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Marietta food pantry moves to new site

Local News

After 40 years in the same building, the Greater Marietta Community Food Pantry officially opened for business at their new home Tuesday morning. The food pantry moved from its former location at the First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta, to the rear of the Broughton ...

Marietta board moves to meet project deadline

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At a brief – four minutes, to be exact – meeting Tuesday morning, the Marietta City Schools Board of Education took another step toward securing state funding for its proposed building project. The board held the special meeting to pass a resolution to participate in the Ohio Facilities ...

Washington County oil and gas production low

Local News

The Ohio Oil and Gas Association 2019 update to local natural gas and oil production's correlation with ad valorem tax dispersal left out low-production counties like Washington and Morgan. "It makes sense when production comparatively is so low in Washington County we're seeing decimals by ...

Guilty plea in Beverly armed robbery

Local News

From staff reports The second man indicted in the July 5 robbery of the Marathon station in Beverly pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree felony robbery. Edward James Haynes, 28, of 388 Mechanic St., Macksburg, was arrested after deputies patrolling in Beverly on July 5 were advised the ...

Salad and Style show supports local programs

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Boasting an attendance of 180 women raising more than $1,800 in bidding wars Tuesday night, the Pioneer Ladies Civitan Salad and Style Show also served as a ladies’ night out to cheer on friends as they walked the runway modeling flattering fashion. “We got to let everybody see how ...

Around town

Local News

Washington State Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter will host a Constitution panel discussion on the Electoral College on Oct. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in Graham Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Arts & Sciences building. The discussion will be moderated by WSCC's ...

State higher education chancellor Gardner tours WSCC

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Randy Gardner, the state chancellor for higher education, took a tour of Washington State Community College Tuesday afternoon, and the college had plenty to show him. Gardner, named chancellor by Gov. Mike DeWine in January after more than 30 years in the legislative assembly as both a ...

Chesterhill gets grant for sidewalks

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The Village of Chesterhill recently received a grant to help make the village safer for pedestrians. Chesterhill, a village in Morgan County with a population of 300 residents and 137 homes, was awarded a $650,000 grant from the Transportation Alternatives Program to replace sidewalks and ...

Births

Neighborhood News

Erb Kegan Erb and Haley L. Cary of Beverly announce the birth of their son, Kolten Alan Erb. He was born at 2:33 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Grandparents are Angie and Marty Ginther of Beverly, Tanya Brown of ...

Garden club visits planetarium

Neighborhood News

The Muskingum Garden Club enjoyed the tour of Anderson Hancock Planetarium on Oct. 8. Franci Bolden presented a star talk featuring objects visible in our evening sky. Then Garden Club watched a fulldome video, “Dawn of the Space Age.” The topic was the history of space flight, which is ...

Parents of children with spina bifida reach out

Local News

Like every child, Hendrix Huck changed the lives of his parents and siblings. The ways in which he changed things are out of the ordinary, however. Hendrix was born with spina bifida, a spinal malformation that affects movement and sensation. He is now 3 years old and moves around in a ...

Beverly man charged with attempted murder

Local News

A 27-year-old Beverly man was arrested on four counts of attempted murder. Kristopher T. Pasco, of 711 Zanesville St., was arrested Monday after allegedly firing a Hi-Point 9mm handgun at four people at his residence. A release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office reveals that a call ...

Report on oil and gas taxes released

Local News

Why does it take 18 months to two years for eastern Ohio counties to see the profits from natural gas and oil production from their communities? "The process can run a 24-month cycle between when the oil and gas is produced, then reported to (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) and then ODNR ...

Contract signed for Belpre trail project

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The next step in the Belpre Township Trail Acquisition project has been taken with the signing of the contract between the Washington County Commission and Palmer Engineering. The contract is for the right of way acquisition of the CSX property between Collins Road and the Little Hocking ...

Marietta council plans to review health department budget

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Marietta City Council questioned the needed finances to officially receive accreditation in the joint municipal health district on Monday after reviewing a spike in budget requests from 2019 to 2020. In 2019, the approved budget for the health department was $465,255.50. Next year, the ...

Wolf Creek Local to seek bids on HVAC systems

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WATERFORD – The building improvement plan set in motion by Wolf Creek Local Schools last year has become detailed enough to start seeking bids this winter, the board of education was told at its regular monthly meeting Monday night in the Waterford High School library. Lance DeBenedictus of ...

Nursing home planned for Belpre next year

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BELPRE — Belpre City Council learned Monday a nursing home will be built in Belpre in 2020. After an introduction by Mayor Mike Lorentz, council heard a presentation by Kristin Idone, director of business development and strategic partnerships for Foundations Health Solutions. Idone said ...

Copper Leaf wins Master Design award

Business

Copper Leaf Interiors of Marietta has been named a winner of the 41st Annual Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards Contest. Copper Leaf Interiors, a 23-year-old interior design and project management firm, earned the Gold award in the Exterior Facelift Category of this contest. Along with ...

Ohio Highway Patrol offers pedestrian safety tips

Neighborhood News

People walk or run for various reasons. Whether it is exercise or out of necessity, safety should be a primary concern. That is why the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding both pedestrians and motorists that pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility. “Pedestrians and motorists each ...