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St. Mary Catholic School holds orientation session

Local News

Molly Frye started the school year by standing in the corner for a couple of hours. The new principal at St. Mary Catholic School stood in a niche by the back entrance leading into the school and parish hall Monday afternoon, greeting parents and children as they arrived for the annual ...

Wolf Creek educators start year with tradition

Local News

WATERFORD—Getting back into the routine of school kicked off with a tradition unique to Wolf Creek Local Schools Monday. That's because teachers, staff and administrators were treated to breakfast before beginning two days of in-service and professional development training. "It's ...

Bond set for suspect in armed robbery at Marietta McDonald’s

Local News

The man believed to have committed an armed robbery of the Glendale Road McDonald's late Friday was arrested by the Marietta Police Department on Saturday at the Hackett Hotel. Donald B. Sirrell, 58, of Kenosha, Wis., has been charged with aggravated robbery. He was arraigned Monday in ...

Around town

Local News

Family & Children First is sponsoring a fall session of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. The program, for parents and youth ages 10-14, is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to build family strengths; strengthen parenting skills; and prevent teen ...

Warren Elementary welcomes students

Local News

VINCENT — For the first time in weeks, children filled the halls, classrooms and common areas at Warren Elementary School. “Lovebirds! If you can hear me, clap your hands,” kindergarten teacher Tara Anderson exorted a group of first-time students in a hallway after lunch. She helped ...

Belpre BOE considers fundraising policy, participation fees

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BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will consider a policy on online fundraising by employees and participation fees for school sports. The items were brought up for discussion at Monday’s school board meeting by Superintendent Tony Dunn. Dunn presented a policy ...

Waterford Fair winds down

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The Waterford community has gone hog wild. Surpassing previous records, 213 hogs were auctioned on Saturday during the Waterford Community Fair. For an area that has a rich history for raising quality hogs, that's saying something. They were up about 30 hogs from last year. There were 20 ...

Washington County corrections officer arrested Saturday

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A corrections officer with the Washington County Jail was arrested Saturday for inappropriate activities, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said. Michelle Lynn Kiefer-Erb, 42, a corrections officer/nurse at the jail, was arrested Saturday on four counts of sexual battery, each a ...

Students shop with cops

Local News

Some area school children had the opportunity to shop with Marietta Police Officers Saturday morning at Wal-mart in Marietta during their Back to School "Shop with a Cop" Program. The F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police), Lodge 12 of Marietta, organized the event that helped students get some ...

Q&A: ‘Our Town’ shirts help nonprofits

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The designs of Abby Ketelsen not only feature her hometown of Marietta, but now can be seen being worn all around Marietta. Ketelsen, 24, worked with her parents and Ketel1 Teamwear LLC owners Brian and Wendy on a project they call “Our Town.” The year-long series is featuring a new ...

Benefit for Humane Society brings out football fans

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VIENNA — Dave Hayes lives in Texas, but his roots are in West Virginia. Hayes, who graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1968, was one of the many West Virginia University Mountaineer fans at Saturday's Mountaineer Tail-Waggin' Tailgate Party fundraiser for the Humane Society of ...

Births

Neighborhood News

Casto Holly and Wes Casto of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Charles Weston Casto. He was born at 5:25 a.m. on June 8 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches in length. He is the grandson of Dean and Kathy Booth of Newport and Chris and Tammy ...

Around town

Local News

Author to visit Toy and Doll Museum Aug. 26 Author Louise Holmes will visit the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, 206 Gilman Ave. Marietta, from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Parents of kindergarten through second-grade children are invited to attend the activity. The author will read, “Please May ...

Ag department gets its due in W.Va.

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FAIRLEA, W.Va. - While the governor's office, the Legislature and the judicial branch have faced stormclouds over the last few months, Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt is reaping a harvest. One need only walk through the Gus R. Douglass Annex at the State Fair of West Virginia in ...

Life on the Wild side

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CUMBERLAND—"Hey, good girl," coos Jordan Lain. "You're such a good girl." It's no household pet getting this praise on a hot August day— it's a 6,000 pound Southern White Rhino, lounging in the mud. "I talk to the rhinos a lot," says Lain, as she maneuvers a pickup through a pasture ...

Free and reduced price meals at Marietta City Schools

Neighborhood News

Marietta City Schools recently announced its 2018-2019 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office ...

We can’t always know why some things happen

Religion

Our granddaughters and I had just ordered a little Saturday restaurant lunch when the 9-year-old began to cry with stomach pain. I soon realized she was in unusual distress, so we immediately went to Physician’s Care. The doctor quickly responded to her urine sample with serious ...

Property owner opposes AEP plan

Local News

LAWRENCE TWP.— There's still no word from the Ohio Power Siting Board on which route AEP's upgraded transmission lines will take north to Monroe County. The overall project for southeast Ohio is designed to upgrade an outdated 23-kilovolt infrastructure needing improvements for ...

O’Neill Center Schedule

Neighborhood News

O’Neill Center schedule O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of Aug. 20 to 27: Monday, Aug. 20 10 a.m.: Chair Volleyball 11:30 a.m.: Fun & Fit 12:30 p.m.: Matter of Balance 5 p.m.: Bingo, snacks by Marietta Center Tuesday, Aug. ...

Round up

Religion

Wayside United to host vendor fair A Vendor Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wayside United Methodist Church. Interested vendors should email djarcher@wgu.edu St. Luke’s to host Loads of Love St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Marietta is sponsoring a “Loads of Love” ...