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A typical day in treatment

Treating addiction is more than just removing the substance of abuse. It's replacing the behaviors of substance abuse with positive structures while healing from past traumas and relearning how to function sober. That structure is what Oriana House Inc. says it has put that structure into ...

Injunction to force treatment definitions

On Friday, Marietta Law Director Paul Bertram penned a letter to Oriana House Inc. leadership explaining Marietta City Council's action Thursday night. Marietta City Council unanimously authorized Bertram through Resolution 56 to initiate legal action to enforce city zoning and permitting ...

Regional spelling bee crowns new winner

It started with reckless, but the evening was orderly. The Marietta Times 38th Regional Spelling Bee Friday night in the auditorium of Marietta High School saw nearly 60 spellers of every size and style. The word reckless, spelled with no hesitation by Cheryl Davis, was the first of the ...

YMCA votes to stay open, move to Colegate Drive

The Marietta Family YMCA's members voted on Friday night to keep the 113-year-old institution as a part of the Marietta community at a new Colegate Drive location, rather than closing it completely. Leaking roofs, a cracked pool and rising maintenance costs forced the vote on whether to save ...

A musical anti-bullying message heard at Lowell Elementary

LOWELL – The assembly began with the sound of a flugelhorn floating over the crowded auditorium. Then the recorded band kicked in and students, grandparents, parents and staff at Lowell Elementary School clapped and stomped to the rhythm. David Wells, a Grammy-nominated trumpet and ...

Around town

The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College will present "An Evening of Bluegrass" with the band Almost Famous at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Graham Auditorium. Admission is free; reservations are not required, seating will be first come, first served. Doors open ...

Scout re-paints all of Reno’s hydrants

Video games, eating pizza and chatting with friends on Instagram can dominate a lot of free time for teenagers. But for Marion Maxon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Marietta High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 200, his schedule has been filled with spending time helping others. On Sunday, his ...

Artists gallery reaches out for public support

Jim Rapp carefully suspended stained glass images in the Riverside Artists Gallery display window looking out on Second Street Thursday, consulting with artist Akemi Matsumoto on ways to get maximum attention from pedestrians walking by the artist co-op storefront. "This stained glass needs ...

Marietta City Council authorizes injunction against Oriana House

Marietta City Council narrowly voted to authorize an injunction against the sale of the Woman’s Home to Oriana House Inc. Thursday. Resolution 56 was introduced and read before a crowd of seven parents/grandparents with children attending St. Mary Catholic School, plus an additional eight ...

Mental health seminar offers training to the public

A second group of Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce businesses will take the Mental Health First Aid course offered by the Washington County Behavioral Health Board. Chamber president Carrie Ankrom said Thursday a previous offering in the fall – the course is a full-day session – drew 30 ...

Empty Bowls to serve up art, soup and charity

For the 19th year, local community members will not only gather in a fundraiser for food pantries in the Mid-Ohio Valley over a creative meal but take home their soup bowls, too. The Empty Bowls MOV Luncheon will take place at the First United Methodist Church in Williamstown March 30, ...

Commissioners move forward on sewer project

The commissioners gave an update on the Devola sewer project at their weekly meeting Thursday. Commission President David White said by the first week of April, a request for qualifications will be published across multiple media outlets for design firms who are interested in working on the ...

Around town

John Polasko Ballroom Dance Party will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 29 at the O'Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta. Cha-cha, waltz, rumba and more dances will be featured. Dress is casual. There is a $5 entrance fee with a snack to share; the party is open to all ages. •For ...

Fourth community forum focuses on addiction and recovery

Marietta Municipal Court’s main courtroom was filled with nearly 50 attendees Wednesday for the fourth community forum concerning addiction and recovery over the last year. This forum’s topic: Peer Recovery Support. “Recovery has many steps,” said Municipal Court Judge Janet Dyar ...

Parkersburg man sentenced for assaulting girlfriend

Emotions ran high in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesday as a Parkersburg man was sentenced for trying to strangle his girlfriend. Gurmel McDonald, 31, of Central City Road, Parkersburg, was sentenced to 150 days in jail, five years community control and treatment at the STAR ...

Noble County man gets three years for carjacking

A Noble County man was sentenced to three years in prison and three years community control on Wednesday for assaulting a driver and stealing his car. The sentence for Travis Saling, 27, of 24530 McVicker Road, Summerfield, stems from an incident that started in Guernsey County, moved to ...

Students prep for regional spelling bee Friday

Words are in the air around Marietta. Across the region, about 60 students are spending extra hours building up vocabulary muscle, studying word structures, origin and definitions, and trying to quell their nerves in preparation for Friday night's Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee. The ...

New realtor sets up in Washington County

A long-time resident of Lowell has taken up a new career. George Cox, 50, said he decided to change direction after years of working at the International Converter plant in Caldwell. "I just turned 50, I've been a maintenance technician, and I saw real estate as a way to get out of shift ...

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A community-wide job fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on the Marietta College campus. Nearly 100 employers and service providers have registered to discuss job opportunities. The event is hosted by Marietta College, Washington State Community ...

Dangers of the road

Generally people assume the danger that members of law enforcement face is associated with being the first responders to violent crimes. Friday's accident on I-77 near Marietta involving Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Sgt. Eric Knowlton demonstrates how serious injury for law enforcement ...