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2 summer stock productions at Marietta theater

Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta will be offering summer stock productions of “Cabaret” and “The Merchant of Venice.” The musical “Cabaret,” directed by Geoff Coward, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with additional performances on June 30 and July ...

Blennerhassett Island hosts events

By Wayne Towner Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — A number of special activities are planned on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park through the end of June and the month of July. Information about all of the events is available by calling 304-420-4800. Boat tickets are sold at ...

22nd Multi-Cultural Festival this weekend

From staff reports The 22nd annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, fun, entertainment and activities at City Park in Parkersburg. This year’s festival runs Friday through Sunday, with free admission all weekend. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, ...

Leith Run fishing derby Sat.

In support of National Get Outdoors Day, the Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger District-Marietta Unit is inviting the public to attend a day of outdoor fun on the banks of the Ohio River. In collaboration with the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department, the Wayne is hosting the Leith Run Play ...

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Tabitha Thomas and Justin Brookover

Thomas-Brookover

Tabitha Dawn Thomas and Justin Allan Brookover announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Tabitha is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Thomas of Newport. She is a 2008 graduate of Frontier High School. Justin is the son of Jack and Sheryl Brookover of Waverly, W.Va. He is a 2002 graduate ...

Emily Tornes and Corey Schilling

Tornes-Schilling

Emily Dawn Tornes and Corey Joseph Schilling announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Melissa Tornes of Lowell, and the granddaughter of David and Ruth Erb, Larry and Sandra Harris, and Charles Tornes. She is a 2013 graduate of Fort Frye ...

Megan Hackney and Calvin Kelly IV

Hackney-Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hackney of Williamson, W.Va., announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Hackney, to Calvin Kelly IV, son of Col. (Ret) Calvin G. Kelly and Cynthia Kelly of Williamstown. The bride-to-be is a graduate from Marshall University, works in a real estate office in DuPont, ...

Sherry Grahame-Crawford and Tom Moore

Grahame-Crawford – Moore

Sherry Grahame-Crawford of Marietta and Tom Moore of Williamstown announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sherry is the daughter of Joyce and Richard Murphy and the late Greg Grahame. Tom is the son of Jackie Moore and the late Edna Moore. The bride is employed at The Career Center ...

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Shawn and Arienne Coe

Miller-Coe

Arienne Miller and Shawn Coe were united in marriage on Feb. 25, 2017 at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. The couple was honored to have Fr. David Huffman travel from Ironton to officiate the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Nancy Miller of ...

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 ...

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Art and Betty Woodgerd

60th: Art, Betty Woodgerd

Art and Betty Woodgerd of 125 Riverview Drive, Marietta, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at an open house. The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at 125 Riverview Drive (Harmar Hill), Marietta. Mr. and Mrs. Woodgerd were married June 22, ...

Blaine and Judy Kidder

50th: Blaine, Judy Kidder

Blaine and Judy Kidder will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 7 p.m. June 17 at the Lakeside Golf Course located on Ohio 60 North, near Beverly. Mr. and Mrs. Kidder were married June 15, 1967 at Cutler Chapel of Constitution, Ohio by the Rev. Robert Frost. The couple have two ...

David and Patricia Riggs

60th: David, Patricia Riggs

David and Patricia Riggs of Newport are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22. They were married June 22, 1957 at Newport Methodist Church. Riggs is the son of Elmer and Matilda Riggs and Mrs. Riggs is the daughter of Homer and Carrie Riggs. He retired from Cytec after 31 ...

Gerald and Kathryn Drake

70th: Gerald, Kathryn Drake

Gerald and Kathryn Drake of Belpre will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 15. They were married at Waterford Methodist Church by the Rev. L.D. Phipps. Gerald is a World War II veteran, who retired after 35 years as an educator. Kathryn is a retired public relations clerical ...

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Devola multi-use trail benefits from support

The financial support provided by the grant awards to the Devola Multi-Use Trail (DMUT) from the Ohio Department of Health Program, Creating Healthy Communities (CHC), has provided important early support for trail development as well as leverage for our project that has resulted in ...

Area youth gain knowledge through gardening

Behind the Boys and Girls Club in Harmar are multiple raised garden beds, called the “Learning Gardens,” which are used to teach students about gardening and horticulture, healthy living, and healthy foods and nutrition. This program focuses on eating proper nutritious foods to provide the ...

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 ...