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Rivers recede, more rain coming

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MICHAEL KELLY The Marietta Times Debris marks high-water areas along a ramp off the River Trail near Sixth and Wayne streets Monday afternoon. The Ohio River peaked early Saturday below flood stage, leaving behind mud and flotsam rather than damage, but a series of systems forecast to wash ...

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The City of Marietta has retained TEC Engineering to conduct a Traffic Impact Study and evaluate the effects of a potential closure of Butler Street from Fourth to Seventh streets to accommodate proposed improvements by Marietta College. The city has scheduled a Streets & Transportation ...

Washington State Community College adds trustee

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Spring session enrollment is down slightly at Washington State Community College compared to the forecast, the college’s board of trustees was told Monday afternoon, but the session is seeing growth in both adult students and students coming in from West Virginia. Amanda Herb, vice ...

O’Neill Center schedule

Neighborhood News

O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of Feb. 11–18: Tuesday, Feb. 12 9:30 a.m.- Line Dance 10 a.m.- Bible Study 12:30 p.m.- Bridge 5:45 p.m.- Zumba 7 p.m.- Square Dance Wednesday, Feb. 13 9 a.m.- Quilt Group 11 p.m.- Senior ...

Career Center names February Students of the Month

Neighborhood News

The Washington County Career Center honors its February Students of the Month, Erin Bogard and Timothy Bookman. Erin Bogard is a Warren senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and she is the daughter of Andy Bogard of Vincent and Jeri Pierson of Powell, ...

Comfort Keepers Office Wins Operational Excellence Award

Neighborhood News

Local Comfort Keepers owner Joanie Yeomans recently accepted the Operational Excellence Award at the 2018 Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This was the 6th consecutive year that Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley has received this award from CK Franchising, Inc., ...

Annual fundraising event for EVE Inc. draws crowd

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EVE Inc. Sunday celebrated its Chocolate Party, the 30th year of the fundraiser. The organization celebrated with an endless supply of chocolate delicacies like cookies, brownies, cakes, candies, cupcakes, cheesecakes and a fountain flowing with chocolate. The long-running annual chocolate ...

Years later, pals unite in goal to help rural village

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Justin Futrell and Mitchel Gearhart met in gym class in kindergarten at Putnam Elementary School. “We were the two in the back of the line when we were running laps,” Futrell laughed. Not only are the two Marietta natives still friends but they’ve teamed up together to raise $25,000 ...

Taking the polar plunge

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PARKERSBURG — Residents were freezin’ for a reason on Saturday. The seventh annual Polar Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics West Virginia, was held at the Point Park Marketplace where the plungers jumped into a pool of cold water to raise money for the organization. The first two ...

Home Show has a good turnout

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From staff reports VIENNA — The 2019 Great American Home Show ended its three-day run on Sunday with organizers again pleased with the turnout. “It’s been great,” said Steven D. Bailey, an officer of the sponsoring Home Builders Association and an exhibitor at the event held this ...

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Free health screenings in Beverly Tuesday The Ohio University Community Health Program will be held at the Beverly Library from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. There will be free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. Fasting nine to 12 hours before the screening is recommended, but not ...

Snow may cause delivery delay

Local News

Due to deteriorating road conditions the Monday edition of The Marietta Times may be delivered later than normal to some homes. Subscribers may read the All Access digital version of the printed newspaper by validating their subscription at ...

Test of faith

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There was no bargaining with God, as the surgery dragged on. "I think it was just realizing if this is what's required of me, I'll do it," explained Austin Rehl, of Marietta. He has watched his son Dallin's trial unfold and calls it a real test of faith, starting first with headaches and ...

Opioid hub meeting focuses on finding jobs for those in recovery

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The complexity of the lives of recovering addicts and the agencies responsible for them became clearer at a meeting of the Washington County Opioid Hub subcommittee on workforce held Friday. The meeting, held in the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce offices on Front Street, was attended by ...

City/county sewer lawsuit still being considered

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While the Washington County Commissioners begin plans to comply with environmental orders to sewer Devola, litigation between the commissioners and the city of Marietta continues. On Friday, legal counsel for both the county and city noted the potential next steps in two legal cases the city ...

Ohio to crest near flood stage early Saturday

Local News

After days of rain, skies cleared on Friday but the Ohio River was expected to continue rising through Saturday morning. The National Weather Service predicted the river would peak between 1 and 7 a.m. at 34.8 feet at the Marietta pumphouse, making it likely that southside locations such as ...

Habitat auction raises funds for future homes

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2-9 habitat auction CHAD PLAUCHE-ADKINS The Marietta Times Roger Patterson and Nancy Mendicino look for the items they want to bid on at the 19th annual Callihan Auction on Friday. By the numbers •Amount raised at 2018 auction: $29,000. •Number of items up for auction: ...

Crossing guards urge safety

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Every school day, drivers are likely to see volunteers dressed in blaze orange and carrying stop signs escorting school children across some of the busiest intersections in the city. Lisa Bammerlin, 47, of Marietta, volunteers as a crossing guard at Washington Elementary and said drivers ...

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The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St., will host an African drum workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 in the social hall. Master drummer Lawrence Greene will conduct the workshop. The fee is $10; advance registration required. Call Rev. Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 ...