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Military encampment at Blennerhassett Island

From staff reports Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will host sights and sounds from the American Revolution on Saturday and Sunday. The Northwest Department of the Brigade of the American Revolution will be encamped on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The purpose ...

Busy days ahead in Parkersburg

From staff reports A number of activities will be taking place this weekend in downtown Parkersburg. Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk Artsbridge will present the first of a pair of Market Street Merchants and Artists Walks from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday along Market Street in downtown ...

A mother’s love is the magic ingredient in these recipes

Memories of mom often revolve around the food, family and laughter in the kitchen. For Vicki Ayers, 64, of Oak Grove, baked steak is more than just a meal that was the key to her late husband’s heart. It’s a memory, enveloped with the love of her mother, Irene Weddle, who despite a ...

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Engagement

Simmons-Haught Alaina Simmons and Daniel Haught both of Marietta announce their engagement. Alaina is the daughter of Jennifer and Al Simmons and Daniel is the son of Brian and Roberta Haught. A June, 2018 wedding is planned.

Crock-Perschke

Jay and Treva Crock of Waterford announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Mae Crock to Patrick Perschke, the son of Don and Maureen Perschke of Bradford, Pa. The wedding will take place in Lafayette, La., in November 2019.

Crock-Perschke

Jay and Treva Crock of Waterford announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Mae Crock to Patrick Perschke, the son of Don and Maureen Perschke of Bradford, Pa. The wedding will take place in Lafayette, La., in November 2019.

Offenberger-Kozak

Jerry and Joyce Offenberger of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Offenberger, to Robert Kozak Jr., son of Robert and Charlene Kozak Sr. The bride-to-be is employed by Alternate Solutions Home Care as a physical therapy assistant. Her grandparents are Mary Rita and ...

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Miller-Kriechbaum

Faith Elizabeth Miller and Cory Mychal Kriechbaum were united in marriage at The Blennerhassett Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The ceremony occurred in the outdoor tent and was officiated by Carl Mayfield. It was a beautiful fall afternoon. The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Marianna ...

Wiblin-Reed

Kirstin Wiblin, 26, daughter of James and Vicki Wiblin of Marietta, and Shawn Reed, 29, son of Craig and Barbara Reed of Reedsville, were married on Oct. 14, 2017. The bride is the granddaughter of Clarence Edward and Marlene Eichhorn and Nancy Ward and the late William Gerald Wiblin. The ...

Roberts-Offenberger

Abigail M. Roberts and Cody Offenberger were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. June 3, 2017 at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. Father Mike Campbell officiated the open church, double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father and late mother, David ...

Waits-Erickson

Faith Waits became the bride of Bradly Erickson on July 2, 2017 at Skyview Acres in Athens County. The barn-style wedding took place in an area that has family ties from the bride’s side of the family, back to her great-great-grandparents, Maude and Eldon Kasler. The ceremony and ...

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50th: Ernest and Barbara Thode

Ernest and Barbara (Schaub) Thode were married on June 15, 1968, in New Concord, Ohio. They will mark their 50th anniversary with a celebration on June 23 between 2 and 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta. No gifts, please. Only your presence is requested. They ...

30th: Kreig and Kay Worstell

Kreig and Kay Worstell of Lowell will celebrate their 30th anniversary. They were married on June 18, 1988 at Waterford United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ray Price. Worstell is the son of Bob and Robert “Jean” Worstell of Marietta. Mrs. Worstell is the daughter of Harold “Jay” and ...

50th: Robert and Deborah Misel

Robert C. and Deborah K. Misel of Lowell will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in July with a fish fry and cookout at the family home (a garden party). The couple were married on June 15, 1968 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown. Monsignor Charles Highland and ...

45th: Roy and Lula Pugh Jr.

Roy and Lula Pugh Jr. will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. The couple was married June 2, 1973 at Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta. Lula is the daughter of the late Lewis and Lucille Darrah, and Roy is the son of Hazel Pugh and the late Roy Pugh Sr. Roy grew up in ...

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Weighty issues: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

I am very excited to expand on my Weighty Issue column to include other health and wellness topics. Some of the topics will range from diabetes to depression to celiac sprue and so forth. Whatever the case, I would like to include similar experiences relating to that topics. I hope that it will ...

Gastric bypass to weightloss, the journey continues

Although my gastric bypass surgery seems galaxies ago, I am proud to say that “I’m truly a success story.” I remember that when I started this process, I was extremely anxious and couldn’t decide what to do — either have the surgery or do something different. Some people may think ...

Dodge Park improvement projects

In the center of the Village of Beverly is a two acre commons known as Dodge Park, named after John Dodge, ESQ., founder of the town of Beverly in the early 1800s, who generously donated the land from a portion of a land grant given to his father, Captain John Dodge, for his services during the ...

Smoot launches performing arts series with Beach Boys tunes

From staff reports The Smoot Theatre will open its 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series on Friday with a tribute to the Beach Boys. Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Smoot at 213 Fifth St. in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for ...