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First retail liquor store opens in Belpre

BELPRE — State and local officials attended the ribbon-cutting Thursday morning for the first retail liquor store in Belpre. In partnership with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control and the JobsOhio Beverage System, Kroger opened an OHLQ store near its main location off Washington ...

Morrisey sues Johnson & Johnson over pelvic mesh

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday his office is going after one of the major manufacturers of pelvic mesh that has caused numerous health issues. The Attorney General’s Office filed suit Wednesday in Monongalia County Circuit Court against Johnson & Johnson ...

Grant awarded to foundation

PARKERSBURG — A $5,000 grant has been awarded to the WVU-Parkersburg Foundation’s Purple Pride Scholarship Program for scholarships at West Virginia University at Parkersburg from the Fleming Insurance Agency and the Westfield Insurance Foundation. The grant will help cover the cost of ...

Williamstown Bank to open in Lubeck

WILLIAMSTOWN —Williamstown Bank will open a new office in Lubeck in early 2020, the board of directors and senior management of the bank have announced. The Lubeck area has been without a financial institution for more than two years, so Williamstown Bank sees a need that it could fill with ...

RCBI, Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy partner

HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy and the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University have joined in a partnership. The Mountaineer Job ChalleNGe Program is a new 22-week course that provides advanced manufacturing skills training that leads to ...

Project aims to teach soft skills

MARIETTA — Once known as “soft skills,” they are now in hard demand among employers. The abilities to effectively communicate, solve problems, adapt to changing situations, take responsibility for decisions and actions, think critically and have concern for fellow humans now are right up ...

Ripley ice cream shop has scary theme

RIPLEY — A new ice cream shop in Ripley is scarier than a mile of rocky road. I Scream Sundae on Main Street features desserts, floats and shakes based on scary movies. Menu items at the ghoulish ice cream parlor include Killer Clowns from Outer Space, Black Gashberry and Stranger Cheesecake ...

Correctional guard job fairs to be held in Parkersburg, St. Marys

Two job fairs to recruit correctional guards are scheduled in Parkersburg and St. Marys. Seven events are scheduled throughout the state through Nov. 7. The local fairs are scheduled 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Parkersburg Workforce West Virginia, 300 Lakeview Center, and the St. Marys ...

Peddler’s Junction opens in Lancaster

Peddler’s Junction Vendor Mall is among Lancaster, Ohio’s, newest shopping destinations. Since it opened in February, in the old Lancaster Sales building, Peddler’s Junction footprint has continued to grow in scarlet and gray building. The owners of the old Lancaster Sales have poured ...

Crilley named new executive director

Harmony Ridge Recovery Center in Walker has named a new executive director. Pat Crilley, who was among Florida’s most respected substance abuse treatment center executive directors, has more than eight years of experience in drug and alcohol treatment. “Drug and alcohol abuse is a ...

Blennerhassett Hotel sold to new owners

PARKERSBURG – The Blennerhassett Hotel has been sold to new local owners. Wayne Waldeck and Lee Rector, effective Oct. 1, will take possession of the hotel that opened in 1889 from Sam Ross and family, according to a press release from Waldeck and Rector. The hotel will remain open during ...

Frostee Shoppe hot enough to open Marietta location

MARIETTA — A lifelong calling to teach and guide young minds has returned a former Marietta City Schools teacher to town with sweet treats and a new mission. “I thought I was going to teach my whole life, so to be back in the lives of my former kindergarteners, my physical education ...

Officials break ground for senior-themed Murdoch Heights Apartments

PARKERSBURG — Ground was recently broken for a new senior apartment complex in Parkersburg. Local city, business and development leaders gathered Friday at the site of the new Murdoch Heights Apartments at 1602 Murdoch Ave. for a groundbreaking ceremony. Representatives from the Chamber ...

Family Dollar to reopen renovated Belpre location

BELPRE — Family Dollar, a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening on Saturday in Belpre. The renovated store, located at 1007 Washington Blvd., will now include $1.00 Dollar Tree merchandise, additional freezers and ...

Sid Harvey’s locates in south Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — A heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and services company has located in south Parkersburg. Sid Harvey’s Industries opened in the former General Glass facility, 1900 12th Ave., the area of W.Va. 95 and Blizzard Drive. “We have an amazing location,” ...

Helena’s Country Cafe expands

RIPLEY — “Welcome home” greets customers at Helena’s County Cafe in Ripley. Owners Jim and Leisa Reed opened the restaurant in April as a cafe specializing in country cooking. Since then, the business has expanded to include a specialty bakery and coffee shop. The coffee shop opened ...

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce plans events

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will hold several events in the coming weeks. Hops, Vines and Cuisine, the 2019 MACC Member Showcase, will be held 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Glenwood Community, 200 Timberline Drive, Marietta. The Boost Your Business Workshop will be held ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo set

MARIETTA — The fourth Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Marietta College. The expo is a one-day conference that brings together the existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, educators and resource providers to learn from each other and ...

Primerica Inc. expands, moves in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The local office of Primerica Inc. has expanded and moved to room 213 at 1118 20th St., Parkersburg, David J. Epler, regional vice president, said. Primerica is an independent financial services marketing company in North America headquartered in Duluth, Ga.

Justice, Thrasher make pitches to West Virginia’s business community

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — While it wasn’t exactly like pitching the investors on the hit TV show “Shark Tank,” two Republican candidates for governor with two distinct business brands had an opportunity to pitch the state’s captains of industry on why they should be governor in ...