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Local students part of international climate change project

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WARREN TWP. – Students at Warren Elementary School are developing global reach. The fourth grade classes have connected with a writing project that could influence decision-makers on climate change. The project began with teacher Melinda Stabler's contact in London, England. Her daughter, ...

Local veterans honor those lost in Pearl Harbor attack

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She still can hear the announcement over the radio. "Hello NBC, hello NBC. This is KGU in Honolulu, Hawaii," said the voice. "I am speaking from the roof of the Advertiser Publishing Company building." Though the toll wasn't in yet, 2,008 navy personnel, 109 marines and 218 army soldiers ...

Officials explain county enterprise fund

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One of the many difficult decisions being faced by the Washington County Commissioners in sorting out the Devola sewer project – generally estimated at between $15 million and $22 million in capital cost – is how to divide up the way it is paid for. The county will have two general ...

Handel’s Messiah to be performed Sunday

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Hannah Miller, 20, of Marietta, is kicking off exam week a day early Sunday with a performance she feels privileged to be included in. Miller is one of the five soloists joining Marietta College's Oratorio Chorus for its 93rd performance of George Frideric Handel's Messiah on Sunday. "There ...

Harmar students continue Fearing House tradition

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Fifth-grade students from Harmar Elementary participated in a long-standing tradition of visiting the Henry Fearing House Museum for Christmas on Friday. The students added ornaments they decorated to a tree in the museum. Marietta resident and museum volunteer Mary Jo Hutchinson said the ...

Scholarship honors former MHS athlete

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A local athlete who died at the age of 33 will be memorialized by her son through a scholarship at Marietta High School. Wana Rinard, a 1977 graduate of Marietta High School, died in 1993 from breast cancer. "It was breast cancer that metastasized to her bones," said her son, Patrick ...

Around town

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The Washington County Suicide Awareness Coalition will hold a Hope for the Holidays Candlelight Vigil on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at Muskingum Park for those remembering loved ones lost to suicide. The youth of Tunnel United Methodist Church will present its sixth annual live nativity Dec. 14 from 6 ...

“Move Over” signs posted after crash that injured a trooper

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Signs were installed Thursday around Washington County to remind people to move over if they see a stopped vehicle with flashing lights. The three signs were placed at the request of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a result of a crash that injured Sgt. Eric Knowlton in ...

Children undercounted in census

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The self-reliant character of Appalachians coupled with suspicion of the federal government could cost local governments in Washington County when the 2020 Census count rolls in. Flite Freimann, the executive director of the county Job and Family Services office and a member of the county's ...

State report card system may be revamped

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The days of the A-F grading system for Ohio schools and school districts may be numbered. A state committee formed to examine the Department of Education report card system held its final meeting Wednesday and is now working on a report. Ohio Rep. Don Jones, the Republican who represents ...

Nutcracker comes to Marietta stage tonight

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Prepared to wow with the magic of the holiday classic, the Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company is pulling out all of the stops for its performances today and next week. "We have a professional company of adult dancers, a guest artist and several juniors and seniors in high school dancing in The ...

Commissioners approve 911 projects

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Funding for emergency dispatch improvements in the county was approved by commissioners at their weekly meeting Thursday. The commission approved four projects requested by the Washington County 911 Technical Advisory Council. Funding will come from the 911 levy money, according to Lt. Chris ...

Around town

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The Wolf Creek Local school district will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the high school library. The O'Neill Center will host its annual craft show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Many local artisans will be selling handmade items. RSVP will be selling chicken and noodles, ...

Washington County Career Center starts new youth group

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The Career Center announces its Ohio Teen Institute (OTI) members for the 2019-20 school year. OTI is a drug free leadership conference for high school students that encourages community outreach and positive teen interaction. The mission of the Washington County Teen Institute is to create a ...

Lowell Elementary honor roll

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Lowell Elementary School awards for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. The awards assembly was held Oct. 29. Kindergarten Super Skills – Jace Scoggan, Noah Evanoff, Madison Bules, Macey Bules, Haddox McNabb, Eli Offenberger. First grade Advanced (4's and 3's) – Dylan ...

Marietta City Council begins wrapping up year

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Marietta City Council met Thursday in the first of four meetings to wrap up 2019 and all legislative actions of the current elected body with terms expiring on Dec. 31. Nine ordinances were introduced Thursday, but without the minimum six of the seven voting members in attendance required to ...

MOV Regional Airport considering upgrades

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PARKERSBURG —The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is looking at a number of upgrades in the coming years to modernize it with the needs of an airport in the 21st Century. Airport Manager Glen Kelly appeared before the commission Thursday to give an update on what is happening at the ...

A tradition for hunters

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CUTLER—Taking refuge from biting winds and low temperatures, deer hunters filed into the Cutler Community Center Wednesday. "Oh, the ladies have done this for years," smiled Kate Harris, of Cutler, a member of the Cutler Ladies Aid Society. "It started in the church kitchen, but now we ...

Lowell mayor’s race unchallenged despite ballot errors

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A month after the election, the Lowell mayor's race isn't facing a challenge despite some issues with paper ballots on Election Day. Incumbent Mayor Steve Weber beat his opponent, David Hanes, by only seven votes. "We know in this case, the poll worker had to hand out paper ballots," said ...

Joint committee talks signs, sidewalks

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MARIETTA – Two committees of Marietta City Council met in a joint session Wednesday over legislative planning for 2020. The Planning and Zoning and Streets committees to discuss downtown businesses and rights to add signage above the city sidewalks in the C4 commercial district. The C4 ...