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Merchants and Artist Walk in Parkersburg

From staff reports The first Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk in downtown Parkersburg will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, featuring more than 20 retail shops, restaurants, offices and services along with local and regional artists. Downtown PKB and Artsbridge are partners in ...

Dancing with the Docs

Many times physicians need to be quick on their feet when dealing with a medical situation. This Saturday, however, eight of Marietta’s finest will put on a pair of dancing shoes to help the Strecker Cancer Center. Dancing with the Docs is a presentation by McDonald’s of Marietta, LLC, ...

Children’s theater doing 2 shows of ‘Peter and Wendy’ at the Smoot

From staff reports Area children are working and rehearsing each evening this week to learn dialogue and scenes as they prepare to put on a play Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. The Missoula Children’s Theatre program has returned to the Smoot Theatre, giving local ...

Earth Day-themed events Saturday at wildlife refuge

From staff reports The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will have an Earth Day Celebration full of activities for the whole family on Saturday. The celebration will kick off with a morning of planting trees on the refuge followed by a fun-filled afternoon with ranger-led hikes, ...

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Sherry Grahame-Crawford and Tom Moore

Grahame-Crawford – Moore

Sherry Grahame-Crawford of Marietta and Tom Moore of Williamstown announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sherry is the daughter of Joyce and Richard Murphy and the late Greg Grahame. Tom is the son of Jackie Moore and the late Edna Moore. The bride is employed at The Career Center ...

Danielle Stephanik and David Scheithauer

Stephanik-Scheithauer

Together with their families, Danielle Stephanik and David Scheithauer announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Pam Stephanik of Marietta. She is a 2006 graduate of Marietta High School. She graduated from Washington State Community College in ...

Faith Miller and Cory Kriechbaum

Miller-Kriechbaum

Together with their families, Faith Miller and Cory Kriechbaum announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Donnie and Marianna Miller of Belpre. She is a 2010 graduate of Belpre High School. She graduated from West Virginia University of Parkersburg in 2014 with a degree in ...

Reynolds-Warren

Reynolds-Warren

Together with their families, Kenna Reynolds of Waterford and Nicholas Warren of Dexter City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Stephanie Reynolds of Waterford. She is a 2011 graduate of Waterford High School and graduated from Ohio ...

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Brian and Carrie Crecco

Brammer-Crecco

Carrie Brammer and Brian Crecco were married Sept. 24, 2016 in a Catholic Mass celebration. The ceremony was celebrated at The Church of the Resurrection in Cincinnati with Deacon Royce Winters and Father David Lemkuhl officiating. Peg Johnson (bride’s aunt) and Anthony Sklanka (groom’s ...

Brandon and Ashleigh Hendershot

Tornes-Hendershot

Ashleigh Tornes, daughter of Randy and Jean Tornes of Waterford, and Brandon Hendershot, son of Bernard and Lynlee Hendershot of Waterford, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. July 15, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown. Father Dale Tornes and Father Virgil Reischman ...

Kayla Ewing and 
Brennan Lamp

Kayla Ewing and Brennan Lamp

Kayla Marie Ewing and Brennan David Lamp were married Aug. 12, 2016 at a beach ceremony in Outer Banks, N.C. Jessica Trippett, a family friend and ordained minister, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Loren and Beverly Ewing of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Glen ...

Nicolas and Noel Jobe

Warrener-Jobe

Nicole Noel Warrener and Nicolas Brian Jobe were united in marriage on June 25, 2016 in Cincinnati. The bride is the daughter of Ben and Wendy Heppner of Marietta and the granddaughter of Larry and Diane Bates of Marietta. The bridegroom is the son of Brian and Lisa Jobe of Fort Mitchell, ...

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Earl and Justine Tornes

65th: Earl and Justine Tornes

Earl and Justine Tornes of Waterford are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 5. They were united in marriage at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell on May 5, 1952. She is the daughter of the late George and Mildred Lang and he is the son of the late Alfred and Hilda ...

Robert ‘Bobby’ and Brenda Garrett

35th: Robert ‘Bobby’ and Brenda Garrett

Robert “Bobby” and Brenda Garrett of Newport will celebrate their 35th anniversary on April 3, 2017. The couple were married April 3, 1982 at the Church of Christ in Newport. Their children are Samantha (Brian) Sturgeon of St. Marys, W.Va., and Breanna (Jesse Csuha) Garrett of Hamburg, ...

Megan Schultz and Edward Szczypinski

Schultz-Szczypinski

Megan Schultz and Edward Szczypinski of Columbus are planning to wed on Aug. 19, 2017 in Columbus. August was chosen as a tribute to both sets of parents who will celebrate anniversaries that month. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Terry and Barb Schultz of Winamac and the granddaughter of ...

Robert “Bob” and Louise McDonald

70th: Robert ‘Bob’ and Louise McDonald

Robert “Bob” and Louise McDonald of Belpre will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 12. Their children, Robert and Janet, invite friends and relatives to a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the multi-purpose room of Belpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington ...

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Laurence Fishburne calls Nelson Mandela role ‘life-changing’

By Mark Kennedy AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — There are a handful of roles that every good actor is more than honored to play. So when Laurence Fishburne was asked to portray Nelson Mandela in a new miniseries, he didn’t hesitate. At first. “I was offered the part. I said ...

Review: In ‘The Salesman,’ echoes of Arthur Miller in Tehran

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer Even as Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi layers his films with complexity - with characters whose intimacies are crowded by politics, society and the past - his command of narrative is utterly total. You get the impression he could direct his way out ...

63rd Kiwanis Pancake Days

If you have not been to the Kiwanis Pancake Days, you have definitely missed out on a fun event. If you have attended, you most surely have seen Mark Doebrich and his youth volunteers in action. Doebrich, a Kiwanian since 1992, organizes the sponsored youth, including Builders Club at ...

Upcoming entertainment

From local reports A number of shows will be offered in January and February at the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg and Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. ≤ The Smoot Theatre Kids Club Series will present “Laura Ingalls Wilder” at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the theatre at 213 Fifth St. in ...