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Ash Wednesday begins Lenten season

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Whether it's giving up a habit or indulgent food, or focusing on service for the Lenten season, the gatherings begun on Ash Wednesday will continue through Easter. It's a time of calling those of Christian faiths to live their beliefs more deeply, utilizing guidance from the book of Genesis ...

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The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. March 16 in the lower level meeting room of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St. in Marietta. A "sharing session" is planned so members are asked to bring an item, ancestor find or a genealogy ...

Going to miss the Y? Here are some options

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With the closing of the Marietta Family YMCA imminent, patrons are looking for other local offerings for exercise, health and wellness. The YMCA is ending its aerobics and other programming at the close of March, retaining child care services in the Seventh Street location through the end of ...

DeWine gives State of the State address

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For the first time since 2012, Ohio's State of the State address took place in Columbus Tuesday. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine focused his first speech on what he called Ohio's unfinished business: roads and bridges, the drug epidemic and environmental protections. * Roads and bridges "We have ...

Study explores opioids, labor issues

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Approximately 50 students and community members braved the frigid Tuesday evening temperatures to hear the 35th annual Friedman Lecture at Marietta College’s Alma McDonough Auditorium. Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president with the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, delivered the lecture ...

From Putnam students, with love

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Economics, sorting, letter writing and kindness were at the heart of a fundraiser run by second graders at Putnam Elementary School these last few weeks. "I learned that it's a good deed to help other people," said Farah Sarker, 6, of Devola. "But I really liked my jobs too. I was a ...

Barlow Library to launch seasonal concert series

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The Friends of the Barlow Library are sponsoring music, fun and fellowship at the Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library. Every fourth Thursday of the month through August, people will be able to hear local musicians performing at the library. Anna Henry, branch manager of the ...

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The O'Neill Center will host a free Elder Law Workshop series. On Monday, Attorney Bob Ellis will speak on the topic of Medicaid; on March 25, Jarvis Law Office will speak about powers of attorney; on April 8, Attorney Ryan Smith will give an overview of estate planning; on April 22, Attorney ...

Birth announcements

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Huck Dustin and Mary Beth Huck of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Colton Daniel Huck. He was born on Dec. 5, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Patrick and Teresa Huck of Marietta and Philip and ...

Solar installer certification course offered locally

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Author, builder and teacher Jay Warmke will be in Marietta March 18-22 teaching Solar Installer Certification at the Unitarian Universalist Church. He has just released two books, “When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine” and “Solar Installer and Design Level II.” Besides a series of ...

Adult Technical Training announces high school scholarships

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The Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Center is pleased to announce scholarships available for all area 2019 high school graduates. All 2019 high school graduates in Ohio and West Virginia who achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA and have 90 percent or better attendance during their junior and ...

Newly-elected governor DeWine to deliver State of the State

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By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Special to the Times COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The need to boost Ohio's gas tax, efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, and programs to improve children's lives are among topics that Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to address today in his first State of the State ...

Tax gift options fund local, state projects

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When filing for an Ohio tax refund this year, one question offers a few charitable options for that return cash. Six state-sponsored funds are eligible to receive funds directly from a filing: the Military Injury Relief Fund, administered by the Ohio Department of Veteran Services; Wildlife ...

Warren High School students to perform Radium Girls

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VINCENT — Stepping back in time nearly a century, the Warren High School stage will host its spring show for one night and one matinee only. “Snow days really hit us hard this year, but these guys have worked hard,” said drama teacher and the play’s director Angela Erb-Gentile. ...

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Beverly American Legion Post 389 will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday on Fifth Street in Beverly. Fish is served deep-fried or baked, and meals include fries and cole slaw for $8. Music will follow from 7 to 10 p.m. The public is welcome. Marietta Amateur Radio Club ...

Local business owner seeks tax code fix

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A local franchise owner is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to ask legislators to fix a mistake in federal tax code he says will damage small businesses if left unchanged. Matt Herridge is co-owner of Charlton Management Inc., which operates eight Burger King restaurants and two Qdobas ...

Wood County jury hits Walmart with $16.9M verdict

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County jury returned a verdict of $16,922,000 against Walmart on Monday as a result of its failure to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition when attempting to apprehend a shoplifter in February 2015. The incident, which occurred four years ago, led to ...

Undercover minor solicitation investigation nets 7

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PARKERSBURG — Seven men were arrested in Parkersburg Friday and Saturday as part of an undercover investigation of suspects allegedly trying to arrange sexual encounters with minors via social media. According to a release from Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin, the investigation was ...

O’Neill Center schedule

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O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth Street, Marietta) schedule for the week of March 4-11. Tuesday, March 5 9:30 a.m. – Line Dance 10 a.m. – Bible Study 12:30 p.m. – Bridge 5:45 p.m. – Zumba 7 p.m. – Square Dance Wednesday, March 6 8:30 a.m. – Blood Sugar ...

Toy and Comics Expo attracts hundreds

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PARKERSBURG — The annual Classic Plastics Toy and Comics Expo in downtown Parkersburg over this past weekend saw more people attending this year than last year, organizers said. The annual pop-culture show at the Parkersburg Art Center brought in hundreds of people throughout the ...