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St. Bernard Catholic Church

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Art Smith The Marietta Times St. Bernard Catholic Church at 309 7th St. in Beverly holds masses at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday as well at daily 8 a.m. masses on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. The Times will feature photos of area churches on this page ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
Jim Roberts, left,  and Bob Morrison, owner of  Caywood Christmas Tree Farm, move a freshly cut Christmas tree after Roberts chose the tree for his home.  The farm northeast of Marietta has been selling locally grown trees for 25 years.

Christmas tree hunting season

Local News

Bob Morrison sees many of the same holiday customers year after year. They’re the people who love the aroma of fresh cut pine as part of the Christmas experience. On Friday afternoon, two of those people, Jim Roberts and his daughter Embrey Roberts of Marietta, were looking over the ...

Michael Erb   Special to the Times
Williamstown High School senior Bethany Wagner, left, and sophomore Mara Rinehart, right, stand next to the gingerbread house they hope to submit to next week’s 2017 Gingerbread Festival at the Blennerhassett Hotel. Their creation is the home featured on the show “Full House,” only decorated for Christmas and entirely edible.

WHS students design, build gingerbread houses

Local News

Williamstown High School students put their baking and engineering skills to the test, preparing gingerbread houses for the 2017 Gingerbread Festival. The competition runs from Dec. 10-27 at the Blennerhassett Hotel with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Students in the family and ...

Around town

Local News

Relay For Life team to hold craft show A Christmas craft and vendor show for Bridget & Anna’s Brigade Relay for Life team will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 16 at Ewing School. There will also be concessions and a country store. ¯ For information: 740-350-4655. Lunch with ...

IEI fire investigation continues; case open as cleanup begins

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Although IEI Plastics has been given the go-ahead to start cleaning up the site where its warehouse burned to the ground in a fire that lasted nine days, investigators aren’t ready to say what caused the blaze. “For the most part ... we are done with the scene,” said ...

Comfort Keepers collaborates with Stanford U. on new study

Business

As America’s population ages and the number of those with severe health issues increases, a new study has found that family caregivers run the risk of social isolation and depression when they take on the job of caring for a severely ill loved one without help. The Stanford Center on ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Marlene Greene, right, picks through individual curls on Betty Rhodes, 95, a resident of the Woman’s Home of Washington County, in Marietta Thursday.

Time of transition

Local News

With six months left until the facility closes its doors, numbers have begun to dwindle at the Woman’s Home in Marietta. Since June, when the home’s board of directors announced its upcoming closure, the residential count has gone down from 10 to six, with another two leaving by the ...

MICHAEL KELLY  The Marietta Times
A hand-decorated ornament graces a Christmas tree while transplant recipients and the families of donors talk in the background at the annual Memorial Health System Gift of Life holiday gathering Thursday.

‘Gift of Life’ celebrated

Local News

It was a gathering of people who escaped death, blindness and lives of disability, a group with the common experience of getting a second chance. The Memorial Health System Gift of Life annual holiday gathering was held Thursday night at Marietta Memorial Hospital, bringing together organ ...

MICHAEL KELLY   The Marietta Times
A group of students at Marietta Middle School, from left to right, Katryna Temesvary, Elyse Macatol, Sophie Evans and Chamille Herb, prepare a poster about Hungary for presentation at Friday’s general assembly of the Southeastern Ohio Model United Nations in Athens.

Students confront U.N. issues

Local News

A group of more than 20 Marietta Middle School students have been researching distant parts of the world since school convened in September, preparing for the youth version of a United Nations General Assembly happening today. Faculty advisor and social studies teacher Chris Porter sat in ...

Council OKs position funded with grant

Local News

Marietta City Council authorized a new case manager position within the Marietta Municipal Court's Probation Department Thursday. The new position, established at $15.14 an hour plus benefits, will be paid for through a Probation Incentive Grant. Council both introduced and passed the ...

County auditor refunding $1M to schools, governments

Local News

Some good news in the form of more than $1 million to be refunded to local schools, municipalities and townships, was announced at Thursday’s weekly meeting of the Washington County Commissioners. Bill McFarland, Washington County auditor, made the announcement and explained that the ...

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Williamstown Christmas tree

Local News

Jeffrey Saulton Special to the Times Despite cold weather a crowd of about 200 people turned out for the annual lighting ceremony for Williamstown’s Christmas Tree Thursday evening. The ceremony was led by Mayor Jean Ford, members of city council and pastors from churches in the ...

Around town

Local News

Lunch with Santa at Pizza Place The Washington State Community College’s Alpha Rho Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a lunch with Santa at The Original Pizza Place on Second Street in Marietta from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. A percentage of sales that day will benefit the ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Kelly Hardman, of Marietta, prepares Christmas gifts to be shipped to Sweden Wednesday at the Marietta Post Office. Deadlines for sending out packages to arrive by Dec. 25 are quickly approaching.

Holiday rush is on

Local News

There was a steady stream of customers at the Marietta Post Office Wednesday, with many of them trying to get holiday packages sent out before the mailing deadlines. “I drove by yesterday and the line to get in the parking lot was so long, I decided I’d just come back today,” said ...

Husband waives hearing on attempted murder

Local News

A St. Marys man charged with attempted aggravated murder last week waived his preliminary hearing in Marietta Municipal Court Wednesday. Craig M. Cox, 27, of 1822 Jonestown Road, has spent the last 10 days in the Washington County Jail after Marietta City Police arrested him for allegedly ...

Attorney George Cosenza, left, appears in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesday with his client Kaitlyn Barton, right, who stands accused of vehicular homicide.

JANELLE 
PATTERSON   The Marietta Times

Judge: Teen driver not competent to face charges from fatal crash

Local News

The Marietta teen accused of vehicular homicide while driving drunk and under a license suspension was found not competent to stand trial Wednesday. Kaitlyn G. Barton, 19, of 101 Stonecrest Drive, faces multiple charges related to the death of Chad Matthew Cokeley, 24, of Parkersburg, who ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Anthony Mack, right, appears in Judge Mark Kerenyi’s court Wednesday for sentencing with his lawyer Rolf Baumgartel.

Convicted heroin trafficker sentenced

Local News

The Columbus man convicted in a bench trial in September of trafficking heroin, possession and having weapons under disability was sentenced to three and a half years in prison Wednesday. Anthony Dwayne Mack, 36, of Columbus, chose at the time of his trial to have his defense presented ...

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Trooper of the year recognized

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A leader that others can look up to and someone who is cool and calm under pressure is how his coworkers describe Trooper David Handschumacher, with the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Accolades like those are why Handschumacher, a Frontier High School graduate, was chosen ...

Marietta assault suspect caught in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — A Marietta man accused of throwing tools at his girlfriend and striking her in the head faces charges on both sides of the Ohio River after being apprehended Wednesday morning in Parkersburg. Jason Anthony Dick, 39, of 124 Tennis Center Drive, Apt. 3B, Marietta, was ...