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Marietta Boys and Girls Club still gathering funds

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The countdown to construction has begun. “Two more weeks and this is going to be rolling,” said Brad Erickson, of McConnelsville, as he went over blueprints and chalk markings on the concrete floor with Becca Johnson on Tuesday. Erickson, a construction superintendent with Walsh ...

Sexual abuser sentenced to 6 months

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An 80-year-old Marietta man was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to gross sexual imposition of a juvenile. Jerald Kuhn, of 523 Eighth St., Marietta, pleaded guilty Dec. 16 to one count of gross sexual imposition and one count of attempted tampering with evidence, both ...

Buckeye Institute asks court to look at Thompson case

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An Ohio think tank has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case that says a Marietta teacher should not be compelled to let a labor union speak for her. While union membership is not required for unionized jobs, dues are sometimes required to pay for collective bargaining done on behalf ...

Action coming to Harmar Bridge

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Busy Bee Restaurant owner Larry Sloter was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Historic Harmar Bridge Company on Tuesday in the latest course correction to refurbish the privately-owned historic landmark used and beloved of the public. “We’ve got the people in place with our ...

Marietta BOE meets to discuss future plans

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Marietta City Schools Board of Education met for almost three hours Monday covering vaccination planning, consolidation plans, options for an income tax levy and the impacts upon staffing both in staff reduction and ongoing contract negotiations. Vaccination “As soon as we’re able to ...

Board hears about possible off-campus learning options

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education received a presentation from the Curriculum and Instruction Department about off-campus learning options for the second semester inside the Wood County Technical Center in south Parkersburg on Tuesday evening. Presented by Director of ...

Police Reports

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Reports/Marietta ¯ Officers responded Jan. 19 to Walmart, 804 Pike St., in reference to a shoplifting complaint. A female suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing. ¯ An officer made a traffic stop Jan. 19 on a vehicle in the 700 block of Buckeye Avenue. A police K9 ...

Entertainment Calendar

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Meetings ¯ Area 15 Workforce Development Board Members from Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Washington Counties will hold a virtual meeting from 9-11 a.m. Monday. The Boards of County Commissioners from Monroe, Morgan, Noble, and Washington Counties will hold an Area 15 Council of Governments ...

Ohio River Museum plans get financial windfall

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Plans for a new Ohio River Museum are moving forward thanks to $950,000 which was allocated through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Jean Yost, Friends of the Museum board member, said they found out about the funding around Christmastime. He said the project was first announced ...

Portman won’t seek relection

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The Monday announcement of longtime Ohio delegate Sen. Rob Portman retiring from national public life saw public commendation mixed with some local disappointment. “This doesn’t mean I’m leaving now,” said the 65-year-old Cincinnati native who has served predominately in Washington, ...

Belpre man facing multiple charges in domestic violence incident

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In what was called a “heartbreaking” and “gruesome” act, a Belpre man was arrested Jan. 14 for the felony cruelty to animals for decapitating the family cat. Nicholas John Huffman, 41, of Veto Road, Belpre, was also charged with disrupting public service, also a felony, as well as ...

CCMC offers COVID-19 antibody therapies

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PARKERSBURG - WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is now offering the two leading monoclonal antibody therapies in the treatment of COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapies Bamlanivimab and ...

Hart sentenced on assault charge

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A 24-year-old Fleming man was recently sentenced on a 2018 assault of a Marietta peace officer charge. Quinton Hart was scheduled to appear for a change of plea and sentencing hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Judge John Halliday’s courtroom today, but Halliday’s bailiff confirmed ...

Lorentz: Belpre Senior Center may reopen Feb. 1

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BELPRE — The Belpre Senior Center could open for limited services beginning Feb. 1, Mayor Mike Lorentz told Belpre City Council at its regular meeting Monday evening. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Belpre City Building has been closed since Nov. 18, with all business conducted by ...

97-year-old keeps volunteering

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For more than 20 years, Marietta resident Carolyn Lee has volunteered at the Greater Marietta Community Food Pantry. She still volunteers once a week, even though she turned 97 in December. “She never misses,” said Sherry Hill, pantry director. Modest and humble, Lee seems almost ...

10 Months Later

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To say the cast and crew of “And Then There Were None” have been waiting a while to perform would be an understatement. “We were ready to go on last March, and we got shut down” the week the show was supposed to premiere, said Vanessa Rake, assistant director of the production for the ...

Sen. Portman won’t run for reelection

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman has announced he will not run for election next year. The 65-year-old Cincinnati native will conclude his second term representing Ohio in Washington D.C. at the close of 2022. See Tuesday's edition of the Times for the story.

75th Anniversary

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Photos by Madeline Scarborough Don Russell, 97, and LaGreta Russell, 94, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with their friends and family on Saturday at their home in Belpre. Below: A banner reading “Happy 75th Anniversary” is displayed on the back of a truck bed.