Bland, Miller

Wendy Carol Bland and Eric Gene Miller were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bridgeport. Pastor Karen Torrez and Pastor Craig Richter officiated the ceremony.

Parents of the bride are the late Mr. and Mrs. Thurman K. Bland of Franklin, W.Va. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Miller of Martins Ferry.

Linda Hull, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor, and Don Lipperman, friend of the groom, served as the best man. Other attendants were Debbie Walt-Snyder, Suellen Simonton, Kenny Baldwin and Bill Mount. The flower girls were Sydni Miller and Lilli Hoskinson.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Shannon’s Place in Colerain.

The bride is a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School and a 1999 graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College where she received her associate’s degree as a registered nurse. She is employed at Genesis Healthcare in Zanesville.

The groom is a 1992 graduate of Buckeye Local High School. He is employed at the Belmont Correctional Institution.

Following a wedding trip to Florida, the couple will reside in Bridgeport.