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Wayne National Forest mineral auctions canceled

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The withdrawal of two mineral leases set to be auctioned later this month in the Wayne National Forest was received with relief from an organization that had protested the proposal and frustration from the state trade organization for oil and gas interests. The two plots, one of 35 acres and ...

A girl and her dog

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Slender, 3-year-old Romy Booth moves easily and smoothly around the Booth family living area at the house on Third Street in Marietta, her long hair streaming and eyes seemingly fixed on something in the middle distance, a slight smile playing about her features. On Wednesday afternoon, it ...

Interfaith service to be held at sternwheel festival

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On the Sunday of Sternwheel seven pastors will speak and sing in the celebration of Christ. "We're ecumenical," said Pastor Kenneth Brown, of the Marietta Community Church. "Different people are bringing different pieces of the puzzle as this focuses on celebrating Jesus, not pitching ...

Around town

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There will be free parking and a shuttle service to the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival this weekend. Those interested should park at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 922 Front St. The shuttle will drop off and pick up at Tiber Way on Butler Street between Front and Second streets every half ...

Livestock sale closes Washington County Fair

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The Washington County Fair wrapped up Tuesday with thousands of dollars in community support for the market livestock sales. One goat sold for $15,000, steers averaged at $925 and lambs, chickens, turkeys, goats, market beef and dairy feeders also made their way through the ring with final ...

Fort Frye starts violence prevention, anti-bullying programs

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BEVERLY—Fort Frye seventh-graders through seniors are heading into this school year with an eye on inclusivity. Early Tuesday before classes leaders from all of the grades sat with Principal Andy Schob and other school administrators to discuss how as students they can prevent violence in ...

New Salvation Army officers come with open minds, hearts

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The latest leaders of the Salvation Army in Marietta may be new to the community but their roots in the service organization are strong. Lieutenants Elisha and Megan Moretz began their assignment in Marietta just over three weeks ago and have been busy meeting residents and familiarizing ...

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The fifth annual Round the Island Kayak, Canoe, and SUP Race will be held Sunday. The event is organized by the Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and race starts at 9 at the Ohio River Boat Ramp in Williamstown. Participants can enter using single or double kayaks ...

No decision yet on airport carrier

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport continues to await word from the U.S. Department of Transportation on whether it will have a new service provider. If the DOT approves the recommendation by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority to allow Tennessee-based Contour ...

Liquor issue on ballot in Belpre

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BELPRE - Voters in Precinct 1-B in Belpre in November will vote on whether Kroger can operate a Spirits Shop near its store on Washington Boulevard. The Boards of Elections for Ohio and Washington County have certified enough signatures have been filed to put the issue on the Nov. 6 ...

Fair Weather: Heat, humidity good news for ice cream vendors

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Hot, humid, no breeze and a captive audience: there was a lot to like for an ice cream vendor on Labor Day at the Washington County State Fair. It meant Lowell resident Dan Lang was having a good day. Lang said he’s been coming to the fair for decades, first showing animals when he was a ...

Farm chore relay: Contestants choose individual approach for race

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It wasn’t a large field of entries, but it was quality competition. The farm chore relay on Sunday at the Washington County Fair drew four competitors, all in the under-18 category. “We had about 20 yesterday, there aren’t so many people on the grounds today,” Morgan McCoy said. ...

Williamstown Lions hold White Cane Day

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WILLIAMSTOWN — For nearly a century, the Lions Clubs around the world have worked to help those with sight issues and blindness and one local club continued its efforts to help. The Williamstown Lions Club held its annual White Cane Day fundraising event on Monday at the intersection of ...

Dining with Blennerhassetts event Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — A special Dining with the Blennerhassetts will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The cost for the all the program events, boat ride, dinner and entertainment is $75 per person. Reservations must be made by calling the Blennerhassett ...

Two house fires within two blocks in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Fire Department responded Monday morning to two structure fires within a short distance of each other in Parkersburg. Capt. Jim Tracewell said the first call came in at 5:52 a.m. Monday about a structure on fire at 1325 Highland Ave. Firefighters arrived to ...

Washington County Fair adds new events, sees bigger crowds

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The long, rich tradition of the Washington County Fair continued this weekend as fairgoers flocked to the Washington County Fairgrounds for the animals, entertainment, midway rides, children’s activities, tractor pulls and fair food. The Washington County Fair will conclude on ...

Dils Center reopens in honor of owner who passed away

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PARKERSBURG — The Dils Center held its grand re-opening on Saturday and owner Morgan Stubbe said she has received so much support since the death of her husband, Todd, on July 4. "We purchased the building back in November, and have been working to repair the event center since," said ...

Annual Labor Day parade pulls out all the stops

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The 2018 Washington County Fair Parade kicked off the annual five-day parade along Front Street on Saturday morning. The 90-minute parade featured dozens of units, including high school bands, civic organization, veterans organizations, area businesses, political candidates and ...

Historical markers get makeovers

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About 40 historical markers around Marietta are a bit brighter these days, as a Rotary Club of Marietta project recently wrapped up. Rotararians, led by member David Baker, set out to clean, re-paint and repair all of the city’s markers, many of which were in poor condition. “Their ...

Shuttle service for Simonton employees

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By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — A new bus service - the Simonton Shuttle - will transport people to Ritchie County starting Monday in a partnership with Simonton Windows and Doors. Simonton, part of PlyGem Industries, is launching the partnership with the Mid Ohio ...