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Ohio hospital numbers released

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Ohio’s COVID-19 cases are surging for the third time, and social media channels have exploded with anecdotes describing how much space there is available at area hospitals. Some “undercover” videos show patients roaming empty wards. Other posts tell tearful stories by doctors and nurses ...

Thankful

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Approximately 30 volunteers lined up with masks, gloves and jackets to distribute more than 500 meals Thursday in Marietta. But instead of tables filled with elderly couples, single neighbors and families seeking to serve inside, the pandemic forced some adaptation this year to the ...

Williamstown, Parkersburg organizations serve meals

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Organizations in Williamstown and Parkersburg came together on Thanksgiving Day to safely give back to the community by providing warm meals and holiday cheer despite the coronavirus barring large gatherings. American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown kept busy by preparing and ...

Pandemic Twist

Local News

From Staff Reports An annual tradition in downtown Marietta has taken a pandemic twist this week as WMOA Radio kicked off its Christmas Zoo. Usually, the front windows of The Workingman’s Store on Putnam Street fill between Thanksgiving and Christmas with stuffed animals and those are then ...

Ministry hosts dinner for Recovery Point

Local News

Nearly 100 men were served an early Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday at Recovery Point on Emerson Avenue in Parkersburg. Momma T and the Warriors, a local street ministry that has served the community for two years and originates out of Parkersburg First Assembly of South Parkersburg, organized ...

AG gets restraining order on complex

Local News

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has secured a temporary restraining order to close a Toledo housing complex for those with mental illnesses after the death of a 50-year-old resident. The judgment comes after Yost’s lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on behalf of the ...

Operation Santa continues this year

Local News

People around the nation get their chance to be Santa and grant the Christmas wishes of children by buying items from their letters to Santa. For the past 108 years, the United States Postal Service has put on its Operation Santa event that helps children in need from all around. Children ...

Around Town

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Education policy ¯ A Fort Frye Board of Education Policy Committee will meet 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Beverly Center Elementary School, 510 Fifth St., Beverly. Shop Local ¯ Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Shop Small/Shop Local during regular business hours Saturday in the Belpre, ...

‘Difference Maker’Awards given by Ohio Valley ESC

Neighborhood News

The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (ESC) held its 17th Annual Leadership Day on October 30, 2020 for their 8 districts/leadership teams this year. This year the Ohio Valley ESC partnered with the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University to provide ...

Electric Cooperative seeks candidates

Neighborhood News

The filing period is now open for Washington Electric Cooperative members interested in running for a seat on the board of trustees. The filing deadline is Jan. 8, and applications are available at https://weci.org/board-trustees or by contacting the co-op office at 740-373-2141. There is one ...

Births

Neighborhood News

Antill Amanda and Leroy Antill of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Cody Allen Antill. He was born at 12:40 a.m. Nov. 20 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Savannah Marie Antill and Brooklyn Dawn ...

Entertainment Calendar

Entertainment

Meetings ¯ A Fort Frye Policy Committee meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Beverly Center Elementary School, 510 Fifth St., Beverly. ¯ The board of the Frontier Local Economic Development Association canceled all 2020 regular meetings and the annual meeting due to the pandemic. A ...

Local school districts complete budget forecasts

Local News

Local public school districts just completed their second, semi-annual review of budget forecasts for the next five years. But those numbers, and how those numbers are reached, take into account multiple formulas of property taxes upon private residential and agricultural property, ...

Ohio Arts council hands out COVID funds

Local News

Last week, Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta was informed that it will receive $48,200 in federal coronavirus stimulus funds (CARES Act) through the Ohio Arts Council. Hunt Brawley, executive director of the theater, explained Friday that those dollars were a welcome surprise before the ...

Lions, Ross hold food drive

Local News

Thankful to serve, that’s what more than 50 volunteers decided with the kickoff of the winter holiday season. The Ross Family and about 55 others have put forth an effort that many are thankful for this season. Along with community members and the Marietta Noon Lions, Lindsay Ross organized a ...

Substation work

Local News

Photo by Art Smith Electrical workers string new lines atop new poles down the 800 block of Warren Street in Marietta Wednesday. The work is part of a massive electrical upgrade that travels from Lowell, across the ridge, through the Broughton Reserve to a massive new substation atop a hill ...

Police Reports

Local News

Reports/Marietta ¯ An officer investigated the report of the theft of a pair of shoes at the Shoe Dept. on Nov. 17, valued at $24.95. The suspect has been identified. ¯ Units were dispatched Nov. 18 to 840 Pike St., Sierra Apartments, in reference to an assault. Contact was made with the ...

Around Town

Local News

Education policy ¯ A Fort Frye Board of Education Policy Committee will meet 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Beverly Center Elementary School, 510 Fifth St., Beverly. Thanksgiving dinner ¯ Norwood United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. This ...

Residents look to celebrate amid COVID

Local News

While the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic is staying home or going virtual, some area residents planned to gather with family today while still taking steps to stay safe. Vienna resident Melissa Wise ...

Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don’t lose heart

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a voracious bite out of a slice of New York life as ...