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Peoples Bank reports first-quarter earnings

MARIETTA, Ohio - Peoples Bancorp Inc. announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Peoples recorded a net loss of $.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, representing a loss per diluted common share of $0.04. In comparison, net income ...

Marietta choir performs at St. Paul's on Wednesday

Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Marietta, Ohio. The Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music at Marietta College offers nationally accredited training. Each year the Music Department awards numerous scholarships to deserving ...

Buckeye Hills Resource Conservation and Development offering equipment loan funds for small businesses

MARIETTA — As Ohio moves into the busy summer months, local business operators are thinking of either expanding their existing business, or starting a small business enterprise. One of the important items to consider is the purchase of new equipment and ...

Peoples Bancorp Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

MARIETTA, Ohio, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Peoples Bancorp Inc. ("Peoples") (NASDAQ: PEBO) effective today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on May 26, 2015, to shareholders of record on ...

David Willard Nolf

David’s father died in 1993. He is survived by his mother, Marie Nolf of Somesville; sister Cherry Schreiber and her husband, Dan Marshall of Parkersburg, WV; nieces Kristen Schreiber of Marietta, OH, Melanie and husband Matthew Rogers of Indianapolis ...

Brian Voss averages 253 to lead PBA50 Miller High Life Classic first round

30, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,806. 31, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and ss-Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,804. 34, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,799. 35, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,792. 36, ss-Jeff Bellinger ...

PBA50-Miller High Life Classic Results

30, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,806. 31 (tie), Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and ss-Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,804. 34, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,799. 35, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,792. 36, ss-Jeff Bellinger ...

On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates With Our Foundation

1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world -- or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so. The author receiving ...

Interview at Five

Remix Pro Wrestling returns to the Marietta Middle School in Marietta, OH at 7:00 PM on Saturday April 25, 2015 when they present Throwdown for the Pound 11: Chance's Eleven. This event is a fund-raiser for The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

Protest Against Bill Cosby In Atlanta, Led By Attorney Gloria Allred

The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernar…

Protest Against Bill Cosby In Atlanta: Led By Attorney Gloria Allred

The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by Attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernar…

#SquareInstaPic Several movies have been filmed here at Marietta...

#SquareInstaPic Several movies have been filmed here at Marietta Square. Love it! Glad to call it home. #SquareInstaPic #mariettaSquare #strandtheatre #earlsmithstrandtheatre #marietta #georgia #movi…

Last day for Jumbotron Unit tomorrow. Seeking a proposing couple to work tomorrow 5/1 in Marietta. Shooting Commercial for the Jumbotron

Last day for Jumbotron Unit tomorrow. Seeking a proposing couple to work tomorrow 5/1 in Marietta. Shooting Commercial for the Jumbotron. Ages mid to late 20’s Caucasian Would love real couple but…

First Friday Art Walk in Marietta Square

It’s almost the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for the First Friday Art Walk in Marietta Square. From 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month through November, you can…

Several movies have been filmed here at Marietta Square. Love...

Several movies have been filmed here at Marietta Square. Love it! Glad to call it home. #SquareInstaPic #mariettaSquare #strandtheatre #earlsmithstrandtheatre #marietta #georgia #movieset #filmindust…

Middletown man arrested for attempted bank robbery in Marietta

MARIETTA, Pa. (WHTM) –  A Middletown man has been arrested for an attempted bank robbery in Lancaster County. Anthony Jay Osborne, 29, is accused of demanding money from the Susquehanna Bank at 1154 …

Motorcyclist is Killed at Windy Hill Road Intersection in Marietta

Motorcyclists are the most at risk road users on the highways of Georgia. They lack the metal frame of a car for protection and are more likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries, even at low speeds …

Marietta Diner in Marietta, GA With miles of neon, a crowd of...

Marietta Diner in Marietta, GA With miles of neon, a crowd of hundreds, and a menu over eight pages long, this place was in a league all its own.

Free Glover Park Concert Series in Marietta Square: 2015 Season

This week, the 2015 season of the Glover Park free concert series gets underway in Marietta Square. Though there’s a fee to rent a table, it’s free to pack a picnic, bring a blanket, relax, & enjoy t…


Giving Every Young Person in MARIETTA OHIO a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



Register now and request your ballots for the year in MARIETTA OHIO

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1


Protect Your Business in MARIETTA OHIO from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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