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Council discusses converting records, marijuana

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Marietta Municipal Court plans to spend approximately $120,000 to convert old court records to a digital filing system. Court Administrator Jason Hamilton appeared before Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee Monday requesting the use of funds from the court’s coffers to comply with ...

Bomb scare, insanity plea

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A plea of insanity will be accepted by Washington County Common Pleas Court for the bomb scare of December 2016 which closed Marietta Municipal Court for a day and drew in first responders from the city, county and state. Daniel L. Buchman, 34, of 106 Sunset Drive, Marietta, appeared Monday ...

Sinkhole on River Trail

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Walkers, runners and bike riders are asked to use caution on the River Trail as the city of Marietta works to determine the cause of a rapidly expanding sinkhole. “It’s been there for several months now, but it was a lot smaller than it is now,” said Stephanie Jarvis, supervisor for ...

Portion of IEI fire lawsuit dismissed

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PARKERSBURG — Portions of one of the first lawsuits filed in connection with the IEI plant fire last October have been dismissed by a federal judge. Chief Judge Thomas E. Johnson with the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a memorandum opinion and ...

Broughton social returns to Washington County Fairgrounds

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After a one year absence, the Broughton annual Ice Cream Social returned this weekend. The fundraiser was held Sunday at Civitan Park inside the Washington County Fairgrounds. This year’s proceeds will go towards the Memorial Health System’s Strecker Cancer Center. The weather was perfect ...

Festival highlights rivers, trails & ales in the Valley

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Showcasing all the different activities and businesses available in the Marietta area was the focus of the eighth annual Rivers Trails and Ales Festival this past weekend. The festival is a grassroots outdoor enthusiast festival, highlighting Marietta's outdoor activities and downtown ...

Health & Wellness Day

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VIENNA — Health and the latest in wellness were on display during the annual Camden Clark Medical Center Health and Wellness Day at Grand Central Mall on Saturday. Roger Lockhart, director of marketing and public affairs, said attendance at the health fair was much higher this year. By ...

Q&A: MC sports students get real-life experience

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Last year, Rick Smith, assistant professor of Sport Management at Marietta College, was able to take seven sports management majors to Florida, where they helped put on ESPN’s Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl. This year, Smith will be even more involved in the college bowl, as he’s been asked ...

Musician to replace Davisson Brothers at Homecoming

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PARKERSBURG — After the cancellation of its original opening night act, officials with the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival have signed a new performer to open the 2018 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival on Friday evening in downtown Parkersburg. Homecoming president Mike Cottrell said the ...

Motorcycle group donates to veterans’ museum

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Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley recently received a donation from a veteran-based motorcycle group. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of West Virginia 37-1 and 37-2 donated $1,000 to the museum located on Seventh Street in ...

Around town

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Special meeting of the Warren board planned There will be a special meeting of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent, for the purpose of having a work session relating to the Ohio School Facilities ...

First days of school

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First days - Belpre City Schools: Aug. 15 - Morgan Local School District: Aug. 15 - Wood County Schools: Aug. 15 - Wood County Christian School: Aug. 15 - Marietta Christian School: Aug. 20 - Warren Local School District: Aug. 20 - Frontier Local School District: Aug. 21 - ...

Managing pain without pills

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Orland Bragg has made a living working on automobiles. Until recently he had his own shop, Bragg Automotive, in Marietta. Cars, however, have played a darker role in his life. In the decade from 1986 to 1996, he was the victim of four major rear-end collisions. “The vehicle was totally ...

Belpre City Schools bus routes

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Belpre City Schools Bus 10 Driver: Kim Sampson 7:08: Florence and 6th 7:09: Florence and 7th 7:10: Florence and 8th 7:11: Florence and 9th 7:18: Gibbens Lane 7:21: Walnut and 3rd 7:25: Walnut and 8th 7:26: Wirt and Elm 7:28: Wirt and Barclay 7:30: Barclay and 8th 7:40: ...

New club teaches kids to counter bullies

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When asked recently by a few girls if they could play a game with him, 8-year-old Elijah Lopez said “no” and turned away. Lopez was just role playing as part of a summer anti-bullying program but the behavior is something he and the other participants see often, he said. “I’ve ...

‘You have to really love kids’

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By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times eoneill@mariettatimes.com According to the National Safety Council, some 25 million young people in the United States begin and end their school days on a big yellow bus. It takes a special kind of person to transport these students to school ...

Wolf Creek Local Schools bus routes

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Wolf Creek Local Schools Bus 5 Driver: Marsha Tornes From bus compound on Ohio 339, left on to Ohio 676 to Watertown Road, to Klinger Road, turn around, back to Watertown Road, to Rainbow Road, to Heiss Road, to Hendershot Road, back to Watertown Road, right on Waterford Road, to Strahler ...

Around Town

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Broughton social Sunay at fairgrounds The Broughton Ice Cream for American celebration will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The cost is $4 per person, which includes all-you-can-eat ice cream, sundaes and root beet floats. There will also be live music. ...

Marietta City Schools bus routes

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Marietta City Schools Bus 1 Driver: Sharon Deems A.M. High School/Middle School run: 6:35 472/478 Muskingum Drive; 6:40 814 Masonic Park Road; Masonic Park Road at Kentucky Avenue; All stops on Townhall Road and Garden City Road; All stops on Masonic Park Road from Garden City Road to end ...