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Birth announcements

Neighborhood News

Wagner Angela and Brandon Wagner of Waterford announce the birth of their daughter, Emersyn Marie Wagner. She was born at 2:13 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches in length. The baby has one sibling, Everike Zayne ...

90th birthday celebration

Neighborhood News

Mary Marie Parks, formerly of Marr, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Feb. 11. Through the years, Mary worked at the Washington County Treasurer’s office. Then, along with her husband Walter, they owned and operated Parks General Store in Marr for over 50 years. During these years they ...

Honor rolls

Neighborhood News

Newport Elementary Newport Elementary honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year: Principal’s list (4.0) Fourth grade: Adalynn Allen, Emma Eddy, Cuyler Greenwood, Caitlyn Hanes, Aiden Kelley, Brayden Powers, Toby Sunderman, Aven Tacy, Payton Tyler. Fifth grade: ...

Justice in cold case murder

Local News

CALDWELL–Nearly 27 years after Marietta teen Patsy Sparks was killed, about a dozen of her loved ones stood in court Monday and faced her killer as he received a prison sentence for her death. Randy Slider, 57, formerly of Marietta, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the 1992 death of ...

Local NAMI chapter resumes activity

Local News

If national data applies evenly to Washington County, nearly 10,000 of its slightly more than 48,000 adult residents have some form of mental illness, ranging in impact from mild to severe functional impairment in their lives and the lives of others. After several years of dormancy, a county ...

New Marietta urgent care facility opens

Local News

Sometimes a person may be sick, but not sick enough to go to the emergency room. But they may be apprehensive to go to an urgent care facility because of their fear of a potential lack of treatment options available there. On Monday, Dr. Jeff Patey opened QCA Urgent Care and Wellness Center at ...

Around town

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Business-to-Business Breakfast Wednesday will be held rom 8 to 9 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Belpre Area Chamber office on 713 Park Drive. Sponsor iTech will provide information about their business and services, followed by time for attendees to share business announcements. Business owners, managers, ...

Marietta looks at building schools on college land

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Marietta City Schools is investigating the possibility of locating new schools on Washington State Community College property as the prospect of a bond levy develops further. The public got a fresh glimpse of the future of local schools Monday night at a board meeting as members of the board ...

Belpre council hears tree report

Local News

BELPRE — Belpre City Council heard the annual report from the city’s tree commission Monday with finances, volunteer hours and achievements tallied. Tree Commission Chairwoman Maxine Mobbs addressed council explaining the benefits of urban forestry are more than just environmental. She ...

Abduction suspect arrested in S.C.

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A man who left the Grand Central Mall Saturday night with a 14-year-old girl was arrested Sunday in South Carolina. Yashar King, 18, of Montgomery, Ala., was arrested by Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Deputies on Interstate 85 in South Carolina around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on a fugitive from ...

Honor rolls

Neighborhood News

Belpre High School Belpre High School honor roll for the second nine weeks, ending on Jan. 4: All A’s principal’s list Grade 7: Brody Holland, Blaine Keller, Olivia Lemley, Alexander Mason, John Miller, Matthew Rasmussen, Corey Wotring Grade 8: Lillian Bowe, Alana Cooper, Jayden ...

Teacher leaves a lasting legacy

Neighborhood News

In this life, it is important for individuals to use their resources to assist others. However, Alma Lou “Lou” Moore, decided to take this a step further and use her resources to help others long after her passing. Lou began a career in teaching in North Carolina after graduating from ...

Getting paranormal

Local News

The inaugural Hidden Marietta Paranormal Exposition drew about 275 people Saturday to the Lafayette Hotel. Sponsored by Hidden Marietta, the expo was an opportunity to learn about things paranormal. “This is our first Hidden Marietta Paranormal Exposition and it was our third year for ...

Hocking County man killed in crash

Local News

LOGAN — A Hocking County man was killed in a head-on collission Saturday morning on Ohio 595 in Hocking County, the Ohio Highway Patrol said. Christopher J. Good, 44, of Carbon Hill was driving south on Route 595 in a 2008 Toyota Yaris when he was struck head-on by a 2007 Chevrolet ...

Count tracks homeless in Wood County

Local News

PARKERSBURG — If she hadn’t been walking alone at almost 9 p.m. Wednesday in stinging cold rain on the mostly industrial Keever Avenue, below 19th Street, the young woman in the camouflage jacket holding a black umbrella might not have stood out. Earlier at Downtown Bethel Church on ...

Honey bee expo at WVU-P is buzzing

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PARKERSBURG — While honeybees huddled around their queens in hives to generate the warmth to make it through the winter, area beekeepers gathered Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for the 2019 Honey Bee Expo. “They don’t hibernate,” said Kenny Bach, president of the ...

Gift of love: Hair donation will help kids

Local News

While Cory Deer, of Marietta, was sleeping, eating, driving and working over the last 20 months, he was slowly growing his donation to a childhood cancer nonprofit. One week ago, Deer had finally grown his hair long enough to give it to Children with Hair Loss, where it will be used to make a ...

E. Gordon Gee’s ties will be part of exhibit

Local News

From staff reports MORGANTOWN — An exhibit featuring the bow ties of West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee is on display at the WVU Evansdale Library through May 15. A reception with Gee will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 6 Gee is known nationwide for his bow tie style, with feature ...

Around town

Local News

Teen counselors sought for 4-H camps The Washington County 4-H program is looking for teen counselors to help with 4-H camps. Teens do not have to currently be in 4-H to be a counselor. The program offers a special club that only meets during the training sessions for those who are not in ...

Open theater

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Inviting the audience to become part of the play has become a successful strategy for taking the Marietta College theater department to the next level, one that involves incorporating community talent and passion into the academic realm of stage production. "We've found that reaching out to ...