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Blues fans brave wild weather to hear some cool tunes

Local News

Another year of the River City Blues Challenge is in the books as the 26th annual event wrapped up Saturday night. John Gifford, competition director, said the weather may have kept the attendance slightly lower, but they had a good turnout at the Lafayette Hotel. "From this competition we ...

Legislation regarding warehouse contents not likely before summer

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The removal of debris at the site of a warehouse fire that burned for eight days will likely happen before the introduction of legislation addressing the keeping of records on what is in such facilities. The Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics Inc. facility at the former ...

SkillsUSA Competition

Local News

Some of the very best automotive/diesel students from our region’s high schools and career centers competed Saturday in a SkillsUSA Competition on the campus of Washington State Community College. The future of automotive repair and maintenance looks to be in good hands. Eight students ...

Family will continue salsa-making tradition to honor dad

Local News

Made with homegrown peppers, Ohio tomatoes and...well, the rest is a secret...Cliffie’s Salsa had been a favorite of local families since it hit the shelves in 1998. On Feb. 9, Clifford Schultheis, founder of Cliffie’s with his wife, Linda, died at age 70. The Wingett Run business was a ...

Much interest around Hino site

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Hino Motors' purchase last fall of the former Coldwater Creek facility not only reinvigorated a massive vacant property, it sent interest in surrounding land surging as well. Roger Conley, president/CEO of Conley Fabrication, said he started receiving inquiries about the ...

Around town

Local News

NRA banquet will be held Saturday The Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of NRA Committee will host the 11th annual Friends of NRA banquet on Saturday. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Churchtown. Everyone is welcome to attend including those who are not members of the NRA. ...

Williamstown Bridge opens, updated road closures

Local News

According to Marietta City Administration, the Williamstown Bridge has reopened. The Washington County Sheriff's Office also updated the list roads affected by high waters. Those that are highlighted are now reopened.

Shop owners, volunteers make way for higher water

Local News

Volunteers converged on downtown shops Saturday as the Ohio River crest levels predicted by the National Weather Service increased first to 38.7 then to more than 40 feet. “This is the meaning of community,” said Sylvi Caporale as more than fifty residents, high school soccer players, ...

Area fish fries

Religion

Our Lady of Mercy Church, Lowell Lenten fish fries, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, located at 5001 Lowell Hill Road in Lowell; all-you-can-eat fish, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw and drinks; cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 13 ...

New crest, city road closures

Local News

The Washington County Alert System sent out a text just after noon stating that the Ohio River’s crest prediction was raised to 40.1 feet and notifying local residents that parts of Front, Second, Greene, and Putnam streets were closed to allow for merchants move out their wares and for ...

Career Center names February Students of the Month

Neighborhood News

The Washington County Career Center honors its February Students of the Month, Michaela Shuman and Austin Siders. Michaela Shuman is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program, and she is the daughter of Jennings and Mechelle Shuman of Marietta and Melissa Shuman ...

Round up

Religion

Church to host annual Italian Feast Italian Feast — The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will hold its annual Italian Feast on Saturday Feb. 24 at the church located on Stanleyville Rd. in Whipple. The feast will include all that you can eat spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccine, ...

O’Neill Center schedule

Neighborhood News

O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of Feb. 12 to 19: Monday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.: Chair Volleyball 11:30 a.m.: Fun & Fit 1 p.m.: Afternoon Free Valentine’s Day party 5 p.m.: Evening bingo, sponsored by Marietta Center Tuesday, Feb ...

calendar

Religion

Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

Rising Waters

Local News

As the waters of both the Ohio and Muskingum rivers rose Friday residents across Washington County got busy making preparations. The Ohio River was predicted by the National Weather Service to crest at 38.6 feet Sunday at 1 p.m., placing the river 3.6 feet above the flood stage and into what ...

Updated Washington County road closures

Local News

County Roads reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as flooded as of Saturday afternoon: ¯ County Road 9 at mile marker 4. ¯ Sandhill Road at Jett Hill Road. ¯ State Route 145 at Lower Salem. ¯ Rainbow Road at Muskingum River Road. ¯ County Road 9 at mile marker 1.5 ...

I-77 travelers say rest stop would be missed

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The rest area just north of mile marker 3 on Interstate 77 was bustling with travelers and truck drivers this week even as notices of a proposed closure greeted them at the door. The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on closing the 32-year-old rest stop through March ...

Ohio suit v. DuPont is broad

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The lawsuit brought by the state of Ohio against DuPont and Chemours alleging decades of environmental damage in Ohio from the companies’ operations near Parkersburg is the latest of many legal actions brought against the companies and will probably, like the others, take years to ...

Longtime teacher, FFA adviser, to retire

Local News

Allen Clark tried retiring once, came back, and now is leaving again after more than 40 years of teaching at Warren High School. As the agriculture teacher and FFA adviser, he holds a pivotal position between Warren Local Schools and the Mid-Ohio Valley farming community. Clark went to school ...