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Light snow causes some slippery conditions

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After the warm temperatures Washington County has had for much of the winter, some light snowfall Monday morning was a surprise for many. Megan Kiebler, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, W.Va., said the next few days will be chilly, but the cold won't last. No ...

Diversity in literature focus of lecture

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As parents and educators select literature for their growing children, where is diversity in that decision-making process? That question was the underlying theme of a lecture on representation in children's literature provided by Raven and Ben Cromwell, education and English professors ...

Stop the Bleed brings training program to church

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Branching into local church halls and later this year banks, the mission to “stop the bleed” continues. Stop the Bleed is a training program developed by the American College of Surgeons and The Committee on Trauma to arm laypersons with the tools to stabilize injuries after an active ...

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St. Mary Catholic School will hold a 2020-2021 Open House Jan. 30. There will be two sessions: one from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and one from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Center of the school for Preschool 3, Preschool 4 and Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. New scholarship opportunities are available ...

MOV Fellowship Home hopes to expand pantry

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PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home is working on a campaign to raise funds for an expansion of its food pantry. The Fellowship Home is a residential recovery program for those who struggle with substance abuse issues. Clients alternate chores and it’s the responsibility ...

Hundreds turn out to see icy works of art downtown

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Hundreds of people bundled up for the Marietta Ice Festival on Saturday to see ice sculptures on display in downtown Marietta and to see a live ice sculpture being created. With temperatures in the mid 40s, the race with time was on for the unique four-hour event. Seventeen ice sculptures ...

Shelter gifted $10K from anonymous donor

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After seeing a recent story in The Marietta Times about the financial issues at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, a local resident decided to help. An anonymous donor visited the Marietta Community Foundation Friday morning and offered to match up to $10,000 in donations for a capital ...

Synthetic ice rink at City Park a success

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PARKERSBURG — The kickoff weekend for the new Parkersburg Synthetic Ice Skate Rink was a hit, seeing hundreds of people Friday and Saturday. Vicki Marshall, director of the Wood County Recreation Commission, said that by 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the rink, which opened at 2 p.m., had seen 90 ...

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Frontier BOE meeting will be on Tuesday The January regular meeting for the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frontier High/Middle School media center. Warren BOE meeting moved to Wednesday The Operations Committee meeting of the Warren ...

Winter reflection

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Winter for farmers is a time for reflection and planning, and one important element in both of those is determining what was successful and what wasn't in the previous growing season. It's a busy time of the year for Marty Clark. Clark, who works in a variety of roles at the Washington ...

County agencies should be relocated by May

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The next step in the re-location of Washington County agencies has been taken, and it's anticipated that moves could be complete by May. "I think realistically May is a good date for having us completely at 202 and 204 Davis Ave.," said Flite Freimann, director of Washington County Job and ...

Restaurant continues model of giving back

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Learning a traditional for-profit business model is tough enough for entrepreneurs taking the plunge. But expanding from child portions and light meal orders to a full-lunch restaurant while keeping a focus on charity has offered a learning curve for the Sauls family. "But we are so ...

Warren team advances after day in court

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The question was whether a school could suppress the First Amendment right of students to demonstrate in support of the Second Amendment. The complex civil case was tried six times in two courthouses in Marietta Friday, in actions that involved dozens of high school students. The goal wasn't ...

Sternwheel ball will raise money for festival

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To help raise money for the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival's entertainment and fireworks, a 45th anniversary ball will be held at the Lafayette Hotel. The doors for the semi-formal event will open at 6 p.m. Feb. 8, with dinner at 7 p.m. Silent and live auctions will begin at 8 p.m. with ...

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Volunteers for the annual Christmas Day Feast are encouraged to attend a review and planning meeting to begin preparations for the 2020 event. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of the host church, Marietta First Presbyterian, 501 Fourth St. Those attending will ...

Local consumers adjusting to tobacco law change

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It's been three months since legislation increased the age from 18 to 21 for people to purchase tobacco in Ohio, and a similar federal law went into effect at the end of December. Some local residents are still not aware of the change in the law, said those who sell the products daily. "Most ...

Nine years in prison for drug dealer who shot at home

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A Parkersburg man who admitted shooting at a house in Warren Township from his vehicle last year has been sent to state prison for a minimum of nine years. Timothy D. Ramey, 35, pleaded for leniency from Judge Mark Kerenyi at a sentencing hearing Thursday morning in Washington County Common ...

Marietta hosts Opportunity Appalachia forum

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Marietta played host this week to a state all-call for guidance on being investor-ready. The Opportunity Appalachia forum was held at Buckeye Hills, inviting community representatives from across the state to hear from investment fund, state regulatory and legal agents familiar with the ...

School vouchers could take local tax dollars

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An impending expansion of the number of public schools listed as underperforming in connection with a private school voucher program has alarmed districts around the state. Will Hampton, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, said the expansion has the potential to cost the district ...