MC Bball + Ohio Marijuana Blues + Johnson to drain the swamp

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Good morning Marietta! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Tuesday off to a good start.


First today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 76 Low: 48.


WCSOHere are today’s top stories in Marietta:

  1. Marietta College to Host NCAA Division III Baseball Regional (WTAP)
  2. A recreational marijuana ballot initiative has been pushed back to 2023. (Statehouse News Bureau)
  3. Congressman Bill Johnson is introducing legislation to drain the swamp. (Johnson)
  4. A Washington County Sheriff’s K9 made a trip to a local camp. (WCSO)

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Today in Marietta:


From my notebook:

  • Wasco, Inc., Washington County, Ohio: “This morning the ribbon was cut at the new location! A big thank you to Thermo Fisher for all their support during this transition. And to the entire Wasco team and all individuals! Cheers to new beginnings!” (Facebook)
  • Marietta main street: “The pendants for the flower baskets are set up. Thank you to those who volunteered to make this possible. Your hard work is appreciated! (Facebook)
  • Marietta College: “NCAA Division III Baseball Regional Tournament Ticket Information” (Facebook)
  • Josh Schlicher, Mayor of Marietta Ohio: “Today was our ceremony for Police Week 2022. To all of our officers, whether wearing a blue, black, white, tan or gray uniform, I thank you for your service and dedication to your profession. This year marks my 20th anniversary of service with…” (Facebook)
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Marietta, Ohio: “HistoryIn 1962, President Kennedy declared May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls National Police Week. Introduced by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week…” (Facebook)
  • The Castle – Marietta, Oh: “Discover the history of the castle by planning your tour today! #visitmariettaoh #visitmariettaohio #livelovemov” (Facebook)
  • Marietta/Belpre Health Department: “Women’s health and making sure you schedule and get the right testing can be difficult! Here at MBHD we offer many different screenings and tests. This now includes breast cancer and cervical cancer screening! 21+, Ohio living.. .” (Facebook)
  • Washington County Public Library: “Here’s the bookmobile schedule for tomorrow, May 17! A * means a private facility is stopping.” (Facebook)
  • Marietta/Belpre Health Department: “Blood donation tomorrow! Be sure to sign up. #mymbhd ##mymbhd #mariettaoh #belpreoh #health #redcross #blooddrive” (Facebook)

Alright, you’re all caught up for today! See you tomorrow morning for another update.

Christopher Schmitt

About me: Hello, I’m the community publisher for Patch.com/marietta. 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 providing Marietta with the outstanding journalism she deserves. You can email me at [email protected] or call me at 740-516-4969.

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