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What the next three therey the weather looks like this:
- Tuesday: Partly cloudy, light showers possible. High of 94, low of 72.
- Wednesday: Isolated thunderstorms. High of 86, low of 69.
- Thursday: We can expect showers for most of the day. High of 74, low of 64.
Marietta Fun Fact of the Day:
In the 1820s there was talk of the great future of Marietta. Locals talked about wealth and prominence, but where was that supposed to come from? There were a couple of problems, first Marietta had to find a product to hold its own, a mineral, a crop, or a commodity that would bring money to the area to create jobs and boost other local industries. Second, they had to be able to bring this product to market. The Ohio Company attempted to build oceangoing vessels along the banks of the Muskingum, which proved impractical. What ultimately made Marietta unique was not so much a booming economy, but more devotion to the future vision of the city that the pioneer settlers had in 1788.
Cheapest gasoline in town:
Gasoline rose nearly $ 0.30 at a number of gas stations in the area. Here are some of the stops that haven’t raised their prices yet.
- GetGo on Pike Street, $ 2.82
- Go Mart on Pike Street, $ 2.82
- Marathon on Muskingum Drive, $ 2.82
- Marathon on Gilman Avenue, $ 2.82
- State Route 7 marathon, $ 2.82
A full list can be found here.
The average gasoline price in Ohio today is $ 2.99
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Here are the top stories of the day:
- Eight people are graduating from Washington County Drugs Court. (Patch)
- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that allows college athletes to make money using their name, likeness, and likeness. (Statehouse News Office)
- A person is hospitalized after a rollover accident on State Route 550 in Washington County. (WTAP)
- The Ohio ACLU opposes freedom of expression in school legislation. Senate Bill 135 would prevent the suppression of speech in schools for students and teachers. The Ohio ACLU says they are now speaking out against free speech amid fears that teachers will use free speech to indoctrinate students. (WOUB)
- Marietta’s Education Committee approves upgrades for the Marietta High School cafeteria. (The Marietta times)
Marietta Community Calendar:
– Washington State Community College is hosting its Dollars to Degrees event Tuesday night. They will help graduate students see how they can use it to get some of this cute cheddar. Details here.
-Washington County Public Library will host a scholarly event. It’s called Science with author Diana Perry. On Friday from 1pm to 1pm, children aged 6-12 can learn from the best. Space is limited. Login here.
– The motto of the first Friday in June is Art Walk. It starts on Friday at 5 p.m. in downtown Marietta. Details here.
-On Saturday there will be a historical tour of the castle. It’s called the Patriots Tour and starts at 10 a.m. in Mound Cemetery. Details here.
I would encourage any reader who wants to promote a local event to click here and post it on patch. It’s easy and free! The idea is to have a solid community calendar where anyone can come and see what’s going on in Marietta.
That’s it for today, you’re all up to date on what’s happening in Marietta. I’ll see you again tomorrow.
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A little about me, I’m Chris Schmitt; I grew up in Marietta, attended Marietta High School, and graduated from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. I worked for a number of newspapers before becoming the national correspondent for IHeartRadio in New York. A few years ago I made the decision to move back to Marietta and be closer to the family.