Dr. Jacqueline Yahn was awarded the 2017 Edward W. Chance Memorial Dissertation Award for doctoral research in rural education.
Jenna Hartley Dompa and Nick Dompa were united in marriage July 2, 2016 in Moundsville, WV. Jenna is currently employed by Marshall County Schools as a school counselor and coach. Nick is employed by Whipkey Heating and Air as an HVAC technician. The couple resides in Moundsville.
Miwa Eugenia Shimizu Orozco and Thomas Brian Cline were united in marriage Sept. 24, 2016 at Warwood United Methodist Church, Wheeling. Pastor Bart Thompson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcelino Shimizu of Toluca, Mexico.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daryl Cline of Wheeling.
Matsuko Shimizu Orozco, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. David Carenbauer served as best man.
Other attendants were Alejandra Garcia, Sarah Milbert, William Daniel and Masami Shimizu Orozco.
A reception was held at the White Palace ballroom, Wheeling Park.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Instituto Mexico de Toluca and a 2009 cum laude graduate of ITESM Campus Toluca with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is employed as a master scheduler in GE Grid Solutions, Charleroi, Pa.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of West Liberty State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He is employed as a quality manager for Tecnocap LLC in Glen Dale.
The couple took a wedding trip to Italy, touring Florence, Pisa, Rome and Venice. They reside in Wheeling.
Cassandra Marie Hedrick and Dillon Joseph Mangino were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, with the Rev. That Son Nguyen officiating the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hedrick of Moundsville.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Brian Brautigan of Wheeling.
Alyssa Hedrick, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Donnie Gilbert was best man.
Other attendants were Arden Wolle, sister of the groom; Ashley Grieme; Michelle Harris; Brittany Newman; Stephanie Eddy; Carter Bauer; Greg Ashmead; Trent Chapman; Dylan Kloeppner; Jake Stone; Carson Koontz; Nick Wolle and Parker Wolle.
A reception was held at Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of John Marshall High School and a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. She is employed by RESA 6 as an adult education SPOKES teacher.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in health and physical education. He is employed by Marshall County Schools as a health and physical education teacher.
After a wedding trip to Tulum, Mexico, the couple resides in Wheeling, WV.
Shawn Aaron Schoonmaker, of Wellsburg, WV took his last off road journey to heaven on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
He was born February 29, 1984 in Wheeling, WV son of Rick and Beth (Soltis) Schoonmaker of Follansbee, WV.
Shawn graduated from Brooke High School in 2002 and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information technology from West Liberty University. He was most recently employed at FedEx Corporation as an associate technical analyst.
Shawn was a free spirit who lived life to the fullest! His passion included riding his Honda TRX 450R with family and friends. Out of enjoyment of riding, he created the Brooke County WV Off Road Facebook page with 600+ members. He loved playing his guitar, skateboarding, playing computer games, kayaking, and fishing with his buddies. Health and fitness was a daily part of his life spending time working out with his brother and friends. His loves extended to his pet snake Striker.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Joshua Ryan Schoonmaker 1983, his maternal grandparents, Cleo “Pat” and Andy Soltis, and paternal grandfather, Donald Schoonmaker.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Dustin Schoonmaker and companion Kayla Beatty of Follansbee, WV, his paternal grandmother, Charlotte “Ces” Schoonmaker of Avon Park, FL and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV. A vigil service will be held on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, September 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 1017 Jefferson St. Follansbee, WV 26037 with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Gallagher as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg, WV.