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Local resident to mark 100 years

Ruth Weaver will turn 100 years Dec. 27. She has three living children, Betty Jane and Mary Ellen of the Salem area and Dan of Tennessee. Her husband Arland passed away in 1994 and son Walter passed away in 2009. Ruth is a former resident of Minerva and was active at East Rochester Methodist, ...

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Shane and Rosealin Anderson of Hanoverton are announcing the birth of their daughter Sophia Rose born Nov. 3. Sophia weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Missy Morris of Salem. Paternal grandparents are Kenny and Nina Anderson of ...

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Bob and Briana Fitzpatrick announice the birth of a daughter, Layla Briane, at 9:10 a.m. Nov. 15 in Dayton. Layla Briane weighed 7 pounds, 13.9 ounces and was 10.5 inches long. She joins big brother, Cash. Grandparents include Cindy and Karl Reed of Wellsville, Bill and Dana Wright of ...

Amelia May Mather to celebrate 100th birthday

DAMASCUS — Amelia May Mather will turn 100 years Dec. 11. She has five living children— Bob of Garfield, Bonnie of Michigan, Rick of Colorado, Tom of Salem and Terri of Beloit— as well as 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husband Earl ...

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Laura Caughey to exchange vows with Richard L. Adams

Laura Caughey and Richard L. Adams of Westville Lake, Beloit, are announcing their engagement. The prospective bride is the daughter of the late Larry L. and Kathleen J. Hartley. She is a 1986 graduate of West Branch High School and is employed at Famous Supply in Sebring. The prospective ...

Mariel Brady to exchange vows with David Cramer

Gerard and Christine Brady of Blauvelt, N.Y., are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Mariel, to David Cramer, son of the Revs. Stephen and Meta Cramer of Salem. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Columbiana High School. He received his B.A. from Drew University and his J.D. from ...

Brooke McCartney plans to wed James Hanson

Jerry and Kathy McCartney are announcing the engagement and forthcoming winter wedding of their daughter, Brooke McCartney, to James Hanson. He is the son of Jon and Julia Hanson of Tucson, Ariz. The bride-elect graduated from Defiance College with a Masters of Arts in Education, as well as ...

Jessica Catherine Arter to exchange vows with Micheal W. Gasaway

Ronald and Lisa Arter of Leetonia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Catherine, to Micheal W. Gasaway, son of Bobby and MaryBeth (Hinchliffe) Gasaway of Lisbon. Micheal has an Associate Degree in Specialized Electrical Technology from NCST and is employed as a ...

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Halley Taylor exchanges wedding vows with Jacob Frank

Jacob Frank and the former Halley Taylor, former Sebring-area residents, were married March 28 in a private backyard on the Palos Verddx Peninsula in California. Originally 88 people from Ohio were set to attend the wedding. In the end, they all had to cancel. Four close friends, the wedding ...

Haley Skolosh exchanges vows with Samuel Hake

Haley Skolosh and Samuel Hake exchanged wedding vows Nov. 28, finding a way to hold a marriage ceremony during the pandemic. Plans for an extravagant wedding /reception that was set up a year in advance had to be canceled not once, but twice, then replanned for a compacted venue due to ...

Jessica Arter weds Michael Gasaway

Jessica Arter and Michael Gasaway were united in marriage on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Hippley Garden’s in Columbiana. Aaron Hinchliffe officiated the picturesque fall outdoor wedding. The parents of the bride hosted a dinner at the Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana immediately following ...

Charity Balint and Andrew Adams exchange wedding vows

Charity Balint and Andrew Adams were united in marriage on September 5 at an outdoor ceremony at The Barn Above the Lakes in Leetonia. Dana Blackburn officiated the ceremony with a dinner reception following inside the barn. The bride is the daughter of Christina and Jeffrey Balint. The ...

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Becks mark 50 years of marriage

Calvin and Pamela Beck, of 38619 state Route 558, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. The former Pamela Davis, the daughter of Willard and Velma Davis, married Calvin Beck, the son of Jefferson and Betty Beck, on Jan. 23, 1971 at the First United Methodist Church of Leetonia ...

Jess and Berneda Fitch mark 65 years of marriage

Jess and Berneda Fitch are celebrating 65 years of marriage. They were married in Pikeville, Ky. Jan. 21, 1956 by the Rev. James Owen. Soon after, they moved to Salem, where Jess worked for Eljer Plumbing before retiring after 43 years. Berneda worked at Walkers Shoe Store for 19 years until ...

Randall and Debra Erath mark golden wedding anniversary

Randall and Debra Erath are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 9. They were married Jan. 9, 1971 at the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church of Salem. Randy is semi-retired from General Motors and works as a bus driver for Crestview Local Schools. Debbie is retired after ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Donely to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Robert Lee and Mary Ann (Orem) Donley Sr. are celebrating 70 years of marriage. They were married Jan. 24, 1951 in Salem at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Hunter officiating the ceremony. Robert worked for the Ohio Edison and Mary worked at The Church Budget of Salem. After ...

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40 years later ‘Halloween’ gets proper sequel

In 1978, director John Carpenter’s “Halloween” kicked the legs out from under the horror genre. The film signified a pivot for the industry, bringing with it a trove of tropes that filmmakers employ to this day. For four decades, Carpenter’s inexorable killer, Michael Myers, has ...

Rocky Bleier bringing his one-man show to Pittsburgh stage

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Public Theater is thrilled to welcome back former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier to perform his one-man show, “The Play,” live on the O’Reilly Theater stage. Based on Bleier’s life story, “The Play” was written by Gene Collier, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ...

New documentary shows Al Gore hasn’t given up on climate concerns

Al Gore is the primary focus of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” but the new documentary, which debuted Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, doesn’t feel like a vanity project. Gore and his relentless passion to communicate the dangers of climate change and enact policy to diminish its ...

‘Snatchers’ combines teen pregnancy and aliens in Sundance horror-comedy

The horror-comedy series “Snatchers,” premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is about a teenager who gets a surprise pregnancy after having sex for the first time. The surprise: that the baby is not a human, but an alien who attacks people and takes over their bodies. ...

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United High School ’69 marks 50 years

United High School Class of 1969 celebrated its 50-year class reunion with a three-day event in September. The class held a meet and greet Sept. 27 at Mark's Landing, then held a dinner and dance on Sept. 28 at the Dolence Farm. The class finished the reunion with a brunch Sept. 29 at Kiko's ...

Salem High School Class of 1964 holds 55-year reunion

Salem High School Class of 1964 gathered for a weekend of festivities Aug. 9 and 10. On that Friday, 67 classmates and guests enjoyed the evening at the Salem Saxon Club clubhouse. Then on Saturday evening the celebration continued with dinner and dancing at the Salem Golf Club formal dining. ...

Salem High School Class of 1969 celebrates reunion with weekend of events

SALEM— Members of the Salem High School Class of 1969 celebrated their 50-year class reunion during a three-day weekend of events. Classmates came from Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and ...