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Belpre hands Mike Lorentz another term

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BELPRE — Mike Lorentz will be returning for a fourth term as mayor of Belpre following Tuesday’s general election in Washington County. An incumbent Democrat, Lorentz was challenged for the office by Republican Judith Drake and Romel Henderson, an independent. Lorentz received 636 ...

Two Warren board members keep seats

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Voters in the Warren Local school district decided to keep the status quo in the board of education election Tuesday. Two of the four-year seats on the board were up for election, with three candidates: Debbie West, who won a fifth term on the board, Sidney Brackenridge, the board vice ...

Most township, county issues pass

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With the exception of three levies in New Matamoras and the Marietta City Schools bond levy, issues in Washington County passed easily in Tuesday’s election. A 1-mill replacement levy for fire and emergency services in Fearing Township passed with 83.66 percent of the vote, or 215 votes for ...

Weber retains Lowell mayor’s seat

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Incumbent Lowell Mayor Steven Weber was re-elected Tuesday night, beating David Hanes by seven votes. Votes were 48 for Weber and 41 for Hanes, with Weber winning with 53.93 percent of the vote over Hanes’ 46.07 percent. “I just want to thank everyone for supporting me. It’s the will ...

Bond issue fails

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The room was dark and hushed as the second set of numbers played in a projected image against the wall. Some quick math, with the absentee vote added to the first round of live voting day numbers, showed that the Marietta City Schools levy proposal was behind by more than 400 votes, lagging 43 ...

Township trustee races Washington County

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These are the results of the contested races for township trustees in Washington County. The other trustee races were uncontested. Adams Township: ¯ Joshua Harris 198 ¯ Michael W. Woodford 104 Decatur Township: ¯ Terry Welch 59 ¯ Trent Yoho 74 Fairfield Township: ¯ Donald ...

Third Ward will have new leadership

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After three terms representing the city’s third ward, Councilman Steve Thomas was unseated Tuesday by Republican Challenger Bill Gossett. “I’m ecstatic,” said Gossett, 49, after tallying the votes of all three precincts at the Washington County Board of Elections. “I’m just ...

Most township, county issues pass

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With the exception of three levies in New Matamoras and the Marietta City Schools bond levy, issues in Washington County passed easily in Tuesday’s election. A 1-mill replacement levy for fire and emergency services in Fearing Township passed with 83.66 percent of the vote, or 215 votes for ...

Washington County Career Center honor roll

Neighborhood News

Washington County Career Center names students to its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Principal list (GPA 4.0): Eden Armstrong, Cami Ayers, Kody Ballard, Taylor Bennett, Haley Bledsoe, Stephanie Carpenter, Hailey Chesser, Faith Chichester, Kane Clinton, ...

Today’s election last one for long-time county director

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People passed one another going in and out of the Washington County Board of Elections office on Davis Avenue Monday afternoon, keen to take advantage of the last day of early in-person voting in today's election. The operation was quiet and smooth, with elections office workers first ...

Southeast Ohio part of self-driving car research

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It will take years of development and billions of dollars in technology, but self-driving cars are slowly headed toward becoming the dominant mode of transportation on highways, and southeast Ohio is being used as a proving ground to teach the vehicles how to navigate rural roads. The state ...

Absentee results have Schlicher leading as mayor, MCS issue losing

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The Washington County Board of Elections has released the results of the 3,399 absentee ballots cast in today's election. The absentee results show Republican Josh Schlicher leading the Marietta mayoral race, with 41.32 percent, followed by Democrat Harley Noland at 34 percent and Independent ...

UPDATED: Some precincts reporting

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With absentee ballots and some precinct results, totaling 11.85 percent of the vote, Josh Schlicher continues to lead the Marietta mayoral race with 42.09 percent of the vote, followed by Harley Noland at 30.69 percent and Joe Matthews at 27.23 percent. Incumbents Lowell Mayor Steve Weber ...

Thirty percent of votes counted

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With about 30 percent of results in, Republican Josh Schichler continues to lead in the Marietta mayoral race, with 43.71 percent of the vote, trailed by Harley Noland at 29.2 percent and Joe Matthews at 27.09 percent. Incumbent Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz is leading his race with 51.46 of the ...

Final, unofficial results

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Final, unofficial results of Tuesday's election, with all precincts reporting, show the following winners: Josh Schlicher in the Marietta mayoral race, Steve Weber in the Lowell mayoral race, Mike Lorentz in the Belpre mayoral race, Bill Gossett in the Marietta third ward council race and ...

City leaf pickup begins next week

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City leaf pickup is just around the corner as temperatures and colorful points drop to the ground. "But the real key is not to wait," said Kevin Joyce, of Devola, as he raked leaves above Rathbone Terrace in Marietta Monday. "Attacking them a day at a time, a bag at a time as they fall means ...

Marietta City Council discusses funding sewer work

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Marietta City Council moved forward on $87,106.63 in additional appropriations Monday during a joint meeting between Finance Committee and Water and Sewer Committee. “We’ve hopefully found most if not all of the problems in the underground lines now,” explained City Engineer Joe Tucker ...

Trailer destroyed in weekend fire

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From staff reports A mobile home in Watertown was deemed a total loss after a fire Sunday evening. Watertown Volunteer Fire Chief Don Forshey said a call was received at 5:46 p.m. Sunday to respond to a fire at 12865 State Route 676. The mobile home with several additions was fully ...

Sheriff: Washington County man died from exposure

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From staff reports A Washington County man who went missing Sunday likely died of exposure, according to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks. "That's the preliminary thing from the coroner's office," Mincks said Monday. "No foul play is suspected." The 911 center of the Washington ...

Around town

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Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will host a turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2700 Stanleyville Road. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a drink and dessert. The cost is a donation. Harmony Hill Baptist Church will host a Veteran Appreciation Day at 10:45 ...