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Local Events

Meetings

¯ The Marietta City School District Board of Education will hold a virtual special board meeting at 1 p.m. today. The meeting will be an executive session to review negotiations, consider the employment of a public employee, and the middle school secure entrance. No action will be taken at this meeting.

¯ The Operations Committee of the Warren Local Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. today. The regular Board meeting will follow at 5 p.m. and begin with a working session to review and discuss the operational and capital budget items for the upcoming fiscal year. The regular monthly business meeting of the Board will begin at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent.

¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Reno Water office building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced and masks are requested because of COVID-19.

¯ The Washington County Family & Children First Council Meeting will be held virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Those wishing to participate virtually are asked to contact Cindy Davis at fcfc@suddenlinkmail.com or call 740-376-7081.

¯ The location of the regular February meeting of the Fort Frye Board of Education scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been changed to Salem Liberty Elementary School, 10930 SR 821.

¯ Dr. Sandra Steingraber will speak at Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s Third Thursday virtual program Thursday. The meeting will be livestreamed on Zoom. Advance registration required.

To register, visit us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-Cupz8sHtfcKQyDesBSDfAmdLvlQfPB.

¯ The February regular meeting for the Frontier Local School Board will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Frontier High/Middle School media center.

¯ A Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Salem Liberty Elementary School, 10930 SR 821.

¯ Grandview Township will hold 2021 regular meetings at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the township hall. The following months will be held on different dates: Feb. 16, July 6, and Sept. 13. These meetings will also be held at 6 p.m.

¯ The Decatur Township Board of Trustees and representatives from the Little Hocking Vol. Fire Dept. will open Cutler School for a public informational meeting with question/answer format, regarding the EMS Levy on the upcoming May ballot. To maintain social distance recommendations set forth by the state, two meetings will be held consecutively at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. To reserve a seat, contact the township at 740-667-3006.

¯ Decatur Township will hold its monthly public meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the township building on Welch Road in Cutler.

Events

¯ Salem Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. will host a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Salem Fire Station, SR 821. The menu includes fish, french fries, green beans, applesauce, bread, desserts, beverages and hot dogs. The cost is a donation. Take-out or eat-in; social distancing will be observed.

¯ The Sardis Vol. Fire Dept. will sponsor its annual fish fry from 4-7 p.m. each Friday, Feb. 19-April 2 at the Sardis Fire Hall on State Route 255. The menu includes coleman fish sandwiches and fish sandwich dinners with a choice of fries, coleslaw, baked beans, and mac & cheese. Take-out and limited delivery available; no dine-in. Masks and social distancing required. To place an order, call 740-483-1048.

¯ St. Mary Catholic School will host a Lenten Drive-thru Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. every Friday starting Feb. 19-March 26. The meal includes fried fish, french fries, green beans and coleslaw. The cost per meal is $10. No call ahead orders; drive-thru service only. Enter through Marion or Montgomery alley entrances.

¯ Lowell American Legion will host a steak fry from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 20. Phone orders begin at 4 p.m. by calling 740-896-3326. Menu includes steak cooked to order, chicken or baked steak, and no meat. All meals include salad with dressing, a baked potato, and a roll. Limited seating; carry-out requested. Signs will be posted for pick-up.

¯ The Castle Historic House Museum will present a virtual audience with Queen Victoria from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 27 during a Virtual Victorian Tea. The event will be presented via Zoom and the cost is $10.

For more information and to register, visit mariettacastle.org/virtual-history-camp.

¯ The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on Stanleyville Road in Whipple will host its annual Italian Feast from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 27. The meal will be curbside pick-up and include spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccine, salad, and dessert. To order in advance, call 740-473-2792. Ordering ahead is not mandatory.

¯ Knights of Columbus 4617 in Churchtown will hold a Cornhole Tournament Feb. 28. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and tournament begins at noon inside the gym located at 17472 SR 676, Marietta. Cost is $20/team (bring your own partner). Pay out is 80% of entry (first and second). Event includes a concession stand and 50/50. For more information, visit “Knights of Columbus 4617 – Chruchtown, OH” on Facebook or call or text Jeff Brooker at 740-749-3538.

¯ First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (318 Front St. in Marietta) will continue its weekly free breakfast as take-out from 8:30-10 a.m. each Saturday. All are welcome.

¯ The Marietta Kiwanis Annual Pancake Days event has been canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19. The organization is accepting donations at mariettakiwanisclub.org and checks can be made payable to: Marietta Community Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Marietta, P.O. Box 1111, Marietta, OH 45750.

¯ Fearing Township Vol. Fire Dept. will hold its annual March dinner at 4 p.m. March 20. Menu includes chicken or baked steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and dessert. Coffee and tea are included. Adult plate costs $8 and child’s plate costs $4. Drive-thru or limited socially distanced seating.

To preorder, call Jeni Erb at 740-336-8617 or Lorrie Seevers at 740-538-3656.

Classes/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

¯ The Castle Historic House Museum will present “The Separation of Henry and Sarah Dawes: Marital Discord in Early Ohio” for their first Virtual Third Thursday Talk of 2021 from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. This virtual offering is free. Donations encouraged. To register, visit mariettacastle.org.

¯ AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax return preparation for all taxpayers on Mondays and Thursdays Feb. 1-April 12. There will be no walk-ins and masks are required due to COVID-19. Taxpayers should bring all tax documents and a copy of last year’s tax returns, plus a photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members. To schedule an appointment, call the Washington County Public Library at 740-373-1057.

Miscellaneous

¯ The Annual Financial Report for Muskingum Township for the fiscal year 2020 has been completed and is available for public inspection. An appointment can be made by calling 740-373-0189.

¯ The 2020 Financial Report for Warren Township, Washington County, Ohio has been filed with the Auditor of State’s office. The financial report is on file at the Warren Township Administration office for public inspection. For an appointment to review the financial report, call the administration office at 740-374-9970.

¯ Ludlow Township has completed the financial report for 2020 and it has been submitted to the Auditor of The State of Ohio. A copy is on file at the office of Ludlow Township.

¯ The Annual Auditor of State Financial report for 2020 for the Village of Lower Salem is complete and available at the clerk-treasurer’s home. For more information, call Janet Kidd at 740-585-2547.

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