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Traffic on the Cincinnati end of Ohio 32 often is congested near the city.

Points Westward

If you are heading west out of the Mid-Ohio Valley, chances are you are going to make at least part of the journey on Ohio 32. A 181-mile stretch of four-lane highway that connects Belpre in the east, to the edge of Cincinnati in the west. The highway, officially called the James A. Rhodes ...

The Man from Earth, Cerebral sci-fi drama hits the stage

By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times eoneill@mariettatimes.com John Oldman has a secret. When the middle-aged history professor unexpectedly resigns from the university where he teaches, his friends come looking for an explanation. What they are told is something unbelievable: John ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Kathleen Harmon, 39, of Marietta and Betsy Kalter, 61, of Marietta knit during their knitting club at Jeremiah’s Coffee House on Front Street.

Fighting the Winter Blues

Every year around this time, most people begin dreaming of warmer weather. The beach, bare feet and lots more sun are the wish while in reality, the lack of light and warmth can bring on mild depression. However, there are many ways to beat the winter blues by making the most of your ...

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Grayson-Angle

Together with their families, Abigail Grayson and Robert Angle announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael Pinkerton of Stockport. She is a 2016 graduate of Warren High School and a current student of the associate degree nursing program at ...

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Niesen-Murray

Jamie Catherine Niesen and Andrew Leight Murray announce their engagement. She is the daughter of the late Richard Niesen and Debra Niesen, now married to Bob Van De Hey, of Appleton, Wisconsin. She graduated from Appleton North High School, The University of Denver and the Chicago School ...

Jennifer Thomas and Colin Starkey

Jennifer Thomas and Colin Starkey

Gary and Sue Thomas of Marietta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Thomas, to Colin Starkey, son of Matt Starkey, Bartlett OH, and Kelly Benedict-Jester, Vincent, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Frontier High School. She currently is employed in the banking ...

Yuanglamyai-Kuba

Yuanglamyai-Kuba

Together with their families, Alisa Yuanglamyai and Matthew Kuba announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Perasak and Anusorn Yuanglamyai of New Milford, Connecticut. She is a 2005 graduate of New Milford High School and a 2009 graduate of Western ...

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Gerald and Vanessa Tiberio

Sprague-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 ...

Alex and Hannah Greger

Kern-Greger

Hannah Marie Kern and Alex Michael Greger were married June 11, 2016 in a Catholic mass. The ceremony was celebrated at Basilica of Saint Mary the Assumption in Marietta with Father Michael Campbell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Sue Kern of Marietta. She is the ...

Brian and Megan Reitnauer

Rinard-Reitnauer

Megan Rinard and Brian Reitnauer were married in a private ceremony on Aug. 12, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Julie Rinard of Williamstown. She is the granddaughter of Naomi Brown of Williamstown and the late Daniel Brown. She is also the granddaughter of ...

Jay and Maggie McConnell

Hearn-McConnell

Maggie Hearn and Jay McConnell of Newport were united in marriage Oct. 7, 2016 at Black Water Falls State Park in Davis, W.Va. The couple were wed in a short private ceremony at the rock cliffs by Riley Barb of Canaan Valley, W.Va. The couple resides in Newport with their daughter.

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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 ...

Simpers

Van and Midge Simpers will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 26. They were married by A. Augustus Welsh in Christ United Church of Christ in Bethlehem, Pa. This is the same minister who married both her parents and sister and brother-in-law. He is the son of the late F. Vannort ...

John and Shirley Felton

50th: John and Shirley Felton

John and Shirley Felton of New Matamoras will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Muskingum Valley Baptist Church, 845 Tice Run Road, Township Road 406, New Matamoras. Friends and family are invited. They were married Dec. 3, 1966 at Muskingum ...

Robert and Virginia Smeltzer

60th: Robert and Virginia Smeltzer

Robert and Virginia Smeltzer of New Matamoras are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Eloping at 17 and 16 years old, they were married Dec. 12, 1956 in Richmond, Ind. Justice John R. Longstreth was the officiating minister. Smeltzer is the son of Melvin and Bertina Smeltzer. He ...

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Programs aims to make healthier options easier

2016 has been a wonderful year for the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program in Washington County. This year, the CHC program and the Washington County CHC Coalition worked extremely hard to improve Washington County in making the county more active, nutritious, and tobacco free. Three ...

Right Path part of Healthy Communities

The Right Path for Washington County is our communities’ drug-free coalition, promoting health youth development through a wide array of strategies. We partner with many youth serving organizations and non-profits, including the Washington County Healthy Communities Coalition. We are ...

Marietta Family YMCA offers many ways to stay healthy

As a leading nonprofit for improving America’s health, the YMCA works with individuals, families, organizations, and communities to promote wellness and help people reclaim their health. The Marietta Family YMCA is providing opportunities to the community in the following areas: PROMOTING ...

Coming up on a milestone, weight loss has been life-changing

I can't believe it! I'm approaching my 45th birthday in July. The thought makes me shiver. I tried to switch the "4" and "5" oppositely to a more positive number but that would make me "54." No offense to those who are 54 years old. Nevertheless, getting old is hard to do and naturally it does ...