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Doggie donor helps Humane Society

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Lucy, a 15-year-old border collie and cocker spaniel mix, is looking for help to celebrate her birthday. Two years ago, Lucy and her family started taking donations to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley in Marietta. “It was anything from dog food to snacks, dog bowls, bleach, grooming ...

Lecture series to wind up Aug. 6

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A six-part lecture series that started before the pandemic will finish Aug. 6 at Campus Martius Museum. The American History Lecture Series presented by history professor Kevin Ritter will cover a variety of topics during the last four lectures. Each lecture is $5 per person, with a limit of ...

Vietnam Veteran honored with road bearing his name

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — Two years after his brother was inducted into the Washington County Veterans Hall of Fame, Robert Barnett still had few words for the recognition Sgt. Meredith L. Barnett is receiving 50 years after paying the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his country. On Monday, ...

Drug court celebrates graduating class

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The first two graduates of the Compass Drug Court were celebrated Monday afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse. Graduates Tracy Lamp, 44, and Glenna Brooker, 40, both of Marietta, spoke of their 17-month journey from years of abusing methamphetamine to more than a year of ...

Marietta resident opens salon in former Reno School

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RENO — Since she was a little girl, Marietta resident Taylor Taylor has loved working on people's hair. On July 1, she opened her own salon in Reno. Taylor2 Hair Salon opened at 260 Sandhill Road, which is the former Reno School. "I've been practicing on people since I was little," the ...

Council discusses CDBG funds

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Federal funds for low-income aid were twice a topic of discussion in room 10 of the Armory in Marietta Monday. First, in the Finance Committee, Marietta City Council reviewed the distribution of an additional $242,989 in coronavirus-related Community Development Block Grant funding the city is ...

Smith a finalist for W.Va. Teacher of the Year

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — A teacher in Wood County Schools is among the five finalists for the West Virginia Teacher of the Year Award. Lisa Smith, a third-grade teacher at Blennerhassett Elementary School, was announced Monday as a finalist by the West Virginia Department of ...

Wood Co. commission cancels festivals

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Honey Festival and the Harvest Moon Festival will not be held this year because of the pandemic, a representative from the Wood County Recreation Commission told the Wood County Commission Monday. John Badgley with the Recreation Commission appeared before the ...

New opportunities to take Climate Action safely with MOVCA

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PARKERSBURG – Since large in-person gatherings indoors are not advisable during this time of COVID-19, Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s usual Third Thursday programs have been suspended until public programs are safe for presenters and attendees. But MOVCA is pleased to announce several ...

Williamstown Elementary receives donation for playground

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The Williamstown Elementary School PTA and Administration was please to accept a $10,000 match donation today from partners in education, Williamstown Bank. The school levy included no funding for the playground of the new elementary school. Playground fundraising has been ongoing for three ...

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

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As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They're urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school ...

Salons, barbers see surge in business

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By Ogden Newspapers Hair cuts. Massages. Tattoos. Pedicures. Manicures. These were just some of the luxuries lost as businesses faced mandatory shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet as states began to reopen last month, most areas saw the resurgence of these businesses as longtime ...

One killed in Boaz house fire

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From staff reports BOAZ — One person is dead following a Friday morning house fire. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Friday, according to Williamstown Deputy Fire Chief Paul Jordan. It happened at a residence in the 1800 block of Williams Highway. The cause of the blaze is being ...

Around town

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Applications for school supplies Washington-Morgan Community Action will be taking applications for backpacks and school supplies for children attending kindergarten to 12th grade starting today at the agency office, 218 Putnam St., from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Families must be at or ...

Local school administrators develop multiple re-entry plans

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If Washington County reaches a Level 4 purple designation for the Ohio coronavirus alert system by the Ohio Department of Health, schools would close their doors and fully switch to remote learning. A joint statement was released by the Marietta-Belpre Health Department, Washington County ...

Bond revoked in child endangerment case

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A Pennsylvania man was remanded to the Washington County Jail after attempting to dismiss his own case and telling Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi he did not consent to the proceedings. William Brice, 29, of 152 West Main St., Worthington, Pa., appeared in court Friday ...

Families find help at Lowell Food Pantry

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Every second and fourth Wednesday, the Lowell Food Pantry opens its doors to Adams Township residents who are in need. Judy Gilham, director, said 35 to 40 households are fed each month. “Sometimes we’re literally swamped and sometimes we’re barely busy, so it just varies,” she ...