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Complaint filed to remove Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings

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Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings is facing a lawsuit after a complaint to remove him from office was filed Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. The complaint was filed by Attorney Ethan Vessels of Fields, Dehmlow and Vessels, a Marietta law firm, Tuesday according to the ...

“Drink & Think” opening up varied discussions

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What happens in 10 to 20 minutes with drinks in hand when a small gathering of all age ranges discuss conspiracy theories, ancient Native American sports or roller derby? "It's a prime opportunity for people to interact, question and talk together intimately," said Hunt Brawley, of The Stage ...

FLEDA, Port Authority discuss area’s future

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NEWPORT — The long term future of the Newport-New Matamoras area, the part of Washington County covered by the Frontier Local Schools District, was the topic of a wide-ranging discussion held Tuesday night in Newport Elementary School as the Frontier Local Economic Development Association and ...

Around town

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The location of the regular April meeting of the Fort Frye Local School Board of Education at 6 p.m. Thursday has been changed to Luminate (Formerly Dynegy), 859 State Route 83, Beverly. Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Mother's Day Dinner on May 12. Serving ...

Well-functioning workplaces are no accident

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Early the second morning of our 2011 trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, my wife Carol and I drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest summit on the North Atlantic seaboard rising over 1,500 feet. Cadillac Mountain is a pink granite dome that has been planed by repeated glaciers. It is one of ...

O’Neill Center schedule

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O’Neill Center (located at 333 Fourth St., Marietta) schedule for the week of April 22-29. Monday, April 22 10 a.m. - Chair Volleyball 11:30 a.m. - Fun & Fit 4 p.m. - Elder Law Workshop 5 p.m. - Left, Right, Center 6 p.m. - Ballroom Dancing Tuesday, April 23 9:30 a.m. - ...

Community workers, volunteers lauded

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Good neighbors, joint events with nonprofit teams and physical space improvements have several individuals and businesses up for recognition this week. "I didn't even know about the nomination until I opened up an email today," said Caroline Waller, owner of Passiflora Studio in Harmar. "It's ...

Fleming man sentenced to 19 years in prison

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A Fleming man was sentenced to 19 years in prison Monday for sex crimes against three young siblings. Kyle Palmer, 32, of 752 Christy Road, pleaded guilty to six counts of gross sexual imposition of minors under 13 years of age, and one count of sexual battery in loco parentis—all ...

Hundreds attend fifth annual Belpre Business Expo

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BELPRE — Hundreds of people gathered Monday at Boxer’s Bed and Biscuits to visit and interact with businesses that serve the community at the fifth annual Belpre Business Expo. And that included several exhibitors from outside the city itself. “I think we’ve got to stop thinking ...

Council approves changes to wastewater plant renovations

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Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee met jointly with its Water and Sewer Committee Monday to approve changes to the wastewater treatment plant renovation plan. “I see no need to increase the loan though,” explained City Engineer Joe Tucker to the committees. He explained that ...

Warren BOE hears update on school groundbreaking ceremony

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VINCENT — With groundbreaking for the new elementary school a week away, the Warren Local Schools board of education was given an update Monday night on the public event. The first new school building about two decades in Washington County, the school is the start of a years-long building ...

Around town

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The Muskingum Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting and hearing to review the proposed new zoning resolutions provided by the Township Zoning Board. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Township Hall at 26 Town Hall Lane, Devola. No action will be taken at this ...

Waterford Elementary honor roll

Neighborhood News

Waterford Elementary School honor Roll for the third nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. Principal’s roll (All A’s and B’s; grade point average 3.50 to 4.00) Grade Three – Mikayla Bennett, Addysun Burt, Avery Crock, Trace Harmon, Blake Huck, Liam Landaker, Jaylin Lee, Zachary ...

Belpre Elementary honor roll

Neighborhood News

Belpre Elementary School honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. Master (4.0) and scholar (3.5-3.99): First grade Master – Averi Brannon, Cameron Caldwell, Ethan Daugherty, Perseus Davis, Raelynn Gibbs, Corbin Lauer, Victoria Paintiff, Logan Salyer, Sawyer ...

Dancing with the Docs

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It’s just what the doctor ordered ... keeping in step with raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities as the 4th Annual “Dancing with the Docs” was held Saturday evening at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Performed before a sold out audience of nearly a thousand people ...

Earth Day celebration Saturday

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Rain or shine, and always free, the Marietta Community Earth Day Celebration is celebrating 20 years this Saturday. Kathy Ortt’s mother, Marilyn, helped found the event and now Kathy has been on the planning committee since 2014. “We have all the activities set up under a canopy, so ...

Around town

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Hydrant flushing in the Devola area this week The Devola Volunteer Fire Department and water department personnel will be flushing hydrants in the Devola area this week. Residents could experience a sudden loss of pressure or discolored water. Flush taps until all air has escaped or the water ...

A family found: War veterans reunite

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It seems likely that few of the more than 100 battle-weary soldiers of Bravo Company were thinking about how they might stay in touch after they were sent home from Vietnam in mid-1970. The prolonged value of their shared experience would not become clear until decades later. The unit began to ...

Guilty verdict: Washington County Prosecutor faces jail time

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Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings showed no emotion as he was found guilty of second-degree misdemeanor coercion and not guilty of third-degree misdemeanor sexual imposition on Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court after a week-long trial. The charges stem from his interaction ...

Exhibit on Ohio pioneers tied to McCullough book poised to open

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Focusing on the word choice used in writings about the journey to settle the Northwest Territory, one Marietta College professor hopes attendees of a Monday night lecture walk away with a desire to dive deeper. Dr. Brandon Downing is speaking at the opening of the "Ohio Pioneers, From such ...