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Dog show at fairgrounds

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com Upwards of a thousand dogs, their owners and families, judges and handlers, are arriving in Marietta this weekend to field their canines in the annual American Kennel Club sanctioned show organized by the Blennerhassett and ...

Strawberry Festival Lunch and Bake Sale Sunday

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By Kate York The Marietta Times kyork@mariettatimes.com There are some moments you anticipate having every spring. For Kay Maidens, it’s biting into a ripe, red, juicy strawberry for the first time in the season. “It’s a heck of a time to bite into a strawberry,” she said. ...

Man’s body pulled from Muskingum

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From staff reports Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks reported that a male body was pulled out of the Muskingum River at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. "He's been in the water for two to four days," said Mincks. "We received the call from people who lived north of Lowell who said they were in a ...

Law officers of today salute the bravery displayed in the past

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Every year on National Peace Officers Memorial Day wreaths are laid at the corner of Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. It’s a tradition that’s part of Police Week, which recognizes the sacrifices, sometimes of officers’ lives, that law enforcement take on to serve the ...

Spring turkey hunting season

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Spring turkey hunting season is open until Sunday in the South Zone of Ohio and, so far, numbers in Washington and surrounding counties are already outpacing last year. With only a few days left, the number of turkeys bagged in Washington County from opening day April 23 through May 14 was ...

Boom Fest features local talent

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Three local musicians will lend their talents to an event designed to support services offered by the O’Neill Center. O’Neill Center Boom Fest will be held at Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday and will feature Waterford resident Chasiti Murphy, Parkersburg native John Kunze and the Steve ...

Front Street farmers market open

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By noon, all the fresh strawberries were sold. Lara Shepherd, who lives in Waverly, W. Va., came to Marietta on Tuesday with the opening of the Farmers Market on Front Street in mind. Pushing her children Silas, 3, and Judah, 5 months, in a double stroller through the sunshine, she cried ...

Teen of the Week: Teen’s interests diversified

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Grace Arnold was chosen by the administration at Marietta High School to represent the student body at a meeting with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in April at Washington State Community College when Portman was looking for community input into ideas he had for meeting the opioid crisis. Her diversity ...

Around town

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Pet Day in the Park 2-4 p.m. Sunday Order of the Eastern Star, District 25, South East Team 3 will be hosting “A Pet Day in the Park” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in East Muskingum Park in Marietta. There will be portraits of your pets, children’s activities, contests to participate in ...

Wood BOE offers superintendent’s job to Ripley High principal

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PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education will offer Will Hosaflook, principal of Ripley High School, the position of Wood County Schools superintendent. The board gathered in a closed door session Tuesday with Howard O’Cull, executive director of the West Virginia School Boards ...

Feral cat group addresses Williamstown City Council

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Representatives of the Save a Kitty Feral Cat program spoke with the Williamstown City Council about their program during Tuesday’s council meeting. Mayor Jean Ford said the group works to keep the cat population under control by catching feral cats, having them spayed ...

Education should be a routine part of employee development plans

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One of the advantages of being a teacher’s kid came from the times when Dad had to go to school on a Saturday to prepare for next week’s classes. I always volunteered to go along usually with my younger brother Jack. While Dad completed his work, Jack and I went to the gym and usually ...

Phi Theta Kappa chapter earns awards

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Washington State Community College’s (WSCC) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Alpha Rho Gamma, recently received several awards at the 2018 Ohio Regional Convention, including a member’s nomination for Most Distinguished Chapter Officer, and being named one of the top chapters in the ...

Career center Hall of Fame honoree

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Former Career Center student, Dana Daugherty Cruse, N.P., BC-ADM, was honored at the May Board of Education meeting as an inductee into the prestigious Washington County Career Center Alumni Hall of Fame. She is a 1988 Marietta High School graduate from The Career Center’s former Diversified ...

City income tax hike going to council

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An increase in Marietta income tax from 1.7 percent of earned income to 1.85 percent will first be introduced to Marietta City Council on May 31. If council passes this increase on June 21 after its third reading, the increase would appear before city voters on the November general ...

WSCC to offer powersports study

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Washington State Community College is seeking to fill a need in the growing powersports industry, which includes all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles. The Powersports Technician Program will allow students to have hands-on experience working on engines of motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs. ...

Team building exercises

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Fort Frye Junior Sophia Schultheis, 16, is heading into the rest of her week with a heightened self-awareness. Warren High School freshman Karlee Duffey, 15, has an added layer of confidence. Sean Rataiczak, 17, of Caldwell, and Monroe County students Brittany Moore, 17, and Ryan Booher, ...

Belpre Council addresses yard sales

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BELPRE — Belpre City Council is updating its ordinance involving yard and garage sales. Council on Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the city’s rules regarding such sales and will hold the next two readings at future council meetings. Council member Judy ...

Wood BOE to review superintendent candidates

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PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education will meet in special session tonight to review finalists for Wood County Schools superintendent. The special session will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at the district’s 13th and Plum streets offices in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to ...