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Boys and Girls Club recruiting more teens

Though the summer programs are already wait-listed, the Washington County Boys and Girls Club is still hoping to recruit more middle school students to its after-school and summer programming. "That's our main challenge, getting middle schoolers to come, not out of numbers and getting to say ...

Wolf Creek BOE hears stipend request for teachers of dual-credit courses

WATERFORD — Waterford High School will expand its dual credit offerings by three new courses starting in the fall, Principal Suellen Coleman told the Wolf Creek Board of Education at its monthly meeting Monday night. The board was asked to approve additional stipends for teachers delivering ...

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Macksburg United Methodist Church will host a baked steak or pork dinner from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Dinner includes meat, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw and a roll. Pork dinner includes dressing, steak dinner includes noodles. The meal is eat-in or carryout. St. ...

Long Rifle Exhibit follows in steps of the pioneers

Saturday was opening day for the Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors 44th annual Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit, held at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. There is around 400 Ohio-made muzzle-loading rifles exhibited by private collectors, including plain working rifles as well as ...

Local Democratic candidates, supporters mingle for fundraiser

Washington County’s annual Democratic Party Spring Dinner was held Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Harmar and offered a chance for all of the local Democrats to come together, socialize and meet those running for office. “There actually is no Democratic Primary this year since ...

Q&A: Beekeeper offers tips on beneficial insects

Long-time beekeeper Kenny Bach has some advice for those who encounter honeybees this spring and summer. “Don’t panic, don’t swat them, just stay calm,” he said. “They’re a beneficial insect that has enough natural problems. We don’t want people to be one of those ...

Bikers turn out for Challenge at Mountwood

By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times VOLCANO — Although it ended up raining for a little bit during Sunday's 2019 Marietta Brewing Co. Challenge at Mountwood, the weather did not dampen the spirits of the mountain bike riders who came out to challenge themselves on the course. Around ...

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Marietta Township School reunion May 18 The Marietta Township School Reunion will be held at noon May 18 in the Marietta Township Community Building in Reno for former students of Sand Hill, Reno, Goose Run, Jennings Hill, Cornerville, Barker and Yankeeburg schools. Meat, coffee, tea and ...

Marietta celebrates 231st birthday

Marietta celebrations for the city's 231st birthday kicked off early Friday with cake at the Armory, shops open late downtown and music to start the weekend's First Settlement Festival. "Our city birthdate is a reason for celebration," said Mayor Joe Matthews as he prepared to cut the birthday ...

Last ride for former Marietta K-9

The importance of the role that police dogs play in law enforcement was underscored Friday morning as the Marietta Police Department and several other agencies from around the region gathered to pay tribute to Diego, a police dog that served Marietta for nearly seven years. Diego was close ...

Man sentenced to life without parole for raping children

A Monroe County jury sent a West Virginia man to prison for life without the possibility of parole Friday for raping two children. Joshua Carpenter, also known as Brittney Leanna Carpenter, 32, of Huntington, W.Va., was convicted of rape of two minors under the age of 10 Thursday and the jury ...

First Fridays ushers in spring shoppers

The warm spring air carried the feeling of celebration through the streets of downtown as Main Street Marietta's April First Fridays event honored the 231st birthday of Marietta. "It's such a nice evening. It's good to see so many people out," said Rick Miller of Lowell. Rick's wife, Teri, ...

Belpre man sentenced for violence against wife, daughter

A Belpre man was ordered Friday to spend 30 days in the county jail and two years community control after a domestic violence incident with his wife and daughter. Joshua Fortney, 33, of 1902 Way Road, Belpre, was arrested on Oct. 21 after Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded ...

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A fundraiser to support Jillian Harlow, a local child with Hydroplastic Left Heart Syndrome, will be hosted by Bob Evans at 504 Pike St. in Marietta from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Carryout will be available. All proceeds benefit Jillian's medical expenses. All-you-can-eat soup luncheon will be ...

Work to start soon on west side project

Calling it the poster child of the Community Development Block Grant, a hazard to pedestrians is to be fixed by early May. The brick crosswalk stretching across two lanes on Maple Street on the east side of Franklin Street is loving referred to by residents in the neighborhood as "Lake ...

Trial of Washington County prosecutor to start Monday

The trial of Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings is slated to start on Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Rings was charged on June 7, 2018 with a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion and a third-degree misdemeanor count of sexual imposition and is accused of trying ...

Funding provided for new regional recovery center

The continuum of care from substance abuse treatment to job stability is where the Appalachian Regional Commission has lobbed funding for Southeast Ohio this week. ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas announced Wednesday a $1.1 million grant to fund the Appalachian Recovery Project, formerly the ...

Commissioners get merger update

The director of Washington County Family Services told commissioners Thursday he believes the agency, now merged with Children Services, is working at peak efficiency. Flite Freimann said the hard work of the staff of both departments has made that possible and highlighted at the commission ...

Marietta City Council approves emergency sewer line repairs

Thursday Marietta City Council authorized an emergency sewer line repair project to begin on Post Street. “We have a clear emergency and we can waive the bidding process; (city engineering) did requests for proposals twice,” said City Law Director Paul Bertram, noting only one bidder ...

Joint job fair held for valley residents

CHAD PLAUCHE-ADKINS The Marietta Times Michael Jarvis, 18, of Marietta, receives information about available jobs from Noble Correction Institution's Nicole Anderson and Joyce Lambert at the inaugural MOV Career Connect Thursday. The event featured 140 vendors from around the area promoting ...