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Trick-or-Treat/Halloween - 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Community Event, sponsored by Warren Elementary PTA/Little Hocking PTO/Warren Middle School Academic Boosters, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Warren Middle School and Warren High School in Vincent; enter a “trunk” ...

First Baptist Church of Marietta to host Creation Seminar

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Was there a big bang? What happened to dinosaurs? First Baptist Church of Marietta will host a Creation Seminar from Oct. 14 to 17 to address these and other questions about the earth’s creation. Dr. Grady McMurtry from Creation Worldview Ministries, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, will ...

Church celebrates 150 years

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CUTLER – A small country church at the edge of Washington County will mark 150 years of worship and service this weekend. You won't find the Liberty United Brethren Church by accident. Hidden in the hills north of Bartlett, it sits at the top of a rise, surrounded by forest and, as is usual ...

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Fall clothing giveaway at Gilman UMC It’s time to start your fall cleaning and bring in those clothes that don’t fit and items you don’t use, want or need – and donate them to the Gilman United Methodist Church “Fall Clothing and More Give-Away and Community Lunch.” Gilman UMW ...

Districts seeing payoff in investment funds

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Most people see the increase in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board as a nuisance that makes borrowing money, whether through auto loans, credit cards or mortgages, more expensive. For treasurers of some Washington County school districts, however, the rise in rates has a bright ...

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Saturday - Annual Gilman United Methodist Women (UMW) Fall Bazaar & Luncheon, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta; luncheon includes soup, sandwich, beverage and dessert; also selling crafts, baked goods and attic treasures. - ...

Gold Star Park receives new feature

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Along with the brisk autumn air, people visiting Gold Star Park Friday morning were greeted with the sounds of construction and a group of patriotic citizens gathered around the Gold Star Monument. Workers from Kirby Monuments were installing 12 monument benches that honored lost loved ones ...

Marietta Times here for readers for more than 150 years

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Celebrating National Newspaper Week, The Marietta Times reminds its readers we are still your community news source, right here on Channel Lane in Marietta. We've been Marietta's paper since 1864 and hope to be your paper of choice for many years to come. Our team of reporters here in ...

Fundraising underway for new animal shelter in Woodsfield

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The ecosystem of a natural water pond supports a wide variety of life. And in some cases, it supports the well-being of the people and animals that interact with it. Ronda Piatt, Monroe County dog warden, said she sees that potential in a pond that sits next to the Monroe Achievement Center ...

Marietta’s only medical marijuana provider holds open house

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DEVOLA – The open house for Washington County’s only clinic to evaluate patients for medical marijuana treatment also was a full house. Held in what used to be a waiting room for a Memorial Health Systems clinic, the meeting attracted about two dozen people interested in what comes next ...

Multi-state drug bust focuses on Wood County

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PARKERSBURG — The knock at the door at 6 a.m. was not a neighbor as members of the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force (PNTF) along with federal agencies swept through Parkersburg residences, arresting 30 people and confiscating 150 pounds of methamphetamine, four pounds of ...

Leader found for Norwood Thanksgiving project

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A Thanksgiving tradition that goes back a dozen years will go ahead again this year thanks to the intervention of a newly arrived family in Marietta. Until a couple days ago, Pastor Brian Webber of the Norwood United Methodist Church feared the church's annual Thanksgiving dinner, which in ...

Apples ripe for picking at local orchard

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A vista of rolling hills lined with heavily fruited apple trees greet each visitor to Hidden Hills Orchard located a few miles north of Marietta on Ohio 26. A bustle of activity is present around the orchard as workers pick, sort and bag the delicious orbs. Tom and Cathy Burch gave up the ...

Marietta College renews president’s contract

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From staff reports During an executive session on Thursday, Marietta College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for President William N. Ruud. Ruud, who is the 19th president since Marietta was founded in 1835, will be with the college through ...

Around town

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The Marietta City Schools Board of Education will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the board office. The purpose is for evaluations of the superintendent and treasurer and any other matter that may arise. The regular October board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at board ...

Commissioners hear plan for health care program

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Washington County Health Commissioner Dick Wittberg laid out a plan for the expansion of a health care initiative during the Washington County Commissioners meeting on Thursday. The plan focuses on in-home health care management of high risk diabetes patients, he said. "This program is for ...

Opening up

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After the Battle of the Bulge, there were only 33 men left of the 185 in Company E of the 17th Airborne Division. James Starner, 92, of Marietta, was one of those 33 who survived the month-long German offensive which caught the Allies by surprise in a brutal Belgian winter. He received his ...

Parkersburg-wide drug raid nets 30 arrests

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PARKERSBURG - Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities say a city-wide drug raid this morning resulted in multiple arrests and seized drugs. During a noon press conference at the Parkersburg Municipal Building, officials announced the arrest of "at least 30 suspects," locally and ...

Marietta superintendent reaches out to community

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Not everyone is comfortable standing up at a public meeting and offering comments in front of an audience. With that in mind, Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton has launched a project he calls Upward Communication. It's a chance for people with something on their minds about the ...