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Rallying for a friend’s recovery

Friends of Tommy Longfellow will come together Saturday night to return some of the favors the long-time mechanic has done for them over the years. Longfellow, 49, sustained crippling injuries in a motorcycle crash six months ago and is still recovering. “In August I was riding my ...

Several events planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several programs and services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in connection with the holiday in his honor will be held in the coming week. ¯Marietta College will be closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. While classes won’t be held, students and employees are ...

Local musicians to perform folk music in the round

According to Michael "Moon" Mullen, owner of Over the Moon Pub and Pizza on Front Street and local musician, folk music uses lyrics to drive the song by telling a story. This Friday, at 8 p.m., three local musicians will tell their stories in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson at ...

First Fridays: Fire and Ice

When people think of ice in January, they are usually reminded of treacherous driving conditions or the early morning scraping of their windshields. But for this month’s First Fridays event, ice will be celebrated as a unique artistic medium. This Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., downtown merchants ...

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Strauss-Arnold

Kaeley Marie Arnold and Ethan Troy Strauss announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christopher and Tina Arnold of Marietta. She is the grandaughter of Mildred Arnold and the late William Arnold of Marietta, and Robert and Mary Lou Ullman of Marietta. She is a 2010 graduate ...

Hanson-Brantmeier

Kelsey Jo Hanson and Gregory Scott Brantmeier, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Victoria Hanson of Beverly. She is a 2011 graduate of Fort Frye High School and a 2016 graduate of Ohio University with a ...

Fox-Murray

Kari Fox and Adam Murray, along with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kari is the daughter of Ed and Diane Fox of Marietta. She is a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in journalism and strategic communication and a minor in ...

Smrek-Antill

Jordan Renee Smrek and Austin Glen Antill, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of William and Kimberly Smrek of Cutler and the granddaughter of Manning Roush of Racine, Ohio. She is a 2017 graduate of Ohio University ...

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Rinard

Cinda Newlon and Jordan Rinard were married on Dec. 8, 2018 at North End Church of Christ in Parkersburg. Steven Haguewood of North End Church of Christ and Chris Roberts of 26th St. Church of Christ officiated. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Tracy Newlon of Parkersburg. She is the ...

Hushion-Baum

Katie Marie Hushion and Joseph Anthony Baum were married on Oct. 7, 2017 at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. Father Mark Moore officiated the ceremony with Father Mike Campbell and Father Patrick Gaughan. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Teresa Hushion of Marietta. ...

Sprague-Hilverding

Olivia Ann Sprague and Austin Todd Hilverding were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Janelle Sprague of Waterford. She is the granddaughter of Shirley (Bob) Oliver of Marietta and ...

Miller-Kriechbaum

Faith Elizabeth Miller and Cory Mychal Kriechbaum were united in marriage at The Blennerhassett Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The ceremony occurred in the outdoor tent and was officiated by Carl Mayfield. It was a beautiful fall afternoon. The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Marianna ...

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Witten

Bonnie and Jerry Witten of Lowell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27. Bonnie Lou Sutherland and Jerry Wayne Witten were married at The Beverly United Methodist Church on Dec. 27, 1968. As classmates at Fort Frye High School, they were not high school sweethearts but ...

Dye anniversary

Roger and Darlene (Cline) Dye recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Nov. 26, 1958 in Graysville. They have made their home in Newport for the past 44 years. Roger and Darlene are the parents of three children, Rhonda Dye - deceased, Vickie Turner and ...

50th: James and Juanita Baker

James and Juanita Baker began their lifelong friendship during high school. They are celebrating the last 50 years, as a result of being married in Lima, Ohio, on Friday the 13th of September 1968. The bride and groom were attending The Ohio State University. Their struggle to survive during ...

65th: Regis and Mary Huck

Regis and Mary Huck of Vincent will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15, 2018. They were married Sept. 15, 1953 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell. Mrs. Huck is the daughter of the late William and Eleanor Lang and Huck is the son of the late Leo and Lucy ...

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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 ...

Plan ahead for giving, volunteering

Our United Way is a hub of volunteerism and intentional giving for this entire community. We field calls nearly every day as part of the process to match those who wish to give with the agencies and programs where the most impact can be made. Whether the “give” is time or a tangible ...

Depressed? There is hope and recovery

The term “depression” is much more prevalent in society than yesteryear. In the wake of recent suicides by such celebrities as Kate Spade (fashion designer) and Anthony Bourdain (celebrity chef and television host). Depression and other forms of mental illness doesn’t care if you are ...

Weighty issues: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

I am very excited to expand on my Weighty Issue column to include other health and wellness topics. Some of the topics will range from diabetes to depression to celiac sprue and so forth. Whatever the case, I would like to include similar experiences relating to that topics. I hope that it will ...