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WSCC adds new faculty for program expansion

Washington State Community College welcomes Christina Manley, who will play a vital role in the expansion of the institution’s Health and Sciences division. She will serve as the director for the new Health Information Management Technology program. Manley’s primary duty will be to develop ...

Local restaurant owner reflects on the pandemic

Bright Middle Eastern music pours through the speakers, delightful pastries, chocolates and fresh bread are assorted in cabinets and an exposed brick entrance gives way to posh booths where hearty dishes are seemingly endless. TLV is an Israeli-Mediterranean restaurant with a little bit of ...

Property transfers

Property transfers Note: Due to technology changes within the Washington County Auditor’s Office this year, 2021 property transfer records are to be delayed. The following concludes 2020’s records which were delayed due to cases of coronavirus. The 2021 transfers included below are through ...

Police Reports

Reports/Washington County ¯ A deputy responded Wednesday to the Grandview Township area to conduct a burglary investigation. This case remains under investigation. Arrests/Washington County The following individuals were recently processed into the Washington County Jail: ¯ Alex Harvey ...

Washington County records impacted by COVID-19

Readers of the Times have relied for decades on the inclusion of public records such as police reports, property transfers and notations of both marriages and divorces in Washington County in addition to public meeting announcements, legal advertisements and obituaries.Then the coronavirus ...

Marietta Memorial offers treatments for COVID-19

Memorial Health System is continuing to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a number of treatments as well as having efforts underway to get people vaccinated. Like other healthcare facilities across the country, the Memorial Health System (MHS) which operates Marietta Memorial Hospital ...

records

Marriages The following individuals recently picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse: ¯ Amanda Sue Carpenter, 31, and Joseph Elliotte Ellison, 42, both of Belpre; Jan. 19. ¯ Brandon Scott Hackathorn, 33, and Chase Amber Goolie, 25, both of Marietta; Jan. 20. ...

Vaccinations continue as residents hope to register

PARKERSBURG – Hundreds more people received their initial COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday in Wood County. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department’s clinic at the Center for Early Learning at West Virginia University at Parkersburg served 530 people ages 65 and older, said Carrie Brainard, ...

Commission votes to purchase monitors

The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted to purchase monitors for 19 lift stations in the county. Commission President Kevin Ritter said the monitors are part of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. “It’s a high-tech diagnostic tool that enables us to ...

Knowlton pleads guilty to felony assault

A man who beat his father with a metal baseball bat last January pleaded guilty to felonious assault Thursday at the Washington County Courthouse. Jerran Keith Knowlton, 41, of 6658 Archers Fork Road, New Matamoras, was indicted in February 2020 for attempted murder and two counts of ...

Grand jury hears case on felonious assault, among others

Gross sexual imposition and felonious assault were just two of the offenses brought before the Washington County Grand Jury this week. Jason Dean Lanning, 37, of 105 Melody Lane, Marietta, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies, after he allegedly pistol ...

BOE to vote on school calander

BEVERLY — During the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education monthly meeting, it was decided that the board will vote on the schools 2021-2022 school calendar in February. Board members at Thursday’s meeting also received updates on the middle school building planning and were told ...

MCC creates part-time clerk for blight

Marietta City Council authorized the creation of a part-time clerk in the fight against blight Thursday, with the caveat that the adoption was a “baby step.” “I am not willing to commit the city to spending money on another city employee without knowing if any of the issues that we are ...

Harmar bridge updates

On Tuesday, Marietta City Council’s Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee spent the majority of its time discussing a historic landmark that once connected Marietta’s downtown to the Lower West Side. But today the full legislative body will not introduce or vote upon grant efforts for the ...

Council to consider 10 new items of business

Marietta City Council will consider one item of old business and 10 of new business today in its second regular business meeting of the month. The position of a part-time clerk in the Department of Property Maintenance solely for the year 2021 (a trial-year, per past council committee ...

Former AEP plant sold for $1.2 million

WATERFORD — The recent sale of the former American Electric Power Muskingum River Plant will hopefully bring jobs back to that side of the county. The 165-acre site was purchased for $1.2 million Friday by the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority and the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg ...

MOVHD starts vaccine list

PARKERSBURG – Within a day of its creation, a stand-by list for people age 65 and older wanting the COVID-19 vaccine grew to more than 5,000 names. With just 500 vaccination slots available for today’s clinic at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, the department announced Wednesday ...

Police Reports

Reports/Marietta ¯ Jon Gilbert turned himself in to the Marietta Municipal Court on Jan. 12 on a warrant for a temporary protection order violation. A patrolman transported him to the Washington County Jail without incident. ¯ An officer investigated the passing of a fake $100 bill at the ...

‘And Then There Were None’ starts on Friday

Live theater returns Friday with the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presentation of “And Then There Were None” by mystery writer Agatha Christie. The story is about 10 strangers invited to a remote island where a mysterious recording reveals their deadly secrets. As they are haunted by a ...