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A better breakfast: Boost Your Breakfast with Protein-Packed Recipes

(Family Features) Whether you're a casual exerciser, a professional athlete or just looking for a nutritious breakfast, kick off your day with protein-packed recipes. As an expert in the nutritional needs of professional athletes, Megan Chacosky, chef and registered dietitian for the U.S. ...

2018 prom: Lots of planning goes into theme for a magical prom night

The high school years are often filled with milestones but none perhaps more memorable than prom. Over the years, themes have changed to reflect the times, while many stay the same. According to Seventeen Magazine, top themes this year include Mardi Gras, Hollywood, Carnival, Disney movies ...

Earth Day – Reduce, reuse, recycle: Have a positive impact on the planet

Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22 As more and more people, businesses and governments have embraced eco-friendly lifestyles and practices, it's never been easier for men and women to make a positive impact on the planet. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to make such an impact is ...

Easter egg hunts & more

From staff reports Several community Easter Egg hunts are scheduled for the Easter holiday weekend, along with other Easter activities. They include: Saturday ¯ An Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Ohio 550 and Warrior Drive. The event is for ...

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Crock-Perschke

Jay and Treva Crock of Waterford announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Mae Crock to Patrick Perschke, the son of Don and Maureen Perschke of Bradford, Pa. The wedding will take place in Lafayette, La., in November 2019.

Crock-Perschke

Jay and Treva Crock of Waterford announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Mae Crock to Patrick Perschke, the son of Don and Maureen Perschke of Bradford, Pa. The wedding will take place in Lafayette, La., in November 2019.

Offenberger-Kozak

Jerry and Joyce Offenberger of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Offenberger, to Robert Kozak Jr., son of Robert and Charlene Kozak Sr. The bride-to-be is employed by Alternate Solutions Home Care as a physical therapy assistant. Her grandparents are Mary Rita and ...

Newlen-Merrow

Harold and Sally Newlen of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Newlen, to Donald Jeffrey Merrow, son of Donnie and Kellie Merrow of Lower Salem. The date of the wedding is to be determined, but planned for Fall of 2019.

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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 ...

Roberts-Offenberger

Abigail M. Roberts and Cody Offenberger were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. June 3, 2017 at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. Father Mike Campbell officiated the open church, double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father and late mother, David ...

Waits-Erickson

Faith Waits became the bride of Bradly Erickson on July 2, 2017 at Skyview Acres in Athens County. The barn-style wedding took place in an area that has family ties from the bride’s side of the family, back to her great-great-grandparents, Maude and Eldon Kasler. The ceremony and ...

Thomas-Brookover

Together with their family and friends, Tabitha Dawn Thomas and Justin Allan Brookover were united in marriage on Sept. 23, 2017 at Newport Baptist Church in Newport. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Doug Brown. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Thomas of Newport. The groom is ...

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50th: Randall and Sharon Babcock

Randall and Sharon Babcock will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 1. A card shower to celebrate their years together is underway and can be mailed to them at 1586 Lois St., Belpre, Ohio, 45714. They met at a dance in Lowell in August 1967 and married on April 1, 1968 in ...

70th: Donald and Dorothy Morrow

Donald and Dorothy Morrow of Fleming will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on March 28. The couple were married March 28, 1948 at Veto Presbyterian Church. The Rev. E.B. Townsend was the officiating minister. Donald is the son of the late Leslie and Nettie Morrow. Dorothy is ...

50th: Bill and Janet Kidd

Bill and Janet Kidd of Lower Salem will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Lower Salem Village Hall, 97 Main St., Lower Salem. It is requested that gifts be omitted. The couple were married on March 30, ...

50th: Jean and Mary Yost

On March 17, 2018, Jean and Mary Yost will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church on March 17, 1968 by the Rev. Emmett Osborne. Mary is the daughter of Bernard and Margaret Carpenter of Veto. Jean is the son of the late Jim and ...

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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 ...

Smoot launches performing arts series with Beach Boys tunes

From staff reports The Smoot Theatre will open its 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series on Friday with a tribute to the Beach Boys. Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Smoot at 213 Fifth St. in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for ...

Honey Festival in 37th year

From staff reports The 2017 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7 to 12 years and free for ages 6 and ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair runs through Sat.

From staff reports MINERAL WELLS, W.Va.— The 2017 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition will feature live entertainment, activities, carnival rides and other attractions on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair, which began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, will also ...