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Flower and seed exchange planned The Bring One. . .Take One Flower & Seed Exchange will be held on Aug. 25 in Upper Muskingum Park, in the 500 block of Front Street. Those participating should bring plants at 9 a.m. The exchange will start at exactly 10 a.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand ...

Swim party to raise money for pool

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LOWELL – It might take a village to raise a child, but it helps if that village has a swimming pool. The pool in Lowell, on Buell Island looking across the canal to the downtown area, has been a community fixture since 1968. More than a recreation facility, it’s also a summer social ...

Marietta City Council defeats plan to sell park parcel

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Marietta City Council unanimously defeated the proposed sale of Knox Park Thursday. A final plea from former councilwoman Kathy Shively was heard before the vote. “Our parks and lands are for everyone to use, riverbank lands are particularly special,” she noted, asking council to preserve ...

Barr gives encouragement to Half Marathon runners, walkers

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PARKERSBURG — Volunteer Kevin Barr has been a welcome fixture in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon for more than a dozen years, offering a friendly smile and words of encouragement to runners and walkers alike. Barr has stood between the second- and third-mile markers of the ...

Marietta Municipal Court hosts addiction seminar for families

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Families seeking answers and support were met with science and services Wednesday. This was through the Marietta Municipal Court, which hosted a seminar called Stages of Addition and the Process of Recovery aimed at those witnessing the fluid cycles of addiction and recovery ...

Dance academy plans move to downtown

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Exciting things are afoot at Marietta Dance Academy, which has started renovations at its new location on Front Street and will kick off the 2018-2019 season of classes on Sept. 4. Studio owner Jill Ruff said she was inspired to move into the location at 108 Front St., after conducting ...

Back from camp, band plans public performance

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The Wall of Sound is back from camp, getting ready for a major public performance Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium, the first taste of the Marietta High School marching band’s sound for the school year. The band rehearsed Tuesday night, getting its field moves down while rehearsing a new ...

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Author to visit Toy and Doll Museum Author Louise Holmes will visit the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, 206 Gilman Ave. Marietta, from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Parents of kindergarten through second-grade children are invited to attend the activity. The author will read, “Please May We Keep ...

Habitat for Humanity breaks new ground

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PARKERSBURG — Natalie Enoch and her son Bryce Enoch, 5, were overjoyed to turn over the shovel and start the process of building their new home. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Enoch family’s new home at 2310 36th St. was held Wednesday evening. The project is a combined effort ...

Harmar neighborhood celebrates with back-to-school party

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An array of neighborhood, civic and business organizations pulled together Wednesday night to give the children of Marietta’s West Side a back-to-school party. The Harmar Neighborhood Summer Fun event held Wednesday night next to the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum on Gilman Street ...

Frontier Local BOE weighs kindergarten options

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NEW MATAMORAS – About 20 people attended an edgy meeting of the Frontier Local Schools board of education Wednesday night, many of them disturbed by the district’s plan for this year’s kindergarten class. Board president Justin Hoff told the meeting kindergarten registration as of this ...

Officials look at new blight plan

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As the city takes steps to sue properties for blight, another strategy is in the works to build up a funding structure for demolitions and restorations county-wide. "If we're going to start a lawsuit on a property, we also need to be prepared to be on the hook with what the court orders to ...

Podcast focuses on death of Marietta woman

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A Marietta woman whose death loved ones still believe is suspicious seven years later is now the focus of a podcast. Jaleayah Davis, 20, was killed on Nov. 19, 2011 when her car struck a guardrail near mile marker 181 on Interstate 77 and she was ejected from the vehicle. Soon after, friends ...

Leaders must pass their values on to their workers

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When I was a boy, the air of early August days were filled with the screams of the cicada and the wail of the katydids. Around football practices, our days were consumed with harvesting and selling sweet corn. Dad and we boys planted and cultivated about five acres of sweet corn. Several times ...

Front Street parcel spurs discussion

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A small parcel of public land owned by the City of Marietta in the 500 block Front Street continues to draw attention after a proposal to sell it was withdrawn by the city council. One of the opponents of the sale, Rebecca Phillips, said Tuesday the city might consider recruiting volunteers ...

Mark Twain event to raise money for Inland Waterways fest

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There are tales that are told up and down the river, passed down from generation to generation. One of America's most venerable river town storytellers was none other than Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Clemens. Mr. Twain will make an appearance in the River City at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 for a ...

Parking Partners complaints addressed

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Consistent maintenance and care of the city's Parking Partners lot includes citizen feedback, according to Safety-Service Director Jonathan Hupp. Hupp said Tuesday that recent community concerns over overflowing trash bins, broken sandbags dumped at the Second Street lot and the age of ...

Waterford Fair kicks off Thursday

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Preparations are under way for the first fair of the season in Washington County. The Waterford Community Fair kicks off Thursday, with gates opening at 4 p.m., and runs through Sunday. First thing Thursday morning, young first-time exhibitor Cooper Townsend, 9, of Waterford, will take his ...

Booster treasurer pleads to lesser charge

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A woman accused of stealing more than $300,000 from the Marietta Tigers athletic booster club over a period of several years pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony theft in Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday morning. Tara Hupp, 55, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge and waived her ...