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Local woman turning 105

SEBRING —Virginia Althouse will 105 on Saturday at Copeland Oaks, her home for nearly 30 years. She was born at home in Salem on June 12, 1916. For perspective, the Titanic had gone down just four short years earlier; the United States under President Woodrow Wilson was immersed in World ...

Auburn residents hits century mark

Martha Capel turned 100 May 24. A resident at Auburn Skilled Nursing in Salem, she claims Pond Facial Cream keeps her looking great at this age. She has great longevity in her family, too, as her mother lived to be 107. She had one son, three grandkids, three great-grandkids and a few ...

Salem resident marks 100 years with bowlers

Longtime Salem resident Angela “Angie” Young celebrated her 100th birthday with a party given by family and bowling friends April 30 at Hunt Club Lanes. Young was born May 3, 1921 in central Italy and immigrated to Syracuse, N.Y. in 1929. She worked as a bookkeeper before marrying her ...

Leia Alice Baker

GERMANTOWN, Md. — Joel and Ann Baker of Germantown, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Leia Alice Baker, at 2:40 p.m. April 30, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Leia weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. She joins a brother, Christopher, 2 years and 11 months ...

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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 ...

Jasmine Crites to exchange wedding vows with Tonia Maines

Jasmine Crites and Tonia Maines are announcing their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jasmine is from West Virginia and the daughter of her late mother, Dale Triplett. Tonia is from Salem and the daughter of Jeffrey Maines and Linda McQuiston, both of Salem. Tonia is a 1995 graduate of ...

Tonya Yoder to wed Brian Colian

Tanya Lynn Yoder of Berlin Center and Brian Lee Colian of Salem are announcing their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Crestview High School and earned a nursing degree in 1998. She has been employed as a nurse for the past 20 years. She is the daughter of ...

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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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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fennema celebrate golden anniversary

Paul and Barbara (Woods) Fennema of Salem are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 12, 1971 at First Presbyterian Church in Salem with the Rev. Nick Mager officiating. Mr. Fennema is a retired mechanical engineer who worked at Hunt Valve, V & M Star, Bliss, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bowman to mark 60th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bowman of Lisbon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 24. Dean and the former MaryAnn Zaplata were married June 24, 1961 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lisbon, officiated by the Rev. Paul T. Girard. Mr. Bowman is a 1960 graduate of Beaver Local High School ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bowles to mark 60 years

Jim and Ina (Duke) Bowles of Lisbon will celebrate 60 years of marriage Friday. They were married May 21, 1961 at Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine, officiated by the Rev. Tom Hammerton. Jim is retired from E.W. Bliss Company where he was a welder. He is also a retired ...

Stamps to celebrate 60 years

John and Mary Ruth (Barcus) Stamp will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 13. John and Mary met in school and were graduates of the Salem High School Class of 1958. They were married Sunday, May 13, 1961 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Salem. Mary Ruth was a ...

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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 ...