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Sweet, sweet corn

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The high heat and humidity didn't keep the crowds away from Muskingum Park for the opening day of the 12th annual Marietta Sweet Corn Festival. People lined up to buy $1 ears of sweet corn, which were donated by Witten Farm Market, while others sat on hay bales and listened to the sounds of ...

Local educators react to state budget

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As the state budgeting process wound up, school district leaders in Washington County began looking at where their districts stand for state financial support in the coming two years. Although the overall education budget for the state increased slightly, lawmakers and the governor, after a ...

Blooms with a purpose: Teen sells flowers for good cause

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A Marietta teen is spending her summer trying to raise money for a good cause – a humanitarian trip to Tonga. Hannah Lovejoy, 15, spent Friday morning riding a bike around downtown Marietta selling flowers to raise money for the trip, which she hopes to take next summer. The trip is part ...

Health fair connects pros with people

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By mid-morning Friday, it was difficult to find a parking spot in the lot at the First Church of the Nazarene on Mill Creek Road. The second Memorial Health System community health fair was underway, with scores of people meandering through the church gymnasium, checking information at booths ...

Rotary lends aid to those affected by natural disasters

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The Marietta Noon Rotary Club is looking to raise $5,000 to help those affected by natural disasters around the globe. By partnering with ShelterBox, Rotary clubs from around the world are helping to purchase boxes containing goods useful to people displaced by conflicts and natural ...

Salvation Army helping to fill backpacks

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With the sales tax-free weekend just around the corner, local charities are asking local shoppers to spend a little extra on school supplies. The Salvation Army in Marietta will be posted outside of Walmart Aug. 3 asking for pencils, notebooks, rulers and other standard supplies to stuff 50 ...

Around town

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Irish Run, off of Upper Archers Fork Road, will be closed Thursday and possibly Friday to fix a water crossing. Oxbow Road, off of Country Road 14, will also be closed Friday to fix a crossing. The Marietta Wastewater Department will make a sanitary sewer repair in front of 943 Gilman Ave., ...

Statewide plan for cyclists and pedestrians in early stages

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A group of people from around Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 met for two hours Wednesday in Marietta to talk about the future of walking and bicycling. The state has good reason to address the issue: From 2009 through 2018, fatalities from pedestrians killed by motor vehicles ...

Judges hear arguments from city, county in sewer suit

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ATHENS—Before a panel of three judges Thursday, the ongoing sewer dispute between the city of Marietta and Washington County hinged on the court's interpretation of two words: "shall" and "handle." The case was initially filed in Washington County Common Pleas Court in December 2017 on ...

Health board discusses potential litigation

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The majority of the emergency board meeting for the Washington County Health Board was closed from public participation Thursday. Following comments by Jim Raney, of Marietta, and Anthony Touschner, of Marietta, calling for the board to act more transparently concerning the dismissal of ...

Commissioners purchase new voting equipment

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners signed a purchase agreement for long-awaited voting equipment during their meeting Thursday morning. In 2018, Ohio lawmakers approved a Voting Equipment Acquisition Program, which set aside more than $114 million to purchase new equipment for all ...

Marietta BOE to seek bond levy in November

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A monumental step was taken by the Marietta City Schools board of education Thursday night as it voted unanimously to place a bond levy for $55,670,000 on the November ballot. The money, if approved by voters, will be used to build new schools at a site on the Washington State Community ...

Around town

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The regular meeting of the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 29 in the Frontier High School library. Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Reno Water Office building, 170 Mount Tom Road. The ...

Women’s treatment center set to open on 676

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With an opening date set for Monday, community-based women's recovery from addiction has a new home in Washington County. On Ohio 676 just outside of Marietta city limits sits the former Hannah's House, a women's respite care facility, now to be utilized by Land of Goshen Treatment Center, ...

Memorial receives grant for opioid project

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A federal grant worth $465,908 will be put to use by the Memorial Health System in an effort to decrease the potential for prescription opioid diversion in five Appalachian Ohio counties. The grant, from the U.S.Department of Agriculture distance and telemedicine project, is one of the ...

Area prepares for census

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Outside the politics of congressional districting and representation in Washington D.C., the 2020 Census has local funding and planning implications. "This is for the people, by the people," said Steve Anderson, of Whipple, who is working as a recruiter for the 2020 Census team. "The first ...

Secretary of State tours board of elections

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Costs of upgrades to elections equipment, cybersecurity and increasing participation in elections were the focuses of a state visit to the Washington County Board of Elections Wednesday. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose toured the board's offices in the basement of the Davis Avenue ...

Around town

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There will be a special meeting of the Washington County Board of Health at 5:30 p.m. today at the health department, 342 Muskingum Drive. The purpose is to discuss pending legislation, granting a "Designee" authority to sign documents that would normally be signed by a health commissioner and ...

Annual Casto family reunion

Neighborhood News

The annual Casto Reunion for the descendants of John and Renna Molze Casto was held at Elks Lodge #477 on July 6. In attendance were 98 people. Those traveling from out-of-state were from Kentucky, New York, and Texas. A potluck dinner was served. Chris Casto gave the invocation. The ...

Belpre Rotary hears about Boys and Girls Club plans

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Rebecca Johnson, executive director of Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, described plans to establish an after-school community learning center in Belpre as speaker during the July 10 meeting of Belpre Rotary Club. The center will serve up to 30 Belpre Elementary School students the ...