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E.L.I.T.E. Sports Center beats the odds

PARKERSBURG — The E.L.I.T.E. Sports Center “has beaten the odds.” These are the words of Terry Crislip, one of the managers and owners of the sports and events center in south Parkersburg along the Little Kanawha River. Crislip said people told him more than 10 years ago that he faced ...

Ohio collects $141.9M in property taxes from gas exploration

WHEELING — Gas exploration in counties in Eastern Ohio also pumping millions of dollars in property tax revenue to schools and communities. According to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and Energy In Depth, the industry paid $141.9 million in real estate property taxes in eight Buckeye State ...

Corner Cafe bringing charitable flavor to Turkey Day

PARKERSBURG — Sheryl Edwards is adding a new twist to Turkey Day at the Corner Cafe. On Turkey Day, Thursday, Oct. 24, a $2 donation for each meal sold at the Corner Cafe, at Ann and Third streets in Parkersburg, will be given to the Pink Mammogram Fund at WVU Medicine Camden Clark ...

Marietta medical marijuana dispensary to open on Oct. 29

MARIETTA — Marietta’s first medical marijuana dispensary will hold its grand opening on Oct. 29. Strawberry Fields, one of four outlets in Ohio operating under that name, is on Greene Street by the Williamstown Bridge. Three years after then-Gov. John Kasich signed a bill legalizing the ...

Wooten receives nursing award

PARKERSBURG — A longtime nurse practitioner at Coplin Health Systems is a 2019 Future of Nursing WV Emerging Nurse Leader Award winner. Jessica Wooten, DNP, who has dedicated her career to Coplin Health Systems, was presented the award on Sept. 28 at the Future of Nursing WV Fundraising and ...

Reorganization plan approved for owner of Pleasants Power Station

CHARLESTON — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the reorganization plan for FirstEnergy Solutions, the spinoff of FirstEnergy Corp. and owners of the Pleasants Power Station at St. Marys. According to FirstEnergy Solutions, Alan Koschik, a judge with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the ...

Wirt County took lead for business growth in September

ELIZABETH — Wirt County led the state in business growth for the month of September. Three businesses were registered in the county during September, according to a press release from Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office. With these new additions, the number of businesses in the ...

Downtown Marietta building being turned into apartments

MARIETTA — A historic building in downtown Marietta will soon be renovated into apartments. The building, built by the Thornley family in the late 1890s, is located at 215-217 Second St. It has been set up with 12 apartments with each having 1,700 to 1,800 square feet of living space. Only ...

Busy Bee Restaurant marks 75th anniversary

MARIETTA — During a 1940s flood, John Williamson, 87, climbed into a soda case and rowed through two feet of water from the back of the Busy Bee kitchen, into the front of the restaurant. “We’d forgotten to unplug one of the cabinets up there,” he recalled. “So, I took a broom and ...

CCMC’s Regional Cancer Center receives accreditation

PARKERSBURG — The Comprehensive Regional Cancer Center at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has given a three-Year ...

Betsey Mills Club hires executive director

MARIETTA — The Betsey Mills Club has engaged someone familiar to many in town to take oversight of the club. Kerry Jean Waddle will replace Jocelyn Adelsperger, who after two and a half years has decided to move to another opportunity, Betsey Mills corporate board member Debbie Lazorik said ...

West Virginia Hospital Association elects new officers

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Hospital Association has elected new officers and appointed trustees for 2019-2020. Officers: chairman, Kevin Fowler, president and CEO, Cabell Huntington Hospital; chairman-elect, Albert Wright, president and CEO, WVU Medicine WVU Health System; treasurer, ...

Riverview Credit Union hires three

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union has hired three new associates as the credit union continues to grow its lending team. Milt Haynes joined Riverview on Sept. 3 as a commercial credit analyst. Haynes is responsible for evaluating all member business loan requests for the purpose of making ...

Pipeline efforts bring revenue to Jackson County

RIPLEY — After the recent construction of a pipeline in Jackson County, the county will begin to reap some of those benefits next year. Jackson County Commissioner Dick Waybright said the pipeline company finished its construction this year and the pipeline goes through the Fairplain area. ...

Meeting focuses on Wood County development

VIENNA — The Wood County area saw business growth over the last year as well as other opportunities come to the area, local business development officials said Wednesday evening. Business and community leaders gathered Wednesday at the Parkersburg Country Club for the Wood County ...

Twin Pines Dairy kicks off local sales

DECATUR TWP.—As newborn calves called to their mothers and barn kittens laid about in the straw, the first bottles of old-school milk at Twin Pines Dairy were officially for sale Monday morning. “The last four days have netted three 18-hour days and one 17-hour, but we just did what we ...

Northern panhandle hospitals bracing for closures

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Hospitals in the Northern Panhandle are preparing for an influx of patients after the closure of two medical facilities. East Ohio Regional Hospital closed Friday night while the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling was shuttered on Sept. 4. Both hospitals are owned ...

Riverview Credit Union to open in Vienna

VIENNA — Riverview Credit Union will open an office in Wood County, the company announced. The new office, the credit union’s third in the Mid-Ohio Valley and first in Wood County, will be located at 502 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna across from the north entrance of the Grand Central Mall. ...

Palace of Gold put on national Historic Register

NEW VRINDABAN — A religious temple in Marshall County has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold near Limestone, which was dedicated in September 1979, was founded in 1968 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He also was the founder of the ...

Washington County Career Center offers apprenticeship

MARIETTA — A change to the Washington County Career Center Building Technology program will allow students who undergo a five-month course to get a head start in apprenticeship as carpenters. The course came about as the result of an agreement between the career center and two regional ...