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ADA ramp building will begin on Tuesday

Construction of ADA ramps will begin Tuesday and be completed April 24 in Marietta, weather permitting. Milling, subgrade repairs and paving will occur at a later date. An updated schedule will be released prior to milling, subgrade repairs and paving. The following are streets that will have ADA ramps installed as part the 2019 Paving Program:

Third Street, at the intersection of the following streets: Wooster, Scammel, Putnam, Butler, Church and Greene.

Traffic will be maintained and motorists should travel the area with caution, obey traffic control signs and flagmen.

¯ For information: Engineering Department, 740-373-5495.

Marietta’s birthday

celebration postponed

The Washington County Historical Society annual dinner and program, traditionally held on April 7 and known as “Marietta’s birthday celebration,” is being postponed due to the current public health emergency. The historical society board of trustees has tentatively re-scheduled the event for June 7.

PPE is sought

locally for donation

Marietta/Belpre Health Department is asking physician offices, dentist/orthodontist offices, veterinarians, outpatient surgical centers and community members to donate unused PPE in support of first responders and critical operations. Washington County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be coordinating these efforts on behalf of the county’s response to COVID-19. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is receiving donations. Currently, the donation center will be accepting N-95 masks, surgical masks, gowns, face shields, eye protection, gloves, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and paper products. Items can be dropped off daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 204 Davis Drive, Suite C, Marietta.

Free take-out

breakfast Saturdays

The First Congregational United Church of Christ will continue to offer a free take-out breakfast Saturdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. through the month of April. All are welcome to pick up a brown bag meal outside the church located at 318 Front St.

4-H pancake benefit

is now canceled

The pancake breakfast fundraiser scheduled for April 25 at the Marietta Applebee’s Restaurant is canceled as directed by Ohio State University Extension’s State 4-H Office during this time of unprecedented health concerns. Proceeds were to benefit the Washington County 4-H Shooting Sports Program.

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