DOUG LOYER  Special to the Times
Winthrop Sargent, (John Conklin), Rufus Putnam, (Bill Reynolds), and an Ohio Company director, (Rob Gorrell), reenact a meeting from 1791 in the Rufus Putnam house at Campus Martius Museum.

History comes to life

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Campus Martius Museum visitors Saturday got a rare opportunity to see history come alive as living historians from Joseph Crockett's Western Battalion Brigade of the American Revolution were in character portraying Rufus Putnam, Winthrop Sargent and an Ohio Company Director. They met to ...

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Q&A: Job profiler a boon for Career Center

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The Washington County Career Center now has an ACT Job Profiler on staff. Alicia Miller, Assessment, Outreach and IT training manager, recently earned the credential after completing eight weeks of training. Having a profiler on staff will allow the Adult Technical Training Center at WCCC to ...

Annual Arts Festival at WVU-P Tuesday

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PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will present its 19th annual Very Spectacular Arts Festival for school children with disabilities on Tuesday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The event, which provides an exposure to the arts, will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the college. Cynthia Alkire and Sue ...

W.Va. officials concerned about tax proposal

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PARKERSBURG — A bill changing the tax system in West Virginia has its skeptics. Senate Bill 335 would eliminate the 6 percent sales tax and replace it with an 8 percent general consumption tax, including food, lower the income tax rate to 2.65 percent with a method to eliminate it around ...

Around town

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Betsey Mills Club to honor former director The Betsey Mills Club will host a reception to honor Linda Lewis for her years of service as the executive director of the Betsey Mills Club and to welcome Jocelyn Adelsperger in that role. Light refreshments will be served in the Betsey Mills Club ...

Photo illustration by JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Property tax records input from the Washington County Auditor's Office are updated through an online server nightly.

Records kept online

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Since 1954, meetings held by any government agency, elected board or appointed commission have been open to the public across Ohio. Then in 1963 those entities' records were required by the state legislature to be available upon request to the public. But in the more than 50 years since ...

A kiss isn’t always just a kiss


A kiss was, and still is, the traditional greeting among men in certain parts of the world. There was one time, however, when a kiss of greeting was anything but welcome. When you read through Luke 22: 47-51 in the Holy Bible, a simple kiss was also the agreed-upon signal to point out Jesus ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Kristina Davis, owner of Elizabeth Michaels in Vienna, stocks shoes at her store on Monday afternoon.

Steppin’ Out for Prom


Dresses and tuxedo rentals are, of course, a big portion of the prom looks being planned by local high schoolers. However, what they’re walking in may be quite eye-catching as well. This year’s shoe trends have shaped up into something more modern, pushing away from cowboy boots, which ...

Kara Grainger from Australia plays alongside her band during the 26th annual River City Blues Festival at the Lafayette Hotel on Friday night.

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Sounds from all around

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Sounds of blues, jazz and folk music filled the Lafayette Hotel Friday night and will continue playing into Saturday for the 26th annual River City Blues Festival. Acts from all over the world came for this event, including one act from Australia. “Kara Grainger is from Australia and ...



Church opens pre- school registration Putnam Church preschool’s registration for fall 2017 is now open. The preschool is located at 707 Masonic Park Road in Devola and is a ministry of Putnam Congregational Church. There are openings in both morning and afternoon sessions. Call 740-374-7224 ...

Finalists’ field of 3 for WSCC president

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The search for the next president of Washington State Community College has now been narrowed down to three applicants. Out of 36 total applications, resumes and letters of interests to filter into the presidential search inbox, Vicky Wood, 52, of Marion, Kristin Mallory, 53, of Charleston, ...



Saturday Wayside Vendor Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18 — a fun Saturday of shopping local and small businesses; proceeds benefit the Wayside Youth Mission Team; admission is $3/person and there will be free parking; Wayside youth will provide concessions; vendors include Pink ...

KATE YORK   The Marietta Times
Fox Computers owner Jonathan Jeffers, front, and Paul Prachun, look over a computer they refurbished at the shop on Tuesday.

Old computers updated for schools

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A local business owner is hoping to turn one man’s trash into a local school district’s treasure, with plans to refurbish computers and put them directly into the hands of students. Jonathan Jeffers, owner of Fox Computers, 311 Second St., Marietta, has about six to 10 donated computers ...

Man sentenced for assault of girlfriend

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A Devola man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for assaulting his girlfriend while under the influence of methamphetamine last August. John Phillip Estes, 30, of 115 Ohio Blvd., Marietta, was given 220 days of credit toward his sentence for time already served in the Washington ...

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Walking pays off in weight loss for Boaz man

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Chris Walker has walked the walk. It’s the path of weight loss. Walker is an appropriate last name. The path he walks now is the one he started nine months ago. Walker is not a runner. Walker is a walker. Step. In the last nine months, Walker has gone from 310 pounds to ...

Essential Air Service vital to local flights

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WILLIAMSTOWN — If Essential Air Service is eliminated as proposed in President Donald Trump’s budget plan, it could spell the end of commercial flights at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. “More than likely, it would mean the loss of service,” airport Manager Jeff McDougle ...


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Transmission line open house AEP Ohio, Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative are building a transmission line in Monroe and Washington counties. To learn more about this project, the public is invited to attend a project open house on Wednesday at Marietta High School and on ...

ERIN O’NEILL   The Marietta Times
Shayne Byers, owner of Healthy Start Nutrition on Front Street, mixes a meal replacement shake for a client Wednesday. Byers’ business was one of the establishments in Marietta that had no violations at its last health inspection.


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Whether your favorite eatery is in violation for mishandling and preparing food or consistently gets high marks for cleanliness is matter of public record, for those who care to know. Sunshine Week, which began on Monday, is a national, non-partisan effort to highlight the critical role of ...

What you need to know about access to public records

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The Ohio Revised Code defines public records as any record kept by a public office. As taxpayers and citizens, residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley have the right to know about property taxes, salaries of public officials and criminal records. Sunshine Week helps shine a light on Ohio’s ...

Council OKs fines for litter, weeds

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Marietta City Council passed a fee schedule Thursday that will enable fines for weeds and litter on properties within city limits. "We want to be able to use this by April 1 when the grass begins to become an issue in town," said Sarah Snow, R-at large. "Both our ad-hoc committees came back ...