Neighborhood News

Annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale will be from May 18-20

The 19th annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale has been announced for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18, 19, 20. From its beginnings in North Vernon, Indiana, in 2000, the sale now has participation from California to Maryland. Participation is open to everyone and there are no national fees for ...

MC presents Capstone project

Marietta College will present the first combined Capstone Exhibition and Student Art and Design Exhibition. The exhibition will feature work from students from all disciplines and years, as well as the Capstone project of Hailey Bennett (Marietta). The exhibition will run from March 23 to April ...

Frontier district conducts kindergarten registration

Frontier Local Schools will be conducting kindergarten registration April 16 at Newport Elementary School and April 18 at New Matamoras Elementary School. Any child who will be 5 years old prior to the Aug. 1, 2018 deadline is eligible to enroll. Parents can call either school office to ...

Birth

Sampson Sheldon and Cameron Sampson of Parkersburg announce the birth of their son, Grayson Lee Sampson. He was born at 8:04 a.m. March 13, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. The baby has one sibling, Emmrie Grace ...

Club news

Marietta Junior Reading Club The Marietta Junior Reading Club met at the Betsey Mills Club on March 13th, 2018, with 22 members present. A social hour preceded the catered dinner, which was hosted by Judy Phillips and Joyce Robinson. The business meeting was led by President Peter Polites. ...

Local career center students to compete at state

Twenty-nine 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 Mid-East Career & Technical Center in Zanesville. These students won the honor of advancing to the ...

Ohio Valley Opry comes to Twin City

The Ohio Valley Opry will once again take the stage of the Twin City Opera House for its first show of the 2018 season on Saturday, March 17. The 126-year-old opera house is located on the square in McConnelsville. Special guest will be award winning singer/songwriter Larry Cordle from ...

WSCC student of the month seeks music, business career

Jake Binegar is a smooth-voiced country music singer/songwriter who is on the cusps of making it big in the entertainment business. He has traveled the country opening for names like Confederate Railroad, Jason Michael Carroll, and The Davisson Brothers. But when he’s not on stage, you’ll ...

Belpre High School Science Fair winners announced

Animal Sciences 1st place: Curstin Giffin & Elijah Flowers: Do Animals Display Handedness Like Humans 2nd place: Amaya Mace: What Colors Animals Prefer and Why Honorable mention: - Brady Clem & Davis Leach: Where Do Earthworms Hangout When Food Is Around Behavioral & ...

Roundup

Photographic society to meet in April Marietta Photographic Society meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the fellowship hall of Gilman Avenue United Methodist Church. Photographic subject of the month is “Orange.” Visitors and new members of all skill levels are welcome. Contact Carole ...

Local girl selected for Beginnings Workshop

Maeghan O’Neill, 12, of Marietta, was recently chosen as one of three area students invited to attend the Beginnings Workshop conducted by acclaimed educator and talent scout Peter Sklar. Maeghan is the daughter of Erin O’Neill of Marietta and granddaughter of Willa O’Neill. The ...

Births

Science Brittany Science of Marietta announces the birth of her daughter, Serenity Nicole Dawn Science. She was born at 12:55 a.m. March 4, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jennifer Science of Marietta, Jessica ...

WCCC honors March students of the month

The Washington County Career Center honors its March Students of the Month, Aura Bruce and Alec Lemasters. Aura Bruce is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and she is the daughter of April Bruce of Marietta. At the Career Center, Bruce is a member of the ...

SkillsUSA students going to state meet

Eighteen students from the Washington County Career Center SkillsUSA youth organization will compete at the state competitive events in Columbus from April 24-25. Those who place at the top of their event here will advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of ...

WCCC board honors 5 for technical ed contributions

Career and Technical Education is celebrated nationwide during the month of February. The Washington County Career Center joined in the celebration by hosting an Annual Career Fair for the county’s sophomores. In addition, the Washington County Career Center Board of Education honored ...

Trail Blazers 4-H club news for the month of March

The Trail Blazers 4-H club had its first meeting of the year on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Barlow Fairgrounds. There were 21 members and 14 guests presents. The American pledge was led by Emily Hoffman, and the 4-H pledge was led by Leeann Trippett. The leaders and Cory, Emily, and Travis Hoffman ...

Musical group from Norway to perform in Marietta

The Unni Boksasp Ensemble, a musical group from Norway, will visit Marietta as part of Arts Midwest World Fest. Unni Boksasp is a warm and imaginative singer who draws you easily into the heart of Norway. Over the years, Unni has delved into the deep traditions found across her homeland, ...

Marietta College announces Learning in Retirement line-up

Vladimir Putin’s long reign as Russia’s powerful president will be one of the featured subjects in the spring lineup of Learning In Retirement courses at Marietta College. Professor Mike Tager from the MC Dept of Political Science will teach the course beginning March 21. The full ...

Births

Skinner Rich and Mollie Skinner of Stewart, Ohio, announce the birth of their son, Brody Ryan Skinner. He was born at 10:43 a.m. Feb. 2, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. The baby has three siblings, Rowan Lewis Skinner and Zach and ...

Club news

Marietta Reading Club The Marietta Reading Club celebrated Presidents Day with its dinner on Feb. 20, the ninth meeting of its 154th session. Hosts Ann Bragg and Kim McGrew arranged a delicious herbed salmon dinner. Readers for the evening were Karen Osborn and Roger Pitasky. Osborn read ...