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Hervida fundraiser will be held on Nov. 10 Hervida 4-H Camp, Inc. will be holding its annual Building Fund Drawing and Silent Auction on Nov. 10 at the K of C Hall in Churchtown. A turkey and ham dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the silent auction and reverse raffle drawing with ...

Teachers reach out

The generosity of teachers toward their students is well known. Despite the low level of pay in the profession in general, every year thousands of dollars come out of their pockets to help equip and stock classrooms and come to the aid of individual students. Teachers also solicit help from ...

Anniversary to double as childhood cancer benefit

A golden anniversary and childhood cancer research fundraiser are being rolled into one large event during the Marietta Main Street First Fridays in November. American Flags & Poles at 276 Front St. will be the center of activity. Owned by Jim and Sylvi Caporale, the store has been a ...

Road report: 618 project on track, Marietta paving at risk

BELPRE—Ohio 618's approach onto Ohio 7 is on track to reopen traffic in both directions by the end of November. Bridge Foreman Josh Parks explained Thursday that with the new bridge poured, his team plans to have westbound traffic traveling on it next week and start dismantling the former ...

Trick or treat

Washington County Trick or Treat dates and times: Barlow/Vincent: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday Bartlett: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Belpre: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Cutler: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dart/Lawrence Township: 5:30 to 7:30 ...

ODOT gets ready for winter

The leaves beginning to change color, frigid mornings and stores putting out Christmas decorations makes people think happily about upcoming winter activities and holidays. Meanwhile, those at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are making sure they're prepared to clear the roads in ...

Around town

A special Belpre City Schools Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. The purpose of this meeting is to review and approve the five-year forecast for the district, contract approval and to conduct one executive ...

Students say YES to science

A collective gasp of wonder escaped the lips of Marietta Middle School students as indicator beads changed from clear to purple with the amount of ultra-violet light that they received. Other students marveled at watching liquid nitrogen freeze objects and earthworms eat garbage. The ...

Washington County Commission votes for merger

Washington County Commissioners voted to merge the county department of job and family services and Washington County Children Services Thursday, meaning the responsibilities of the children services board will be usurped. This removes the fiscal and administrative oversight from the ...

Contract signed for 18-month drug court

Printed, signed and dated, the contract between Washington County and Oriana House officially launched a special drug court docket program Thursday. The contract was approved by the Washington County Commissioners in a public meeting Thursday after being written and reviewed by assistant ...

Commissioners hear concerns about humane society

A group of veterinarians voiced their concerns to Washington County Commissioners Thursday about the living conditions of animals and the morale of the staff at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Meredith Mills from VCA Animal Hospital, Roberta Haught from Colegate Woods Veterinary ...

Peggy Cordray stumps for husband in Marietta

The voices of women on election issues has been given additional emphasis by both gubernatorial campaigns as voting day approaches, and Peggy Cordray, wife of Democratic candidate Richard Cordray, accompanied by Frances Strickland, wife of former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, made a stop in ...

Third party billing

With an income tax increase for fire and streets on the ballot Nov. 6, some voters have asked why additional revenue from third party billing isn't enough to cover fire department expenses. Third party billing began in 2006 and last year brought in more than half a million dollars of ...

Winter looking average

Professional meteorologists make long-term weather predictions with great reluctance, but every year about this time the Climate Prediction Center issues the best guess it can about what sort of winter is coming up for the various regions of the U.S. Tony Edwards, a meteorologist with the ...

Tradesmen seal Anchorage, dress up Fearing House

When Mike Ryan moved to Marietta in 2014, one of the things he noticed was The Anchorage, and the work going on – a crew was fixing the roof. Four years later, on Wednesday, Ryan stood on the north side of the historic building and watched as a group of tradesmen from Prestige Home ...

Halloween events abound

The American tradition of Halloween is a lot different than when the Celts used the occasion to ward off evil spirits and monsters. Today's incarnation is a celebration of the strange and macabre that have many people in Washington County eagerly anticipating the activities associated with the ...

Police address proposed trail ordinance concerns with council

Capt. Aaron Nedeff of the Marietta Police Department addressed concerns over River Trail legislation at Marietta City Council’s Streets Committee Wednesday. Council introduced three pieces of legislation last week that if violated, would saddle an individual with a minor misdemeanor. - ...

Around town

The American Legion Post 64 will be hosting a baked steak dinner at the post in Marietta on Nov. 3. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost for the meal will be $9 a plate and will include the baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll and dessert. All proceeds will benefit Relay ...

Helping others

Neither were expecting selection for the Washington County Veterans Hall of Fame. "I'm honored they're doing this, and to be in the first class, but I'm also not a person trying to get notoriety," said Kyle Hockenberry, 27, of Newport Township. Hockenberry was wounded in Afghanistan in ...

‘Suspicious packages’ caught by Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to former First Lady Hilary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. The Secret Service said in a news release issued this morning that late Tuesday it recovered a single package addressed to Clinton in Westchester ...