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Income tax office closed for training The Marietta City Income Tax Office will be closed all day on Thursday for a training. Breakfast to benefit special needs camp A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at K of C Hall on Franklin Street in Marietta. The cost is a ...

Dion Pride at the Ohio Valley Opry

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Dion Pride will be the special guest on the July 21st Ohio Valley Opry show held at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Dion Pride, the son of legendary Charlie Pride, is a dynamic performer in his own right. A crowd favorite, Dion always pleases the audience with classic ...

No classes but lots of activity at local schools

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With buildings vacant for the summer, school districts in Washington County are doing painting, flooring and other repairs and maintenance in preparation for the coming year, which starts in only about six weeks. Frontier Local Schools is forging ahead on its major project to replace the ...

WSCC announces the June Student of the Month

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Washington State Community College student Shayla Lightfritz has her own personal fan club. Her four children are intently watching her tackle the challenge of college. Four little girls who are cheering her every accomplishment, accolade, and even the little feats of everyday life that, sum ...

O’Neill hosts Reader’s Theater

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Seniors who take part in theater improve cognition and social engagement. Acting helps people express their emotions, does not require previous training and increases social interactions, according to the National Institute on Aging. It is the perfect way for seniors to be social and get ...

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Julie M. Vinson has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Officer Training School (OTS) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. The 12-week officer procurement program is designed to provide students with a broad, in-depth understanding ...

Marietta Health and Wellness marks anniversary

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Changing people’s minds about chiropractic care and its benefits is what got Dr. Jeffrey Dexter interested in opening his own practice in 1993. Providing an integrated practice that incorporates chiropractic medicine, physical therapy, massage therapy and focus on patient care is part of ...

West Side conversation continues on

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After a week to process the input of 115 attendees at the Main Street West dinner, ripples are being felt across social strata. Marietta Main Street partnered with residents of the west side in the last couple months to encourage a resident-driven participation in the development and ...

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Washington County Junior Fair Board The meeting of the Washington County Junior Fair Board was called to order by Tyler Hartline. The team building activity was lead by Leann Trippett and Caleb Smith. The activity consisted of getting into groups and stacking cups with tools that you were ...

Road construction projects planned

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According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the following projects begin in Washington, Noble and Monroe counties next week: ¯ A 10-foot width restriction will be in place on State Route 26 between County Road 14 (Archers Fork Road) and Township Road 413 (Elk Run Road) for a culvert ...

WSCC Summer Food Program

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The Washington State Community College TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or ...

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Historical society to hold special meeting The Washington County Historical Society board of trustees will hold a special meeting on July 17 for discussion, review and approval of proposed revisions to the organization’s by-laws. The purpose of these revisions is to bring the ...

Roar wraps for 2018

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Making waves now for 18 years, the Marietta Riverfront Roar was held this past weekend on the Ohio River in Marietta. With a slight breeze and near perfect weather, the roaring powerboats excited the levee-lined crowd and the related event activities kept people of all ages entertained. The ...

Local forums planned on opioid crisis

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Your Voice Ohio project, a collaborative effort of nearly 40 radio, television, newspaper and online news organizations including The Marietta Times, is poised to hold three local forums on the opioid crisis this month, inviting all members of the community to share concerns and ...

Prayer rally for vets

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PARKERSBURG — In times of peace and trouble, many people have answered the call to serve their communities, their states and the nation. Many people gathered Sunday afternoon at City Park for the fourth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Prayer Rally for Veterans and First Responders. After recent ...

Parkersburg council to talk finances at meeting

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will consider allocating carryover funds, offering a discount on fees paid in full in advance and waiving the residency requirement for the new city engineer when it meets Tuesday. The agenda for the meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in council ...

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Planned power outage changed to Wed. The planned power outage scheduled for today for Washington Electric Cooperative customers in the Watertown area, has been changed to Wednesday. The outage will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Affected areas include ...

Driver loves the rush

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The Shepherds, of Woodlawn, Tenn. hope to instill their love of racing and river sports in the next generation of racers this weekend. "My wife and I enjoy being together more than anything on the water. This is a family sport and all of these boats (and teams) here are like brothers and ...

Local students receive oil, gas scholarships

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GRANVILLE, Ohio — More than 60 students, including four from Washington County, have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and Foundation. OOGEEP awarded the scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the oil and gas industry. This ...

City could join drug lawsuit

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Like most long shots, Marietta’s participation in a massive lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors involves little risk for a potential windfall. The council received a presentation June 27 from Marietta attorney Ethan Vessels, a partner in Fields, Dehmlow and Vessels, ...