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History might be right under your feet

One of the things I love about living during this time is that frequently, history is right under your feet if you know where to look. Today, we use the Muskingum River for a variety of boating. Marietta High School and Marietta College both have large boathouses along Gilman Street in Harmar. ...

Vacationing as Jesus did

Summer is vacation time — the two are synonymous with each other! Families are out on the highways, taking trips to faraway places. Parks and resorts are full of people who come to fish, swim, explore, or just to relax. Summer camps are in full swing, as well as family camping and ...

Police

Reports/Washington County ¯ A deputy began a theft complaint investigation July 12. This case remains under investigation. ¯ Deputies responded Saturday to Millers AM PM, Ohio 821, to a report of a theft from the business. This case remains under investigation. ¯ Deputies began an ...

Optimistic about future

Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been dedicated to improving the economic health of Appalachia. Over $4.5 billion has been invested, from small business assistance to broadband deployment to workforce development. The key to ARC’s success comes from the agency’s ...

Health Board announces scholarship recipients

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board supports local workforce development in the area of behavioral health, including the fields of social work and counseling. This year, the Board awarded three $2,500.00 Behavioral Health Matters scholarships to provide support to students who are ...

Matamoras Minute: Bank robbery

Following the information on the Stover building we will move uptown to the building which houses our museum and society headquarters to explore its history. After Robert Cunningham moved his mortuary from its original site to the building located next door on the west, he immediately sold ...