Business

Downtown PKB plans outreach event

PARKERSBURG - Downtown PKB will be conducting a Business Outreach Day on Thursday.Volunteers will be canvassing businesses in downtown Parkersburg as an effort to collect information to compile data into a database. The database will be used to better communicate and inform local businesses of ...

MOV Fishing

PARKERSBURG - The Ohio River is a big part of life in the Mid-Ohio Valley and no one appreciates it more than fishermen."I get calls all the time from people wanting to know about fishing in the river," state Division of Natural Resources District 6 Fisheries Biologist Scott Morrison ...

Planners study ballfield financing

PARKERSBURG - As sites for a proposed baseball stadium are looked over and considered, officials are also discussing how such a facility might be financed.One idea has been forming a Tax Increment Financing zone for the ballfield area as a possible incentive to make the facility more appealing ...

Felman Production to restart idled plant

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) - Felman Production is restarting its idled plant in Mason County following an agreement with Appalachian Power on a special electricity rate for the facility.Operations will resume immediately and two of the silicomanganese plant's three furnaces will resume full ...

Washington County residents approved into credit union

parkersburg - The National Credit Union Administration has added Washington County into the membership field of One Community Federal Credit Union of Parkersburg.One Community now can accept members who live, work, worship or attend school in Wood or Washington counties."One Community is ...

Parkersburg CVB reprints travel guide

PARKERSBURG - A local tourist bureau has reprinted a motorcycle travel guide.The Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau's "River Rides & Scenic Drives" is a six-panel guide explaining five rides throughout the region, outdoor recreational opportunities, heritage sites, ...

Marietta resident, GSC professors honored

GLENVILLE-Michael Smith of Marietta was one of three Glenville State College professors recognized as an emeriti faculty during the school's May commencement.Smith, who joins 32 other professors with the title, was a professor at Glenville State in the Social Science Department for 20 ...

C8 lawsuits filed in Wood County Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG-The following C8 lawsuits were filed between June 23-27 in Wood County Circuit Court against DuPont:June 23Clarence Ronald Barnett, Carol Ann Barnett, Rebecca A. Amick, Carolyn Alberta Richards, Joyce M. Allen, Janet S. Stanley, Laura E. Arbaugh, Linda S. Cozart, Robert Williams ...

Marketplace ranks growing

PARKERSBURG - The ranks of the Downtown Farmers' Marketplace are growing.Fresh produce was being offered from four stands Thursday, the most since the market opened in its new, year-round location at the Point Park Marketplace by the floodwall at 113 Ann St. And several new vendors have come ...

WVU-P ranks highest in graduation, lowest in tuition

PARKERSBURG - West Virginia University at Parkersburg has the highest completion and retention rates among two-year colleges in West Virginia, according to data from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.The 2013 data was released at the agency's April board meeting as part ...

Marietta solicits business suggestions

MARIETTA - Large posters placed on empty storefronts on Front Street encouraged pedestrians to write want they wanted to see in the building.Marietta Main Street and its design and business enhancement committees posted the posters for the May 9 Merchants and Artist Walk, beckoning walkers with ...

Ormet sells remaining assets for $25.25 million

HANNIBAL - Niagara Worldwide LLC has won the rights to purchase the assets of the idled Ormet Corp. for $25.25 million during a private auction.Eric J. Spirtas, president of Niagara Worldwide, said his company purchased all assets, including the buildings, property and equipment.Niagara ...

Marietta College to face new cuts

MARIETTA - The potential for another round of staffing cuts looms at Marietta College, and faculty and staff are being asked to provide feedback as college officials decide how to best adjust for a seven-figure budgetary shortfall predicted for the coming year.After cutting 20 full-time ...

25 Years In MOV

PARKERSBURG - The Camden Clark Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center, formerly the Family Fitness Center, recently celebrated 25 years of business in the Mid-Ohio Valley.Originally opening June 5, 1989, as a facility for Camden Clark employees, the Family Fitness Center opened its doors ...

Third hotel eyed for Marietta center site

MARIETTA - Relocation of a large Marietta retail store and the possible construction of a third hotel are in the preliminary plans for the second phase of the 27-acre First Colony Center development along Ohio 7 north in Marietta."We're starting the second phase of the development, but will ...

Real estate agents to place flags for Fourth of July

PARKERSBURG - More than 20 years ago, a tradition was started by Terry Connolly, who was then the broker/owner of Prudential Preferred Homes real estate office.Each year, his agents placed American flags in yards throughout the community for the Fourth of July.Connolly is a combat veteran. He ...

Pleasants County collects electronics at event

ST. MARYS - More than 21 tons of used electronics were collected in May at an annual electronics recycling collection held by the Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority with Momentive Performance Materials Inc.The program has collected and diverted 273,649 pounds of electronics from West ...

MMR vaccine being offered at pharmacies

By AMANDA NICHOLSONSpecial to The News and SentinelMARIETTA - The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is available at some area pharmacies.A resurgence of the measles in Ohio in recent months has marked the largest outbreak of measles in the country since 1994.Gov. John Kasich signed an executive ...

OVU alum Gorincen builds social network

PARKERSBURG - A graduate from Ohio Valley University has launched a social network for accountants and lawyers.The idea behind NomosNet by founder and CEO Robert Gorincen is to create a resource for in-house attorneys and procurement officers to find information about law and accounting firms ...

Katie Wise promoted at Stonewall Group

MARIETTA - Katie Wise was promoted to account manager at the Stonewall Group, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency."In 10 short months, Katie has demonstrated commitment, desire and leadership in all aspects of her responsibilities at Stonewall," said Leslie Crooks, ...