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Muskingum Township is studying corridors for the multi-use trail that will connect Devola and Marietta. The township will host a public meeting to present the corridor paths and provide an opportunity for public comment. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Devola ...

Belpre’s Dunn to retire

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BELPRE — Belpre City Schools Superintendent Tony Dunn announced Monday he will retire at the end of January. The announcement came during Monday’s Belpre Board of Education meeting. Dunn said his last day will be Jan. 31. Dunn has been superintendent in Belpre for eight years and has ...

Halloween Fun

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With smiles in abundance and plenty of Halloween creativity being showcased, this year’s annual Halloween festivities were held in the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds because of the rainy weather on Saturday. Typically, a Halloween parade takes place downtown ...

Wild weather Sunday evening

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A strong storm blew through the area Sunday evening causing downed tree limbs and some accidents in the area. A bout of heavy rain hit the area around 7 p.m. Sunday. Gusty winds were experienced Sunday which could be enhanced by showers and thunderstorms, according to a hazardous weather ...

Q&A: Free yoga classes offer benefits

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Yoga is beneficial for everyone. That’s the message behind Project Yoga MOV, which offers free classes in the Mid-Ohio Valley targeting the populations that otherwise may never try the practice. Volunteer instructors can be found in area correctional institutions, veterans centers, schools ...

Domestic violence awareness event

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PARKERSBURG — While rainy and cool weather kept attendance low for the inaugural "Paws for the DV Cause" walk at City Park, organizers were pleased to hold the event raising awareness about domestic violence and its effects on family pets and plan to make it an annual event in ...

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Hervida fundraiser will be held on Nov. 10 Hervida 4-H Camp, Inc. will be holding its annual Building Fund Drawing and Silent Auction on Nov. 10 at the K of C Hall in Churchtown. A turkey and ham dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the silent auction and reverse raffle drawing with ...

Teachers reach out

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The generosity of teachers toward their students is well known. Despite the low level of pay in the profession in general, every year thousands of dollars come out of their pockets to help equip and stock classrooms and come to the aid of individual students. Teachers also solicit help from ...

Anniversary to double as childhood cancer benefit

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A golden anniversary and childhood cancer research fundraiser are being rolled into one large event during the Marietta Main Street First Fridays in November. American Flags & Poles at 276 Front St. will be the center of activity. Owned by Jim and Sylvi Caporale, the store has been a ...

Road report: 618 project on track, Marietta paving at risk

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BELPRE—Ohio 618's approach onto Ohio 7 is on track to reopen traffic in both directions by the end of November. Bridge Foreman Josh Parks explained Thursday that with the new bridge poured, his team plans to have westbound traffic traveling on it next week and start dismantling the former ...

Trick or treat

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Washington County Trick or Treat dates and times: Barlow/Vincent: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday Bartlett: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Belpre: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Beverly: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Cutler: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dart/Lawrence Township: 5:30 to 7:30 ...

ODOT gets ready for winter

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The leaves beginning to change color, frigid mornings and stores putting out Christmas decorations makes people think happily about upcoming winter activities and holidays. Meanwhile, those at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are making sure they're prepared to clear the roads in ...

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A special Belpre City Schools Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. The purpose of this meeting is to review and approve the five-year forecast for the district, contract approval and to conduct one executive ...

Students say YES to science

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A collective gasp of wonder escaped the lips of Marietta Middle School students as indicator beads changed from clear to purple with the amount of ultra-violet light that they received. Other students marveled at watching liquid nitrogen freeze objects and earthworms eat garbage. The ...

Washington County Commission votes for merger

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Washington County Commissioners voted to merge the county department of job and family services and Washington County Children Services Thursday, meaning the responsibilities of the children services board will be usurped. This removes the fiscal and administrative oversight from the ...

Contract signed for 18-month drug court

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Printed, signed and dated, the contract between Washington County and Oriana House officially launched a special drug court docket program Thursday. The contract was approved by the Washington County Commissioners in a public meeting Thursday after being written and reviewed by assistant ...

Commissioners hear concerns about humane society

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A group of veterinarians voiced their concerns to Washington County Commissioners Thursday about the living conditions of animals and the morale of the staff at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Meredith Mills from VCA Animal Hospital, Roberta Haught from Colegate Woods Veterinary ...

Peggy Cordray stumps for husband in Marietta

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The voices of women on election issues has been given additional emphasis by both gubernatorial campaigns as voting day approaches, and Peggy Cordray, wife of Democratic candidate Richard Cordray, accompanied by Frances Strickland, wife of former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, made a stop in ...

Third party billing

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With an income tax increase for fire and streets on the ballot Nov. 6, some voters have asked why additional revenue from third party billing isn't enough to cover fire department expenses. Third party billing began in 2006 and last year brought in more than half a million dollars of ...

Winter looking average

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Professional meteorologists make long-term weather predictions with great reluctance, but every year about this time the Climate Prediction Center issues the best guess it can about what sort of winter is coming up for the various regions of the U.S. Tony Edwards, a meteorologist with the ...