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Medics in short supply, on the ground and in the air

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McCONNELSVILLE – David Ankrom spends a lot of his time out in the community. In addition to touting the rewards of a career as a flight medic with his company, MedFlight, he's looking for people. Ankrom, the external base lead for MedFlight's southeast Ohio operation at the Morgan County ...

$1 million bond set for man accused of raping multiple children

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A Marietta man faces life in prison after being indicted recently by a Washington County grand jury on 20 counts of first-degree felony rape of seven children from ages 5 to 17. Richard Curtis "Rick" Decker Jr., 62, of 708 Front St. Apt. 14, pleaded not guilty Thursday morning during his ...

Residents meet behind closed doors to discuss sewer project

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More than 150 Muskingum Township residents met behind closed doors Thursday to discuss legal strategy for fighting an impending sewer project through the court system. “I just got the flyer on my door,” said Gary Rhoades, 74, of Devola. “And we’re not sewered, so we came to see ...

Newport students win farm essay contest

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NEWPORT – Aven Tacy and Payton Tyler have upped their home school's reputation for writing, taking first and second place in a county-wide essay contest. The two Newport Elementary School fifth-graders got hooded sweatshirts, certificates of accomplishment and a hearty round of applause ...

Behavorial health center may move into county building

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A possible new behavioral health center was discussed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during Thursday morning's meeting. Commissioner Ron Feathers said two months ago, Integrated Services for Behavioral Heath had inquired about space in the county where they could start an ...

City services, infrastructure discussed by new administration

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With a week in the books under a new administration and new legislative body, agendas for city services and infrastructure were laid out both with staff and at council committee meetings Thursday. Mayor Josh Schlicher gathered department heads for a staff meeting and to officially ...

Around town

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The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta will host an African Drum Workshop Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Social Hall. Master Drummer Lawrence Greene will conduct the workshop. The cost is $10 and advance registration is required. Drums will be provided for students who need them. ...

Belpre students for December

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Logan Adams is the son of Jeff and Lisa Adams. He is involved in football, basketball, and baseball for the Eagles. He is an office assistant for the elementary school. Future plans include attending college to obtain a four-year degree and playing sports at the college level. Lydia White is ...

MCF reaches one last milestone before 2020

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Last year Marietta Community Foundation reached several organizational milestones, and though 2020 has already begun, the Foundation has one more record-setting achievement from 2019 to announce. The Foundation gave a total of $263,000 in grants to local charities and nonprofits in ...

Honor rolls

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St. John Central St. John Central School names students to the honor roll for the second grading period of the 2019-2020 school year. Principal’s list All A’s Fourth grade – (none) Fifth grade – Reese Lang, Avery Pottmeyer. Sixth grade – Caleb Schaad. Seventh grade – ...

Trooper with Marietta post is promoted to rank of sergeant

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Trooper Dustin Payne, of the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, was promoted to the rank of sergeant on Tuesday by Col. Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. Sgt. Payne will remain in his current assignment as an assistant post commander. Payne began his patrol career in ...

Fort Frye Kindergarten registration starts in Feb.

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Kindergarten registration for Fort Frye Local School District is scheduled for Feb. 17-21 for Beverly-Center Elementary, Lowell Elementary, and Salem-Liberty Elementary. Children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 1. To register, parents/guardians should visit the central registrar’s office ...

Student-built homes meet challenge finding buyers

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Interest has continued to dip in a long-standing tradition at the Washington County Career Center, in which students build a home and sell it to someone in the public. For many years, there was an auction for the finished home, but when interest waned, pre-sales became the trend. Now, even ...

Man sentenced for staging robbery at Beverly gas station

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1-9 WELLS The first of two local men who staged a robbery at the Beverly Par Mar store in July was sentenced Wednesday morning to 180 days at the Washington County Jail. Robert Justin Wells, 37, of 3491 State Route 60, McConnelsville, was arrested after an investigation by the Washington ...

Man in car scam fails to pay back money, accuses judge of bias

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The sentencing hearing for a local man accused of more than $1 million scam was postponed Wednesday until the Ohio Supreme Court could rule on an affidavit filed by Richards. On Dec. 31, Kendall Richards, 49, of 1740 Forest Hills Drive, Vienna, filed an affidavit of disqualification to remove ...

Learning in retirement announces winter offerings

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The Institute for Learning in Retirement has a six-course lineup for its winter offering with subjects ranging from foreign policy to film musicals. All but one of the courses begin next week, each starting on a different week day. Four of them run for eight weeks, and two of them run for ...

Around town

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The Warren Township Board of Trustees will meet on the following dates at 6 p.m. at 95 Coffman Road, Marietta: Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; March 9, 23; April 13, 27; May 11; June 8, 22; July 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24; Sept. 14, 28; Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23; Dec. 14, 28. Family & Children First will ...

Landslide reduces road to one lane

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From staff reports COOLVILLE — A state route not far from the Washington/Athens County line has been reduced to one lane. The northbound lane of Ohio 144, between Ohio 124 and Athens County Road 59, was closed Tuesday due to a landslide, said Ashley Rittenhouse, public information officer ...

Hardy earns perfect score on ACT

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PARKERSBURG — Isaac Hardy, a senior at Parkersburg High School, has earned a perfect score on the ACT exam. Hardy took the test in December and received a composite score of 36, the highest possible score. According to a press release from ACT, fewer than half of 1 percent of students ...

WVU-P has Welcome Back Breakfast

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PARKERSBURG — The staff and faculty of West Virginia University at Parkersburg journeyed to the Hundred-Acre Wood on Wednesday for a Welcome Back Breakfast and professional development session. Representatives with the Actors Guild of Parkersburg dressed up like characters from the classic ...