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GOP plans candidate forum March 26 The Washington County Republican Party will hold a candidate forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 26 at American Legion Post 64. Free and open to the public, the moderated forum will feature timed question/answer sessions with the Republican county commissioner ...

Wood board will receive presentation on athletic sites

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By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG - Facilities will dominate discussions at Tuesday’s special meeting of the Wood County Board of Education. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wood County Schools central office at 13th and Plum streets in Parkersburg. The meeting is ...

Safety Council meets Wednesday

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will be meeting on Wednesday March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic for the month is “OSHA Record Keeping” with featured speaker Brian Zachetti, BWC Industry Safety Consultant, ...

New Marietta Kroger manager

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Jim Hudkins, a native of nearby St. Marys, WV, has been named manager of the Marietta Kroger. Hudkins joined Kroger in 2012 after completing the Company’s Management Development Program. Since then, he has been assistant manager in Kroger stores in Proctorville, Ohio, Parkersburg and ...

Riverview celebrates 50th with year-long celebration

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BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union announces it is kicking off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration of service to the community with appreciation events during the week of March 19 to 24. Both Riverview members and nonmembers alike are invited to visit Riverview’s Marietta office on ...

Slipping away

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Emergency funds are being pursued across southern and eastern ohio following February's constant rainfall and resulting landslips. "Excessive rainfall saturated the soil," explained Ashley Rittenhouse, public information officer for Ohio Department of Transportation District 10. "The water ...

Area roads with landslips

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Local roads with landslides and landslips: Marietta: - Hillcrest Drive. - Channel Lane. Belpre: - Farson Street, two locations. County roads: - County Road 2 (Braun Road). - County Road 3 (Two Mile Run Road), two locations. - County Road 9, two locations. - ...

Sunshine Week: How to check your child care options

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Finding quality child care is often something that keeps parents up at night. But there are several ways to check out a facility or in-home provider to help make an informed choice. As part of Sunshine Week, an initiative to educate the public about open government and public records, The ...

Police chase begins in Ohio; ends with arrest of driver in W.Va.

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From local reports PARKERSBURG — A chase stemming from an attempted traffic stop in Ohio ended in West Virginia on W.Va. 31 Thursday night. Wood County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Massey said the Ohio State Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop in Marietta and the suspect, identified as ...

City Council OKs firefighters’ contract

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Marietta City Council accepted the negotiated contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters Thursday. The contract is good until Oct. 1, 2020. The vote of council was divided twice as an extended discussion emerged questioning the timing of the contract’s ...

Commissioners get funding request from Children Services

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At the weekly meeting of the Washington County Commissioners, discussion turned to a request from Children Services and an upcoming levy for foster care placement. Jamie Vuksic, executive director of Washington County Children Services, submitted a request Wednesday to accelerate ...

W.Va. drug distributors sued by Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — More than 7 million doses of prescription opioids were sold to retailers in Wood County from 2007 to 2012 by five distributors, according to a lawsuit filed this week against the companies on behalf of the City of Parkersburg. Though no amount is specified, the suit seeks ...

Wood BOE begins superintendent search

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PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education on Thursday began the search for a new superintendent. The school board last month voted to not renew the contract of Superintendent John Flint. Flint was hired as superintendent in 2014 and his current contract expires June 30. Howard ...

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Benefit bingo March 24 at B/W squad Benefit bingo will be held March 24 in the Beverly/Waterford Squad Building, 207 Fourth St., Beverly. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. and games begin at 3 p.m. Cost for a door ticket is $7, which includes a bingo book (bring your own dauber). The event is ...

Local girl selected for Beginnings Workshop

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Maeghan O’Neill, 12, of Marietta, was recently chosen as one of three area students invited to attend the Beginnings Workshop conducted by acclaimed educator and talent scout Peter Sklar. Maeghan is the daughter of Erin O’Neill of Marietta and granddaughter of Willa O’Neill. The ...

Births

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Science Brittany Science of Marietta announces the birth of her daughter, Serenity Nicole Dawn Science. She was born at 12:55 a.m. March 4, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jennifer Science of Marietta, Jessica ...

WCCC honors March students of the month

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The Washington County Career Center honors its March Students of the Month, Aura Bruce and Alec Lemasters. Aura Bruce is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program, and she is the daughter of April Bruce of Marietta. At the Career Center, Bruce is a member of the ...

Students speak out

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VINCENT —As more than 3,000 schools across the country held a unified protest against violence in schools Wednesday, area schools showed solidarity with students nationwide who are demanding action from legislators and authorities to do something about the persistent bloodshed in ...

Waterford girls ousted at state

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COLUMBUS -- The Waterford High girls basketball team's postseason run has come to an end. The Lady Wildcats fell to Minster, 46-31, Thursday in a Division IV state semifinal at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Waterford trailed by nine at halftime, 25-16. The Wildcats cut it to six, ...

Anti-gun violence rally March 24 in Muskingum Park

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Henry Burton is a high school senior who’s made it part of his first-day-of-school routine to check all the escape routes in each classroom he’s in. “The fact that I even have to think about it is crazy and scary,” he said. “It’s on my mind a lot and I think a lot of other ...