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17 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Riverfront fun ahead

While the Washington County Fair is this weekend, right around the river bend is the time for sternwheelers of all sizes to line the banks of the Ohio and people to crowd the streets of Marietta.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Zanesville, OH

Thursday | Marietta Times

Marietta Fire Dept. works to prepare for the worst

Marietta Fire Department has been a long-standing member of the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee .

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Related Topix: Fire

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Marietta Times

Man admits he drove ATM robber

A Marietta man who acted as driver in a pair of knife-point ATM robberies pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court and agreed to testify against the Marietta woman accused of carrying out the robberies.

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

Marietta Times

Vietnam memories

Among the 59,272 names on the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall are 30 Washington County veterans who didn't return from the 14-year Southeast Asian conflict.

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Related Topix: Beverly, OH, Marietta, OH, US Military, US Marine Corps, Monroe County, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Marietta Times

November election races set

There were no last minute surprises locally as the deadline wound down Monday to submit write-in candidates for the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Representative Bill Johnson, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marietta, OH

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Marietta Times

New county home administrator jumps into job

Having a background in health care and experience with nursing homes helped catapult Jeff Campbell, 67, of Marietta, to the top of the list of 31 contenders for the Washington County Home Administrator position.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Ice bucket challenge

If you thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon was slowing down, you would be in for a surprise if you visited a number of local colleges, universities and schools.

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Related Topix: Marietta College, Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Spanning time

Just off of Hills Branch Road, snuggled in between Zion Ridge Road and Ohio 26, rests a 19th century beauty suspended over the Little Muskingum River.

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Related Topix: Fairfield County, OH, Athens County, OH

Marietta Times

New rabbit and poultry barn is ready

Rabbits, chickens and turkeys will have some more comfortable quarters during the 2014 Washington County Fair.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Marietta Times

Smart Networks plans regional growth

Though times have been tough for Smart Networks in recent months, with the company being evicted and facing complaints about service, the services provided by the company are soon expected to expand within Washington County and beyond.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

Marietta Times

Certainty of death and taxes, but why taxes?

It is merely an anecdote of which I speak of to you today. A recent warning was issued to those in Washington County.

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Marietta Times

EVE auction tops $28,000

About 250 people packed the ballroom at the Lafayette Hotel Friday evening for the 32nd annual EVE, Inc. Benefit Auction, and though attendees said the event is always a great time, the auction also serves a larger purpose.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, McConnelsville, OH

NewsandSentinel.com

Twin Rivers Baptist finally finds home

Hidden back from Ohio 821 at 110 D.A.V. Road lies Twin Rivers Baptist Church, which was founded nearly 20 years ago.

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Related Topix: Whipple, OH, Lower Salem, OH, Devola, OH

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Marietta Times

Treatment facility planned

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board is trying to drum up support for its planned residential treatment facility on Fifth Street in Marietta, with less than two weeks to go before it appears before the Planning Commission for needed approvals.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Home Listing, Home

Marietta Times

Animals, teen boy removed from home

A teenage boy and a dozen animals were removed Thursday from a Belpre home that authorities say was covered in feces and urine.

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Related Topix: Belpre, OH

Marietta Times

Military gear available to police

Law enforcement agencies in and around Washington County make sparse, if any use of the Defense Department's hand-me-down program that allows state and federal agencies to freely acquire excess or decommissioned military equipment.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Belpre, OH, Noble County, OH

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Marietta Times

Ohio hits Utica shale well milestone

The oil and gas industry in Ohio is making news again, as it has surpassed 1,000 Utica shale wells, including 13 in Washington County.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Marietta Times

Proposed RV park plan rejected

A request for a special exception to the city's zoning code that would have allowed a recreational vehicle parking area to be developed on South Fifth Street was denied after a lengthy hearing Wednesday by the Marietta Planning Commission.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Marietta Times

Sheriff's outposts at 3 area schools

Area students have noticed an increased presence from area law enforcement in recent years, but that presence will be become even more tangible this year as the Washington County Sheriff's Office sets up outpost offices in three local schools, with more planned.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH

NewsandSentinel.com

Parade looking for help with flag

Sylvi and Jim Caporale, owners of American Flags & Poles on Front Street, will lend their 30-by-60 foot, 100-pound Old Glory for the parade.

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Related Topix: Marietta, OH, Marietta College

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