News

4-H news

Neighborhood News

Ohio State Fair 4-H results announced Nine local 4-H youth were recognized during the Ohio State Fair for receiving Outstanding of the Day Awards or Clock Trophy Awards. Outstanding of the Day awards were presented to the participants that scored in the top 20% of their class, whereas the top ...

Public transportation expansion

Local News

Funds were recently requested through the Ohio Department of Transportation which could greatly impact the transit service in Washington County. Dawn Rauch, director of planning and development with Washington-Morgan Community Action, recently met with the Washington County Commission to ...

Health services for women increased in state budget

Local News

Actions by the Ohio Legislature, coupled with cooperative efforts from the office of Gov. Mike DeWine, will substantially increase the scope of services for an underserved population of women seeking breast and cervical cancer diagnostic services. Julie McMahon, mission director for the Ohio ...

Washington County seeks health administrator

Local News

The Washington County Board of Health is seeking applicants for a full-time department administrator. Following a nearly hour-long executive session discussion Tuesday, the board voted to post the job description, void of any coinciding duties previously performed by the former Director of ...

Longtime family business to close

Local News

A long-time, family owned store specializing in high-end furniture and home decor in Marietta will close at the end of this week. Wieser and Cawley, a traditional furniture store with several showrooms on 25,000 square feet of floor space on Colegate Drive, traces its origins back to 1886 and ...

Waterford fair kicks off Thursday

Local News

To highlight productive, dedicated and disciplined work, the first of this year's Washington County fairs kicks off this week in Waterford. "It's all about the kids, those late nights when the barn lights are still on as we drive home," said Kendrick Schwendeman, 25, in his second year as a ...

Around town

Local News

The Marietta City school district will hold its regular August board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Board of Education offices, 111 Academy Drive. This is a week earlier than the initial scheduled date. First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta, will host an indoor garage sale ...

Leaders must alert employees to risks

Business

I once knew a supervisor whose right thumb was missing. I asked him about his mishap and he explained a frightening tale. In his younger days as a section foreman, one of his roof bolter’s machines was malfunctioning. The roof bolting machine is designed to capture the dust created in the ...

CVB helps sponsor television coverage of National Powerboat Races

Business

The 2019 Riverfront Roar is over and in the books. However, for powerboat fans everywhere, television coverage of the event will air on AT&T Sport Net Pittsburgh on Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 18 at noon, and Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m., and then on MAV-TV on Sept. 4 and 11 at 5:30 p.m. The ...

Royalty will be crowned at Waterford Community Fair

Neighborhood News

The 2019 Washington County Junior Fair royalty competition was held on Aug. 12 at the Ohio State University Extension Office. Royalty candidates participated in an individual interview with three panel judges and a public speaking event. There are four candidates for 2019 Washington County ...

Community roundup

Neighborhood News

Kent State academic lists for Spring 2019 Kent State University names area students to the Dean’s and Presidents list for the recently completed 2019 Spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s list, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.40 or greater and must ...

Japanese exchange student learns all about Waterford

Local News

WATERFORD – Imagine spending a month with a family you don't know in a land unfamiliar to your own when you don't understand their language. Shuji Mithuboshi is doing just that. Shuji came to the Waterford home of Alecia and Danny Jones on July 24 and will return to Chiba, Japan, on Aug. ...

Grand jury indicts four men in Beverly armed robberies

Local News

From staff reports The four men who robbed two gas stations in Beverly in July were among those recently indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury. The first robbery was at the Marathon station on July 5, with the second robbery at the Par Mar station occurred a little while later. "This ...

Marietta City Council to review CDBG options

Local News

With a record-breaking year in the number of requests for federal Community Development Block Grant funds in Marietta, city council now has three weeks to weigh its options. Council may now review and edit recommendations made by Development Director Andy Coleman before the budget is ...

Frontier’s Rentsch submits resignation

Local News

Frontier Local Schools will see a slight change in leadership before the district’s first day. Three-year Superintendent Brian Rentsch submitted his resignation to the school board following an offer from Claymont City Schools in Tuscarawas County late last week. Monday, Claymont City ...

Around town

Local News

The Cutler Community Center Third Sunday Dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 4550 Two Mile Run Road. This month's dinner is hosted by the Western Washington County Seniors and the meal will include chicken and noodles, two sides, a drink and dessert. Meals are $7 for adults or $4 ...

Belpre Council receives development grant

Local News

BELPRE — Belpre officials plan to take steps toward the future with a focus on economic development and infrastructure planning. At Monday’s meeting of Belpre City Council, the Belpre Area Community Development Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to Mayor Mike Lorentz for the city of ...

Vienna police adds first female officer

Local News

VIENNA — The first female police officer in the city of Vienna was sworn into office on Monday morning. Allyssa Kern of Williamstown recited the oath while her mother Janine Willhide held the Bible. “I’m really excited to start,” Kern said. Mayor Randy Rapp presided at the ...