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Equipment purchase pays off with River Trail cleanup

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Attacking river mud earlier in the winter than past years was made possible Tuesday by a recent equipment purchase for city labor. “Today we completed in two hours with one guy what would have before taken eight hours with four guys and shovels and still not done as good of a job,” said ...

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Marietta FFA Alumni will hold a benefit for Kenadee Antill on Feb. 1 in the Washington County Junior Fair Building. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. The cost is $5 per person or $8 per couple. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, concessions, cake ...

Honor roll

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Frontier Frontier High and Middle School Principal Beth Brown announces students receiving academic recognition during the second nine-week grading period, which ended Dec. 20. To be eligible, students must earn the minimum GPA and be enrolled in at least four credits at Frontier with no ...

Grand jury adds charges for stepfather accused in burning of child

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From staff reports A Vincent man allegedly involved in the burning of his stepdaughter and a Whipple man accused of kidnapping his wife and child were two of more than 20 people indicted recently by a Washington County grand jury. Jimmie Lewis Miller Jr., 27, of 55 Spring Ave., Vincent, was ...

Warren BOE hears building update

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VINCENT — The progress of the Warren Local School building project is apparent to anyone driving along State Route 339 south of Barlow. The district’s big consolidated elementary school has been raised its full two stories and roofed, lights visible through the windows after dark. “It ...

College offers a chance to serve the community

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On Monday, educators and students are being called to take a "day on, not a day off" for the national holiday. As part of the initiative, Marietta College will be hosting a service day next week for both students and community members to impact local nonprofits through various labor and ...

Finance committee advances 3 requests

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City council moved forward three requests for legislation Monday including authorization to appropriate a $1.154 million loan for upgrades to the water treatment plant. The plant’s design upgrades have been discussed at length for more than four years as the aging treatment system sitting ...

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The Washington County Board of Elections will be closed January 15-17 to allow the board and staff to attend the 2020 OAEO Winter Conference. The office will also be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Jan. 21. •For information: ...

Belpre council holds first meeting of 2020

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BELPRE — Belpre City Council held its first regular meeting of 2020 on Monday evening, still one member short. Council President Larry Martin said he made council’s committee chair and member assignments as best he could until the open at-large seat on council is filled. Most of the ...

High on Hope offers inspiration to those struggling

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ELIZABETH — High on Hope Ministries held a panel discussion Saturday night at the Elizabeth Baptist Church in Elizabeth, with the goal of equipping those in attendance with the resources to help people battling drug addiction. This was the fifth panel discussion in the state, and the ...

Wood County man competes in ‘Worst Cooks’

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WASHINGTON, W.Va. — A local man learned a new skill as he competed on season 18 of Food Network’s show “Worst Cooks in America.” Leo Lech’s family has a tradition of cooking; his mother frequently cooked dishes from her native Poland, and his three daughters know their way around ...

Squaring off: Trump & Pelosi face off ahead of impeachment trial

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By Lisa Mascaro AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said senators will "pay a price" for blocking new witnesses and he quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence ...

Parkersburg turns out in support of President Trump at gathering

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PARKERSBURG — Close to 150 people from across the Mid-Ohio Valley gathered at the corner of Murdoch and Lakeview avenues Saturday to show their support for President Donald Trump, his decisions and to protest against his impeachment. Many of those gathered waved flags that read “Trump ...

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Paranormal Expo will be held in Marietta Hidden Marietta will present a Paranormal Exposition featuring Dalen Spratt, star of the hit show “Ghost Brothers,” Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel. Admission is $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. ¯For ...

The 5G hitch

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The continuing hunger for more data, more sophisticated uses and more of just about everything else to feed the world's cellphones has challenged technology to keep pace. The latest evolution in mobile connectivity is known as 5G, and it represents a leap forward in the amount of data that can ...

State investigation of former prosecutor ongoing

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The investigation is ongoing on the complaint filed by the Washington County Bar Association regarding the actions of former Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings, even after the conviction and resignation of Rings. The bar association voted at its April 29 meeting to authorize the ...

Marietta woman sentenced to five years for shooting at husband

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The minimum sentence of five years in prison was handed down Friday to a Marietta woman found guilty of felonious assault for shooting at her husband. Michelle Ames, 42, of 141 Franklin St., was found guilty on Nov. 20 for the assault, which followed a domestic dispute on Oct. 29, ...