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The Barlow-Vincent annual alumni banquet will be held June 8 at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Ohio 339 in Barlow. Registration will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are requested by Thursday and should be sent to Sue Buck, 1956 McGill Road, Belpre, OH ...

Sheriff Mincks talks human trafficking

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PARKERSBURG — “Human trafficking in Wood and Washington counties is not a topic that you hear much about locally, but it has been in the national news lately,” Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said. Human trafficking started a long time ago when the slave industry was brought ...

Birth announcements

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Baker Jamie and Hannah Baker of Belpre announce the birth of their son, Kolton Dean Baker. He was born at 3:33 p.m. on May 14 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches in length. The baby has one sibling, Kenzie Scott Baker. Grandparents are Rick and ...

Belpre Elementary honor roll

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Belpre Elementary School honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. First grade Master (4.0) – Averi Brannon, Liam Burge, Cameron Caldwell, Lakyn Carpenter, Shayla Collins, Ethan Daugherty, Perseus Davis, Carissa Farnen, Cheyenne Forshey, Raelynn Gibbs, Chloe Hess, Isabella ...

Scripps bee contestants prep for D.C.

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Matthew Taylor is out to win. The winner of The Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee and his family are getting ready to go to Washington D.C. next week for the Scripps national contest. Taylor is a veteran competition speller, having started in second grade. Last year he finished fourth in ...

Food pantry founder injured in crash

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One of Marietta's best known humanitarians is recovering in a Columbus hospital after being severely injured in a crash. Candy Waite, founder of the Gospel Mission Food Pantry on Marietta's west side, was driving west on Ohio 550 Tuesday morning near the intersection of Cole Coffman Road when ...

Sternwheel 5K supports festival

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Runners from across the area will gather in downtown on Saturday for the 10th annual Sternwheel 5K Run and Walk. Whether going for a personal best time or enjoying the morning with friends, everyone attending will be supporting one of the most iconic events in the Pioneer City. Evy Bryant, ...

Marietta officials work out buffer zones for marijuana businesses

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Medical marijuana business development in Marietta city limits and boundaries of state law were the focus of city officials Tuesday as they mapped changes from the discussion in real time. “That’s what we’re here for,” said Buckeye Hills GIS Specialist Jason Pyles after responding ...

Guilty plea for Reno man who sold heroin at Walmart

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A Reno man who dealt heroin in the Walmart parking lot last year pleaded guilty in Washington County Common Pleas Court Tuesday. Edward "Pooh" Murphy Jr., 38, of 204 Brandy Drive, appeared before Judge Mark Kerenyi to change his plea in exchange for the state's dismissal of the other eight ...

MCS wraps up district visioning session

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By day two at 1 p.m,, they were discussing what were formerly known as classrooms, options in furnishings and equipment, and the dizzying array of directions education in Marietta might take. The Marietta City Schools visioning session, after more than 10 hours over two days, was winding up. ...

Career center seniors celebrate

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The crowd nearly filled the cavernous Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. Outside, on the bridge leading to the center's east doors, more than 200 students of the Washington County Career Center talked, laughed and stared at the ground, waiting to make their entrance. The 47th annual senior awards ...

Harmar students learn about life on a farm

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VINCENT – Kindergarteners from Harmar Elementary got to experience farm life during their end-of-year field trip to Sweetapple Farm in Vincent Tuesday. The youngsters spent the afternoon in activities they might experience living on a farm. "We want the experience at the farm to allow ...

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The Ohio Society SAR Marietta Chapter Memorial Service for the Revolutionary War Patriots of the Northwest Territory will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel streets in Marietta. Marietta College President William N. Ruud will speak about the patriots of the ...

Marietta vision

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Public education has looked pretty much the same for 100 years in many respects: closed classrooms furnished with rows of uncomfortable desks, connected by narrow hallways, students moving from one subject to another when the bell rings, cafeteria at lunch, teachers with knowledge conferring it ...

Warren delays vote on arming teachers

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VINCENT – The Warren Local School District will wait another month before determining whether to take the step of allowing teachers to carry guns in school buildings as a security measure. The board Monday night considered a resolution to ratify the practice. The meeting was attended by ...

Fort Frye students spend day sprucing up the community

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BEVERLY—Beads of perspiration glistened in the Monday morning sun as students from Fort Frye High Schools spent the day making their community a better place to live. For the fifth year in a row, the students took on clean-up projects in Beverly, Lowell and Lower Salem, in order to help the ...

WSCC sees greater demand for scholarships

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Fundraising for the Washington State Community College Foundation is about to launch, and the public institution is also doing away with drop fees for the coming academic year. Advancement Vice President Amanda Herb reported to the WSCC board of trustees Monday that the foundation recently ...

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There will be a Fort Frye Local Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in the superintendent's office located at Beverly-Center Elementary School. The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers' Association will meet at 7 p.m. May 28 at the Washington County Career Center in Marietta. In ...

Belpre BOE approves RIF, creates nurse position

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BELPRE — The Belpre Board of Education Monday approved a reduction-in-force of eight positions, but created a part-time nursing position to replace the full-time position being eliminated. Residents and educators came out in force Monday, with more than 100 people in attendance and a ...