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Marietta College adds eSports team

Local News

Sports are often used to celebrate strength, strategy and teamwork. eSports, a virtual competition arena for which Marietta College is assembling teams of avid video gamers on the collegiate level, task players in similar modes of communication, strategy and teamwork. "For me, eSports ...

Spaghetti dinner to help sponsor teens on mission trip

Religion

To sponsor Courtney and Dava Clark on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Watertown Presbyterian Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Watertown Fire Department on Ohio 676. The two completed a similar trip in 2016. The girls are member of 5th ...

New Matmoras school holds POW/MIA Day

Local News

NEW MATAMORAS— Veterans, faculty and students gathered at New Matamoras Elementary School on Friday for the 29th annual POW/MIA day. The event featured speakers and music in order for the students and community to honor veterans. Students were also informed of the sacrifices people in ...

Round up

Religion

Gospel Mission pantry fundraiser A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Evergreen Community Center (behind Hadley Funeral Home - Reno Chapel). The event is a fundraiser for the Gospel Mission. On the menu will be homemade spaghetti sauce (Don ...

Around town

Local News

The Washington County Board of Health will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, effective with the Oct. 9 meeting. This new time will be continued indefinitely. The meeting location is 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. • For information: 740-374-2782, ext. ...

Religion calendar

Religion

Saturday ¯ “Wayside Fall Craft and Vendor Fair,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna; interested vendors should email djarcher@wgu.edu for an application; concessions by Wayside youth. ¯ Marietta First Church of the ...

Stories of service

Local News

Robert Pioli broke his silence on the horrors of war and imprisonment in Moosberg the day he was notified that his lost dog tags from World War II were found. "There are guys that say they won't talk about it and that talking about it brings back memories, but you never forget the feeling ...

Daughter self-publishes father’s books years after his death

Neighborhood News

Janice L. Blanton submitted the following article about Harold H. Milton, who helped raise her from an early age and whom she called “Dad.” Harold was an author who wrote seven books, none of which were ever published while he was still living. It was always Harold’s dream that all of his ...

‘Multiple victims’ reported in Maryland shooting

Local News

ABERDEEN, Md. — Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation." The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." ...

Sandy Hook Promise visits Fort Frye students

Local News

BEVERLY – When people react to the news of school shootings, many immediately think of security measures to keep violence out of buildings. Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit founded by families of children killed in the Connecticut elementary school shootings nearly six years ago, has the ...

Council authorizes engineering plans

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Marietta City Council met Thursday to authorize the launch of engineering plans for both new water lines and new asphalt on Harmar Hill. The focus of the 2019 project is Lancaster and Alta streets, and council authorized city administration to contract with WSP USA to design the ...

Cutler woman sentenced for selling cocaine

Local News

A Cutler woman was sentenced to 60 days in jail and addiction treatment Thursday for trafficking in cocaine. Susan Harvey, 44, of 11722 State Route 555, apologized before her sentencing Thursday before Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi. Harvey had pleaded guilty on July 20 to ...

Grant to pay for Fort Frye IT upgrade

Local News

LOWELL — Fort Frye Local School’s four buildings will soon get IT upgrades at a bargain basement cost thanks to a federal grant. District Information Technology director Ryan Henry told the board of education at its monthly meeting Thursday night that the $115,000-plus project, which will ...

Commissioners to hear broadband proposal

Local News

Next Thursday's public hearing of the Washington County Commissioners may have an impact on the internet speed that the rural residents of the county receive. Agile Networks, an internet provider based in Canton, is scheduled to propose a public/ private partnership with the county. If formed, ...

Recession: 10 years later

Local News

A decade ago the national economic collapse led by a mortgage crisis began, and although the Mid-Ohio Valley didn't experience the same sort of crushing despair that came down on regions heavily exposed to the real estate market, the reverberations inevitably came around. It is difficult to ...

Alzheimer’s Walk to be held in Williamstown

Neighborhood News

The Alzheimer's Association ® is inviting residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will take place on Saturday at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with ...

Sex offender questions sheriff’s office mapping system

Local News

Being a registered sex offender, whether the crime involved violence or not, creates numerous obstacles in daily life, and one of those is finding a place to live. Numerous state and federal laws enacted over the past 30 years have required sex offenders, after they've done their time, to ...

Classroom pets

Local News

With scales, fur, extra legs or no legs at all, there are some unique beings in classrooms across Washington County. "These three are named Squirt, Niall and that littlest one is Hilton," said Michele Oliver, a fourth grade science and language arts teacher at Waterford Elementary. They're ...

Council reviews finances ahead of budget talks

Local News

Marietta City Council reviewed the state of city finances Wednesday prior to beginning 2019 budget discussions in executive session. Currently, the general fund sits at $883,216.41 with the final quarter of the year facing city officials to pay bills and employees. "We'll be looking at ...

Celebrate Recovery Day to provide fun, information

Local News

Overcoming addiction is a tough, life-long battle. This Saturday, those who are in that fight, and their loved ones, are invited to take part in a celebration of their successes, as the Washington County Behavioral Health Board and the Right Path for Washington County holds Celebrate Recovery ...