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WSCC president installed

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MICHAEL KELLY The Marietta Times Vicky Wood was installed as the seventh president of Washington State Community College in a ceremony in the college’s Graham Auditorium Friday afternoon. Attending the event were officials and faculty members of the college, delegations from state and ...

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Legion Post 389 holds chili cook off Beverly American Legion Post 389 will hold its eighth annual Chili Cook Off Saturday. Admission is free. The Cobras will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. and Retrobution will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Buckeyes game will be on the projection screen. ...

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Church turns 200

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WASHINGTON TWP.—Anyone who wants to get to Cline in a hurry is probably going to the wrong place. The 30-mile drive up the smooth but unforgiving Ohio 26 takes an hour from Marietta, passing Sitka, Dart, Wingett Run and finally Cline, situated across the Monroe County border. Two miles ...

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2 businessmen seek 4th ward seat

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Marietta City Council’s Fourth Ward race is contested this year between two candidates as Councilman Tom Vukovic retires after nine terms of service. Looking to take the seat in January if elected Nov. 7 are Republican candidate Glen McCabe, 58, owner of McCabe Construction, and Democrat ...

Bill would lift medical marijuana ban

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Marietta City Council plans to introduce legislation lifting the moratorium on medical marijuana next week following a Planning, Zoning and Annexation Committee meeting Thursday. The moratorium was passed in September last year with the intention of giving the state time to finalize rules ...

Extension office wants no budget increase from county

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The Washington County Commissioners heard from staff and supporters of the county Ohio State University Extension Office at their regular weekly meeting Thursday and said they were happy with the numbers presented. In attendance were OSU Educators Amanda Bohlen, Marcus McCartney and Bruce ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
Marshall Kremer talks with people who attended the grand opening of his nutrition shop, Supplement Source, at 309B Putnam St., on Thursday afternoon. Kremer said he sells only quality vitamins, supplements and other nutritional goods that he has tested himself for effectiveness.

New store sells vitamins, supplements

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Marietta has a new option in the booming market for vitamins and nutrition supplements. Marshall Kremer held a grand opening for his new venture, the Supplement Source, on Thursday afternoon in his shop at 309B Putnam St. His competitive edge in a field where products are sold every place ...

Historical thriller film to premiere locally

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG - "Marrtown," a historical thriller by the Parkersburg-based Dizzyboy Productions will premiere Nov. 4 at the McDonough Center at Marietta College. The movie stars Kristin Mitchem and Toni Marie Perry, who were in "Khange Tha Game," with appearances by ...

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Foodbank sponsors food giveaway The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will be hosting a food giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by AEP Ohio, fresh produce and other food items will be given away ...

Merle Norman business in Marietta celebrates 13 years

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Merle Norman Cosmetics, located at 6 Tiber Way, is celebrating 13 years in business. An anniversary party with drawings and refreshments will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. “We are excited about our anniversary,” said ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Teresa Coleman, a volunteer at the Daily Bread Kitchen, serves spaghetti and meatballs to Linda Spriggs. Spriggs and her ex-husband enjoy meeting with each other and friends every week and say that the community meal is a blessing.

Filling a need

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Wiping sauce from her 4-year-old’s face as they enjoyed a no-cost lunch on Wednesday, Marietta resident Nikki Smith, 24, said she knows about hard decisions. Smith brought her two children, Dewainn Mayle, 4, and Briana Mayle, 2, to enjoy spaghetti, meatballs and cupcakes. Smith’s ...

More talks in sewer dispute up in the air

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Following a meeting for mediation between Washington County officials and representatives of the City of Marietta this week, further dispute resolution on the sewering of Devola and Oak Grove is up in the air. Commissioner David White said he felt the meeting Tuesday was not productive, ...

New name considered for Lookout Park

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Marietta City Council will introduce a proposed name change for Lookout Park next week following a meeting of council's Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee Wednesday. "I think that would have a positive effect," said Councilman Tom Vukovic, D-4th ward. "For years I have looked to find a ...

School to continue with substitutes in charge

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Williamstown High School will continue with substitute administrators after a medical leave and suspension has left the school without a permanent principal or vice principal. The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday voted unanimously to suspend Vice Principal Jeff Bayles ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
Children from Lyndsey Bennett’s kindergarten class at Phillips Elementary School scramble out of the Marietta Fire Department mobile fire safety house during an exercise Tuesday morning. Fire Capt. Rodney Scott and 25-year firefighter Pat Molden gave the children a chance to experience an escape from a smoke-filled building, after which they assembled, counted to make sure everyone got out and called 911 on a phone connected to the trailer.

Fire department fund drive under way

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For the past 17 years the Marietta Fire Department has sent a letter to the community on Oct. 1, asking residents to support a campaign to save lives and property. Every year, the community comes through, firefighter Daniel Hammer said. The donations support, among other things, the ...

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Petal It Forward Day

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JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Passiflora Studio Owner Caroline Waller, left, hands Sy’s Place Vendor Helen McKenna, of Reno, a free bouquet of flowers in Marietta Wednesday. Passiflora Studio Owner Caroline Waller, left, and floral designer Kim Rehl, right, walk through downtown ...

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Pioneer Ladies Style Show Tuesday The Pioneer Ladies Civitan Style Show & Salad Supper will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday (doors open at 5 p.m.), at K of C Hall, 308 Gilman St. Admission is $15. There will be fashions by Peebles, CATO and Christopher Banks and a purse auction by Williams ...

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Prison time for burglary charge

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From staff reports A repeat burglar was sentenced to four years in prison by Washington County Judge Mark Kerenyi Wednesday morning. Michael P. Hollings-worth, 38, of 1932 Hamilton Road in Parkersburg, entered the guilty plea in connection to the theft of credit cards in Belpre in late ...

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Guilty plea to weapons charge

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From staff reports A Marietta man pleaded guilty in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi’s court Wednesday to a third-degree felony charge of having weapons under disability and misdemeanor probation violation. Mark Plaugher, 38, last known address 815 Fifth St., was ...