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Dulcimer Christmas concert Sunday Warren Chapel United Methodist Church will host a Dulcimer Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall. The church is located on Warren Chapel Road about two miles north of Ohio 550 west of Marietta. The public is ...


‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

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The best is seldom ordinary, and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” takes that principle to stage in a play about a nativity pageant. The junior players and youth theatre production by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is being staged for three performances this weekend. The cast of more than ...

kids enjoying the race

Polar Express Fun Run and Walk 5K

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On Saturday, Dec. 2, Beverly-Center Elementary PTO held its 1st Polar Express Fun Run and Walk 5k. Participants were encouraged to wear pj’s and holiday costumes. There was a great turnout for the first race — 121 registered runners. Medals for the first, second and third place overall ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Tom Vukovic and Roger Kalter, center, talk with colleagues on Marietta City Council Tuesday in Marietta during a  reception for their retirement.

2 voices for the city

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Marietta City Council soon bids adieu to two long-standing members and as recognition of their time on the legislative body the city held an open house Tuesday in their honor. Tom Vukovic, 68, has represented the fourth ward for the last 19 years and for the majority of that time has ...

Advocates work with LGBTQ+ community

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Following a weekend meeting in Marietta, members and advocates of the LGBTQ+ community in Washington County are moving forward on a wish list to help support residents here. On Saturday, a group discussed ways to combat discrimination, promote safety and increase resources for people who ...

Wolf Creek board must fill vacancy

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It’s not too often that a school district doesn’t get enough candidates to fill all its board positions in an election, but it does happen often enough that the process to fill the vacancy is governed by state law. The terms of two board of education members for Wolf Creek Local ...

Groups donate money for Williamstown school playground

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A community effort to raise money for a playground to be built at the new Williamstown Elementary School received a $60,000 boost at Tuesday’s meeting of Williamstown City Council. Council voted unanimously to approve a $10,000 donation for the Williamstown Elementary ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Val Hoover, of Marietta, was the first to check out at the Marietta Aldi after it reopened Tuesday with a new design.

New-look Aldi opens to public

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Hundreds of people waited in the rain to get a glimpse of the newly remodeled Aldi store at 708 Pike St., Tuesday and said they weren’t disappointed. “This is great. I shop here all the time and this store has the best manager of any Aldi store I’ve been to. And that’s a lot,” ...

KATE YORK   The Marietta Times
Washington County Historical Society member Mary Jo Hutchinson talks to a group of Harmar Elementary fifth graders Tuesday at the Henry Fearing House Museum. Behind them is the home’s folk art tree.

Fearing House decked out for holidays

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Those who want to find the Henry Fearing House for its holiday open house this weekend need only look for the little sprigs of holly decorating each window. “When you look back at the history of decorating for Christmas, that’s probably the first Christmas decoration,” said ...

Photo courtesy of the Washington County Career Center
Chianna Eddy studies video production on a computer at the Washington County Career Center.

Teen of the Week: Teen wants to be TV journalist

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If Chianna Eddy achieves her goals, you might see her one day on the national news — covering it, that is. Eddy’s ambition is to become a journalist for a national network, starting with an internship on a major news program such as the Today show. She’s studying graphic design and ...

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Lowell Council meeting rescheduled The Village of Lowell Council meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 13. The meeting is open to the public. Anchorage open for viewing Saturday The Anchorage, at 424 George St., Marietta, will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. ...

Wood BOE approves WHS administrator’s resignation

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday approved the resignation of a Williamstown High School administrator who was removed in August due to a police investigation. Assistant Principal Jeff Bayles was suspended with pay Aug. 25. That was changed to a suspension without ...

Leaders need to be considerate, creative when solving conflicts


While a production foreman in an underground coal mine, I had to mediate a conflict between two crew members. I had two roof bolting machines on my section. The scoop car man, who supplied the bolting machines, and the roof bolter operators were aggravated with each other because the scoop car ...

Washington County earns clean report in state audit


A recent financial audit of Washington County by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. The Washington County Auditor’s Office’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. Washington County Auditor Bill McFarland credited the obtaining ...

Woodcraft Supply employees earn national awards


PARKERSBURG — Woodcraft Supply employees recently earned two national awards for effective use of technology to forecast product demand and to offer content to users. Jason Guthrie, director of purchasing, received the Avercast Crystal Ball Award at the Avercast 2017 Customer ...

ERIN O’NEILL   The Marietta Times
Carol Stacy leads a group arthritis exercise class at the Betsey Mills Club pool Monday. Three different classes are offered in the heated pool as an option to keep active through the winter months.

Fitness options

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With the holiday season in full swing, it is easy to get busy, eat too much and exercise too little. But keeping control of your waistline is as simple as taking a walk and, even in winter, there are plenty of options for getting much needed exercise and experiencing the outdoors. The U.S. ...

Dave Pottmeyer at Hickory Hill meat processors kneels next to a deer brought in for processing Monday morning.

The Marietta Times

Deer hunters hope for cold spell

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As of Sunday at midnight, the deer harvest for this hunting season in Washington County was up about 70 animals over the same period last year, according to statistics released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Monday. Hunters checked in 1,572 deer as of midnight Sunday, the ...

Jail inmate sues to get access to legal materials

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The issue of inmate access to legal materials was at the heart of a lawsuit against the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and a meeting in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Randall Burnworth’s chambers Monday. The case was dismissed when the former Washington County Jail inmate who ...

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Members of the Tramps Motorcycle Club pose with Marietta Police officer AJ Linscott during a past toy run to raise money for children in the foster care program.

Annual motorcycle toy run Sunday

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Thanks to an annual tradition that has been going on for 35 years, children in foster care won’t go without this Christmas. The Tramps Motorcycle Club has been hosting its annual parade and toy run for several decades, according to Donnie Washburn, whose father, Buck McGowan, was a ...