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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 ...

Not guilty plea from accused rapist

From staff reports Donald Barth, 56, a Marietta man accused of two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of impersonating a peace officer and one count of possessing criminal equipment, pleaded not guilty to all charges at an arraignment Tuesday morning in Washington County ...

Local officials learn land banks fight blight

Land reutilization corporations, or land banks for short, were the topic of Tuesday night’s presentation at Washington State Community College. County, municipal and township officials were joined by a handful of local residents, candidates for office, local contractors and real estate ...

New heart gives Veto Lake woman enriched life

By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com Life has not only been longer for Linda Marks, it’s also been richer. Threatened with death from heart disease five years ago, the 61-year-old Washington County resident has been given the second chance many yearn for, ...

Guilty plea in abuse of 3-month-old

The Marietta father who broke two limbs and ribs of his 3-month-old baby last summer pleaded guilty to felonious assault Monday. Kyle Williams, 20, formerly of 1101 Cisler Lane, faces up to eight years in prison for the assault which last August left his son with a broken arm, leg and ribs, ...

Local sites on history tour

History’s connection to local sites and businesses will be showcased next month with exclusive and free tours of several sites in the area. Ohio Open Doors is a statewide initiative to encourage communities to dive into their local histories and families to check out lesser-known gems ...

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Fort Frye meetings planned this week There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the superintendent’s office located in Beverly-Center Elementary School. The regular August meeting of the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of ...

Sentencing issued for drug trafficking

Half of the duo arrested last year for trafficking methamphetamine at a Marietta hotel will see jail time and rehabilitation Stephanie Larraine Wright, 34, whose last known address was 700 Cisler Drive, Marietta, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and rehabilitation through the STAR Community ...

Marietta City Schools BOE hears operations report

Projects paid for by the permanent improvement fund recently include roof replacement at Putnam Elementary School, purchase of a used Toyota Sienna van, repairs to the Marietta High School elevator and new flooring in several schools, the Marietta City Schools board of education heard in a ...