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Case numbers slowing in some local counties

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By the end of May, only four people were still being monitored for symptoms of coronavirus in Washington County, and no new cases have been added to the 117 from a week ago. "All the numbers that we're doing is from a case perspective for the whole county," explained Sherry Ellem, public ...

Race car dedicated to Alzheimer’s awareness

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Fleming residents Dusty Boley and his wife, Teresa, have found a unique way to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Boley's modified dirt track race car was given an Alzheimer's awareness theme for the 2020 race season, complete with names of 65 people affected by the ...

Construction projects progressing on time

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Roads all over Washington County are under construction, with seemingly no end in sight. "We're in full construction season now," said Ashley Rittenhouse, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation's District 10. She said the construction on Interstate 77 and Ohio ...

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The Marietta/Belpre Health Department has resumed immunization clinics in both Marietta and Belpre. Appointments for childhood and adult immunizations are available with modifications to maintain the health and safety of our clients and staff. Services will be scheduled by appointment only; ...

WSCC Student Honors

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WSCC acknowledges student academic achievements Washington State Community College is pleased to recognize the students who have earned a place on the President’s and Dean’s lists for the 2020 Spring semester. Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a 4.0-grade ...

Birth announcements

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Casto Dana and Kasey Casto of Reno announce the birth of their son, Gunnar Jax Casto. He was born at 1:38 a.m. April 2 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length. The baby has three siblings, Payton Casto, Kolton Moore, and Korben ...

Protest planned in Marietta

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The right to assemble, and peacefully protest is to be upheld in Marietta on Sunday, as local residents plan to make their feelings known about issues of racism across the country. The city will be one of hundreds nationwide to protest after the death last week of a black Minnesota man while ...

Daycares, camps reopen with adjustments

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Day camps and daycare centers reopened in Marietta Monday with limited capacity but still spots are open for families needing child care. "Usually the first day back in the summer we have 55 to 60 kids here and will get up between 70 to 80 through the season, but we are restricting ourselves ...

Long-time firefighter takes on inspector role

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A love of helping people is what Marietta's new fire inspector said led him the new role. Forrest "Frosty" Schneider was sworn into the position Thursday. The Marietta resident started at the fire department as a firefighter and EMT on June 14, 1999, and said he liked that he got to interact ...

Rotary awards scholarships for service

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Each of the 14 scholarships given out recently by the Marietta Noon Rotary Club were given to local high school students who excelled in community activities and service. "When we give the scholarships, because Rotary is a service club, we weight heavily on the community activity and community ...

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High Schools That Rock will offer its 19th annual Guitar Camp, online for students in elementary, middle or high school via Zoom. Individual classes are held on the hour and half-hour daily during the week of June 8-12 with the first class starting at 9 a.m. Early registration fee is $15. ...

Protests in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond shed light on violence

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with violence flaring in pockets of largely peaceful demonstrations fueled by the killings of black people at the hands of police. A truck driver — apparently deliberately — drove into demonstrators in ...

City works on backup plans for streets

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With state funding uncertain for some city 2020 asphalt paving projects, Marietta City Council members are looking to contingency plans to still address "orphan" streets this fall while other projects move forward. Orphan streets are roads and alleys otherwise ineligible for state and federal ...

Grant money transferred to help high-risk youths

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A Washington County judge is helping offset county costs by utilizing $100,000 in unspent state grant dollars for the placement of high-risk youths. Juvenile Court Judge Tim Williams submitted a grant amendment to the Washington County Commission to channel the unspent funds to Washington ...

Planning continues on Devola sewer project

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Work on phase 2 of the Devola Sanitary Sewer Improvement project continues despite the COVID-19 shutdown. Naiel Hussein, WSP USA senior engineering manager, said they are continuing the design work of the project and that preliminary plans were submitted to Washington County Engineer Roger ...

Williamstown celebrates grads

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WILLIAMSTOWN – Williamstown High School celebrated its graduating class Friday with a parade, virtual awards ceremony and a video presentation showing pictures of the graduating class. "I am glad the weather held up enough to do the parade, but wish they didn't have to miss out on so much," ...

Five decades of slicing, chopping celebrated for area man

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Two days after he graduated high school in 1970, he donned the same work attire he still puts on today. "I didn't like school much so college wasn't for me," said Gary Wells, 67, of Marietta. Wells was hired on just two months before his 18th birthday by Chuck Warren, into the meat department ...

Man arrested for assault with gun

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From staff reports A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies after assaulting a Cutler man Thursday night. Jamal Edward Thompson, address unknown, allegedly assaulted Stephen Sewell with a black handgun. Lt. Spencer McPeek of the Washington County Sheriff's Office ...

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The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a regular meeting June 2 at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Those wishing to participate are asked to contact Brenda Riffe at briffe@wcbdd.org. Due to COVID-19, the Beverly Lions Club has canceled its Antique ...