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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 ...

WVU-P professor wins first place in screenwriting competitions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Adam Stover, WVU Parkersburg adjunct professor of English and Theatre Appreciation, has a secret talent – one that has recently been nationally and internationally recognized. Stover began writing screenplays in graduate school where he served as the producer and ...

WMCAP Summer Crisis Program now accepting applications

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill, and/or air conditioner or ...

Shop Small/Shop Local event will be held in Belpre

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce invites area shoppers to experience all the Belpre area has to offer at its Shop Small/Shop Local event Saturday, July 18 during regular business hours in the Belpre and SR 339 areas, according to Karen Waller BACC Executive director. Member businesses have ...

WSCC’s Phi Theta Kappa members recognized

Three members of Alpha Rho Gamma, the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Washington State Community College (WSCC), were recently selected to the Ohio Association of Community College All-Ohio Academic Team.  Letitia Glass and Britiny Toups were selected to the third team while Ronald Salazar, was ...

Warren High School honor roll

Warren High School honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Principal roll Grade nine: Alexandria Adams, Garrett Biddinger, Abigail Blaney, Cole Clatterbuck, Sophie Cochran, Cadence Frame, Alexis Frazee, Sophia Gardner, Brandi Garner, Tessa Haffner, Morgan ...

WVU Parkersburg student named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Victoria Poellot-Tauber, West Virginia University at Parkersburg student and Phi Theta Kappa Sigma Omega Chapter vice president, has been named a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating academic excellence, ...

Physics senior named winner of 2020 Laura Scott Etter Prize

When it came to completing his senior capstone project, Ben Pratt ‘20 (Tallmadge, Ohio) was up for a challenge. The Physics major, who completed work on methanol-derived hydrogen fuel cells, was recognized by the science faculty with the 2020 Laura Scott Etter ‘88 Prize. “I feel very ...

Dunn, Brookover awarded Frontier Alumni Association scholarships

For the ninth year in a row the Frontier Alumni Association will be issuing two $500 scholarships to two seniors from Frontier High School. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the scholarships will not be presented in person at a graduation commencement. But will be presented to the recipient at ...

Frontier High School recognizes senior award winners

Frontier High School was unable to host its annual awards ceremony May 17 and commencement May 22. Seniors were recognized virtually with a Senior Awards slide show, available on Facebook and the district website’s “special events” tab, and had the opportunity to participate in a modified ...

New professor brings Cyber Security & Investigation Program into future

“The future started yesterday,” declared Washington State Community College’s (WSCC) Associate Professor of Information Technology Dr. Adam Beatty. After joining the college last year, Beatty went to work updating the institution’s Cyber Security & Investigation program curriculum ...

Marietta College adopts test-optional admissions for 2021-22

Any student – first-year or transfer – who applies to attend Marietta College as an undergraduate in the fall of 2021 or the spring of 2022 will have the option to submit or not to submit SAT or ACT scores. The College's Office of Admission adopted this policy as physical distancing ...

Garden Club gets together at Howes Grove Park

The Muskingum Garden Club of Washington County, due to the pandemic, met at Howes Grove Park in Belpre. Nadine Kasick was the hostess. After a moment of silence that was observed to honor JoAnn Naeser, a long-standing member of Muskingum Garden Club. (We already miss her refined demeanor). The ...

Career Center honor roll

Washington County Career Center names students to its honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Principal list (GPA 4.0): Taylor Addlesburger, Katelyn Allman, Brayden Antill, Lydia Arnett, Shelby Arnold, Cassidy Bable, Lindsey Barker, Craig Barth, Justin Bennett, ...

MOVCA Third Thursday Program goes virtual

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s June 18 Third Thursday program will be a virtual panel and open discussion beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. This is the group’s first attempt at offering a Third Thursday program virtually. The discussion will center on ...

The Castle Third Thursday Talk will be held virtually

The Castle has scheduled its virtual Third Thursday Talk for Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The virtual event is free and will feature two speakers covering different local history topics in short interactive segments. Art Smith will discuss “Photographic Reflections of Marietta’s Past” and ...

Empty Bowls donates proceeds to COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement created by artists and craftspeople all across the world. The organization exists to end hunger in communities by crafting custom bowls and then inviting members of the community to partake in a soup luncheon. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Empty Bowls ...

Belpre resident earns Masters from Hollins

ROANOKE, Va. – Cynthia Sue Shutts from Belpre received the Master of Liberal Arts degree in humanities from Hollins University. Hollins is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate education to women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach ...

Wingett Run resident earns degree from Kent State

Parker Eddy of Wingett Run, Ohio was among 5300 students who were conferred degrees during Kent State University’s virtual commencement held on May 9. Eddy completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography with emphasis on Geographic Information Science and graduated Cum ...