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Vacation Bible School Pine Grove Baptist Church, hosting its annual Vacation Bible School, from July 30 to Aug. 3. The theme this year is “SHIPWRECKED” and will be held each evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Contact the church for questions and pre-registration for this event at ...

Body in river identified

Local News

From staff reports The body of a man found in the Muskingum River Thursday evening has been identified, according to the Washington County Sherrif’s Office. Jess Dixon, 35, of 22883 State Route 339, Beverly, was identified by family members Friday. “The body was taken to Montgomery ...

Putnam Elementary students rollin’

Local News

The sound of small wheels on hardwood floors echoed through the building, along with disco music and the near-audible sizzle of children burning off energy. Putnam Elementary School went to the roller rink Friday. The morning session was for kindergarten, second and fourth graders, and the ...

Public Wi-Fi: Security concerns cited

Local News

Whether it’s for checking email, Facebook or uploading a document for colleagues, internet connectivity is a part of life these days. “It’s almost assumed that coffee shops are co-work spaces,” said Bret Allphin, 39, of Marietta. “But when I think about public Wi-Fi I’m thinking ...

Belpre Senior Center

Neighborhood News

Belpre Senior Center weekly activities Weekly activities at The Belpre Senior Center: The Center is closed on Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted. All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Call 740-423-6022 for more information. Monday May 21 10 a.m. – Beginning ...

Peaceful setting

Religion

ART SMITH The Marietta Times The Layman United Methodist Church conducts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and holds its worship service at 11. The church is located on 232 Brownrigg Road west of Barlow.

O’Neill Center schedule

Neighborhood News

O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of May 21 to 28: Monday, May 21 10 a.m.: Chair Volleyball 11:30 p.m.: Fun & Fit 12:30 p.m.: Genealogy Workshop 3 p.m.: Health Fair 5 p.m.: Evening Bingo Tuesday May 22 9:30 a.m.: Line Dance 10 ...

Around Town

Local News

Special ministry comes to Lawrence The Wylers on Wheels Evangelistic Ministry will be at The Lawrence Baptist Church on Sunday. They will be providing the church service that morning starting at 10 a.m. There will be a potluck lunch following the service. The church is located 16 miles ...

Gold Star Families monument to be unveiled in June

Local News

Local families who have lost a loved one in the service of their country will soon be honored with a new city monument. The unveiling of the Gold Star Families Monument will take place June 23 at 11 a.m. at Gold Star Park, formerly Lookout Park, on Harmar Hill. “We are going to have some ...

Harmar Place expands Music & Memory through grant

Neighborhood News

MARION, Ohio – The Marietta Welfare League has awarded a $2,000 grant to Harmar Place, a United Church Homes retirement community located in Marietta, to expand its Music & Memory program. United Church Homes and Harmar Place are certified providers of Music & Memory, a nationally ...

Round up

Religion

Church to host annual strawberry festival First Congregational Church, located at 318 Front St., Marietta, will be having its annual Strawberry Festival Lunch and Bake Sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the church. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children age 7 and under. ...

O’Neill, RSVP volunteers sew bags needed on wash days

Local News

While it’s not an ambitious project, a group of ladies at the O’Neill Center are putting their heart and soul into a project that will help several area families. A group of four women from Lowell, Marietta and Belpre came together Thursday to sew laundry bags for families enrolled in ...

Habitat dedicates 1st Belpre home

Local News

BELPRE - Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicated its first house in Belpre Thursday night, the 101st home the organization has built in the region. The house was purchased by Braden and Candace Boyce, who will live there with their children Aidyn, 5, and Sophia, 3. Belpre ...

Body found in river identified

Local News

The male body found in the Muskingum River Thursday evening has been identified, according to the Washington County Sherrif's Office. Jess Dixon, 35, of 22883 State Route 339, Beverly, was identified by family members Friday. "The body was taken to Montgomery County for autopsy and the ...

City looks for ideas on $40K CDBG increase

Local News

Marietta City Council will host a finance committee meeting Monday to decide the fate of additional federal grant funds. “It’s about a $40,000 increase,” explained Development Director Andy Coleman of the fiscal year 2018 allocation of $403,591. The FY 2017 allocation was $361,764 ...

BHS soccer coach accused of sexual assault

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Belpre High School soccer coach Trent Stanley has been indicted by the Wood County Grand Jury on multiple sexual assault and abuse charges. Stanley, 23, of 702 Crooks Ave., Ravenswood, was suspended in April by Belpre City Schools, where he also served as boys junior high ...

Council acts on funding issue

Local News

Marietta City Council passed an amendment to the city budget Thursday. The amendment was linked to the payout for the assistant fire chief salary. When the position was filled in January by Rodney Scott, the original budget had the entirety of the salary coming out of the city’s ...

COSI visits Washington School

Local News

Dominos: potential energy. Tuning forks: vibrations. Hands-on science: Just plain fun. COSI On Wheels – the mobile education program for the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus – came for a visit Thursday at Washington Elementary School, courtesy of the school’s ...

Housing complex coming to Boaz

Local News

BOAZ, W.Va. — A new development in Boaz is going to produce upscale patio homes. Developer Joseph Pope recently appeared before the Wood County Commission to discuss his commercial development at Emerson Commons, but also talked about this residential development being built off W.Va. 14 ...