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Beverly church to host free lunch The Beverly United Methodist Church will have its community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The church is located at 700 Park St. in Beverly. The church is handicapped accessible. This month’s lunch is being prepared by the Beverly ...

Poetry and art both stars of new exhibit

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The way in which poetry can be enhanced by visual art is the theme of a new show opening at the Riverside Artists Gallery at 6 p.m. Saturday. Work on the show, the third of its kind for the cooperative gallery, began in January, Melissa Rohrer said. Rohrer, a potter and ceramic artist, took ...

Modern-day gold rush in Ohio

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BELLVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Buckeye Gold Prospectors are holding Gold Rush Days, their annual Labor Day weekend commemoration of the 1853 Ohio Gold Rush at theirRichland county claim between Butler and Bellville, Ohio. Each year near the site where Dr. James Lee made the his not-so famous ...

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Saturday Free concert and block party for the entire community, 4 to 8 p.m., Aug. 25, at 501 Fourth St., Marietta; hosted by First Presbyterian Church; music, inflatables, animal balloons, face painting, chalk art contest, flip for habitat and more; low cost concessions and a dunk tank ...

Flood management sees shift

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Floodplain management has shifted from a county duty to a contracted one this summer. "I worked on it for almost a year researching what would be the best way to stream government money and the revenue we receive from that service," said Washington County Commissioner David White Friday. ...

Port authority meetings to move about

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The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (SeOPA) Board will hold their board meetings throughout Washington County in 2018. The board and staff have elected to have meetings at various locations in the county in hopes of helping inform the local communities about current and future projects and ...

Flag flies next to Lowell Christian Church

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ART SMITH The Marietta Times An American flag flies next to the Lowell Christian Church at 322 Fourth St. in Lowell. Formed in 1831, the church holds weekly service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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Marietta City School's August Board of Education meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the board office. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will hold auditions for the youth theater production of "The Little Women of Orchard House," based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Auditions are open to ...

Agreement reached to expand Broughton trail system

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MARIETTA — The Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area and the Rudolph Farms have reached an agreement to expand the Broughton trails and connect it to the Marietta trail system, officials said on Friday. The nature park encompasses more than 600 acres with its own trail system just ...

W.P. Snyder 100th birthday approaching

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It's been 100 years since the steam-powered towboat now called the W.P. Snyder first entered river service for the steel industry. The Ohio River Museum, home to the 175-foot steel-hulled boat since it was retired in 1955, plans to mark the occasion with a full day of events on Sept. 15. The ...

City paving about to start; curb projects underway

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With 2018 curb ramp upgrades and paving underway in Marietta, City Engineer Joe Tucker is already looking ahead to future years. "I'm not only trying to bring back roads that have failed but plan for the preventative maintenance needed to keep the overall quality of our road inventory in good ...

Commissioners hear about Broughton Business Park plan

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George Broughton elaborated for the Washington County commissioners Thursday on his plans for putting up a community use building in the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area. The 6,000-square-foot facility will include a prep kitchen, room to seat meetings of up to 450 people, full ...

Leaders must rely on their problem-solving skills

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The barn is the hub of activity for any farm. I spent my share of time there playing with the cats. Twice a day at milking time they all gathered around the feet of the cows and begged for some milk, which they always got. The young ones soon learned to sit although impatiently until I directed ...

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Fort Frye committee to meet Wednesday There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the superintendent’s office located in Beverly-Center Elementary School. The regular August meeting of the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of ...

Marietta Noon Lions see police K-9 in action

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Marietta Police’s K-9 unit took a bite out of the Marietta Noon Lion’s dinner Thursday, or at least the president of the service organization. Thirty-six-year-old Brandon Burnworth, the third Burnworth to hold the office, suited up and even wore his combat helmet for the demonstration ...

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There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the superintendent's office located in Beverly-Center Elementary School. The regular August meeting of the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education has been changed to 6 p.m. Wednesday ...

Wood recalls game show appearance with Paula Poundstone

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PARKERSBURG — Wild foods expert Edelene Wood of Parkersburg was the central subject on a “To Tell The Truth” television game show in 2000. One of the celebrity panelists on the show was comedian Paula Poundstone. Poundstone selected the wrong contestant she thought was ...

American Red Cross renews calls for blood donors

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PARKERSBURG — Blood supplies remain at critical levels, prompting local officials with the American Red Cross Thursday to renew calls for donors. Donations were going at a healthy pace until around mid July when they dropped for unexplainable reasons, said Sharon Kesselring, executive ...

The new school year begins for Marietta, others

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com On Wednesday morning the portals of education opened wide in Marietta, marking the end of summer for more than 2,000 students and their families and scores of teachers, administrators and operations staff. Keegan Porterfield, ...

County agencies grapple for funding

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Washington County Job and Family Services and the Children Services Board are seeking a memorandum of understanding for the use of federal funding. The funds, classified as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, may aid in preventing more intensive and longer-term foster placement, according ...