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Wood County officials mull utilities to help power up new developments

PARKERSBURG — Officials are looking at ways to bring utilities to desirable pieces of property for development. Lindsey Piersol, director of Wood County Economic Development, told local business and development officials about the need for shovel ready sites with utilities already hooked up ...

West Virginia natural gas industry sees steady production

WHEELING — A report says consumers are the winners with lower natural gas prices. “Powering West Virginia” by the Consumer Energy Alliance says the natural gas industry has realized relatively steady production and even job growth as opposed to the downturn in the coal industry in ...

Scots Landscape enters national contest

VIENNA — Jessie Towner is playing the waiting game at Scots Landscape as the business days roll by. The game is waiting to see how Scot’s will fare in the Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2018 Merchandiser of the Year competition. Scot’s was one of six selected from across the country ...

Leavitt named cancer services director at Camden Clark Medical Center

PARKERSBURG — Reinnie Leavitt has been named director of Cancer Services at the WVU Cancer Institute at Camden Clark Medical Center. Leavitt began her career at Camden Clark in 1991 as a staff radiation therapist and has spent the past 17 years dedicated to cancer care. She obtained a ...

Moore named manager at Seventh Street Kroger

PARKERSBURG — Robert Moore, a veteran in the grocery industry, has been named manager of the Seventh Street Kroger in Parkersburg. Moore joined Kroger in 2011 in his native Colorado. He moved to the Raleigh area, where he was an assistant store manager. He has 32 years in the grocery ...

Marietta College’s Ruud receives contract extension

MARIETTA — During an executive session on Thursday, Marietta College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for President William N. Ruud. Ruud, who is the 19th president since Marietta was founded in 1835, will be with the college through 2022. “The ...

Washington State Community College receives $50,000 grant for nursing

MARIETTA — Washington State Community College was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bernard McDonough Foundation. The funds will support a new initiative by the college intended to address the increased demand for nurses in the Mid-Ohio Valley, officials said. Nationwide, and ...

Grow Your Business Online workshop set for Friday

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold a workshop, Grow Your Business Online, 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce and Economic Development building. Drew Tonsmeire, a Google trainer, will ...

Marietta medical marijuana clinic holds open house

DEVOLA — The open house for Washington County’s only clinic to evaluate patients for medical marijuana treatment also was a full house. Held in what used to be a waiting room for a Memorial Health Systems clinic, the meeting attracted about two dozen people interested in what comes next ...

Piersol: Wood County land needs utilities to attract businesses

VIENNA — There is a need for shovel-ready sites with utilities in place in order to build businesses in this area, according to Wood County development officials. The Wood County Development Authority and the Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development Corporation held their joint annual ...

Washington County pharmacies just say no to medical marijuana

MARIETTA — When medical marijuana becomes available, it appears, Washington County will have one doctor and one dispensary to meet the needs of its patient population. The dispensary, to be located at 414 Greene St., at the corner where the Williamstown Bridge meets Greene Street, will ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council to discuss medical marijuana

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will hold a program on medical marijuana and a drug-free workplace 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at Washington State Community College, Graham Auditorium. The Yes. No. Maybe? Medical Marijuana and Your Drug-Free Workplace will count toward a rebate ...

Hino to add 250 jobs at new plant

MORGANTOWN —Auto manufacturing will be the fastest growing in the manufacturing segment of West Virginia’s economy with the expansion of Hino Manufacturing prominent in the forecast, according to a report by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research. “The ...

DowDuPont unveils new logo

WILMINGTON, Del. — DowDuPont has unveiled a new logo. DowDuPont, created by the merger of Dow Chemicals and DuPont, announced in February that the Specialty Products Division would carry the DuPont name when it becomes an independent company, expected around June 1, 2019, subject to approval ...

United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley honors BB&T

PARKERSBURG —BB&T has been recognized as the Corporate Partner of the Year by the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The bank was recognized at the annual Community Leaders Breakfast. “BB&T has lead by example in every way as a Corporate Community Partner,” said Stacy ...

International Credit Union Day celebrated Oct. 18

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union of Belpre on Oct. 18 will join 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. The public can stop at either of Riverview’s offices on Oct. 18 in Belpre or Marietta to learn more about credit ...

My Mommy Mart offering up deals in Marietta

MARIETTA — Local parents utilized each other as resources for clothing their children this week. “I get my son’s clothes for this year and a season ahead,” explained Emily Barron, 29, of Marietta. “He’s growing so much, he’s 3, that I go to this because you’re able to ...

Downtown Marietta welcomes residents, season with Fall Fest

MARIETTA — As the sun began to set Friday in downtown Marietta, people began walking down Front Street to take in all the festivities and fun that the First Fridays Fall Fest had to offer. Businesses took advantage of the weather for the event and left their doors open to let in not ...

CVB move prompts downtown Marietta shuffle

MARIETTA — As downtown Marietta heads into the final quarter of 2018, shifts in locations continue. The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau moved from its Greene Street location and into the Armory this month after negotiating a bid for two rooms in the restored ...

Parkersburg barber passes business to son

PARKERSBURG — Like father, like son. Marchell’s Barber Shop, 1724 20th St. in Parkersburg, is passing from generation to the next as Marchell Jones Jr. is taking over the business from his father, Marchell Sr. “I have been here for about 45 years,” the elder Jones said. “This is ...