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Man will celebrate 95th birthday

COLUMBIANA — Virgil Blosser, a lifelong resident of the Columbiana area, will celebrate his 95th birthday on July 21st. Virgil was a longtime employee of NRM Corporation and is a member of the Columbiana Nazarene Church. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family has elected to hold a card ...

BIRTH

Lucian David Miller SALEM — Slade and Brittney Miller of Salem announce the birth of their son, Lucian David Miller, on May 17, 2020, at home. Lucian weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and was 22.75 inches long. He joins a brother, Victor, 3. Maternal grandparents are Mitchell Lacey ...

Card shower planned for Doris Kersmarki

SALEM — A surprise “90th” Birthday Card Shower will be held June 29 for Doris Waithman Kersmarki. Cards may be sent care of her daughter Cindy O’Brian at 2370 Tanglewood Dr., Salem Ohio 44460.

BIRTHS

Kaiser Walter Seachrist LISBON — Kristy and Kurt Seachrist, 45248 Riffle Road, announce the birth of their son, Kaiser Walter Seachrist, on May 30, 2020 at St. Elizabeth-Boardman. Kaiser weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. He joins siblings Kyle, 5, Klayton, 2, ...

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Evelina Kamilova to exchange vows with Patrick Haren

Kella and Gary Haren of Lisbon are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Patrick Haren, to Evelina Kamilova. The groom-to-be is the son of Kella and Gary Haren. Patrick is a 2017 graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Biology and is currently ...

Amanda Hruby to exchange vows with Kevin Springer

Mr. Greg Hruby of Hanoverton and Ms. Jacki Hruby of Salem are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Hruby, to Kevin Springer, son of Jeff and Anne Springer of North Canton. The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of United Local High School. She graduated ...

Dairian A. Robinson to exchange wedding vows with Alex Mason

Reginald and Lisa Robinson of 1015 N. Lincoln Ave., Salem, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Dairian A. Robinson, to Alex Mason. He is the son of Becky Cramer of 418 E. Seventh St., Salem. The bride-elect is a high school graduate and employed at Wendy’s. The prospective ...

Christina Pietrzak to exchange vows with Tyler Leggett

Mark and Debbie Pietrzak of Salem are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Pietrzak, to Tyler Leggett of Perrysburg. He is the son of Richard and Lisa Leggett of Perrysburg. The bride-elect is a graduate of Salem High School and the University of ...

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Juliet Victoria Roberts exchanges vows with Zachary Lewis Chaplow

Joseph and Linda Chaplow of Columbiana are proud to announce the marriage of their son, Zachary Lewis Chaplow, to Juliet Victoria Roberts. The couple were wed on May 19, 2019 at The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Gregory Roberts and Cynthia Sullivan ...

RuthAnn Shehan Rinto exchanges vows with David Albert Gilliss

RuthAnn Shehan Rinto married David Albert Gilliss on Dec. 29, 2018 at DeWald Chapel at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Virginia Birks. A dinner reception followed at the Alliance Country Club, and a community celebration was held Sunday, ...

Angela M. Grate exchanges vows with Matthew P. Heim

Angela M. Grate and Matthew R. Heim were united in marriage on Dec. 29 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown. Pastor Pete Fowler officiated. A brunch reception followed at Stambaugh Auditorium. C. Sam and Debra Grate of Salem are the parents of the bride. The bridegroom’s ...

Anita Kratz marries Wayne Gangi

Anita Kratz and Wayne Gangi were married at 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Berlin Center United Methodist Church in Berlin Center. The Rev. Henry Miller and the Rev. Dennis Ritchey performed the ceremony in the company of their family and friends. A private ring ceremony will be held at a later date ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Mellots celebrate 60th year

Tom and Carol (Coy) Mellott will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25. The Columbiana couple were married on June 25, 1960 at the Woodworth Church of the Brethren. This happy union was attended by friends and family, which included their parents, Roy and Lista Mellott and ...

Salmens mark 65 years

Bill and Nora Salmen of Columbiana were surprised to find a sign in their yard telling about their 65th anniversary on June 4. The Salmens have three children, Steve (Debbie) Salmen, Joe (Sherry) Salmen and Sara (Bill) Clarke; four grandchildren Jonathan (Sara) Salmen, Stacey (Jake) Montini, ...

Morrows mark 70 years

Gene and Ruth Morrow of Washingtonville celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 10. The Morrows have three sons — Larry (Judy), Ken (Ruthie), and Ray (Kay) — along with seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A small family get-together was held in their honor. (Submitted photo)

Garlocks celebrate 50 years

David Garlock and the former Phyllis Walton were married on June 20, 1970 at the First Christian Church in Salem by the Rev. Harold Deitch. A celebration will be held at a later date. Prior to retiring in 2005, Dave was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 35 ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

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. ...

Reunions | VIEW ALL

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 ...