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Williamstown City Council discusses COVID policy extensions and police needs

Williamstown City Council met Tuesday to discuss business related to police department needs, COVID-era policies for city employees and the impending appointments of several positions. Police Chief Shawn Graham approached council for their blessing on the establishment of a temporary fitness ...

Police Reports

Reports/Washington County ¯ A lieutenant began an investigation Jan. 12 into a vehicle being entered and a laptop and handgun being stolen. This case remains under investigation. ¯ A deputy completed a crash report Thursday where Paul Reginald of Lauderhill, Fla., was travelling on Warren ...

Noble County woman sentenced on federal charge

CLARKSBURG — A Noble County woman was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison on a federal firearms charge in West Virginia. Amy S. Lambert-Shuster, 41, of Caldwell, was sentenced after pleading guilty in September to one count of aiding and abetting the unlawful transfer of a ...

Memorial Health Systems sets vaccination clinics

The Memorial Health System will be holding vaccination clinics this week and is working to get people signed up for those and future clinics being planned. People are signing up for the appointment-only drive-thru clinics that will be occurring this week and in the near future. One clinic ...

Washington County Commission seeks chief building official

The Washington County Commission is looking for a new chief building official after the recurring appointment for Chris Wilson was not renewed. The job was posted last week and interviews will begin next week, said Commission President Kevin Ritter. The job is posted to the “employment” ...

One killed in accident in Gallia

GALLIPOLIS — One person was killed Sunday morning in an accident on Ohio 7 in Gallia County, the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Richard J. Koeber, 57, Vinton, Ohio, died from injuries from a collision with a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck driven by Jordan A. ...

Concerns remain after PSC approves Frontier bankruptcy

West Virginia became the 12th state to accept the bankruptcy reorganization plan from Frontier Communications, even though lawmakers still have concerns whether Frontier can live up to its promises to expand broadband service across the state. The state Public Service Commission released two ...

Move-In

As Marietta College students prepare for their spring 2021 semester, faculty and students share their excitement and hopes for the upcoming months. Last week, college faculty took to the Marietta College Facebook page to welcome students back to campus, answer questions and outline some ...

WCCC BOE chooses president

Photos provided Last week, The Washington County Career Center Board of Education members voted for Debbie West to continue to serve as board president alongside board members Hugh Arnold, Lloyd Booth, Stacy Adams Hall, Pat Lang, Jeff Lauer and Steve Lyons. Board of Education meetings will be ...

Ice Show is Cool

Photos by Art Smith People gathered on the lawn of The National Guard Armory on Front Street in Marietta to view a variety of ice carvings during The Marietta Ice Show Saturday. Carvings included a giant dragon as well as an ice version of the Historical Harmar Village Bridge. The show ...

Hall Financial Advisors donates to teachers

Hall Financial Advisors in Marietta donated nearly $13,000 in school supplies to teachers in Wood and Washington Counties Saturday. Supplies consisted of school necessities, cleaning supplies and non-perishables that can be given to students in need. “My wife spent months taking requests ...

MCF reinvests more than 382K to Washington County

An Oak Tree is one of the strongest trees that can be found in a forest, but its strength isn’t freely given to it... its strength is earned. This year has proven to be quite the storm, but, for Marietta Community Foundation, it was an opportunity to dig their roots deeper into the community ...

Around Town

Meetings ¯ The Board of Directors for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will meet at 7:30 a.m. today. This meeting is open via conference call. For call-in information, email info@seohioport.com. Agenda will be provided. ¯ The Marietta City School District Board of Education will hold a ...

Marietta takes time to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

The man would have been 92 years old on Friday. But 54 years ago this coming April, he was assassinated. Three days later, more than 400 Marietta residents and Marietta College students silently marched from Dawes Library at 1:30 p.m. and walked four abreast from Fifth Street to Putnam, ...

Ohio plans next steps for vaccine

Many elderly residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley are calling into local health departments, the Times and local pharmacies with the same question. “How do I schedule my shot? How can I get the vaccine?” they ask. “I can’t get anyone to call me back and give me a straight ...

St. Mary Catholic Schools Honor Roll

St. Mary Catholic School honor roll for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Fourth grade Principals List (4.0) – Makenzie Cunningham, Myah Depuy, Alexander Greenwood, Evan Huffman. Honor Roll (3.99-3.5) – Ellie Brockmeier, Zuria Budar, Aaron Burnworth, Matthew Cunningham, ...

Distinguished Alumni Awards presented

The Washington State Community College (WSCC) Foundation selected Shoshanna Brooker and Dr. Angela McCutcheon Cornelius as its 2020 WSCC Distinguished Alumni for Professional Achievement. The distinction is presented annually to graduates who exhibit the qualities of professional leadership ...

Pizza Place to participate in fundraiser

The Original Pizza Place is excited to announce their participation in the inaugural Pizza with a Purpose fundraising initiative, which benefits the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The Original Pizza Place on 2nd St. Downtown Marietta, will donate $1.00 for each pepperoni pizza sold from ...

Covid-19 Memorial to be observed

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, communities across America will pause to remember all who have been lost to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a lighting ceremony on the Washington Mall in Washington DC, communities are encouraged to ring bells and light candles to celebrate the lives ...

City Council discusses student safety

Zoning regulation updates, a trash bin on city right-of-way and Marietta College student safety on Butler Street were topics briefed in Marietta City Council discussions Thursday. Zoning In joint session, Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee convened the meeting with Streets ...