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Smoot youth choirs will perform on Saturday

The Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles will present a free Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Parkersburg. While the performance is free, donations will be accepted. Trinity Episcopal Church at 430 Juliana St., Parkersburg, is handicap accessible and ...

MOVP youth present comedy

A talented cast of teens, a story of love and revenge, and...squirrels? The Mid-Ohio Valley Youth Players will present the comedic story of “The Worst High School Play in the World” this weekend at the Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St., Marietta. The production will be held on Friday at 7 ...

Belpre Farmers Castle to hold Hineman book sale

From staff reports Books collected over the lifetime of the late Rod Hineman will be offered for sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Annex of the Belpre Farmers Castle and Education Center. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum at 509 Ridge St. “Rod collected ...

MOV Thanksgiving dinners

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving tradition of providing a free meal to residents. - The Parkersburg Salvation Army on Fifth Street will hold its free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. ...

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Wells-Smith

David and Lisa Wells of Belpre are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Wells, to Justin Smith, son of Bill and Julie Smith of Belpre. The couple will be married on Jan. 18, 2020 at the Belpre Church of Christ by invitation only.

Laborie-Zoller

Sarah Maye Laborie and Ian Joseph Zoller announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Doug and Sandy Laborie of Bloomdale, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Clara Neumann and the late Robert Neumann of Seven Hills, Ohio and Ron and Edith Laborie of ...

Loyer-Stalnaker

Jessica Loyer and Justin Stalnaker announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Doug and Tonya Loyer and granddaughter of Cyrus Bowen of Marietta. Justin is the son of Robert and Melinda Stalnaker of Mineral Wells, W. Va. and the grandson of Charlotte Stalnaker of Belpre and ...

Glazier-Knotts

Sierra Glazier of Vincent and Garrin Knotts of Beverly are announcing their engagement. Sierra is the daughter of Tom and Elaine Glazier of Vincent. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Lois Tucker of Beverly, and Bob and Kay Glazier of Coshocton. Garrin is the son of Garry and Robin ...

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Cole-Kuo

Aubrey Lyn Cole and Ren-Shuoh (Emory) Kuo were united in marriage on May 31 in an outdoor ceremony at the Marietta Shrine Club in Marietta. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor John Watkins. The bride is the daughter of Kevin H. Cole and Tracy R. Cole of Vincent. She is the granddaughter of ...

Busser-Wharff

Molly Busser and Kevin Wharff were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on April 27, 2019 at Vue Columbus in downtown in Columbus, OH. Minister Kevin Masters officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, David and Judy Busser of Charlotte, NC. Her ...

Lawlor-Bugajski

Sidney Elizabeth Lawlor and Jeffrey Aaron Bugajski were united in marriage on April 13 at The Barn on Enchanted Acres in Dennison, OH. The ceremony was officiated by sister of the groom, Sara Bugajski. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Andrea Lawlor of Waterford. She is the granddaughter ...

Curtis

Josie Dawn Felton and Lane Rolland Curtis were united in marriage on June 23, 2018 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Marietta Shrine Club. Pastor Scott Shawver was the officiant. Josie Dawn Felton is the daughter of Johnny and Lucinda Felton of New Matamoras. She is the granddaughter of John and ...

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Young-60th

Edward (Frank) and Linda Young of River View Drive, Marietta, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20. They were married Nov. 20, 1959 at Reno Christian Church by Don Seevers of Ironton, Ohio. The couple are the parents of Keith (Ina) of Marietta and Kathi (James) of Batavia, ...

Huck-60th

Leo and Joan Huck celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10. They were married Nov. 11, 1959 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Harriettsville, Ohio by the Rev. Fr. Clemens Schlueter. Mrs. Huck is the daughter of the late Clarence and Juanita Zwick and Huck is the son of the late ...

McCain-65th

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McCain will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6. Donald Richard McCain married Mildred Faye Ullman on Nov. 6, 1954 at First Baptist Church in Marietta with the Rev. Harland Stenger officiating. Donald (Don) retired from Procter & Gamble Co. as a sales ...

Schilling-60th

Francis G. and Gladys E. Schilling of State Route 676, Marietta, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13. They were married Oct. 14, 1959 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown by Monsignor Charles Highland. Schilling is the son of the late Francis and Louise ...

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Veterans Day: Answering a new call by sharing their stories

"Off we go, into the wild, blue yonder. Climbing high into the sun." Wednesday, my voice caught as I sang along with the Harmar Elementary students serenading veteran servicemen and women gathered at Settlers Bank. I grew up moving from station to station, wherever the U.S. Air Force sent ...

United Way sees positive response following Day of Action

What does impact look like? Last week on our annual Day of Action, we saw more than 350 of our neighbors out in the community giving their time and sweat equity to projects all over the community. They probably wore their shirts that said Live United. They were lugging shovels. They were ...

First Cruise-In a success, thanks to the community

What a fantastic evening we had at 700 Channel Lane Thursday, for our first Marietta Times and Parkersburg News and Sentinel Cruise-In. While the rain did give us a bit of a scare, we were fortunate to have good weather, good food, good music... and one heck of a turnout. It’s true, we ...

Along the trail

You find a lot of things along a trail. Sometimes they are tangible things, like a turtle. Sometimes they are a little more abstract, like a clear head. Sometimes you find yourself. A little over a year ago my doctor gave me a wake-up call to drop some pounds or face the consequences of ...