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Guilty plea in New Matamoras home invasion

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From staff reports A Parkersburg woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to her role in a Nov. 27 home invasion in New Matamoras. Gabriella Iva Chaffin, 19, of 2603 16th Ave., was one of six people involved in the incident, according to police and prosecutors. During the early morning hours of Nov. ...

New shelter for rent at aquatic center

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City officials have announced that the rates at the Marietta Aquatic Center will not go up this year, and in addition those who enjoy the pool will be able to enjoy a new shelter that's been constructed at the facility this year. "It's a great addition," said Susan Joyce, office manager for ...

Crest expected near flood stage

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CHAD PLAUCHE-ADKINS The Marietta Times A jogger looks across the Muskingum River into a fog filled void Tuesday at Muskingum Park. According to the National Weather Service, the Muskingum River is expected to crest at 33.1 feet, just below the flood stage of 35 feet, on Sunday. The high ...

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The Washington County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in the lower level meeting room of the Washington County Public Library. The speaker will be Ernie Thode. His topic will be "12 Steps to Citizenship; 1925-1935, Ernst to Ernest Thode, a German immigrant ...

Great leaders through history had a plan

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In June of 2011, Carol and I flew to Boston to see our daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Soren, who live in Arlington, Massachusetts. In our travels between play parks, the Little Gym and various restaurants, we saw signs for Lexington. I suggested we detour to see the famous sight. We ...

Gaps in services to homeless considered

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The cold snap last week drew out anonymous donations for food at a temporary overnight warming shelter set up by the Marietta city administration for three nights. It also highlighted a lack of options for emergency shelter in the Marietta area. Safety-Service Director Jonathan Hupp ...

Memorial Health System now taking milk bank donations

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A program that provides breast milk for infants who need it now has a connection with the Memorial Health System in Marietta. Memorial established itself as part of the OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank network late last year, and several nursing mothers have begun contributing to it. "We can ...

Snow days: Some districts already at their limit

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Bad weather and utility problems have begun to erode the built-in closure days for Washington County schools. Marietta City Schools from Monday onward had 76 instructional days left on its calendar and two calamity days remaining after unscheduled closings of three days in January because of ...

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The Independence Township Trustees regular monthly meeting time has been changed for this month. The meeting will be held at noon Saturday at the Townhouse on Upper Archer Fork Road. •For information: 740-373-2766. A free community meal of lasagna will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 ...

Wood AFT talks education omnibus

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PARKERSBURG — Members of the Wood County chapter of the American Federation of Teachers gathered Monday with state representatives to discuss the state’s education omnibus bill and the possibility of a statewide teacher walkout. More than a hundred teachers and administrators gathered ...

Lecture series at Blennerhassett Museum

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PARKERSBURG — The first of four lectures by Vandalia Award winners in the 2019 Blennerhassett Museum Winter Lecture Series with 2003 recipient Mack Samples left Scott Cain a happy man. “To say we were pleased with the turnout, well, yes, you could say that,” Cain, the organizer of the ...

Family honors beloved mom with scholarship

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Growing up, Kitty McPeek-Stalnaker loved seeing photos of her mother as a young woman in the early ’60s. “She had the dresses with the matching pumps, and the gloves,” she said. “And I especially loved those red lips. She was quite the woman.” But along with the beauty of her ...

St. Mary fundraiser

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The 27th Annual St. Mary Catholic School Foundation Dinner was held Saturday evening in the Monsignor Kakascik Parish Center in Marietta. Upward of 500 people attended the event that raises money to benefit St. Mary Catholic School, which teaches students through eighth grade. The annual ...

Belpre woman has royal family connection

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PARKERSBURG — A Belpre woman who follows the royal family is connected to a fan frenzy in England. Lisa Collins is a Twitter friend of Karen Anvil, the Norfolk mother who snapped a photo of Prince William, his wife Catherine, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle while they were walking ...

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Clothing giveaway will be held on Feb. 16 A free clothing giveaway and lunch will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Waterford Church of the Nazarene, 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford. Ag Night sponsored by the Career Center Ag Night will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Washington ...

A Property’s Past: Levee House

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On Friday morning snow fell languidly on the Levee House as the cold gray waters of the Ohio River moved sluggishly by less than 100 feet down the bank. It was the 193rd winter for the three-story brick building, the only remaining structure of a line of Federalist-design buildings that once ...

New location discussed for board of elections

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The Washington County Board of Elections met with Department of Job and Family Services Director Flite Freimann on Friday during a public meeting to discuss a potential new location for their office. Board member Glenn Ray asked Freimann why there was even a need to move their offices from ...

Washington County drug court takes first client

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A young Washington County woman was the first to voluntarily give up her right to due process this week in exchange for at least 14 months of intensive intervention in lieu of a drug conviction. She was the first client of the county's new drug court. "Your failure is our failure, and your ...