Neighborhood News

From left, Leeann Trippett, Aliah Encinias, Torie Bosner and Katelyn Huck

Trippett places 4th in State Public Speaking

. Four members of the Waterford FFA Chapter recently competed in the District 10 Public Speaking contest that was held at Gallipolis High School. Torie Bosner participated in Beginning Prepared and placed fourth overall and received a Silver rating. Aliah Encininas participated in ...

Belpre High School students Aleksi Hendershot, left, and Robert Allen were named the March Students of the Month.

Belpre’s Students of the Month

Aleksi Hendershot is the daughter of Gail and Roger Hendershot. She has been a member of the BHS band for four years, and is also a member of BHS Choir, handbells and the Music Club. She won 1st place in the Science Fair her sophomore year, third place her junior year. At year’s end she will ...

Marietta birthday celebration

The Washington County Historical Society will continue the long tradition of commemorating “Marietta’s birthday” with a dinner and program on Friday, April 7. The dinner will be served at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta, at 5:30 p.m. Chair lifts are available at ...

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St. Mary Junior High Science Fair

St. Mary Catholic School recently held its Junior High Science Fair. There were 31 projects in total and 16 students received superior ratings and are eligible to move on to the District Level Science fair to be held at Zane State on March 25. Pictured are the superior award winning students: ...

Nonprofit board workshops planned

From local reports Have you ever been on a nonprofit board? Are you on a board now? Are you interested in learning more about what it means to be a board member? Marietta College’s Nonprofits LEAD program will be offering two nonprofit board training workshops this spring for current board ...

Men’s Weekend at Celebration Center

A Men’s Weekend will be from March 24 to 26 at the Celebration Center of Marietta, 822 Front St., with guest Bill Terry. Topics: “Do men matter?” “What does it mean to be a man today?” “Being a spiritual leader in the home.” “Elements of a successful men’s group.” Terry is ...

Warren competes in Ohio Music Educators contest

The Warren High School’s A Cappella, Treble Chorus and Bass Chorus competed in the Ohio Music Educators Association’s District 9 Contest on March 4, 2017 at John Glenn High School, New Concord, Ohio. Treble Chorus and A Cappella received SUPERIOR ratings with Bass Chorus received an ...

15th annual Bunny Hop approaches

One of the warmest winters on record seems to have motivated runners and walkers to start walking outside early this year as the mild winds of February looked surprisingly like spring. Long before the race applications were printed, people started getting in shape for the annual spring ritual ...

Fur Ball dance March 25

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley is holding its 14th annual Fur Ball Dance and Auction on Saturday, March 25. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for HSOV and proceeds go directly to operating the shelter on Mt Tom Road. Each year, HSOV takes in over 1,500 animals. Dogs, cats, pigs, ...

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Smoothie Bike at 4-H open house

The Smoothie Bike with an attached blender was just one attraction at the recent 4-H open house held in the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Amber Peck, 4-H volunteer and parent, teaches a participant how to make a healthy fruit smoothie. Over 120 parents and youth ...

club news

Ohio Genealogical Society Monroe County Chapter The Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at the Monroe County District Library, Route 78 and Home Avenue in Woodsfield. Earnest Thode will speak on “Swiss Pioneers ...

Belpre Senior Center calendar of events

Belpre Senior Center calendar of events Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call 740-423-6022 for more information. Activity is free unless otherwise noted. Week of March 20 to 24 Monday: 10 a.m. – Beginner’s Tai Chi 11 a.m. – Tai Chi 11:45 a.m. – ...

Kindergarten registration info

Marietta City Schools Marietta City Schools has announced registration dates for the 2017-2018 kindergarten students. Kindergarten screening will be held at Marietta City Schools Board of Education conference room, located at 111 Academy Drive. Harmar Elementary - Monday, March 13, ...

Eli Strong Benefit April 15

An "Eli Strong Benefit" will be from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the National Guard Armory, 1500 Blizzard Drive, Parkersburg. Donations will be taken at the door. Elijah "Eli" Clark, son of Roy Jr. and Karen Clark, has an aggressive cancer of the brain. He has had 80 percent of one ...

Front row, from left: Jacob Hill and Ryan Hill; second row: Jewels Best, Megan Kelley, DeAsia Johnson, Denzell Menefee, James Covey, Shawna Mahoney, and Trinity Jordan; back row, from left: Tyler Ferrier, Jacob Hasley, Ethan Ritchie, Parker Eddy, Michael Pugh, Nathan Lewis, Quinton Anderson, Brenton Henthorne, and Andrew Miller; not pictured: Jane Mahan.

Career Center business students advance to state

Nineteen students from the Washington County Career Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) youth organization competed and placed in the top four of the BPA Regional Competition at Morgan High School. These students won the honor of advancing to the state competitive events, in ...

Kindergarten registrations begin at area school districts

Marietta Marietta City Schools has announced registration dates for the 2017-2018 kindergarten students. Kindergarten screening will be held at Marietta City Schools Board of Education conference room, located at 111 Academy Drive. Harmar Elementary - Monday, March 13, 740-374-6510; ...

Club news

Washington County Republican Women The Washington County Republican Women held its monthly meeting at noon Feb. 13 at First Baptist Church, Marietta. President Judy Drake called the meeting to order and led the club in the Lord’s Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. President Drake reiterated ...

Free community meals

- 5 to 6 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta. - Daily Bread Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., every ...

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Girl Scouting anniversary

Area former and current Girl Scout leaders celebrated 105 years of Girl Scouting at Jeannie’s Redwood Restaurant in Belpre. Unity, friendship and commitment to the Girl Scout Law and Promise are the driving force in Girl Scouting. Luncheon was shared by former and present Girl Scout leader ...

Local student competes in state VFW Voice of Democracy competition

Warren High School sophomore Abigail Hannah placed second in the Department of Ohio V.F.W. Voice of Democracy competition. Hannah was sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 and its auxiliary in Marietta. She won the post’s contest, then took first in the District 5 showdown, ...