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Short family supports technology at Warren schools

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For the Short family, Go Warriors has meant: Go into the future. Allen Short served as the principal at Warren High School from 1970 through 1982, and his wife, Nancy Short, taught sixth grade at Little Hocking Elementary School. All four of their sons are Warren graduates. In gratitude to ...

River sweep Saturday

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PARKERSBURG —The annual Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday in Parkersburg and other communities along the river’s length. Locally, volunteers will assemble around 9 a.m. Saturday at Point Park where organizers will dispatch them to different locations to remove trash from the ...

Wood BOE begins consolidation work

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PARKERSBURG -- The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved moving forward with a schools merger and consolidation process. Officials say the district will look at closing and consolidating four schools before the start of the 2020-21 school year. While board members ...

Induction set for Saturday

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Although it’s been around for more than 60 years and has conferred numerous awards to young people who are aspiring artists, the Ohio River Valley chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters has kept a low profile. And despite its esoteric name, there’s nothing snooty about the ...

Tuesday night concert sold out

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He was sitting on an old suitcase with fuzzy fabric providing cushion as he opened the night singing into the body of a junk guitar. “I like people to come and be open; the night tends to go the way it should that way,” said Matt Lorenz before the music. “I like to meet people where they ...

Rerouted traffic from Ohio 60 strains local roads

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While some debris was cleared over the weekend on Ohio 60, local roads felt some of the rerouted strain as residents tried to avoid the one-lane delays just past 8490 State Route 60, north of Devola and a mile south of Lowell. “Of course that landslide is ODOT”s baby and they tried to ...

Teen killed in Ohio 555 accident

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McCONNELSVILLE -- A teen-age girl riding in the bed of a pickup truck was killed Sunday morning in a traffic accident on Ohio 555 in Morgan County about 12 miles north of the county line, according to the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jillian Adams, 18, of McConnelsville, ...

Garden party Thursday

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Ricky Nelson may have sung about attending a garden party in 1972, but locals can attend their own garden party at The Castle in Marietta. “We have a very beautiful courtyard and it’s just a chance to bring in the community and celebrate what we do here at The Castle,” said Kyle Yoho, ...

Cauthorn recognized for service

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The county prosecutor’s office recognized Alison Cauthorn’s 31 years of state service, her first two as a state public defender in Columbus and the remaining 29 in the Washington County Prosecutor’s office as an assistant prosecutor. “I started at the prosecutor’s office on June 4, ...

Community college offers robotics program

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Students wanting to learn more about working on robots now have the opportunity to starting this fall at Washington State Community College. The college’s new Robotics and Mechatronics associate degree program has been two years in the making and the final pieces are starting to come ...

Belpre council deals with Farson Street landslips

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BELPRE — Belpre City Council approved an emergency resolution to deal with a pair of landslips on Farson Street at Monday’s regular meeting. Council unanimously approved all three readings of a resolution accepting the best low bid for the repair project and giving the safety-service ...

Port director criticizes medical marijuana dispensary

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Shots fired, if metaphorically, at the soon to be open medical marijuana dispensary in Marietta. Andy Kuhn, Southeast Ohio Port Authority’s executive director, published a short blog post on Monday critiquing the improvements CannAscend made to the Michael J. Bradley building at 414 Greene ...

Vienna Girl Scout protecting pollinators

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VIENNA — The younger population has really began tackling environmental issues, and the impact shows. Ellie Mommessin, 17, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1063 in Vienna, decided to focus her Gold Project on helping the local pollinator population grow. "You hear about the 'save bees' and ...

Summer reading

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Summer may be fun in the sun for most children, but for many, summer also means a regression in their reading skills. Local educators and libraries are trying to help keep students interested in reading this summer through reading programs and getting parents involved. "The most important ...

Marietta’s new department store to open June 27

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The biggest space in the Lafayette Square shopping center is changing tenants, with a grand opening scheduled for June 27. The Peebles Department Store will close in mid-June for 10 days to be replaced by a Gordman's outlet. Both store brands are owned by Stage, which also operates Bealls, ...

Marietta BOE hires two new administrators

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The Marietta City Schools board of education approved hiring of two administrators Friday morning at a special meeting. Bernie Boice, previously director of instruction for Belpre City Schools, was hired as district testing director and special education supervisor, a new position, board ...

Barlow-Vincent Safetytown completes 25 years

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BARLOW—For 25 years, youngsters in the Warren Local school district have been gathering to learn about safety as part of a week-long Barlow-Vincent Safetytown. "We teach them several things about safety, from farm safety, stranger safety, swimming safety, bike safety and fire safety," said ...

Around town

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The 2019 Garden Plant and Bake Sale will be held June 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Marietta's Unitarian Universalist Society, 232 Third St. Proceeds go to the maintenance of the society's 1857 Gothic Revival building. From 2 to 4 p.m., the annual Bloomsday will take place in the church courtyard or ...