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Neighborhood News

Harmar Place accredited in Comfort Matters

Recently, Harmar Place’s the Haven memory care team received accreditation in Comfort Matters, a memory care dementia education and palliative care program dedicated to improving the quality of care and quality of life for those living with dementia. Comfort Matters follows five key concepts: ...

Democratic Women’s Club continues community outreach

The members of Washington County Democrats Women’s Club have chosen Gospel Mission Food Bank as the beneficiary of 60 pounds of food donation and $15 cash. Dedication shown by the Waite’s and all the Gospel Mission staff and volunteers is appreciated. Gospel Mission Food Bank is located ...

O’Neill Center driver retires

After 21 years of dedicated service to the O’Neill Center, Richard Borman has decided to retire from his position as driver. Mr. Borman began his career in July of 1998 with the O’Neill Center, following his retirement from Connex Pipe. His second career allowed him to transport seniors to ...

Ohio State Highway Patrol focused on teen drivers and their safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in teens, ahead of all types of injury, disease or violence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens make mistakes and get distracted easily – especially if their friends are in the car. “Getting behind ...

Washington County Fair flower show results

The four Ohio Association of Garden Club affiliated clubs united to present the 2019 Washington County Fair Flower Show. This year the clubs dedicated the exhibit gardens to the memories of four long time members who passed away this year. This year’s theme is “A Bit of Wisdom.” The show ...

2019 Washington County Fair Livestock Sale results

¯ Chicken – Grand Champion Market Chickens shown by Madison Biehl was purchased by Leslie Equipment for $800. Reserve Champion Market Chickens shown by Layla Macaulay was purchased by Schilling for Commissioner for $500. Premier Exhibitor Market Chickens shown by Kaylie Barth was purchased ...

Barlow Fair Parade marshals selected

The Barlow Fair Board and Scenic Hills Lions Club are proud to announce this year’s Barlow Fair Parade Marshals. Pat Amrine, Charles McLeish and Keelan McLeish will be sharing this year’s honors. Pat Amrine is the father of six children and grandfather to 16. He is a huge Ohio State ...

Learning in Retirement classes at Marietta College for fall 2019

Fall term of the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Marietta College begins Sept. 9 and ends Nov. 1. All members of the community, regardless of age, are encouraged to register for the classes. This term, four of the courses will follow the usual pattern of meeting for two hours, once ...

Ohio Valley Opry celebrates anniversary with headliner

The Ohio Valley Opry will be celebrating its 19th anniversary at the Twin City Opera House on Sept. 21. The OVO is Ohio’s premier country, bluegrass, and gospel music show and features local, regional, and national talent on a monthly basis in downtown McConnelsville. Contemporary ...

Lung transplant breathed new life into WSCC student’s dreams

There was a time in Casey Jo Higgins life that she believed any dreams of graduating from college would be laid to rest. Yet her reality shifted at the age of 27 when a double lung transplant gave her a new lease on life. Higgins has cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that ...

MCS levy meetings

Join the MCS Levy conversation. Want to learn more and have a more in-depth conversation about the Marietta City Schools Levy? Join us at the Washington County Public Library at 615 5th St., Marietta, in the meeting room on the lower floor. Come for part or all of the scheduled time to ...

Fourth District Court of Appeals will meet Sept. 19

The Fourth District Court of Appeals will convene Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the Washington County Common Pleas Courtroom, Washington County Courthouse, Marietta, to consider appeals from Athens and Washington Counties. Cases will be argued before Presiding Judge Smith and Judges Abele and ...

Barlow and Belpre Libraries host apple cidering program

On Sept. 17, both the Barlow Branch Library and the Belpre Branch Library will host an educational program on apple cidering. Presented by Bring the Farm to You, this fun, engaging and delicious hands-on program goes through the process of turning apples into apple cider. Bring the Farm to ...

Military notes

Navy officer in the spotlight CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Petty Officer First Class Natasha Williams, a native of Marietta, is an Aviation Structural Mechanic in charge of safety operations, and was recognized as the Camp Lemonnier Member in the Spotlight, Sept. 9, 2019. Located in an ...

Friends of the Library prepare for Fall Book Sale

At the end of this month, the Friends of the Washington County Public Library are hosting their Annual Fall Used-Book Sales, offering affordable, gently-used books, media and other materials to the public. The sale will take place from Sept, 27 through Oct. 1 in the Washington County Public ...

Birth announcements

Klintworth Mitchell and Alisha Klintworth of Waterford announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Rose Klintworth. She was born at 4:39 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches in length. The baby has three siblings, Gavin, Emma and ...

4-H news

Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads 4-H Club Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads 4-H Club met on Aug. 11. The meeting was called to order by Logan Wagner. Pledges were led by Cloverbuds Levi Wagner and Lucas Wagner. Roll call was answered by “your favorite ice cream topping.” The minutes of the ...

Democratic Women’s Club makes donation

The members of Washington County Democrats Women’s Club have chosen Gospel Mission Food Bank as the beneficiary of fifty pounds of food donation and $30 cash. The dedication shown to citizens of Marietta, Ohio, by the Waites and all the Gospel Mission staff and volunteers is appreciated. ...

McKenna reunion held in Beverly

The descendants of Clarence E. and Edna C. Young McKenna held their annual family reunion at the Lakeside Motel and Golf Club in Beverly with 26 family members and guests attending: Richard and Helen McKenna, Lisa White, Joe McClernon, Andrew and Kristen White, Judy McKenna, Jacob Lotts, Rick ...