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Woman sentenced for drug trafficking

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The first of two sentencing hearings for a pair charged with trafficking drugs was held Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Natalie Benton, 33, of 111 N. Hart St., Apt. 8, Marietta, pleaded guilty on March 2 to fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin and fifth-degree ...

Max sentence for plot to steal from elderly woman

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The fourth person involved in a plot to steal money from an elderly Lower Salem woman was given the maximum sentence Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Brian D. Brown, 52, a former Lower Salem resident currently in the Washington County Jail, pleaded guilty on March 14 to ...

2 sentenced out of almost deadly drug case

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Two of four people who nearly died in a room at the Red Roof Inn in Marietta after unknowingly taking fentanyl were sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday morning to community control and rehab. Brittany Marie Wheeler, 27, whose address at the time of her arrest was ...

Tour at Makerspace

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John Martincic (right) watches as a router inscribes a block of wood at the Epicenter Makerspace on Lancaster Street while John and Megan Duncan wait for the tool to finish its work. The router, which runs a series of movements driven by computer instructions, is part of the array of equipment ...

Around town

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Pet Day in the Park 2-4 p.m. Sunday Order of the Eastern Star, District 25, South East Team 3 will be hosting “A Pet Day in the Park” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in East Muskingum Park in Marietta. There will be portraits of your pets, children’s activities, contests to participate in ...

6 arrested on drug charges

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From staff reports An investigation by agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in a search warrant and the arrest of six people on Tuesday. Agents observed Chelsea Hayes and Richard Hawkins meeting with Kenneth ...

Roundup

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Man sentenced for probation violation A Columbus man was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas court for a probation violation stemming from a 2013 charge. James C. Parmiter, 36, last known address 76 Oral Ave., Apt. 7, Columbus, received 120 days in the Washington County ...

Police

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Warrants/Washington County ¯ Jessica L. Carpenter, of 164 Cherokee Way, Elizabeth, W.Va., for theft. ¯ Ryan A. Hickel, of 23971 Moyis Road, Coolville, failure to appear. ¯ Natasha K. Dunn, of 705 Second St., New Matamoras, drug paraphernalia. ¯ Marcus A. Turify, of 223 Greene St., ...

Dog show at fairgrounds

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com Upwards of a thousand dogs, their owners and families, judges and handlers, are arriving in Marietta this weekend to field their canines in the annual American Kennel Club sanctioned show organized by the Blennerhassett and ...

Strawberry Festival Lunch and Bake Sale Sunday

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By Kate York The Marietta Times kyork@mariettatimes.com There are some moments you anticipate having every spring. For Kay Maidens, it’s biting into a ripe, red, juicy strawberry for the first time in the season. “It’s a heck of a time to bite into a strawberry,” she said. ...

Man’s body pulled from Muskingum

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From staff reports Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks reported that a male body was pulled out of the Muskingum River at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. "He's been in the water for two to four days," said Mincks. "We received the call from people who lived north of Lowell who said they were in a ...

Law officers of today salute the bravery displayed in the past

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Every year on National Peace Officers Memorial Day wreaths are laid at the corner of Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. It’s a tradition that’s part of Police Week, which recognizes the sacrifices, sometimes of officers’ lives, that law enforcement take on to serve the ...

Spring turkey hunting season

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Spring turkey hunting season is open until Sunday in the South Zone of Ohio and, so far, numbers in Washington and surrounding counties are already outpacing last year. With only a few days left, the number of turkeys bagged in Washington County from opening day April 23 through May 14 was ...

Boom Fest features local talent

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Three local musicians will lend their talents to an event designed to support services offered by the O’Neill Center. O’Neill Center Boom Fest will be held at Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday and will feature Waterford resident Chasiti Murphy, Parkersburg native John Kunze and the Steve ...

Front Street farmers market open

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By noon, all the fresh strawberries were sold. Lara Shepherd, who lives in Waverly, W. Va., came to Marietta on Tuesday with the opening of the Farmers Market on Front Street in mind. Pushing her children Silas, 3, and Judah, 5 months, in a double stroller through the sunshine, she cried ...

Teen of the Week: Teen’s interests diversified

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Grace Arnold was chosen by the administration at Marietta High School to represent the student body at a meeting with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in April at Washington State Community College when Portman was looking for community input into ideas he had for meeting the opioid crisis. Her diversity ...

Around town

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Pet Day in the Park 2-4 p.m. Sunday Order of the Eastern Star, District 25, South East Team 3 will be hosting “A Pet Day in the Park” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in East Muskingum Park in Marietta. There will be portraits of your pets, children’s activities, contests to participate in ...

Wood BOE offers superintendent’s job to Ripley High principal

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PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education will offer Will Hosaflook, principal of Ripley High School, the position of Wood County Schools superintendent. The board gathered in a closed door session Tuesday with Howard O’Cull, executive director of the West Virginia School Boards ...

Feral cat group addresses Williamstown City Council

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Representatives of the Save a Kitty Feral Cat program spoke with the Williamstown City Council about their program during Tuesday’s council meeting. Mayor Jean Ford said the group works to keep the cat population under control by catching feral cats, having them spayed ...

Education should be a routine part of employee development plans

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One of the advantages of being a teacher’s kid came from the times when Dad had to go to school on a Saturday to prepare for next week’s classes. I always volunteered to go along usually with my younger brother Jack. While Dad completed his work, Jack and I went to the gym and usually ...