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Camden Clark site opens in Belpre

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BELPRE — A new primary care office affiliated with WVU Medicine Camden Clark has opened in Belpre. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the Belpre Medical Center at the intersection of Ohio 7 and Farson Street at 2434 Richmiller Lane, Suite C for the new WVU Medicine ...

Man gets prison time for drugs

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A Columbus man was sentenced Wednesday morning to two-and-a-half years in prison by Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Kerenyi. Taashan Smith, 44, entered a guilty plea in early June to two drug charges. Smith was arrested in October at the Red Roof Inn and charged with four ...

WCCC Adult Technical Training awarded $100,000

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The Washington County Career Center - Adult Technical Training has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Buckeye Hills Regional Council. The Regional Job Training Grant is made available through the distribution of Ohio Casino licensing fees and is part of a one million dollar jobs reinvestment ...

Sunday ice cream social to benefit Strecker

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It’s back! After a one-year absence, the Broughton Ice Cream for American celebration will again fill the Washington County Fairgrounds with live music, family fun and frozen treats. From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, the price of a ticket will buy all-you-can-eat ice cream, sundaes and root beer ...

Around Town

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End of Summer Blast! Pool Party on Friday The Right Path for Washington County’s End of Summer Blast! Pool Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marietta Aquatic Center. The event is open to all ages. The cost is $5 per person for the entire night. The block party begins at 8 ...

Marietta council reviews grant spending recommendations

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Marietta City Council reviewed recommended spends for the 2019 federal grant funds Wednesday. The grant funds anticipated in 2019 to come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program total $410,000. Recommendations made by Development ...

Marietta named Purple Heart City

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On Tuesday, Marietta joined the ranks of 1,493 Purple Heart cities, counties, schools and states which nationally recognize recipients of the military honor. “There’s a lot of us out there,” said Purple Heart Recipient Wilbur Spindler, 98, of Marietta. “So if this will teach some of ...

County approves bridge inspection money

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The Washington County Commissioners have approved a contract for $203,000 for a detailed inspection of two bridges flagged by the county engineer. At the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday afternoon, engineer Roger Wright brought forward a request to have inspections done on the Putnam and ...

Don’t miss Rivers, Trails & Ales Fest

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For the eighth year, Marietta is once again to host the Rivers, Trails and Ales festival downtown with excursions north to Lowell and south to Veto Lake. The festival began to highlight the many outdoor recreation assets in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but what once was a few organized group rides, ...

Rivers, Trails and Ales schedule

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Thursday: ¯ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m: RTA Jam Session at Gun Lock Park located behind Lowe’s. ¯ 9 p.m.: Kick-off Party at The Marietta Brewing Company. ¯ 9 p.m.: Driftmouth performs at The Adelphia Music Hall. Friday: ¯ Anytime: ¯ Paddler’s Riddle Run * ¯ Bicycle Scavenger ...

Threats from a leader indicate failed leadership

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While a production foreman in an underground coal mine, I had to mediate a conflict between two crew members. I had two roof bolting machines on my section. The scoop car man, who supplied the bolting machines, and the roof bolter operators were aggravated with each other because the scoop car ...

Commissioners seek tenant for old space

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The Washington County Commissioners have not found a tenant for the space in the courthouse annex they occupied until about a month ago, but commissioner David White said Tuesday there’s no urgency in filling the space. “I don’t want to leave it sitting empty for a long period, but ...

Marietta Main Street seeking new director

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Marietta Main Street announced today that Executive Director Cristie Thomas has accepted a new position, with her final departure coming mid-September. “I absolutely love Main Street and am proud of our board, our committee volunteers, and our collaborative partners for the work we’ve ...

Around Town

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Radio club to meet on Tuesday The next Marietta Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Club House-681 Hartline Road off Stanleyville Road, Washington County Route 42. The public and all amateur radio operators are invited. ¯ For information: ...

Williamstown council talks vehicle ordinance

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council approved having ordinances drawn up dealing with time limits for vehicles parked on city streets, water fees and another dealing with abandoned properties. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to have City Attorney C. Blaine Myers draw up the ...

Marietta Big Lots moving into former Food 4 Less

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Following a winter flooding scare, a staple box store in Marietta is moving to higher ground. Big Lots is already full swing into renovations at the former Food 4 Less building at the corner of Greene, Pike and Seventh streets. “The store is going to be totally different, with the ...

Cause of roof collapse still unknown

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BEVERLY—Full inventory and pharmaceutical distribution are available in Beverly despite the weekend roof collapse at B&W Pharmacy. “Our team never missed a beat, and we can’t thank the community enough,” said Missy Huck, one of the pharmacy owners, on Monday. Around 11:30 p.m. ...

MC projects to greet students

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Marietta College spent about $3 million over the late spring and summer in capital improvements on campus, according to Tom Perry, the college’s vice president of communications and brand management. With freshmen due to move in Aug. 22 and classes set to resume Aug. 27, crews from The ...

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Barlow VFD to host ice cream social The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department will be having its annual ice cream social on Saturday beginning at 4 pm. BBQ chicken, noodles, green beans, potato salad, hot dogs and sloppy joes are on the menu along with ice cream, pies and cake. There will be ...

A new way to get around town

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Looking to fill a need, Josh Ott, the bar manager at The Galley in downtown Marietta, has launched a weekend evening service to get people around the city safely. White Knight Rides, a one-vehicle ride sharing operation, will transport people for a flat rate fare on nights when the bars, ...