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Continuing your legacy

When living in a small town, sometimes one can see the footprints left there for generations. For Taylor Haines, 17, of Fort Frye, it definitely isn’t hard to spot those historical influences on her life. Haines has spent her teen years involved in activities such as FFA and 4-H. ...

Scout works to install Battlefield Cross

For his Eagle Scout project, 17-year-old Will Yannitell wanted to do a complementary memorial to Gold Star Park in Marietta. He said after talking to veterans, he decided to do a memorial consisting of a Battlefield Cross piece cast in bronze with a sandstone pedestal. The memorial will ...

Following your dreams

PARKERSBURG —Sometimes taking a leap towards your dreams can be scary, but it also can be rewarding as you watch that hard work pay off. As a junior Abby Farnsworth, 17, decided to do just that and publish her first book “EverGreen.” Now as a senior at Parkersburg South High School and ...

Med school bound

Alexa Marley, 17, is a senior at Monroe Central. Marley has spent her teen years enjoying 4-H, FFA, volleyball, being a youth mentor and going to Belmont College where she has earned enough college credits to graduate with two associates degrees (in May) in science and mental health ...

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Police

Reports/Ohio State Highway Patrol ¯ A 1979 Ford F-150 belonging to Anna M. Ward of 25553 State Route 564, Lower Salem, was traveling northbound June 16 on Township Road 71 in Adams Township. It went off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. The driver of the ...

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 ...

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Wedding — Pottmeyer-Miller

Pottmeyer-Miller Miss Kaitlin Lynnae Pottmeyer, daughter of Erin and Sherri Pottmeyer of Churchtown, Ohio, became the bride of Mr. Dean Allan Miller, son of Mike Miller and the late Tina Miller, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. ...

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 ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holley

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holley will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary next week. They were married at the First Baptist Church of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. July 7, 1951. Their parents were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Holley and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woodard. The couple had two sons, Gary Lee, who was ...

60th Anniversary — Brooker

Congratulations to Louis and Ruth Brooker who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 22, 1961, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Churchtown. With love, your family.

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 ...

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The secret power of Thanksgiving

Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. — John Ortberg When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. — Willie Nelson Knowing it can always get worse, I try to be grateful for whatever good I have. ...

Teach your children to share and give

As we are approaching the busiest time of the year, and before it is too late, it is time to reach out to our children and grandchildren and remind them that this is the season of giving and sharing. If we teach our children from a young age to share and give, it will establish a habit that ...

Know Before You Grow: Love it or hate it — Mulch, mulch, mulch …

Gardeners often develop a schedule of gardening tasks as they create and maintain both landscape and edible gardens. For example, applying mulch at a depth of 2 to 2 ¢ inches is a task generally completed by gardeners during the spring. Mulching too early in spring may not allow the soil to ...

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 ...