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Belpre BOE approves summer school dates

BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education approved summer school dates and listened to presentations during its monthly meeting on Monday evening. School Psychologist Assistant Michael Seebaugh gave a presentation about a new partnership with the Character Lab Research Network to ...

Ohio weighs minimum wage boost

COLUMBUS — Democratic legislators are leading the charge to raise the minimum wage in the state of Ohio after a federal effort failed. State Sen. Hearcel Craig and Sen. Cecil Thomas presented the bill in Senate Workforce and Higher Education recently, proposing increasing wages to $15 an ...

Council briefed on rescue plan

Marietta City Council was briefed Monday on the impacts of the recently passed American Rescue Plan from the federal government. They were told that the funds from the rescue plan are strictly to be used for infrastructure projects, but the Times cannot corroborate that specific restriction ...

Warren BOE approves superintendent, treasurer contracts

VINCENT — After a two hour executive session, the Warren Local Schools Board of Education approved five-year contracts for the superintendent and treasurer. Superintendent Kyle Newton and Treasurer Melcie Wells will be given contracts that extend from Aug. 1, 2021, through July 31, ...

Spelling Bee

In quick succession students filed through words on a new stage Friday, vying for the regional title and bragging rights of the 2021 Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee champion. With coronavirus restrictions still in place, a venue change to the Mid-Ohio Valley Players’ theater on Putnam ...

ODOT to cover bridge project funds

WOODSFIELD — The Ohio Department of Transportation reconsidered its decision to deny Monroe County’s timber contribution as a part of its match for the reconstruction of the Knowlton Covered Bridge project and will now cover 100 percent of the funding. Originally, the county was ...