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Mid-Ohio Valley Freedom Ride coming up

Good weather for riding is forecast for the weekend, and the organizers of the second Mid-Ohio Valley Freedom Ride expect plenty of motorcyclists to show up Saturday for a fund-raising tour through scenic Washington County. Robert Fitzgerald, an Army veteran and executive director of the ...

Young vaudevillians prep for show

PARKERSBURG — The annual Camp Vaudeville program is underway this week at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. About 38 local children began Monday and will work through the week to learn about theatrical history and the days of Vaudeville. The camp continues into next week before ...

Home Unique Home

Marietta is known for its diverse architecture and historic homes, but when you look around, you might find both in one building. Here’s a look at two of the city’s unique homes. French for “beautiful view,” Bellevue Street on Harmar Hill has a beautiful view in spades. Near the end ...

Stress less: The art of self-healing in a hectic world

There’s no denying we live in a fast-paced world, where we tend to rush from activity to activity, but dealing with long-term stress isn’t good for our minds or our bodies. Emily West, owner of Studio O-Y-O in Marietta, said there are several ways she teaches people to lower their stress ...

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Pitts-Snider

Stacie Pitts and Joshua Snider are happy to announce their engagement. Ms. Pitts is the daughter of the late Steven and Myra Pitts of Vienna, WV. Mr. Snider is the son of Michael Snider (Sharon) of Waterford, OH and Eva Dowlen (David) of Phoenix, AZ. A December wedding is planned.

Trembly-Fortney

Don and Drenda Trembly of Newark and Kenny Fortney of Vincent and Nancy Fortney of Reno are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Donald Trembly II and Cassandra Fortney. Don is the grandson of the late Calvin “Gene” Trembly and Alberta Martin as well as ...

Henderson-Riley

Michelle Henderson and Braden Riley announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Freeman and Mary Henderson of Fleming, and Marty and Kim Wallace of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Ralph and Sandra Hines of Marietta. Michelle is a graduate of ...

Dailey-Miller

Hannah Shayne Dailey and Brice Timothy Miller, along with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Hannah is the daughter of Pat and Kim Dawson of Waterford, and Michael and Ashley Dailey of Caldwell. She is the granddaughter of the late Ronald and Brenda Heiss, Larry ...

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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 ...

Tuten

Maggie Hendershot and Samuel Tuten were married on Oct. 20, 2018 at McLeod Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Brother-in-law and Pastor Whitney Owens officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steven Hendershot of Whipple and Tina Hendershot of Marietta. She is the ...

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Offenberger-50th

The children of Howard and Lois (Cook) Offenberger, Lori Porter (Nolan) and Howard Offenberger, Jr. (Jeralynne), are pleased to announce the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents. They will celebrate this special occasion on June 30 from 2-5 p.m. at the fellowship hall at St. Bernard’s ...

Zimmer-25th

Brent E. Zimmer and Nancy M. Lemon-Zimmer of Marietta will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were married June 27, 1994 in Lexington Horse Park in Lexington, KY by Rev. Donald Anderson. Brent is the son of the late Paul and Betty Zimmer and the co-owner of Zimmerview ...

Rummer-60th

Dean and Edith Rummer of Lowell celebrated their 60th anniversary June 26. They were married on June 26, 1959. Dean is the son of Blaine and Lula Rummer (deceased) of Lowell and is currently retired from the Washington County Highway Department. Edith is the daughter of Pete and Mary ...

Mugrage-55th

Al and Kay Mugrage Sr. of Little Hocking will celebrate 55 years of marriage on June 12. They are the parents of Al Mugrage Jr. and Beth Mugrage, Brian and Dawn Mugrage, Steve and Sherry Mugrage, and Scott and Dana Mugrage. They also have 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three ...

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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 ...