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Impactful teachers devise a plan to transfer knowledge

Business

As with most children, teachers made a difference in my life. I was enrolled in the first grade at Flemingsburg, Kentucky in 1959 without the benefit of kindergarten. I was only 5 years old and was amazed at the activity in the room. Since we moved around a lot, Mom and Dad had few social ...

Haunted History Tours

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It is said that Eliza Putnam, dead more than 100 years, can still be seen occasionally from Ohio 7, walking in the bright tower of The Anchorage. The sandstone mansion, 23 rooms of it, stands on the steep hillside on Marietta's west side overlooking the Muskingum River and the city, now ...

’Cats on title quest

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The excitement is palpable for the community of Waterford as they get ready to send their high school girls basketball team off to state ... for the fourth year in a row. Waterford High School Principal Suellen Coleman said she has been able to witness the journey for all four years that ...

Recycling options

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While many take curbside recycling for granted, for many rural parts of Washington County, that kind of convenience may never be an option. Not having the service does impact if they recycle, said residents. “We personally do not (recycle). We’d have to pack it up and take it ...

Blues festival Fri., Sat. at the Lafayette

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From toe-tapping zydeco to reggae and straight up Chicago blues, the Mid-Ohio Valley will once again come alive with music for the 27th annual River City Blues Festival hosted by the Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society. Musicians from Louisiana to Virginia and points in between will ...

Makerspace a home for creativity

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By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com Got something you’d like to make, but don’t have the tools, or maybe you need some help with the expertise? Got skills you’d like to pass along to others? The Makerspace would like to see you. The Makerspace at the ...

Teen of the Week: MHS junior works on leadership skills

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Marietta High School junior Austin Offenberger is looking ahead to a career in mechanical engineering, but meanwhile he is sharpening his leadership skills, athletic prowess and academic honors. A member of the National Honor Society and the school’s cross country and varsity swim team, ...

Makeup days set for Wood Co. students, teachers

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PARKERSBURG - Wood County Schools will extend its calendar by four days for students to make up time lost to a statewide work stoppage. The Wood County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the changes to the 2017-18 school calendar. The last day for students will be June 7, a Thursday. ...

Around town

Local News

Paper Airplane Contest March 25 The annual Great Paper Airplane Contest will be held on March 25, in the sanctuary of First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St., Marietta. Admission to the contest is the donation of a non-perishable food item for local food banks. ...

Roundup

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MC to test new emergency system Marietta College will be testing a new emergency system on campus on Thursday. The new system has the ability to activate a loud warning on campus from locations on top of Hermann Fine Arts Center and the McDonough building,and officials can also talk ...

SkillsUSA students going to state meet

Neighborhood News

Eighteen students from the Washington County Career Center SkillsUSA youth organization will compete at the state competitive events in Columbus from April 24-25. Those who place at the top of their event here will advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of ...

Chamber’s night

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Veterans of community service and business operations were lauded Monday night through the annual Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. The event boasted a guest list of approximately 750 local residents, business owners, volunteers and officials who joined in the annual meeting-turned ...

Ex-SEAL speaks to dinner crowd

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Monday night's speaker for the 103rd annual Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce dinner imparted a few words of wisdom from his time as a U.S. Navy SEAL. "Like many, the horrific events of 9/11 forever changed Kevin's life," said Chamber Executive Director Carrie Ankrom. "Moved by personal ...

Woman must repay $26K in church theft

Local News

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com A Marietta woman who stole $26,000 from her church was sentenced to 90 days in jail Monday. Julie R. Rinard, 48, of 132 Acme St., Marietta, was also ordered to pay $26,000 in restitution, with a judgment issued in that ...

Frontier district caught in money crunch

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NEW MATAMORAS — The Frontier Local School District continues to struggle with a solution to replacing or renovating its athletic field bleachers and concession stand, which have suffered water damage over the years. At a board of education meeting Monday night, community members Rachel ...

Warren chorus road trip to the ‘Q’

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VINCENT—The basses and baritones rumbled up and down the scales Monday afternoon to warm up in the choral practice room at Warren High School. Then came the practice, preparing for an audience of thousands. The school’s bass chorus of about 20 voices will open the game on the evening ...

Council OKs last of Main St. legislation

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BELPRE — Main Street in Belpre, also known as State Route 32, will be resurfaced later this year in a project by the Ohio Department of Transportation and the city of Belpre. At Monday’s meeting, Belpre City Council approved the final two readings of a resolution approving the project, ...

Wood BOE meets tonight to discuss calendar

Local News

By Michael Erb Special to the Times PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education meets twice this week, including a special session to begin the search for a new superintendent. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. today at Wood County Schools central office at 13th and Plum streets in ...

Around town

Local News

Breakfast with Easter Bunny March 24 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave, will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. March 24. There will be pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, milk, juice and coffee. Networking breakfast by Belpre ...

WCCC board honors 5 for technical ed contributions

Neighborhood News

Career and Technical Education is celebrated nationwide during the month of February. The Washington County Career Center joined in the celebration by hosting an Annual Career Fair for the county’s sophomores. In addition, the Washington County Career Center Board of Education honored ...