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Area fish fries

Religion

Our Lady of Mercy Church, Lowell Lenten fish fries, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, located at 5001 Lowell Hill Road in Lowell; all-you-can-eat fish, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw and drinks; cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 13 ...

The Ohio River Levee under water. Photo by Janelle Patterson

New crest, city road closures

Local News

The Washington County Alert System sent out a text just after noon stating that the Ohio River’s crest prediction was raised to 40.1 feet and notifying local residents that parts of Front, Second, Greene, and Putnam streets were closed to allow for merchants move out their wares and for ...

Career Center names February Students of the Month

Neighborhood News

The Washington County Career Center honors its February Students of the Month, Michaela Shuman and Austin Siders. Michaela Shuman is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program, and she is the daughter of Jennings and Mechelle Shuman of Marietta and Melissa Shuman ...

Round up

Religion

Church to host annual Italian Feast Italian Feast — The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will hold its annual Italian Feast on Saturday Feb. 24 at the church located on Stanleyville Rd. in Whipple. The feast will include all that you can eat spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccine, ...

O’Neill Center schedule

Neighborhood News

O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of Feb. 12 to 19: Monday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.: Chair Volleyball 11:30 a.m.: Fun & Fit 1 p.m.: Afternoon Free Valentine’s Day party 5 p.m.: Evening bingo, sponsored by Marietta Center Tuesday, Feb ...

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Religion

Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
The Marietta College Men’s Crew Team loads shells onto the team trailer Friday as the Muskingum River rises to meet the boathouse.

Rising Waters

Local News

As the waters of both the Ohio and Muskingum rivers rose Friday residents across Washington County got busy making preparations. The Ohio River was predicted by the National Weather Service to crest at 38.6 feet Sunday at 1 p.m., placing the river 3.6 feet above the flood stage and into what ...

Updated Washington County road closures

Local News

County Roads reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as flooded as of Saturday afternoon: ¯ County Road 9 at mile marker 4. ¯ Sandhill Road at Jett Hill Road. ¯ State Route 145 at Lower Salem. ¯ Rainbow Road at Muskingum River Road. ¯ County Road 9 at mile marker 1.5 ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Rock Hill, S.C. resident Janet Eish looks through travel coupon books during a stop at the rest area just three miles north of Marietta Wednesday.

I-77 travelers say rest stop would be missed

Local News

The rest area just north of mile marker 3 on Interstate 77 was bustling with travelers and truck drivers this week even as notices of a proposed closure greeted them at the door. The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on closing the 32-year-old rest stop through March ...

Ohio suit v. DuPont is broad

Local News

The lawsuit brought by the state of Ohio against DuPont and Chemours alleging decades of environmental damage in Ohio from the companies’ operations near Parkersburg is the latest of many legal actions brought against the companies and will probably, like the others, take years to ...

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Allen Clark, ag teacher and FFA advisor for Warren High School, instructs a group of sophomores in leaf identification.

Longtime teacher, FFA adviser, to retire

Local News

Allen Clark tried retiring once, came back, and now is leaving again after more than 40 years of teaching at Warren High School. As the agriculture teacher and FFA adviser, he holds a pivotal position between Warren Local Schools and the Mid-Ohio Valley farming community. Clark went to school ...

Marietta native is enjoying Olympics

Local News

For Marietta native Ben Fischer, the PyeongChang Olympics is mostly, but not all, business. Fischer is in the small mountain resort town as a reporter, covering the commerce side of the 2018 Winter Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal. The 35-year-old, originally from Marietta but now living ...

Around Town

Local News

Warren BOE to meet Thursday There will be a special meeting of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education at 6 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held at the Warren Local Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent, for the purpose of having a work session relating to the Ohio ...

Power station to be sold or shut down

Local News

PARKERSBURG – The Pleasants Power Station will be sold or deactivated by Jan. 1, the parent company announced on Friday. FirstEnergy said its Allegheny Energy Supply subsidiary notified PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization, of its plan to deactivate the power plant, ...

Information available about HEAP winter crisis program

Neighborhood News

The primary purpose of the WCP/Emergency HEAP program is to provide energy assistance to income-eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have already had service disconnected; need to establish new service, or pay to transfer service; or in the case of bulk fuel customers, ...

St. Mary Fish Fry

Friday night fish fry

Local News

Joanie Yeomans, right, of Lowell, and Cathy Rauch, left, of Lowell, load take-out boxes with fried fish following the first Lenten Fish Fry at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Marietta Friday. Upcoming fish fries around the area include: ¯ Our Lady of Mercy in Lowell will be having fish fries ...

Several Wood County roads closed because of flooding

Local News

PARKERSBURG — After several days of steady rain throughout the region, flooding is expected to occur in the Parkersburg area. The Wood County 911 Center advised using caution after receiving reports Friday morning of flooded roadways, along with heavy ponding of water on the roads. Among ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Hunt Brawley, left, Hallie Taylor, center, and Tony Styer, right, talk with Cristie Thomas, front, during the downtown celebration for Marietta Main Street Thursday at the Adelphia.

Celebrating downtown businesses, people

Local News

Marietta’s merchants and their loyal patrons were lauded Thursday during the Downtown Celebration with Marietta Main Street. Five businesses were nominated for the organization’s building improvement award, four business owners were nominated for the best neighbor of the year, three ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Ryan Grasley, executive chef of The Changed Plate restaurant in Belpre, prepares The Changed Plate garden bowl consisting of a blend of kale, spinach and romaine, ancient grains, roasted cauliflower, dried fruit and a dijon vinaigrette in a whole wheat tortilla bowl Thursday. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Memorial Health System.

Memorial Health System provides tips, experts, more

Local News

There was a lot to take in at the annual Heart Lunch, sponsored by the Memorial Health System and held at the Marietta Shrine Club Thursday. So much so, in fact, that Lowell resident and first time attendee Shirley Williams was taking meticulous notes. “I’m here for myself and for my ...

Adjusting to new tax laws

Local News

It’s been a frantic couple of weeks for employers and their accountants as the guidelines for the new tax laws enacted by Congress in December roll out. The new tax laws have been heralded as a way to give wage earners more disposable income, but for now accounting firms and employers are ...