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6 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Eyes on online sales tax surplus

With the state generating more money than ever from online sales tax, Ohioans have a variety of ideas on how those funds could be used, with many constituents and officials hoping to see that money trickle back down into local pockets.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Marietta, OH

Yesterday | Marietta Times

Devola woman jumps right in

When Janice Levy and her husband Charles moved to Marietta three years ago, it was the first small community that the Levys had ever lived in.

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Related Topix: Devola, OH, Marietta, OH

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Second graders honored for achievements

Mrs. Sampson's Awards: Top Second Grade Math - Brandon Dye and Alyssa Duskey; Top Math Facts Quiz Scores - Brandon Dye, missing 1 fact all year; Top Social Studies Average - Brandon Dye, Phinn Spindler, Joel Duskey, Wyatt Fulton, and Keegan Strode; Straight E's in Conduct and Effort All Year - Makenna Long, Teya Ragalyi, Brandon Dye, Tyler ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libraries, Beverly, OH

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Graduation Test shows improvement

Results of the 2014 Ohio Graduation Test are in, with some area schools showing significant leaps in passing rates when compared to last year's test.

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Marietta Times

Briefcase published July 26

Arbors at Marietta at 400 Seventh St., Marietta, has recently completed its standard survey and was found to be deficiency free.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Always an educator, Ortt offered nature's view

This is the final segment of a three part tribute to Marilyn Ortt, who recently past away, leaving behind a 40 year legacy of contributions to the environmental health of Marietta and the surrounding region.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Marietta College

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Marietta Times

A new date for the county fair?

Instead of attending the Washington County Fair on Labor Day weekend, imagine going more than a month earlier, around the Fourth of July.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Marietta, OH, Ohio, Agriculture, Science, Noble County, OH

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Marietta Times

Around Town

The 47th annual Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild Fine Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at 10th and Main streets in McConnelsville.

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Related Topix: McConnelsville, OH, Events, New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Marietta Times

Marietta fire, water tour

From scorch marks on buildings next to now empty spaces to flood markers on the sides and fronts of buildings, the elements of fire and water have helped shape Marietta's downtown into what it looks like today.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Teens experience forest work

For the last six weeks, Washington County teens have gotten a taste of the great outdoors and what it means to work for the Wayne National Forest.

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Related Topix: Ohio, New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH, Monroe County, OH

Marietta Times

Prison time for violent crime

A Belpre man who choked his wife and threatened to take both of their lives was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Belpre, OH

Marietta Times

Judge grants early prison release

A Marietta man sentenced to three years in prison for allowing a Beverly toddler to drown in the bath while under his care was granted an early release from prison Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Beverly, OH

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Marietta Times

Heroin dealers could face homicide charge

Those who sell heroin could face a homicide charge in Ohio, as law enforcement tries to crack down on the growing epidemic of drug overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Lucas County, OH

Marietta Times

Farmers market adds food pantry booth

During Saturdays at the River City Farmers Market, shoppers will see an extra booth lined up with the produce stands, a new addition set up for food pantries all across Washington County.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Marietta Times

Five new hires at Career Center

Due to the retirement of four employees and the opening of an instructor job, the Washington County Career Center administration has been busy filling vacant positions.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Athens, OH, Lowell, OH, Ohio University

Marietta Times

$42,000 paid back

A Marietta woman who stole upwards of $42,000 from her employer was sentenced to three years of community control and 90 days in the Washington County Jail Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Marietta Times

Eyesore at center of court case

Neighbors who want a Newport home gutted by fire three years ago torn down may have to wait until the dust settles from a current court case involving the property.

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Related Topix: Newport, OH, Wingett Run, OH

Marietta Times

Marietta man gets one year

A Marietta man who broke into a local government property with a friend and tried to steal valuable metal was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to a year in prison for breaking and entering.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Prison

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Marietta Times

Man arrested for viewing child pornography

A Marietta man was arrested Wednesday after photos and videos of children engaged in sexual activities were found on two of his computers.

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Marietta Times

Guilty plea in glassware theft

A New Matamoras man who stole from a Grandview Township home where his mother was housesitting pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to burglary.

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Related Topix: New Matamoras, OH, Matamoras, OH

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