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Nathan Whitacre and Jennifer Greene talk about the output of the new solar panels at Washington Electric Cooperative.

Solar power effort helps energize Washington Electric Cooperative

MARIETTA — Residents in rural areas of Washington, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Athens and Guernsey counties have a new addition to their electric power supply thanks to a new installation at Washington Electric Cooperative in Marietta. As part of the co-op’s partnership with Buckeye Power, ...

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Registered nurse Stephanie Taylor displays the bracelet and transmitter placed on the ankle of newborns to provide added security at Camden Clark Medical Center maternity/special deliveries unit.

Camden Clark Medical Center upgrades infant security

PARKERSBURG — Camden Clark Medical Center recently added security features to further protect its youngest patients. The Safe Place system was added to the maternity/special deliveries unit in December, featuring a small transmitter box attached to a bracelet around a newborn’s ...

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Brad Glover plants apple trees in Swilled Dog Hard Cider’s new orchard in Franklin, W.Va. Lucy, the company’s mascot, is assisting.

Swilled Dog Hard Cider launches in West Virginia

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Swilled Dog Hard Cider, a new hard cider company in West Virginia, opened for business this month. Located in Franklin, Pendleton County, the family-owned and operated company prides itself on blending new age cider techniques with old traditions. The owners ...

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Roger Moorison, store manager for Lashley Tractor Sales, inspects one of the lawn mowers at the Marietta store.

Lashley Tractor Sales opens in Marietta

MARIETTA — Lashley Tractor Sales of Quaker City has expanded, opening a new branch in Marietta. After 25-plus years of serving Marietta and the surrounding areas, Hurst Tractor & Garden Equipment, at 1200 Pike St. in Marietta, was bought out by Lashley’s in the fall. “We ...

Torrid set to open in Grand Central Mall in March

VIENNA – A new women’s clothing store is opening at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Torrid will open near the recently remodeled and expanded Victoria’s Secret and PINK in March. “Grand Central Mall is proud to bring some of the most sought-after names in retail, such as Torrid, ...

Glenville State College program celebrating 30 years

GLENVILLE — Employment in computer and information technology is projected to grow 12 percent through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These occupations are expected to add new jobs in part due to a greater emphasis on ...

Joanie Yeomans elected to Comfort Keepers National Advisory Council

PARKERSBURG — Joanie Yeomans, a local Comfort Keepers franchisee, is was elected by her peers to the company’s National Advisory Council. Franchisee members of the council work with CK Franchising Inc., Comfort Keepers’ management team, providing advice and recommendations to help ...

DuPont named top 100 innovator

PARKERSBURG —Clarviate Analytics has named DuPont a 2016 Top Global Innovator for the sixth consecutive year. The program, based on proprietary data, recognizes the most innovative corporations and institutions that shape the future through the development and commercialization of ...

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More than 30,000 people have attended concerts, live shows, plays and motion picture events at the Peoples Bank Theatre since the renovated movie house opened its doors in January 2016.

Peoples Bank Theatre’s success boosts neighboring Marietta businesses

MARIETTA — More than 30,000 people have attended concerts, live shows, plays and motion picture events at the Peoples Bank Theatre since the renovated movie house opened its doors in January 2016. But the theater at 222 Putnam St. isn’t the only Marietta business to benefit from ...

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Dan Wharton Jr., left, and Dan Wharton Sr. stand behind the tailfin of a Cadillac in the Wharton Auto Group Cadillac showroom on Seventh Street in Parkersburg. The business marked its 70th anniversary in October.

Businessman, community leader Dan Wharton Sr. dies

PARKERSBURG — Dan Wharton Sr. is being remembered as a business and community leader, gentleman and friend by people in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond. Wharton, who took over the Wharton Auto Group from his father, died early Wednesday morning at the age of 75. In recent years, Wharton ...

Development officials rebrand Wood County group

PARKERSBURG — With different names they operate under, local development officials announced Wednesday the county economic development organization will now be known as Wood County Economic Development. The name came after there has been confusion as who organizations and businesses ...

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg Chief Financial Officer Alice Harris addresses the Board of Governors Wednesday about proposed cuts from the state and the school’s policy of requiring students to pay before they start attending classes.

Enrollment rises at West Virginia University at Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Although the numbers are where they initially were, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is still seeing an increase in enrollment. WVU-P President Fletcher Lamkin told the Board of Governors Wednesday while the school has been running ahead by about 10 percent for ...

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Bobby Rosenstock, of Just A Jar Design Press, was filmed in an interview by Amanda Brinkman of the Small Business Revolution this weekend in Marietta.

Small Business Revolution films in downtown Marietta stores

MARIETTA — There was a revolution in Marietta this past weekend. A Small Business Revolution that is. The Small Business Revolution team came to downtown Marietta over the weekend to film, interview and find out more about Marietta, one of eight small towns in the running for a ...

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This is the old GM DELCO furnace at Mary Daniel’s home that won the Grogg’s Heating and Air Conditioning oldest furnace contest. The old inefficient unit was replaced with a modern York 95 percent efficient furnace.

Dutch Ridge resident wins contest for oldest furnace

PARKERSBURG — A Dutch Ridge woman won the annual Grogg’s Heating and Air Conditioning new furnace contest for the oldest furnace in the area. The company started installation of the new energy efficient heating unit on Tuesday and returned Wednesday to finish the work at Mary ...

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Employees of Perry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants enter their new location at 313 Second St. in Marietta Thursday afternoon.

Accounting firm renovates Marietta building

MARIETTA — An accounting firm has renovated and relocated to a more-than-century-old building in Marietta. Perry & Associates Certified Public Accountants has moved from 428 Second St. to 313 Second St. where it has spent the last year restoring. It was a $2 million ...

Scams reported in Mid-Ohio Valley

MARIETTA — The Better Business Bureau is warning residents of a timeshare scam that is using a local company name. The bureau has heard from consumers stating they were contacted by a representative from Resort Owners Services of 10150 East Pike, Cambridge to purchase their ...

Family Carpet One Floor & Home reveals new flooring trends

PARKERSBURG — Family Carpet One Floor & Home has collaborated with industry experts and interior designers to compile and organize 2017’s top flooring trends by room. Though, the preferred flooring type varies by space, the trend in the coming year is the continued movement toward ...

West Virginia Business and Industry Council pushes Congress for new law

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Business and Industry Council is encouraging Congress to pass a law to restrict the administration from making unilateral decisions. Congress can reign in an overzealous, activist executive branch and assert its oversight authority by passing the Regulations ...

Hanna opens office in Parkersburg

Learn Grow Succeed Training and Coaching has opened in Parkersburg office. Founder and Executive Director Mary Barbara Hanna, has returned to the Parkersburg area after living and working in Hong Kong. She previously worked in Athens and Cleveland in adult learning and development ...