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Belpre BOE will hold regular meeting today

The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center.

School district plans special board meeting

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will hold a special board meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the employment of a public employee, to consider reassignment of personnel, to consider approval of a lease agreement with the Village of Woodsfield for the Memorial Park Lease and other any business deemed necessary. There will be no public participation.

Immunization clinic closed Wednesday

The Washington County Health Department Immunization Clinic will be closed Wednesday. Normal hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be held Friday.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1021.

MMS sixth-grade orientation Tuesday

Marietta Middle School will hold a sixth-grade orientation at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. An open house for the incoming seventh and eighth graders will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school.

Annual flower & seed exchange Saturday

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Bring One Take One Flower & Seed Exchange Aug. 24. Bring your plants, seeds or bulbs at 9 a.m. and the exchange will start at 10 in Upper Muskingum River Park in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta. Please label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom season, etc. Houseplants are also welcome. Those who have extra shovels, gardening tools, aprons, ceramic pots, unopened soil and fertilizer and garden decorations can bring them to exchange.

For information: 376-7431 or

Marietta water office closing for two days

The City of Marietta water office will be closing on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. so that staff may attend training seminars. On Thursday the office will open at noon.

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