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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 ...

Around town

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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

Neighborhood News

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 ...

Raising age for buying guns: Is that the answer?

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Although no bills have been filed in the Ohio General Assembly to increase the minimum age for purchasing firearms, the possibility of raising the age from 18 to 21 has come under discussion, and several retailers, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and Fred Meyers have said they ...

Wildcats’ home away from home

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WATERFORD - Waterford High plays its home basketball games at the Harry Cooper Annex inside Waterford Elementary School. But the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus is starting to feel like a second home for the Lady Wildcats. On Saturday at ...

Job fair Friday in Vienna

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PARKERSBURG — Prospective employers and job seekers will meet at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s Job Fair on Friday at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. There are 25 companies and organizations signed up to participate in the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 1500 ...

2 plead guilty to roles in $300K swindle

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Half of the group charged with swindling an elderly woman out of $300,000 last year pleaded guilty Wednesday. Four former Lower Salem residents are accused of using a fake cancer diagnosis in order to receive money from their elderly landlord. Nicole M. Kurtz, 32, currently a resident of ...

Marietta finances forum on hold

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Though no forum occurred Wednesday night as previously announced by Marietta City Council, questions remain on city finances. "We have postponed it," said Finance Chairman Mike Scales. "Last Thursday we had a meeting with the hopes to discuss final union contracts, but only one was wrapped ...

Around town

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Family & Children First Council meeting The next Washington County Family & Children First Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Family & Children First office, 202 Davis Ave. ¯ For information: 740-376-7081. Changes for Fort Frye board meeting The ...