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Black History Month: An untold story…

Two black women born in Marietta in the early 1900s are part of the story of Washington County that is never told. “Unfortunately, they were not only women, but they were two women of color,” said Monica Jones, associate dean of students and chief diversity officer at Marietta College. ...

Annual Habitat fundraiser

For the past 20 years, Habitat for Humanity has held a dinner and auction to support its house building efforts. This year, a dedication will be held at the dinner to celebrate the event’s namesake and his wife for their support of the organization. The late Paul Callihan was active with ...

Museum to host Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show

The annual Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show will offer a look at firearms and other pioneer tools — both historically and contemporarily made — on Saturday at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. The annual show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 pm. and regular museum admission ...

Pancake Days returns

Helping children is the mission behind the 66th annual Kiwanis Pancake Days, which is scheduled for this weekend. The event will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., ...

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Hendershot-Pettit

Steven Hendershot of Whipple and Tina Hendershot of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter Lacey J. Hendershot to Justin D. Pettit, son of Rick Pettit of Lowell and Krista Gage of Cutler. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Maxine Erb of Whipple, and the late Richard ...

Shea-Martin

Sandi Shea and John Martin of Marietta are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sandi is the daughter of Sally Wesel and Kenneth Sandstrom, of Marietta. John is the son of the late Marvin and Patricia Martin, also of Marietta. A September 2020 wedding is planned.

Lang-Potts

Danielle Elizabeth Lang and Travis Ray Potts, together with their parents, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Kelly Lang of Lowell, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Raymond and Deanna Lang of Lowell and Robert and Eolyne Parlin ...

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.

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Keegan-Broughton

Megan Elizabeth Keegan and Seth James Broughton were united in marriage on November 1st, 2019 at Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, Utah. The bride is the daughter of Anne and Joseph Keegan of Marietta and the granddaughter of the late Luada (Lu) and Joseph Wesel of Marietta and John and ...

Harrington-Gourley

Along with their parents, John Gourley and Sheena Harrington invite you to join them in celebration of marriage May 23, 2020 at the Knights of Columbus Churchtown, Ohio at 3:30 p.m. John is a 1995 graduate of Waterford High School and is employed with Nevelle Construction. Sheena is a 2002 ...

Saverko

Kelly Gregory and Joshua Saverko were united in marriage Aug. 3, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marietta. Pastor Chad Mugrage was the officiant. Kelly Gregory is the daughter of Kyle and Brenda Gregory of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Neil and Jeanette Gregory of Marietta ...

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 ...

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Roger and Cris Baker celebrate 50 years of marriage

The children of Roger and Cris (Lang) Baker of Waterford, Ohio, are proud to announce that their parents will be celebrating 50 years of marriage April 17. They were married at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Beverly, April 17, 1971, where they still attend. Roger is retired from DuPont’s ...

Sherry and Donald Daley celebrate 40 years of love

Sherry and Donald Daley II of Parkersburg, W.Va. celebrated their 40th anniversary April 4, 2021. They were married April 4, 1981 at 19th Church of God in Parkersburg, which they have been members of for a long time. Donald is the son of the late Dora and late Don Daley I from Parkersburg ...

50 years of marriage for Mike and Joyce Lorentz

Mike and Joyce Lorentz of Belpre will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 17. They were married April 17, 1971 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, W.Va. by Rev. Richard Longbon. Mrs. Lorentz is the daughter of the late Homer and Wanda Bird. She retired ...

Police Reports

Reports/Washington County ¯ Two dogs belonging to Jason Wheeler, 6627 State Route 60, Marietta, were loose from the property Feb. 5. These dogs ran onto and across State Route 60, which impeded traffic. This has been an ongoing issue and a warning was issued in the recent past for these two ...

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Cookbook focuses on anti-inflammatory dishes

With everyone giving different advice on how to eat healthy or what diets to try, it can be hard to find recipes to fit those guidelines. “The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook” by Stephania Patinella, Alexandra Romey and Jonathan Deutsch is out now to help bring anti-inflammatory eating to ...

Time for all of us to come together

Another year rolled in and made a grand entrance on all our lives with many new changes hopefully for us and the entire world. Had we have asked someone five years ago even about what will be taking place in the year 2020 no one would even come close to guessing what is taking place in the ...

Finding peace through God’s word and the Holy Spirit

I found a wonderful meditation from “The Dance of Life,” by Henri Nouwen, that answers the question of how do we live in the midst of all this chaos: “When we keep the Bible and our spiritual books in one hand and the newspaper in the other, we will always discover new questions, but we ...

More than one Grinch out there

Several Christmases ago I wrote an article “Why the Grinch Stole Christmas.” As we wrap up this year of 2020 I think there are actually many “Grinches” that are trying to steal Christmas. The “Grinch” stands for anything that is threatening to sabotage Christmas or otherwise steal ...