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Justice announces W’town roundabout

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday construction of a Williamstown roundabout, which has been in planning for seven years, will now happen as part of a statewide roads program. For years, state and local officials have talked about creating a roundabout near Interstate 77 at ...

Veterans to be honored in ceremony today

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Today marks the second induction into the Washington County Veterans Hall of Fame, and the honor is one which has left several of the inductees nearly without words. "I'm just humbled, to be there among friends—the camaraderie is what means the most to me, and the continued service," said ...

Last MCS levy meeting held

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Russ Garrison conducted the last of 18 public meetings on the Marietta City Schools levy proposal Thursday morning for an audience of about a dozen people. Garrison, vice president of the board of education, has run the two-hour meetings at least twice a week since early September, an effort to ...

Waterford team top soil contenders

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WATERFORD – Dirt is complicated. Soil can be coarse or finely textured, easily compacted or crumbly. It can host few organisms or many, allow water to flow through rapidly or slowly. Being able to determine the many general characteristics of soil just by its appearance, texture and feel is ...

Commissioners gives agency relocation updates

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The Washington County Commissioners gave an update on multiple county agency relocations during their meeting Thursday morning. "They're all going to be on a little different timelines," said Commission President David White. Discussions regarding the relocations began earlier this year when ...

Around town

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David Zlatkind, a Nelsonville native, will speak at the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill at 1 p.m. Saturday. Zlatkind will discuss his experiences growing up in Nelsonville, his professional career as an educator and his travels and adventures. The program is free and open to ...

Warren craft show expected to draw a crowd

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Those wanting to get an early start on their Christmas shopping will get their chance Saturday at the 41st annual Warren Local Band Boosters fall arts and crafts fair. The fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Warren High School, is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Warren ...

Blight removal to be discussed Tuesday

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The commitment of Marietta City Council and the city administration to blight removal is up for debate on Election Day. Tuesday, council’s Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee will discuss the three-year federally required planning document the city must submit for Community ...

Early voting numbers low

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David McVey recently moved back to Marietta after more than a decade living in Pennsylvania. On Wednesday afternoon, he stepped into the Washington County Board of Elections office to vote. "In Pennsylvania, there's no early voting," he said. "I really like this." McVey, a 1976 graduate of ...

MIE settles lawsuit with state; Must complete roadwork

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By negotiation, Marietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc. secured an extension for state-required roadwork along the Ohio River Wednesday before a scheduled contempt hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Court. MIE is an operating company located on Ohio 7 south of Marietta in Warren Township ...

Zonta Club preps Unique Boutique

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Christine Lisk pulled garments one after the other from a small mountain of plastic bags just inside the doorway of the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno. She quickly pulled dresses, pants, shirts and other articles onto hangers and racked the individual clothing items on ...

Two Marietta residents charged with animal cruelty

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From staff reports Two Marietta residents are being charged with fifth-degree felony cruelty to a companion animal after two dogs were found at their residence emaciated and dehydrated. On Oct. 13, Washington County Dog Warden Sgt. Kelly McGilton received an animal cruelty complaint at 108 ...

Around town

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Harmony Hill Baptist Church will host a Veteran Appreciation Day at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 10 featuring Vietnam Veteran Staff Sargent Tim Peterson as a speaker. All veterans, their families and friends are welcome. Harmony Hill Baptist Church is located near New Matamoras at Brownsville located at ...

Weather disrupts Trick-or-Treat times

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PARKERSBURG — With rain in the forecast through today and into tonight some communities are still going forward with the scheduled trick-or-treat times while others have moved their Beggar’s Night activities to Saturday. The National Weather Service in Charleston is forecasting showers ...

Marietta Children’s Choir continues program for youth

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On Tuesday night, the second floor hallway of the Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College echoed with the fine, reedy voices of children singing. It was practice night for the Marietta Children’s Choir. “OK, everyone, page 7,” director Danielle Taylor told the group, seated on ...

Port authority has no ready land for developers

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MARIETTA — The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority is the economic development agency for Washington County. At the agency’s annual meeting Tuesday night, director Andy Kuhn said its biggest challenge is that it has no ready land for developers. “The Muskingum River power plant (a former ...

Grant money to fund CABL expansion

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Two local agencies that applied for grants through the Ohio Department of Transportation have been awarded funding of more than $675,000. Dawn Rauch, director of planning and development with Washington-Morgan Community Action, said the funding the agency received this year was an increase ...

Group aids effort on rural opioids

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PARKERSBURG — A federal program being offered through West Virginia University is looking to help combat the opioid epidemic in local rural counties, the Wood County Commission was informed this week. The WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health is spearheading the project, called ...

Constellium awarded $9.5M defense grant

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RAVENSWOOD — Constellium was awarded a $9.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to enhance its ability to produce armor plating for the military. According to Constellium CEO Buddy Stemple, the agreement was signed last Friday, the culmination of a three-year effort to obtain the ...

Man charged with rape of 12-year-old

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From staff reports A Marietta man remains in the Washington County Jail after being charged Monday with rape of a 12-year-old, a first-degree felony. Marietta Police Capt. Aaron Nedeff said Devin Lewis Lindsey, 24, of 408 Marion St., Marietta, was picked up last week and had been in jail on ...