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Teen dies in Morgan County accident

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From staff reports A 15-year-old injured while jumping onto the front of a moving vehicle Wednesday in Morgan County died from those injuries Friday. According to a release from the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred about 8:17 p.m. Wednesday on Upper Douda ...

Halliday appointed to fill judge seat

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday afternoon that Marietta attorney John Halliday will serve as the next Washington County Common Pleas judge. Halliday will take office on June 15 and must run for election on Nov. 3 for the remainder of the term ending Dec. 31, 2024, according to ...

Career Center starts some in-person classes

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Board members of the Washington County Career Center Board of Education met Thursday evening to discuss the district's plans moving forward. The Adult Technical Division opened its doors to face-to-face classes on Monday. "We are taking many precautions and following social distance ...

One recount needed in primary election

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When the Washington County Board of Election reviewed the official primary election results Friday, it was found that one precinct will need to be automatically recounted, while another was close to a recount. Additional ballots were voted on by the board, as ballots postmarked by April 27 ...

Around town

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The Belpre City School District will hold its regular monthly meeting of the Belpre City Schools Board of Education at 5 p.m. Monday at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center. Due to COVID-19, physical attendance by the public is prohibited. Members of the public can attend the meeting ...

Next Sweet Corn Fest to be 2021

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From staff reports The 13th Annual Marietta Sweet Corn Festival has been postponed from July 2020 to July 2021. The Sweet Corn Festival Committee met via Zoom on Monday and unanimously supported the postponement of the festival until July 16 and 17, 2021. The Sweet Corn Festival will ...

Excess deaths measure a work in progress for CDC

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PARKERSBURG — The CDC this week revised a metric that showed higher-than-expected death statistics around the country but whose accuracy was inconsistent from state to state. A report released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the end of April showed approximately ...

Most U.S. states fall short of recommended testing levels

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated ...

Restaurants eye extra outdoor seating options

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Marietta restaurants with permitted outdoor seating or with a private patio may begin serving food outdoors at their establishments today and in their dining rooms next week, if they follow distancing requirements under the Ohio health order. But, a minimum of six feet between tables or a ...

Man dies from injuries in Devola crash

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From staff reports A 69-year-old man injured in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday on Ohio 60 in Devola died as a result of his injuries. Trooper Gossett of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they received the call around 1 a.m. Thursday that William F.V. Howe Jr., of Marietta, had died. The ...

Local medical equipment used in pandemic fight

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Fueled by the present coronavirus pandemic, a medical equipment development made with locally manufactured materials and tested both nationally and locally, has long-reaching impacts outside of coronavirus. Solvay, the Belgian chemicals company that has a specialty polymers (plastics) ...

MHS films virtual graduation

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Photo by Janelle Patterson Walter Gibbs, left, gives his son Bryce Gibbs, right, his diploma on the stage of Marietta High School's auditorium Thursday during a filming of graduation for the school which continues today and Saturday. Principal Chad Rinard explained Thursday that ...

Frontier grad gets rare transplant

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Travis Flores has never known a life where he wasn't battling cystic fibrosis. The Frontier High School graduate was diagnosed when he was 4 months old. "He lives in Los Angeles now. He was born here and we moved when he was 3 to Newport for a better, safer life," said his mother, Teresa ...

Commissioners approve communications tower move

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The 911 control tower on Glendale Road will soon move to the Washington County Sheriff's Office on Fourth Street in Marietta. During Thursday morning's Washington County Commission meeting, Rich Hays, EMA director, submitted a request to move the control station. The control station is a link ...

Around town

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Effective immediately, CABL will not collect fares for any passengers. All passengers ride for free. This is a temporary measure that will expire Aug. 31. Arbors at Marietta will hold a "drive by" parade Saturday to close out National Nursing Home week. The Arbors bus will lead the parade that ...

Tax revenue drops to impact city, county

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City and county finances still have an uncertain future, according to administrators buckling up for the impact of COVID-19. The reason local governments are nervous? Without individuals traveling for more than essentials, gasoline tax revenues (which fund road repairs) auto sales tax ...

Former state rep, Marietta councilman Andy Thompson dies suddenly

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The death of a well-known local Republican figure was felt across public office and the community in Marietta Wednesday. Former Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson, 57, of Marietta, passed away from a heart attack following a run Wednesday. Thompson served in the state legislature from 2011 to 2018 and ...

Man lifeflighted after Devola crash

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From staff reports A local resident was lifeflighted to Grant Hospital in Columbus after a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on Ohio 60 in Devola. Trooper Gossett of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said William Fred Van Howe Jr., 69, of Marietta, was in critical condition at Marietta ...