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Have faith in God, promises kept

Religion

While watching the tides during a recent beach vacation I was reminded that nature never sleeps. It’s not a new thought, of course, but seeing the distinctions in the tides, the sea treasures they deliver and then take back, their rhythmic continuum is a wonder. A most interesting secret ...

Free meals for the summer

Local News

Hundreds of children in Washington County are getting through the summer without worrying about what they’re going to eat during the day. The same U.S. Department of Agriculture program that pays for free and reduced-cost lunch and breakfast in schools funds programs to keep them fed while ...

Gilman UMC Pastor receives Doctorate

Religion

After five years of study, and writing a Bible study called “Experiencing God Through Prayer and Scripture” as her thesis, the Rev. Dr. Diann O’Bryant, current pastor at Gilman United Methodist Church, received her Doctorate Degree in Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Formation ...

Times’ Bartholow to retire after 46 years

Local News

In June 1972, Richard Nixon was president, the Vietnam war was in a crucial phase, the first patent for a living organism was issued, Grease opened on Broadway and DDT was banned. That month, The Marietta Times hired Jim Bartholow, a newly graduated journalism student from Ohio University, ...

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Religion

Vacation Bible School “Heroes Central,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Reno Christian Church, Ohio 7 in Reno, from July 9 to 13, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening; all children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are invited. “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,” theme of Vacation Bible ...

Broughton Social to benefit Strecker Center

Local News

After only a one-year recess, the Broughton’s Ice Cream Social is back on. This will be the 34th event which used to be held annually in the third weekend in July. But this year the event will be held on August 12. “That’s to give us enough time to pull together the volunteers ...

Kiwanis Club wins $25K in gear for playground

Local News

From local reports When Marcia Stewart learned the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, had won new playground equipment, she was speechless and teary-eyed. “This award is going to be such a boost,” Stewart said. “We’re so grateful to be able to spearhead this inclusive playground ...

Around town

Local News

Backpacks, school supply applications Washington-Morgan Community Action will be taking applications for backpacks and school supplies for children attending kindergarten to 12th grade. Applicants may apply starting July 10 at the agency office located at 218 Putnam St. in Marietta, from 9 ...

Belpre in Bloom beautifies community

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BELPRE — Now in its seventh year, the Belpre in Bloom program continues to work toward the beautification and improvement of the Belpre community. A variety of projects have been undertaken by Belpre In Bloom individually and as joint efforts with other community groups, programs and ...

3rd St. project: Resurfacing, new curb ramps on work list

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Construction is underway for the resurfacing and new curb ramps between Washington and Marion streets in Marietta. City Engineer Joe Tucker explained Thursday that this project is not only about maintaining major thoroughfares though, as the major state route intersection of state routes ...

MC installing new turf

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The area around Don Drumm Stadium and Marietta Field on Greene Street will soon be sporting a new look, just in time for football season at both the collegiate and high school levels. According to Tom Perry, Executive Director of Communication & Brand Management at Marietta College, ...

Heat wave to bake Valley

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The area’s about to get a break from this week’s heavy rain — in the form of a heat wave. Temperatures are predicted to flirt with 90 today before climbing to 94 Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will remain near or above 90 through at least ...

Sat. event offers prizes for infants, mothers

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Parents of infants and toddlers under 3 and expectant parents are invited to a community baby bash Saturday. Family and Children First’s Help Me Grow program is putting on an expo of sorts, with 20 vendors, door prizes, giveaways and resources for parents of the county’s youngest ...

Visitation program gets funding

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A program that helps families under adverse circumstances has a new, stable funding source, under a contract approved by Washington County commissioners at their regular meeting Thursday morning. Job and Family Services department director Flite Freimann told commissioners that the $65,000 ...

Bicycle safety a priority

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A ritual of summer and a rite of passage for many children and teens is riding — and sometimes falling off — bicycles. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that more than 2.2 million children, age 5-17, were treated in U.S. emergency departments for bicycle-related ...

Local governments get advice on landslip repairs

Local News

Action by the Ohio legislature is expected to relieve some of the financial stress on local governments to fix roads and bridges damaged by February storms. A bill was approved by the House and Senate Wednesday night and was awaiting the governor’s signature Thursday night. It ...

Belpre BOE closes out fiscal year

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BELPRE -- The Belpre Board of Education met Thursday to close out the current fiscal year and to receive information on this year’s elementary summer school program. The board Thursday unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2018 estimated revenues and appropriations, as well as the FY2019 ...

2 arrested in Williamstown on drug charges

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From local reports WILLIAMSTOWN – Two people were arrested in Williamstown on Wednesday after an investigation by the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force, the chief of the Williamstown Police Department said. Authorities conducted a methamphetamine trafficking investigation ...

Man dies after accident on I-77

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — A Williamstown man who apparently suffered a medical issue behind the wheel was pronounced dead after his truck struck a guardrail on Interstate 77 Thursday. Eric Bumgardner, 57, was traveling south on I-77 near mile marker 178 between the U.S. 50 and West ...