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My Marietta: Ecology of Ohio River a lesson in history

“Ol’ Man River” is a song that is probably familiar to most of those who have grown up at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. But it is much more than a nod to popular culture. Our rivers are full of biodiversity, stemming from millions of years of evolution. “The age of ...

My marietta: Fascinating food trucks: Catching the crowd

Food trucks: they are the reverse of a drive-thru but similar aims of convenience. Marietta has played host to several portable restaurants serving everything from lunchtime delights to sweet treats, and residents from all over get a chance to enjoy the food at different locations throughout ...

Reno VFD holds annual social

It’s a summer classic, supporting your local volunteer firefighters through ice cream, country stores and bingo. “It’s a fundraiser to keep things running,” said Seth Deem, 29, of Reno, who’s a volunteer firefighter for Reno’s department. “All the funding volunteer departments ...

Live music mixes with craft beer at Pomeroy’s bash

From staff reports Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 17th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 28-29 at the Pomeroy Riverside Amphitheater in historic downtown Pomeroy. Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues ...

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Mary Beth Schramm and Dustin Huck

Schramm-Huck

Philip and Mollie Schramm of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Beth Schramm to Dustin Huck, son of Patrick and Teresa Huck of Marietta. Miss Schramm is a graduate of the University of Rio Grande, is an Educational Specialist at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Mr. Huck is a ...

Hope R. Nau
and Dylan T. Sayre

Nau-Sayre

Hope R. Nau and Dylan T. Sayre of Beverly announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Robert and the late Mary Ann Nau of Pleasant City, Ohio. She graduated from Shenandoah High School, and from Wright State University in 2014, where she received a bachelor’s degree ...

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 ...

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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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60th: Charles, Kay Stengel

Charles and Kay Stengel of Beverly are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 10, 1957. Charles and Kay have five children, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A card shower is requested to celebrate their anniversary. Cards can be sent to 2085 Big Run ...

Bob and Terri Caldwell

40th: Bob, Terri Caldwell

Bob and Terri Caldwell of Vincent will celebrate their 40th anniversary on July 9. They were married July 9, 1977, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jackson. They have three children, Amber, Natalie (Eric) and Robby. They have three granddaughters, Blaire, Kendall and Presley.

Carl and Bonnie Nau

50th: Carl, Bonnie Nau

Carl and Bonnie Nau of Marietta are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married July 8, 1967 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marietta by the late Rev. Michael Zohorchak. Nau is the son of the late Andrew and Margaret Nau. He is a retired electrician through the I.B.E.W. Union. ...

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, ...

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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 ...

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 ...