Couple Hits Milestone

George and Linda Richards of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, May 5.

They were united in marriage May 5, 1973 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mount Olivet, with the Rev. Robert E. Lee officiating the ceremony.

Linda Richards is the daughter of the late John and Carolyn Wydra Moses. She is retired from Wheeling Island Casino.

Richards is the son of the late Harry and Grace Haynes Richards. He is retired from Consolidated Coal’s Shoemaker mine, Benwood.

They are the parents of two children. The family includes Jennifer of Salisbury, N.C., and Brian and his wife, Jennifer, of Walkersville, Md. They have two grandsons.

They celebrated with a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, given by their children, and a family dinner.