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Explosion aftermath

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By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com STOCK TWP. —Black smoke still rose from the charred remains of two homes and a barn Tuesday, following a gas explosion Monday that injured two family members, both of whom have now been released from the ...

County-formed opioid hub addressing drug crisis

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The opioid crisis in Ohio has been more than a match for the resources available to counter it, and with that in mind the state created Opioid Hubs, a legislative mandate on counties to develop ways for a variety of service agencies to work together. The Washington County Behavioral Health ...

Concealed carry changes for veterans

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A new law in Ohio means active duty military and honorable discharged veterans no longer have to pay fees or receive training to obtain a concealed carry license. Ohio Senate Bill 81 was originally conceived by Sen. Lou Tehar in January 2018 before becoming a law on Nov. 5. The law states ...

Welfare League distributes more than $80,000

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The Marietta Welfare League gathered 51 appreciative organizations at the Betsey Mills Club on Tuesday to provide lunch and more than $80,000 in grants to the groups that strive to make Washington County a better place to live. Susan Barengo is the coordinator for Scholars on Fourth. Her ...

Flooding possibility slim

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As a four-day cold spell breaks and rain enters the forecast, the potential for flooding or high water increases. Locations in the Mid-Ohio Valley accumulated between two and four inches of snow, expected to melt in the next day, followed by intermittent rain. The possibility of flooding, ...

Council reviews hiring tables

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Marietta City Council’s Employee Relations Committee reviewed both seasonal hiring and housekeeping adjustments to the city’s organizational chart Tuesday. “We have reviewed the table of organization and there are changes that have been made over the years that have not been reflected ...

Around town

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The date and time of the regular January meeting of the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education has been changed to 5 p.m. Thursday at Beverly-Center Elementary School. The 26th annual Marietta Tiger Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held March 15-17 at Marietta High School, Marietta ...

Day of service

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Students at Marietta College were given the day out of classes Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but their energy was applied elsewhere. The college administration began working on adding the day to the calendar last year with the intent of dismissing classes and giving students ...

Pipeline explosion in Noble County causes three house fires

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A pipeline explosion Monday in Noble County caused fires at three nearby homes and injuries to two people. The incident happened southeast of Summerfield. "At 10:40 a.m. we received a call that a gas pipeline had exploded," said Noble County Emergency Management Agency Director Chasity ...

Frontier feels Wayne payment whiplash

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NEW MATAMORAS - Higher expenses and lower revenues were the bottom line in a report presented to the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education Monday night. Treasurer Lee Howard delivered a financial forecast calculated about halfway through the fiscal year that estimated revenues would be ...

Artist’s multi-year journey to be open to public

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The tangible nature of letterpress is one that not only students of fine art and graphic design at Marietta College get to experience. On Wednesday the public is invited to justAJar design press for a free presentation of one peripatetic artist's multi-year journey to index how printing is ...

Around town

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Washington County Democratic Women's Club will meet on Jan. 31 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. All women are invited to attend. Matamoras Free and Accepted Masons #374 at 301 Main St. will hold a community breakfast ...

Venturing out

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JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Marilyn Stollatis, of Marietta, sweeps away snow from her front steps with a broom before venturing out to clear off her car Monday. "The footprints down the steps are from my dog," she pointed out. "I have him on a very long leash so I don't have to ...

Area groups team up to offer food assistance

Business

As the government shutdown continues, agencies and institutions are making contingency plans to meet increased demands of public benefits and services. It was reported on Jan. 16 in The Marietta Times that governmental agencies in the Washington County area, who disperse Supplemental Nutrition ...

Grogg’s Home Services acquires Keeling Chimney Service

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Grogg’s Home Services is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Keeling Chimney Service – a local, family-owned partnership that has been servicing the Mid-Ohio Valley area for eight years. This acquisition took place in November 2018 and goes into effect immediately. Keeling ...

Warren Local schools honor roll

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Warren Local School District honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year: Warren High School Principal’s roll Grade 9: Aurora Boothby, Owen Combs, Benjamin Goodman, Jessica Hammond, Nicole Hennes, Lily Herriott, Lydia Johnson, Ein Leonard, Sarah Markley, Alexandra ...

IN A DEEP FREEZE

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BOSTON (AP) — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of ...

Gasline explosion in Noble County

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A gasline explosion near Summerfield in Noble County occurred shortly before 11 a.m. this morning. The explosion of the Enbridge pipeline caused fires at three homes on Smithberger Road, and two people were reported to have injuries. The fires have been contained. See Tuesday's edition of ...

Annual MLK Day event inspires

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PARKERSBURG — Sometimes it only takes one person to invoke change and if someone else joins with them amazing things can happen, the president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg said Sunday at Zion Baptist Church’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The service started with ...

Marietta Adventure Company offers winter clinics

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If you ride a bicycle long enough, sooner or later, you're going to get a flat tire. In order to be prepared to fix that tire out on the road, the Marietta Adventure Company held a Flat Fix Clinic on Saturday. The Marietta Adventure Company on Second Street in Marietta specializes in anything ...