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Sinkhole near apartments could be health risk

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A rotting smell and an approximately five-foot diameter hole was discovered in Marietta Monday, near two sets of apartments in the city. The sinkhole was found by Beth Casto, a nurse with the city's health department, between Win Beri Condominiums and the affordable housing apartment complex ...

Two sites no longer able to offer free tax services

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Hundreds of people in Washington County who have depended on a specific software platform for free income tax preparation will have to look elsewhere this year. The platform, operated by the Ohio Benefits Bank and used by Caring Connection and Washington-Morgan Community Action, is no longer ...

Marietta BOE to discuss buildings Monday

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A major public meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3, to consider issues crucial to the future of Marietta City Schools, and Monday night the board of education decided to hold the meeting in the auditorium of Marietta High School. The board, expecting a substantial crowd, checked with high ...

Hune Bridge may be relocated

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The currently closed Hune Covered Bridge in Lawrence Township has both short and long-term prospects. Following the Frontier Local Economic Development Association meeting last week, options are being discussed by business owners, county officials and state representatives. "We had a number ...

County moving ahead on grant possibility for sewer project

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An income survey that could help secure grant funding for a portion of the county's sewering of Devola will be moving forward soon. Buckeye Hills Regional Council has been given the addresses of those to be impacted by the court-ordered sewering and the council will use this list to form a ...

Around town

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Campus Martius Museum will host the 11th annual Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the 18th and 19th century frontier settlers and hunters. Many of the artists are ...

Heavy steel beams brought in for WHS middle school project

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Authorities closed a section of Fifth Street Monday as crews delivered and unloaded more than a dozen 70-foot-long steel beams to Williamstown High School. The beams, each weighing about 1,800 pounds, will be installed this week in the ceiling of the new middle school ...

Belpre council votes for impound lot

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BELPRE — The city of Belpre is taking action to create a city-owned impound lot for cases involving vehicles impounded by city law enforcement in some situations. Belpre City Council voted Monday to approve the first reading of an ordinance establishing a city-owned impound lot and ...

Warren Local Schools honor roll

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Warren Local Schools honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Warren High School Principal roll Grade nine: Geneva Cech, Sophie Cochran, Kadin Crawford, Cadence Frame, Tessa Haffner, Grant Hesson, Fiona McHenry, Ashley Miller, Clara Pettit, Hannah Pickens, Emma ...

Paranormal enthusiasts gather

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The second annual Hidden Marietta Paranormal Exposition was held Saturday in the Lafayette Hotel Ballroom in Marietta. The Marietta Paranormal Exposition helped attendees learn more about the paranormal. It’s human nature to seek explanation of unusual experiences while others attending ...

Beekeeper expo has latest buzz

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PARKERSBURG — Sixteen years of “pollunating” the Mid-Ohio Valley with knowledge of bees paid off Saturday, with the 17th annual Honey Bee Expo seeing a record number of almost 500 people. West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s campus was buzzing with beekeepers new and old sharing ...

Vienna school library delves into STEM technology

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VIENNA — Clara Tracewell and Ainsley Hardesty were intent on making a basket Thursday. “We are trying to program Dash to go forward and shoot the basketball into the hoop,” Tracewell said. Using an iPad, the Greenmont Elementary School fourth-graders traded off programming and control ...

Around town

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Free tax help offered at K of C Hall in Harmar The AARP Tax-Aide Program will offer free tax return preparation for all taxpayers on Mondays and Thursdays starting Feb. 3 through April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta. Taxpayers should ...

Youth recruited for census

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It's an opportunity that comes once a decade, and high school students seem particularly receptive. Census Bureau southeast Ohio recruiter Steve Anderson made a pitch last week for students to work the summer as enumerators for the decennial count, and at least two are going after the ...

Challengers for commission seats want improved communication

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Three Washington County residents are challenging two incumbent county commissioners ahead of this March's primary election. Incumbent republican David White is being challenged by Lowell resident James "Jamie" Booth in the primary and Lower Salem resident and former commissioner Cora ...

Courthouse to add X-ray machine to security measures

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An X-ray unit will soon be the next step in upgraded security at the Washington County Courthouse. Probate-Juvenile Judge Timothy Williams applied for a $35,275 grant through the Ohio Supreme Court last August, along with the courts and the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The grant will ...

New nursing home to open in spring

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Fresh landscaping and new stone highlight the remodeled buildings at 117 Bartlett St. The complex, previously called Marietta Center and now renamed Waterview Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, sits high on the hill on the city's west side near Lookout Point. The nursing home closed ...

Tickets on sale for Strecker fashion show

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The annual spring fashion show benefiting patients of the Strecker Cancer Center has jumped the queue in spring events. "We're holding it in March after the chamber dinner instead of there between college graduations and Mother's Day in May," explained Daneka Hedges, executive director of the ...

Around town

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Marietta Riverfront Roar will host a Cabin Fever Party Feb. 22 at the Marietta Shrine Club, featuring The Bash with Jake Binegar. This fundraiser concert will include door prizes, gun and purse raffles, and 50/50 drawings. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. A limited ...