Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Portage County couple celebrated a milestone Tuesday in Austintown.

Joseph and Beatrice Levels of Diamond have been married for 70 years. The couple, along with their large family, celebrated at Cracker Barrel on state Route 46, which is their favorite restaurant.

The couple has five sons and two daughters, along with 36 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Another great-grandchild is on the way.

The couple said they thank God for keeping them together all these years.

“We kind of just depended on love and was committed to each other. We were great friends and you don’t find that too much anymore,” Beatrice Levels said.

Joseph Levels is a World War II veteran. The couple attend Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church in Youngstown.

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