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A fundraiser to support Jillian Harlow, a local child with Hydroplastic Left Heart Syndrome, will be hosted by Bob Evans at 504 Pike St. in Marietta from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Carryout will be available. All proceeds benefit Jillian's medical expenses. All-you-can-eat soup luncheon will be ...

Work to start soon on west side project

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Calling it the poster child of the Community Development Block Grant, a hazard to pedestrians is to be fixed by early May. The brick crosswalk stretching across two lanes on Maple Street on the east side of Franklin Street is loving referred to by residents in the neighborhood as "Lake ...

Trial of Washington County prosecutor to start Monday

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The trial of Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings is slated to start on Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Rings was charged on June 7, 2018 with a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion and a third-degree misdemeanor count of sexual imposition and is accused of trying ...

Funding provided for new regional recovery center

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The continuum of care from substance abuse treatment to job stability is where the Appalachian Regional Commission has lobbed funding for Southeast Ohio this week. ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas announced Wednesday a $1.1 million grant to fund the Appalachian Recovery Project, formerly the ...

Commissioners get merger update

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The director of Washington County Family Services told commissioners Thursday he believes the agency, now merged with Children Services, is working at peak efficiency. Flite Freimann said the hard work of the staff of both departments has made that possible and highlighted at the commission ...

Marietta City Council approves emergency sewer line repairs

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Thursday Marietta City Council authorized an emergency sewer line repair project to begin on Post Street. “We have a clear emergency and we can waive the bidding process; (city engineering) did requests for proposals twice,” said City Law Director Paul Bertram, noting only one bidder ...

Joint job fair held for valley residents

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CHAD PLAUCHE-ADKINS The Marietta Times Michael Jarvis, 18, of Marietta, receives information about available jobs from Noble Correction Institution's Nicole Anderson and Joyce Lambert at the inaugural MOV Career Connect Thursday. The event featured 140 vendors from around the area promoting ...

Teen donates horse to Columbus police

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WILLOW ISLAND — Sam, a former Pleasants County resident, is now a member of the Columbus Division of Police. Sam, a Percheron horse who will be 4 years old in June, has joined the Columbus Police’s Mounted Unit. Tuesday morning, members of the Columbus police department placed Sam in ...

Now is the time for bald eagle sightings around the valley

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Eagles settle in their nests in late winter and early spring, and this time of the year is ideal for spotting the birds as they begin raising young while the trees where they nest are still clear of foliage. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division said recently biologists ...

Compromise reached on Ohio gas tax

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Ohio's next two-year transportation budget is headed to the governor's desk for approval with compromises that will impact more than just gasoline and diesel-fuel consumers at the pump. "My big takeaways that people need to know are that it's taking effect on July 1, there's no phase-in," said ...

Local first-responders honored Wednesday

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BEVERLY—The Muskingum Valley Beverly-Waterford Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the Sons of the American Revolution gathered in Beverly on Wednesday to honor those first-responders in the county that exemplify the integrity and bravery that are needed for their jobs. The 36th ...

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The regular meeting of the Fearing Township Trustees has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fearing Township Office in the garage in Stanleyville. The next Boost Your Business workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Huntington Bank, 226 Third St., Marietta. The ...

Educators learn strategies to help children cope with trauma

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Childhood emotional injury and neglect has become so pervasive that an entire strategy for incorporating a response to it has been developed for educators: trauma-informed schools. Children suffer from abuse, abandonment, neglect, the threat and reality of violence, bullying, health problems ...

Arsonist gets four years; says he’s now a jail preacher

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A Lower Salem man will spend the next four years in prison for attempting to burn down a house with a man in it. Noah Rutter, 21, of 6500 Germantown Road, was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. In September, Rutter, along with his brother, were having continued ...

Oversight of hemp, CBD could move to Ohio agriculture department

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One of the unintended consequences of the legalization and mandated regulation of medical marijuana in Ohio is that it impacted not only existing consumer markets but also agriculture. State legislators authorized legalization in 2016, but as of last week were still cleaning up one regulation ...

Zonta Unique Boutique to offer deals this week

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Racks of clothing were filling up Monday evening as five women sorted incoming donations in the Marietta Township Recreation Center. Skirts, dresses, sweaters, shoes and even some men's wear went out on display. The spring Unique Boutique opens Friday afternoon, offering hundreds of ...

Suicide awareness, remembrance goals of upcoming walk

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With an effort to raise awareness, remember the loss and prevent further suicide, the Washington County Behavioral Health Board will host a community walk April 13 beginning and ending in Indian Acres Park. "This is our second year running this walk independently and calling it 'A Walk to ...

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The Washington County Republican Women's Club will hold a baby shower for the Women's Care Center, a Christian crisis-pregnancy center, on Monday at First Baptist Church, Marietta. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the shower and a brief business meeting. All Republicans are welcome. A ...

A positive vision can often lead to success

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On Aug. 1, 2011, my wife and I took a whale watching tour in Bar Harbor, Maine, accompanied by a couple of friends from Bangor. I had seen whales on several other trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti and even Maine. The whales I have been fortunate to see include humpback, minke, orca and blue. ...

Open doors

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Though spring sprung with freezing temperatures, several local seasonal businesses and nonprofits have opened their doors to welcome the sun. Andrew Lisk, 22, owner of Lisk Lawn Care, is gearing up for mowing to begin next week, The Castle and Ohio River Museum opened their doors for the ...