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Gas prices continue to fall

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Gasoline prices continue to fall as residents stay home as part of a nationwide quarantine effort. The national average is now below $2 a gallon. But analysts say the current situation has only sped up a drop in prices due to low demand for crude oil. In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued ...

First COVID-19 death in region

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The region has lost its first victim of COVID-19, one of Ohio's 55 confirmed deaths from the virus, as of Tuesday. "We've only had three (confirmed) cases in Athens County, and have sadly lost one of those individuals now," said Dr. James Gaskell, Athens County health commissioner, on ...

Further Ohio voting information shared

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The Ohio Secretary of State took to Twitter late Monday night to remind Ohioans that they don't need a printer at home to request an absentee ballot. "You can make your own form to request a vote-by-mail ballot," tweeted Frank LaRose. "Just write down all the information (below) on any piece ...

MMS trip rescheduled for next year

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Marietta Middle School's annual eighth grade trip is being rescheduled for those students' freshman year. The change is a result of the statewide shutdown of Ohio schools and a stay-at-home order to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Principal Brittany ...

City to stream committee meetings

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Hoping to maintain public participation in the governance of Marietta, two city council meetings will utilize Zoom and Facebook Live this week while maintaining social distancing measures. Both internet video platforms are temporarily a legal option for governing bodies in Ohio to conduct ...

Around town

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Warren Community Water & Sewer Association, Inc. is now closed to the public until further notice. Customers can still call the office at 740-373-8476 and utilize the drop box. The Tunnel-Warren Chapel United Methodist Churches will provide free community meals April 9. The menu includes ...

Rules waived for trash pickup

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By Evan Bevins Staff Reporter PARKERSBURG —Commercial trash haulers in West Virginia do not have to pick up bulk items or waste that is not in garbage bags under an order issued this week by the Public Service Commission. It’s part of an effort to reduce the chances of exposing ...

Ohio agency warns consumers of new scam

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Staff Report COLUMBUS — An agency in Ohio is warning consumers about a scam from people working the fears over the coronavirus and asking for sensitive personal information. The Ohio Emergency Management Agency has received reports of scam calls to Ohioans from individuals claiming to be ...

Project to document “history in the making”

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It seems difficult to imagine that anyone will forget the events of March 2020, as society virtually shut down to defend itself against COVID-19. But decades from now, those examining the history of these times will want to know how people met the individual and collective challenges of a ...

Schools preparing for longer shutdown

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School doors will remain closed at least through May 1. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the extension Monday during his daily press conference. The original March 14 state health order closed K-12 schools until April 3. “It’s clear we’re not going to be back in the classroom before ...

BREAKING: First COVID-19 death in the Mid-Ohio Valley

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Athens City-County Health Commissioner James Gaskell announced via a Youtube video late Monday evening that Athens County has seen its first death from COVID-19. Athens County as of Monday had three confirmed cases of the virus. Washington County also had three confirmed cases with two ...

Marietta pursuit ends in Boaz crash

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BOAZ — A high-speed pursuit in Marietta ended in the backyard of a Boaz home. Marietta Police Department Chief Rodney Hupp said around 9 a.m. Monday an officer noticed “suspicious activity” in a silver Chevy in Marietta and went to speak with the driver and three passengers. The ...

Courthouse gets final piece of new security equipment

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The latest tool in a measure to increase security was added Thursday to the Washington County Courthouse. An X-ray unit was still being fine-tuned by the technical team on Monday, said Washington County Chief Deputy Mark Warden. Washington County Probate Judge Timothy Williams, along with ...

Around town

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The First Congregational United Church of Christ will continue to offer a free take-out breakfast Saturdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. through the month of April. All are welcome to pick up a brown bag meal outside the church located at 318 Front St. The Independence Township monthly April meeting ...

Birth announcements

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Clark-Martin Cheyenne Clark and Michael Martin of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Eli Clayton-Anthony Clark-Martin. He was born at 11:35 a.m. on March 23 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces and was 19 inches in length. The baby has one sibling, Malachi ...

DeWine, FDA at odds

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“Free us, let us go.” That was the repeated message that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke throughout an emergency press conference Sunday from the statehouse in Columbus. DeWine called the press conference after originally canceling his appearance Saturday. The reason: he only got part of ...

$1M fund established to help area businesses recover from pandemic

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APPLY FOR GRANT HERE From local reports Local businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Marietta Times, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to ...

Exchange student from Spain has dream trip cut short due to virus

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A Spanish exchange student at Marietta High School was forced to cut her time in Ohio short after fears of COVID-19 sent her home. Alejandra Gutierrez Portilla, 16, a junior at Marietta High School and exchange student through the ICES exchange program, was living with Jessica Huffman and her ...

Food donations help communities

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PARKERSBURG — Over the past few weeks, many people have been stepping up to fill the roles of being a community. One such way is with food donations. Michelle Burnside, of Mineral Wells, is among those people. Burnside, along with a group of about 10 volunteers set up in the ...