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The Marietta Fourth of July parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Fourth and Butler streets. The route will follow Fourth Street, Putnam Street, Second Street, Butler Street and Front Street before ending at the Ohio National Guard Armory. There will be a guest speaker, a salute to veterans and ...

Summer program back on city’s west side

The sounds of dribbling and cheers after a swoop are back at the Flanders Field and Playground on the west side of Marietta. On Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. MOV Rebound for Kids is filling the Harmar courts with laughter this summer instead of the needles found at the park last ...

Indian Acres boat ramp closed

MICHAEL KELLY The Marietta Times A tree lays across the Indian Acres boat dock Friday afternoon, its fallen weight submerging the dock about halfway down its length. The ramp is closed indefinitely as the city of Marietta determines the damage. Marietta's Assistant Safety-Service Director ...

Marijuana dispensary poised to open

Medical marijuana, while legal in Ohio, comes with layers of regulation that both the dispensary to be open by months' end in Marietta and local law enforcement are preparing for. "I don't anticipate any real problems with that facility," said Capt. Aaron Nedeff, of the Marietta Police ...

County officials try to battle census undercounting

Washington County leaders are trying to mobilize a Complete Count Committee to make sure every head gets counted in the 2020 Census. Millions of dollars in federal and state money are at stake, along with the county's visibility as a destination for business enterprises. The national head ...

Eight years in prison for man who invaded home, beat resident

Marietta resident Joseph L. Slider received a sentence of eight years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday afternoon to aggravated robbery and felonious assault during a home invasion on Nov. 27 in New Matamoras. Slider, 29, whose last known address was 112 Sunset Ave., Marietta, pleaded ...

MC campers explore reading

The adventures of a stranded robot became the theme for three weeks of activities for more than four dozen children enrolled in the Marietta College Summer Reading Camp. The daily camp is three morning hours of end-to-end reading and hands-on things to do for the 54 kindergarten-to-grade-six ...

Commissioners accept resignation of longtime buildings/grounds director

Long-time Washington County Director of Buildings and Grounds Tim Marty tendered his resignation during Thursday morning's Washington County Commission meeting. He started his career with the county 21 years ago and his last day will be July 6. "Tim's been a great asset to the county," said ...

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The O'Neill Center will host a commodity box cooking class at 5 p.m. July 8 and Aug. 12 for all seniors age 50 and up. Greta Lynch from the OSU extension office will demonstrate how to make different meals and offer a sample tasting. Please call the O'Neill Center to show interest at ...

Boyer sworn in to vacated city council seat

Marietta City Council welcomed a new face Thursday to its ranks to fill the remainder of the current council term ending Dec. 31. Retired Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Susan Boyer was sworn in Monday to serve as councilwoman-at-large, filling the vacancy left by Kathy Downer, who ...

Summer theater

The theme for Pioneer Summer Theatre this year is one that will resonate with any audience: children versus their families and cultures. The two productions, "Romeo and Juliet" and "Bye Bye Birdie," open next week, and to cement the theme and heighten the contrast, they will be staged on ...

Devola trail plans on pause

The Devola Multi-Use Trail committee has been trying to find the best possible extension of the trail now that the engineering study is finished and community feedback has been gathered. "It's not clear," Paul Lewis, committee chairman, said of the trail extension. "There is widespread ...

Cruise-In has been postponed

The Cruise-In at The Marietta Times has been postponed until next Thursday, June 27th, the original rain date. We hope the weather cooperates with us better next week! See everyone there. The show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, where there will be ample ...

No timetable yet for Ohio 60 repair; rain hasn’t caused further issues

It's still unknown how long a portion of Ohio 60 north of Devola will need to be reduced to one lane, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The northbound lane on Ohio 60 will continue to be closed as workers attempt to repair the damage from the landslide earlier this ...

Electrical demo shows danger of live wires

With a shoe and helium balloon caught on fire, local residents got a visual on the dangers of live power lines Wednesday. "From a training perspective we have multiple industries which deal either directly or indirectly with electricity," said Tony Huffman, adult technical training director ...

MHS esports team takes off

Under the organizing power of Isaac Warner and the coaching of his father, Ron Warner, the Marietta High School esports team, MHS Esports, recruited 15 team members in a few months, won a national contest and finished 26th out of 92 schools in an Eastern Time Zone league in playing ...

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The Little Muskingum Grange will host its annual pull July 4 at the Little Muskingum Watershed, 22241 Ohio 26, Wingett Run. There will be pony classes for light, medium and heavy weights at 9 a.m. with a farm and miniature pony pull to follow. Chicken and noodles, sandwiches, drinks and ...

Classic ‘The Crucible’ at MOVP

Affairs, teenage accusations of witchcraft and the deep-seated religious beliefs of a Puritan community will come to life this Friday on the stage of community theater. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players, with a cast of 23, has stepped back in time to follow Arthur Miller’s classic “The ...

Dunham remembers fallen firefighter

The Dunham Volunteer Fire Department will be honoring one of their fallen firefighters during their ice cream social on Saturday evening. A recently-completed addition to the fire station will be dedicated in the memory of Dustin "Dusty" Michael Schwendeman, who died in the line of duty on ...

Sunday sales bill could change process

New legislation is before the Ohio House of Representatives aimed at making Sunday sales of alcohol a more straightforward feat to achieve. In the state where prohibition began, liquor laws have evolved with the first Sunday sales permitted in 1982 and by 1998 driven by local electorates able ...