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Historic St. Mark’s church

October 23, 2014 BELPRE—When St. Mark’s United Methodist Church was formed in the 1800s, it was known as Lewis Chapel. “Historically, the church started with just a gathering of people,” said Pastor Dave Hubbard. more »»

130 years in city; roots in Harmar

October 18, 2014 Looking at the modern brick building on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets, it may be difficult to believe the Church of Christ congregation recently celebrated 100 years at that location. more »»

Small, rural-based, family friendly

October 7, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS—Driving on Ohio 7 toward New Matamoras, a motorist would probably miss the Center Valley Baptist Church because of its seclusion behind the tree line, but its presence in its community... more »»

2 churches thrive as 1

September 25, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Before St. Ambrose Catholic Church was on School House Road in Little Hocking, it was in two locations. more »»

New church opening soon

September 12, 2014 In the church that used to house the Family Worship Center in Reno, a new church is forming and nearly ready to hold services next week. more »»

Church’s roots in 1840s

September 3, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Amid skirmishes between early pioneers and Native Americans, the Bethel Presbyterian Church, mother congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Williamstown, was formed. more »»

Restored church thriving

August 27, 2014 BEAVERTOWN—Perched high above The Ohio River—just south of New Matamoras in Beavertown—the once abandoned Parr Hill Community Church is now a thriving place of worship thanks to community efforts to... more »»

Norwood church’s history tied to community

August 23, 2014 Daily at noon the sound of chimes playing traditional Christian music drifts through the neighborhood surrounding the Norwood United Methodist Church in Marietta. more »»

Twin Rivers Baptist finally finds home

August 16, 2014 Hidden back from Ohio 821 at 110 D.A.V. Road lies Twin Rivers Baptist Church which was founded nearly 20 years ago. more »»

First Presbyterian in Marietta celebrating 150 years

July 11, 2014 Since the late 1890s, the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta has called Fourth and Wooster streets its home. Pastor David R. more »»

Newport Baptist Church

July 3, 2014 NEWPORT—The Newport Baptist Church, 255 Greene St., was built little by little over the years. more »»

Where We Worship: Williamstown Methodist

June 28, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—After frequent floods and a desire to move to higher ground, a new Methodist church building was built in 1912 for Williamstown residents at the corner of Fifth and Louisa streets (now... more »»

Church started as a storefront

June 19, 2014 Though the church was founded in the 1930s, Marietta’s First Church of the Nazarene didn’t always sit at the corner of Colegate Drive and Millcreek Road. more »»

Church soon will be history

June 12, 2014 The Marietta Seventh-day Adventist Church, which has graced Fourth Street since the 1800s, will soon no longer be a practicing church building and will eventually be torn down. more »»

A constant in the Reno area

June 5, 2014 On Feb. 11, 1872, Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno held its first service in the then-uncompleted church building. more »»

19th century German roots

May 29, 2014 SITKA—Motorists passing the little white building that sits on Ohio 26 in Lawrence Township might not look at it and believe it was once the Sitka Church, with German emigrant roots dating back to... more »»

200 years of worship

May 15, 2014 It was winter of 1796 when original settlers of the Northwest Territory, including Rufus Putnam, banded together to form the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Front Street, a church... more »»

Like a light on the hill

May 9, 2014 North Hills Baptist Church stands at the end of Stonecrest Drive, high on a hillside overlooking Colegate Drive and the surrounding neighborhood in Marietta. “It’s a beautiful vie. more »»

Watertown church open since 1871

April 24, 2014 WATERTOWN—The Watertown United Presbyterian Church has been a staple in Watertown since before 187. more »»

German-American roots

April 16, 2014 LOWELL—A church with an almost 200-year history sits on the edge of Highland Ridge Road near Lowell, with a small but close-knit congregation that has come a long way from its original roots as a... more »»

Spotlight on Belpre Church: Pioneer Presbyterian

April 12, 2014 Motorists driving through Belpre at night might pass a little white church with a cross that glows from beneath, meant to be a welcoming symbol from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, with a small... more »»



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