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Struggling villages

Local News

Villages might be the best remaining example of direct democracy, but in Washington County it's become increasingly tough to sustain that example. Out of the county's five villages, two have declined to below 200 residents, two others have fewer than 1,000, and only one has shown any growth ...

Community calendar

Neighborhood News

Meetings ¯ Washington County Board of Health monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, at 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta; direct questions to 740-374-2782, ext. 3301. ¯ Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the ...

The crimson power of the Lord

Religion

Several months ago, a dear friend’s husband was experiencing growing fatigue, along with bouts of breathing difficulties. After being put through various tests it was discovered that he was losing blood. Thanking the Lord, his situation was surgically corrected. This is a situation that, if ...

Marietta bombmaker to spend up to 7 years in facility

Local News

The case of explosives found in Marietta Municipal Court in 2016 closed Friday. Daniel Lindsey Buchman, 35, of 104 Sunset Drive, was ordered to spend the remaining time he would have spent in prison if found guilty, instead hospitalized in the care of Appalachian Behavioral Health in ...

Construction at former Ormet site delayed

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At the Long Ridge Energy Terminal in Hannibal, Ohio River Partners has extended the completion timeline for the new power plant. In January, The Marietta Times reported that the Hannibal Port Power project was slated to begin construction of the 485-megawatt natural gas plant by the second ...

Religion calendar

Religion

Saturday - “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday - Our Lady of Mercy Church sausage and pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 18, at the church, ...

Upcycling key to new Front Street business

Local News

Tables and other furniture with clean, elegant lines, unusual lamps, mirrors and wall plaques, decorative candles and other home decor articles have taken up residence with skateboarding clothing and gear in an uncommon combination of merchandise at 179 Front St. Tayla Lerch and her mother, ...

Travel up for Thanksgiving holiday

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With Thanksgiving approaching fast, people are solidifying their plans for where they are attending the annual feast. Some host their friends and family at their own dinner table, while others drive out of town to break bread with their loved ones. For those traveling out of the area on ...

Around town

Local News

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer repair in front of 416 Sixth St. on Monday, weather permitting. There will be no parking on either side of the street and through traffic will be limited to allow access of equipment and material. Signs will be posted. The work ...

Selby earns 5-star rating

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From local reports Selby General Hospital is 5-star rated for Total Knee & Total Hip Replacement outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and ...

Reaching out

Local News

BARLOW – Some students in Washington County schools need specialized help and opportunities that teachers in large classrooms can't provide. A Hopewell Health Centers program, Reach youth treatment centers, has set up a new facility in Barlow to help give those students a better chance at ...

Former corrections officer pleads guilty to sex with inmate

Local News

A nurse and corrections officer formerly employed at the Washington County Jail pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery Thursday in connection with a relationship she had with an inmate over the summer. Michelle Kiefer-Erb, 42, was originally accused of four counts and entered the ...

Commissioners hear options for possible Children Services move

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Five employees from Children Services and a former board member voiced their concerns about the upcoming merger between their organization and Washington County Job and Family Services at the weekly commissioners meeting on Thursday. After a request to re-appoint Children Services board ...

Around town

Local News

Marietta natives Mitchel Gearhart and Justin Futrell will take part in a fundraising challenge Saturday to raise money for the construction of a water well in Tanzania. They will be doing 1,000 pull-ups to bring awareness to the cause. Give using Venmo, a smart phone app (zero transaction ...

Marietta City Council passes income tax increase

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Marietta City Council passed the final piece of the income tax increase Thursday night. Finance Chairman Mike Scales explained Thursday that the enabling legislation followed the three-part process the city initiated this summer. “First we asked the voters,” he explained, of a ...

Doctor puts mustache on the line for charity

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Dr. George Tokodi is willing to part with his mustache of 47 years. But first, $15,000 must be raised by early February for a new roof at St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta. Tokodi, a longtime orthopedic surgeon in Marietta and supporter of St. Mary Catholic School, said he will shave his ...

Marietta woman dies after crash

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From staff reports A Marietta woman died after a single-vehicle crash on Ohio 7 Thursday. Sheree Fulton, 59, of Marietta, was initially found with a faint heartbeat by Reno’s squad Thursday before being transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital. “We’re still investigating whether ...

How it Works: The exciting world of 3-D printing

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From quick prototypes to dental molds, replacement nozzles and even modeled industrial sites and projects, 3D printing crosses multiple industries. “We used 3D scanning on the Start Westward Monument project to then build a to-scale detailed replica for that project’s marketing efforts ...