Neighborhood News

The Theatre at Marietta College announces its 2018/2019 season

- Storyteller Series: The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel Winner of the Obie Award. A giddy, fleet fantasy based on the love and adventures of a brother and sister, one of whom has a fatal disease. In the opening scene, the brother is wearing pajamas, but it is his schoolteacher sister ...

92nd birthday

Gertrude Elizabeth Huck Arnold will celebrate her 92nd birthday on Sept. 17, 2018. She was born Sept. 17, 1926 to the late Joseph and Ida Schaad Huck. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Chuchtown. Over the years, Gertrude has ...

100th birthday today

Marguerite M. Caldwell Phillips of Marietta will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 13 with her family. Marguerite was born in Pennsboro, W.Va., and moved to the Marietta area at age 3. She has spent all but 10 of her years in the area, except when her husband Chet’s job moved them ...

Historical marker dedication at Odd Fellows Sept. 22

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #67 in association with the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley will recognize the Civil War service of Colonel Jess Hildebrand, 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with the dedication of a historical marker in his honor. Hildebrand was an early member ...

Community Calendar

Health events HEALTHY “U” — Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes at O’Neill Center, for people with an ongoing (chronic) health condition such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, or arthritis; six-week course; workshops began Sept 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and lasts two hours; ...

Buckeye Travelers’ concert part of First Baptist anniversary celebration

First Baptist Church of Marietta invites area residents to enjoy the music of the Buckeye Travelers Band in concert at the church on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. The free concert is the final event in the church’s 200th Anniversary Celebration that will include an open house on Saturday, ...

Births

Trefny Ellie Reynolds and Alex Trefny of Marietta announce the birth of their son, August “Gus” Law Trefny. He was born at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches in length. The baby has one sister, Alayna ...

Waterford Junior Fair royalty

The 2018 Washington County Junior Fair Royalty announced at this year’s Waterford Community Fair in Waterford: - Queen Leeann Trippett, Trailblazers 4-H Club & Waterford FFA. - King Tyler Hartline, Backyard Gang 4-H Club, CARTEENS, & Interstate Exchange 4-H Club. - Princess ...

WSCC honors recent POBA grads

Washington State Community College (WSCC) recently recognized graduates of its Peace Officer Basic Academy (POBA). The accomplishments of the 11 cadets were acknowledged at a ceremony on Aug. 6. Graduates included: Quinton Anderson, Tanner Jackman, Zackery Kehl, Tyler Norris, Tim Skinner, ...

Harvest of Hope reaches its one million pounds milestone

Washington County Harvest of Hope (HoH) celebrated a significant achievement in August when it reached the milestone of one million pounds of food rescued and distributed to numerous area agencies serving the hunger needs of the community. Each week, the HoH refrigerated truck travels ...

Fall festivals and activities lining up in Greater Parkersburg

Labor Day weekend promises to be packed with outdoor activities in Parkersburg. Reserve a spot aboard the Island Belle Sternwheeler on Sept. 7 and enjoy a dinner and river cruise. Complete the evening by attending the final Point Park Music Series Concert. Reservations are required for the ...

Youth Advisory Council is now recruiting new members

For middle and high school students looking to make a difference in their community, the Washington County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a great first step. The YAC, a companion group of the Marietta Community Foundation, was created in 2016 to support youth by developing their knowledge of ...

Modern-day gold rush in Ohio

BELLVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Buckeye Gold Prospectors are holding Gold Rush Days, their annual Labor Day weekend commemoration of the 1853 Ohio Gold Rush at theirRichland county claim between Butler and Bellville, Ohio. Each year near the site where Dr. James Lee made the his not-so famous ...

Port authority meetings to move about

The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (SeOPA) Board will hold their board meetings throughout Washington County in 2018. The board and staff have elected to have meetings at various locations in the county in hopes of helping inform the local communities about current and future projects and ...

Births

Casto Holly and Wes Casto of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Charles Weston Casto. He was born at 5:25 a.m. on June 8 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches in length. He is the grandson of Dean and Kathy Booth of Newport and Chris and Tammy ...

Free and reduced price meals at Marietta City Schools

Marietta City Schools recently announced its 2018-2019 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office ...

O’Neill Center Schedule

O’Neill Center schedule O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of Aug. 20 to 27: Monday, Aug. 20 10 a.m.: Chair Volleyball 11:30 a.m.: Fun & Fit 12:30 p.m.: Matter of Balance 5 p.m.: Bingo, snacks by Marietta Center Tuesday, Aug. ...

38th Season of Esbenshade Series features musicians, dancers

Peoples Bank Theatre, located at 222 Putnam St., Marietta, announces the 2018-19 Esbenshade Series. Musicians and dancers will highlight the 38th season of the Esbenshade Series at Marietta College, which features four performances that are free and open to the public at Peoples Bank Theatre ...

2018 Belpre Homecoming Royalty is crowned

Belpre Homecoming Committee announces newly crowned winners of 2018 Belpre Homecoming pageants held during the festival from Aug. 2 to 4, according to Danielle Dowler, pageant coordinator. The winners: Little Miss Belpre Alice Haynes, sponsored by Hayhill Dairy Farm; Little Mister Belpre ...

Barr gives encouragement to Half Marathon runners, walkers

PARKERSBURG — Volunteer Kevin Barr has been a welcome fixture in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon for more than a dozen years, offering a friendly smile and words of encouragement to runners and walkers alike. Barr has stood between the second- and third-mile markers of the ...