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Fuel prices drop due to less demand

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As travel advisories and hospitalizations due to coronavirus increase, fuel prices continue to drop. According to GasBuddy price reports, Ohio gas prices have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 stations. “With Thanksgiving nearly ...

Entertainment Calendar

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Meetings • The Board of Directors for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will meet at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 24. This meeting is open via conference call or in-person attendance in the Oak Room, Building 1 in Broughton Complex #1, located at 639 SR 821, Marietta. • A Fort Frye Policy Committee ...

Turkey Day

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a better contact number for volunteers. Although some Thanksgiving meals may look a little different this year, one thing will remain the same: Norwood Methodist Church in Marietta is still offering their free Thanksgiving meals in a safe ...

Virus cases spike over weekend

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Confirmed cases of coronavirus again spiked over the weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley. From reports by Ohio and West Virginia health authorities, Ohio jumped in confirmed cases state-wide by 14,869 new reports between Friday and Sunday and 1,127 new probable cases, with 41 deaths. West Virginia ...

Operation Shoebox

Neighborhood News

The Warren FFA Chapter worked with Operation Shoebox. Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. It is the mission of Operation Shoebox to meet the needs of every hero with dignity and appreciation. After ...

St. Marys Catholic Honor Roll

Neighborhood News

St. Mary Catholic School honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. Fourth grade Principals list (4.0) — Makenzie Cunningham, Myah Depuy, Alexander Greenwood. Honor roll (3.99-3.5) — Zuria Budar, Aaron Burnworth, Matthew Cunningham, Ellie Dunlap, Evelyn Eagan, Oliver ...

Educational Talent Search recruiting

Neighborhood News

When you walk in the door of Educational Talent Search (ETS) at Washington State Community College (WSCC), you’re greeted by a bulletin board with images of ETS Awesome Alumni. Each picture represents part of the program’s decades of success. Today, they’re looking to add more smiles to ...

Small Business Saturday slated

Neighborhood News

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce invites area shoppers to experience all the Belpre area has to offer at its Shop Small/Shop Local event Saturday, Nov. 28 during regular business hours in the Belpre Area, Marietta and Parkersburg, and St. Rt. 339 areas, according to Karen Waller, BACC Executive ...

Entertainment Calendar

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Meetings ¯ The Marietta City School District will hold its regular November Board Meeting at 6 p.m. today. This meeting will be in virtual/in person at the Board of Education offices at 111 Academy Drive. Due to COVID-19, the public is asked to join via Facebook. Instructions will be posted ...

What’s in a name? Legislators demonstrate dialogue of the times

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What’s in a name of a landmark, a structural asset, a park or a stretch of highway? Monuments and cancel culture have been a topic of note across the nation this year, as erections to figures of history and their impacts upon marginalized communities have been questioned. But what about ...

Plan for Black Friday with inserts

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Staff Report PARKERSBURG— The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times will continue a tradition and offer the advertising inserts in the Thanksgiving Day edition for sale on Wednesday. Thursday’s newspaper is stuffed more than a Thanksgiving turkey with advertisements that ...

Belpre Chamber encourages people to shop local

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BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encourging residents and shoppers to experience all that the Belpre area has to offer at Shop Small/Shop Local during regular business hours Nov. 28 in the Belpre Area, Marietta, Parkersburg and Ohio 339 areas. The Chamber partners with The ...

Two pieces of property in Belpre recently acquired

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BELPRE — ­Two parcels of property in Belpre, including the Washington Square Shopping Center, have been recently bought, but the plans for each remain uncertain. Recent land transfer records in Washington County show four parcels, located near Advanced Auto on Washington Boulevard, were ...

Southwestern Energy coming to Ohio and West Virginia

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HOUSTON — Southwestern Energy expands in Ohio, West Virginia Southwestern Energy Co. is expanding its operations in Ohio and West Virginia through its acquisition of Montage Resources, adding local employees and new communities to its existing Appalachian operations, the company ...

Bomb threat prompts two-hour search of courthouse, annex

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A bomb threat called into the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon was deemed non-credible after a two-hour search of the courthouse and annex. Chief Deputy Mark Warden said dispatch received a call at 1:46 p.m. Thursday. “A male caller heard two people talking about ...

Commission signs off on Sheriff’s Office union change

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Washington County Commissioners signed off Thursday on the Washington County Sheriff’s Office changing unions from the Fraternal Order of Police to Teamsters. Chief Deputy Mark Warden said the FOP contract was over at the end of 2019. They then asked the Teamsters union to present their ...

Arts Council announces grants

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By Janelle Patterson Staff Reporter The Ohio Arts Council announced the investment of $20 million in CARES Act funding to arts organizations Thursday. In Southern and Eastern Ohio, four counties saw a total of $480,500, while Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan and Noble ...

Fort Frye BOE hears presentations

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Two presentations Thursday extended the time the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education spent discussing the future of the district past usual norms. The first asked the board to consider a shift in early-adolescent instruction. The second explained the financial state of the district ...

Belpre City Schools has COVID-19 update

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BELPRE — Belpre City Schools Superintendent Jeff Greenley held a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday evening to give an update about the recent rise of positive COVID-19 cases in the area potentially causing Belpre City Schools to go with full-remote learning in the near future due to the ...

MOVP presents online show today

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Staff Report The Mid-Ohio Valley Players WMOVP Radio Theatre returns to cyberspace with a Thanksgiving episode of “Fathers Knows Best” at 8 p.m. today on Zoom. WMOVP Radio Theatre was created early in the pandemic when live theater was closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 ...