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WASCO may face competition for harbor lease

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Since 1999, WASCO Inc. has operated a seasonal stop on the Muskingum River for boaters. "We just closed up our 20th boating season at the Harbor," said Joe Faires, CEO of the private nonprofit. But the Marietta Harbor, a set of docks, an ice cream shop and bike rental site beneath the ...

Murals at middle school a pick-me-up for students

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An encouraging word every once in a while can do wonders for someone feeling down. Sometimes where they receive those confidence builders can be a little unexpected. The restrooms at Marietta Middle School are some of those places. Hannah Kitchen, an AmeriCorps college guide at Washington ...

Books, books books: Three sales and giveaways coming

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It's going to be a banner weekend for readers. The Washington County and Barlow friends of the library groups both have their multi-day fall used book sales scheduled, and the Ely Chapman Foundation Fall Sale on Saturday will be giving books away. On Tuesday, Katherine Pekruhn walked into ...

Dinner, auction to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

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Watching a loved one progress through Alzheimer's is hard on their family. Tammie Johnson and Pat Hedrick are a mother/daughter duo who are trying to ease the burden of Alzheimer's on local residents. On Saturday, the two members of the STOP Alzheimer's Team are holding their first dinner and ...

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The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 4 p.m. Friday. The session will be held at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct an executive session only. A Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Resource Fair will ...

STOP Alzheimer’s fundraiser set for Saturday

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Watching a loved one progress through Alzheimer’s is hard on their family. Tammie Johnson and Pat Hedrick are a mother/daughter duo who are trying to ease the burden of Alzheimer’s on local residents. On Saturday, the two members of the STOP Alzheimer’s Team are holding their first ...

Distracted driving

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A person driving on the highway is using a map application to get to their destination. They look down at their phone for just a few seconds to see how far it is to their next turn. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), that person traveled the distance of ...

Children services questions commissioners’ merger decision

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In a filled room at a Washington County Children Services meeting, the absence of three was pointed out Tuesday. "There was public notice of this meeting was there not?" asked Mary Barnas, a member of the Children Services Board. "Where are the commissioners?" The Children Services Board ...

Former Marietta priest suspended for sexual contact with a minor

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STEUBENVILLE — A priest who served multiple areas of eastern Ohio, including Marietta, has been suspended from the ministry after he admitted to sexual contact with and abuse of a minor, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton revoked all ...

Ewing hosts artist-in-residence

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The first art project took a lot of patience. Students at Ewing School began making paper, step by step, several weeks ago, when they first met artist-in-residence Barbara Ery. Last week, they got to use it for paintings. On Tuesday, Ery moved around as eight students used water-based ...

Urgent care facility to open on Front Street

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From staff reports A building across Front Street from East Muskingum Park will become home to a new stand-alone, unaffiliated urgent care clinic early in 2019. Dr. Jeff Patey, who has lived in Marietta for more than 20 years and is a board certified emergency medicine physician, said ...

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The Historic Harmar Bridge Company will present an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Spagna's Italian Restaurant, 301 Gilman Ave. The meal will also include salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage (soda, iced tea, coffee). Tickets are available at the door and are ...

Belpre Schools faces financial challenge

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BELPRE — While a recently passed emergency operating levy temporarily stabilized the school system, officials warn Belpre City Schools still faces insolvency within the next six years. Treasurer Lance Erlwein presented a revised five-year financial forecast Monday evening to the Belpre ...

“Nice kid”

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BEVERLY — Some children just need a bit of encouragement to get through the day, and at Beverly-Center Elementary School, a senior at the neighboring high school gave them help with that. Jace Ward, who said he always has been interested in art, was given a popular verse by Fort Frye ...

Man sentenced for jail fight released early

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Told by the judge to walk the straight and narrow, a New York man sentenced last year in a Washington County Jail fight is headed home. "You're young, you're articulate, you're bright," said Judge Randall Burnworth in Common Pleas Court Monday. "You don't need to be a criminal." Tyler ...

Zonta preps for Unique Boutique

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The 34th annual Fall Unique Boutique is just around the corner. The boutique is a semi-annual sale of business attire for adults and seasonal clothing for all ages, all stocked by donation and sold at a bargain. "Goodbye storage room," Chris Lisk, co-chair of the event laughed after she ...

Author wows St. Mary’s students

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Margaret Peterson Haddix has a following at St. Mary Catholic School. As the first group of students filed into the school cafeteria Monday to hear the New York Times bestselling author speak, all were carrying at least one title by the writer, and one was packing two boxed sets of her ...

Wisconsin man pleads guilty to robbing Marietta McDonald’s

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From staff reports The Wisconsin man who robbed a Marietta McDonald's in August is scheduled to be sentenced in December. Donald B. Sirrell, 58, of Kenosha, Wis., pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, on Friday. He's scheduled for sentencing in Washington County ...

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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 ...