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Three new books look at Marietta High, Washington and Wood counties

PARKERSBURG — The Marietta Times and Parkersburg News and Sentinel have three additional books spotlighting life in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

The Marietta Times and Parkersburg News and Sentinel have three additional books spotlighting life in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

The hardback books are available at both newspaper locations and on the newspapers’ websites.

“We are thrilled to offer these three books to our readers throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley,” said publisher Jim Spanner. “Our mission to inform people extend beyond the pages of the newspapers, the addition of these books to what we can offer residents align well with our overall mission.”

¯ Marietta Tigers: A pictorial history of Marietta High School — takes a look at the history of the school and the thousands of Mariettans who have called themselves Tigers. Hundreds of photos spotlight the growth of the school, the traditions and people who have made it the institution it is. Dozens of profiles highlight the lives of some of the former students who have lived distinctive lives.

¯ Washington County Remembered — From Little Hocking to New Matamoras, take a look at the communities, villages and towns that make up Washington County. An updated edition of a book first published in 1998, the 148-page “Washington County Remembered” includes more pages and dozens of additional historical photos of the Marietta area and the rest of the county.

¯ Wood County Remembered — From the quiet lanes of Wood County to the bustle of Parkersburg, this updated 140-page version of a book originally published in 1997 takes a new look at life in Wood County. With more pages and dozens of new photos “Wood County Remembered” takes readers back to a simpler time in Parkersburg and all of Wood County.

All three books are available at both The Marietta Times at 700 Channel Lane in Marietta and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel at 519 Juliana St. in Parkersburg.

All books are $34.99 plus tax.

Also available are the previously published “PSHS 50,” which looks at the first 50 years of Parkersburg South High School, and “PHS100,” which looks at the first century of Parkersburg High School. “100 Things that make the MOV great,” published last summer, is also available.

In addition to the newspapers’ offices, all books can be ordered for shipping by clicking on the “Books” link on NewsandSentinel.com and MariettaTimes.com, or by using the order form found in ads for the books.

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