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Q&A: Fundraising the old fashioned way

A staple at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Marietta since the ’50s, Edna Berg isn’t just known for her weekly attendance. Berg’s custard pies have become famous at the church and over the years she’s made them for just about every occasion, from potlucks to auctions. Former ...

St. Marys Onion Festival

ST. MARYS — For a second year in a row, mother nature forced the Sweet Breath of Life Vidalia Onion Festival to cut back a little and go inside. Randy Nutter, with the United Methodist Men of St. Marys United Methodist Church, said this year the rain was not as heavy as it was last year. ...

Senator Manchin speaks to WVU-P grads

PARKERSBURG — U.S. Sen Joe Manchin told the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Class of 2018 they hit the jackpot living in the United States, but to maintain what lies before them will take work Manchin, D-W.Va., told the graduates they, like many others before them, probably had ...

Around town

Bricks available for Beverly vets’ memorial The Beverly Lions Club is taking orders for bricks for the Veterans Memorial in Beverly. The purpose is to honor those who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces. If you would like to purchase a paving brick for $25, to honor a ...

River Road: Area is scenic, but barriers block development

Along River Road in Devola sit sprawling recreational options and some farmland on one side, and to the other prime riverfront lots. But there are only 14 homes and one camper taking advantage of the 1.4-mile expanse of river property between Ohio 60 and Devol’s Dam. Meanwhile, more than ...

Voters can still cast early ballots

Out of the 43,000 registered voters in Washington County, fewer than 5 percent have come forward to vote so far in the primary election. Polling day is Tuesday, but voting machines at the county board of elections office on Davis Avenue have been open for early in-person voting for ...

Bill would fund fentanyl detectors

Reports of law officers and paramedics in various parts of the country receiving accidental overdoses of fentanyl merely by handling or being near the powerful opioid prompted an U.S. senator from Ohio to introduce legislation to help authorities detect fentanyl on site. A bill awaiting ...

YMCA’s Mud Run May 12

There will be mayhem, and lots and lots of mud. Whether caked on shoes, shirts, in hair or wherever, participants in the fifth annual Marietta Mud Run should definitely get their money’s worth. “We have about 230 people signed up so far and there is registration up to the day of, but ...

Students tour manufacturers’ sites

Students considering their futures encountered some of the companies that might be part of their career pathways during Friday morning’s Manufacturing Your Future event organized by Building Bridges to Careers. More than 100 freshmen and sophomores from six high schools gathered at ...

Job Fair designed to match employers, applicants

From staff reports At least 30 area employers will take part in the Spring Job Fair sponsored by The Marietta Times and Parkersburg News & Sentinel, to be held Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 1500 Grand ...

Belpre addresses student mental health

BELPRE - Growing up is never easy, but today's youth face challenges from a variety of sources. Belpre City Schools officials say a focus on student mental and emotional health is not only needed, but is vital to addressing a host of issues which can affect children personally and ...

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Upcoming workshop about college costs The Marietta Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring a free workshop entitled Paying for College & Using Financial Aid. This workshop is intended for families of high school juniors and sophomores who are planning on some form of education after high school. ...

Washington County spared from Hepatitis A outbreak so far

After an increase this year in hepatitis A cases linked to certain risk factors, the Ohio Department of Health is encouraging people with known risk factors to get vaccinated. So far in 2018, there have been 47 cases of hepatitis A across the state, compared to five cases during the same ...

Victim confronts rapist

The Marietta woman who survived a rape, strangulation and was at one point believed dead last summer, spoke to her rapist Thursday in court. “You were my friend, you gave me advice and spoke to me truth,” she said. “But on June 16, 2017 you robbed me of who I was. I am no longer me. ...

County engineer tells trustees to be patient

LOWELL - The savage beating taken by township roads over an unusually protracted, wet and harsh winter dominated discussion at the annual meeting between the Washington County Engineer’s Office and the county’s township trustees. More than 100 people attended the event, held Thursday ...

Marietta Council pursuing grant for walking trail

Marietta City Council authorized the pursuit of a grant for a new walking trail Thursday. Council passed a resolution of support for the city administration to apply for $38,350 to install the lower portion of a walking trail at Gold Star Park, formerly called Lookout Park, on Harmar ...

Fair board outlines financial issues to commissioners

Members of the Washington County Fair Board had an opportunity to update the Washington County Commissioners on what’s going on with this year’s fair at the regular commission meeting Thursday. President Kurt Bohlen, vice president Brian Barth and treasurer Sandra Hickey spoke to the ...

National Day of Prayer

Local residents gather for the celebration of the National Day of Prayer Thursday outside the Washington County Courthouse. The annual celebration is held to promote unified public prayer in America. Pastor Rodney Lord led Thursday's event in Marietta. JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times

Around town

Orders taken for Beverly Vets Memorial The Beverly Lions Club is taking orders for bricks for the Veterans Memorial in Beverly. The purpose is to honor those who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces. If you would like to purchase a paving brick for $25, to honor a ...

Small business: Local owners benefit from community support

The heart of any small town is usually its small businesses. Mom and pop shops, boutiques, specialty eateries — all types of businesses start out as a dream and come true through sheer will and determination, not to mention a lot of hard work and a simple philosophy. “The key to ...