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Frightfully fantastic costume ideas

One of the favorite holidays for children is right around the corner and parents and communities are busy making plans. Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on the Halloween holiday, making it the nation’s second largest commercial holiday, according to history.com. While some ...

Overnight investigation planned at Blennerhassett Island

From staff reports Hidden Marietta will be leading an overnight investigation Oct. 19 on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The cost is $129 per person. Ticket information is available by calling 740-538-0520. Reported sightings include: the specter of a little girl playing in ...

Fall foliage tours and more

The West Virginia Tourism Office has partnered with the West Virginia Division of Forestry on the 2019 fall foliage season and preliminary reports forecast good fall color across the state. The agencies plan to continue their longstanding partnership and have started producing weekly fall ...

Pop Culture Convention at WVU-Parkersburg

From staff reports West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host the fourth annual Parkersburg Pop Con from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the College Activities Center. The event is a celebration of popular culture comics, costuming (cosplay), sci-fi, gaming and film, and will feature ...

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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 ...

Parks-Wesel

Courtney Michelle Parks and Jeffrey William Wesel, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Parks of Waterford. She is the granddaughter of Earl and Justine Tornes of Waterford and the late Ralph and ...

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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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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 ...

Dickinson-50th

Pat Dickinson and Karen (Ritchie) Dickinson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption. The late Monsignor Robert Punke presided over the ceremony. The wedding was performed on Oct. 10, 1969. The couple are the ...

Morgan-60th

Leroy and Ruth Morgan will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Sept. 22. They were married at St. John the Baptist Church at Churchtown by the late Msgr. Charles Highland in 1959. They are the parents of two sons: Gary (Brenda) of St. Augenstein, Fla. and David (Betty) of Fleming, Ohio. They ...

Padgitt-65th

Frank and Wanda Padgitt will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24. They were married Sept. 24, 1954 in Marietta. Frank is the son of the late Frank and Francis Padgitt. Wanda is the daughter of the late Howard & Margret Metcalf. Frank retired from Kardex in Marietta ...

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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 ...

Books offer visual journey through area’s past

I’ve always been a history nut, particularly American history. While in college I took so much American history that I ran out of classes to take. When taking Ohio history a professor simply wrote “enough” across my multiple page answer to a question about the Ohio Company that ...