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Wood BOE presents re-entry plan

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education announced that parents will have three options in sending their children to school in a unanimous decision during the board’s meeting Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary Center. The process will start on Nov. 9 for elementary schools and the ...

Marietta BOE has first in-person meeting since COVID

Marietta City Schools Board of Education met for the first time in-person Monday, since the coronavirus shutdown. But no public attended outside of the Times. Discussion Monday followed usual business meeting trends of the board as past meetings, covering present financials in advance of ...

Trick or treat times announced

COVID-19 may have restricted events this summer, but kids will still get to don their favorite costume and hit up their neighbors for candy this Halloween. Trick-or-treating will be held Oct. 31 throughout the area, with various starting times. In New Matamoras and McConnelsville, the times ...

BREAKING: Noble County Health Commissioner tests positive for coronavirus

Noble County Health Commissioner Shawn Ray announced today that he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. "I was out of town last week for the third wedding in our family. This last one on October 10 [occurred on] Kim and [my] 28th wedding anniversary as well," Ray released to ...

Belpre BOE discusses COVID-19, student meals

BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education held its second meeting of the school year Monday evening at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center Despite the recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases in Ohio, Superintendent Jeff Greenley said Belpre City Schools are ...

UPDATED 1 p.m.: DeWine visits area over pandemic concerns in SE Ohio

Update: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine stayed on the tarmac of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Friday to speak to both Southeast Ohio residents and bordering residents of West Virginia in a plea to again slow the increasing spread of coronavirus. "It's not so much about what I do as governor ...

Get answers to your MCS levy questions

Despite a pandemic economic shutdown, mask mandates and the cancelation of many annual community events, the polls still open Nov. 3 and early voting for the general election has already begun. On the ballot for residents of Marietta and those living in Reno, Oak Grove, Stanleyville and the ...

Public feedback drives changes to school levy

In less than 30 days, voters within the Marietta City School District will decide on whether or not to support the district’s bond issue on the general election ballot. But when the levy failed last fall, officials had one more year to garner local support before losing state priority for ...

Speed Test: Group pushes for data to provide better broadband

If 10 percent of households in each of Washington County’s six public school districts took a five-minute internet speed test, residents would reach statistic validation to contest the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. “With this data, there are two objectives; one is to show that ...

Housekeeping, trades are behind-the-scenes at Marietta College

There are ghosts on campus. They slip into action before the sun rises. Haunting the halls. Sliding down stairs. Misting the shelves of the Legacy Library all before a single student rises at Marietta College. But this October, their presence is felt even more due to the need imposed by ...

Back to class: Cohorts 1,2 merge

Guardians of Marietta City Schools students must declare by Friday whether they will move to in-person classes 4-days-a-week, or go fully virtual beginning in November. One week to decide, one month to prepare. “We know that our kids are struggling when they’re not with us so we have to ...

Kitts enters plea of not guilty to football game incident

Editor’s note: Kitts’ address has been updated by the most recent records from the last arrest address on file with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to reflect that which is listed in the present Ohio court case against her in Hocking County. LOGAN, Ohio —The scheduled ...

Salvation Army sees increased need for Angel Tree program

With the end of the Secret Santa program, the Salvation Army in Marietta is expecting to help hundreds more kids through its Angel Tree program this year. “Last year, we did close to 200,” Salvation Army Lt. Megan Moretz said. “But Secret Santa did 600 kids that we know of. With the ...

Trump in ‘quarantine process’ after top aide gets COVID-19

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump are beginning a "quarantine process" as they await coronavirus test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive for COVID-19. Trump's comments ...

Police tase, arrest woman for refusing to wear mask at game

Noncompliance with state mask mandates during an eighth-grade football game at Logan and video-recorded resistance resulted in the tasing and arrest of a Marietta City Schools parent Wednesday. MCS Athletic Director Cody Venderlic and Logan Athletic Director Theresa Schultheiss confirmed the ...

Schools in Logan locked down over mask incident

LOGAN - The Logan Police Department confirms Logan Hocking Local Schools were on lock down Thursday due to threats to both the school system and the police department. Protesters with signs stating "back the blue, stand with Smitty and Smitty you make the world a better place" stood outside of ...