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Events ¯ Volunteers needed for Fifth Annual Christmas Day Feast in Marietta; more guests expected to be served on Christmas Day than in previous years, and there’s a need for delivery drivers, delivery coordinators, kitchen helpers, servers, hospitality staff, clean up crews, cooks, help ...

Hog roast is today

From local reports The River City Farmers Market and Washington County Fair Board will be hosting a hog roast from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The roast will be going on during Pioneer Days, being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the farmers ...

Daughter self-publishes father’s books years after his death

Janice L. Blanton submitted the following article about Harold H. Milton, who helped raise her from an early age and whom she called “Dad.” Harold was an author who wrote seven books, none of which were ever published while he was still living. It was always Harold’s dream that all of his ...

Alzheimer’s Walk to be held in Williamstown

The Alzheimer's Association ® is inviting residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will take place on Saturday at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with ...

O’Neill Center schedule

O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule: Wednesday, Sept 19 9 a.m.: Quilt Group 10 a.m.: Chair Volleyball 11:30 a.m.: Fun & Fit 1 p.m.: Euchre 1 p.m.: Senior Singers 1 p.m.: Grief support for Widows & Widowers 2:30 p.m.: Tai Chi 3:30 p.m.: Chi ...

Civil War Round Table looks at history of KKK

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley will held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 Second St. in Marietta. The featured speaker will be author William Trollinger who will present Ku Klux Klan: From Nathan ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action Launches Audio/Video PSA Contest

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action wants to know: What can you tell us about the danger and urgency of climate change in 25 seconds or less? Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action invites area high school and college students, staff and faculty to participate in a contest to create a ...

Community Calendar

Food - Lowell American Legion Post 750 steak fry, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 15; steak cooked to order, chicken breast, baked steak and no meat meals; all meals come with a roll, salad; dessert sold by 4-H group. - Friends of Lower Muskingum River (FLMR) potlucks, 6 p.m., the fourth ...

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 ...