Belpre schools end year with busy calendar

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BELPRE - Belpre City Schools have several activities planned over the next week or so as the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end. At its final meeting of the school year, the Belpre City Schools Board of Education met Monday evening to discuss final plans for the end of the year and the ...

Around town

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Shrine Club speaker covers airship The Marietta Shrine Club will host guest speaker Judy Tarouski on Monday. She will speak about the airship Shenandoah that crashed over Noble County on Sept, 3, 1925. Happy hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. with a baked steak dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is ...

2 police officers rescue woman from river

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From staff reports Marietta first responders reported the weekend river rescue of Kimberly J. Vaughn, 52, of 125 Shamrock Drive, Oak Grove, on Monday. “She had been with friends but had apparently broken off from the group...our dispatch got the call that she may have jumped from the ...

Community Bingo at Muskingum Nursing and Rehabilitation

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BEVERLY — Muskingum Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation will host a Community BINGO on as part of National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), which runs from May 14 to 20. This year’s national observance’s theme, “The Spirit of America,” highlights the bond among staff, volunteers and ...

Students of the month named a WCCC

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The Washington County Career Center honors its May Students of the Month, Chyla Sephfus and Nathan Ritzman. Chyla Sephfus is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Patient Health Care program, and she is the daughter of Terry and Carla Sephfus of Vincent. At the Career Center, Sephfus is a member ...

DOUG LOYER  Special to the Times
Suzanne Paugh, WSCC's 10,000th graduate in 45 years is presented a bouquet of flowers by President Bradley Ebersole and Mark Nutter, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

WSCC grads

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More than 200 students graduated Saturday from Washington State Community College (WSCC). The commencement ceremonies took place in Graham Auditorium on the WSCC campus. "This is a very exciting day! It's a day of celebration for these students, their families and for the college," expressed ...

Q&A: An air of creativity in contest

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For more than 30 years, the balcony section of the First Unitarian Church in Marietta has provided not just extra seating for services, but the site for a light-hearted competition for the young and the young at heart. Once again this Sunday, the Great Paper Airplane Contest will be held, ...

JEFFREY SAULTON   Special to the Times
Jade Poling, left, and Ryan Province, right, make it through the mud.

Marietta Mud Run a success

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More than 500 participants turned out for the third annual Marietta Mud Run and, as promised, it was mayhem. Three waves of runners, one of them competitive, took off over an outdoor trail featuring a lot of mud and for good measure, even more mud. Sponsored by the Marietta Family YMCA and ...

Mother’s Day 5K in Belpre has good event

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BELPRE - Around 300 runners and walkers turned out Sunday on a sunny Mother's Day to compete in the ninth annual Mother's Day 5K Race at Civitan Park in Belpre. Warm weather and sun brought out many of the people who participated in the run on Sunday. The annual race is hosted by Esali ...

Reflections on Mother’s Day from the MOV

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PARKERSBURG - For many, Mother's Day changes as one grows older. An informal poll of some Mid-Ohio Valley residents shows there are changes through life in regard to the holiday. Anne Morgan, of Marietta, said it's hard to describe how Mother's Day is different from being a child to being a ...


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Spring Art & Music Show at St. Mary St. Mary School will host a Spring Art and Music Show Wednesday at the school. The art portion will feature two pieces of art from every student (Montessori through eighth grade) in the Parish Center at 6 p.m. and the music portion will be sixth, ...


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Junior fair board March meeting The meeting of the junior fair board on March 2, 2017 began at the senior fair board office at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The meeting began with a call to order by Tyler Hartline. After the call to order, the Constitution, bylaws, and expectations were ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
 Martha and Richard Biehl watch as Ruston Baker paints their Moss Run Mail Pouch Barn on Monday.


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MOSS RUN—Before the age of billboards and digital ads, buildings like the three-story barn along Ohio 26 in Moss Run served as advertising art for decades. Now that Mail Pouch barn, built in 1935, is showing off more vibrant colors after mural painter Ruston Baker, of Millersburg, took to ...

Former Prisoner of War Lt. Robert Pioli was recognized April 29 at his home in Devola for his service during World War II and the events that led to his liberation from the POW camp in Moosburg.

Ex-POW celebrates 72 years of freedom

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Seventy-two years ago, on April 29th, 1945, the German POW camp at Moosburg, Germany, which housed thousands of American soldiers, was liberated. General Patton’s 14th Armored division broke through and liberated the American POWs, many of which had been held prisoner for months, if not ...

Thoughts of Faith: Don’t deny hell’s existence


“Everywhere you looked, there were fires everywhere. It was driving into Hell.” (New York Times) “It was like we were in Hell. Walking through hell, that’s what it was˘” (Washington Post) These comments were made by those who escaped Tennessee’s devastating wildfires last November. ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, left, along with Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, center, and other members of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association unveil the new marker at the grave site of Col. Ebenezer Sproat at Mound Cemetery on Friday morning.

Ohio salutes first sheriff

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Pride for their state was the overall feeling among the 27 Ohio county sheriffs that attended a dedication ceremony Friday for a new marker at the grave site of the Northwest Territory’s first sheriff. Col. Ebenezer Sproat’s grave site received the new marker on Friday morning at Mound ...

From right: Capt. Nathan Russell, Capt. Andy Prim and Capt. Matt Miller. They were given a very special Lifesaver Award. We responded to a house trailer fire on the night of Jan. 6, 2017. The efforts of these three members along with Firefighters Krieg Worstell — L/A VFD and Ryan Moore — Fearing VFD working together, saved the lives of the homeowner and her pet dog, who were trapped inside the burning structure.

Firefighter of the Year award

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The Devola Volunteer Fire Co. recently held its annual appreciation dinner at the Devola firehouse. Those in attendance were served a nice dinner and there were guests from the Washington County Commissioners’ office, Muskingum Township Trustees, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Washington County ...



Pleasant Grove church plans revival Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will be having a revival from May 18 to May 21. The service will start at 7 p.m. each night. May 18 the evangelist is Tim Bell and the music will be provided by Sammi Morris. May 19 and 20 the evangelist is Randy ...

Husband of traffic crash victim dies

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From staff reports A second person injured in an accident Thursday afternoon near Devola died later in the evening, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jimmie L. Conway, 64, of Malta, died from injuries in the accident on Ohio 60 near milepost 7 in Muskingum Township, according to ...