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Small Business Saturday slated

Neighborhood News

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce invites area shoppers to experience all the Belpre area has to offer at its Shop Small/Shop Local event Saturday, Nov. 28 during regular business hours in the Belpre Area, Marietta and Parkersburg, and St. Rt. 339 areas, according to Karen Waller, BACC Executive ...

Entertainment Calendar

Entertainment

Meetings ¯ The Marietta City School District will hold its regular November Board Meeting at 6 p.m. today. This meeting will be in virtual/in person at the Board of Education offices at 111 Academy Drive. Due to COVID-19, the public is asked to join via Facebook. Instructions will be posted ...

What’s in a name? Legislators demonstrate dialogue of the times

Local News

What’s in a name of a landmark, a structural asset, a park or a stretch of highway? Monuments and cancel culture have been a topic of note across the nation this year, as erections to figures of history and their impacts upon marginalized communities have been questioned. But what about ...

Plan for Black Friday with inserts

Local News

Staff Report PARKERSBURG— The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times will continue a tradition and offer the advertising inserts in the Thanksgiving Day edition for sale on Wednesday. Thursday’s newspaper is stuffed more than a Thanksgiving turkey with advertisements that ...

Belpre Chamber encourages people to shop local

Local News

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encourging residents and shoppers to experience all that the Belpre area has to offer at Shop Small/Shop Local during regular business hours Nov. 28 in the Belpre Area, Marietta, Parkersburg and Ohio 339 areas. The Chamber partners with The ...

Two pieces of property in Belpre recently acquired

Local News

BELPRE — ­Two parcels of property in Belpre, including the Washington Square Shopping Center, have been recently bought, but the plans for each remain uncertain. Recent land transfer records in Washington County show four parcels, located near Advanced Auto on Washington Boulevard, were ...

Southwestern Energy coming to Ohio and West Virginia

Local News

HOUSTON — Southwestern Energy expands in Ohio, West Virginia Southwestern Energy Co. is expanding its operations in Ohio and West Virginia through its acquisition of Montage Resources, adding local employees and new communities to its existing Appalachian operations, the company ...

Bomb threat prompts two-hour search of courthouse, annex

Local News

A bomb threat called into the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon was deemed non-credible after a two-hour search of the courthouse and annex. Chief Deputy Mark Warden said dispatch received a call at 1:46 p.m. Thursday. “A male caller heard two people talking about ...

Commission signs off on Sheriff’s Office union change

Local News

Washington County Commissioners signed off Thursday on the Washington County Sheriff’s Office changing unions from the Fraternal Order of Police to Teamsters. Chief Deputy Mark Warden said the FOP contract was over at the end of 2019. They then asked the Teamsters union to present their ...

Arts Council announces grants

Local News

By Janelle Patterson Staff Reporter The Ohio Arts Council announced the investment of $20 million in CARES Act funding to arts organizations Thursday. In Southern and Eastern Ohio, four counties saw a total of $480,500, while Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan and Noble ...

Fort Frye BOE hears presentations

Local News

Two presentations Thursday extended the time the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education spent discussing the future of the district past usual norms. The first asked the board to consider a shift in early-adolescent instruction. The second explained the financial state of the district ...

Belpre City Schools has COVID-19 update

Local News

BELPRE — Belpre City Schools Superintendent Jeff Greenley held a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday evening to give an update about the recent rise of positive COVID-19 cases in the area potentially causing Belpre City Schools to go with full-remote learning in the near future due to the ...

MOVP presents online show today

Local News

Staff Report The Mid-Ohio Valley Players WMOVP Radio Theatre returns to cyberspace with a Thanksgiving episode of “Fathers Knows Best” at 8 p.m. today on Zoom. WMOVP Radio Theatre was created early in the pandemic when live theater was closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 ...

Alden

Neighborhood News

Laura Broedel Alden of 390 Browns Road, Marietta, will celebrate her 104th birthday Nov. 23. She is a lifelong resident of Reno, graduated from Marietta High School Class of 1934 and with her late husband, Harry, raised four daughters. Due to COVID there will be no gathering, but cards would be ...

Students of the Month

Neighborhood News

Belpre High School Alyssa Hutchinson is the daughter of Crystal and Brian Hutchinson. She plays and had has lettered in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, and travel softball. Upon graduation, Alyssa plans to attend West Virginia ...

Santa Experience coming to MOV

Neighborhood News

Two area photographers are teaming up to offer the most magical 45 minutes of your child’s year with “Santa’s Magical Workshop” on Nov. 21-22. Award-winning photographers Lora Yeater and Jim Osborn will offer unique portrait photography sessions for families this holiday season called ...

Marietta #59 O.E.S. chapter receives award

Neighborhood News

Marietta Chapter 59 OES of Marietta received a GOLD award for an outstanding chapter at Roberts Center in Wilmington, Ohio on Sept. 26. This was a statewide meeting for all Eastern Star members. This was a different Grand Chapter you could only attend by invitation due to the coronavirus this ...

WSCC celebrates adult learners in November

Neighborhood News

Washington State Community College is celebrating adult learners throughout the month of November. As part of the month-long celebration, Washington State announced numerous initiatives underway to make college more accessible to adults and help them advance their skills or pursue a new career ...

River Elementary School Honor Roll

Neighborhood News

River Elementary School honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. Principal’s List Fourth grade – Striker Dye, Landon Indermuhle. Fifth grade – Jude Blough, Logan Brake, Aubrey Harr, Elijah (Tucker) Hostutler, Crestyn Isaly, Katrina Maibach, Lilah Palmer. Sixth ...

College inducts eight students into Order of Omega

Neighborhood News

Marietta College recently inducted eight students into the Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations. The new members are: ¯ Sydney Amore ‘23 Hometown: Heath, Ohio Major: Public Accounting Sorority: Sigma Kappa ¯ Chasten Coleman ...