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Home Builders sponsor weekend’s home show

From staff reports The 2017 Great American Home Show will offer vendors and potential customers a chance to display, discuss and consider a variety of local options for local homeowners and customers. Organized by the Home Builders Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley, this year’s event ...

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Banquet helps NRA Foundation

By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times eoneill@mariettatimes.com The 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of NRA Banquet will be held on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ohio 676 in Churchtown. The event, which has drawn as many as 300 people in the past, according to ...

Photo by Art Smith
A female northern cardinal sits on a perch.

Yard birds

Cold weather makes it difficult to get outside, but a well-placed bird feeder can bring nature to a front door. While a few feeders in a yard provide sustenance to a variety of bird species, they also provide hours of viewing pleasure. “Feeding birds is great entertainment and it ...

Epic ‘Planet Earth II’ offers creatures’-eye view of nature

By Jill Lawless The Associated Press LONDON — From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC’s epic nature series “Planet Earth II” takes viewers around the world - and around many genres of television. The fortitude of a penguin family tugs heartstrings like a love story. The ...

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Arienne Miller and Shawn Coe


Mark and Nancy Miller of Belpre announce the engagement of their daughter Arienne Miller to Shawn Coe, son of H. Michael and Leslie Coe of Mineral Wells, W.Va. The bride-to-be graduated from Ohio University in 2016 with a degree in biological sciences and is currently working at O’Bleness ...

Margaret Kirby and Christopher Emrick


Together with their families, Margaret Kirby and Christopher Emrick announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bill and Sue Kirby of Columbus. She is a 2006 graduate of Upper Arlington High School. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a degree in ...

Kelsie Watson and
Tyler Schaad


Edward and Mary Watson of Lowell announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Watson, to Tyler Schaad, son of Jim and Anna Schaad of Marietta. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fort Frye High School. She is employed as a dental assistant by Frye Dental Group. The prospective bridegroom ...

Kayla Stanley and 
Paden Morris

Kayla Stanley and Paden Morris

Ron and Jackie Stanley of Williamstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Stanley, to Paden Morris, son of Greg and Susan Morris of Moundsville, W.Va. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Williamstown High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary ...

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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


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, ...

Matthew and Ricci Bailey


Ricci Elizabeth Davis, daughter of David and Cindy Davis of Marietta, and Matthew Evan Bailey, son of Edward and Audrey Bailey of The Woodlands, Texas, and Sally Bailey of Spring, Texas, were married Oct. 8, 2016. The bride is the granddaughter of Thelma Davis of Bluffton, S.C., and the late ...

Gerald and Vanessa Tiberio


Vanessa Rose Sprague and Gerald John Tiberio Jr. (Jerry) were united in marriage on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Janelle Sprague of Fleming. She is the granddaughter of Shirley (Bob) Oliver of ...

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Russ and Sandy Pickrell

50th: Russ and Sandy Pickrell

Russ and Sandy Pickrell of Cutler will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24. They were married Feb. 24, 1967 in Barlow. Pickrell is retired from DuPont and Mrs. Pickrell is retired from Avon and Marietta Community Action. Their children are Jeff Pickrell (Mindy) of ...

Harriettsville couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Bennett will be celebrating their 70th wedding on Jan. 25, 2017. To honor the couple, family, friends and well-wishers may mail cards and congratulatory messages to their home address of 36995 Harriettsville Road, Lower Salem, Ohio, 45745.

Robert and Ramona Beebe

50th: Robert and Ramona Beebe

Robert and Ramona Beebe celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 1, 2017. They were married Jan. 1, 1967, in Williamstown. They are the parents of Alissa Johnson of Maryland and Branson Beebe of Newark, Del. They have one grandson, Zachary. A dinner was held at Cheddar’s for the couple.


60th, Richard and Patty Graham

Richard and Patty Graham will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Boulevard, Belpre. Friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts please. They were married Dec 7, 1956 in ...

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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 ...