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Ohio voters say no to Issue One

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Ohioans gave a resounding “no” to the statewide Issue One on Tuesday, with 63.63 percent of the state voting against it. The issue also failed in Washington County, with 81.65 of voters opposing it. Steve Dickinson, 60, of Marietta, said he took the time to vote Tuesday because of Issue ...

Voters approve three levies

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Three levies in communities around Washington County were approved by voters Tuesday. In Belpre, voters passed a measure that will allow Kroger to operate as a state-licensed liquor agency, without Sunday sales. This means Kroger can operate a Spirits Shop near its store on Washington ...

Bill Johnson wins fifth term in U.S. House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, won a fifth term in office Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Shawna Roberts, of Belmont County.Johnson won 69.29 of the vote in the Sixth District, with 169,668 votes to Roberts’ 75,196. A Marietta resident, Johnson also won Washington County with ...

General Election results for 2018

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Calhoun County Calhoun County General Election Results U.S. Senate * Patrick Morrisey (R), 1019 * Joseph Manchin III (D), 929 * Rusty Hollen (L), 99 U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District * Alex X. Mooney (R), 1,149 * Talley Sergent (D), 745 * Daniel P. Lutz Jr. (M), ...

Marietta City income tax increase passes

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MARIETTA — Marietta City’s income tax increase, marketed as a fire and streets levy, passed Tuesday by 11.96 percent of the vote. The income tax issue will raise Marietta’s current 1.7 percent income tax to 1.85 percent, with the additional income to go solely to streets paving funding ...

Ritter defeats Raney in Washington Commission race

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MARIETTA — Republican Kevin Ritter defeated Democrat Jim Raney Tuesday in the Washington County Commission race, winning almost 66 percent of the vote. The two were vying for the seat that will be left open by commissioner Rick Walters, who did not seek re-election. Ritter said he has ...

Triplett takes Washington County Common Pleas seat

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MARIETTA — Marietta attorney John Triplett will take up a judgeship in the Washington County Court of Common Pleas after being elected to a six-year term Tuesday night. Triplett ran against Shoshanna Brooker, a Fleming attorney who has been a county magistrate for the past five years. ...

Livengood to be Washington auditor

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MARIETTA — Two-thirds of Washington County voters supported the current chief deputy auditor in becoming the next auditor in the county. Republican Matthew Livengood, 48, of Marietta, took the early voter lead at 62.73 percent of the vote and kept that lead throughout the night, finishing ...

Incumbent Edwards returned to represent District 94

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MARIETTA — Washington County will continue to be represented by Republicans in Columbus for the next two years. GOP candidates in House Districts 94 and 95 won handily in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent Republican Jay Edwards won a second term representing District 94, and the contest to ...

Marietta program to spotlight Civil War nurse

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MARIETTA – A presentation on Civil War nurse Mother Bickerdyke, portrayed by Carolyn Caskey, will be held at the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 Second St. Mary Ann (Ball) Bickerdyke was a caregiver to ...

On the Record

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Washington Sheriff MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Nov. 6: * On Nov. 5, Deputy A McConnell began an investigation in Salem Township in reference to packages stolen from the mailbox. This case remains under investigation. * On Nov. 4, ...

American Legion Post 495 closing in Belpre

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BELPRE — American Legion Post 495 in Belpre is closing after serving the Belpre community for over 80 years. American Legion-Blennerhassett Post 495 officials made the annoncement on Saturday at a Community Associates Dinner held at the post in Belpre. Post 495 sponsored the spaghetti ...

69 of 69 counties counted in Wood County

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PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 69) . . . . . 69 100.00 REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 57,019 BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 31,682 VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . . 55.56 U.S. SENATOR ...

General election voting begins at 6:30 a.m. today

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PARKERSBURG — Voting gets underway this morning as polls open for the general election. Polls open for voters at 6:30 a.m. today and close at 7:30 p.m., Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes said. Votes will be tabulated at the Wood County Courthouse during the evening after the polls close. ...

Barber seeks defamation lawsuit’s dismissal

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber is asking for a defamation lawsuit against him to be dismissed. Parkersburg resident Douglas Evans filed the suit against Barber Oct. 9, claiming the first-term councilman accused him of being a pedophile in a Sept. 14 Facebook ...

Manchin, Morrisey work to get out the vote for election

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CHARLESTON — With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. today across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning a ...

Candidates report campaign financial information

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PARKERSBURG — A legislative candidate from Wood County neared the $50,000 mark in contributions for the election cycle, according to the latest campaign financial disclosures filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State. Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Azinger, R-3rd, reported ...

HUD reports fewer homeless vets

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PARKERSBURG — Homelessness among veterans has declined in West Virginia and Ohio, a federal agency said. The Department of Housing and Urban Development said the drop was 4.4 percent from 2017 to 2018 in West Virginia and 13.1 percent in Ohio, according to its Annual Homeless Assessment ...

Officials: Transportation an issue for area residents

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PARKERSBURG — Transportation is an issue that impacts many people from accessing services across the region. Representatives from the Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department and the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Foundation appeared before the Wood County Commission ...