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In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal-related jobs

Business

By John Raby The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling made the ruling after reviewing ...

County balks at bike route marking

Local News

A resolution supporting an Ohio Department of Transportation designation of two statewide bike routes within Washington County was put on hold during Thursday’s county commission meeting. “The department of transportation is in the process of establishing state bike routes that would ...

Career center board hears upbeat report

Local News

After being superintendent of the Washington County Career Center for five years, Dennis Blatt presented the state of the career center to the board of education during a regular meeting on Thursday night. "The career center has only improved since my time here," he said. "Five years ago ...

Vigil scheduled for Saturday for slain couple

Local News

PARKERSBURG - A candlelight vigil has been organized for a man and wife killed in a shooting in Mineral Wells, organizers said on Thursday. The observance for Brandy and Shawn Hardman of Waverly will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at City Park near the pond, the location in the park being weather ...

Learning in Retirement classes forming

Local News

The short stories of O. Henry will be one of the featured courses of the Learning in Retirement at Marietta College during the winter session. This course will be taught by Jim Hoy, M.D. All classes are open to any member of the community, regardless of age. Each class will last two hours, ...

Salem-Liberty Elementary honor roll

Neighborhood News

Salem-Liberty Elementary announces it honor roll for the first nine weeks: Principal’s roll (All A’s or All E’s) First grade: James Cody, Daisy Hardie, Alyssa Kirkbride, Jonathan Kramer, Macy Merow, Tyler O’Brien. Second grade: Riley Foster, Ava Huffman, Treyson Schmitt, Haven ...

Winter Crisis & HEAP Program continues in the region

Local News

The primary purpose of the Winter Crisis program (WCP/Emergency HEAP) is to provide energy assistance to income-eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have already had service disconnected; need to establish new service, or pay to transfer service; or in the case of bulk ...

Belpre Elementary School honor roll

Neighborhood News

Belpre Elementary School honor roll for the second nine-week grading period: Master: 4.0 Scholar: 3.5-3.99 First grade: Master: Alexus Bailey, Monica Bailey, Violet Bevins, Blake Binegar, Owen Bucy, Bryleigh Burton, Anderson Copen, Izek Daugherty, Warren Davis, Preston Foss, Colten ...

Fort Frye High School honor roll

Neighborhood News

Fort Frye High School honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2016-2017 school year: Merit Roll (3.0 to 3.49 GPA) Seventh grade: Anhalah Anderson-Delancey, Julia Bee, Christopher Cain, Johnathon Claggett, Astin Clark, Joseph Duskey, Luke Fortney, Katie Johnson, Madalyn ...

St. John Central School honor roll

Neighborhood News

St. John Central School honor roll for the second quarter: 4th Grade All A’s and B’s- Wade Brooker, Mason Francis, Carmen Henniger, and Jacqueline Tornes. 5th Grade Principal’s List (All A’s) Lakyn Brooker, Jaslynn Casto, Alec Johnson, and MacKenzie Pottmeyer. 5th Grade All A’s and ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Madeline Gray, 22, of Marietta, makes a poster she will be using while participating in the Women’s March on Washington at Tim Horton’s in Marietta on Wednesday. Her sign said “My body is not a political battleground.”

WOMEN’S March: Going to Washington

Local News

Thousands of women are expected to come together on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. Local residents from the Mid-Ohio Valley are organizing bus trips and trips with friends to attend this historical, ...

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Trump’s inauguration: Going to Washington

Local News

Among the thousands of citizens eager to witness a part of history, some Marietta residents will be in the crowd watching President-elect Donald Trump be sworn into office next week. Trump will be sworn into office next Friday on the U.S. Capitol grounds, becoming the 45th president of the ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Nathan Whitacre and Jennifer Greene talk about the output of the new solar panels at Washington Electric Cooperative Wednesday.

Co-op touts solar panels

Local News

Residents in rural areas of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Athens and Guernsey counties have a new addition to their electric power supply thanks to a new installation at Washington Electric Cooperative in Marietta. As part of the co-op’s partnership with Buckeye Power, the new OurSolar ...

Council discusses ‘bulb-outs’ for pedestrian safety

Local News

  Pedestrians crossing the 700 block of Third Street often leave their safety up to the motorists passing in and out of town, but Marietta's City Engineering Department is seeking to make that crossing safer this summer. "New bulb-outs on the corner of Warren and Third ...

Wood BOE OKs alternate certified substitutes

Local News

PARKERSBURG —The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday approved an alternative certification policy for substitute teachers, but some say it does not include enough protection for new educators trying to get into Wood County Schools. The board voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve certification of ...

The Man from Earth, Cerebral sci-fi drama hits the stage

Entertainment

By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times eoneill@mariettatimes.com John Oldman has a secret. When the middle-aged history professor unexpectedly resigns from the university where he teaches, his friends come looking for an explanation. What they are told is something unbelievable: John ...

Accused killer awaits Friday hearing

Local News

Special to the Times MINERAL WELLS, W.Va.,  - A man accused of shooting two people to death during a domestic dispute will have a bond hearing Friday. Jeffrey Lyle Sampson, 46, of Oakbrook Drive in Mineral Wells, was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly ...

Rhonda Vincent performs at Stuart’s

Entertainment

From staff reports Stuart’s Opera House will host a special award winning bluegrass matinee with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage at 3 p.m. Sunday in Nelsonville. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for reserved seats and remaining general seating, while box seats are sold out. For ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Judge Randall Burnworth explains to Judge Mark Kerenyi some specifics of jury trials Tuesday at the Washington County Courthouse.

New courthouse faces

Local News

At the Washington County Courthouse, familiar faces have taken on new positions and one new face has joined the ranks of the prosecutor’s office this year. Assistant Prosecutor R. Kelly Hamilton, 48, of Grove City, is in his first week as assistant prosecutor, while still commuting from ...

Everyday Leadership: When things go bad, just stay calm

Business

One day when I was a supervisor in the coal mine, a situation with a miner named Joe occurred testing my will. Joe was a huge, towering man of 6 feet 5 inches, weighing over 300 pounds. He was assigned to my crew to fill in for an absent roof bolter. The beginning of this day’s work was ...