Neighborhood News

AEP makes donation to local VFD

A recent donation from the AEP Waterford plant allowed the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a new rescue spreader for the department.Pictured from left, Jim Ullman, Assist Chief BVFD, Jim Rarier, Production Superintendent, Robert Jessee, Plant Manager , and, Phil Lowe, Chief BVFD ...

Waterford woman wins contest, will compete for $100,000

From local reportsWest Virginia's number one country radio station, WGGE Froggy 99, and the Country Showdown have crowned a local winner who is one step closer to seizing a spot in the national finals in Nashville and the chance to compete for $100,000.Jake Binegar, of Waterford, was named the ...

Barlow VFD Ice Cream Social is Aug. 9

The annual Barlow Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social will take place Aug. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at the firehouse located on Warrior Drive in Vincent.Featuring the department's renowned barbecue chicken dinners, this year's social will feature a raffle, country store, games for the kids ...

CVB’s ‘Home Away from Home’ contest still taking entries

The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau's "Home Away from Home Contest" is still taking submissions.The 600 to 750 word stories detailing how they spend their time in Marietta-Washington County can be submitted to the CVB for a chance to be included in the 2015 Official ...

Annual River Trails and Ales Festival kicks off Thursday

Marietta's annual River Trails and Ales Festival this year will be held Aug. 7 to 10 and will once again feature organized bike and kayak races along with more casual group trips.Hallie Taylor, festival director for the River Trails and Ales Festival, stated the event reaches all types of ...

4-H news

Salem Liberty Homemakers and Lower Salem BoysThe Salem Libert Homemakers and the Lower Salem Boys 4-H clubs held a meeting at the Lower Salem United Methodist Church on July 22 at 7 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Abby Tornes. Leanna Schott gave the treasurer's report. Some of ...

152 attend Matamoras High School reunion

The Matamoras High School Alumni Association held its 53rd annual banquet on June 14 at Matamoras Elementary School. The event has long been regarded as one of the biggest social gatherings of the year in New Matamoras with alumni coming from all over the country. This year, 152 alumni and ...

Births

HickmanJames and Carrie Hickman, of Belpre, announce the birth of a daughter, Hailey Marie Hickman. She was born June 24, 2014, at 11:51 a.m. at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.Grandparents are of Bonnie Hickman of Elizabeth, W.Va., Bill ...

Hall celebrates 90th

Harold E. Hall, of Vincent, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Aug. 11. He was born at Tanner, W.Va., the son of the late Howard and Bertha McCartney Hall. He retired from Pioneer City Casting Company after 33 years of full time service then worked part time an additional 13 years.Hall has ...

Washington County 4-H projects evaluated at Career Center

Creative Writing for Teens, Halley Johnson, Home Harvest 4-H Club, Excellent.Creative Writing for Teens, Alyssa Riddle, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads, Superior.Dog Achievement, Jordyn Miner, Warren Wranglers, Excellent.Dog Obedience, Melina Matics, Oak Grove Explorers, Superior.Dog ...

O’Neill Center schedule

Upcoming events and activities at the O'Neill Center at 333 Fourth St., Marietta. To register for classes call 373-3914. Massage Appointments: first, second and third Friday each month; call for appointment times and reservations. Zumba Classes: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; $25 for ...

Belpre homecoming kicks off July 31

From local reportsThe Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 82nd Annual Belpre Homecoming July 31 to Aug. 2 at Civitan Park.This three day event will feature carnival rides, games, vendors, free entertainment and much more. The kick off the festival on Thursday night with the lighting ...

Washington County 4-H projects evaluated at Career Center

The Washington County 4-H program held project evaluation on July 1 at the Washington County Career Center in Marietta.Youth participating in Washington County 4-H Community Clubs were given the opportunity to complete a one on one interview with project evaluators. Evaluators included County ...

Belpre Senior Center

Calendar of eventsJuly 28 to Aug. 1Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call (740) 423-6022 for more information or e-mail manager, Susie Casto, at scasto@oneillcenter.com. Activities are free unless otherwise noted. Adults 55 years of age or older are welcome to participate ...

Public meetings

- Warren Township, 6 p.m., July 28, 95 Coffman Road, Marietta.- Macksburg Village Council, 7 p.m., July 29, town hall.- Ludlow Township meeting, 7:30 p.m., July 31, town hall.- Lowell-Adams Joint Fire District, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 4, fire house, Lowell.- Grandview Township meetings, 6 p.m., Aug. 4, ...

Noon Rotary Club awards

From local reportsThe Noon Rotary Club of Marietta announces the recipients of the following awards, given to members for their outstanding service to the club and the community. Bill White (OffWhite), New Rotarian of the Year; Kin Brewer (Warren's IGA/Food 4 Less), Kelly Elmore Service Above ...

School news

Electronic Classroom of TomorrowCOLUMBUS - Three students in Washington County have been named to the honor roll at Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio's first and largest K-12 online public school - Aaron Hamilton, Maggie Morrow and Mariah Parks.ECOT serves over 15,000 students in ...

Reunion

The 12th annual Williams reunion was held June 22 at the Matamoras pool shelter with 80 family and friends attending. Prayer was given by Ruby Shafer. Music was provided by Gerald Erb.Those recognized were Rodney and Marilyn Leach from Christmas, Fla., traveling the farthest. Shirley Williams ...

O’Neill Center schedule

Upcoming events and activities at the O'Neill Center at 333 Fourth St., Marietta. To register for classes call 373-3914. Massage Appointments: first, second and third Friday each month; call for appointment times and reservations. Zumba Classes: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; $25 for ...

OSU student awarded Fulbright grant to Germany

Lauren Stabler of Ohio State University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Germany in International Relations, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.Stabler is one of over 1,800 U.S. citizens who ...