Belpre Principal Cleared + Cat Killer + WCSO Warrant Of The Week

Have a nice Thursday, Marietta! Here is everything you need to know in the city today.

First the next three weather days:

  • Thursday: Clear all day. High of 75, low of 47.
  • Friday: Mostly sunny during the day. High of 76, low of 51.
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy in the evening, isolated showers. High of 79, low of 61.

Cheapest gasoline in town:

  • Speedway on Seventh Street, $ 2.98
  • Go Mart on Pike Street, $ 2.98
  • Speedway on 2nd Street, $ 2.98
  • Speedway on Muskingum Drive, $ 2.98
  • Marathon on Muskingum Drive, $ 2.98

For a full list click here.

The average gasoline price in Ohio today is $ 2.98

Here are the top stories in Marietta today:

  1. Belpre High School headmaster Sam Pepper is acquitted in an alleged argument. He was accused of beating a child in a dance. But witnesses overwhelmingly exonerated him from such an action. (WTAP)
  2. Defense of Animals posted a statement expressing deep disappointment over a mild conviction of the Marietta cat killer Eric Rollins. (Marietta patch)
  3. Ashley Marie Holdren is Washington County Warrant of the Week this week. She is wanted for fake and no-show. (WCSO)
  4. The Peoples Bank Theater is reopened with a number of important improvements. Their first concert back will be the Marshall Tucker Band on Friday.
  5. Dakota Vaughn is this month’s Student of the Month at Washington State Community College. (Marietta College)

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  • Visit Marietta Ohio: “Looking for weekend plans? How about a trip to the 45th annual Lowell Oktoberfest Lowell Ohio. Enjoy German food, live entertainment, a beer garden, kids’ games, flea and antique market, and more!” (Facebook)
  • Memorial health system: “Today’s inpatient numbers are as follows: 72 positive for COVID-19 11 vaccinated 61 unvaccinated age range: 23 – 89 14 intensive care unit positive 13 unvaccinated 12 ventilated 11 unvaccinated age range on ventilators: 39 – 80 59 COVID-19 inpatient …” ( Facebook)
  • Memorial health system: “As COVID-19 cases increase in our region, we would like to take a moment to thank each of our employees. Your hard work in looking after our community has not gone unnoticed! #WeAreMemorial #Together #Community #LiveMemorialWell # … “(Facebook)
  • Marietta main street: “October First Friday: Falling for Marietta is just a few days away, and The Cozy Kitchen is having a fixed-price gala dinner for the first time when they attend a First Friday event! This Putnam Street restaurant serves delicious …” ( Facebook)
  • Marietta main street: “American Flags and Poles is celebrating 25 years of serving our Marietta community this afternoon at 1pm with the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and First Friday: Falling for Marietta with Instore Cel …” (Facebook)
  • Marietta College: “We can’t wait to see you in three weeks for Homecoming Weekend, October 21-24! Meet old friends, meet new friends and celebrate with us your favorite traditions like the all-alumni welcome, Greek reunion , Reunions and more! Register to … “(Facebook)
  • Marietta Chamber of Commerce: “We had the honor of welcoming speaker Terri Marlow from The Castle – Marietta, Oh to our Professional Women’s Roundtable in September. Terri presented the inspiring life and accomplishments of Marietta’s own Bertlyn Bosley, a true pioneer whose e .. . “(Facebook)
  • Marietta Country Club: “Day # 3 of our anniversary celebration! This photo was taken at a bachelorette party on May 18, 1907 at the Marietta Country Club. Bachelor parties were parties for men who are about to get married, this is our modern bachelorette party” (Facebook)
  • Washington County Public Library: “Here’s Bookmobile’s schedule for tomorrow, September 30th! A * means a stop at a private facility.” (Facebook)
  • Marietta City Schools – Marietta, Ohio: “Reading both in and out of school is important. By picking up a book for just 30 minutes a night, you can build a broad knowledge base that will support you in each of your courses and will greatly improve your test scores can. #mariettacitysc … “(Facebook)
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Christopher Schmitt

About me: Hello, I’m the community publisher for I’ve lived in Marietta for most of my life. I graduated from Ohio University’s EW Scripps School of Journalism in 2014. I wrote for a community newspaper before moving to New York to work as the national correspondent for IHeartRadio. I look forward to taking my experience home and offering Marietta the excellent journalism she deserves. You can email me at or call me at 740-516-4969.

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