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Children’s Choir Spring Concert May 4 The Marietta Children’s Choir will hold its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. May 4 at First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta. The youth singers, from fourth through eighth grades, will perform a selection of classical, folk and ...


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Reports/Marietta ¯ Jessica Hope reported April 18 that her friend, Gary Michael Palladino, had been missing for 11 days. Initial investigation suggests he is currently homeless and recently broke his cell phone. A friend was located who will be in contact with him and bring him in to confirm ...

In business, success can overshadow pain of failure


I received my first pair of hamsters on my 11th birthday. The light brown, furry creatures were accompanied with a shiny metal cage, a glass water bottle, and a measure of food. I quickly mastered the task of taking care of them and spent hours cuddling them. The following year our family ...


The Rover Pipeline

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SUMMERFIELD-Over the rolling hills and farmlands stretching across the Monroe and Noble county line, cattle farms and turkey hunters are sharing space with a new pipeline ultimately headed to Michigan and then on to Canada. The Rover pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, is a new ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Julie Angeron, 30, cashier at Food 4 Less, scans products being purchased by Marietta resident George Broughton, 59, on Monday at the Marietta store.

2 area grocery stores closing

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Residents of Newport and Marietta will have to venture to other grocery stores after the announcement of store closings for Food 4 Less and Newport IGA. After many years of serving residents of Washington County, both stores will be permanently closed within the next four to six weeks. ...

New absenteeism rules discussed

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Note: This story has been edited from the original version posted. The Marietta City Schools Board of Education discussed new truancy and chronic absenteeism laws the state legislature has enacted this month at its Monday meeting. Lynn Doebrich, attendance and home services coordinator for ...

Fort Frye board looks ahead with 5-year plan

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BEVERLY- The five-year forecast for the Fort Frye Local school district shows that the district should be able to avoid deficit spending at least for the next five years. Fort Frye's Board of Education meeting on Monday focused on budget changes that might happen due to shifts in the state ...

Belpre Council briefed on water meter reading change

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BELPRE - The city of Belpre will be changing the way it reads water meters, but that is not expected to impact customer billing, officials said. At Monday's meeting of Belpre City Council, the first reading of an ordinance changing the way the city's water department conducts meter readings ...

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Jacqueline Khorassani, director of entrepreneurship at Marietta College, speaks with Christine L. Parker, a provisionally licensed marriage and family therapist with the Counseling and Wellness Center, during the Belpre Area of Chamber of CommerceÕs Business Expo on Monday.

Belpre Business Expo draws crowd

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BELPRE -- The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo moved to the Belpre Masonic Lodge Monday for a more centralized location, according to Karen Waller, executive director of the Belpre Chamber, and Amy Hupp of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, organizers of the event. "There were ...

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City Schools Fine Arts Festival Wed. The Marietta City Schools Fine Arts Festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and showcase art from every school in the district. The festival is held in the Marietta High School gym and auditorium. The gym will be transformed into an art museum with ...

Wood County Christian School honor rolls

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Wood County Christian School announces the honor lists (first- through eighth-graders) for the third nine-week grading period of the 2016-2017 school year: Principal's list (4.0 averages): First grade - Calli Angelos, Logan Bowersock, Caleb Coppernoll, Allison fluharty, Hudson Hess, Rowan ...

Black & White Holstein Club hosts banquet

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The Washington County Black and White Holstein Club held their annual banquet on Feb, 12, 2017 at the Evergreen Bible Church. Sherry Coffman gave the invocation before the club members and sponsors enjoyed a potluck luncheon. Kurt Bohlen, president of the club, started the meeting by ...

3 honored at annual Oak Grove VFD appreciation dinner

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Three members past and present of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department were honored at the annual appreciation dinner held Saturday, April 8. The Bill Drennen Achievement Award for fire person of the year was given to the parents of David Jahn, a 12-year members of the department who ...

3 United Church Homes communities awarded grants

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Three United Church Homes’ communities were each awarded up to $3,500 in grants to implement the Opening Minds Through Art program, pay for art supplies, training support and travel reimbursement. Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, Parkvue Community in Sandusky and Glenwood Community in ...

Cancer patients, survivors lobby legislators in Columbus

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COLUMBUS — Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Columbus today and met with Ohio’s lawmakers about the need for increased tobacco taxes, increased tobacco cessation and prevention funding, funding for the breast and ...

DOUG LOYER  Special to the Times
Bash goers enjoy entertainment and activities on Putnam Street during the Brick Street Arts Bash Saturday.

Bash goes smoothly

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The first ever Brick Street Arts Bash, a day-long celebration of the arts and art education, was held in a two block area Saturday on Putnam Street in Marietta. The event was organized by a group of Marietta College Music students with Leader-in Residence, Donna Collins, the Executive ...

Crash in Washington County claims life of Parkersburg man

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From local reports A Parkersburg man died Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Washington County, the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Marietta reported. Chad M. Cokeley, 24, of Parkersburg, was a passenger in a 2007 Toyota Corolla driven by Kaitlyn G. Barton, 18, of Marietta, which ...

WAYNE TOWNER  Special to the Times
Daegan Tribett, 2, of Parkersburg, digs in soil Saturday during the Marietta Community Earth Day Celebration at the Marietta Armory on Front Street.

Earth Day celebrated on both sides of the river

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PARKERSBURG — Earth Day was celebrated locally Saturday with events in Marietta and Parkersburg, which drew many visitors despite cloudy gray skies. The Marietta Community Earth Day Celebration ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the Marietta Armory on Front ...

DOUG LOYER   Special to the Times
Cory Sampson of Lowell speaks about the ‘Next Wave’ movement in Washington County.

Democrats talk future plans

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With renewed energy and a spirit of optimism, the Washington County Democratic Party Spring Dinner was held Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Marietta. “This is our annual spring dinner. It’s something that we always look forward to because it’s a chance for all of our ...

Belpre biz expo will be held today

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BELPRE — The annual Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Belpre Masonic Lodge on Putnam Howe Drive. The expo, sponsored by the chamber and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, showcases businesses and services throughout the region and allows ...