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CVB plans shared with commissioners

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The Washington County Commissioners heard an update from the new executive director of the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau following their regular weekly meeting Thursday. Deana Clark met with the commissioners to discuss how the bureau is planning to bounce back ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
Residents, staff and visitors dance at the Thursday day-after-Valentine’s party at the Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beverly.

Nursing home residents, family, come together

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BEVERLY—The music was from the ‘60s and ‘70s, the room was busy with disco lights and the dance floor was full. For the second year, Muskingum Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing held a party for its residents the day after Valentine’s Day. Dressed in their Saturday night best, ...

Marietta council handles finances

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Marietta City Council spent Thursday’s regular meeting voting on multiple financial ordinances. One was to finalize the renovation project for the Harmar Lift Station with a final deduction change order of $50,373.51. “This closes out our project,” said Water and Sewer Committee ...

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Frontier Board of Ed to meet Monday The February regular meeting for the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Frontier High School library preceded by the finance committee meeting at 6:45 p.m. WSCC Board of Trustees to meet The Washington ...

Ohio River Benchmarks for Marietta, Belpre

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The Ohio River is predicted to crest at 38.6 feet at 1 p.m. Sunday in Marietta. Flood stage is 35 feet, moderate flood stage is considered 38 feet and major flood stage is considered 40 feet by the National Weather Service. The Muskingum River is predicted to crest at 11.3 feet in ...

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Career Center, local industries offer real-life conditions

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A new project brewing at the Washington County Career Center will take students in the adult education industrial programs out of the classroom for training in conditions that closely mimic the workplaces they are likely to encounter when they get hired. The Outdoor Industrial Training ...

Old gas and oil wells a concern

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With more than 100 years of drilling not only across the state but in Washington County, the number of local abandoned wells is estimated to be more than the 37 documented by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. And orphaned wells pose not only a safety risk but also potential ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Traffic along Veto Road will be diverted near Ohio 7 today and Friday between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. while old power lines and a temporary new line are worked on.

AEP, slip repair close Veto Road

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CONSTITUTION—Veto Road is scheduled to be closed or see delays four times this year, all due to work surrounding slippage. Today and Friday are the first of those four times, and the road is scheduled to be closed between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. “There has been an existing ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Marietta resident Mike Sauer enjoys fresh cut fries with cheddar cheese dip as he visits Flying Dogs Hot Dogs, the newest eatery to occupy the building at 281 Seventh St.

Flying Dogs recently opened on Seventh Street

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The door to one of Marietta’s newest eateries was constantly opening and closing Wednesday, even though the restaurant had barely opened for the day. That’s the way it’s been since Flying Dogs Hot Dogs opened on Feb. 8, according to owner John Nash, who has committed to staying in ...

Committee to focus on blight

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Marietta City Council discussed the blight agenda for the first half of the year in Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee Wednesday. Chairman Geoff Schenkel laid out an outline of his priorities for the committee spanning through June. “I’ve been reviewing the the numerous ...

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Warren schools committees to meet The Learning, Instruction and Assessment Committee of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent. The Operations Committee meeting of the Warren ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Commercial traffic, individual vehicles and school buses pass over the Washington Street Bridge in Marietta Tuesday.

Washington Street Bridge: Old design, still useful

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Though the Federal Highway Administration classifies the Washington Street Bridge in Marietta as functionally obsolete, that categorization is not linked to current concrete crumbling along the abutment on the west side of the bridge. “The abutment definitely needs attention, especially ...

Marietta BOE reconsiders realignment

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The Marietta City Schools Board of Education is considering a plan to walk back its aggressive proposal to realign the district’s elementary school system. The proposal, made public in December, was the subject of a town hall meeting in January, where an audience largely made up of parents ...

Not guilty plea in murder case

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From staff reports A former Marietta man pleaded not guilty in the murder of Patsy Sparks, a former cold case for which he was indicted in January. Randy Slider, 56, was arraigned in Noble County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning. The arraignment was originally scheduled for today but was ...

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Belpre teen positive influence on his school, community

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Polite and softspoken, Belpre High School Senior Nicholas Hampton embodies everything it means to wear the Boy Scout badge of honor. For his Eagle Scout project, Hampton, also a drummer in the Pride of Belpre Marching Band, decided to bring a little cheer to the lives of the residents of Belpre ...

New assistant principal hired for Williamstown High School

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The Wood County Board of Education unanimously approved Jason Ward as the new assistant principal at Williamstown High School despite protests from two elementary school administrators. Ward has worked for Wood County Schools in the past but currently works for Jackson County Schools. ...

Interest builds for auditor seat

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After four terms, Washington County Auditor Bill McFarland will leave the post next year, with plenty of interest already in the public office. The seat will be up for grabs in the November election, with two Republican candidates already filing as write-in candidates and several more ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Glenwood resident Bob Oliver, left, gets some assistance Tuesday with his Valentine craft from Phillips Elementary School first-graders Maddy Patterson and Levi Prim, right.

Young and old come together over monthly projects

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Construction paper, conversations and spontaneous singing filled the air Tuesday in Nicole Maxon’s first grade class at Phillips Elementary school as residents of Glenwood Retirement Community came for their monthly visit with the students. One of the crafts of the day was to make a “love ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
A student in the Hands On Tour for Sophomores held Tuesday at the Washington County Career Center tries out the virtual reality equipment in the center’s program for graphic design and video production.

County sophomores tour Career Center

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com In the corner of the auto collision repair classroom, visiting sophomores stood in line holding colored metal panels, waiting their turn to try the airbrushing equipment. On the floor of the shop, center stage was occupied by an ...

Wood BOE asked to release state audit

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County Board of Education member has called for an open discussion of why the district will not release a state education audit for Wood County Schools. At the end of the board’s Tuesday night meeting at Jefferson Elementary Center, board member Jim Asbury said he has ...