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Wrestler of the Year: Rivera’s push to return pays off handsomely

MARIETTA — Justan Rivera just wasn’t feeling it ...
Rivera ultimately chose Division II Notre Dame College in Ohio, which is where his brother, Jonatan, is currently a junior. “I’ve always been about family,” Rivera said.

Peoples Bancorp Elects Two New Board Members And Announces 1st Quarter 2015 Earnings And Conference Call On April 30

MARIETTA, Ohio, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Peoples Bancorp Inc. ("Peoples") (NASDAQ: PEBO) announced today that on March 26, 2015, Brooke W. James and S. Craig Beam joined its Board of Directors. They also joined the Board of Directors of Peoples' main ...

Hayes, Eileen Rebecca

After her husband’s death, she ran his office supply business, Central Office Supply. She lived in Marietta, Ohio for most of her life and was a true friend to the city of Marietta and the state of Ohio. She worked for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union ...

RoboBOTS: Industry insiders seeing more and more girls getting involved

in Marietta, Ohio, where she is studying petroleum engineering. “The organizational skills I learned are helping me now. I got into the engineering leadership program here at college through the student NTMA RoboBOTS program at Cochranton.” Miller said ...

Goals, Pride and Achievements

recently earned the First in Graphic Design award at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Mauer, a graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School, won the honor for “Three in One series.” She also was named ...

Luke Kennard highlights AP All-Ohio teams announced tonight

Kennard, a Duke signee, finished with 2,977 career points Saturday - he is second all-time on the Ohio scoring list ...
Athens; Zach Labarre, Marietta; Randall Mischal, Greenfield McClain; Luke Fox, Thornville Sheridan; Jordan Albright, McArthur Vinton ...

James A. Meagle Jr., Marietta business and civic leader

James A. Meagle Jr., 69, of Marietta, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Norfolk, Va., to the late James A. and Ruby Maxine Congleton Meagle. In 1968, Jim married Kay ...

Erma Cale

She graduated from Rome-Canaan High School in Stewart, and attended Ohio University and Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg, W.Va. Erma retired after 35 years with Union Carbide and Elkem Metals of Marietta. Her husband Gilbert Graham, her sister ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

MARIETTA — “The Little Mermaid” will be presented by the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Marietta High School Auditorium. The ballet is based on the classic fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Anderson and ...

Velma Ruth Atkinson

Velma Ruth Atkinson, 87, of Marietta, Ohio, died March 17, 2015, at Emeritus of Marietta, in Marietta, Ohio. Velma was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Layman, Ohio, to Clarence Monroe and Nina LaVonne (Matheny) Hayhurst. Velma was a housewife and Baptist by faith.

Bull Realty Brokers $9.2 Million Sale of Barrett Creek Plaza Shopping Center in Marietta, GA

Kermit HairstonATLANTA (March 23, 2015) —  John Harrison VP and Kermit Hairston VP, both with the National Retail Group of Bull Realty were the only brokers involved in the sale of Barrett Creek Plaza…

Real estate for sale in Marietta Georgia - MLS# 5500723 by CBATL Homes | March 27, 2015 at 11:33AM

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Cute Town Home in Marietta on Wild Cherry Lane

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Vienna Boys Choir Performs in Marietta

The Vienna Boys Choir traveled from Austria to perform Tuesday in Marietta.

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In MARIETTA OHIO: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in MARIETTA OHIO ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]

MARIETTA OHIO: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



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