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MARTINS FERRY Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel its annual SkyShow, which includes a fireworks display for Fourth of July. The chamber said on social media because the fireworks alone cost $7,000, it did not want to ask sponsors to cover the cost at this time. BARNESVILLE AMERICAN ...

Lions Club helps beautify Martins Ferry with new flowers

MARTINS FERRY -- The city’s downtown is looking more spring-like thanks to new flowers planted by members of the Martins Ferry Lions Club. The club purchases and plants flowers annually to help beautify the business district. There are a few large concrete planters on street-level corners ...

Artworks Around Town reopens

WHEELING -- After almost a two-month closure due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic restrictions, Artworks Around Town has reopened. Located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market, the art gallery had been shuttered in order to protect the health and well being of its members and ...

Rocky Road dreams

Since the weather has been warming up that usually means we get ice cream cravings in our house -- more often than usual anyway. My husband introduced me to a flavor that somehow I’d never had before -- rocky road. It is so good! It is chocolate, with chocolate covered peanuts, I think, and ...

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CATHERINE GAGLIONE, NICKOLAS STANKOVICH

Catherine Gaglione of Follansbee and Nickolas Stankovich of Martins Ferry announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe Gaglione of Los Angeles, California, and Lorraine Ciccolella Gaglione of Follansbee. She is a 2006 graduate of Brooke High School, 2009 graduate of ...

AMANDA STOLTEY, JOSH PEMPEK

Linda Stoltey of Maynard and Dave and Brenda Stoltey of St. Clairsville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Stoltey to Josh Pempek of Fairpoint, Ohio. Josh is the son of Stan and Leigh Pempek of Fairpoint. The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of St. Clairsville ...

KATIE DILLON, RYAN LULI

KATIE DILLON, RYAN LULI Richard and Diana Dillon of St. Clairsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Dillon, to Ryan Luli, son of Joe and Gini Luli of Ravenna, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of St. Clairsville High School and 2013 graduate of Kent State University ...

CAITLIN ROSE LONGSTAFF, EVAN PATRICK GRABER

CAITLIN ROSE LONGSTAFF, EVAN PATRICK GRABER Mr. and Mrs. Mark Longstaff of Powhatan Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Rose, to Evan Patrick Graber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Graber of Canton, Ohio. The bride-to-be graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor of ...

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MR. & MRS. TODD McKEEGAN

Stacy Nicole Young and Todd Michael McKeegan were married on Sept. 21 at Wheeling Park White Palace. Following the ceremony the couple spent their honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Jim Young of Baltimore, Md., and Coleena Groch of Toronto. The groom is the son of ...

MR. & MRS. TED MCCORT 50th wedding anniversary

MR. & MRS. TED MCCORT 50th wedding anniversary Ted and Annita McCort will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13. They were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lafferty, Ohio, with the Rev. P. Cafferelli officiating. Ted is the son of the late Ted Jr. ...

MR. & MRS. ERIC WITTMER

Dr. Shaylee Peckens and Eric Wittmer were united in marriage Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. in St Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, with the Very Rev. William Cross and the Rev. Monsignor George Coyne officiating at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Doug and Judy Peckens of ...

MR. & MRS. JUSTIN HUTCHINSON

MR. & MRS. JUSTIN HUTCHINSON Brittany Nicole Grover and Justin Murrell Hutchinson were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Bluff Mountain Inn, Sevierville, Tenn. Judge Blair Edwards officiated the chapel ceremony with a reception that followed at The Barn at Bluff Mountain ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

65th wedding anniversary

Donald and Ramona Byers were married Jan. 8, 1955, by the Rev. Kirby of the Barnesville Methodist Church. Don and Ramona have four children: Laura Storey married to Pat Green, Vince Byers and partner Linda Boyd, Julie and Doug Ruzicska, and Donald Jr. and Lori Byers. Don and Ramona have 10 ...

MR. & MRS. GLEN MAXWELL: 60th wedding anniversary

Glenn and Catherine LaRuffo Maxwell were married in the Bellaire Rock Hill Presbyterian Church on Dec. 19, 1959. They have four children: Robin of Orange, Va., Glenn (Terri) of Gahanna, Ohio, Tracy Ghoris of Bellaire and Steven of Whitehall (Columbus), Ohio. Their two grandchildren are Sam ...

60th wedding anniversary

William (Skip) and Dollie Meeker of Glen Robbins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 31. Meeker is the son of the late Daniel and Midge Meeker. His wife, the former Dollie Merkel, is the daughter of the late Woodrow and Mary Merkel. They have one daughter, Kim Davis and her ...

MR. & MRS. DANIEL ELLIS

On Nov. 23, 1968, Daniel W. Ellis and Bernadine Koci were united in marriage in a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church officiated by Father Robert Krauter. Daniel W. Ellis is the son of the late William E. Ellis and Nellie (Dugan) Ellis of Martins Ferry. Daniel is a retired steelworker ...