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Marietta City Schools will have a special board meeting at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the board office to continue board orientation directives and any other matter that may arise. The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the ...

Two drug arrests for task force

From staff reports An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in two drug-related arrests on Friday. Agents executed a search warrant at 710 Front St., Apt. 6, Marietta and made contact with ...

“Mom” to many

LITTLE HOCKING – When the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley animal shelter receives animals that need extra care and attention, it turns to one of more than 50 foster volunteers ready to take dogs, cats, puppies or kittens into their homes. Even without foster animals, Carrie Rowe's Little ...

Sherrod Brown visits Marietta, speaks on jobs, opioids

The senior senator from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown, addressed a large group of local business, community leaders and federal agencies at the Regional Diversification Summit at Buckeye Hills Regional Council Thursday. The summit was hosted by Buckeye Hills, the Economic Development ...

IEI fire cause unknown

PARKERSBURG — State officials offered a “final” report on last year’s fire at the Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics warehouse on Camden Avenue Thursday, but a big question remains unanswered after 10 months. “As of right now, the fire is undetermined in cause and will stay ...

Heat hits hard during first weeks of schools

Among the many challenges of the first few weeks in school in Washington County, the weather is one that is nearly inescapable. This week, temperatures so far have peaked nearly every day in the low 90s, and cheating the heat in Marietta City Schools, a district with vintage buildings and no ...

Commissioners appoint MC president to port authority board

Marietta College President Bill Ruud will be appointed to the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Board after two of the three Washington County Commissioners voted in favor of the proposal by executive director Andy Kuhn. Ruud was interviewed face-to-face by commissioners Ron Feathers, Rick ...

Council reviews emergency spends

Marietta City Council's Finance Committee reviewed emergency capital spends for the year during Thursday's meeting. "The way (previous Councilman Tom) Vukovic had us structure this was knowing sometimes there are capital expenses that need to get done," explained Assistant Safety-Service ...

Monument, project receive $1.1 million

Historic preservation and park restoration in Marietta just got a $1.1 million boost. The Start Westward Monument/East Muskingum Park Restoration Committee celebrated the Ohio Department of Transportation funding award Wednesday with lunch and a visit to the sandstone national monument facing ...

Verdict: Not guilty by reason of insanity

A verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity was handed down Wednesday for the Marietta man accused of building a bomb that ended up in the Marietta Municipal Court building. But Daniel Lindsey Buchman, 34, of 106 Sunset Drive, remains in the custody of Appalachian Behavioral Health Center ...

Fair to offer diverse lineup

The Washington County Fair will be a homecoming of sorts for musician Anthony Mossburg, a New Matamoras native who is currently living in Columbus. Mossburg, an award-winning singer/songwriter with four albums under his belt, will perform Saturday at noon. He is just one of several musicians ...

WSCC receives top rank

The data publication Wallethub last week released rankings of community colleges across the country, and Washington State Community College topped the list of 22 in Ohio. Wallethub is a data-gathering list maker, creating rankings for everything from best cities to retire to worst states to ...

Timeline changes for input on revision to forest plan

From staff reports The timeline for releasing changes to the Wayne National Forest revision plan has been shifted to ensure the Wayne National Forest plan revision team can provide a quality product for the public’s review and to clear up any confusion. On its website, the U.S. ...

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Fundraiser for Bethel Community Center There will be a fundraiser at the Bethel Community Center beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday. There will be a fish fry and chicken served, country store, raffle, auction, movie night and music by Wild Heart and Pickin’ on Country. All proceeds will go ...

Superintendent Starcher briefs Fort Frye BOE on first week

BEVERLY — The first week of school in the Fort Frye district went smoothly, Superintendent Stephanie Starcher told the board of education Wednesday night at its first meeting since school convened last week. Starcher said enrollment appeared to be stable, at about 1,000 students for the ...

Faulty alarm leads to career center evacuation

The Washington County Career Center was evacuated on Thursday due to an emergency alarm activating there. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says there was no threat and a faulty alarm through the phone system was to blame.

Washington County Fair set-up in full swing

Washington County Fair schedule ink, by the Buckeye Travelers Phones rang and people came and went in the Washington County Fair Board office on the fairgrounds Tuesday as an army of volunteers and staff got ready to set up the annual county fair. The attractions this year, fair board ...

Judicial release granted for former Latrobe Street director

From staff reports A Mineral Wells man who expressed deep remorse when he pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the Washington County Jail in 2017 successfully applied for judicial release after serving half of a 36-month sentence. Shad Martin, 39, made a brief appearance in Washington ...

City starts planning process for downtown

Before 1998, what was Marietta's Front Street? It was not necessarily a place where "families walk through with their strollers" as happily as they do today, said some local officials. That shift was highlighted as the next vision of Marietta development began to take shape on ...

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The 700 block of Eighth Street will be closed today and Thursday for tree removal. The Beverly Eagles will hold a steak fry starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The cost is $12 for grilled steak dinners and $10 for grilled chicken dinners. There will be music by Sam Clark. For carry-out, call ...