Memorial Cyber Attack + MC Move-In + This Week In Marietta

Morning folks! Read about what’s up in today’s Marietta Daily.

First, what the next three days of weather look like:

  • Tuesday: There will likely be a stray thunderstorm in the evening. High of 82, low of 68.
  • Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High of 81, low of 70.
  • Thursday: Possible light rain overnight. High of 83, low of 68.

Cheapest gas in town:

  • Speedway on Seventh Street, $2.97.
  • Kroger on Acme Street, $2.97.
  • GetGo on Pike Street, $2.97.
  • Speedway on Second Street, $2.99.
  • Marathon on Pike Street, $2.99.

For a full list click here.

      The average gas price in Ohio today is $3.02.

Here are the top stories today in Marietta:

  1. Memorial Health System was the target of a cyber attack. It appears to be a ransomware hack, meaning the hack could have been an attempted extortion. CEO Scott Cantley says there’s no indication that patient records were hacked. (Marietta Patch)
  2. Marietta College students are moving back in, and they’re required to wear masks indoors. (WTAP)
  3. Marietta Mayor Josh Schlicher talks about what’s going on in Marietta this week. He discussed the sewer settlement, going back to school, and the soon-to-be-created Police Advisory Board. (Marietta Patch)

Today in Marietta

  • James Backus exhibit opening and lecture. (2 p.m.)

Upcoming Marietta Events:

  • Third Thursday talk at The Castle. (7 p.m.)
  • Music in the Park Marietta Thursday. (7 p.m.)
  • Free portrait drawing class this Saturday with Steve Morningstar. (1 p.m.)
  • Sparkly Ladies Night in Marietta this Saturday. (8 p.m.)

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Marietta Patch Notebook

  • Marietta College: “Welcome home, Class of 2025! We’re so excited to see you!” (Facebook)
  • Harmar Village – Marietta, Ohio: “Ohio River’s Movie Roll Before he was known as Goldie Hawn’s life partner – before he became a leading actor.” (Facebook)
  • Humane Society of the Ohio Valley – HSOV: “Whopper is an awesome 1-year old male Rottweiler who was brought to the HSOV on August 15, 2021.” (Facebook)
  • Marietta City Schools – Marietta, Ohio: “Yes, we know Monday’s can be tough, as we’ve said.” (Facebook)
  • Rotary Club of Marietta District 6690: “Thanks to Dave Bricker and Microtel for hosting our Past President’s breakfast.” (Facebook)
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Marietta, Ohio: “On 11 Aug 2021 Deputy Painter was patrolling SR 7 and SR 339 and issued citations to Rylee D Campbell, Cambridge.” (Facebook)
  • Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce: “Right back at it with Business After Hours! Join us at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marietta this week.” (Facebook)
  • Memorial Health System: “COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationwide. Protect yourself and loved ones as much as possible by getting vaccinated!” (Facebook)
  • Marietta Ohio: “Council Committee 8-16-21.” (Facebook)

That’s it for today. I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow morning with a new update! If you’re loving these newsletters, consider bringing some more friends and neighbors into the fold. You can send them this link to subscribe.

Christopher Schmitt

About me: Hey there, I’m the community publisher for I’ve lived in Marietta for most of my life. I graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. 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’m looking forward to bringing my experience back home with me 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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