City orders Original Pizza Place to stop building sign

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Following several discussions concerning placement, size, and content of signage based upon safety within a city right-of-way and applicable zoning requirements and restrictions, another sign dispute caused city action and discussion in the last week. This wasn’t the jovial “sign war” ...

WCCC BOE approves transition placement coordinator position

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The Washington County Career Center Board of Education unanimously approved the creation of a new position focused on life for students after completion of their programs at its Thursday meeting. “We’ve been in need of a transition placement coordinator for a long time,” explained ...

Construction projects slated

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From staff reports The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Washington and surrounding counties in the coming weeks. All outlined work is weather permitting. ¯ I-77 resurfacing - A resurfacing and concrete joint repair project is taking place on I-77, ...

Fourth family member charged in Athens sexual abuse case

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ATHENS, Ohio — Bond has been set at $100,000 for a fourth member of an Athens County family charged in a sexual abuse investigation. Josiah Bellar, 24, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to three first-degree felony charges of rape and two ...

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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. ¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount ...

Library offering summer activities for kids

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This summer, the Marietta branch of the Washington County Library has a lot of activities to keep youngsters occupied. Some programs will be held indoors, such as story hours, but others will be held outside on the lawn, said Emily Keller, manager of youth services. “There is a petting ...