Open house for

80th birthday

Dean Kehl was born on April 23, 1934, along with twin sister, Jean, to Von and Ida (Burkhart) Kehl. He was a 1951 graduate from Elk Local High School in Harriettsville, Ohio. He married Helen Lee on Aug. 22, 1954. His children are Dan (Marilyn) Kehl, Bruce (Lisa) Kehl, and Jane (Mark) Eakle. He has five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He is a member of Masterton Lodge #429 at Lebanon and a member of the Lower Salem United Methodist Church. He is retired from AEP Muskingum River Plant.

An open house celebration will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Putnam Congregational Church, 707 Masonic Park Road (Devola) Marietta. Family and friends are invited to attend. Gifts are to be omitted, please. If unable to attend, cards would be appreciated: 685 Dalzell Road, Whipple, Ohio 45788.

Artists sought for upcoming Walks

Marietta Main Street is in search of local and regional artists to participate in the 2014 Merchants & Artists Walks. This event brings together local merchants with local artists to make for a unique shopping experience in Downtown Marietta and Harmar Village.

“The Merchants & Artists Walk is a great way for local artists to have a storefront for the evening, and gain exposure. It’s a great way to increase your sales, as well as gain a lot of exposure for your craft,” said Jean G. Farmer, Executive Director of Marietta.

There are 40 open spots, give or take a few each year. If you would like to participate, applications are available on our website at, the Main Street Office located at 132 Putnam Street, or call (740) 885-8194.

The Merchants and Artists Walk, a popular downtown event, always falls on the second Friday of the Month, starting in May. Dates are as follows: May 9, June 13, July 11,Aug. 8, Nov. 7. Marietta Main Street is a non-profit, revitalization organization located in Marietta.