Anniversaries

Szalays Mark 50 Years

Charles and Patricia Szalay of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married on Nov. 9, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by the Rev. Judge. Chuck is the son of the late Charles and Rose Szalay. He graduated from Wheeling High School and is an Air Force ...

Gumps Mark 55 Years

Duane and Duanel Gump of Moundsville celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 24. They are the parents of Scott Gump of Moundsville and Tracey (Terry) Gump of Wheeling. The family includes four grandchildren. They celebrated with a railway trip.

Crofts Celebrate 50th

Harry and Florence Croft celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 26. They were married on Oct. 26, 1968 at the Elm Grove Nazarene Church by the Rev. Alfred Kay. Harry Croft retired as a detective from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department. He currently serves as pastor of ...

Fadouls Mark Golden

John “Hunna”and Bettie Jane “B.J.” Fadoul of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 26. They were married on Oct. 26, 1968 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling by the Rev. Michael Hitti. Bettie Jane is the daughter of the late Robert Kohler Sr. of ...

Meys Mark 40th

Mark and Diana Mey of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Oct. 21, 1978, at Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling by the Rev. R. Howard McCune and Rev. Kenneth Watkins. Diana Mey is the daughter of the late Carlisle and Julian Hedrick of ...

Peytons Mark 60th

Ed and Jewel Peyton of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20. They were united in marriage at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling, on Sept. 20, 1958 by the Rev. Stanley Stiver. Their parents are the late James and Mildred Peyton and Margaretha ...

Youngs Celebrate 50th

Rick and Jayne Young of Belmont are celebrating their 50th wedding this week. They were united in marriage Oct. 19, 1968 at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Moundsville. Rick Young is a retiree from American Electric Power. Currently, the Youngs own and operate Young Cattle Co. They have ...

Smurdas Mark 62nd

Edward and Sharon Smurda of Follansbee celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Saturday. They were united in marriage on Oct. 13, 1956. Sharon Smurda is the daughter of the late Martin “Brownie” and Thelma Bash of Beech Bottom. She is a retired registered nurse. Edward Smurda is the ...

Ankroms Celebrate 60th

Robert W. and Shirley Ankrom of Moundsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Oct. 4, 1958, in Benwood. They have two children. The family includes Todd Ankrom and his wife Barbara of Moundsville and Traci Wood and her husband Dan of Edmond, ...

Ankroms Mark 60 Years

Robert W. and Shirley Ankrom of Moundsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Oct. 4, 1958, in Benwood. They have two children. The family includes Todd Ankrom and his wife Barbara of Moundsville and Traci Wood and her husband Dan of ...

Chieffalo Observes 90th

Anthony Chieffalo will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday. He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Benwood, one of eight children of John “Giovanni” Chieffalo and Theresa Cantalice Chieffalo. He was married for 61 years to Betty Hardman until her death in 2012. Chieffalo retired from the West ...

Higley Marks 93 Years

Marjorie Higley celebrated her 93rd birthday Saturday. She was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Grand Valley, Pennsylvania, daughter of Albert and Blanche Pauley. She is the widow of Lyle Higley, whom she married in 1942. She is a member of the Elm Grove United Methodist Church. She has two ...

McNichs Celebrate 60th

LeMoyne and Anita McNinch of West Alexander celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Sept. 20, 1958, at Sand Hill Methodist Church. Anita McNinch is the daughter of the late Raymond and Wilda Francis. She is retired from Ohio County ...

Rines Celebrate Golden

Jay L. and Carol “Jean” Rine of Moundsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14. They were united in marriage Sept. 14, 1968, at Bowman Ridge United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Dight. Jean Rine is the daughter of Dale Cunningham and the late Mary E. Burkey ...

Cookes Celebrate 45th

Frank and Margie Cooke of Avella celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on Sept. 8,1973, at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Yorkville by the late Rev. Tulio Blasi. Margie Cooke is the daughter of the late George and Margaret Roscoe of Martins Ferry. She is ...

Bells Celebrate 45 Years

George and Janice Bell of Yorkville celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Sept. 1, 1973, at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Yorkville with the late Rev. Tullio Blasi officiating. Janice Bell is the daughter of the late Andy and Rose Yandora. A ...

Dobrzynskis Mark 50th

Bob and Joyce Dobrzynski of Triadelphia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Aug. 30, 1968, at the Assembly of God Church in Wheeling by Pastor Ed Meekins. Joyce Dobrzynski is the daughter of the late Hobart and Betty Hundley. Bob Dobrzynski ...

Creers Celebrate 50 Years

Patricia and the Rev. Clarence Creer Jr. of Triadelphia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage Sept. 7, 1968, at the Elm Grove Church of God, Wheeling, with the Rev. Clarence Creer Sr. officiating. Patricia Creer is the daughter of the late ...

Van Dynes Celebrate 70th

Donald and Barbara Van Dyne of Pine Grove are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 7, 1948, in Pine Grove with the Rev. Glen Watts officiating. Barbara Van Dyne is the daughter of the late Charles M. and Edith M. Shuman Lowe. She is a graduate of ...

Gantzers Observe Golden

Tom and Vicky Gantzer of Triadelphia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage Aug. 31, 1968, at the Ruble Methodist Church in Clator, Wheeling, with the Rev. David Anderson officiating. Vicky Gantzer is the daughter of the late Bradford and ...