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Fort Frye sets kindergarten signup Kindergarten registration for the Fort Frye Local school district is scheduled for Feb. 26 through March 2, for Beverly-Center Elementary, Lowell Elementary, and Salem-Liberty Elementary. Children must be 5 by Aug. 1. To register, parents/guardians ...

Final IEI report needed before warehouse law

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PARKERSBURG — With the investigation into a massive fire at a Wood County warehouse ongoing, time may be running out for a bill regarding warehouse inventories to be introduced in the current legislative session. The fire at the Intercontinental Export & Import Plastics warehouse at ...

Wood County Christian School honor roll

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Wood County Christian School announces the honor lists for the second nine-week grading period. (Grades K-8) 2017-18 school year: Grades 1-8 Principal’s list (4.0 averages): First grade – Lydia Bazell, Jake Blackwell, Daniel Cunningham, Kyla Devine, Jaydin Greene, Klaire Grose, Riley ...

Rotary members recognize efforts of Charlie Schob

Neighborhood News

In early 1991 Marietta Noon Rotary members Norman Drisell, Jim Starner, and Charlie Schob formed a committee to explore the feasibility of forming a second Rotary club in Marietta. After several months of consideration, Charlie agreed to chair a committee and took on the responsibility to form ...

St. Mary goes Hollywood

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St. Mary Catholic School Foundation will host its 26th annual benefit on Saturday with a chance to win some big prizes. The theme is “Night in Hollywood.” “It’s old school Hollywood, complete with a red carpet,” said Tonya Booth, school nurse and volunteer of the committee ...

Esbenshade Series features author of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

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From staff reports J.D. Vance, a Middletown native and author of the best-selling 2016 book “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” will speak at Marietta College as part of the 2017-18 Esbenshade Series. Vance’s presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the ...

Smoot Kids Club show Saturday night

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From staff reports The Smoot Kids Club Series will continue this weekend with a performance of “Nugget & Fang” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The show is aimed at ages 4 to 8. Tickets and information ...

Local speech reactions divided along party lines

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President Trump's first State of the Union address lasted 92 minutes and covered topics ranging from the economy to immigration. Following the speech Tuesday night, Rick Walters, a Washington County Republican and president of the county commission, said he was pleased with Trump's ...

Memorial to discuss ‘reorganization’

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The Memorial Health System, operator of Marietta Memorial Hospital and numerous sites around the city and in Belpre, has agreed to meet with The Marietta Times today to provide information on recent workforce reductions. The administration has not disclosed any information about the staff ...

Warren district forming building plans

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The $62 million building project for Warren Local School District inched along after a meeting presenting the findings of visioning committees. It appears at least that the district’s new elementary building will have clusters of classrooms grouped around common areas rather than the ...

Quake attributed to natural causes

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Though the small earthquake Friday was barely noticed by local residents, it was enough to catch the attention of those with political aspirations. The 2.6-magnitude quake was noted by the U.S. Geological Study at 8:20 a.m. just south of Ohio 676 between Hickman and Smith roads in Palmer ...

Flu vaccines still urged

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department is reminding area residents it’s not too late to get a flu shot, which state officials say is “a decision that could mean the difference between life and death in some cases.” A 6-year-old student at Ritchie Elementary School in Wheeling became ...

Decorations for Valentine’s Day

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Wyatt Valentine, 10, of Parkersburg, and Miley Morries, 10, of Mineral Wells show off their handmade valentines hanging in the decorated window of The Workingman’s Store in Marietta Tuesday. The two were enlisted to create valentines by Diane Modesitt, an employee of the store, whom they ...

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Putnam Water annual meeting Feb. 6 Putnam Community Water Corporation will hold its rescheduled annual meeting on at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the office of the water department located at 920 River Road. Election of officers will be held. Members are invited attend. ¯ For ...

Teen of the Week: ‘I like to stay busy’

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In addition to school and a part-time job, Warren High School senior Trent Anthony takes on tutoring gigs, camp counselor positions and has spent six years as a 4-H member. That includes showing cattle each year at two local fairs. “I like to stay busy,” Anthony said. “I like to work ...

Leaders must realize impact of shortcuts on the job

Business

Coal mine supervisors as a group were highly focused on production. Most of them tried to obey mine laws and safety policy but a few others viewed these laws and policies as mild guidelines. With the latter type of supervisor, a decision between safety and production always fell to production. ...

Old building, new use

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A part of the massive hulk of the old Remington Rand-Kardex industrial building at 910 Greene St. will have a new occupant starting next month. Westwater Supply, Inc., a plumbing and HVAC equipment wholesaler, expects to move into the eastern end of the complex by mid-February, company ...

Indictments allege theft of thousands

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Twenty-five individuals were indicted by a Washington County grand jury this month including four individuals accused of money laundering and theft from the elderly. Anita J. Pauley, 26, Nicole M. Kurtz, 32, Brian D. Brown, 51, and Barbara Giulliano, 53, were renting a Lower Salem home, ...

Memorial Health System set to discuss layoffs

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The Memorial Health System, operator of Marietta Memorial Hospital and numerous sites around the city and in Belpre, has agreed to meet with The Marietta Times Wednesday to provide information on recent workforce reductions. The administration has not disclosed any information about the ...