James "Denny" and Marlene Ross, Newcomerstown, celebrated 50 years of marriage on Sunday, May 28. The couple were wed May 28, 1967 in the former Trinity Methodist Church in Newcomerstown.

To celebrate the anniversary, a weekend getaway with family and friends was planned.

Mrs. Ross is employed as the secretary of First Baptist Church of Newcomerstown and is a member of the Quilting Bees and Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ross is retired from the construction business and is a member of VFW Post 3303, American Legion Post 431, VVA Chapter 532, the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard and the Purple Heart Club.

The couple have two children, Brooks and Marisa Ross, New Philadelphia, and Rhonda (Matt) Dalia of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Seven grandchildren complete their family.