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Retired Navy chief petty officer keeps programs shipshape

Neighborhood News

Washington State Community College (WSCC) Industrial Technology and Chemical Operator Instructor Chris Carpenter always wanted to be a teacher. While he thought he strayed from that dream when he enlisted in the US Navy after high school, his service to our country resulted in a ...

Student of the Month prefers being the unsung hero

Neighborhood News

Eli Hunter is an unassuming student at Washington State Community College (WSCC). He makes it his business to do his best in the classroom but needs no accolades for his hard work. His status as WSCC’s new Student of the Month is therefore outside his area of comfort. Yet his humble nature ...

COVID means change for driving tests

Local News

Taking a driving test by following an instructor's directions through the streets of Marietta may be a thing of the past. Those signing up to take their driving test now will follow a closed course through cones instead of a street course. Lindsey Bohrer, assistant director of the Ohio ...

Heat causes I-77 to buckle again

Local News

It took about two years for the same conditions to crumble concrete in the same spots on I-77 in Marietta. "There was one Friday, three or four Sunday and one (Monday) as well," explained Bert Tooms, highway administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 office. ...

Newport teen releases album on CD, streaming services

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A 17-year-old country musician from Newport recently released an album of original music and covers called “Burnin’ Gas.” Evan Cunningham, who will be a senior at Frontier High School, won studio time at the Festival of Art and Movement in Williamstown. He said after talking to the guys ...

State to study airport’s economic impact

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Wood County Airport is participating in a statewide economic impact study that will analyze what the airport and its surrounding properties have to offer as an economic boost to the area. Airport manager Glen Kelly said although he has conducted his own study three times ...

Paul Jordan sworn as Williamstown’s mayor

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Paul Jordan officially took office July 1, and Tuesday night was able to participate in his first city council meeting as mayor of Williamstown following being sworn in. The meeting was held at the Tomlinson Park picnic shelter closest to the city building in order to maintain ...

Marietta native’s mural gives new look to Boys and Girls Club

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When life hands you time, get creative. At least that's how Marietta native Kyle Burnworth, 40, of Columbus, faced a coronavirus-induced layoff this spring. "I lost my job in May due to COVID layoffs and restructuring and it's been hard, but one day I was laying in my hammock at my house and ...

Around town

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The Fairfield Township monthly meeting has been moved to 8 p.m. today due to a scheduling conflict. The Lawrence Township Trustees will hold the July monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department. Campus Martius and the Ohio River Museums are accepting ...

Arrest prompts safety reminder about social media

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While a Kent man remained in the Washington County Jail Monday following arraignment with the assignment of a $200,000 bond in Marietta Municipal Court, local law enforcement and behavioral health experts hope to remind parents of just how quickly children can fall prey to sexual ...

Mask mandate for West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — With coronavirus cases coming in higher the last five days than at any point during the worst of the outbreak, Gov. Jim Justice ordered Monday that masks be worn indoors. Justice, speaking during a coronavirus briefing Monday at the Capitol, said he will sign an executive order ...

WMCAP Summer Crisis Program now accepting applications

Neighborhood News

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill, and/or air conditioner or ...

Shop Small/Shop Local event will be held in Belpre

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, July 18 during regular business hours in the Belpre and SR 339 areas, according to Karen Waller BACC Executive director. Member businesses have ...

WSCC’s Phi Theta Kappa members recognized

Neighborhood News

Three members of Alpha Rho Gamma, the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Washington State Community College (WSCC), were recently selected to the Ohio Association of Community College All-Ohio Academic Team.  Letitia Glass and Britiny Toups were selected to the third team while Ronald Salazar, was ...

Beverly blast

Local News

People celebrate the Fourth of July fireworks Saturday night near the football field at Fort Frye High School in Beverly. The community was one of the few in the area that went ahead with fireworks this year. Vehicles filled various parking lots in the village so that people could watch the ...

Volunteers turn out for clean up project

Local News

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — As heat soared to 95F on Sunday, volunteers gathered to make downtown Parkersburg a little prettier. “We’ve had a couple dozen volunteers of all ages divided up on Market Street,” said Jane Burdette, chairman of the Junior League of Parkersburg’s ...

Churches begin holding in-person services

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The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...

Around town

Local News

Volunteers needed at two local museums Campus Martius and the Ohio River Museums are accepting volunteers. Orientations will be held July 29 at 10 a.m. to learn about Campus Martius Museum and July 29 at 2 p.m. to learn about the Ohio River Museum. No experience or subject knowledge required. ...

Heat wave not ending anytime soon

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Anyone hoping the heat and humidity will abate soon should prepare instead to hunker down in the air conditioning. Robert Hart, lead meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Charleston, W.Va., said it will be quite a while before the area gets a break from the heat. "It looks like ...