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Devola trail plans on pause

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The Devola Multi-Use Trail committee has been trying to find the best possible extension of the trail now that the engineering study is finished and community feedback has been gathered. "It's not clear," Paul Lewis, committee chairman, said of the trail extension. "There is widespread ...

Cruise-In has been postponed

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The Cruise-In at The Marietta Times has been postponed until next Thursday, June 27th, the original rain date. We hope the weather cooperates with us better next week! See everyone there. The show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, where there will be ample ...

Electrical demo shows danger of live wires

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With a shoe and helium balloon caught on fire, local residents got a visual on the dangers of live power lines Wednesday. "From a training perspective we have multiple industries which deal either directly or indirectly with electricity," said Tony Huffman, adult technical training director ...

MHS esports team takes off

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Under the organizing power of Isaac Warner and the coaching of his father, Ron Warner, the Marietta High School esports team, MHS Esports, recruited 15 team members in a few months, won a national contest and finished 26th out of 92 schools in an Eastern Time Zone league in playing ...

Around town

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The Little Muskingum Grange will host its annual pull July 4 at the Little Muskingum Watershed, 22241 Ohio 26, Wingett Run. There will be pony classes for light, medium and heavy weights at 9 a.m. with a farm and miniature pony pull to follow. Chicken and noodles, sandwiches, drinks and ...

Classic ‘The Crucible’ at MOVP

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Affairs, teenage accusations of witchcraft and the deep-seated religious beliefs of a Puritan community will come to life this Friday on the stage of community theater. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players, with a cast of 23, has stepped back in time to follow Arthur Miller’s classic “The ...

Dunham remembers fallen firefighter

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The Dunham Volunteer Fire Department will be honoring one of their fallen firefighters during their ice cream social on Saturday evening. A recently-completed addition to the fire station will be dedicated in the memory of Dustin "Dusty" Michael Schwendeman, who died in the line of duty on ...

Sunday sales bill could change process

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New legislation is before the Ohio House of Representatives aimed at making Sunday sales of alcohol a more straightforward feat to achieve. In the state where prohibition began, liquor laws have evolved with the first Sunday sales permitted in 1982 and by 1998 driven by local electorates able ...

Marietta schools requests $55 million bond issue from state

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The Marietta City Schools board of education unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to request permission from the state to put a bond levy for $55,670,000 to district voters in November. The next step in the project to rebuild the district's schools, after the state grants permission, ...

Local union celebrates 100 years

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The trade that built the pathways on which power flows in the Mid-Ohio Valley is marking its 100th year of union organization this week. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 972 was initially organized on June 19, 1919. In the century since then, the electricians have ...

Vacation Bible Schools adapt to busy schedules in the modern age

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Vacation Bible School used to entail one to two weeks of interactive lessons, usually culminating with a play or production for the congregation at its conclusion. “I’m almost 80 and I attended Vacation Bible School when I was a kid, I probably wouldn’t be Christian today without ...

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The Marietta City Schools Board of Education will have a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Ohio School Boards Association will provide a customized workshop. This will be a working session and no action will be taken. Beverly Library Lap Time for children 2 and under will be held Mondays ...

Recent fatality shows importance of railroad safety

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Between 10 and 20 people in Ohio are likely to die from injuries on a railroad track each year. That's been the trend according to the Federal Railroad Administration for the last decade with only two years of outliers—2010 and 2011—and the majority of those deaths each year occur on CSX ...

Warren BOE authorizes concealed firearms for teachers

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VINCENT — The Warren Local Schools Board of Education on Monday night approved a resolution that will allow superintendent Kyle Newton to authorize designated staff to carry concealed firearms in schools. The resolution was passed after coming to the board last month and being tabled to ...

Marietta College celebrates Juneteenth

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Independence Day in the United States is celebrated on July 4 each year, but it's not the only day of freedom celebrated in the nation. "Just like the Fourth of July, this should have the same national recognition, this is when a large number of people were actually free," said Dr. Nkenge ...

Coil named new Washington County prosecutor

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Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Nicole Coil has been selected to fill the remainder of the county prosecutor term, following the criminal conviction and resignation of former prosecutor Kevin Rings. Coil was selected as interim prosecutor Saturday by the Washington County Republican ...

Around town

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The next Washington County Family & Children First council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington County Family and Children First office, 202 Davis Ave. • For information: 740-376-7081. Ludlow Township will hold its regular June meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at ...

Peace officers academy back at WSCC

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The course for training police officers and sheriff's deputies at Washington State Community College received enough enrollment to go ahead for the first time since the spring of 2018, the board of trustees was told at its monthly meeting Monday. The Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy ...

Marietta Times to host cruise-in Thursday

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From staff reports The oldies will be rolling in Thursday at the Cruise-In sponsored by The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, where there will be ample parking for visitors and ...