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Woman sentenced in drug case

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A Cottageville, W.Va., woman cried and was visibly nervous as she was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years community service Wednesday afternoon. Kyleigh Danielle Rymer, 29, was arrested in June as part of one of the largest drug seizures in Washington County history. She pleaded guilty ...

Ohio Valley Opry to mark anniversary with telethon

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MCCONNELSVILLE — This time last year, the fixture of entertainment in McConnelsville unveiled its $900,000 investment in the historic center of the town. It spent the winter months returning audiences to the seats, showing off renovation and preservation work completed, with an eye on large ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to give radio play

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Staff Report MARIETTA — A radio play presentation of an episode from one of America’s most popular westerns will be presented 8 p.m. Friday online on Zoom by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players. Part of the WMOVP Radio Theatre social distancing theater initiative, the troupe will present “Cheap ...

Districts announce free, reduced lunch, healthcare

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Washington County School Districts have announced the 2020-21 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Programs. Each school ...

Public Works applications available

Neighborhood News

The Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP) application and guidelines are now available for Athens, Belmont, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry and Washington counties. Eligible ...

Chamber searching for new president

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Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce begins search for new president The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce is conducting a nationwide search for its next president following the recent departure of Carrie Ankrom. “We appreciate Carrie’s service to the Chamber since being appointed President ...

Britton to present Antietam talk today

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The Civil War Battle of Antietam, fought on Sept. 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history. The battle’s outcome changed the course of the war and shaped America’s future. Today, (the 158th anniversary of the battle at Antietam), Scott Britton, Executive Director of The ...

Entertainment Calendar

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Meetings The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society will meet Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at the picnic shelter at Flanders Field, located on the west side of Marietta on Pearl Street. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required. Attendees may bring their own ...

Painting continues

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City crews are working this week on lamp posts on Putnam Street. They will next move to Front, Second, Butler, Post and Greene streets to paint the lamp posts downtown. Then, according to Mayor Josh Schlicher, trash bins, benches and other street furniture will also be refreshed, changing ...

Council hears steps for Brandi’s Legacy

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Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram explained Tuesday that only one procedural step must be taken to continue the service of housing for women and their children as the adult clients work through recovery from addiction with 24-hour staffed supervision, in-building counseling and the ...

BOE outlines options for bond issue

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Marietta City Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday to outline options available to the school district, if the proposed bond issue on the November ballot passes. The bond issue is certified for 5.25 mills with 0.5 mills to be set aside each year for maintenance and repairs ...

Around Town

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Southeastern Port Authority to meet The Board of Directors for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority has called an emergency meeting today beginning at 7:30 a.m. This meeting is open via conference or web call only. Email info@seohioport.com for details. Agenda will be provided. Family, ...

Last day for census is Sept. 30

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The last day to respond to the 2020 Census is Sept. 30, which will impact state and local communities for the next 10 years. The census day was originally April 1, but because of the pandemic, the deadline was pushed back. “We were ramping up to push hard on the census when COVID hit,” ...

Community Foundation nearly at $60K goal

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Staff Report The Marietta Community Foundation has nearly reached the goal in its $60K for 6 campaign for schools for virus-related issues. The campaign was announced in August to raise $60,000 to be equally allocated to the six school systems in Washington County, Marietta City Schools, ...

Rotary donates H2O

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Photo by Michele Newbanks Brian Hilverding and Pat Bradford load pallets of water onto a truck bound for Lake Charles, La., at 4 a.m. Thursday, carrying 115,000 bottles of water and seven ice makers to help people affected by Hurricane Laura. Residents can support the effort by writing a check ...

Entertainment Calendar

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Meetings The Washington County Family & Children First Council Meeting will be held virtually today at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate virtually are asked to contact Cindy Davis at fcfc@suddenlinkmail.com or call 740-376-7081. The Washington State Community College Board of ...

Marietta takes a look at possible traffic signal removal

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A traffic signal removal study begins this week at the intersection of Franklin and Market streets in Marietta. Mayor Josh Schlicher and City Engineer Joe Tucker met at the intersection Monday to explain the goals of the study and ended up spending a little more than an hour with one of the ...

Finance Committee reviews 2021 spending recommendation

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Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee reviewed an updated recommendation for expenditures of 2021 federal funds Monday, without the implementation or completion of a federally-required multi-year consolidated plan. Finance Committee Chairman Mike Scales said he requested only the ...

Crews work to complete Kraton improvements

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BELPRE — Crews were busy Monday working on the last part of a multi-year project to enhance how Kraton handles stormwater. Scott Haverty, Kraton’s manager of capital projects, said primarily, the project is infrastructure on the south side of the plant. It isn’t the only work being ...

Wolf Creek gets $40,671 grant

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WATERFORD — Grants, substitutes and a 30-year award were discussed at Monday evening’s meeting of the Wolf Creek Local Board of Education. The board accepted an awarded grant of $40,671 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Rural Education Achievement Program. District Treasurer ...