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PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Jason Marquez with bass player Jeremiah Kidd performs on stage during the 25th annual River City Blues Competition Friday night at the Lafayette Hotel.

The best in blues

Local News

Harmonicas, bass guitars and soulful music filled the Lafayette Hotel for the 25th annual River City Blues Competition Friday night. Acts that made it to become semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge took the stage playing hits from the blues era including Stevie Ray Vaughan and ...

St. Marys Band

St. Marys Community Band resumes practices, performances

Neighborhood News

The St. Marys Community Concert Band — I suspect some have seen our posters around town and notes and announcements in the newspaper over the last few years, but who are they? As with most established organizations, the communities where the band gives their concert they are well known. A ...

There are many paths to insight

Religion

In everyday life, we take different paths to reach the same destination. My daughter, for example, prefers to take fast-paced interstates and superhighways. I, on the other hand, opt for the stop-and-go traffic of the street grid. Nevertheless, we successfully meet at the same restaurant for ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Marietta College sophomore Cassie Smith, 19, looks at the Black History display in Andrews Hall on Marietta College’s campus Friday afternoon.

Black history stories close to home

Local News

From a slave who later became a millionaire to a black Union soldier who received the military’s highest award, Southeastern Ohio has been home to many notable black Americans. They were celebrated Friday at “Black in the MOV,” a panel discussion hosted by Marietta College sharing ...

Marietta College students compete in PetroBowl in Col.

Neighborhood News

Five Marietta College students recently traveled to Denver to compete in the annual PetroBowl national tournament in Denver. PetroBowl is a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) sponsored event where teams from schools from across the nation compete against each other by correctly answering ...

Round up

Religion

Belpre church to host Shrove Tuesday Belpre Heights United Methodist Church will be having a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the church’s fellowship hall. The suggested donation of $6 will go to Relay For Life. Everyone is welcome. Special service at ...

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Judge weighs ruling on murder charge

Local News

The man charged with the August murder of Frederick “Fred” Uselton, 50, of New Matamoras, appeared in a Washington County Common Pleas courtroom Friday to testify in a motion to suppress hearing. Charles “Chuckie” Wayne Loy, 43, of 203 Duncan Drive, New Matamoras, faces a sentence ...

Wood County Christian honor roll

Neighborhood News

Wood County Christian School announces the honor lists for the second nine weeks grading period. (Grades K-8) 2016-17 school year: Principal’s List (4.0 averages): First grade - Calli Angelos, Caleb Coppernoll, Allison Fluharty, Rowan Johnson, Ellie Piatt, Rowen Postlewait, Brayden ...

Calendar

Religion

Saturday Chili cook-off and pie auction, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, in the social hall of the Basilica of St. Mary, 506 Fourth St., Marietta; all-you-can-eat chili with corn bread, drink and dessert for $5; chili winners and pie auction will be announced at 8 p.m. “A Bead and a ...

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Campus Martius Museum.
The last murder mystery dinner in March 2016 at Campus Martius Museum featured a mystery based in the unveiling of the “Lickety-Split Diamond.” Jan Rary, left, and Pam Tilton, right, are seen here bargaining with other mystery participants for clues on the Diamond theft. The upcoming theater night will follow the case of a rock star in town for a “killer concert.”

Murder mystery at Campus Martius

Local News

Pull out the neon, bangles and baggy clothes and get ready for a “totally” 1980s murder mystery dinner at the Campus Martius Museum. Murder mystery dinners are nothing new to the museum, but for the first time, locals have two nights to choose from in March rather than one. “We’re ...

River High School honor roll

Neighborhood News

River High School honor roll for the second nine weeks: Principal’s list Ninth grade: Olivia Beard, Allison Bennett, Brianna Binni, Haven Blough, Kyria Blough, Lacey Cordery, Megan Dennis, Kaitlyn Dotterer, Riley Rouse, Madison Shiflett, Jenna Tucker, Cooper Vancamp. Tenth grade: ...

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Vietnam vet gets mobile again

Local News

Thanks to the help of the Memorial Health System Driver Rehabilitation Program and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Vietnam veteran Dale Herb is independent and mobile again. He recently completed a six-session rehabilitation program that will put him behind the wheel again and ...

Don’t just throw out your old stuff

Neighborhood News

Winter time can be a time to get organized. We tend to evaluate our current “stuff” and play “if in doubt, throw it out.” Now, what to do with it. Please consider the following the 3 R’s. Reuse ¯ Consider saving items for a yard sale or give to neighbors or friends. ¯ Use up ...

Flowers pleads guilty to child neglect charges

Local News

By Jeffrey Saulton Secial to the Times PARKERSBURG - Four days before her trial on charges of child neglect creating risk of injury, Ashley Nicole Flowers entered into an agreement to plead guilty to lesser included offenses. Flowers, 32, of Parkersburg, the city's former finance ...

Campus News

Neighborhood News

Marietta College Marietta College’s Katie Plas of Sardis was part of a five-person team that competed in the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ PetroBowl in Denver, Col. Marietta’s team placed ninth out of 24 teams. Plas is majoring in petroleum engineering and graduated from River High ...

AROUND TOWN

Local News

Bingo benefits Barlow Fair project A bingo fundraiser to benefit the Barlow community Fair’s effort to purchase new electronic sign at the entrance of the fairgrounds will be held Sunday at the Lazy H Farm on Reese Road. Cost is $20 for 20 games. A concession stand and country store ...

‘Maximize Your Social Security’ powerpoint will be offered twice

Business

Would you be surprised to know there are 567 ways to file for Social Security? Baby Boomers could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table without realizing it. While the vast majority of people expect to receive advice from the Social Security Administration on how to maximize their ...

New CMO at Peoples Bank

Business

Peoples Bank recently welcomed Carmella Manges as chief marketing officer, senior vice president. “We are very pleased with our continued success in attracting high-level talent to lead,” said Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank president and CEO. “Carmella has more than 20 years of ...

Tenney & Associates associate passes IRS Enrolled Agent exam

Business

Tenney & Associates, CPA’s announces that Justin Tidd has passed the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Enrolled Agent (EA) exam. This intensive three-part exam underscores and confirms knowledge and professional expertise required to manage individual and business tax returns, including ...