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WSCC removing barriers with scholarships

Washington State Community College is now accepting applications for two spring scholarships for both new and continuing students. The funds are just one way the college is working to remove barriers to college. Typically, scholarships are awarded prior to the beginning of the academic year ...

Marietta Castle winter solstice watch virtual

The Castle Historic House Museum announced today that the annual Winter Solstice Sunset Watch from Marietta’s “Sacra Via” will be presented virtually from 4:15-5 p.m. Dec. 21. Castle archaeologist, Wes Clarke, will discuss the astronomical alignments of Marietta’s earthworks, used to ...

WVU-P supports students through Ascend program

Attending classes, meeting new people, registering for next semester’s courses, preparing for a career – college is an exciting and sometimes daunting time for first-year and returning students. Throw in a global pandemic, and those feelings heighten. However, WVU Parkersburg launched its ...

Fincher

Jordan and Louray Fincher announce the birth of their son, Noah Allen Fincher. He was born at 5:08 p.m. Oct. 7 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. The baby has one sibling, Isaac Fincher. Grandparents are Teresa Fincher of Parkersburg, ...

WSCC updates accounting program

The newly redesigned Accounting Technology program at Washington State Community College is adding up to increased access for adult learners and working students. When accounting associate professor Christina Gater began working for the college in 2019, she repeatedly saw students who, due to ...

BPA Officers elected at the Career Center

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) organization at the Washington County Career Center elected its chapter officers recently. The chapter includes students from the Digital Marketing and Graphic Design & Video Production programs. Officers for the 2020-21 school year ...

Students honored by Marietta Educational Foundation

The Marietta Delt Educational Foundation recently awarded its inaugural Maloof Grants to Delta Tau Delta members Bayden Hoblitzel ‘23 (Marietta, Ohio) and Orv Taylor ‘22 (St. Marys, West Virginia). The students each received $750 grants for the 2020-21 academic year. The Maloof ...

WSCC adds patient simulators to nursing lab

Washington State Community College has augmented its nursing lab with two additional human patient simulators. These robot-like mannequins allow for scenario-based training by replicating the clinical experience. They will also serve to supplement some of the hands-on hospital ...

WCCC FFA elects officers

The FFA organization of the Washington County Career Center elected 2020-21 chapter officers recently. Members participating in the FFA organization are students from the Landscape Construction & Turf Management program. The organization expands opportunities for classroom instruction ...

‘Difference Maker’Awards given by Ohio Valley ESC

The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (ESC) held its 17th Annual Leadership Day on October 30, 2020 for their 8 districts/leadership teams this year. This year the Ohio Valley ESC partnered with the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University to provide ...

Electric Cooperative seeks candidates

The filing period is now open for Washington Electric Cooperative members interested in running for a seat on the board of trustees. The filing deadline is Jan. 8, and applications are available at https://weci.org/board-trustees or by contacting the co-op office at 740-373-2141. There is one ...

Births

Antill Amanda and Leroy Antill of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Cody Allen Antill. He was born at 12:40 a.m. Nov. 20 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Savannah Marie Antill and Brooklyn Dawn ...

Opening set for artist tree display, market

The Parkersburg Art Center will be throwing open their doors on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the opening of the Artist Tree Display and Holiday Artist Market. There will be free admission, grab-and-go snacks and a craft project for kids to take home with them ...

Smelser publishes new suspense novel

Emmett Smelser, former editor and publisher of The Marietta Times, has announced the release of his sixth novel. “Secret No More,” released by Kindle Direct Publishing and available through Amazon, is a sequel to Smelser’s fifth novel, “Secret Unto Death.” The novel deals with a ...

Johnson named student of month

Student of the Month Stratton Johnson credits the Army with molding him into the man he is today. As a soldier, the military equipped him with skills that he still relies on today, skills that he believes contribute to his classroom success. During Johnson’s three-and-a-half years of duty, ...

Wood County Christian School Honor Roll

Wood County Christian School announces the honor lists for the first nine week grading period of the 2020-21 school year. Grades 1-8 Principal’s List (4.0 averages) First Grade – Oralee Allman, Arya Border, Maci Budzyn, Ava Cooper, Quinn Hall, Griffin Hostutler, Josiah Munson; Second ...

WSCC celebrates first-gen students

Washington State Community College celebrated its first-generation college students during its First-Gen Fearless Days, Nov. 16-17. Across the nation, 56-percent of undergraduate students are first-generation, which means neither of their parents have a bachelor’s degree, and at Washington ...

Foundation announces nonprofit challenge

Nov. 12 was the beginning of National Community Foundation Week, but Marietta Community Foundation is starting their festivities early this year. On November 2nd, the Foundation is beginning its Annual Nonprofit Challenge, sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai. The Nonprofit Challenge invites ...

Operation Santa expands online

For more than 108 years, USPS Operation Santa® has helped bring joy to kids across the country. This year the magic of Santa has expanded nationwide with the digital Operation Santa online platform. But, Santa needs your help! Please spread the word that children can begin sending in their ...

Kent State commencement lists available

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University recently conferred degrees to summer graduates during virtual commencement exercises August 15. The university awarded 228 associate degrees, 616 bachelor’s degrees and 351 graduate degrees to students. Of the 351 bachelor’s degree students graduating ...