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Kite festival Saturday Mineral Wells Elementary

From staff reports The eighth annual New Era Kite Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14 in Mineral Wells. The free festival is sponsored by the New Era School Museum. Previously held over two days, this year’s event will ...

Songwriting workshop at Peoples Bank Theatre

From staff reports Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta is partnering with American Public Television’s “Songs at the Center” to host “Songwriting in the Spotlight” this weekend. The free songwriting workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday and will end ...

KATE YORK   The Marietta Times
Reece Nichols, a tutor at the Ely Chapman Education Foundation, helps organize books for the foundation's Spring Fling event on Tuesday.

Spring Fling at Ely Chapman

About 700 people passed through the doors of the Ely Chapman Education Foundation’s last Spring Fling event but not to worry, there is plenty of fun and more than enough free books for all. Those who want a taste of some food favorites, though, may want to go early. “Loretta’s famous ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Kristina Davis, owner of Elizabeth Michaels in Vienna, stocks shoes at her store on Monday afternoon.

Steppin’ Out for Prom

Dresses and tuxedo rentals are, of course, a big portion of the prom looks being planned by local high schoolers. However, what they’re walking in may be quite eye-catching as well. This year’s shoe trends have shaped up into something more modern, pushing away from cowboy boots, which ...

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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 ...

Emily Miskimins and Edward Parsons

Miskimins-Parsons

Together with their families, Emily Miskimins and Edward Parsons announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Kim Miskimins of Waterford. She is a 2008 graduate of Warren High School and a 2012 graduate of Franklin University with a bachelor’s ...

Kayla Yeager and Zachary VanMatre

Yeager-VanMatre

Karl and Debbie Yeager of Belpre announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Nicole Yeager, to Zachary Logan VanMatre, son of Jeff and Michele VanMatre of Washington, W.Va. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Christie Miller, Ronald and Carol Miller of Davisville, W.Va. and ...

Abigail Roberts and Cody Offenberger

Roberts-Offenberger

The parents of Abigail Roberts of Parkersburg and Cody Offenberger announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David Roberts of Parkersburg and the late Teresa Roberts. She graduated from Ohio Valley University with a degree in accounting and is employed at One Community ...

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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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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 ...

Bernard and Sue Klinger

60th: Bernard and Sue Klinger

Bernard and Sue Klinger of Lowell will be celebrating 60 years of marriage on March 5. They were married on March 5, 1957 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Churchtown. The couple have lived in the Lowell area ever since they were married and they have four children, Mike (Robin) of Marietta, ...

John and Barbara Erb

50th: John and Barbara Erb

John and Barbara Erb are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 4. John Erb and Barbara Leasure were married March 4, 1967, at Summerfield Methodist Church in Summerfield. He is the son of the late David and Ina Erb and she is the daughter of the late Wilbert and Nellie ...

Warren and Faye Brookover

70th: Warren and Faye Brookover

Warren Cline and Faye Rosetta (McCain) Brookover celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16. The couple were married at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, 1947, at First Baptist Church in Marietta. The Rev. A. M. Bailey officiated the double-ring ceremony. The late Carl Rose, stepfather ...

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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 ...