Murder and Arson Conviction + Ohio Political Map Rejection + Athens Grant

Good day, neighbors! Christopher Schmitt here with the Friday issue of the Marietta Daily.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Softer; windy in the afternoon. High: 69 Low: 51.


Here are the best stories in Marietta today:

  1. A Wood County jury convicted a teenager of murder and arson. (West Virginia Metro News)
  2. A fourth set of maps of Ohio’s state legislative districts was rejected. The Ohio Supreme Court ordered the redistricting commission to reconvene and re-adopt a new set of maps. (Statehouse News Bureau)
  3. A massive grant has been awarded to redevelop The Ridges. (Messenger from Athens)
  4. Washington State Community College hosted a leadership academy. (Marietta time)

Today in Marietta:


From my notebook:

  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Marietta, Ohio: “On April 13, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office recovered a cell phone from Fearing Township when a resident found the item in their yard on Pleasant Ridge Road. A photo of the case is attached. To claim the phone, please conta…” (Facebook)
  • Employment in the Mid-Ohio Valley: “Don’t forget to look for eggs tomorrow! We’ve hidden them all over Vienna and Marietta” (Facebook)
  • Visit Marietta Ohio: “Marietta Bike Trail Did you know the Marietta Trail System has nearly 30 miles of trails for your biking and hiking pleasure? Need a bike? Marietta Adventure Company (219-B Second St. Marietta, OH 45750) can help you with the right…” (Facebook)
  • Marietta Noon Lions: “We are getting closer to 120 flags sold! Honor your veteran locally with a flag sponsorship! We wouldn’t want you to miss it, especially after seeing the display in full effect on the bridge over Memorial Day weekend. Click the li…” (Facebook)
  • Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce: “We’re at the Riverview Building now but we haven’t always been there. Our LAST question is worth $50 in Marietta Bucks!” (Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today! I will see you soon.

Christopher Schmitt

About me: Hi, I’m the Community Editor for Patch.com/marietta. I have lived in Marietta 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 be a national correspondent for IHeartRadio. I look forward to bringing my experience home and providing Marietta with the exceptional journalism she deserves. You can email me at [email protected] or call me at 740-516-4969.

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