Business

Deer hunting means big bucks for Ohio’s economy

MARIETTA - Deer hunting means big business for Ohio. The total economic impact of hunting statewide is estimated at more than $853 million annually, according to a report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation."A lot of people don't realize how much deer hunting contributes to the ...

Without sidewalks trekkers lack margin for error

MARIETTA - A dark muddy rut marks an oft-trodden path along the side of Hadley Lane as it juts off from Glendale Road in Marietta. The path cuts a narrow swath-perhaps a foot in width-between the curb along Hadley and a steep embankment a few feet away.Just to the south, pedestrians can stroll ...

Suddenlink launches high-speed Internet service

PARKERSBURG - Suddenlink has launched a new high-speed Internet service with a download speed of 300 Megabits per second and an upload speed of 30 Mbps in Parkersburg.Suddenlink also announced that Internet speeds for its existing customers have been increased at no additional charge. Customers ...

Glenville Foodland now offers Rewards

GLENVILLE - Glenville Foodland has joined Foodland Rewards program, officials said.The store and the Craigsville, W.Va., store, which also joined the program, are part of the Facemire Group of stores."We're happy to be able to introduce the Foodland Rewards program to our loyal customers at ...

Caution urged on mineral leases

PARKERSBURG - A burgeoning oil and gas industry has raised concerns, questions and some legal issues among the owners of mineral rights who have leased their land or are considering leasing.Consumer advocate attorneys urge landowners/mineral rights owners to be cautious.Attorney Dave McMahon, ...

Downtown PKB readies holiday promotion

PARKERSBURG - Elves will be hiding out at businesses in downtown Parkersburg during December. If people can find them, they could win prizes.The Downtown PKB Elves is a special event to bring attention to businesses and restaurants in the downtown Parkersburg area."What we are doing is we have ...

Local couple tackles hearing loss

PARKERSBURG - Changes are taking place in the yellow and brown building at 1122 Market St.Daneen Pacifico, a fixture at the former Parkersburg Medical Associates building for 37 years doing business as Audiology Services since 1986, recently sold her business to husband and wife Michael and ...

Confiskated caters to skateboarders

PARKERSBURG - For Adam Deems owning a skate shop is a dream that took him through several jobs to earn the money to get Confiskated started.Deems said the shop at 1739C St. Marys Ave. had its grand opening on Nov. 26."Skateboarding is my life," he said. "It's kept me out of a lot of trouble ...

Get your sweet fill from the ‘Cupcake Truck’

BELPRE - A sweet-tooth craving can now be satisfied from a "Cupcake Truck" serving up gourmet cupcakes, cookies and brownies every Tuesday and Saturday in downtown Marietta and Wednesday in Belpre.Lisa's Sweet Stop, which has its storefront at 212 Fifth St. in Beverly, is offering up hundreds ...

Pickering Associates adding new members

PARKERSBURG - Pickering Associates, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm, is ending the year on a high note and welcoming new members to its team of professionals, according to a press release.The four new hires are a civil engineer, mechanical engineer, structural engineer and ...

Hampton Inn slated to open

PARKERSBURG - Under construction for over a year, the Hampton Inn & Suites Parkersburg Downtown is scheduled to open for business Wednesday at 920 Emerson Ave., overlooking the traffic circle in Parkersburg.The three-story 100-unit hotel, part of Hilton Hotel's global Hampton Hotels ...

Black Friday shoppers seek deals

PARKERSBURG - If the sales begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, is it still Black Friday?Many Mid-Ohio Valley residents started what used to be the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush on turkey day itself as numerous stores- including more than half of those at Grand Central Mall- opened their doors and ...

Thanksgiving newspaper offers savings

PARKERSBURG - Shoppers looking to find the best deals on Christmas gifts won't want to miss the Thanksgiving Day newspaper, according to the circulation manager of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta A.M.The newspaper on Thanksgiving will contain more than 30 sale inserts from retail ...

Limousine service drives into region

PARKERSBURG - For someone wanting to enjoy a special entrance to an event or a trip around town or out of town with no parking or driving worries, a new limousine service has opened in the Mid-Ohio Valley.Nathan Alfred is owner, with his father, Ed Alfred, of Paradise Limousine Service in ...

Small Business Saturday gets extra boost

MARIETTA - Big chains like Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy have their big day on Black Friday, but it is all about small businesses on the Saturday after.Founded by American Express in 2010, the nationwide Small Business Saturday is designed to aid small shops, restaurants and services by ...

WineTree Vineyards

PARKERSBURG - Wines from a Wood County vintner have placed in the American Wine Society 2014 Commercial Wine Competition.The three wines submitted to the tournament from WineTree Vineyards on Jesterville Road near I-77 each received a Bronze Medal in the competition, said Candice Bandy, who ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce slates Shop Local

BELPRE - The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Shop Local, the Saturday Shuffle, on Nov. 29.Chamber members will participate in the national Small Business Saturday spotlighting local business and encouraging residents to shop and purchase from a local merchant.More than 20 retail ...

Some stores will not open early on holiday

MARIETTA - While many stores are shoving aside the turkey bliss and family time, opting to open as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving for pre-Black Friday sales, some stores are refusing, instead choosing to close and be family-friendly, and many area residents are in agreement with them.Vienna ...

Financial Literacy Program aids local students

MARIETTA - Local students have dedicated more than 1,700 hours this year to the Peoples Financial Scholars Program, powered by EverFi.For the second consecutive year, Peoples Bank, through a grant from Peoples Bancorp Foundation, has granted students access to this web-based, consumer-education ...

FETCH! program educating students about budgets

NEW MATAMORAS - Crunching numbers and making a budget is not just for adults, as sixth-graders at New Matamoras Elementary learned through the Ohio Society of CPAs' FETCH! program.Designed to teach children the basics of financial responsibility, the program is funneled through local and ...