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Celebrating Independence Day

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The annual Independence Day Celebration was held Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds giving the community a chance to get outside, and have some fun and enjoyment during the holiday weekend. The weather was hot and humid, but the threat of rain held off for most of Saturday ...

Two Beverly gas stations targeted in armed robberies

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From staff reports BEVERLY— Two gas stations in Beverly were robbed at gunpoint late Friday and early Saturday, according to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks. Mincks said the first, a Marathon Gas Station, was robbed at 11 p.m. Friday and the second, a Par Mar Gas Station, was ...

DuPont a platinum sponsor for United Way

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From local reports PARKERSBURG – DuPont has become the first Platimum Sponsor in the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s 2019-20 Community Campaign, officials have announced. “DuPont was our very first yes when we announced this program three years ago. We were not at all ...

Suicide prevention advocates visit D.C.

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WASHINGTON — Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s West Virginia chapter participates in the Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., where volunteers, field advocates and staff join together to make a greater difference in the fight against suicide. During their time ...

Around town

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Pancake fundraiser for Arc Camp The Arc Special Needs Camp annual pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 21 at the Knights of Columbus building on Franklin Street in Marietta. The menu will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits. There will ...

Marietta High honor roll students for fourth nine weeks

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Marietta High School honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. 3.0-3.49 GPA Grade nine – Vincent Adam, Rom Emanuel Amoranto, Kenneth Carpenter, Lily Constable, Allison Damron, Kayden Durham, Sophie Evans, KayDen Fox, Olivia Grabow, Julia Hartline, Kara Henthorn ...

Shantyboat historian spends time in Marietta

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The shantyboat Dotty answers its description exactly: it's a small house on a hull. The Dotty, named for the grandmother of artist Wes Modes, is also a platform for rediscovering the history of people who lived by rivers in America. Modes, a California school teacher, is also the lead artist ...

Lawsuit against dog warden moves forward

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From staff reports Washington County Dog Warden Sgt. Kelly McGilton has been sued by a Marietta resident and the matter may soon go to court. The suit, which was filed Feb. 13 with the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, stemmed from an arrest in July 2018 when McGilton found a dog ...

Panera Bread to be built in Marietta

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From staff reports Panera Bread Cafe will soon be coming to Marietta. The restaurant will be built near the Microtel Inn and Hampton Inn on Pike Street, said Steve Kaiser, vice president and chief operating officer of Christy & Associates, which currently owns the land. "It'll be ...

Muskingum County plant to bring jobs to Southeast Ohio

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A new plant being built in Muskingum County could bring 100 permanent full-time jobs to Southeast Ohio. The plant, AMG Vanadium, purchased 154 acres at the Eastpointe Business Park in Zanesvile. The construction of the plant will create 500 to 600 temporary construction jobs, but there will be ...

Red, White and Blues

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The crowds turned out after 6 p.m. as the heat began to lift, and First Fridays got under way in downtown Marietta. This month, the theme was a downtown art walk, with artists and musicians at work or offering their work for sale in about 20 of the locally owned shops. The pairings ranged from ...

Around town

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Washington-Morgan Community Action is accepting applications for the Head Start Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Head Start offers seven-hour, six-hour and half-day sessions located in Malta, Marietta, Belpre and New Matamoras. In-home services are also available through the Home Base ...

Independence Day: All ages gather to celebrate Fourth with parade

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With candy flying and flags waving, Marietta’s Fourth of July parade snaked through downtown Thursday. “I just love the flags and still being free,” said Vietnam War veteran Larry Bonar who traveled to Marietta from Newport with Wilma Mendenhall. “We came just to see the parade and ...

Music in the park: Holiday brings chance for bigger Thursday party

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Approximately 200 pairs of hands applauded live music in East Muskingum Park Thursday. “A lot of people came just to hear Joelle (Cornett) sing (the national anthem),” noted Trisha Miller, president of the Marietta Welfare League as she handed out chips and drinks in the park. “It’s ...

Hundreds cool down at Little Hocking VFD ice cream social

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LITTLE HOCKING — Although not as hot as last year, the sun was shining all Thursday for Fourth of July activities. The weather brought out hundreds of people to the 56th annual Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social. Little Hocking Fire Chief Mike Chevalier said that ...

One-ticket flights coming to MOV

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Later this year, passengers should be able to book flights to and from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport from around the country and beyond with a single ticket. Contour Airlines, which provides commercial flights between the local airport and Charlotte Douglas ...

Work continuing on monument restoration

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As the nation celebrates its 243rd birthday today, local history buffs are moving forward on plans to preserve Marietta's place in that national dialogue. "We're engaged in discussions with the National Park Service," said City Engineer Joe Tucker. "And what they're most interested in here is ...

New Ohio gas tax in effect

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Effective on Monday, the gas tax hike voted in by Ohio lawmakers earlier this year has gone into effect, raising gas prices by 10.5 cents per gallon. The tax on diesel increased by 19 cents per gallon. Although it will raise the gas taxes to 38.5 cents per gallon, it won't stop local ...

Marietta City Council authorizes purchase of security cameras

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Marietta City Council authorized the purchase of eight new surveillance cameras Wednesday. Council considered two resolutions and two ordinances at its business meeting Wednesday — held a day early in advance of the federal holiday Thursday. The cameras were appropriated for in Ordinance ...

Commissioners project 2020 tax budget

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Retiring Washington County Clerk Rick Peoples brought the county general's projected fiscal year 2020 tax budget before the commission during Wednesday's meeting and the news was positive. "This is required by the state law that all departments and elected officials have input into the ...