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Ham radio operators to hold field day Sat.

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From local reports PARKERSBURG - Several local ham radio clubs will be talking with other ham radio operators around the country and around the world this weekend. The Parkersburg Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual 24-hour field day starting 2 p.m. Saturday at Fort Boreman Park. The ...

Around town

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Oxbow Road closed this week for repairs The following county road will be closed for repair by the Washington County Highway Department: Oxbow Road (CR 85) at the 1.5 mile marker will be closed until Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. Please call the County Engineer’s Office at ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Landon Dunn, 5, of Marietta, looks both ways while crossing a miniature street at Safetytown Monday.

SAFETY LESSONS

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“One: stop, look and listen before you cross the street,” said Isabel Derenberger, 5, of Marietta, when asked what she learned Monday. Derenberger will join the ranks of more than 8,000 local students who have graduated from the Samuel L. Cook Safetytown after completing ...

ARC grants designed to train workers

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Though the Appalachian Regional Commission’s future is still unknown in the nation’s capital, projects are full steam ahead in the region. Buckeye Hills Regional Council was awarded $1.2 million recently to fund a three new “makers spaces” in Marietta, Somerset and ...

Manufacturing and entrepreneurship camp

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Students will have the opportunity to explore the manufacturing side of a business and learn about creating their own business at the 2nd annual Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship Camp at the Ely Chapman Education Foundation next week. Beginning on Monday, students can have the opportunity ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Carolyn Miller with Senior Wheels Transportation looks over the program with Courtney Folts, direct care specialist from WASCO, at the 44th annual RSVP Recognition Dinner.

RSVP thanks volunteer efforts

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Laughter and sharing fun times filled the Lafayette Hotel Grand Ballroom on Monday evening as the 44th annual Recognition Dinner for RSVP took place. This is a dinner where Lisa Valentine, director for RSVP, said it’s time to thank the volunteers. “Every year we come together to ...

Some of those making the trip to Guatemala were: front row, from left: Lucas Fullerton, Duncan Watson. Middle row, from left, Eli Fullerton, Courtney Feight, Peyton Smith, Evan Wells, Connor Watson. Back row, from left: Mikayla Roberts, Sarah Watson, Alexis Groves, Seth Feight, Tom Middleton.

Belpre Christian Academy makes mission trip

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BELPRE -- Every two years, the Belpre Christian Academy makes a trip to Guatemala of Central America. The mission trip is open to anyone wishing to make the week-long journey. The last one was made in March, according to the principal of the academy, Eric Fullerton. There were seven ...

AROUND TOWN

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Oxbow Road closed this week for repairs The following county road will be closed for repair by the Washington County Highway Department: Oxbow Road (CR 85) at the 1.5 mile marker will be closed Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. until Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. Please call the ...

Brett Dunlap   Special to the Times
Catherine Miller, owner of PCM LaCreperie of Lewisburg, W.Va., makes crepes Sunday for people attending the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival held over the weekend at City Park.

People pleaser

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PARKERSBURG - People who attended the 22nd annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival over the past weekend got to experience different cultures from around the world. The annual festival saw thousands of people come to City Park in Parkersburg who had the chance to partake in different ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Landon Dunn, 5, of Marietta, looks both ways while crossing a miniature street at Safetytown Monday.

Safety lessons

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“One: stop, look and listen before you cross the street,” said Isabel Derenberger, 5, of Marietta, when asked what she learned Monday. Derenberger will join the ranks of more than 8,000 local students who have graduated from the Samuel L. Cook Safetytown after completing ...

Re-enactors at Henderson Hall

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BOAZ - Just a few days before West Virginia celebrates its anniversary on Tuesday, visitors to Henderson Hall over the weekend had a chance to step back to the period of history which brought about West Virginia's creation. The annual Civil War Re-enactment Weekend took place on Saturday and ...

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Marietta native pens humorous memoir

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Divorce, getting fired and faux pas with “stepmommying” are just a few of the issues Marietta native Amy Lyle tackles in her humorous memoir. Lyle, now living in the Atlanta area, is a graduate of Marietta High School and The Ohio State University. Although she is a professional ...

Less trash found in River Sweep

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PARKERSBURG - While the 2017 edition of the Ohio River Sweep had a large number of volunteers, the number of bags they filled were at all-time low. John Reed, director of the Wood County Solid Waste Authority, said 72 bags were collected as more than 100 volunteers picked up litter and ...

Belpre town hall meeting Thursday night

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BELPRE - For several months, Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has been working with Belpre officials and the Belpre community to conduct a study on economic development for the Belpre area. Voinovich School representatives will present the plan to the ...

Around town

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Cash for College seminar June 26 Washington State Community College, in partnership with Washington-Morgan Community Action and Washington County Job and Family Services, will host an informative financial aid event, Cash for College, at 6 p.m. June 26. The event is open to everyone, ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Wade Miller, left, jumps up to wrap his arms around his son, Dante Sherman, right, as the two reminisce over the lessons Miller has imparted as a father Friday in Marietta.

Lessons taught by dad

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At 18 and as a student, Dante Sherman, was “adopted” into the Miller family at the close of his freshman year at Marietta College. “I say we adopted him, though it’s not on paper,” said Wade Miller, 45, of Marietta. Miller took Sherman, now 28, of Cleveland, into his home ...

The Body of Christ is a gift

Religion

It was a simple thing. Several people witnessed it. On Good Friday, I stepped down wrong from the altar area, my ankle twisted, and I chipped my five metatarsal, that is, the bone that runs between the little toe and the heel. It is not a serious injury. It required no surgery or setting. All I ...

Marietta a good place to hit the trails

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As the weather is heating up, area adventurers are gearing up to hit the hiking trails of Washington County. Whether you’re mountain biking, trail running or just enjoying nature with a hike, there are several trails located within the city limits of Marietta—or close by— that outdoor ...

Round up

Religion

Community carnival free at Wayside UM A free community carnival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va. There will be free food, inflatables, and games. Gospel Music Night at Ohio Valley Opera An Annual Gospel ...

Economy takes many hits because of drug abuse

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While one “hit” may cost $25 to $50, the impact to local economic stability is far greater. Recently the Ohio Attorney General testified before a U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee hearing in the nation’s capital to discuss the economic effects of the opioid epidemic. Sen. Rob ...