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Internet speed test seeking 350 more participants

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Of the minimum 2,837 households required to disprove federal internet coverage maps of Washington County, the participation of approximately 350 more households is still needed in 10 specific townships this week. The ongoing internet speed test study is a grassroots effort launched by the ...

Marietta City Schools’ officials speak in virtual Q&A

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Less than a week until polls close in Marietta and undecided voters on the Marietta City Schools bond issue have the opportunity to listen and learn more before casting their votes, thanks to the combined efforts of the district and the Times. On Tuesday, the Times hosted a live-streamed town ...

Couple continues to fundraise in hopes of adopting a child

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A local couple is hoping fundraisers will help them adopt a sibling for their 3-year-old son, Axelton. Justin and Crystal Sheaves, of Marietta, have chosen to adopt from Colombia through Madison Adoption Associates. Crystal said the couple had trouble conceiving Axelton, so adoption has been ...

Police

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Reports/Marietta ¯ A patrolman was dispatched Oct. 20 to an apartment burglary that had occurred while the resident was locked up in the Washington County Jail. ¯ An officer was dispatched to the Marietta Police Department in reference to meeting with a victim of theft of cash. The case ...

Belpre Schools holds town hall update

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Belpre City Schools held its third virtual town hall meeting Tuesday to provide an update on the community and the school year thus far. “I am so grateful for everybody and what we are doing at a local level,” Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley said. “The good news for Belpre for now is ...

Wood BOE presents re-entry plan

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education announced that parents will have three options in sending their children to school in a unanimous decision during the board’s meeting Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary Center. The process will start on Nov. 9 for elementary schools and the ...

Entertainment Calendar

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Meetings ¯ The October regular meeting for the Frontier Local School Board will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Frontier High/Middle School cafeteria. ¯ Trustees of Ludlow Township will hold its regular October meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the town hall. ¯ Area 15 Workforce Development ...

Marietta BOE has first in-person meeting since COVID

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Marietta City Schools Board of Education met for the first time in-person Monday, since the coronavirus shutdown. But no public attended outside of the Times. Discussion Monday followed usual business meeting trends of the board as past meetings, covering present financials in advance of ...

Warren BOE launches Here Comes the Bus app

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VINCENT — An app which gives real time alerts on school bus arrivals went live this week, according to Warren Local Superintendent Kyle Newton. The app, called “Here Comes the Bus,” provides parents with a live lookup of their child’s school bus location, as well as custom targeted ...

Scouts still help with election

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One of the 12 Scout laws is to be helpful, and Scouts BSA Troops 203 and 216 have been helping the Washington County Board of Elections every election for the past few years. Butch Hawkins, institutional representative for Troop 203, said Scouts are on hand election night to unload poll ...

Veterans host downtown Parkersburg food drive

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Retired marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen gathered despite cold, wet weather this weekend to answer another call to serve. But they weren’t the only ones to hear the ring. “I almost didn’t answer when you called me this week,” said Polly Shepherd, auxiliary commander of the ...

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¯ The October regular meeting for the Frontier Local School Board will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Frontier High/Middle School cafeteria. ¯ Trustees of Ludlow Township will hold its regular October meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the town hall. ¯ Area 15 Workforce Development Board ...

$1.2M judgment against OVU in unpaid bills suit

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PARKERSBURG — A judge recently awarded more than $1.2 million to Ohio Valley University’s food vendor over unpaid bills. The default judgment was issued Oct. 13 by Wood County Circuit Court Judge Jason Wharton in a lawsuit filed in July against the private school by Aladdin Food Management ...

Barlow Fair Results

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Junior Fair Beef and Dairy Department Feeder Calf Show Grand Champion Steer: Aidan Woodruff, Warren FFA Grand Champion Heifer: Emily Hoffman, Waterford FFA Reserve Champion Steer: Payge Lane Palmer, Lads and Lassies Reserve Champion Heifer: Alyssa Biehl, Backyard Gang Premier Exhibitor: ...

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Meetings ¯ Independence Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the townhouse on Upper Archers Fork Road. The purpose is to discuss and hire an employee for the township. ¯ The Operations Committee of the Warren Local Board of Education will meet at 4:30 p.m. today. ...

250 Years

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WASHINGTON BOTTOM — In honor of the 250th Anniversary of George Washington’s exploration of the area on October 27, 1770, the Captain James Neal Chapter, West Virginia Society of the National Sons of the American Revolution, hosted George Washington Day at the Washington Bottom Community ...

Three judicial races on general election ballot

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Contested judicial races: ¯ Washington County Court of Common Pleas — John Halliday and Shoshanna Brooker. ¯ Ohio Judge of Court of Appeals, Fourth District — Stacy Brooks and Kristy Wilkin. ¯ Ohio Justice of Supreme Court — Sharon Kennedy and John P. O’Donnell. Source: ...

School funding under microscope

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“There’s nobody that’s going to become an expert on school funding by doing a Google search, I can guarantee you that,” said Ohio Rep. Don Jones, R-Freeport. “The school funding formula is sophisticated, it’s hard to understand even for those that are in the business ... It is ...