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Warren Board committee to meet The Operations Committee of the Warren Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent. Frontier board meets Monday at 7 p.m. The August regular meeting for the Frontier Local ...

Milling begins Monday for citywide paving program

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From staff reports Shelly & Sands is the contractor for the 2017 Citywide Paving Project. Milling will begin Monday and be completed Tuesday, weather permitting. Paving will follow beginning Wednesday and conclude on Aug. 30, weather permitting. The following are streets included in ...

Leaders can learn by returning to familiar scenes


On May 2009, I, along with my photographer, Margaret Ross, toured the Ohio Valley Coal Company, Powhatan Number 6 Mine. It had been 27 years since I last walked underground. Almost 37 years ago, I began my nine years as a coal miner in this very mine. We viewed a safety film and were ...

Judge orders man to get drug treatment

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From staff reports A Muskingum County man who leaped from a second-story window to avoid arrest during a 2015 drug bust in Marietta had a judicial hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi’s court Thursday to determine if he could seek drug treatment. The Washington ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Holly Armstrong, of Stockport, trains Greg Wright, of Vincent, on typesetting in Sewah Studios Wednesday.

The Sewah Process

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Sewah Studios is one company with many moving parts. “It’s like having four or five different companies all together,” said owner Brad Smith. “Each of these jobs is so specialized to a part of the process that it takes different skill sets to bring it all together.” Smith is the ...

Bob Hanna, pharmacy director of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, speaks to a group of Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday. The bureau is working to decrease the number of opioids prescribed to injured workers.

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times

Workers get fewer opioids

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An Ohio agency is taking steps to reduce the number of opioids that are being prescribed to injured workers in the state. John Hanna, pharmacy director of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, spoke to a crowd of roughly 100 members of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and the ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
From left to right, Audrey, 5, Tanner, Rowan, 3, and Anna Huffman play on the new swingset at Lookout Park Wednesday.

New gear at Lookout Park

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Lookout Park now looks brand new. “Can you believe the difference?” asked Tanner Huffman, public facilities supervisor for the city of Marietta, on Wednesday. “We tore out that old, dilapidated, horrendous junk playground equipment and only just finished the mulch this ...

Utility customers can check out choices

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Local Dominion Energy customers may have gotten a notice in the mail stating that they can opt to lock in a fixed price from supplier Dominion Energy Solutions without fees for canceling. This is just one of many marketing items that customers may be seeing from different suppliers heading ...

Classes begin in Belpre, Wood Co.

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PARKERSBURG — Thick fog greeted students and teachers Wednesday as schools opened for the first day of the new school year in Wood County and Belpre. Wood County Schools Assistant Superintendent Mike Fling said while the fog might have slowed the morning commute, it caused no other issues ...

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WSCC opens campus for eclipse viewing Washington State Community College will open its campus Monday to allow the public to experience the historic solar eclipse on the college’s new, state-of-the-art 14-foot LED screen. Campus eclipse events will begin at 1 p.m. and spectators will have ...

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Devola man sentenced for theft of a firearm

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From staff reports A 36-year-old Marietta man was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Randall Burnworth’s court to time served and a $250 fine stemming from the theft of a firearm in 2016. Chase Reece Watson, of 108 Iroquois Drive, Marietta, served one day in the ...

Farm to Table Dinner Saturday

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The Third annual Harvest of Hope Farm to Table Dinner will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holy Smoke Event Center in Whipple. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers, local beverages and live ...

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Memorial 5K honors graduate

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Each year, as the Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K winds through the village, the runners and walkers pass the place where Bankes rests in the Beverly Cemetery. Passing that spot, with sometimes 100 or more of the people who cared so much for Kyle, is emotional but also a highlight for his mother, ...

Waterford Community Fair Schedule

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Today 7 to 9 a.m. Hog weigh-ins at the Fair Barn. 9 to 11 a.m. Hog Pictures at the Fair Barn. 10 a.m. to noon Receiving Fancywork, Exhibit Buildings, featuring quilts, hand sewn photography, clothing, jewelry and more. 2 p.m. Horticulture exhibits in place, Exhibit Buildings. 4 p.m. ...

ERIN O’NEILL   The Marietta Times
Jake Kostelnik, a resident of Fearing Street, explains his concerns over a blighted property at 410 Fearing St. that burned in 2015 and remains virtually untouched today. Neighbors agree that the city and the owner should do something to take care of the property, the grounds and the smell from a Dumpster behind the house.

Blight on a lot

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Residents of a west side neighborhood say they are tired of seeing blight outside their doors and are looking to the city to do something about it. Lord Street resident Craig Lupardus lives near a home on intersecting Fearing Street that has been boarded up, has grass and weeds growing and ...

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Marietta vigil against hate

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By Sam Shawver Special to The Times Signs reading "Hate has no home here," written in six different languages beneath a heart-shaped Stars and Stripes, were among placards carried during a vigil against hate and bigotry held in downtown Marietta Tuesday evening. More than one hundred ...

Dog tags issued in Washington County note the year issued and license number that can be searched online with the new registration system.

New tech helps local dog owners

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Washington County dog owners and those who find lost dogs now can utilize a new online licensing system from computers, tablets or phones thanks to upgrades between the Washington County Sheriff’s and Auditor’s offices. “I love the new system,” said Washington County Deputy Auditor ...

Food collections to build GoPacks

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By Kate York The Marietta Times When it comes to helping local families fight hunger, there are some real overachievers in Marietta. That’s what Heather Warner, executive director of GoPacks, said she has discovered as the two-year-old program launched a drive ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Dan Jones pulls out of the EZ kayak launch at the West Side Boat Dock in Marietta Tuesday.

Kayakers get a helping hand

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With birds singing in the trees, Dan Jones and Teresa Griffith set off into the Muskingum River Tuesday for a morning workout in their handmade kayaks. They glided across the calm water, with a calm current. Adding to the beauty of a 70-degree morning Tuesday was the simplicity of a new ...


Appeals court rejects Ruble’s appeal in murder case

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Though convicted murderer Mitchell Ruble died in prison in February, less than a year after his conviction, final judgment on his appeal was only decided earlier this month. Ruble, 66, of Lowell, was convicted in April 2016 of killing a former colleague in 1981, Washington County ...