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Marietta City Council authorizes purchase of security cameras

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Marietta City Council authorized the purchase of eight new surveillance cameras Wednesday. Council considered two resolutions and two ordinances at its business meeting Wednesday — held a day early in advance of the federal holiday Thursday. The cameras were appropriated for in Ordinance ...

Commissioners project 2020 tax budget

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Retiring Washington County Clerk Rick Peoples brought the county general's projected fiscal year 2020 tax budget before the commission during Wednesday's meeting and the news was positive. "This is required by the state law that all departments and elected officials have input into the ...

Around town

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Distribution for the Back to School Program will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 and from 1 to 4 p.m. at Washington-Morgan Community Action, 218 Putnam St., Marietta. Backpacks can also be picked up on Aug. 9. By appointment only; call 740-373-3745 and ask for Cathy Rees. The Friends of Barlow ...

Suspect arrested after chase from Williamstown to Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — A man wanted on a warrant out of Washington County fled from Williamstown to Parkersburg and was apprehended early Wednesday morning after striking a police cruiser. David Eric West, 37, of 35 Aqua Circle, Parkersburg, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Wednesday on charges of ...

Business strategy: See how the others do it

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In October of 1982, I had an opportunity to assist with some archaeological field work in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. We spent long days walking ridges and systematically digging shovel tests in search of archaeological sites. As we finished one project area, we moved to another town to ...

Community Action Summer Crisis program available

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Need help staying cool during the hot summer months? If so, check out the Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action Summer Crisis Program. The Summer Crisis Program (SCP) began on July 1 and ends Aug. 31. Appointments are required; call 1-833-359-2803 or visit capappointments.com. SCP ...

Comfort Keepers franchising creates National Day of Joy

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Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc. recently completed some in-depth research on what seniors and their families want most for them. The research indicated that age did not change what people were seeking in life. Connectedness, love, purpose, hope and daily doses of joy were essential to quality ...

Queen docks in Marietta

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The Queen of the Mississippi docked at Marietta's Ohio River levee Tuesday with a mixed welcome—live music and families with young children took photos of the giant ship, while boat staff took a leaf blower to the dirt and debris on the levee to clear a walking path for passengers. "It's a ...

Prosperity plan developed for Appalachia

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Local partners are moving to take action on items in the newly released Economic Prosperity plan for Ohio's Appalachian counties. "What (the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth) has done is enlist partners on all of the topics to volunteer to lead these groups, and we're going to ...

Cereal and ice cream bar opening Monday

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Local residents looking for something new to cool down with this summer need to look no further. The Little Spoon is opening Monday at 114 Putnam St. in downtown Marietta. "All inspections are passed and we're good to go," said Larry Ramsey, The Little Spoon co-owner. The shop, which is ...

West Virginia high schools being offered WSCC classes

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West Virginia students who want to get an early start in college will have that opportunity starting in the fall semester at Washington State Community College. Offered to students in grades 10-12, the Bridge to College program will let students earn credits toward a liberal arts transfer ...

Around town

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The location of the regular July meeting of the Fort Frye Board of Education at 6 p.m. July 18 has been changed to Salem-Liberty Elementary School, 10930 State Route 821, Lower Salem. There will be a Finance Committee meeting beforehand at 5 p.m. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a ...

Belpre man sentenced to seven years in prison

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From staff reports Belpre resident Daniel Francis was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs and having a weapon under disability. The trafficking in drugs charge is a first-degree felony, while having a weapon under disability is ...

Arrest made in bomb threat case

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BELPRE -- Gayle Dotson, 49, of Parkersburg, was arrested Tuesday on the charge of making false alarms in connection to the bomb threat Boxers Bed & Biscuits received, Belpre Police Chief Terry Williams said. Dotson, who was being held in the Washington County Jail, had been an employee of ...

Chemours files lawsuit against DuPont

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PARKERSBURG — DuPont created Chemours to dump its environmental liability upon the spinoff company, according to an unsealed lawsuit filed by Chemours in Delaware. Chemours is claiming DuPont underestimated the liabilities, including from perfluorinated compounds, and is attempting to ...

Another fix planned for splash pad slide

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PARKERSBURG — Additional modifications are planned for a slide at Parkersburg’s new splash pad after another injury was reported. The tube slide at the new feature adjacent to the City Park pool was closed June 23 after a boy suffered a gash to his head coming off of it two days earlier. ...

Fireworks season means focus on safety

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Fireworks can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated 9,100 people in the U.S. were injured by fireworks in 2018. Capt. Brian Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said there are few fireworks legal in Ohio. Although they ...

ALICE training given to home health care workers

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Keeping safe is a priority for most people, but for home healthcare workers, every day brings the risk of violence. It was these risks that brought Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp to the Buckeye Hills Regional Council on Monday for ALICE training. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, ...

Near drowning at aquatic center sparks safety review

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A trip to swim with her family at the Marietta Aquatic Center led to a local nurse saving the life of another child on Sunday. "I just thank God," said Alethea Bateman, 36, of Parkersburg, on Monday, as she recalled the incident and again pictured the 5-year-old child from Parkersburg blue ...

Rain leading to struggles for area farmers

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Rain isn't only taking hillsides and lanes of highway with it in Ohio—farmers are also experiencing crop loss due to flooded or wet fields. "Some folks had their land prepared but couldn't get crops in the ground in time between all the rain and saturated soil," said Dave Bauerbach, ...