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Neighborhood News

Archaeologist Wes Clarke to provide tours of mounds

Wes Clarke, archaeologist at The Castle will provide a detailed look at the Marietta Mounds including Conus at Mound Cemetery, the Capitolium, Quadranaou and Sacra Via Saturday, Oct. 17 from noon-2 p.m. and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The rain or shine event is part of The Castle’s successful Pop-Up ...

Ohio Valley ESC Treasurer’s Office recognized by the state

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber recently personally recognized the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center’s Treasurer and fiscal department for its dedication to fiscal responsibility and transparency by presenting them with the Ohio Auditor of State Award. He visited its Cambridge office ...

2020 Washington County Fair Livestock Sale Results

¯ Chicken Grand Champion Market Chickens shown by Rebecca Williams was purchased by Jay Edwards, State Representative, Wood Heating and AC, and Mark Porter Chevrolet Buick GMC for $1225. Reserve Champion Market Chickens shown by Christy Willis was purchased by Wood Heating and AC for ...

MCF donors support seniors

Since the shutdown, Marietta Community Foundation has taken a proactive approach to grant making for organizations who need it most, and now, their donors are following suit. For the past several months, O’Neill Senior Center has been supplying 130 senior citizens food through their grocery ...

Bills joins Army Reserves

Private Haley Bills, 17 of Marietta (Moss Run) has achieved something not many kids her age get to accomplish. While in her junior year of high school Haley enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserves. This past June she reported to Fort Jackson, S. C. for her Basic Combat Training (Boot Camp). Boot ...

Rowing team marks 150th anniversary

Marietta College rowing has announced the team will work to raise $5 million in celebration of its 150th anniversary during the 2020-21 season. The money raised will strengthen the Marietta Rowing Operations Fund in support of the men’s and women’s rowing program — helping to fund ...

Juried exhibit opens

Photo provided Timber by Bridget Murphy Milligan. The second biennial international juried exhibition, WideOpen: Excellence in Photography, opened Friday, Oct. 2 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Produced by The Dairy Barn in partnership with the Ohio University School of Visual Communication, ...

Club News

The Muskingum Garden Club The September meeting of Muskingum Garden Club was at the home of Judy Van Dyk. The 15 attendees made concrete leaves. The elephant ear leaves were provided by Byler’s Greenhouse. Also succulents were provided by three ladies from Byler’s Greenhouse. Mira ...

WSCC receives $100K grant from Memorial Health Foundation

Washington State Community College (WSCC) was recently awarded a grant by the Memorial Health Foundation. The institution received $100,000 to supports its efforts to strengthen the nursing workforce through its EARN pathway. EARN, an acronym for Education and Advancement to Registered Nurse, ...

Club News

Fort Frye FFA The Fort Frye FFA Chicken Dinner was a huge success! Thank you to the community who supported us and everyone that worked, you all did an outstanding job. New members in FFA were very outgoing this year and were a huge part of helping with our fundraiser. Students in Ag classes ...

Students of the Month

Matheny/Daughtery Belpre High School announces its September Students of the Month - Emma Matheny and Cody Daughtery. Matheny is the daughter of Ashley and Mike Matheny. She is a varsity cheerleader and runs cross country and track. She is president of the Senior Student Council and a member ...

Births

Bell Madelyne Curfman and Trevor Bell of Marietta announce the birth of their daughter, Everleigh Ellen-Jean Bell. She was born at 10:44 p.m. Sept. 1 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Becky and Jeff Curfman of ...

Frontier Homecoming Court members named

Shayleigh Pierce Barrows is the daughter of Tim and Tammy Barrows of Marietta. She has participated in volleyball and softball. Shay was a member of FFA, Student Council, Children’s Hospital Wagon Committee, and Cancer and Homecoming Committees. She was a class officer, and part of the ...

Wood County Christian holds homecoming coronation

In spite of COVID restrictions for athletic contests, Wood County Christian School of Williamstown, W.Va. held its annual Homecoming Coronation ceremony on Saturday evening, Sept. 26, in Muskingum Park, Marietta. Sarah Pickrell, daughter of Eric and Chevonne Pickrell of Marietta, was crowned ...

Fort Frye Homecoming King and Queen

Photo provided On Friday, Sept. 18, Fort Frye High School crowned their 2020 Homecoming King and Queen. Nicholas Hart was crowned the 2020 Homecoming King. He is the son of Scott Hart and Cindy Abhyankar of Marietta. He plays basketball and football for Fort Frye. The 2020 Homecoming Queen ...

Belpre Homecoming Court

Belpre High School students selected five senior boys and five senior girls to represent their school at the upcoming Homecoming football game. Members of the court, back row, from left, are Walker Feick, Evan Wells, Connor Baker, Tyce Church, Cyler Varner, front row, from left, Emily ...

O’Neill’s Adult Daycare prepares to reopen Oct. 5

The O’Neill Center offers a variety of services and life enrichment activities for Washington County senior adults, with adult daycare serving as a lifeline for many since 1992. After being closed for six months, seniors are preparing to return to O’Neill’s adult daycare center. ...

Legislative forum slated Oct. 7

The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Legislative Forum Wednesday, Oct. 7 through a Zoom webinar. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. It is open to the public and free of charge. Candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters and discuss issues that ...

Birthdays

90th Mary Rita Offenberger will be celebrating her 90th birthday. Mary Rita was born Oct. 3, 1930 in Waterford, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mildred and Paul Bauerbach. Mary Rita married Herman Offenberger Oct. 5, 1949. Mary Rita has six sons, Kenneth (Bonnie) of Marietta, Larry (Tammy ...

MHS celebrates homecoming

Marietta High School is celebrating homecoming this week with modified activities because of COVID-19 restrictions. Most activities were canceled; however, classes competed in rock painting and virtual spirit games. Tiger TV, a production of the MHS Original newspaper compiled a homecoming ...