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WVUP criminal justice students place in paper competition

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Two WVU Parkersburg students recently placed in the Fall 2020 West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators Association (WVCJEA) Paper Competition. In addition to winning a cash prize, both students’ papers will be published in the association’s peer-reviewed journal, the Mid-Southern Journal of ...

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Meetings ¯ The Marietta City School District Board of Education will hold its regular February Board meeting at 6 p.m. today. This will be a virtual meeting and the public is asked to join on Facebook Live. Instructions on how to join and listen in will be on the Marietta City Schools website ...

Local church sees continued growth, need to expand

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If you go ¯ Who: Pathway Community Church. ¯ Address: 113 Ellsworth Ave., the former Evergreen Community Center, Marietta. ¯ In-person service times: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ¯ Online service times: Pathway Kids Alive at 9 a.m. through the church’s Facebook page; and church service ...

Osborne to be evaluated for Competency

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What’s next: ¯ Osborne would next be scheduled for a competency evaluation to determine whether he is fit to stand trial. ¯ Following such an evaluation a competency hearing would enter that evaluation into the record of the case. Note: For a full review of remaining indictments from ...

Board of Health accepts resignation

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Following two weeks’ discussion concerning performance expectations, the Marietta-Belpre Board of Health accepted the resignation of the joint city health commissioner Friday. The public unanimous vote Friday morning followed three private executive sessions of the board and a performance ...

WC Grand Jury hears several cases

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Possible Prison Terms & Maximum Fines: ¯ First-degree felony : Three to 11 years; $20,000. ¯ Second-degree felony: Two to eight years; $15,000. ¯ Third-degree felony: One to three years; $10,000. ¯ Third-degree felony involving an act of sex or violence: One to five years; ...

Steven Osborne’s attorney: pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

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The bond and arraignment hearing of Steven A. Osborne, 19, of 529 Federal Road, Little Hocking, was completed in Washington County Common Pleas Court today. Osborne's defense attorney is George Cosenza. Cosenza has entered a not guilty by reason of insanity plea. Osborne is the second adult ...

New Economic Development could benefit school district

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BEVERLY — The Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education listened to information regarding a potential new economic development in the region and how it could benefit the Fort Frye school district Thursday evening. The school board heard from Jesse Roush, Executive Director of the ...

Courts utilizing teleconference software for hearings

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Utilizing teleconference software Thursday, two of Washington County’s most recently indicted felony defendants and their attorneys appeared virtually for bond and arraignment hearings held by Washington County Common Pleas Court. Attempted murder of Devon Ours Washington County ...

County looks to appointing prosecutor

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Dates to remember: ¯ Finance committee meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, courthouse. ¯ Regular business meeting of the board of commissioners, 9 a.m. Thursday, 1115 Gilman Ave. Source: Washington County Commission Clerk. A special prosecutor may soon be appointed to handle misdemeanor animal ...

At least three new businesses have opened in Barlow

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If you go: ¯ Who: Roseland Coffee Bar. ¯ Where: 747 Warrior Drive, Vincent. ¯ Hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Source: Collin Yost. If you go: ¯ Who: Warrior Nutrition. ¯ Where: 10430 State Route 550, ...

Property damage by severe weather may qualify for tax deduction

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Property owners may be eligible for a reduction in their real estate tax valuation if their properties were damaged or destroyed resulting from the Feb. 16 storm. State law gives county auditors the authority to reduce real estate values for properties that have been damaged or ...

BB2C featured on giving site

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If Building Bridges to Careers, located in Marietta’s lower west side but serving all public Washington County school districts, receives enough online donor support, 10 internet hotspots for Frontier Local Schools will be purchased. BB2C is among the first organizations to be featured on ...

National FFA Week starts on Monday

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Local teens interested in agriculture education have relied on FFA since 1928 to learn leadership skills. “Next week kicks off National FFA Week, a celebration of our members, their supporters, and the future of agricultural education,” said Blake Campbell, Warren FFA advisor. He ...

How you show love to your children

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I want to start out this article by wishing all the children and parents young and old a Happy Valentine’s Day. Children love and look forward to all special holidays and especially Valentine’s Day because they enjoy giving and receiving Valentine cards and candy. In the past, the ...

Get Outside and Take your Kids with You

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Did you know that West Virginia ranks as the third most forested state? Percentage-wise, only Maine and New Hampshire rank higher. West Virginia is 78 percent forest. I bring this up because I want to encourage readers to get out there and appreciate this natural resource. Research on mental ...

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Meetings ¯ The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the main building. ¯ The Decatur Township Board of Trustees and representatives from the Little Hocking Vol. Fire Dept. will open Cutler School for a ...

Region ranks high in Ohio’s COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus positive caseloads, weather delays of vaccine clinics and multiple boards of health meetings have put public health back in the spotlight this week outside the confines of a January outbreak of the virus in the county jail. Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released an updated list of ...

Two indicted for attempted murder

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Five days following an assault that hospitalized Devon Ours, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted both a Little Hocking man and a Marietta woman Wednesday for attempted murder. Steven Andrew Osborne, 19, of 529 Federal Road, Little Hocking, was indicted Wednesday on four felonies, the most ...