Jimmie and Violet Dillon, formerly of Albany, celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 11, with a gathering of family and friends at their home in Cheshire.

Erika Maylynn Barrows and John Thomas Merriman of Nelsonville announce the July 31, 2019, birth of a daughter, Aubrey Lynn Merriman, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Athens. The baby has one sister, Allison Marylynn Bolin.

Katie M. Mace and Dwayne D. Mace of Guysville announce the July 31, 2019 birth of a daughter, Hadlee Marie Mace, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens. The baby has a sibling, Paisley Rose, age 2.

Kayla Estep and James Shaffer of Millfield announce the July 19, 2019 birth of a daughter, Gracelynn Skye Shaffer, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens. The baby has a sibling, Isaiah, age 2.

Six resilient couples recently celebrated their 50 years of marriage with dinner at The Lake Hope Dining Lodge. All their marriages took place between July 1968 and July 1969. Pictured left to right are: Kenney & Janet Bell of Guysville; Dottie & Merv Sheldon of Athens; Curt & Fr…

Kelsey Jenne and Kyle Frazee of Athens announce the June 5, 2019, birth of a daughter, Lillian Rose Frazee, at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens. The baby has a sibling, Kyle Williams Frazee, age 1. 

Tim and Linda Lairson, of 15445 S. Canaan Road, Athens, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, July 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on West Union Street, Athens. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

Myron “Pete” and Linda (Linscott) Hart of Guysville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at Lake Hope Lodge. The couple was married on July 12, 1969 at Hooper Ridge Church of Christ by Rev. Mike Teagarden. Myron is retired from Verizon, and Linda is reti…

Jordan Furner and Johnny Baker Jr. announce the July 5, 2019 birth of a girl, Landyn Ann Marie Baker, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens. The baby has a sibling, Lucas Maxwell Baker, age 1.

Arthur H. Cole and Betty J. Washburn Cole of Coolville, Ohio will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2019. They were married by the late Everett Cole in Athens, Ohio on June 11, 1954. The couple have one daughter, Captolia Cole Brooks (Roger) and two grandsons, Travis …

Danny and Mary Richardson Mansfield of 19119 S. Canaan Road, Athens, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for friends and relatives on Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Lackey Farm, 7373 Route 329, Stewart. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

Mary and Steve Hewitt of The Plains are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. They were married April 7, 1984, in Nelsonville, by Rev. Ed Mingess.

Charles Rodney and Carol Holcomb Riley, 10777 Congress Run Road, Glouster, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 7, 1968, in Athens.

Roger W. and Ruth E. Porter Hawk recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their daughter and family. They were married in 1958 at the bride’s home in The Plains. The service was performed by Rev. Gilbert Courtney of Chauncey.

Stephanie Marie Wittmer and Adam Fraser Greenhow were married Oct. 27, 2018, at Grace and Truth Chapel in Windsor, Ontario. The service was performed by Erwin Daichendt.

Mallory Simms and Paul Swaim were married Sept. 29, 2018, by Judge Robert Stewart, in an outdoor ceremony at Athens Dairy Barn. An indoor reception followed.

Megan Nicole Vore and Dalton Clyde Coy Sr. were married Sept. 15, 2018, at Smoke Rise Ranch by officiant Tony McNickle. Nuptial music was performed by D.J. Marcellus.

Brittany Odum and Samuel Hale, 4581 Pennington Lane, Athens, announce the Oct. 20, 2018, birth of a daughter, Isabella Marie Hale, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens.