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Marietta BOE awards roof project bid

Marietta City Schools Board of Education awarded a roof replacement bid Thursday to Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Co for a project at Marietta Middle School. Tri-State Roofing’s base bid was $399,950 for the main middle school building plus an additional $280,530. The bids were ...

Commission discusses Devola sewer

Devola’s upcoming sewering was debated at Thursday’s meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Devola resident Glenn Pawloski asked the commission if they had talked to the township association that a majority of households in Devola do not support or want to be sewered. The ...

Foundation’s accreditation seal renewed

Staff Report Marietta Community Foundation has announced that it has been nationally accredited again by National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations for its operational integrity. Foundations that reach the finish line are awarded the National Standards Accreditation Seal, with Marietta ...

Candy sculptures show off in downtown

A number of downtown Marietta businesses are hosting candy sculptures based on the Peeps brand of candy today and Saturday. The goal of the store-front displays is to raise awareness for local nonprofits as well as businesses. Seventeen nonprofits created candy sculptures, including: Actors ...

Elected officials keep moving forward with sewer project

As elected officials move forward on the court-ordered sewering of Devola, a request has been made of township trustees from each corner of Washington County. Washington County Engineer Roger Wright and Washington County Commissioner Jamie Booth recently made the pitch before representatives ...

State Route 60 closed near Lowell for fire

Washington County emergency officials have closed State Route 60 outside of Lowell, in both directions, as they battle a fire in a building near R&K Wagner's Farm Thursday afternoon. See the full story in Friday's edition of the Marietta Times.

Empty Bowls benefits food pantries

At a Glance ¯ Empty Bowls will not hold its luncheon this year. ¯ Donations can be by check mailed to the Marietta Community Foundation or by credit card through PayPal. ¯ The link to donate through PayPal is https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted—button—id=AZL83FLZVWF46. ¯ Next ...

Women of the World set to perform

At a Glance ∫ Women of the World consists of four vocalists and a percussionist. ∫ The group will be on Marietta College campus Monday and Tuesday. ∫ There will be a performance and educational presentation. ∫ Educational presentation will be 7:30 p.m. Monday. ∫ Concert will ...

Forest Campgrounds to open for season

PEDRO — The Wayne National Forest will be opening the Oakhill and Iron Ridge campgrounds at the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area for the 2021 season on April 23. The campgrounds will remain open through at least July 11, before closing again to replace a damaged waterline, while Big Bend Beach ...

Report: Ohio among states choosing childcare funding with fewer regulations

A new report showed Ohio was one of many states in the nation choosing more flexible funding for their child care and assistance programs, rather than child care funding with federally-regulated rules on health and safety. A recent Bipartisan Policy Center study on Temporary Assistance for ...

Police reports

Reports/Washington County ¯ A sergeant investigated a dog belonging to Thomas Hinkle, 606 Seventh St., Marietta, March 23 that had gotten loose from his property. The dog was in a fenced yard but was able to jump the fence. The dog charged at a child that was walking with the parent, and ...

Bring on the hunt

If you go: Stacy Family Farm Drive-Through Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 4 from 1-3 p.m. 27515 State Route 7, Marietta Free and Open to the Public Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 4 Ages 0-4 starts at noon; ages 5-9 from 12:30-1 p.m.; ages 6 ...

Member of bridge company resigns

The Historic Harmar Bridge Company accepted the resignation of Chuck Swaney in its regular board meeting Tuesday, then set sights on what’s next for its vision of what the bridge could be if multi-level partnerships are solidified to stabilize and restore the structure. “It has been my ...

Police records

Reports/Marietta ¯ Jacob Johnson was taken into custody March 23 in the 0-99 block of Colegate Drive for a warrant through Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for violation of a temporary protection order. He was transported to the county line and transferred custody to Morgan County. ¯ A ...

Washington Electric Cooperative makes $10K donation to Boys and Girls Club

Washington Electric Cooperative, a member-owned not-for-profit, paid a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County on Monday. The visitors peeked into the ongoing construction zone at the back of the Marietta Community Center building where a new gymnasium construction is ...

Peoples Bank announces merger

Peoples Bank announced its merger with Premier Bank and Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust on Monday. With this addition, customers will have access to new services, according to CEO Chuck Sulerzyski. “We bring a lot to the table. We also have a fair amount of capabilities in terms of ...

Main Street West reviews ongoing issues, plans

Meeting in the basement of the Gilman United Methodist Church on Sunday, the regular meeting of the lower west side civic organization Main Street West, updates on blight, upcoming events and coordination of volunteer efforts were briefed. 1. The group acknowledged with appreciation the ...

Vienna Public Library touts online offerings

VIENNA — This week, Vienna Public Library encourages all community members to visit its website to explore and access virtual services and programs. Vienna Public Library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including virtual programming on ...

BREAKING: Bridge company president resigns

A longtime spokesperson for the Historic Harmar Bridge Company Chuck Swaney has resigned from the presidency of the board of directors for the private organization that owns the Historic Harmar Bridge in Marietta. "It is time for me to step aside and let new leadership take the helm," he ...