Entertainment Calendar


¯ The Fort Frye Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. today at Fort Frye High School, 420 Fifth Street, Beverly.

¯ The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will hold a virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. today. This regular governing board meeting is both an “Essential Business and Operation” and “Essential Governmental Function” of the Governing Board.

¯ The Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors has scheduled its next meeting for noon Monday at Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

¯ The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Main Building.

¯ The Board of Directors for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Dec. 23. This meeting is open via conference call or in-person attendance in the Oak Room, Building 1 in Broughton Complex #1, located at 639 SR 821, Marietta. For call-in information, email info@seohioport.com.

¯ Palmer Township will hold its year-end meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. The January meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021.

¯ Salem Township will hold its year-end meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 with the 2021 reorganizational meeting taking place right after. There will be no January meeting.

¯ Ludlow Township will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Budget and appropriations set. Organizational meeting 2021 to immediately follow.

¯ Watertown Township will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Watertown Township VFD to conduct the year end business. The 2021 Organizational meeting will immediately follow.


¯ Belpre Rotary Club and Belpre Area Veterans will observe Wreaths Across America 10 a.m. Saturday at Cedarville Cemetery off Cross Street on Cemetery Drive in Belpre. Participants will honor and place wreaths on graves of the 18 Revolutionary War soldiers buried at the cemetery. The public is invited.

¯ A Drive-In Christmas Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Twin Rivers Baptist Church. Attendees can watch the Christmas Nativity story and listen to music from their vehicles. The program will be broadcast through radio. The church is located on D.A.V. Road, off Ohio 821, and is located just 300 yards north of Exit 6 of Interstate 77. For more information, call 740-376-0440.


¯ The Castle will hold a virtual solstice sunset watch at Sacra Via Park 4:15-5 p.m. Monday. During this program, Wes Clarke will discuss the astronomical alignments of Marietta’s mound structures. This virtual event is free. Donations are encouraged.


¯ Orders for delivery or pick-up of free meals Christmas Day are now being accepted. There will not be a dine-in Feast. To order, call 740-371-4587 and provide your name, phone number, and number of meals requested. For delivery, provide a complete address. Orders will also be accepted through Facebook.

¯ The Castle Historic House Museum gift shop will be open from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Dec. 23. The Castle will close for the season on Christmas Eve.

¯ The Income Tax and Treasurer’s office is currently closed to the public until further notice. A drop box is located in front of the building.

All taxpayers with a prearranged agreement should call the office at 740-373-4032 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for further assistance or with any questions.

¯ 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.


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