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Ratings reveal Washington County nursing home scores

MARIETTA — National Nursing Home Week wrapped up May 20 and the theme “Spirit of America” speaks to the bond between residents, staff and volunteers. “It is very important to recognize the people who work with our aging population because soon there will be more of them than there are ...

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Gary Wells, 64, of Marietta, leans over the emptied meat section at Food 4 Less Wednesday as he reminisces about\ working in that department for many years.

Workers prepare for end of Marietta Food 4 Less

MARIETTA — When Marietta resident Gary Wells, 64, graduated from high school he knew more schooling wasn’t for him. “It was time to work. School wasn’t really my thing but my parents taught me to work hard and do right,” said Wells. He spent the next 46 years and 11 months working ...

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Parkersburg boy to represent Fruth Pharmacy

PARKERSBURG — A boy from Parkersburg is among the babies chosen to represent Fruth Pharmacy as a 2017 Mister and Miss Fruth. Leland Fugett of Parkersburg is the son of Mark and Christina Fugett. Also chosen as a Mister and Miss Fruth were: Cooper Wright of Nelsonville, son of Tiffani ...

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“Volume III Hillbilly Style Roadkill Cooking – ‘It’s Not for Breakfast Anymore’” is the third book of humorous poems and recipes from Jeff “The Roadkill Man” Eberbaugh of Elizabeth. The self-published book was released in April.

‘Roadkill Cooking’ series book released

PARKERSBURG — The third and latest volume of the popular “Roadkill Cooking” series is out. After a 25-year lapse, Jeff “The Roadkill Man” Eberbaugh of Elizabeth said it was time for a new installment of his humor and tasty recipes in “Volume III Hillbilly Style Roadkill Cooking ...

Pickering Associates promotes Kimble, Smith

PARKERSBURG — Pickering Associates announced leadership changes this spring following a restructuring in its Civil and Structural Engineering departments. Spencer Kimble, PE, is the new Civil Engineering Department manager. After earning his bachelor of science in civil engineering at West ...

Camden Clark Medical Center receives accreditation

PARKERSBURG — The American College of Cardiology has recognized Camden Clark Medical Center for its expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Camden Clark was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation based on an onsite evaluation of the ...

Coffee chat to be held Friday

MARIETTA — Have some good news you would like to share or some concerns about your business would like to discuss? Join the staff of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday for their monthly Coffee Chat in the office conference room at 100 Front St., Suite 200, ...

Estate planning seminar slated at Parkersburg Country Club

VIENNA — An estate planner will present a seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Parkersburg Country Club. An estate planning and taxation attorney, Charles “Skip” Fox’s appearance was arranged through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Mid-Ohio Valley Estate Planning ...

Professional Women’s Roundtable to meet in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Professional Women’s Roundtable with the next meeting scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Undo’s on the Pike located at 700 Pike St., Marietta. Topic for this month is “Spring Wine Tasting” at Undo’s on the Pike! ...

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The vacant house that once stood at 1004 Virginia Ave. in Parkersburg is shown in August 2016 as employees of West Virginia Roofing tear down a neighboring structure. The company received approval from the Municipal Planning Commission Friday to have the property rezoned so its new offices can be built there. The matter now goes to Parkersburg City Council.

Parkersburg planning commission OKs new business site

PARKERSBURG — The city’s Municipal Planning Commission approved a request from a business owner to rezone the property where he tore down dilapidated houses to build a new headquarters. Jon Barker, owner of West Virginia Roofing, razed three vacant houses at 1000, 1004 and 1010 Virginia ...

AT&T workers hit picket line in West Virginia

PARKERSBURG — Employees at AT&T cell phone stores walked off the job across the state Friday hoping to reach a labor agreement with the company. “We are ready to go, but we are hoping that AT&T comes to the table, and that we will be on the right track toward reaching an ...

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Marietta High School sophomore Grace Arnold plays the piano while learning how to produce music at the MOV2GO studios in Little Hocking on Friday.

Building Bridges to Careers music effort strikes a chord

LITTLE HOCKING — Exposing students to future careers is the mission of Building Bridges to Careers. At the MOV2GO studio in Little Hocking on Friday, two Marietta High School sophomores got a chance to experience first-hand what it would be like to produce music. Sophomores Grace Arnold ...

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Workers with Ken Strahler Masonry demolish the house at 506 Front St. early Thursday morning.

House demo an opportunity for Marietta business

MARIETTA — Smitty’s Pizza plans to someday use the lot where a house stood after completing the demolition of 506 Front St. in Marietta Thursday. “I don’t have any current plans as of right now but to just get the property cleaned up,” said Smitty’s owner Juanita Lannigan, 69, of ...

Shop Local event set for Belpre

BELPRE — Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce invites area shoppers to experience what Belpre has to offer at its May Madness Shop Local event today in the Belpre downtown and surrounding area, officials said. Over 20 retail businesses, services and nonprofits are joining as partners to ...

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Carolyn Hurst, owner of Classic Cuts, gives customer ImaLee Yoho a perm at the new shop at 118 Maple St.

Classic Cuts gets new location in Harmar Village

MARIETTA — There is a new kid on the block in Harmar Village and the addition is a welcome change for the neighborhood and the owner. Carolyn Hurst has been in the business of cutting and styling hair since she graduated from the Marietta Beauty School in 1970. She moved her longtime ...

Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau starts campaign

PARKERSBURG — The Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau this month will begin a new campaign to bring people to town for several days. The West Virginia Weekends campaign was prepared by the Stonewall Group of Marietta, the bureau’s agency of record, and is designed to ...

Doolin Security Savings Bank set to affiliate with First Mutual Holding Co.

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — First Mutual Holding Co., the largest member-owned mutual holding company of its kind in the Midwest, has announced that Doolin Security Savings Bank has agreed to affiliate with First Mutual, pending approval of regulatory agencies and of voting members of Doolin, the ...