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Country cooking at a new spot

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WILLIAMSTOWN — An enthusiastic young waitress pops her head in the office door and exclaims that her table has just informed her that the hot fudge cake was the best they had ever had and that they will certainly be back for more. Tonya Pelphrey, the owner of Tonya’s Country Kitchen on ...

Blue lights on sale to support police

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Belpre Area Veterans hope to light up the city with blue light bulbs on Sunday evening for their “Support the Blue” campaign, which is raising funds and support for Belpre police. “We came up with the idea at a meeting one night just to do something to support the police department,” ...

Report highlights the behavioral health needs of youth

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Mental and behavioral health disorders present real and palpable issues for children as they grow and develop. In the time of the coronavirus, some of these struggles have become more pronounced. The Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition and the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio ...

College students give software programming presentations

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg Computer Science Program students gave presentations of their final projects as part of the Software Programs ShowCase inside the Caperton Center for Applied Technology Center on Friday. The first year having a presentation similar to ...

Grand Jury Indicts 12

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The Washington County Grand Jury met this week and indicted three individuals for a series of crimes over a series of months last year. The first indicted were Robert Justin Wells, 39, of 3491 E. State Route 60, McConnelsville, and Ryan Michael Efaw, 24, of 180 Main St., Vincent. ...

Archer believes he’ll break land speed record

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A Marietta man believes he can break a land speed record his daughter set in a farm tractor three years ago. Dave Archer believes he would have exceeded 108.5 mph last week, but a head wind kept him to just above 100 mph at the East Coast Timing Association runs at Blytheville, Ark. The event ...

On the Farm

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David Florence, owner of Florence Creamery, said Future Farmers of America has turned his daughter, Allison, into the person she is today. “I’m very proud. She was a shy girl to start with, and they have turned her around and made her into something I never would have guessed she could ...

Former coach pleads not guilty, granted bond

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The former Marietta Middle School basketball coach accused of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with minors was granted a personal recognizance bond in Washington County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Crystal Burke, 41, of 6625 State Route 60, Lowell, faces nine felony counts in the case of ...

UPDATED: Waterford schools situation

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UPDATE 12:12 p.m.: Students are being dismissed from Waterford High and Elementary schools following a second evacuation in two days and a subsequent lockdown. A bomb threat was called in around 8:10 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mark Warden said. The call was made from an ...

Warren BOE approves financing for remaining campus improvements

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VINCENT — The Warren Local School Board of Education held a special meeting early Thursday morning to discuss and approve financing the remainder of the improvements to the school campus. District Treasurer Melcie Wells explained to the board that the Ohio Facilities Construction ...

Grand Jury indicts two for sex crimes

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A Marietta man arrested in December 2019 and charged with 20 counts of rape was indicted again this week by the Washington County Grand Jury. Richard Curtis “Rick” Decker Jr., 63, last known address of 708 Front St. Apt. 14, was initially arrested in December 2019, Decker was charged ...

Road crews adapt to rainy conditions as work continues

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Warmer temperatures mean it’s construction season in Ohio, but the rains also equal some delays. This was the story at the Cornerville Bridge in Marietta Township this week, with a pivot from drilling piers to abutment work. “We kept working, but rain obviously slows down production,” ...

Master Gardeners earn excellence award

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Master Gardeners were awarded a coveted Projects of Excellence award by the Master Gardeners Association of West Virginia for its Heritage Garden at Henderson Hall in Williamstown. The award included the 2019 and 2020 growing seasons. Master Gardeners are a ...

Marietta City Council adopts blight fine schedule

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Marietta City Council continued the momentum of an active fight against blight and lack of property maintenance in the city through the adoption of a fine schedule for violations of the property maintenance code Thursday. The legislators heard in Ordinance 220 the amended fines following a ...

Dynamix given approval

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Approval was given by the Washington County Commissioners on Thursday for Dynamix Energy Services to further assess county buildings at no cost to the county. “This is a company that is going to come in and assess our buildings ... the efficiency of our buildings ... when it comes to our ...

Save the Music Foundation visits schools

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PARKERSBURG — Officials from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History visited Jackson Middle School, Hamilton Middle School, Edison Middle School and Blennerhassett Middle School on Thursday as part of the Save the Music Foundation program. According to the Save the Music ...

One act festival opens today at Players Theatre

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The One Act Festival of New Playwrights opens at 8 p.m. today at the Mid-Ohio Valley Players on Putnam Street. The festival celebrates the art of storytelling and the creative spark that is still alive despite a year of lockdown. It features three local playwrights, Becca Buck, Timothy ...