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Neighborhood News

Creating healthy communities

The Washington County Health Department's mission is to ensure healthful environments, prevent disease, and prolong life for the citizens of Washington County.One of the primary resources in accomplishing this mission is the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Program. This program seeks to ...

Artsbridge Artists on Tour to visit area schools in March

The ARTSBRIDGE arts education program brings the music of the Juggernaut Jug Band to tour area elementary schools in Wood County, West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio on March 2nd - 4th as part of the "Artists-on-Tour" series.Jug band music is a mixture of jazz, blues, swing, and ragtime ...

4-H News

ChurchtownCommunity CrewChurchtown Community Crew 4-H Club held their meeting on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at St. John Central Grade School. The meeting was called to order by Haley Tornes, president. Roll call was to what do you want for Christmas. The American pledge was led by Christopher Ritchie and ...

WSCC welding program receives grant

The Bernard McDonough Foundation board recently approved a grant for Washington State Community College's (WSCC) welding program. The grant was for the generous amount of $25,000 for the purpose of advancing the new welding program that began at WSCC this past fall. Dr. Robert Stephens, ...

90th birthday celebration

An open house is planned for Gladys Graham who will be celebrating her 90th birthday. The open house will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the home of Linn and Betty Yost, 50 White Oak St., Barlow (behind the Barlow firehouse).

Births

JanisRyan and Amanda (Fisher) Janis, of Santa Monica, Calif., announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Sophie Janis. She was born at 11:04 a.m. Oct. 18, 2014, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches in length.Grandparents are ...

Khalil awards recognize achievement in community theater

The late Ghassan Khalil and his wife, Genevieve Khalil, have honored the Actors Guild (of Parkersburg) by sponsoring the Khalil awards for more than 20 years. The awards for best performance and best show are selected by a secret panel of patrons who have seen every show in that season, and ...

Club news

Muskingum Garden ClubThe Muskingum Garden Club of Washington County met on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the Reno Community Center and a potluck lunch was provided by all attendees. The meeting was called to order around 1 p.m. and began with the club's program, "Flower History and Meaning", presented by ...

Washington State student of the month named for Feb.

Washington State Community College (WSCC) announces the Student of the Month Program which recognizes students who represent what WSCC strives for: student success. This program has been created to recognize those students that strive for success by overcoming obstacles, and committing to ...

Barns and farms of the region to be featured

Farming has been a major part of history in and around the Ohio Valley for centuries and has laid the foundation for several counties. Myriad farms in the Valley are family farms and they remain the major source of income for many, if not all, local farmers.Even those who reside within city ...

Marietta testing

Marietta High School will be participating in the Ohio Next Generation Assessments beginning Feb. 16. The testing window closes on May 15. Students will be assessed in the following classes: English 9, Algebra 1, Geometry, American Government, American History and Physical Science. These Next ...

Colt Circuit Awards, banquet

The annual Southern (Ohio) Colt Circuit Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Elks Club in Marietta. Champion 2- and 3-year-old racehorses competing last summer at 10 southeast Ohio county fairs were honored at the banquet. The racing circuit consisted of fairs located at Athens, ...

93rd birthday celebration

Stan Hanson, of Marietta, is celebrating his 93rd birthday today.Born Feb. 10, 1922, he is World War II veteran who earned a Purple Heart in service to the United States.Send greetings to him at 1661 County House Lane, Marietta, or call 374-9931.

Monroe Central honor roll

Monroe Central High School names students to the honor roll for the second nine weeks:Principal's listNinth grade: Breanna Antill, Amy Brooks, McKinzey Dierkes, Olivia Gauding, Jacquelyn Hayes, Kendall Lydick, Jessica Shrader.10th grade: Taryn Burkhart, Matthew Deskins, Morgan Dick, Gracie ...

Waterford honor roll

Waterford Elementary School names students to the honor roll for the second grading period, 2014-2015:Principal's roll(All A's and B's, 3.50 to 4.00 grade point average)Grade 3: Jarrett Armstrong, Claire Baldwin, Rebecca Bennett, Sydnee Cline, Michael Gardner, Cameron Goeller, Elaina Hamrick, ...

Fort Frye honor roll

Fort Frye High School names students to the honor roll for the second nine weeks, 2014-2015:Merit roll(GPA 3.0-3.49) Grades 7-12:Keelie Allen, Molly Allen, Clayton Baker, Gillian Baker, Austin Baumgartner, Anastasia Beebe, Jeffrey Bigley, Keona Bishman, Trent Bradford, Tyler Bradford, Elizabeth ...

4-H news

Churchtown Shining StarsThe Churchtown Shining Stars held its first meeting of the year on Jan. 25 at St. John's School with 39 4-H club members present and nineteen Cloverbuds. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledges were led by Isaac Huffman. Roll call was held and each member introduced ...

Campus notes

Ashland UniversityASHLAND - Two local students completed their Ashland University degree requirements following the fall 2014 semester:Nathaniel R. Sayatovich, of McConnelsville, received a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in Theatre. He is the son of Terry and Vicki Sayatovich of ...

HEAP Winter Crisis Program continues in 2015

The HEAP/Winter Crisis Program (WCP) continues; the federal income guidelines for the program year 2014/2015 remain at 175% of the federal poverty level.Applications will be taken in both Washington and Morgan counties Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In Washington County face to ...

Switzerland of Ohio schools crown spelling bee winners

On Jan. 20 the Switzerland of Ohio Schools held the District Spelling Bee. There were students representing all five elementary schools. Students competed and won spots from their school bees in order to compete at the district bee. Brooklyn Crawford, a 5th grader from Powhatan Elementary, was ...