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Taste of Marietta

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Those traveling down Putnam Street on Sept. 22 will have to make a detour around the newest event in the Pioneer City—and may want to stop for a bite. From 5 to 10 p.m., The Taste of Marietta - Taking it to the Streets fundraiser will be held in the 200 block of Putnam Street in downtown ...

County approves $1.87M in road work

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Projects to install guardrail on Veto Road and repave several miles of Archer's Fork Road were approved by Washington County Commissioners at their regular weekly business meeting Thursday morning, for about $1,870,000, but the county won't bear the entire expense. County engineer Roger ...

Around town

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present "Harmony Romances" by Ron Hill, Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m. Hill will be in attendance on Sept. 22. The show is rated PG. Tickets are $7, $10 and $12 and are available at movp.org, the Marietta-Washington County ...

Addiction Action Summit explores solutions

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PARKERSBURG — A summit on addiction brought together community members Thursday evening to work on possible solutions and next steps to battle addiction in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The Addictions Action Summit was held at West Virginia University at Parkersburg and is one of the final steps in ...

Wood County Schools sees mixed results in new grading

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Department of Education and state Board of Education have released the West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard Thursday as part of West Virginia’s School Accountability System. While many Wood County schools exceeded state averages in test scores, nearly ...

Water recedes, opening roads again to traffic

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MARIETTA - It could have been worse. The Ohio River at the Marietta Pumphouse crested at 35.35 feet, according to the National Weather Service, around midnight Wednesday and by 2 p.m. that afternoon had receded to 32 feet. The flooding was enough to cover hundreds of feet of Marietta's River ...

Good leadership requires an ability to incite the desire to learn

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A number of years ago, my nephew, Adin, expressed an interest in learning how to make an arrowhead from my brother Jack. Jack learned how to make stone tools (flintknapping) 40 years ago. In the late 1970s, there were not a whole lot of people who knew how to flintknap. My brothers and I had ...

Officials meet for sewer mediation

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Officials representing Marietta and Washington County met at Marietta College Wednesday for mediation of the sewer dispute. The two parties have been embattled in the dispute since 2015, as the county failed to initiate work outlined in a 40-year contract between the city and county to sewer ...

Restoration of late-1800s cabin near New Matamoras complete

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NEW MATAMORAS — In 1873 after a short stint with the 189th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, John Adams paid $63 for 53 acres of land four miles west of present-day New Matamoras. Two years later he began building a home in which he and his wife could begin having a family. In 1894 ...

Half marathon will mean road closures

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The Marietta McDonald's Half Marathon and three associated runs will tie up traffic on some of the city's streets Saturday morning in the name of a good cause. Funds raised for the half-marathon and three associated races – a 10K, 5K and one-mile dash – will go toward completion of the ...

Council hears updates on Harmar Hill projects

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On Wednesday Marietta City Council heard updates on Harmar Hill projects slated for 2019. The two projects concern Lancaster Street’s drainage concerns but not only from a topside perspective. “We’re also planning for the replacement of the water lines beneath,” explained ...

Belpre Heritage Day on Saturday

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From staff reports The Belpre Historical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day event a little earlier this year, moving the event from early October to mid-September. The Belpre Heritage Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Belpre's Farmers Castle Museum at 509 ...

Around town

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Th Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education finance committee meeting that was scheduled for today has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in the superintendent's office at Beverly-Center Elementary School. The Green Sanctuary Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of ...

W.P. Snyder rechristening ceremony set for Saturday

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MARIETTA — After nearly 11 years of restoration, the W.P. Snyder Jr. is finally ready for the public to see the history within its bulkheads. This Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio River Museum, the Friends of the Museum will be celebrating the re-christening of the W.P. Snyder ...

92nd birthday

Neighborhood News

Gertrude Elizabeth Huck Arnold will celebrate her 92nd birthday on Sept. 17, 2018. She was born Sept. 17, 1926 to the late Joseph and Ida Schaad Huck. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Chuchtown. Over the years, Gertrude has ...

100th birthday today

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Marguerite M. Caldwell Phillips of Marietta will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 13 with her family. Marguerite was born in Pennsboro, W.Va., and moved to the Marietta area at age 3. She has spent all but 10 of her years in the area, except when her husband Chet’s job moved them ...

New hope for Barker house

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NEWPORT TWP. —One of the top endangered historic sites in Ohio had a visit Tuesday that could lead to some federal support. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined the Friends of the Barker House board to discuss not only the significance of the Judge Joseph Barker Jr. House located on Ohio 7 ...

Bated breath

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With the Ohio River forecast to crest early this morning at 35.9 feet, downtown merchants have expressed little concern about flooding in their businesses, at least for now. "We don't worry until it gets to 40 feet," a clerk at American Flags & Poles on Front Street said. The National ...

WSCC holds 9/11 memorial

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As the sun broke through the low hanging clouds Tuesday morning, the flag outside Washington State Community College was raised to half-staff in remembrance of those who had fallen during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Members of the community, local first responders and veterans gathered at ...