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JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
 Utlizing bean bags, Steve Brown teaches a first-grade class how to sing while moving to a beat Friday at Putnam Elementary.

DAY IN THE LIFE: A man of note

Local News

He never thought he’d be anything else. “I remember I wanted to be a music teacher when I was in elementary school and I started playing piano when I was 5 years old,” said Steve Brown, elementary music teacher for Putnam and Washington elementary schools in Marietta. Brown spends ...

Washington County Fair/Junior Fair Cattle

Neighborhood News

Junior Fair Cattle Department Dairy Feeder Steer Showmanship Saturday Overall Showmanship winner: Isaac Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars Judges: Matt Griffth Junior Division: First Place: Alayna Biehl, Backyard Gang Second Place: Mason Antill, Running Wild Third Place: Mac ...

Free community meals

Religion

Free community meals - 5 to 6 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta. - Daily Bread Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. ...

Potential cuts in funding concern schools

Local News

At least two Washington County school districts have expressed concern about the possibility of losing tens of thousands of dollars in federal grants that they say help improve education in their schools. The Appropriations Bill passed by the House Sept. 14 followed guidance from the White ...

AARP to sponsor safe driving class at O’Neill

Neighborhood News

A safe driving class sponsored by the AARP will be given from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta. The Safe Driving Program is a classroom driver improvement course for drivers aged 50 and older, although there is no age limit. This program developed by ...

Round up

Religion

Moss Run church homecoming Moss Run Community Church will be having its 82nd Homecoming services on Sunday, Oct. 8, celebrating 172 years of service to the Lord. Morning services will start at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. for morning worship, followed by a dinner in the church ...

6 face heroin, meth charges

Local News

From staff reports BELPRE — Six people were arrested Thursday on drug charges in connection with an investigation by agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force. On Thursday, agents executed a search warrant at the ...

Pictured (left to right): Front row; Sarah Eddy, Lindsay Fulkins, Kendra Ogle, Alice Patterson, Kristin Schebelhood.  Back row; Program instructors, Amy West, Megan Ludwig, Kayla McFee and Denise Humphries.

Surgical Technologist program graduates

Neighborhood News

The Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Center recently honored the Surgical Technologist program graduates. Graduates of the Surgical Technologist program completed one year (1,100 hours) of training that focused on: basic anatomy and physiology, microbiology, medical terminology, ...

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Religion

Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday St. Bernard Catholic Church (Beverly) annual Parish picnic, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24; the ...

Career center begins CDL course

Local News

Adults looking to break out on the open road and earn a living can soon get trained in a matter of weeks at the Washington County Career Center. “I got paid to see the country,” explained Elizabeth Gardner, the program’s new CDL Program training manager. Gardner brings more than ...

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks speaks to the Belpre Rotary Club.

Belpre Rotary hears from sheriff, mayor

Neighborhood News

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks explained to Belpre Rotary Club members at the Sept. 13 meeting that methamphetamine has become an increasing problem in the county, adding to the challenge of heroine use and trafficking. Sheriff Mincks described the department’s efforts to battle ...

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Belpre Chamber’s 80th annual dinner is Oct. 26

Neighborhood News

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce announces its plans and speaker for the 80th Annual Dinner, set for Thursday, October 26, at Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. Presenting his ideas regarding Legacy to the Community and Careful Estate Planning, ...

Williamstown police donate seized funds to anti-drug group

Local News

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williamstown Police Department on Thursday donated $500 in seized drug money to the Drug Free Jackets at Williamstown High School. Police Chief Shawn Graham said he was thrilled to help out the program, which encourages students to be drug free and allows for random ...

Marietta Noon Lions to host golf scramble

Neighborhood News

The Marietta Noon Lions Club, in partnership with the Townhouse, is holding their fifth annual golf scramble on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Oxbow Golf Course. Planning for the outing has been a yearlong process. “We’re hoping to have the best turnout and event that we’ve had ...

Delegate seeking repeal of helmet law

Local News

PARKERSBURG – A bill to repeal West Virginia’s motorcycle helmet requirement will hit the road again next legislative session, according to a local delegate. The issue is personal choice, but there is an economic factor, too, as motorcycle riders tend to avoid travel in West Virginia ...

Youth hunters wanted to help thin herd during gun season

Neighborhood News

The Washington SWCD is looking for kids to join our youth hunting program FYI. Every year the Washington Soil & Water Conservation District holds a youth program called Farmer Youth Initiative (FYI) during Ohio’s two day youth gun season. The FYI program allows youth to assist landowners ...

Cancer Society’s Parkersburg office closes

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The local American Cancer Society office on Briscoe Road closed Friday but the nationwide research and advocacy organization isn’t going away. “We are not leaving, only changing,” said Carmen Hathaway, community development manager. The local office is one of a ...

Around town

Local News

Fort Frye committee meeting Monday There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the superintendent’s office located at Beverly-Center Elementary School. Water main repairs in North Hills area Repairs to the water main that ...

Royalty crowned Friday

Local News

From local reports Friday night Homecoming royalty: Williamstown High - Susan Fauber was named queen while Blake Neely was honored as king during Williamstown High School's homecoming football game Friday evening. Williamstown rolled past visiting Ravenswood High School, 52-14. Frontier ...