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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, Marietta and Parkersburg and Ohio 339 areas. For more information, call the Chamber at 740-423-8934 or visit the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Road repairs

¯ A bridge deck repair project will begin Dec. 7 on the on-ramp bridge between Ohio 7 South and U.S. Route 50 (inside the City of Belpre). The ramp will be closed. ODOT’s detour is Ohio 7 to Ohio 618 to U.S. Route 50. Estimated date of completion is Dec. 18.


¯ Washington County Auditor Matthew Livengood has begun the process of a state-mandated reappraisal of all properties. There will be appraisers visiting properties throughout the county through the end of 2021. New values resulting from the reappraisal will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023, and will be payable on the 2024 tax bills. For more information, call the Washington County Auditor’s office at 740-373-6623 ext. 2142 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Christmas in Village

¯ Barlow Presbyterian Church will participate in Christmas in the Village from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5. Items for sale will include homemade cookies by the dozen, jars of spiced tea mix, homemade mincemeat, wood crafts and material items. Barlow Presbyterian Church is located at Warrior Drive and Ohio 550.

Junior Fair Boards

¯ All youth interested in serving on the 2021 Washington County and/or Barlow Junior Fair Boards are asked to apply now. Applications are available through the OSU Extension Office, and go.osu.edu/wcforms. Must be at least 13 years old. The deadline for applications is Monday. First- and second-year applicants must be interviewed to serve on a Junior Fair Board. Interviews are Dec. 7. For more information, call 740-376-7431.

Castle events

¯ The Castle will host a virtual Christmas Pudding Cooking Class 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Walk through the steps of making a traditional steamed Christmas pudding and learn the history behind this bygone holiday tradition. Cost of registration is $5.


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