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Council focuses on pedestrian safety

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Marietta City Council's Streets Committee gave the go-ahead for two upcoming streets projects Wednesday. "We'll have resurfacing at on Third at Marion, Washington and Warren," noted Chairwoman Kathy Downer. "And there will be solar powered flashing lights too. This is all to focus on ...

Chocolate delights to benefit EVE, Inc.

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The chocolate covered bacon may go fast. But if it does, there will be plenty more sweet options to sample, from homemade cookies and brownies, to Putnam Chocolate treats to a dessert known as Chocolate Thunder, made at the Third Street Deli. “It’s chocolate cake with chocolate icing ...

New art exhibit opening at Marietta College

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Insight into the evolution of modern art in India, along with a view of one of Marietta College's premier collections, will be on display with the opening of a new exhibition Feb. 16. Titled "Painterly Intricacies: Selected Artwork from the Dr. Richard Krause Collection and Visiting ...

Chemours to check for GenX in water wells

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PARKERSBURG – Chemours at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will sample water wells around the Washington Works for the chemical that succeeded C8 in the Teflon-manufacturing process. GenX is produced at a Chemours facility at Fayetteville, N.C., where over the past ...

Around town

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Children Services Board meets today The Washington County Children Services Board will meet in regular session at 4:30 p.m. today at 204 Davis Ave. An agenda is available upon request by contacting the agency at 740-373-3485. Education Works SEO monthly meeting Education Works SEO will ...

Habitat dinner & auction

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The goal of home ownership for families who would otherwise struggle is what Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley is all about. The 18th annual Paul L. Callihan Dinner & Auction planned for Friday will bring together those who support the program and those who benefit from ...

Musical variety at Peoples Bank Theatre festival

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From staff reports Peoples Bank Theatre will host the Undercurrent Winter Festival on Friday and Saturday. Organizers said the goal of the event is to bring awareness to the variety of high quality music in Ohio and West Virginia, empowering local musicians to see even more value in their ...

Winter Olympics

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Ohio has no dogs in the hunt, so to speak, in the Winter Olympics, which officially open Friday in the Republic of Korea. But there is still some interest in Marietta. Of the entire U.S. Olympic roster of competitors in the Winter Games — more than 200 — none are from Ohio or West ...

Rules for snow removal

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With many more weeks of winter still on the books, restocking the supply of de-icer and keeping shovels out may be in order. Throughout Washington County, municipalities have policies on the books that make it the responsibility of the property owner to clear walkways. “Sidewalks, ...

Council hears about docks, Anchorage

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Marietta City Council heard requests and updates for the West Side from both the Washington County Historical Society and Marietta High School crew Tuesday. Katie Thomas, booster representative for the Tiger Navy, reminded council of the loss of the high school boat docks last month after ...

Prom season assistance

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For the sixth year, Gowns for Your Day will help provide a little bit of magic for every girl who wants to look like a princess for her prom. The idea was first created in 2013 by Charlotte Cox, an Indianapolis resident, during her last year of college in Toledo. The event,which provides ...

Teen of the Week enjoys creativity, hard work

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Marietta High School junior Tyler Hartline straddles the line between creativity and community service and still manages to perform at the top of his class. He credits his family’s support for being able to juggle everything, from football to 4-H to choir. It’s a task that can be daunting ...

No deal on power plant seen as a plus

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PARKERSBURG – A decision not to proceed with the sale of the Pleasants Power Station was a win for consumers, the head of an opposing coalition said on Tuesday. “It’s definitely a big victory for West Virginia rate payers,” said Emmett Pepper, executive director of Energy Efficient ...

Williamstown votes to begin paying intake fee July 1

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A proposal from the Wood County Commission to ask the county’s municipalities to pay a $30 intake fee for arrests taken to the Wood County Holding Center was discussed by the Williamstown City Council Tuesday. In a unanimous vote, with one member abstaining, the council ...

Around town

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Marietta Schools continue orientations Marietta City Schools will continue with orientation/special meetings with the Marietta Board of Education, next meeting at 2 p.m Tuesday in the board room. The meeting will conclude by 4 p.m with discussion topics of academics and any other matter ...

FAA considers airport upgrade to allow bigger planes

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Regional jets could be flying more often to and from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. The airport is undergoing a Part 121 inspection process with the Federal Aviation Administration, which “upgrades us to full air service,” airport Manager Glen Kelly said after ...

Good leadership starts with a plan that works

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One morning a couple of weeks ago, as my wife, Carol, was walking out the door for work, I heard a thump on the sliding glass door. I jumped up and saw a female cardinal lying on the deck. This accident is not uncommon and nine out of 10 of the birds who fly into the glass doors survive to fly ...

Honor roll

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Waterford Elementary School Waterford Elementary School honor roll for the second grading period of 2018: Principal’s roll (All A’s and B’s, 3.50 to 4.00 grade point average) Third grade – Brock Adams, Maggie Baldwin, Emma Chaffin, Brooklyn Cooper, Thomas Daugherty, Zander Erb, ...

Honor roll

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Matamoras Elementary School Matamoras Elementary School honor roll for the second nine-week grading period, 2017-2018: Principal’s roll, 4.0 Sixth grade: Kalyn Cochran, Alebreah Triplett. Fourth grade: Madison Smith. Honor roll, 3.5 to 3.99 Sixth grade: Haylee Berentz, Ethan ...

Friends of NRA banquet Feb. 24

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of National Rifle Association (NRA) Committee will host the 11th annual Friends of NRA banquet on Saturday, Feb. 24. The event begins at 5 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall in Churchtown. Everyone is welcome to attend, including those who are not members of the ...