Williamstown sets zoning for three sites

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Ordinances to set zoning on three properties in the city were approved on their first readings by Williamstown City Council Tuesday. Mayor Jean Ford said one of the ordinances was to rezone the former Fenton Art Glass factory site for the new elementary school and the other ...


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City health offers immunization clinics The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., will be offering additional immunization clinics this month. The health department will be offering vaccines today as well as Aug. 21, 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children entering kindergarten, ...

Judge OKs Century Aluminum settlement

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RAVENSWOOD, W. Va. — The struggle for the retirees from Century Aluminum is coming to a close as the agreement they have sought for benefits has been approved. Karen Gorrell, who represented the retirees for a number of years, announced the judge gave final approval for the settlement on ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Karri Schilling, right, gets help from 3-year-old daughter, Briar, left, on Monday as they try to soothe the 5-month-old boy the family is fostering. Briar was adopted by the family through Children Services and joins the couple’s 13- and 14-year-old biological children to round out the family.


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As the opioid epidemic continues its grip on the Mid-Ohio Valley the youngest in the community continue to pay the price. As the epidemic has taken hold, more local children have needed foster care and Washington and surrounding counties remain without an adequate number of ...


Republicans fill local ballot openings

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In the contested Marietta City Council races appearing on the Nov. 7 ballot two new names will take the place of previous candidates on the Republican side. Cassidi Shoaf, of Marietta, has taken the third Republican council at-large spot, which was won in the primary by Austin James, after ...

At a glance
¯ Quinton I. Hart, 20, 3275 Loutz Drive, Grove City, was sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday to 60 days in jail and three years of community control. 
  ¯    Hart had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony on Jan. 13 but then failed to appear for sentencing in February on that charge.
¯  He was then charged with failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.
¯  Hart pleaded guilty to the second charge Monday and was sentenced on both felonies.
¯  Hart was given 37 days credit for time already served while awaiting sentencing.
Source: Washington County Common Pleas Court.

Jail time for drug possession

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A man whose drug charges are connected to the death of a runaway teen in 2015 was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of community control Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Quinton I. Hart, 20, of 3275 Loutz Drive, Grove City, had previously pleaded guilty to ...

Eclipse viewing a special time for the Valley

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While many people are planning road trips to places like the mountains of Tennessee or South Carolina, area experts say there is an opportunity to see a good part of the upcoming solar eclipse without leaving the Mid-Ohio Valley. According to the American Astronomical Society, which has ...

Belpre community donates for drug dog

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BELPRE — With approval from Belpre City Council, the Belpre Police Department will soon be purchasing a drug dog which has been paid for by community donations. At Monday’s meeting, council unanimously approved all three readings of a resolution accepting a donation of $10,500 from the ...

Belpre staff counts down to start of classes

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BELPRE — Teachers, administrators and service personnel for Belpre City Schools met Monday to kick off the 2017-18 school year. Students return to the classroom Wednesday, and Superintendent Tony Dunn said everyone is busy preparing. “We just had our all-staff meeting,” Monday ...

around town

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Block of street closed for water main repairs The 100 block of Fourth Street will be closed through Friday for water main repairs, weather permitting. This will be a full closure with no access from Greene Street. For information: Eric Lambert, 740-373-5495. Memorial tribute for Third ...


Rivers, trails, ales

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The seventh annual Rivers Trails & Ales Festival (RTA) drew a large number of outdoor enthusiasts who participated in the four-day event. Festival-goers were scattered throughout area trails, waterways, recreation areas and in shops and eating establishments. Billed as 'a down-home ...

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Vigil held to support victims

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PARKERSBURG — People came out to Point Park in Parkersburg on Sunday evening to stand against hate and intolerance. Around 100 people attended the candlelight vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville to honor the lives lost over the weekend as violence erupted from a rally in ...

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Marietta woman a leader in state GOP

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Marietta resident Marilyn Ashcraft starts each day reading and responding to more than 100 emails related to her service in Ohio’s Republican Party. Recently, she was asked to be part of a Supreme Court judicial screening committee. “It’s a very big responsibility,” she said. “I ...

Apraxia walk in 4th year

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WASHINGTON, W.Va. — While it was the fourth year for the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech event it had a new home this year. Crystal Wallace, coordinator of the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech, said they had 90 people, including seven children with the condition ...

Lack of jury duty response is troubling

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PARKERSBURG — A number of people in Wood County have not been responding to jury summons and it is becoming a concern for local officials. Wood County Prosecutor Pat Lefebure said the courts in Wood County have been seeing more and more people not showing up for jury duty. "We have had ...

Around town

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Third Thursday Talk at The Castle The next Third Thursday Talk at The Castle will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday featuring “Samuel P. Hildreth: Pioneering Science in the Mid-Ohio Valley” by Derek Hennen. After finishing medical school in 1806, Dr. Samuel P. Hildreth realized his boyhood dream ...


Focus on the animals

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She still has the same gloves from more than a decade ago. “You can tell they’ve been with me everywhere,” she says as she drums out a silent tune of Rob Zombie’s on the steering wheel pumped up, though the weather is dreary. “I always wear them especially going into these hoarder ...

We should be a love light for Christ Jesus


My elderly mother enjoys having breakfast at a popular local restaurant. We have a favorite table that usually waits for us, and she always orders their hash browns no matter what. This morning, a young couple with two youngsters were seated at the next booth, but if you didn’t notice the ...

School bus drivers driven by duty

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Getting up before the sun does every day is no easy task. All the bus drivers responsible for transporting the students of Washington County to and from school do this every day and for some of them, it’s been over many years. “I love my job and I really enjoy the kids,” said Randy ...

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Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday Ham and chicken dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at St. Michael’s in Carlisle, to ...