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Struggling villages

Villages might be the best remaining example of direct democracy, but in Washington County it's become increasingly tough to sustain that example. Out of the county's five villages, two have declined to below 200 residents, two others have fewer than 1,000, and only one has shown any growth ...

Marietta bombmaker to spend up to 7 years in facility

The case of explosives found in Marietta Municipal Court in 2016 closed Friday. Daniel Lindsey Buchman, 35, of 104 Sunset Drive, was ordered to spend the remaining time he would have spent in prison if found guilty, instead hospitalized in the care of Appalachian Behavioral Health in ...

Construction at former Ormet site delayed

At the Long Ridge Energy Terminal in Hannibal, Ohio River Partners has extended the completion timeline for the new power plant. In January, The Marietta Times reported that the Hannibal Port Power project was slated to begin construction of the 485-megawatt natural gas plant by the second ...

Upcycling key to new Front Street business

Tables and other furniture with clean, elegant lines, unusual lamps, mirrors and wall plaques, decorative candles and other home decor articles have taken up residence with skateboarding clothing and gear in an uncommon combination of merchandise at 179 Front St. Tayla Lerch and her mother, ...

Travel up for Thanksgiving holiday

With Thanksgiving approaching fast, people are solidifying their plans for where they are attending the annual feast. Some host their friends and family at their own dinner table, while others drive out of town to break bread with their loved ones. For those traveling out of the area on ...

Around town

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer repair in front of 416 Sixth St. on Monday, weather permitting. There will be no parking on either side of the street and through traffic will be limited to allow access of equipment and material. Signs will be posted. The work ...

Selby earns 5-star rating

From local reports Selby General Hospital is 5-star rated for Total Knee & Total Hip Replacement outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and ...

Reaching out

BARLOW – Some students in Washington County schools need specialized help and opportunities that teachers in large classrooms can't provide. A Hopewell Health Centers program, Reach youth treatment centers, has set up a new facility in Barlow to help give those students a better chance at ...

Former corrections officer pleads guilty to sex with inmate

A nurse and corrections officer formerly employed at the Washington County Jail pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery Thursday in connection with a relationship she had with an inmate over the summer. Michelle Kiefer-Erb, 42, was originally accused of four counts and entered the ...

Commissioners hear options for possible Children Services move

Five employees from Children Services and a former board member voiced their concerns about the upcoming merger between their organization and Washington County Job and Family Services at the weekly commissioners meeting on Thursday. After a request to re-appoint Children Services board ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Resource Fair brings services, veterans together

Local military veterans were presented with 35 organizations Thursday at the Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Resource Fair, all prepared to meet needs of those in the military and their dependent families. The fair was held in the commons of Washington State Community College, featuring tables from ...

Around town

Marietta natives Mitchel Gearhart and Justin Futrell will take part in a fundraising challenge Saturday to raise money for the construction of a water well in Tanzania. They will be doing 1,000 pull-ups to bring awareness to the cause. Give using Venmo, a smart phone app (zero transaction ...

Marietta City Council passes income tax increase

Marietta City Council passed the final piece of the income tax increase Thursday night. Finance Chairman Mike Scales explained Thursday that the enabling legislation followed the three-part process the city initiated this summer. “First we asked the voters,” he explained, of a ...

Doctor puts mustache on the line for charity

Dr. George Tokodi is willing to part with his mustache of 47 years. But first, $15,000 must be raised by early February for a new roof at St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta. Tokodi, a longtime orthopedic surgeon in Marietta and supporter of St. Mary Catholic School, said he will shave his ...

Marietta woman dies after crash

From staff reports A Marietta woman died after a single-vehicle crash on Ohio 7 Thursday. Sheree Fulton, 59, of Marietta, was initially found with a faint heartbeat by Reno’s squad Thursday before being transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital. “We’re still investigating whether ...

How it Works: The exciting world of 3-D printing

From quick prototypes to dental molds, replacement nozzles and even modeled industrial sites and projects, 3D printing crosses multiple industries. “We used 3D scanning on the Start Westward Monument project to then build a to-scale detailed replica for that project’s marketing efforts ...

Speaker: Regulations for legal marijuana framework complex

As an industry, medical marijuana has become a permanent fixture in Ohio, but its economics are complex and creating a regulatory framework for it has been a long journey through some unexplored territory. Mark Hamlin was put in charge of helping create that framework for the Ohio Department ...

Marietta Christmas tree goes up

JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Maintenance Technician Joey Finkel checks electric connections in the new Christmas trees at the Armory Wednesday as the tree is assembled in preview of decoration of downtown this weekend.

Friends of the Lower Muskingum to hold annual dinner

A year of accomplishments in making a significant river substantially better will be highlighted Saturday night at the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River annual dinner and auction in Marietta. The group, a nonprofit established in 2002, is dedicated to conserving land and taking other ...

Around town

The Cutler Ladies Aid society will host their annual Hunting Season Luncheon at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler. Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. The menu will include homemade soups, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, ...