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Creepy, Kooky Halloween Decorations

The mixture of fright and fun represented by Halloween drives a select number of households in Marietta to extreme measures. Take, for example, Gary and Sandy Crislip. Their home at 409 E. Montgomery St. is an ordinary two-story frame house north of downtown on a quiet cross-street, but ...

How I spent my summer vacation . . .

Mid-August is typically the time of year to reflect on summer as school is set to resume. With classes already underway at Belpre City Schools and the rest of the county preparing to start next week, The Marietta Times contacted a random sample of Washington County residents with the ...

Williamstown Schools bus routes

Williamstown High bus routes Williamstown High: Students living along Route 31 from Middle Hill north to Williamstown and those who live from a point northward from Route 31 along Route 2 north to the Pleasants County line attend this school. Also, students living south of Williamstown along ...

Frontier Local Schools bus routes

Frontier Local School District Route 1 Bus 18-09 Driver: Tommy Smith -- First pick up 6:25 a.m. Start at Cochranville Hill - Cochran Township 42 at 6:25 a.m. (first pick-up); proceed on Township 66 to Township 137; north on Township 137 to Township 536 and Township 537; West on ...

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Smrek-Antill

Jordan Renee Smrek and Austin Glen Antill, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of William and Kimberly Smrek of Cutler and the granddaughter of Manning Roush of Racine, Ohio. She is a 2017 graduate of Ohio University ...

Keeley-Shumar

Rebecca Keeley and Michael Shumar are engaged. Rebecca’s mother, Gillian Keeley of Marietta, and Michael’s parents, David and Susan Shumar of Cincinnati, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is studying veterinary medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and the prospective ...

McKinney-Kenney

Taylor Noel McKinney and Adam Derek Kenney announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride to be is the daughter of Isaac and Yvonne McKinney of Glen Easton, West Virginia and the granddaughter of Linda Polen of Moundsville, West Virginia and the late Ronald Polen and Regina ...

Hager-McGee

Robert J. and Laura M. Hill of Little Hocking announce the engagement of their daughter Shauna Rene Hager to Kevin McGee, son of Dick and Martha McGee of Parkersburg. A July wedding is planned.

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Hushion-Baum

Katie Marie Hushion and Joseph Anthony Baum were married on Oct. 7, 2017 at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. Father Mark Moore officiated the ceremony with Father Mike Campbell and Father Patrick Gaughan. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Teresa Hushion of Marietta. ...

Sprague-Hilverding

Olivia Ann Sprague and Austin Todd Hilverding were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Janelle Sprague of Waterford. She is the granddaughter of Shirley (Bob) Oliver of Marietta and ...

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 ...

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50th: James and Juanita Baker

James and Juanita Baker began their lifelong friendship during high school. They are celebrating the last 50 years, as a result of being married in Lima, Ohio, on Friday the 13th of September 1968. The bride and groom were attending The Ohio State University. Their struggle to survive during ...

65th: Regis and Mary Huck

Regis and Mary Huck of Vincent will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15, 2018. They were married Sept. 15, 1953 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell. Mrs. Huck is the daughter of the late William and Eleanor Lang and Huck is the son of the late Leo and Lucy ...

70th: Edgar and Alma Ginther

Edgar C. and Alma J. McCreery Ginther of Waterford celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6. Ed and Alma were married on Sept. 6, 1948 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell. They were attended by the late Ray and Joanna McCreery Pitt. Edgar is a World War II veteran and ...

30th: Troy and Sue Christman

Troy and Sue Christman of Belpre will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24, 2018. The couple were married at First Congregational Church in Marietta in 1988. Troy is the son of Larry and Barbara Christman of Stafford, Ohio, and Sue is the daughter of Naomi W. Dixon of ...

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Depressed? There is hope and recovery

The term “depression” is much more prevalent in society than yesteryear. In the wake of recent suicides by such celebrities as Kate Spade (fashion designer) and Anthony Bourdain (celebrity chef and television host). Depression and other forms of mental illness doesn’t care if you are ...

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 ...