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Anniversaries

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Richard and Juanita Wetz celebrate 75 years of love

The greatest love story ever told officially began on the morning of Feb. 3, 1946, when Richard Wetz picked up his bride-to-be, Juanita (Hughes), in his 1937 Ford Thunderbolt and drove to the wedding venue, the living room of the Rev. Otto Breuhaus, the pastor of St. John’s Church of Lowell, ...

Cunningham couple celebrates 40 years

Paul and Nancy Cunningham of Marietta will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married in Marietta on Jan. 30, 1981. Paul is the son of the late Raymond E. Cunningham and the late Lois Ann Cunningham. Nancy is the daughter of Roy and Dorothy Woods of Marietta. Paul and ...

Knowlton – 50th

Jeff and Janet Knowlton of Marietta will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in Lower Salem on Aug. 30, 1970. Jeff is the son of Willa Knowlton and the late Ralph Knowlton of Whipple and Janet is the daughter of the late Charles and Geraldine Handschumacher of Lower ...

Gossett – 55th

Bernard and Janet Gossett of Marietta will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 5. Bernard Gossett and the former Janet Hasley were married Sept. 5, 1965, at the Marietta E.U.B. (Evangelical United Brethren) Church, now Faith United Methodist Church, on Seventh Street ...

Schmedes – 50th

Hank and Carol Schmedes are celebrating 50 years of marriage Sept. 5. They were married in their hometown of North Plainfield, New Jersey. A family trip to Disney World was planned but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. They have one son, Chris, daughter-in-law Megan, and three grandchildren, ...

Douglas-50th

John and Susan (Davidson) Douglas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family on Aug. 8. They were married at the Newport United Methodist Church in 1970. They raised two sons (Bill and Stephen) and enjoyed life together in Marietta with their large extended family.

Fair-50th

Philip Fair and Cecilia Hopson were married Aug. 21, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida. They graduated from Bob Jones University. Philip Fair has served in pastorates in Ohio and West Virginia. He is also Assistant Pastor at Marietta Bible Center Church and Communications Director at Independent ...

70th- Haught

Dale Haught and the former Phyllis (Decker) were married Aug. 12, 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Haught retired in 1983 from Consolidated Aluminum. Mrs. Haught is a homemaker. The couple have four children, Sheila (Jerry) King of Williamstown, Barbara (Gale) DePuy of Marietta, Sandra (David) Perry ...

50th-Jackson

Blaine G. Jackson and Linda C. Jackson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at the Methodist Church in Cairo, W.Va. on July 18, 1970. Both Blaine and Linda graduated from Cairo High School and grew up in the area. They currently reside in Marietta. Blaine ...

Bosworth-50th

William and Mary Bosworth Jr. of Marietta will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary July 12. They were married July 12, 1970 at Newport United Methodist Church by the late Rev. Perey J. Pringle. Bill is the son of the late William and Daisy Bosworth Sr. and Mary is the daughter of ...

Miller-65th

Gilbert and Wanda Miller will observe their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 11. They were married on June 11, 1955 at First Baptist Church in Marietta by the Rev. Harlan W. Stenger. Gilbert is the son of the late Clifford and Lucille Payne Miller and Wanda is the daughter of the ...

Heiss-60th

Kenneth and Sharon Heiss of Marietta will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 30. The couple were married at St. John the Baptist Church at Churchtown by the late Msgr. Charles Highland in 1960 and are current parishioners at The Basilica of St Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. ...

Stephens-65th

Kenneth and Sara Stephens were married May 28,1955. Kenneth is the son of the late Lawrence and Esta Stephens and retired from Ohio Power. Sara is the daughter of the late Harold and Beatrice Worthington and had worked at B.F. Goodrich. The couple have two daughters, Teresa (Eugene) Huck and ...

Coss-70th

Hubert I. and Madeline V. Coss were married June 9, 1950 in the parsonage of the First Congregational Church in Marietta. In 1986 Hubert retired from American Cyanamid and Madeline retired from Marietta Convalescent Center. They still reside in Marietta but have spent their winters in Palm ...

Casto-55th

Steve and Jill (Harris) Casto will celebrate their 55th anniversary on April 17. They were married in First Baptist Church, Marietta. They have two children, Stephanie Griego (Louis), San Antonio, Texas, and Ian Casto (Heather), Malden, Missouri. They are blessed with three grandchildren, ...

Huck-50th

Neil and Joyce Huck of Marietta will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 18. The couple were married at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell and are current parishioners at The Basilica of St Mary of the Assumption in Marietta. Neil and Joyce have five children; Beth Huck, ...