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Vienna celebrates Veterans Day

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VIENNA — People can honor veterans by making their community worth living in, the featured speaker Monday at the annual Veterans Day observance in Vienna said. Scott Kirby, a Vienna native, is the state commandant of the West Virginia Marine Corps League. “Without veterans, we ...

MOV veterans discuss technology during wartime

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PARKERSBURG — A lot has changed since the 1930s. In fact many of what is now considered normal everyday items were only dreams in those days. One of these changes is the advancement of technology, especially the technologies available in war times. “I used to write home to my folks, and I ...

First Unitarian Universalist Society hosts ‘fun’draiser

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Bids and banter flew Saturday night as the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) held its annual service auction at the Gathering Place on the Marietta College campus. “We hold this event annually, we’ve had this for at least 20 years,” said Shari Ballantyne, this ...

Around town

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Clothing giveaway at Lowell church Friday Lowell Christian Church will host a clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The church is located at 322 Fourth St. in Lowell. For more information, call the church at 740-896-3383 or call Cindy Tuttle at 740-516-9090. Square dances will be ...

Unique art show and sale

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PARKERSBURG — People from around the area got a small taste of the artistic talent in the region as the 6X6 Art Show and Sale kicked off Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Around 1,200 pieces of art on 6X6 squares went on display and up for sale Sunday at the art center at Eighth and ...

Trees of Our Heritage exhibit is open

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PARKERSBURG — The annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit opened Sunday at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg. The exhibit, now in its 18th year, will continue through Dec. 22 at the museum at Second and Juliana streets. This year’s exhibit features ...

Alzheimer’s Family Resource Fair on Nov. 13 at WVU-P

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PARKERSBURG – One, two, three – in the time it takes to count to three, a new case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. Not to mention, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. Caring for ...

Schools honor local veterans

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Schools across Washington County paid tribute to active duty military personnel and veterans Friday in advance of Veterans Day on Monday. At Marietta High School, Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton opened an early-morning program with his memories of World War II veteran and ...

Marietta man charged with rape of 12-year-old may have other victims

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Police say two additional juvenile victims were found during the ongoing investigation of a 24-year-old Marietta man who was arrested last week for raping a 12-year-old girl. Devin Lewis Lindsey, 24, of 408 Marion St., pleaded not guilty Friday after he was indicted this week on charges of ...

Marietta cheerleading mom may face felony charges

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A group affiliated with Marietta City Schools is facing yet another case of potential embezzlement after the arrest of a cheerleading parent. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks explained Friday that Melissa Sue Phillips, 39, of 139 Leeland Ave., Marietta, was arrested on Nov. 1 for ...

Health board updated on lawsuits

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The Washington County Board of Health only had three board members present Friday for an update on two legal actions the board now faces. Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil explained after the board's hour-and-12-minute executive session that she wanted to consult the new board members ...

Two years in prison for Marietta man

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A Marietta man who had charges of providing drugs to a teen dropped will still spend two years in prison after being sentenced Friday to 17 months for grand theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently with a sentence of 24 months for tampering with evidence. Joseph F. Wells Jr., 29, of 104 ...

Heroin lands man in prison for 30 months

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A 28-year-old Hilliard man was sentenced to more than 30 months in prison Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court for possession of drugs. D'Lontae Tolbert was on post-release control when he was arrested for possession of heroin. Along with the 30 months, he will also have to serve ...

Around town

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The annual meeting of the Washington County Fair Board will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Fair Board Office. The Betsey Mills Club Annual Christmas Village Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Dec. 7. A $2 donation will be taken at the door. Available items will include: ...

New car lot offers a twist

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Marietta's newest auto sales enterprise offers an unusual twist: pre-owned car shopping with a showroom experience. Marni Matheny and Kevin Hall have decades of experience in selling cars and trucks, and the two decided to join forces for a new venture. They bought the 12,000-square-foot ...

Marietta Kmart to close in February

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Joining a long list of other locations across the country, the Marietta Kmart at 502 Pike St., will be closing its doors this winter. Meanwhile, a potential buyer for the site was denied by the city's planning commission. Trina Bautista, media planner and buyer with Eldon W. Gottschalk ...

Access Ohio 2045 meets in Marietta to hear feedback

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Ohio is looking ahead 25 years to the state’s transportation needs, and on Thursday afternoon and early evening, representatives from Access Ohio 2045 were in Marietta to offer ideas and hear feedback. Held at the Buckeye Hills Regional Council offices on Pike Street, it was the ninth of 10 ...

Ground broken for Habitat home in Vincent

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A Little Hocking family will soon be able to move into a home of their own with the help of Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The Vincent property to be used for the home for Kaylon Dennis and her two children, Adrianne, 8, and Landon, 5, was purchased by her grandparents, Dennis ...

Foster families will see pay increase

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When Washington County Job and Family Services Director Flite Freimann was tasked in January with coming up with a better way to support foster families, increase recruitment and keep more children locally. JFS often has to find foster homes outside the county, as there aren't enough for the ...