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Parking Wars: Parking May Be Issue in 2011, Beyond

2011 and 2012 could be interesting years for Marietta College students, faculty, and staff when it comes to finding a parking spot.

With new dorm construction starting in March, a major portion of Marietta College parking spaces will be destroyed near Mills and McCoy Halls.  At the same time, proposed legislation in the City of Marietta would require parking permits for street parking on the North side of Campus.  Wondering how that’s all going to play out?  Check out the map below!  You can click on the colored boxes to find out what type of parking it will be, and where temporary and new parking lots will be.

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Color Codes:

White = Lost parking spaces
Light Blue = Temporary Parking Lot
Purple = New Parking Lot
Green = Faculty and Upperclassmen Parking
Blue = Upperclassmen Only Parking
Yellow = Faculty and Staff Only Parking
Red = Freshmen and Commuter Parking

Mills and Lower McCoy parking lots will be lost completely, while the College will maintain about 12 parking spots in the Upper McCoy lot (two of which will be handicap spots).  Temporary lots will be placed on either side of the old Miller Welding building on 4th Street, near the Commuter Lot across from the College’s tennis courts.  Demolition of Parsons Hall will yield a new parking lot on its location, with part of Parsons Field being paved as well.

Across the street from campus, if approved, homeowners would be eligible to purchase up to two parking passes for street parking spots near their home.  This is according to the Parkersburg News-Sentinel, which has been reporting on the issue more so than the Marietta Times of late.  As part of the proposal, parking spaces would be reserved for Sorority members living in the Chi Omega and Alpha Xi Delta houses.  Spaces would be restricted to pass holders between 7 AM and 6 PM, but would be available to anyone outside of those hours.  Fines for violating the parking restrictions would range from $25 to $50.

So how do you feel about this huge parking mess?  Let us know in the comments!

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Posted by    Date: Monday, January 3, 2011

Categories: Campus, Marietta, Off Campus, Students

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City To Crack Down On Off-Campus Parking

DSCF1139Your days of convenient parking off campus are numbered, as The City of Marietta is planning new legislation to help residents park near their homes.

According to the Marietta Times, residents around the College have been complaining about students, faculty, and staff members taking up parking spots near their home.  After looking for a solution, they are planning to implement a residential parking pass system for areas around campus.  According to that plan, residents would be guaranteed a spot during specific periods of time with that pass, while others could park outside of that time.

Tom Perry, the College’s public relations director, mentions in the article that campus has plenty of parking for all of its pass holders.

But while parking is plentiful, it is typically in places where people do not want to hike.  Examples would be Mills Hall professors that might have to park in the lot near the Physician’s Assistant training facility.

Marietta students can get parking much cheaper than many other schools.  When I was at The University Akron (briefly) it cost around $180 for a parking pass, and there was typically only one parking spot for every three passes (that may be an exaggeration, but it’s what it felt like).  These numbers are different now, mostly because transportation costs and parking passes are covered in student fees for every student.   Here at Marietta, though, you can buy a parking pass, and be guaranteed a spot on campus somewhere, for $45.

Now, your immediate parking concerns should not be worried, as the proposal is nowhere near completion.  Residents are working with the council to modify legislation used in Oxford, OH for  parking spots near Miami of Ohio University, and they are not expected to present the finalized ordinance to all residents in the block until December.

We’ll follow-up this afternoon with more coverage and student reaction, hopefully.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Categories: Campus, Marietta, Off Campus, Students

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MC ALERT: Walgreens Robber Armed & On The Loose

Here’s the info, according to Marietta College:

Marietta City Police are searching for a white man, approximately 30 years of age for an alleged armed robbery of Walgreens at the corner of Third and Greene streets. The suspect was last seen on foot near Vogue-Swift Cleaners, located on Third Street, at about 8:30 this morning (Aug. 12).

The suspect is armed with a gun and/or knife and considered dangerous. Do not approach this man. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark green long-sleeved shirt.

If you see anyone matching this description please go to a safe place and call 911.

If or when the suspect is caught, the College will send out an additional notification.

Students were alerted via text, e-mail, and phone around 9 a.m.

UPDATE 10:18 a.m. – Students have reported that the campus has been placed on lock down while police continue the search for this morning’s robbery suspect.

UPDATE 11 a.m.The Marietta Times and WTAP are confirming that it was the Salvation Army that was robbed, not the Walgreens.

UPDATE 12 p.m. – Marietta College’s lock down has been rescinded.  Marietta City Police have called off the active search for the robbery suspect.

Stay tuned to Writing on the Mall for the latest.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010

Categories: Campus, Marietta

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FOLLOW-UP: Marietta Times Reports That Suspect Will Turn Himself In

According to a report from the Marietta Times, Ronald S. Science is planning to turn himself in to Marietta City Police today.

There is more information regarding the threats in their story.

Stay Tuned for further updates.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, April 12, 2010

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Brandon Marino Charged In '09 Sexual Assault Case

DSCF1211College Police Service Chief David Valkinburg announced today to the Marietta Times that an arrest has been made relating to last year’s sexual assault in Parsons Hall.

Brandon M. Marino, 23, was served with a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday in Hamilton County Jail, where he had been arrested on unrelated charges.  He was indicted on March 3rd for aggravated burglary and burglary, which is listed as a 2nd degree felony.  If found guilty of those charges, he could be sentenced to anywhere between 2 to 8 years in jail and up to $15,000 in fines.  Marino was held on $25,000 bond in that case, and was waiting for an April 2nd court date.

He now faces additional charges in Washington County, where he has been charged with rape and burglary.

The alleged sexual assault happened early February 28th, 2009 in the victim’s room at Parsons Hall.  Timely notification was sent out, and you can check out our previous coverage here.  The suspect had been spotted in Russell Hall earlier that day (night of Feb. 27th).  The incident led to security improvements at Parsons Hall, including recently installed security screens on first floor windows.

The article states that Marino was not a student of the college, but reading the 2007 Mariettana yearbook, was listed as being a member of the Class of 2010.  So the alleged attacker had attended school here.  The Times article also stated that Marino had been living in Marietta at the time of the incident.

The college had alerted students to the possibility of media coverage of the arrest in the following timely notification e-mail.

We wanted to inform you that there are likely to be media reports this afternoon or tomorrow that involves an update to an alleged incident on campus that was reported about a year ago. We wanted to share with you the College’s official statement with regard to these recent developments.

“Marietta College is aware of an arrest of a suspect in connection with the case of a sexual assault that took place on campus during the spring of 2009. Since then, much diligent and tireless investigative work has taken place and we are grateful for the ongoing energy and collaboration of our own Marietta College Police Department, Marietta City Police, and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification. It is our most sincere hope that their efforts may ultimately provide closure for the survivor, the survivor’s family, and our campus community.”

Check out the Marietta Times Story for the full story.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, March 26, 2010

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Marietta Wine Cellar, Front Street Deli destroyed in Fire

According to the Marietta Times, a small fire grew large enough to take out three local businesses.

The Marietta Wine Cellar, Front Street Deli, and Riverside Artists Gallery are all being called a “total loss” by Mayor Michael Mullen.

One firefighter was said to be taken to the hospital.  The Marietta Fire Department received assistance from Belpre and other local volunteer fire departments in the area.

I’ll try to stop down there later today to get some photos of the scene.  According to the story, there is only one wall left.

For more information, check out the whole story at The Marietta Times.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, March 22, 2010

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UPDATE: Robison Agrees to Plea Deal, Will Be Sentenced in March

According to an article posted today by the Marietta Times, former MC student Tom Robison has agreed to a plea deal.

Robison still faces up to 10 years in prison for the stabbing, but had a third degree felony charge for tampering with evidence removed.

According to court testimony, Robison felt the man he stabbed had money, and followed him from The Locker Room bar.

Robison has been in jail since the stabbing occurred.  He is in jail withough bond, waiting for his hearing on March 15th.

For more on the court hearing today, check out the Marietta Times article.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, February 5, 2010

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Anybody Have A Quarter Million Dollars Laying Around?

The Brewery has been foreclosed upon.  Which means its foreclosure auction time!

The Marietta Brewing Company building and its brewing tanks are on the auction block starting at over $168,000, which is two-thirds the appraised value.  For another $60,000, you can get all the items within the Brewery as well.

For now, we will wait and see what the auction, being held on the 15th, will bring in total.  The vultures, in this case creditors, federal, state, and local tax authorities, will be hoping to get their part of the pie.

Anybody holding out hopes that the College may buy it?

(See original article at The Marietta Times)

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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UPDATE: Robison Waives Hearing, Awaits Grand Jury Indictment

MC Student Thomas Robison waived his right to a hearing yesterday according to the Marietta Times, which means his case can now be presented to a Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury can add more charges to the indictment if they deem it necessary, which means an additional charge of felonious assault could added.  Felonious assault can add up to eight years to his list of charges, which include up to ten years for robbery and 33 days for probation violation.

Reportedly, the man he allegedly stabbed is out of the hospital.  There is no date set yet for the Grand Jury Indictment.

Keep an eye out for next week’s Marcolian, which I am being told features interviews of Robison, his lawyer, the man he allegedly stabbed, and other students.  Hard hitting journalism from the Marcolian?  You heard it here first.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009

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Hat Tip: MC Student's Autism Research Reaches Second Stage

The Marietta Times picked up on Marietta College’s story regarding junior Heather Haught, who has been researching the eating habits of autistic children.

Her and her partner recently completed stage one of their study, and are currently looking for volunteers to help with the second stage.  Check out the Time’s article for more information.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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