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Father Tim Shannon stands with his dog during a previous Blessing of the Animals at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Lowell.

Q&A: All creatures great and small

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Growing up, Father Tim Shannon always had a dog and a cat or two. In more recent years, he’d always thought he might want to have a dog again—but only one that was fixed, housebroken and well-mannered. “I put all these stipulations on it,” he said. “Then I met Barkley and he was ...

Chili Cookoff draws hundreds

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PARKERSBURG — Although it wasn't exactly chili weather Saturday, the seventh annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff drew about 300 to taste samples of the best from local chili makers at the Point Park Marketplace in downtown Parkersburg. Marvin Edwards, manager of the Point Park ...

Around town

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Pioneer Civitan Style Show & Supper Tues. The Pioneer Ladies Civitan Style Show & Salad Supper will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday (doors open at 5 p.m.), at K of C Hall, 308 Gilman St. Admission is $15. There will be fashions by Peebles, CATO and Christopher Banks and a purse auction by ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Tanner Seago, 28,  pauses before taking a shot on his putting green in his loft apartment in Marietta Wednesday.

Our town: Downtown

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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series about Marietta’s neighborhoods. Up next: Devola. Business and life span from the banks of both the Ohio and Muskingum rivers out to the hills of Marietta and have since the Ohio Company founded the settlement, first known as Adelphia in ...

Marietta Kiwanis Club celebrates a successful year

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The Kiwanis Club of Marietta named Tami Selan as its 2016-2017 “Kiwanian of the Year” for her service and dedication to the club. President Elect Marcia Stewart, for Outgoing President Pat Amrine, announced the award at the club’s annual installation dinner Tuesday evening, September 26, ...

Trust your fears in the Lord


Three of our granddaughters are on the MHS soccer team this year. Being a non-sports person with no knowledge of the game rules, I watch with only one goal, to make sure our girls don’t get hurt. I know this is completely unreasonable, that my presence will not stop anything from happening ...


Downtown envisioned as a model city for new nation

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Much of Marietta’s 229-year history includes the downtown of the city. “A lot of people care about Marietta’s history because it is representative of the opening of the west after the American Revolution,” said Linda Showalter, head of Marietta College’s Special Collections ...

Career Center names students of the month

Neighborhood News

The Washington County Career Center honors its October Students of the Month, Katelyn Chesser and Tanner Wriston. Katelyn Chesser is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and she is the daughter of Justin and Bonnie Chesser of Bartlett. At the Career Center, Chesser ...

Ohioans face health insurance choice

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With open enrollment just around the corner, those without health insurance may be hard pressed to buy into a plan, with few options now available in Southeast Ohio. CareSource is the new outlined provider of health insurance for local counties per the Ohio Department of Insurance, after ...


U.S. Air Force graduate

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U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony R. Baughman graduated from Basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas on June 2, 2017. The Airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Round up


Country Fair at Devola church Oct. 19 Putnam Congregational Church will be having a “Country Fair” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church, located at 707 Masonic Park Road, Devola (3 miles out of Marietta on Ohio 60). Lunch will be served — vegetable soup, chicken sandwiches, bake ...

Family Career Awareness Day Thursday

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Students and their families looking for guidance and information on careers will be able to get some help Thursday when Building Bridges to Careers (BB2C) stages its annual Family Career Awareness Day. More than 50 businesses will have booths at the Junior Fair Building at the Washington ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
Students in the Building Technology program lay flooring in one of the rooms at the Washington County Career Center Thursday. The room eventually will become part of the center’s heath instruction program. The Building Technology students last month did extensive renovations to the Disabled American Veterans Post No. 52 near Whipple.

Renovation at DAV post

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The Disabled American Veterans Post No. 52 sits up a quiet lane north of Marietta, an out-of-the-way setting perfect for spending a quiet afternoon in the country or holding a birthday or anniversary party. But until recently, the building itself was showing its age, with acoustic ceiling ...

WSCC dean’s list

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Washington State Community College recognizes students who have earned a place on the President’s and Dean’s lists for the 2017 Summer semester. These outstanding scholastic achievements are earned by students who carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a 4.0 grade point average ...



Saturday Hills United Methodist Church, invites the public to stop in for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, as one of the stops on the Annual Fall Foliage Tour; church is located off Ohio 26 at 55 Zion Ridge Road on the hill overlooking the historic Hills Covered Bridge; variety ...

Ohio 26 crash kills area man

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From staff reports A Wingett Run man died Thursday night when his vehicle crashed near Milepost 15 on Ohio 26, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a news release. Troy D. Moore, 46, apparently lost control of his 2001 Chevy Blazer while northbound in Lawrence Township and veered off the ...


Neighborhood News

Taylor reunion The 76th reunion of the descendants of the Rev. John and Ethelinda Weddle Taylor was held Aug. 26 at the home of Michael and Teresa Haught on Washington County 9. Michael is the great-great-grandson of John and Ethelinda and now lives on the family farm where the first ...

Free Community Meals


- 5 to 6 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta. - Daily Bread Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., every ...