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County agencies should be relocated by May

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The next step in the re-location of Washington County agencies has been taken, and it's anticipated that moves could be complete by May. "I think realistically May is a good date for having us completely at 202 and 204 Davis Ave.," said Flite Freimann, director of Washington County Job and ...

Restaurant continues model of giving back

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Learning a traditional for-profit business model is tough enough for entrepreneurs taking the plunge. But expanding from child portions and light meal orders to a full-lunch restaurant while keeping a focus on charity has offered a learning curve for the Sauls family. "But we are so ...

Warren team advances after day in court

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The question was whether a school could suppress the First Amendment right of students to demonstrate in support of the Second Amendment. The complex civil case was tried six times in two courthouses in Marietta Friday, in actions that involved dozens of high school students. The goal wasn't ...

Sternwheel ball will raise money for festival

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To help raise money for the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival's entertainment and fireworks, a 45th anniversary ball will be held at the Lafayette Hotel. The doors for the semi-formal event will open at 6 p.m. Feb. 8, with dinner at 7 p.m. Silent and live auctions will begin at 8 p.m. with ...

Around town

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Volunteers for the annual Christmas Day Feast are encouraged to attend a review and planning meeting to begin preparations for the 2020 event. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of the host church, Marietta First Presbyterian, 501 Fourth St. Those attending will ...

Local consumers adjusting to tobacco law change

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It's been three months since legislation increased the age from 18 to 21 for people to purchase tobacco in Ohio, and a similar federal law went into effect at the end of December. Some local residents are still not aware of the change in the law, said those who sell the products daily. "Most ...

Nine years in prison for drug dealer who shot at home

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A Parkersburg man who admitted shooting at a house in Warren Township from his vehicle last year has been sent to state prison for a minimum of nine years. Timothy D. Ramey, 35, pleaded for leniency from Judge Mark Kerenyi at a sentencing hearing Thursday morning in Washington County Common ...

Marietta hosts Opportunity Appalachia forum

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Marietta played host this week to a state all-call for guidance on being investor-ready. The Opportunity Appalachia forum was held at Buckeye Hills, inviting community representatives from across the state to hear from investment fund, state regulatory and legal agents familiar with the ...

School vouchers could take local tax dollars

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An impending expansion of the number of public schools listed as underperforming in connection with a private school voucher program has alarmed districts around the state. Will Hampton, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, said the expansion has the potential to cost the district ...

Marietta City Council hears Census 2020 pitch

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With consensus on the 2020 Census, but not on staffing proposals from the new administration, Marietta City Council’s second regular business meeting of the year covered more than usual for the legislative body Thursday. The legislators heard from their first guest speaker of the new term, ...

Humane society updates commissioners on finances

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Washington County commissioners were updated on the financial situation of a local animal shelter during their regular meeting Thursday morning. Jim Raney, board secretary with the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, said the board has been meeting with the Marietta Community Foundation about ...

Around town

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The date and location of the regular January meeting of the Fort Frye Board of Education has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday at Fort Frye High School, Cadet College and Career Center. Volunteers for the annual Christmas Day Feast are encouraged to attend a review and planning meeting to begin ...

Birth announcements

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Powell Jason Lee Powell and Joey Lynn Haynes-Powell of Marietta announce the birth of their son, Sailor Ray Powell. He was born at 12:47 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15.2 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Christian Mykol ...

Birthday milestones celebrated

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85th Carl W. Berg turned 85 years old on Jan. 16. Cards may be sent to him at: 5840 Dalzell Road, Whipple, Ohio, 45788. 90th An open house will be held for Kenneth “Kenny” Brooks in honor of his 90th birthday. Join us Jan. 19 from 2-5 p.m. at The Eagles in Beverly for refreshments. ...

Lowell Elementary Spelling Bee 2019 winners

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First grade First place – Dylan Herndon. Second place – Rylee Honchul. Third place – Logan Perine. Second grade First place – Deangelo Jones. Second place – Brantley Flowers. Third place – Noah Hopp. Third grade First place – Levi Wagner. Second place – Gavin ...

History at risk

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LAWRENCE TWP. — Built in 1878, one historic asset of the county is closed to traffic again. A still-moving landslip on the southeastern bank of the Little Muskingum River quickly developed between Jan. 5 and 6, following wet weather in that first part of the year. The slip as of Tuesday ...

YMCA flourishes in new exercise space

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After controversy and contraction last year after the Marietta Family YMCA decided to vacate its decades-old home building on Seventh Street, the organization is recovering and stepping outward. On Wednesday afternoon, health and wellness director Melissa Wigal looked around the new spaces ...

Mom Prom tickets to go on sale Friday

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Tickets for this year's BrAva Mom Prom will go on sale at 7 p.m. Friday, but don't blink or they could be gone. "We've sold out within minutes, up to an hour," said Erin Roberts, BrAva vice president. "They've gone as quickly as three to five minutes before. I encourage people to put their ...

Around town

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Kindergarten registration for Fort Frye Local Schools 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 located at ...

Belpre committee preps census ceremony

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BELPRE — The Complete Count Committee for the city of Belpre will hold a ribbon cutting and community gathering 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Belpre Senior Center, 1614 Washington Blvd. The committee was organized in anticipation of the 2020 U.S. Census and to encourage a complete and accurate ...