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Belpre High School honor roll

Neighborhood News

Belpre High School honor roll for the second grading period, Jan. 6: All A’S Principal List Grade 7: Paige Caldwell, Claudia Church, Bryce Collins, Ethan Coyner, Natalie Miller, Madison Sprigg, Matthew Thomas. Grade 8: Hannah DeWitt, Kelly Erb, Samantha Gainer, Alyssa Hutchinson, Emma ...

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Four-year prison term for home invasion

Local News

A 22-year-old Belpre man sobbed as he was handcuffed and led from the courtroom Tuesday after being sentenced to a four-year prison term for participating in the armed robbery of a Belpre residence in January 2016. “I’d just like to apologize for what I’ve done,” defendant Aaron ...

MHS’ Class of 1977 40th reunion in June

Neighborhood News

The Class of MHS 1977 would like classmates to mark their calendars for the 40th class reunion. The reunion will take place on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, 2017. Both evenings will take place at the Quality Inn at 700 Pike St. Friday night will be a meet and greet with a cash bar ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Jocelyn Adelsperger, executive director, discusses new programs that will be offered at the pool in the Betsey Mills Club on Tuesday.

New energy at the Betsey

Local News

The Betsey Mills Club in Marietta welcomed a new executive director for the new year. Jocelyn Adelsperger, 41, of Marietta said she hopes to bring back previous traditions held within the Betsey Mills Club in her new position. “The Betsey has real potential to effect change and create ...

St. Mary Catholic School honor roll

Neighborhood News

St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-2017 school year: 4th Grade Principal’s List Alice Barret Jonathan Crosby Max Frye 4th Grade Honor Roll Avery Baker Ava Bartlett Amelia Becker Carson Chavez Aiden Church Jaqueline ...

City weighs sponsoring 3rd conservation project

Local News

Marietta City Council is considering sponsoring a third conservation project as a means of reducing the interest rate of an upcoming loan. “I like sponsoring wetlands conservation and restoration projects because it’s really not a risk to the city,” explained City Engineer Joe Tucker ...

Family & Children First programs

Neighborhood News

- Family & Children First is sponsoring a winter session of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. The program, for parents and youth ages 10 to 14, is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to build family strengths; strengthen parenting skills; and prevent ...

Peoples Bank to close small branch office in east Belpre

Local News

BELPRE — Peoples Bank is planning to close its small branch office in east Belpre at the end of March. The branch office scheduled for closure is located at 510 Washington Blvd., across from Belpre Furniture. In a letter sent out to customers, Staci B. Matheney, SVP Retail Sales & ...

Belpre Senior Center calendar

Neighborhood News

Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call 740-423-6022 for more information. Activity is free unless otherwise noted. Week of Jan. 16-20: Monday: Closed for holiday Tuesday: 10am - BP/ Screening 11am - Birthday Party 11:45 am - Lunch ($4) 1 pm - Cards, Games, ...

Talks over bonds, construction timelines on hold

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Debate over the fate of Waverly Elementary School derailed a discussion of bonds and construction timelines at Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education meeting, with officials saying the school must be addressed before other steps can be taken. Board members disagree on ...

Arnold

90th birthday

Neighborhood News

Leora Arnold will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Jan. 18. Cards may be sent to her at: 21475 State Route 676, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.

Around Town

Local News

Washington County Men Cook! is Feb. 11 The Washington County Men Cook! event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Quality Inn in Marietta. It will be an opportunity to have a tasting of home-cooked dishes provided by more than 30 men from Washington County. All proceeds will benefit ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Roman Hardie, 4, makes letters out of popsicle sticks with classmates Tucker Frick, 4, and Dylan Coombs, 5, during class on Monday at the Jane Edwards Head Start Center in Marietta.

Head Start: Expanded hours will help youngsters prepare for school

Local News

To further enhance kindergarten readiness in preschoolers, Washington-Morgan Community Action’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs will extend their hours in August thanks to receiving an additional $267,000 in federal funds. Expanded hours will be offered at the Belpre Head Start ...

Bill raises concerns about rights of way

Local News

The exercise of home rule by municipalities is in question after Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 331 into law last month but state legislators are asking that local governments give one of its ideas a chance to succeed. The bill, which in title describes the regulation of dog ...

Warren bond issue back on May ballot

Local News

VINCENT-In May voters in the Warren Local school district will once again be asked to support a bond issue that would result in a $62 million construction project at the current middle school campus. On Monday the Warren Local Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place the ...

Belpre ambulance service to be discussed

Local News

BELPRE —A total of four proposals regarding daytime ambulance and emergency service coverage in Belpre will up for review and consideration during a meeting scheduled for Jan. 16 of Belpre City Council’s Police and Fire Committee. Councilmember Donna Miller, chair of the Police and Fire ...

Parents concerned students left in cold

Local News

NEW MATAMORAS —The library of Frontier High and Middle School was full of concerned parents Monday who brought up the issue of students waiting in the cold before school begins. A few parents attending Monday’s board of education meeting brought up the issue of students arriving to school ...

Waterford to ask for levy renewal

Local News

WATERFORD —Taking its place on the ballot for the third time this May will be a renewal emergency tax levy for the Wolf Creek Local school district that would generate $781,927 a year. “The first time voters passed this was in 2007,” said District Superintendent Doug Baldwin. “At the ...

Around Town

Local News

Men Cook event coming up Feb. 11 The Washington County Men Cook! event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Quality Inn in Marietta. It will be an opportunity to have a tasting of home-cooked dishes provided by more than 30 men from Washington County. All proceeds will benefit the ...

Three arrested in Secret Santa theft

Local News

From staff reports Three people allegedly responsible for the theft of toys from Washington-Morgan Community Action’s Secret Santa campaign in November have been arrested. “Some of these toys are fairly expensive,” said Sgt. Len Ritchie. “But we recovered them all.” Two BMX ...