the YMCA said. “Though the doors may be ...

Virtual showcase of MOV arts

PARKERSBURG — The heARTS of the MOV, a virtual variety show featuring the works of local artists and a host of national and international artists who support them, aired their first of 13 episodes on Facebook Friday. The Arts Collaborative of the Mid-Ohio Valley, a joint initiative of the ...

Several arrested for storage unit break-ins

From local reports Seven people were recently arrested for thefts, totaling over $30,000, from local storage units, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported on Sunday. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department Road units, the Major Crimes Task Force and Marietta Police ...

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Wolf Creek board will meet on May 18 The Wolf Creek Local Board of Education has changed its May regular meeting to May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. Free legal clinic is canceled for May Southeastern Ohio Legal Services has canceled its May legal clinic. For time-sensitive ...

Apartment tenant alleges discrimination related to COVID-19

The institution of stay-at-home orders, and now safer-at-home orders in Ohio has caused alarm for those living in government-subsidized housing. Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram forwarded a complaint of discrimination to the city's fair housing board in March in which a local housing ...

Riverfront Roar canceled

From staff reports Cancellation of the 2020 Marietta Riverfront Roar was made public Friday. The board of directors of the Marietta Riverfront Roar voted during a teleconference meeting on Thursday evening to cancel the 2020 event, scheduled for July 10-12. "It was a difficult decision to ...

Council continues blighted properties discussion

The processes of blighted property acquisition were clarified Friday after a contentious regular business meeting of Marietta City Council Thursday. Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram explained that a comment made on the city's Facebook Live stream won't be included in the body's official ...

Cookie business adapts for those staying at home

The Cookie Nook in Marietta is offering something new for people who want to break the monotony of sheltering in place. Duffy Sprague and Katie Warden, owners of the cookie shop, are now selling do-it-yourself cookie kits. "They are $10 each and inside the kit you get six blank cookies, three ...

Blood drives still going on; need remains

In a time when people are encouraged to stay home, the American Red Cross is still in need of blood donations. Jennifer Offenberger, associate vice president of service excellence with the Memorial Health System, said there is always a need for blood. "People need it for chemo treatments or ...

Ohio restaurants, salons to reopen

New dates for reopening Ohio were announced Thursday, while some businesses in West Virginia are already up and running. Across the Ohio River, The Yellow Jacket Sweets and Eats in Williamstown opened for the season Thursday with curbside pickup, delivery and outdoor seating spaced seven feet ...