morning at 10:00, a one-mile stretch of State Route 676 (Lancaster Street) in Marietta
and Warren Township will be dedicated to the memory of U. S. Army Specialist
Allen Nolan of Marietta, who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004.
Nolan was an
Army reservist based in Zanesville prior to his deployment. He was on a convoy
in Iraq when they hit an improvised explosive device (IED), and he was severely
burned. He later passed away at a military hospital.
spoke with Washington County Veterans’ Services officer Chad Wright, who
explains that getting an official state designation took a while…
a request to (State) Representative Andy Thompson’s office to have a portion of
676 named in (Nolan’s) honor and finally, after just a little over a year, it
passed through the House and Senate and all that stuff, so we’ve put up signs
at mile markers 22 and 23.”
sign at mile marker 23 is east of Groves Avenue in the 1100 block of Lancaster
Street, near AEP’s Harmar Hill substation. That’s where the ceremony takes
eastbound sign at mile marker 22 is near the intersection of Lancaster Street
and Kern Drive.