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Local History

A Night at the Museum

One of the things that I love most about living here in the Mid Ohio Valley is that there is almost always something going on. There are eve...

Stepping into History

Marietta is a city abundantly rich in history, both modern and ancient. There is no better place to illustrate the vastness of this history ...

Announcements

Top Shelf History

What did Rufus Putnam and his buddies enjoy when they needed a drink? Take your taste buds on a journey back in time to Marietta’s settlemen...

Music

the mid-ohio valley music scene

Beautiful Trauma

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been a diehard P!nk fan since her second album M!ssundastood was released in 2001. Her first album was...

Silence in These Walls

We all know what heartbreak feels like; that ache deep inside your chest that longs to embrace the past. Well, the 2017 IBMA (International ...

Fashion

Summer Style

Some men, myself included, have difficulty piecing together a casual outfit while still feeling like they look stylish. A dressy outfit tend...

Film Reviews

Wind River

I went into Wind River not knowing a whole lot about the movie, which is rather refreshing in this day of non-stop and unavoidable advertise...

Theatre

Sister Act: The Musical

It’s 1977, the height of the disco era. Deloris van Cartier, aka Delores Carter, is an aspiring Philadelphia singer with a big voice and eve...

The Laramie Project

A collection of actors walks quietly from the wings and sits down in the simple chairs set on stage. One man stands up and begins to speak. ...

Book Reviews

We Are Not Ourselves

The American Dream is elusive. The idea of a Dream once existed in the minds of previous generations, but is no longer a shared reality for ...

Ready Player One

Imagine you’re in a world in which the atmosphere is so toxic that staying inside hooked into virtual reality seems like the best way to mak...

Career

MOV Career Fair

When seeking employment in a professional career or internship, do not fall into the abyss of online applications. Typing your street name, ...

The Epicenter

After many years of deliberation and planning by the community, a new kind of business incubator has launched in Washington County. The Epic...

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Equine

Horses grazing on a hillside, parallel-pointing weathervanes, from this distance motionless (try to see the hour hand move). Rusted sculptures, ligh...

Recumbent

The mountain lies stretched out in light of spring, settled back under snow-filled scars. It has suffered fire and farmer, been shaved by loggers, ...

Knotty Hoops

When people first hear the name of Jesse Cottrell’s embroidery business, Knotty Hoops, they usually chuckle. After she spells it out, they get it. Jesse’s busin...

Wild & Wonderful Donuts

Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? Well, probably somebody doesn’t, but I think we can agree those people are highly suspect. The problem many folks have, though...

The Local Development of Hemp

It may surprise many in the Mid-Ohio Valley to know that we have an up and coming hemp industry with locally owned plots and products. Hemp in West Virginia has...

In Due Time

Marietta Crew Rows On, Nearly 150 Years After It First Began Eight oars dip into the muddy waters of the Muskingum River with a soft ‘chop,’ followed immedia...

Lavender Dream

In celebration of these last summer days, we are happy to share one of our favorite cocktails with you – The Lavender Dream Martini. This specialty cocktail wa...

The Fajita Truck

Mineral Wells’ newest addition, the Fajita Truck, located at 1537 Elizabeth Pike, provides the taste quality of a sit-down Mexican restaurant at a fast food pac...

Mounds of History

Marietta was founded in 1788 and was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory.  We all probably know this fact by now – but what came before th...

The Face of a Dying Art

There is an old adage that states “there are two things every man should have in this life: a good bartender and a good barber.” Now of course this shouldn't pe...
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