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Local resident turns 100

Verna Heald Cope celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 14 at her home with family and friends. She has lived in Fairfield Township with William L. Cope Jr (deceased in 2002), and has resided in their home for 79 years. Verna has maintained her birthright membership with the Religious Society of ...

EP native becomes a centenarian

Born Dec. 17, 1921, Rose Josephine Schneider is a first generation American, born in East Palestine to Italian immigrants. Born “Rose Soldo,” she was the oldest of the five Soldo children. Her first language was Italian, and as a child, she would translate the newspaper for her father every ...

Local resident turns 101

Millie Mather will be 101 today. She lives at home in Garfield north of Damascus and does crocheting for family and still loves to bake pies. She recently visited her son Rick and his family in Colorado for Thanksgiving. Her husband Earl passed away in 2013 and oldest son Jack in 2012. She has ...

BIRTH

Christopher and Megan Kline, New Waterford, announce the birth of their son, Callan McKinley, on Oct. 21, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman. Callan weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. He joins brother Rowan, 7, and sister Everley, 4. Maternal grandparents are ...

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Brittany Marie Zamarelli to wed Anthony Rocco Maniscalco

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zamarelli of Salem are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Marie Zamarelli, and Anthony Rocco Maniscalco, son of John and Mindi Maniscalco of Salem. The bride-to-be is a 2016 Salem High School graduate and a 2020 graduate of Kent ...

Cassandra Lynn Wukotich  to wed Matthew Adam Dotson

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wukotich of Salem are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Lynn Wukotich of Stratton Road, Salem, and Matthew Adam Dotson of Jersey Ridge Road, Salem, son of Patricia Dotson and the late Harvey L. Dotson Jr. of Salem. The ...

Katie Bush to wed Cameron Biondi

Tim and Jane Bush of Columbiana and Richard and Shelly Biondi of Johnston, Iowa, are announcing the engagement of their children Katie Bush and Cameron Biondi, both of Marco Island, Fla. The bride-elect graduated from Malone University in Canton with a bachelor’s degree in elementary ...

Michele L. Divencenzo to become bride of Robert L. Ketchum

Robert L. Ketchum Jr. of Salem, Ohio and Michele L. Divencenzo formerly of East Liverpool, Ohio will be married June 13, 2021 at Church of the Center in Salem, Ohio by Pastor Tim Ginter. Robert is the son of the late Robert and Anna Jean Ketchum of Salem, Ohio and Michele was raised by her late ...

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Mariel Kathleen Brady becomes bride of David Dana Cramer

Mariel Kathleen Brady, daughter of Christine and Gerard Brady of Blauvelt, N.Y., became the bride of David Dana Cramer, son of the Revs. Meta and Stephen Cramer of Salem, on June 5. The ceremony, at St. Margaret of Antioch Church in Pearl River, N.Y., was officiated by the bride’s uncle, ...

Jenny Oren exchanges wedding vows with Owen Washam

Jenny Oren and Owen Washam were united in holy matrimony Sept. 18 in Asheville, N.C. Pastor Justin Carmona of Redeemer Church officiated the ceremony. The ceremony and reception were held at JuneBug Retro Resort. The bride is the daughter of Will and Anne Oren of Charles City, Virginia. She ...

Ginger Pangas exchanges vows with Isaac Seevers

Ginger Pangas and Isaac Seevers were united in marriage June 19, 2021 at Faith Family Church in North Canton, Ohio. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Bill Luzecky. A reception followed at the Hilton ballroom in Fairlawn, Ohio. Kailey Holland of Copley, Ohio served as the maid of honor. ...

Sarah Wilson exchanges  wedding vows with Brian Neff

Sarah Wilson and Brian Neff were joined in marriage June 5 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield.  The bride’s daughter Allison acted as her mother’s maid of honor and son Isaac escorted his mother down the aisle. Oldest son Jonathan along with Hanoverton Mayor Dan Kibler performed the ...

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Jim and Nancy (Horn) Ruscoe of East Palestine are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were wed Jan. 15, 1972 by the Rev. Van Chiles at the New Waterford Methodist Church. The couple has three sons, three daughter-in-laws, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Dennis and Linda Howell mark golden wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Linda) Howell of North Benton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were wed Dec. 1, 1971 by the Rev. Raymond Biddle during a ceremony at Westville Congregational Christian Church (Community Bible Church) in Beloit. The former Ms. Cameron is a ...

Fosters mark golden anniversary

Sherl and Glen Foster of East Palestine celebrated their golden anniversary Oct. 9. They were married Oct. 30, 1971 at Four Mile Run Church in Austintown. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony on the family farm in Unity. A party followed immediately ...

Pelleys at 75

Charles and Dorothy Pelley happily celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary on Sept. 28, 2021. Charles is a WWII veteran and a Crucible Steel retiree. Dorothy was a seamstress making clothing and wedding attire for many local residents. A surprise drive-by parade and family celebration was ...

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. ...

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EPHS 1970 holds reunion

The East Palestine High School Class of 1970 held its 50th plus one reunion Sept. 4 at the East Palestine Country Club. Fifty-four classmates attended along with 28 guests. Classmates in attendance: from left, first row, Karen Bishop Baker, Joe Chaplow, Barb Keresty, Linda Smiley Bunetta, Cindy ...

Crestview High School 1966 celebrates 55 years

The Class of 1966 of Crestview High School celebrated their 55th Class Reunion on Sept. 11, 2021 at Ray Ward’s pavilion in New Waterford. Nineteen graduates along with 12 guests dined on a catered meal from Mission Barbecue in Boardman. Wil Fuhrman (Janice Cowell) and Vicki (Bable) Windram ...

Salem High School Class of 1969 celebrates 70th birthdays

In celebration of their 70th birthdays, 21 class members of the Salem High School Class of 1969, coming from Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio, attended a party at the residence of Ginny Edling Eudy in Salem Aug. 6. From left, row one, Denise Colian Zangara, Georgia Duhan ...

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 ...