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One Year Closed

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Photos by Janelle Patterson A year ago today volunteers hand-turned the Historic Harmar Bridge and left the section via ladder to a boat waiting below. The abandoned railroad bridge with more than a century of cumulative history was closed to pedestrian traffic by the Historic Harmar ...

Woman charged with killing 2 men, including father

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PARKERSBURG – A woman has been charged with two counts of murder after her father and a man believed to be her fiance died Sunday after being shot. Hillary Dennison, 27, of 1250 Sunshine Mountain Road, Williamstown, was arrested Sunday afternoon after Wood County Sheriff's deputies responded ...

Monroe County auditor set to retire

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Monroe County will soon say adieu to Auditor Pandora Neuhart, who announced her plans to retire early next month. Due to ongoing health issues, Neuhart said she has decided to retire from the office she’s held for more than 20 years. “I’ve had a lot of health issues the last two years ...

$2M renovations slated at WSCC

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An estimated $2 million renovation project is scheduled to start this summer at Washington State Community College. The college received a Higher Education Improvement Fund grant for $1,183,806 earlier this year. “WSCC will be renovating and expanding our health sciences labs and ...

Church holds food giveaway

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Photo submitted by Jamie Booth Members of the Lowell Christian Church distribute food Saturday in memory of Irvine Tilton, an elder of the church. “He was just one of those people that was good,” said Jamie Booth. “Worked hard all of his life, raised good kids and took care of his ...

Altier sworn in as trustee

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Washington State Community College Board of Trustees swore in its newest member, Jodey L. Altier, during its scheduled meeting on Monday afternoon. Altier was appointed by Governor Mike DeWine. She is the President of Perry and Associates Certified Public Accountants. She obtained her ...

Wood Sheriff investigating suspicious death

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The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the suspicious death of one local male and fatal injury of a second, after responding to a 911 call where it was reported that there had been an incident involving a nail gun at 1250 Sunshine Mountain Road, Williamstown around 2:29 p.m. ...

Art Camp and Classes are ready for registration at the PAC

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Online registration for Camp Creativity at the Parkersburg Art Center will open today. Camp Creativity is all about fun, learning and artistic exploration, said art center Managing Director Jessie Siefert. There are camp weeks for kids as young as 4 and as old as those entering their senior ...

Funding secured for two kayak launches

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The Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) provides funding for projects that provide or improve access to Federal properties such as the 22 islands that make up Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The intent is to encourage citizens to discover the natural treasures that can be ...

O’Neill Center Schedule

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O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of March 1-5: * Space for each event is extremely limited. Call 740-373-3914 to reserve a spot. Monday 9 a.m. – Cooking with Becky 2 p.m. – Trivia Tuesday 9 a.m. – Learning Lab: Pick of the Litter ...

Local Events

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Meetings ¯ A Fort Frye Local Schools Policy Committee meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Beverly Center Elementary School, 510 5th St., Beverly. ¯ The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be held ...

Lost and found

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If you go: ¯ The Church at Second St. ¯ Location — 713 1/2 Second St. ¯ Bible study — 9:30 a.m. Sunday. ¯ Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday. ¯ Bible study — 7 p.m. Wednesday. ¯ Women’s Bible class — 10 a.m. every other Tuesday. Source: Tom Fagan. Editor’s note: This story ...

McKnight sentenced for firearm charge

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At a glance: ¯ James McKnight was sentenced to five years of community control. ¯ He pleaded guilty in January to attempted improperly discharging firearm at or into a habitation. ¯ He was indicted in March 2020 on three charges. ¯ McKnight was ordered to undergo drug and mental ...

Calendar

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Meetings ¯ A Fort Frye Local Schools Policy Committee meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Beverly Center Elementary School, 510 5th St., Beverly. ¯ The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be held ...

Marriages and Divorces

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Marriages The following individuals recently applied for marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse: ¯ T’analisha Janetta Mayo, 31, and Jovonnah Rae Burns, 32, both of Vienna; Feb. 19. ¯ Laura Lynnette Lamp, 42, and Shawn Wythe O’Meara, 37, both of New Matamoras; Feb. ...

Monroe Extension building project awarded

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WOODSFIELD -- Plans to begin construction on the new Monroe County Ohio State University Extension building are moving ahead now that the project bid has been awarded. Mary Jo Westfall, OSU Extension Office associate, gave her construction bid recommendation during Monday’s Monroe County ...

Officials provide updates

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From grant opportunities to zoning process, and active city litigation to financial change orders the agendas and subsequent discussions before members of Marietta City Council were full Thursday. Grant opportunity In Police and Fire Committee, Chairman Bill Gossett supported both proposals ...

WSP to speak with Devola residents

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Dates to remember: ¯ Regular commission meeting, 9 a.m. Thursday, 1115 Gilman Ave. ¯ Monthly county home meeting, 11 a.m. March 9, county home. ¯ Finance committee meeting, 10 a.m. March 16, courthouse. Source: Washington County Commission Clerk. The engineering design firm WSP ...

CDC: Serious reactions to vaccines rare

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Of the first nearly 14 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, serious adverse reactions were extraordinarily rare, according to CDC research published Friday. The findings, reported in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, illustrate that the vaccine is a safe ...

Dewine predicts reduction of COVID restrictions

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While Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced predicted reductions in COVID restrictions in the next few weeks and months; positive local response is still measured, in part, by increasing cases of coronavirus. Thursday saw a jump in new confirmed cases by 43 from Wednesday’s Washington County ...