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A new kind of valentine

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BEVERLY – Hearts and flowers have given way to just being nice in Fort Frye Local Schools. In lieu of marking Valentine's Day, students in the district are celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week. The hallways at Beverly-Center Elementary School have the usual construction paper pink ...

History on Trial back in the courtroom

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On Monday, The Castle will be acting as a historical optometrist, allowing people to see into the legal processes of the past that helped form the county in existence today. The Castle's annual "History on Trial" brings real historical cases back to the courtroom in order for residents to not ...

Around town

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The Pink Museum will present "Corsets, Crinolines & Other Restrictions Faced by Women" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marietta College, Thomas Hall, room 103. Learn more about the restrictions early women had to face. A $5 donation is requested. The Washington County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical ...

A good leader can handle unpredictability

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I have taken a canoe ride at least once a month for exercise and to see the animals and the constant change of the river. As of last Thursday, I have been on the Little Hocking River for 300 consecutive months. Last month, I floated downstream and then up the west branch of the Little ...

Many miles of lines underground

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Between Washington, Morgan, Monroe and Noble counties, there are 640.4 miles of pipeline running beneath the ground transmitting natural gas and hazardous liquids. All of those pipeline miles are mapped and tracked by both the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the U.S. Department of ...

Area breaks weather records; flooding possible this week

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In the eight days from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, the Marietta area broke daily records for high temperature, low temperature and rainfall. The whiplash is expected to continue at least into next week. Maura Casey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Charleston, W.Va., said ...

Marietta-Washington County CVB reports tourism boost

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Marietta’s well-known charm was, apparently, working well last year. According to figures presented at the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau annual meeting Tuesday night, the agency’s revenue from the city’s lodging tax was $262,154, an increase of $69,381 over ...

New owner rebuilds Murray’s Glass

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When Dennis and Ron Farrar decided to purchase Murray's Glass and Automotive Paints on Front Street last year, they did it not only to provide people and businesses in Washington County with premiere glass service, but to help revitalize an establishment with which they have had a long ...

Marietta City Council to rename two parking lots

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Marietta City Council plans to rename two city parking lots and update city ordinances to reflect rules of the lots. Chairwoman of council’s Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee Cindy Oxender said Tuesday that the changes are to bring current city regulations into play. “Like the ...

Around town

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New programs at the Beverly Library include Book buddies; children under third grade can get a reading card at the library and have card stamped eight times to receive a gift card from Dough Boyz Pizza. AARP free taxes services are on Monday and Wednesday evenings; limited space, contact ...

Wood BOE voices opposition to omnibus

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The Wood County Board of Education has joined a growing list of school systems voicing opposition to a state education omnibus bill. The board read a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting concerning Senate Bill 451, also known as the state education omnibus bill. Teacher and personnel unions ...

WCCC Aspire program awarded $5,050 from MCF

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The Washington County Career Center Adult Technical Training Aspire program has been awarded a $5,050 grant from the Marietta Community Foundation. “The grant money will be used to assist Ohio residents who are pursuing their high school equivalency,” said Anthony Huffman, director, Adult ...

Births

Neighborhood News

Perry Michael and Elizabeth Perry of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Oliver James Perry. He was born at 12:13 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Brenna Kostelnik and Kenton ...

Barlow Fair Board receives state award

Neighborhood News

The Barlow Independent Fair was represented at the 91st Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention held in Columbus. The fair was well represented with over half of its board members attending to take part in educational sessions, district and state meetings, entertainment planning, preparation ...

WVU-P makes donation to Wirt County High School

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg made a recent donation to Wirt County High School’s Career and Technical Education welding program. The donation consisted of five welding stations, including four multi-process welders, four bench wire feeders and a tungsten inert gas (TIG) welder. ...

Marietta Middle School students in Power of the Pen

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Marietta Middle School competed at the district Power of the Pen tournament on Jan. 11. Power of the Pen is a creative writing competition for students in grades 7 and 8. The tournament was held at the University of Mount Union in Alliance. Marietta Middle School had nine writers that ...

Grant success

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Long-term planning led to a landmark year in grants for the city of Marietta's development department. "In 2018 we had a 100 percent success rate for the grants we applied for, with zero city matching funds," explained Development Director Andy Coleman. From federal Community Development ...

Concerns continue for possible relocation of county agencies

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County human service agencies may soon be playing a game of musical chairs. Under consideration since the merger of the county Department of Job and family Services with the Washington County Children Services agency began is how to put the soon-to-be combined agency under one roof. "One of ...

Warren Local Schools Board of Education approves math system

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VINCENT — The Warren Local Schools Board of Education Monday night approved an investment of nearly half a million dollars in a new math curriculum. The new system will go into effect for all grades starting in the fall. “It covers all years, and it has the ability to measure ...