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Virtual 5K race planned in Washington County

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How do you hold a virtual 5K? Some race coordinators in Washington County think they may have figured it out. For the last 17 years, participants in the Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5K have braved a variety of conditions, but this year is a little different. Individuals won't be participating ...

Marietta has alternate birthday celebration

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Celebrating the city's 232nd birthday, Harmar Elementary School Principal Cheryl Cook rang the Fearing House bell in place of her students Tuesday. "I don't think I ever have rung it before, it's always my kids," said Cook. "This started back in the '90s and my students that are now adults, ...

Around town

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Public worship gatherings at Christ United Methodist Church will be suspended through the month of April. The church office and staff will continue to be available through the church website, Facebook page or by calling 740-373-1512. In response to the public health situation with COVID-19 ...

Residents continue mask-making efforts

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Devola resident Ingrid Baumann has been sewing masks for the last two or three weeks, although she has no idea how many. “I’ve made hundreds. I lost count after the first 75,” she said with a laugh. Baumann said she started sewing the masks because her husband works in health care and ...

COVID-19 closures mean airport cancelations

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Inspections, project updates and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed during Tuesday morning’s Wood County Airport Authority meeting. As of Tuesday morning, the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport reported 10 cancellations due to the temporary closure of the ...

Dean Foods sells assets; future of Broughton plant uncertain

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There's still uncertainty for local dairy production, despite weekend announcements that Dean Foods has sold substantial assets to Dairy Farmers of America. Dean Foods is the parent company of the Marietta Broughton dairy plant which filed for bankruptcy last year in the wake of declining milk ...

Local cases on the rise

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Mid-Ohio Valley are rising. “As far as observation, our numbers have almost doubled in 24 hours,” Val Betkoski, director of nursing for the Washington County Health Department, said Monday. “The confirmed cases are just the tests that have come ...

It’s planting time; Many garden centers still open

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Now that the weather is getting warmer and people are staying home because of COVID-19, greenhouses are starting to sell plants and flowers that are ready to plant. According to the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, production agriculture is specifically listed as essential, and ...

Motions filed in Devola anti-sewering effort

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The attorney for Devola Against Sewering Homes (DASH) has been busy the last three weeks filing motions to stop the court ordered sewering of Devola. "We filed our motion and the state filed their response," said attorney Greg DeGulis on Monday. "We're going to file a reply today." He said ...

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The Newport Township regular meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. Contact a trustee with any concerns. Warren Community Water & Sewer Association, Inc. office will be closed today and reopen Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for phone calls and drop box only. Customers may visit the ...

Members of Marietta Post lift spirits by visiting care facilities

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Members of the Ohio State Patrol’s Marietta Post have begun visiting local nursing care facilities and visiting with residents through the windows while maintaining safe social distancing, said Lt. Chris Chesar of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Patrol. ‘‘We are looking at trying to ...

Area groups get creative with egg hunts

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PARKERSBURG — All throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley, groups are gearing up to celebrate Easter, while still following the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines amidst the coronavirus. One of the many ways the community is getting in the spirit is by holding social distance egg ...

MOV author pens his fifth novel

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man penned his fifth novel, this one set in the world of auto racing. “On a Sunday in May” by Stephen Hupp is about a day in May in auto racing when the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 600 Mile race at Charlotte are held. “On a Sunday in ...

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ADA ramp building will begin on Tuesday Construction of ADA ramps will begin Tuesday and be completed April 24 in Marietta, weather permitting. Milling, subgrade repairs and paving will occur at a later date. An updated schedule will be released prior to milling, subgrade repairs and ...

Food providers adjusting to meet need

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After initial panic-buying at grocery stores and the closure of dining rooms in restaurants, local businesses are adjusting to a new normal in the depth of the global pandemic COVID-19. "For the most part everyone's adjusted pretty well," said Mike Morrison, manager of Warren's IGA supermarket ...

Eight years in prison for million-dollar theft

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Almost two years to the day after he pleaded guilty to second-degree felony aggravated theft of more than $1 million, Kendall Richards was sentenced to the maximum of eight years in prison Friday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Richards, 49, of 1740 Forest Hills Drive, ...

More local people monitored; direct testing may come soon

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Who is COVID-free and how many have recovered from this pandemic virus? The numbers behind confirmed cases and pending cases is a consistent request of Times readers. "Zip code tells you some things, but it doesn't tell you everything," warned Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department ...

Memorial opens COVID-19 unit

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The Memorial Health System has opened a COVID-19 inpatient unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital, the health system announced on Friday. The unit, on the fourth floor, will house both potential COVID-19 patients and confirmed COVID-19 patients. "This will allow us to keep those patients ...

Loan program to help small businesses available locally

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Washington County officials were made aware Thursday night of a federally-funded loan program to help small businesses pay their employees. The Paycheck Protection Program will pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs for small businesses for those approved. "They provide loan money to make ...

Council approves emergency legislation

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Eleven pieces of emergency legislation took effect Friday following Mayor Josh Schilcher's signature on Marietta City Council's actions Thursday. An emergency clause is a legislative measure to allow for immediate execution of the law or actions allowed by resolution without the usual 30-day ...