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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 ...

Childhood cancer group reroutes money to local families

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A local group which helps families affected by childhood cancer has given $21,000 to assist 42 local household. The BrAva organization typically gives $20,000 to CureSearch in addition to helping local families, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they voted as a committee to give the ...

Around town

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Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., will hold its community lunch May 30, serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be a carry-out only meal of pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad and dessert. No beverages will be served. Call ahead at 749-984-2100. Drive under the covered walkway ...

Wine and Dash group grows in popularity

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Groups of local residents are popping up all over Facebook who are looking to put a smile on someone's face. MOV Wine and Dash started May 6 and the private group is already up to 2,200 members. People join the group and there are albums for each area, such as Belpre, Marietta, north ...

Marietta retailers reopen

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Though a power outage in downtown Marietta added a slight hiccup to retail reopening day, business owners said they were happy to be back Tuesday and cautiously optimistic about shoppers returning. "I'm not sure what this will bring," said Cheryl Lang, owner of A Unique Flower and Gift Shop as ...

Assistant prosecutor dismissed after complaints

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Months of documented complaints about behavior and lack of communication led to the recent firing of Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Amy Bean, who recently lost a primary election bid for county prosecutor. The majority of the complaints were about plea deals she agreed to or judicial ...

No decision yet on judge

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Two months after being nominated to replace Washington County Common Pleas Judge John Triplett, John Halliday is still awaiting a decision about taking the bench. Halliday was nominated in March by the Washington County Republican Party to replace Triplett, who retired Feb. 28 after a long ...

DASH files appeal in sewer fight

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The group trying to halt the sewering of Devola homes is appealing a judge's decision to deny their request for intervention. Devola Against Sewering Homes (DASH) attorney Greg DeGulis said he has filed a notice of appeal in the common pleas court and a supplementary motion will be filed ...

Belpre to have new trash service

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BELPRE – Belpre trash service will be changing companies this summer. Rumpke will be taking over from Kimble starting July 1 for trash pickup and recycling pickup, said Belpre Safety Service Director Connie Hoblizell. Hoblizell updated Belpre City Council on the move Monday evening ...

WSCC students refurbish computers for local children

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Wipe, repair and repurpose also applies to technology as two Washington State Community College students have worked for the last month to refurbish computers for children. "It's fun but also to give back and help these kids get their schoolwork done," said Nick Offenberger, 21, of ...

Around town

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The Marietta Welfare League's Music in the Park will cancel its June performances. Organizers hope to be on schedule for the rest of the Thursdays in July and August. Marietta Area Recycling Center will reopen May 16. New hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Access ...

Rotary Clubs donate $100,000 to food banks

Neighborhood News

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In response to the Coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and across the world, District 6690 Rotary Clubs recently answered the emergency plea for assistance by donating $100,000 to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, formerly Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and Southeast Ohio Food Bank. District ...

Signs to add clarity to bus line stops, encourage use

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Flag signs are to be ordered to appear below CABL route signs in Marietta. They'll be additions along the Community Action Bus Line route, signaling residents to wave at the white buses between relative times when the bus would otherwise be passing by, for pick-up. "That was fun," said Fourth ...

Local women made a difference in World War I

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Washington County was a long way from the battlefields of World War I, but local women were determined to make a difference. After the U.S. entered the war in April 1917, Marietta's chapter of the American Red Cross grew by 2,604 members in 30 days, said Kyle Yoho, education director at The ...

Lowell parade to honor of Fort Frye students

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As a way to get the Lowell community involved in the community after two months of staying at home, a parade will wind its way through the village's streets Wednesday evening. "It's just because these kids have been inside and haven't been able to do anything," said Lowell-Adams Volunteer ...