Around town

EMT info sessions

today at MHS

Marietta City Schools’ Building Bridges to Careers initiative is offering an opportunity for local high school seniors and adults to become certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Informational meetings are being held today at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m. in Room 202 at Marietta High School. The course runs about four months, with a total of 150 hours. It will generally be held two nights a week and once a month on a Saturday. The cost is $1,000, and participants must have a high school diploma and be 18 to take the certification test at the end of the course.

Marietta library opening Sundays

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St. in Marietta, will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Sept. 15.

Work to disrupt

traffic near Newport

Beginning Wednesday and lasting through the rest of the week, Ohio 7 just north of Newport at the rock slide site, will be closed for 15-minute intervals to allow crews to begin repairing the rock slide. The southbound lane will remain closed during the duration of the project with traffic maintained by a mobile traffic signal.

Master gardeners continue road show

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Washington County will continue their Gardening Road Show Series on Sept. 12 with a trip to Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown. There will be a tour through Riverside Gardens with plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs and scenic vistas. After lunch there will be a tour of Lanterman’s Mill. The $70 fee includes bus transportation, all tours, snacks, drinks, lunch and educational handouts.

For information: or 376-7431.

Community yard sale in Reno area

The Reno Lions Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. The cost to rent a space is $15 and tables are available for $5. Proceeds will benefit the club’s service projects.

For information: 373-1278.