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Sanitary sewer tap will start Tuesday

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer tap at the corner of Pike and Seventh streets beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic will be restricted in the northbound lane of Seventh Street from Pike and Greene streets. Work is expected to be completed by Thursday.

For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 373-3858.

Norwood UM Church will host blood drive

Norwood United Methodist Church will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Fellowship Hall of the church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

For information: 1-800-733-2767.

Church will hold Election Day dinner

The Beverly United Methodist Church will hold its Election Day Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A bazaar will run from 4 to 7 p.m. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be available for a suggested price of $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Ohio SBDC will hold workshop Thursday

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Marietta will hold a Basis of a Successful Start workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, 713 Park Drive, Belpre. The workshop is designed to provide potential business owners with information on how to get their business started. There is no charge but registration is required. Registration is accepted until 2 p.m. the day before the event by calling Julie Wharton or Pamela Lankford at 373-5150 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or emailing or

Free community meal at First Baptist

The Singles and Doubles class of the First Baptist Church will hold its Caring and Sharing Free Community Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta.

Winter coats will be given away at K of C

There will be a winter coat giveaway Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus, 117 Franklin St., Marietta. It will be held during The Daily Bread Kitchen meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

From local reports