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Port authority sets December meetings

The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority announces meetings for December.

The Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 3:30 p.m. at the Port Authority Office.

The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at noon at Pioneer Group.

The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority recently went live with their new website located at In addition to the new web address there are also new e-mail addresses for staff. General information requests may be sent to; Michele Tipton, Outreach/3FIP Coordinator can be reached at; Janet Nelson, Executive Assistant can be reached at and current Executive Director Terry Tamburini, who is retiring Dec. 31, can be reached at

For more information on the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority or scheduled meetings, contact Janet Nelson, (740) 568-1958.

Newport church plans live Nativity

The Newport United Methodist Church of Newport will hold a live, outdoor Nativity scene re-enactment on Sunday, at the church, located on Greene Street in Newport.

The re-enactment, by church participants and including live animals, will start at 5:30 p.m. and continue at 6, 6:30 and 7 o’clock.

Marietta Twp. trustees set calendar

Marietta Township Trustees will hold an end of year meeting on Monday, Dec. 30, at noon and the organizational meeting on Jan. 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held at the Marietta Township Recreation Center, 260 Sandhill Road, Reno. All meetings are open to the public.

Board of Elections closed for holidays

The Washington County Board of Elections will be closed the week of Christmas from Dec. 23, 2013, through Dec. 27, 2013. The office will re-open on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 8 a.m.

If you wish to obtain a petition for the May 6, 2014 Primary Election, please visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website at;

If you require immediate assistance, please contact Tara Hupp, director, at (740) 373-2395 or (740) 350-3238 or Peggy Byers, Deputy Director, at (740) 373-7154 or (740) 706-1425.