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Neighborhood News

Trail Blazers 4-H holds July meetings at fairgrounds

The Trail Blazer 4-H had a meeting July 23 at Barlow Fairgrounds. There were nine members and nine guests present for the non-horse members. American Pledge was led by Emily Glover and 4-H Pledge was led by Emily Hoffman. The leaders gave the secretary report and the treasurer report. Old ...

Muskingum Garden Club meets for July

The Muskingum Garden Club held its July meeting at Kiwanis Club Picnic Shelter on Gilman Road. LaTrelle Ellis, president, was the hostess. She opened the meeting at 10:25 a.m. After The Pledge of Allegiance, LaTrelle Ellis offered grace. During the meeting, due to our uncertain times, the ...

Marietta’s newest Little Free Library

Marietta has a new Little Free Library, the first one on Harmar Hill. It is located in the schoolyard of Veritas Classical Academy at 115 Victory Place. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering ...

Foundations collaborate to bring literacy

COVID-19 may have hindered in-person summer camps for several organizations, but Marietta College’s STREAM Camp, with the help of Marietta Community Foundation and Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, has adapted to still provide local children with an educational experience... even from a ...

Newport teen releases album

Evan Cunningham has released his first album, “Burnin’ Gas,” available on CD and online streaming services. The album includes two original songs, the title track and “Crazy For You,” as well as four cover songs. When recording “Wagon Wheel,” Cunningham sang as well as played both ...

Columbus author publishes novel

“Trust,” a new book by Elizabeth Holcombe, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Life has a crazy way of changing on us. Becoming friends with people who only want to use us, falling in love with someone our parents may not like, having our heart broken, and even getting hurt ...

Marietta High students honored by Kiwanis Club

Marietta High School senior, Carli Robertson, received the Lester E. Noe Scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Marietta. She received the award based on her grade point and successful service contribution to the Key Club and to the high school. Carli received $1,000. During her three year ...

Controlling Board approves local school aid

COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board has approved the release of coronavirus relief aid to support local schools preparing for the start of the upcoming school year. The board also approved $200 million to support Ohio’s colleges and universities, as well as aid for rural hospitals, ...

Hervida 4-H camp will be offered virtually

It is that time of year when many youth would be spending the hot and hazy days of summer enjoying the traditions of summer camps. Camp traditions might include gathering around the flagpole saying the pledges, making crafts in the craft hall, playing water games in the field, swimming in the ...

Marietta College awarded dederal grant for MLK Day of Service Project

Vice President for Advancement Dr. Josh Jacobs is proud to announce that Marietta College has been awarded a grant of $15,545 by the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) – the U.S. federal agency for volunteering and service – for the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service ...

New opportunities to take Climate Action safely with MOVCA

PARKERSBURG – Since large in-person gatherings indoors are not advisable during this time of COVID-19, Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s usual Third Thursday programs have been suspended until public programs are safe for presenters and attendees. But MOVCA is pleased to announce several ...

Williamstown Elementary receives donation for playground

The Williamstown Elementary School PTA and Administration was please to accept a $10,000 match donation today from partners in education, Williamstown Bank. The school levy included no funding for the playground of the new elementary school. Playground fundraising has been ongoing for three ...

Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit makes stops in Ohio

PAINSVILLE, Ohio – Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit will visit Painesville from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 24 and then again from a different location Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for a very special public opportunity to honor America’s veterans. On July 24, Riders ...

Local film premiering at Peoples Bank Theatre

"Escape 2120," a locally produced science fiction film will make its world debut at Peoples Bank Theatre today at 8 p.m. The 105 minute motion picture revolves around a detached orphan teen who escapes to the future in suspended animation, but when he arrives at a natural utopia, he must evade ...

Blennerhassett Birds of Prey Program

West Virginia Birds of Prey Program at West Virginia State Parks Wings of Wonder – West Virginia Birds of Prey program is scheduled at fifteen state parks in 2020. Three Rivers Avian Center of Brooks WV conducts the one-hour program that introduces attendees to six live birds of prey. Each ...

Suffrage exhibit continues all month

The Washington County Historical Society is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage with a special exhibit through the month of July. The Ohio History Connection exhibit, Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change, consists of twelve standing panels that tell the story of ...

Births

Lucas Christin Lucas and Joshua Sciance of Marietta announce the birth of their daughter, Emeri Sue Ann Lucas. She was born at 9:57 a.m. on May 12 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Colten Lucas and Jayce ...

Retired Navy chief petty officer keeps programs shipshape

Washington State Community College (WSCC) Industrial Technology and Chemical Operator Instructor Chris Carpenter always wanted to be a teacher. While he thought he strayed from that dream when he enlisted in the US Navy after high school, his service to our country resulted in a ...

Student of the Month prefers being the unsung hero

Eli Hunter is an unassuming student at Washington State Community College (WSCC). He makes it his business to do his best in the classroom but needs no accolades for his hard work. His status as WSCC’s new Student of the Month is therefore outside his area of comfort. Yet his humble nature ...