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Boost Your Business workshop planned The next Boost Your Business workshop will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. July 11 at Huntington Bank, 226 Third St., Marietta. The topic is “Assistance Programming for Expanding Businesses” with featured speaker Andy Keuhn, Southeast Ohio Port ...

Traditional Fourth of July salute demands caution

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While it is legal to buy fireworks in Ohio, it is still illegal to set them off in your backyard if you live in the state. That didn’t deter shoppers at Eagle Fireworks near Reno Monday, however. “We’ve been really busy but I think this weekend will probably be our busiest,” said ...

Drug dealer sent to prison

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The man found by law enforcement with a needle in his arm while his infant child was sitting on the bed next to him was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday. Matthew J. Dagnesi, 30, of 304 Kenwood Drive, Marietta, had previously pleaded guilty in May to aggravated trafficking in ...

Q&A: Retiree plans return to class

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Like many educators, Mark Nutter’s retirement will be fleeting. The vice president of academic affairs for Washington State Community College officially retired – for the second time – Friday but he intends to return to the campus in the fall to teach English and do some consulting for ...

Freedom Ride benefits Gold Star families

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Ask any motorcycle rider what attracts them to hopping on a bike and there’s no doubt he or she will say it’s the freedom that comes from feeling the wind on your face. The Mid-Ohio Valley Freedom Ride, scheduled for July 14, takes that feeling of freedom to a different level. It will ...

Riverfront Roar weekend ahead

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Prepped for another roaring weekend, Carmen Taylor already has goosebumps. “I love when they start up in the morning and you can smell it,” said the chairwoman of the Marietta Riverfront Roar. “Then, it’s like, yes! It’s roar time! You can feel the rumbling as they go by, it ...

New Wood BOE members, superintendent sworn in

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PARKERSBURG _ The Wood County Board of Education’s newest members and the new Wood County Schools Superintendent Will Hosaflook were sworn in Monday night. The board met in statutory session Monday evening, with Judge J.D. Beane swearing in Debbie Hendershot, Justin Raber and Rick ...

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I-77 landslide repairs begin Monday A landslide repair project will begin on Monday on I-77 northbound in Washington County. The project is taking place between Exit 6 and the Ohio 821 overpass bridge. One lane will be closed in this area. The estimated completion date is Aug. 10. Boost Your ...

Flags of Heroes dedication in Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Flags dedicated to veterans and others were dedicated in a display in Tomlinson Park on Saturday in Williamstown. Jay Houser, president of the Williamstown Lions Club, said the goal was to have 100 sponsors for 100 flags, but Saturday's display turned out somewhat ...

Community meeting tackles Harmar revitalization

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It’s nice to have a forum where their voices can be heard. That was the overwhelming thought of those from the Harmar community that attended the Main Street West dinner and meeting that was held Sunday night at the Knights of Columbus building on Franklin Street. The event was open to the ...

Local book promotes pet adoption

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“Please, may we keep him?” It’s not only the question every parent has gotten when their children have crossed the path of a cute kitten or puppy but the name of the latest children’s book by Louise Holmes, of Marietta. Holmes wrote the tale as a way to bring awareness to the ...

Three generations of Noon Lions

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From local reports “Based on our research, Marietta Noon Lions is the only Club in our Zone and District to have a 3rd Generation President,” said Club Tail Twister, Steve Medley. “State research is still pending, but this is a special event to have here today.” Marietta Noon Lions ...

New Wood super ready to get the year started

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools' newly-hired superintendent will start today, and Will Hosaflook said he is ready to hit the ground running. Hosaflook was hired in May to replace outgoing Superintendent John Flint. Hosaflook will be welcomed this evening during a special meeting of the ...

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Matamoras Masonic Lodge breakfast Matamoras Masonic Lodge #374, 301 Main Street, New Matamoras, is holding a community breakfast, Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, cinnamon roll, orange juice, and coffee. The ...

Summer reading continues at the Beverly Library

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On July 5 at 1 p.m., the Beverly Library will be hosting a program on Foxes in Folklore at the Waterford Township Community Building in Beverly. This event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Foxes in Folklore will be presented by Iron Wolves of Gallaway, Ohio. Rachel Lauren ...

Have faith in God, promises kept

Religion

While watching the tides during a recent beach vacation I was reminded that nature never sleeps. It’s not a new thought, of course, but seeing the distinctions in the tides, the sea treasures they deliver and then take back, their rhythmic continuum is a wonder. A most interesting secret ...

Free meals for the summer

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Hundreds of children in Washington County are getting through the summer without worrying about what they’re going to eat during the day. The same U.S. Department of Agriculture program that pays for free and reduced-cost lunch and breakfast in schools funds programs to keep them fed while ...

Gilman UMC Pastor receives Doctorate

Religion

After five years of study, and writing a Bible study called “Experiencing God Through Prayer and Scripture” as her thesis, the Rev. Dr. Diann O’Bryant, current pastor at Gilman United Methodist Church, received her Doctorate Degree in Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Formation ...