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Hervida outing designed for women

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Southeastern Ohio, specifically the Mid-Ohio Valley, is known for its recreational opportunities. Nestled between rivers and forests, there is always a chance to get outside and shake off those cabin fever blues. Experience the Outdoors, a program in partnership with The Ohio State ...

Patrol settles into revamped office

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The Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is back home after a year in temporary quarters. Lt. Chris Chesar, the post commander, said the renovations to the old building on Ohio 7 near Reno, which dates back to the 1960s, are welcome improvements. “Any time we get a newer ...

Superintendent finalists announced by Wood BOE

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PARKERSBURG -- Five finalists have been announced in the search for a new Wood County Schools superintendent. The Wood County Board of Education met in special session Monday and entered into executive session at the beginning of the meeting. The board met behind closed doors for nearly ...

Around town

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Civil War Roundtable meets May 17 The next regular meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will begin at 7 p.m. May 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 Second St. in Marietta. The featured presentation entitled Intrepid Mariners: U.S.S. Kearsarge v C.S.S. ...

Free workshop on paying for college

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The Marietta Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring a free workshop entitled Paying for College & Using Financial Aid. This workshop is intended for families of high school juniors and sophomores who are planning on some form of education after high school. The event is free and reservations are ...

River Sweep June 16

Neighborhood News

The annual Ohio River Sweep has been scheduled for Saturday, June 16, along the shorelines of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries. The Ohio River Sweep is a volunteer, riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. This is the largest environmental event ...

Campus news

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Marietta College Marietta College’s Art Department recently announced the winners of multiple awards that were handed out during the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The following students are from your coverage area: Hailey Bennett of Marietta, Ohio (45750) was awarded Best Painting ...

MC graduation: 257 Pioneers honored at 181st commencement

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The 181st commencement ceremonies for Marietta College were held Sunday in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. The Long Blue Line continued to get longer as 257 undergraduates received their diplomas along with five graduate students. “We’re very excited for the graduates,” said Dr. ...

Case of hepatitis A confirmed in Belpre

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From local reports The Marietta and Belpre City Health Departments have confirmed a single case of hepatitis A in a food handler at the Belpre location of Taco Bell located at 613 Washington Blvd., according to Michael Brockett, Health Commissioner of the Marietta City Board of Health. ...

Q&A: Fundraising the old fashioned way

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A staple at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Marietta since the ’50s, Edna Berg isn’t just known for her weekly attendance. Berg’s custard pies have become famous at the church and over the years she’s made them for just about every occasion, from potlucks to auctions. Former ...

St. Marys Onion Festival

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ST. MARYS — For a second year in a row, mother nature forced the Sweet Breath of Life Vidalia Onion Festival to cut back a little and go inside. Randy Nutter, with the United Methodist Men of St. Marys United Methodist Church, said this year the rain was not as heavy as it was last year. ...

Senator Manchin speaks to WVU-P grads

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PARKERSBURG — U.S. Sen Joe Manchin told the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Class of 2018 they hit the jackpot living in the United States, but to maintain what lies before them will take work Manchin, D-W.Va., told the graduates they, like many others before them, probably had ...

Around town

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Bricks available for Beverly vets’ memorial The Beverly Lions Club is taking orders for bricks for the Veterans Memorial in Beverly. The purpose is to honor those who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces. If you would like to purchase a paving brick for $25, to honor a ...

River Road: Area is scenic, but barriers block development

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Along River Road in Devola sit sprawling recreational options and some farmland on one side, and to the other prime riverfront lots. But there are only 14 homes and one camper taking advantage of the 1.4-mile expanse of river property between Ohio 60 and Devol’s Dam. Meanwhile, more than ...

Obstacles or opportunity

Religion

On a recent Friday the thirteenth, I had a jinx that was more than cruel. My computer was compromised by a hacker wearing the Apple brand. I had been online searching various college courses, when a simple click in a wrong box threw me to a warning announcement with the Apple 800 number. I ...

Voters can still cast early ballots

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Out of the 43,000 registered voters in Washington County, fewer than 5 percent have come forward to vote so far in the primary election. Polling day is Tuesday, but voting machines at the county board of elections office on Davis Avenue have been open for early in-person voting for ...

4-H Club News

Neighborhood News

Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H Club The Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H Club met Feb. 25, 2018 at the St. John Day Care Center in Churchtown. Vice-President Connor Tullius called the meeting to order with Carter Brooker leading the USA pledge and member Kayla Schwendemen leading the 4-H pledge. The ...

Round up

Religion

Free meal offered at Tunnel church A free community meal (meatloaf) will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Tunnel United Methodist Church, located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. Handicapped parking is available in the upper parking lot by the church entrance. To request to have a meal ...

Bill would fund fentanyl detectors

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Reports of law officers and paramedics in various parts of the country receiving accidental overdoses of fentanyl merely by handling or being near the powerful opioid prompted an U.S. senator from Ohio to introduce legislation to help authorities detect fentanyl on site. A bill awaiting ...