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Library classes

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Three Washington County Public Library sites will be offering free computer classes this month: Barlow The Barlow location of the Washington County Public Library, at 45 White Oak Professional Center, will be offering the following free computer class in October: Basic Word Processing, 10 ...

Lowell Octoberfest keeps tradition alive

Local News

LOWELL — With the aroma of delicious German food and the sounds of live entertainment filling the air, the tradition of the 43rd annual Lowell Octoberfest continued over the weekend on Buell Island in Lowell. Lowell, a community with a rich German background, holds its biggest event of the ...

Paranorm MOV event set for Dec. 1

Local News

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — Run with Sasquatch at the first Paranorm MOV on Dec. 1. Paranorm MOV is a celebration of all things paranormal and is sponsored by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, The Marietta Times and the Dils Center. Tickets are now on sale for Paranorm MOV, which ...

Belpre man killed in truck crash

Local News

From staff reports BELPRE - A Belpre man is killed in a single vehicle accident in Belpre Township on Sunday morning. Brian M. Stone, 34 of Belpre, was killed in a single vehicle accident at 4:28 a.m. Sunday on County Road 2, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported in a press ...

Personal cancer stories lead to activism

Local News

Carolyn Dempsey has seen triumph over cancer. Her mother is now five years cancer free. She’s also seen how the disease can take a valuable part of a family. Her father succumbed to throat cancer eight years ago. So, when Dempsey, of Devola, was offered the chance to represent the ...

Third annual Pink Cupcake Run held

Local News

PARKERSBURG — People came out Sunday to support the fight against cancer as well as honor those who have survived the disease. The Camden Clark Foundation held its third annual Pink Cupcake Run and its annual Cancer Survivors Picnic around Point Park in downtown Parkersburg on Sunday ...

Wirt County holds 16th Pioneer Day

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By Madeline Murphy Special to the Times ELIZABETH — The pioneer days may be gone, but their history is still very much alive. The 16th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day was held in Elizabeth's Courthouse Square on Saturday. The event featured vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a ...

Around town

Local News

Fall bazaar and lunch at Gilman UMC Sat. The annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. The bazaar includes crafts, bakery and attic treasures. The luncheon includes soup, sandwich and desserts. ...

Shut out

Local News

When medical marijuana becomes available, it appears, Washington County will have one doctor and one dispensary to meet the needs of its patient population. The dispensary, to be located at 414 Greene St., at the corner where the Williamstown Bridge meets Greene Street, will be operated by ...

Mental health therapy making a difference in schools

Local News

BEVERLY – Fort Frye Local Schools this year added a new resource for students, and six weeks into the new year it is making a difference. With an increasing number of the district's students showing signs of trauma and troubled behavior, the district struck an agreement with Life & ...

Fall Fest

Local News

As the sun began to set Friday in downtown Marietta, people began walking down Front Street to take in all the festivities and fun that the First Fridays Fall Fest had to offer. Businesses took advantage of the weather for the event and left their doors open to let in not only the fresh fall ...

Mommy Mart continues Saturday

Local News

Local parents utilized each other as resources for clothing their children this week. "I get my son's clothes for this year and a season ahead," explained Emily Barron, 29, of Marietta. "He's growing so much, he's 3, that I go to this because you're able to stretch your dollar further." The ...

Around town

Local News

Beginning Monday, Dominion East Ohio will begin replacing 1,307 feet of gas main on Putnam Street between Second and Third streets, weather permitting. The project is expected to last 30 days. Traffic will be maintained but there will be lane closures. Motorists are urged to use alternate ...

Wash Out

Local News

A small cul-de-sac lane starts at a disadvantage when scored for grant funding for maintenance and repair. "That's state and federal scoring, if a road is arterial or a connector it's scored much higher," explained City Engineer Joe Tucker Thursday as he reviewed the plight of a group of ...

County schools seeing increase in breakfast participation

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As the day starts, thousands of children sit down to breakfast in Washington County schools. The county's school districts all serve free and reduced-price breakfast under a decades-old federal program that represented an expansion of the school lunch initiative started in the 1960s. In 2017 ...

Marietta City Council provides sinkhole funds

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By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com Marietta City Council authorized $27,650 in special legislation Thursday during its regular meeting. The first portion was $13,750 for sewer line repair engineering for five sinkholes, four of which surfaced in Harmar ...

Flu season: Shot clinics available in Marietta

Local News

The influenza virus is always around, but this is the time of year when its human vectors begin to gather indoors and give it easy pathways to spread. Schools come back in session, the weather cools off and flu season comes around again. Washington County residents have a number of options ...

Commissioners approve money for new Behavorial Health leader

Local News

Salary for a new director of the Washington County Behavorial Health Board was passed at Thursday's weekly county commission meeting, although the vote was not unanimous. An appropriation of $3,516.94 for the board passed by a vote of 2-1. The money was requested to pay incoming deputy ...

Around town

Local News

The annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. The bazaar includes crafts, bakery and attic treasures. The luncheon includes soup, sandwich and desserts. Everyone is welcome. • For information: ...

Wood County Schools changes format of LSIC meetings

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will begin its annual Local School Improvement Council presentations this month, but under a much different format than in years past. The LSIC presentations are required under state code. North-Parkersburg-area schools will present Oct. 15 at Parkersburg ...