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Clubs raise $5,000 for pantry

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Harmony has been restored between two of Marietta's major service clubs, with one of its best known community services enriched by more than $5,000. Events began about three weeks ago when the Noon Rotary club discovered the Lions' brass bell in the podium at the ballroom in the Lafayette ...

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The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St., will host an African drum workshop conducted by master drummer Lawrence Greene from 1to 3 p.m. June 22 in the Social Hall. Fee is $10; advance registration is required. Call Rev. Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 or Shelley Khatib ...

Ice cream socials about more than fun

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Ice cream socials, pancake breakfasts, car shows and dunk tanks have already kicked off in the name of fundraising this season for local volunteer fire departments. "It's a big community gathering, we set up (Friday) night, and we'll have a band playing Saturday," said Ronnie Warren, fire ...

Alcohol likely a factor in fatal crash

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From staff reports An 87-year-old Graysville man was killed Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 260 near New Matamoras. Robert Ryan was traveling eastbound on Ohio 260 at approximately 10:09 p.m. when his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was struck by Joseph Barnes, 25, of New Matamoras, ...

Federal indictment in Rite Aid armed robbery

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From staff reports The suspect in a December armed robbery at the Rite Aid in Marietta has been indicted on federal charges. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, three Ohio men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh ...

Local plant completing $1 million expansion

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Painting is more than just a chore with a bucket and a brush, Jeromy Woods said. Industrial coatings is part science, part aethestics and hard work. Woods, the painting and coatings manager at Advanced Industrial Services, said the service is an investment recognized by his customers – which ...

Commissioners asked for help with behavorial health move

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The logistics of moving county entities into new offices on Gilman Avenue were discussed during Thursday morning's Washington County Commission meeting. Flite Freimann, executive director of the Washington County Job and Family Services, and David Browne, executive director of the Washington ...

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The Operations Committee meeting of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the Warren Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present the Arthur Miller classic, "The Crucible," at Players Theatre, 229 ...

Marietta’s Safetytown set to launch

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For the first time in 42 years, Safetytown is going bilingual in Marietta. "This year for the first time we have enrolled a child who speaks only Spanish," said Cheryl Cook, widow of the late Samuel R. Cook, whose name flys on all of the Safetytown banners in Marietta. "Abigail Worstell, a ...

WCCC OKs staff compensation package

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A series of compensation packages for staff were approved Thursday night by the Washington County Career Center board. The approval gives across-the-board increases of 3.5 percent for the coming year, 3 percent for the following year and 2.5 percent for the year after that for teaching staff, ...

Births

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Erb Josh and Victoria Erb of Macksburg announce the birth of their son, Adam Chance Erb. He was born at noon on May 28 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Isabella Erb and Charles Erb. Grandparents are Jane and ...

Park restrooms continue to be public issue

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Marietta's parks are seeing plenty of activity in the late spring season, but a lack of restroom facilities continues to be a problem for many who enjoy the public spaces. There are open public restrooms at the Armory, 241 Front St., and the Marietta Harbor but none in Marietta's parks, ...

Safety-service director position debated

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The City of Marietta has operated without a safety-service director for a little more than a month. "We're all stretched a little thin," said Assistant Safety-Service Director Bill Dauber this week. "The mayor and (development director) Andy (Coleman) are handling the projects initiated under ...

Elder abuse common, know the signs

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The statistics are frightening when it comes to elder abuse. Every five seconds, an elder is abused in the U.S. Approximately 1 in 10 American elderly persons have experienced some form of elder abuse. Those types of numbers are why the Washington County Elder Abuse Awareness Coalition ...

Blasting off

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Science packaged as fun might account for the runaway popularity of the 4-H Space Science Camp, now in its 26th year. An expanded program this year offered three days of recreation and scientific insight for 61 students from around Ohio, ranging in age from 11 to 14. The camp, sponsored by ...

Cell phone study needs more data

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The National Association of Counties project to map gaps and weaknesses in the country's cell phone system is into its fourth month, but more data is needed before the association can report its findings to the Federal Communications Commission. Although the data is being loaded into a ...

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Williamstown Bank's 100th Anniversary Celebration and Donation Drive will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable items to donate to The Children's Home Society of West Virginia, The Humane Society (Pleasants County and ...

Explaining employee motivation and a lack of

Business

Employee motivation is complex. One description of why employee motivation is so difficult for leaders is called Equity Theory. Equity Theory deals with one’s perception of how fair his/her efforts and rewards are in comparison to those efforts and rewards of certain others. As we go through ...

Washington Electric Coop names board members at annual meeting

Business

Washington Electric Cooperative members celebrated the completion of the South Olive substation and learned about additional efforts to improve reliability at their 79th annual meeting May 16 at the Marietta Shrine Club in Marietta. Trustee election results revealed that Brian Carter of ...

Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club shares expertise

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With power tools, epoxy and patience, two more handmade canoes will be on the waters of the Muskingum River in just a few weeks. The first vessels were a test run between the Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club and two local middle schoolers—putting the book “Building the six-hour canoe” by ...