Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pesta Sr.

CINCINNATI — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pesta Sr. of Cincinnati, former area residents, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today.

Pesta and the former Agnes Severini were married Feb. 12, 1947, in the old Slovak Presbyterian Church in Mingo Junction with the Rev. George P. Folta officiating.

Pesta worked in the Steel Works Fuel Department at Weirton Steel before his retirement on Jan. 31, 1984. She taught at Jefferson Union High School and in the Steubenville City Schools and later worked as the office manager of the State of Ohio Employment Office in Steubenville, retiring from there on May 31, 1986.

They have two sons, Paul Jr. and James, and a daughter, Lisa Pesta.

The couple reside at the Seasons Retirement Community and will celebrate their anniversary with family and friends.