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Lions Club preparing for annual Halloween Parade

Neighborhood News

The ghosts and ghouls are coming to town on Oct. 26 for the Marietta Noon Lion’s annual downtown Halloween Parade. Costume judging for participating youths will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Marietta College parking lot at the corner of Third and Butler streets. The parade leaves at noon and ...

Now accepting applications for Secret Santa program

Neighborhood News

Washington-Morgan Community Action will be accepting applications for the 2019 Secret Santa Program starting Oct. 21. The Secret Santa Program provides Christmas gifts to children, ages newborn to age 12, of low income families. The program serves children in Washington ...

Lowell Students of the Month for September

Neighborhood News

Students of the Month Preschool: Maverick Lang. Kindergarten: Noah Evanoff. First grade: Lillian May. Second grade: Greyson Weekley. Third grade: Jacob Dickinson. Fourth grade: Madison Menking and Skyler Rex. Fifth grade: Dakota Robinson. Sixth grade: Sophia Barnhouse. PAX ...

Taking in the fall foliage

Local News

The annual Little Muskingum Watershed Fall Foliage Tour drew many people to northeastern Washington County to view the area’s fall foliage and enjoy exhibits and activities. Traveling north on the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway, better known as Ohio Route 26, drivers had their ...

Belpre boasts about apple butter

Local News

BELPRE —For many, it is the apple butter that keeps bringing them back to Belpre year after year. The 41st annual Apple Butter Stir Off was held throughout the weekend at Civitan Park in Belpre with organizers estimating over 800 people attending. The festival, which is put on by the ...

Heart and Stroke Walk will be held Thursday

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley hosts many walks each year, and on Thursday the community will come together to fight against cardiovascular disease at City Park in Parkersburg. The annual Heart and Stroke Walk will begin with registration from 5-6 p.m. with the walk starting at 6 ...

Around town

Local News

Ladies Civitan Style Show is coming soon The Pioneer Ladies Civitan Style Show & Salad Supper will be held Oct. 15 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 308 Gilman St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event will include fashions by CATO and Christopher and Banks, a purse auction by Williams ...

Two teens arrested in death of PHS grad

Local News

LOGAN, Ohio — Two teens are accused of causing a log to fall from a cliff at Hocking Hills State Park last month, killing a Parkersburg High School graduate. According to a release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, two 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday and charged with ...

Community Resources uses fair to reach kids in need

Local News

More than half a dozen big tables set up along one side of the gym were piled with children’s clothing as the community resource fair began at Washington Elementary School Friday morning. Lynn Doebrich, the Marietta City Schools counselor who organized the event, said the clothing was set ...

Fourth day of early voting in Washington County

Local News

By the end of the day Friday, about 175 people had cast early in-person ballots at the Washington County board of elections office on Davis Avenue. It was the fourth day of early voting, and elections director Mandy Amos said the traffic was about average for an odd-year election that is all ...

From one cell to the next

Local News

After four failed attempts to receive judicial release, a Coolville man arrested in 2013 and sentenced to 10 years in prison was set free Friday morning. Only to immediately serve time in prison in West Virginia. Calvin Wade Riggs, 34, last known address of 2605 County Road 159, Coolville, ...

Washington County veterans to enter hall of fame

Local News

Imagine bailing out of a flying fortress at 20,000 feet. “I knew I was going to die,” described Gerald M. Dye, 95, of Marietta. “I kept asking myself, am I going to feel this? Am I going to burn up?” Imagine taking meticulous mission notes: ¯ Mission 7: Merseburg: Saw 11 of our ...

Hively acts as enforcer and liaison between students and cops

Local News

Dianna Hively’s office has the neat, clean, seldom-used look of a display in an furniture store. Hively, the school resource officer for Marietta City Schools, doesn’t spend a lot of time in her home base, down the hall from the administrative center at Marietta Middle School. “It’s ...

Oriana House Inc. files appeal to injunction

Local News

Oriana House Inc., a nonprofit addiction recovery organization with Northeast Ohio roots and several footholds locally, filed an appeal this week to the injunction for its Third Street facility in Marietta. Last month, Appointed Judge John Solovan ruled that if Oriana House wished to continue ...

‘Same Bricks, Different Stories’

Local News

Marietta College homecoming is in full swing this weekend with events ranging from music to showcasing sports, new academic programs, and ways for alumni across the globe to stay involved locally. Two newer programs hoping to catch the eyes of both alumni and local residents are music therapy ...

2 teens charged in woman’s death at Hocking Hills

Local News

LOGAN, Ohio — The Hocking County Sheriff's Office has charged two teenagers with reckless homicide in the Sept. 2 death of a Parkersburg High School graduate near Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park. Victoria Schafer, 44, of Chillicothe, died after being struck by a falling section of ...

Long-awaited sewer project

Local News

Devola residents will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns about the long-awaited sewer project during an upcoming public meeting. During Thursday morning’s Washington County Commission meeting, Muskingum Township Trustee Gary Doan asked about updates on the court-ordered Devola ...

Campus goes tobacco free

Local News

The final refuge of tobacco users and vapers on the Washington County Career Center campus has been eliminated. The center’s board of education Thursday night approved a policy change that would make the campus tobacco- and vape-free. “The time has come for us to become tobacco, vape, ...

Fundraiser to help those with developmental disabilities

Local News

It can be a challenge for those with developmental disabilities to navigate the waters of life, but the Pioneer Ladies Civitan hopes to help lessen the struggle. As part of their fundraising efforts, the organization will hold a Style Show and Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of ...

Betsey Mills Club hires new executive director

Local News

The Betsey Mills Club has engaged someone familiar to many in town to take oversight of the club. Kerry Jean Waddle will replace Jocelyn Adelsperger, who after two and a half years has decided to move to another opportunity, Betsey Mills corporate board member Debbie Lazorik said ...