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Businesses ready for spring

MARIETTA - Whether or not the warm weather is here to stay, businesses that ramp up in spring are unloading flowers, picking out produce and serving up ice cream for the spring season.Though many businesses with products more conducive to spring and summer are often open year-round, many gear ...

Fanelli Boys expanding

MARIETTA- When the business started in 1990, Fanelli Boys was in the basement of John Fanelli's home.Since then, the electronics repair shop which started in Parkersburg has expanded to seven locations, the most recent of which is located in the Lafayette Shopping Center in Marietta.Justin ...

Local photographer receives certification

RAVENSWOOD - There are those who are photographers. There are those who are professional photographers. And then there are those who like to think of themselves as a professional photographer, but aren't.Even among those who are members of the West Virginia Professional Photographers ...

Businesses to organize tournament

PARKERSBURG - Local business owners and others want to organize cornhole tournaments to benefit the football stadiums at each of the Wood County high schools.Organizers are looking for businesses in north Parkersburg, south Parkersburg and Williamstown who can host tournaments during May, June ...

Williamstown Bank promotes 3

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Board of Directors of Williamstown Bank has announced the promotion of three officers.Sharon K. Anderson has been promoted to senior vice president. She has been with the bank since 2002, serving in many capacities, including balancing clerk, assistant office manager in ...

Foodland Loyalty program at most locations

PARKERSBURG - Foodland, a locally owned and operated chain of grocery stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, has announced most stores are participating in the Foodland Rewards program.With 25 of 26 Foodland locations in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky offering food, fuel or food and fuel ...

Hotel tax collections slowing

PARKERSBURG - Officials on both sides of the river are attributing a slowdown in hotel/motel tax collections in the area to a reduction in the natural gas business."We have seen some pullback from the overnight stays related to the gas business. We are keeping an eye on it on a month-to-month ...

UpTowner opening delayed until fall

PARKERSBURG - The former UpTowner Inn's planned reopening as a TownePlace Suites by Marriott has been pushed back to early fall.Earlier this year, Steve Keiser, vice president and chief operating officer of Christy and Associates, one of the partners on the venture, said the hope was to open ...

College setting strategic agenda for the future

PARKERSBURG - West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be formulating a strategic plan for the institution's next five years, outlining what officials want to accomplish and how they might go about accomplishing it.Vice President of Student Services Anthony Underwood outlined the work being ...

Keim leaving Marietta chamber

MARIETTA - After nearly 13 years of championing local businesses, Charlotte Keim is stepping down as president and CEO of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce."I've always said that the chamber is the perfect blend of working in the business side of things and the service side," Keim said ...

Grant boosts Marble Park effort

PARKERSBURG - The city recently received a grant to encourage the transformation of a former industrial site into a recreational area.The West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative announced the city was awarded a $3,000 grant for technical assistance with identifying future financing options ...

Privacy tips for online

MARIETTA - Nearly two years after a massive leak of classified documents revealed that Big Brother is watching what you Google, Americans are growing less confident that government surveillance programs are in the public interest.Still an overwhelming majority of Internet users, including many ...

Century celebrated at McClinton Chevrolet

PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg car dealer is celebrating a milestone.McClinton Chevrolet is celebrating its 100th anniversary.Little did J.S. McClinton, who had the ambition to start his own company, know a century ago his company would become among the largest automobile retailers in the Mid-Ohio ...

Nelson named vice president

PARKERSBURG - Frontier Communications has named a vice president for engineering for the Mid-Atlantic Region.Reed J. Nelson, who was director of engineering for Frontier Communications, has 25 years of experience in the communications industry and 19 of those years have been with Frontier, Area ...

Muskingum, Sporn power plants to close May 31

PARKERSBURG - Two power plants in the region are closing at the end of May, according to the required federal notices filed by American Electric Power in Ohio and West Virginia.The closures of the Muskingum River Plant at Beverly and the Phillip Sporn Plant in New Haven, W.Va., about 30 miles ...

Group dedicated to protecting Ohio jobs

MARIETTA - Opposition to increase the severance tax on materials extracted by oil and gas drillers is not a new topic in Ohio, but now, a unified group has surfaced in attempts to protect the industry from the rates currently circulating in Ohio's legislature.Gov. John Kasich's two-year budget ...

Newspaper starts new promotion

PARKERSBURG - The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta A.M. on Wednesday will begin a new promotion with local Foodlands and Par-Mar/BP convenience stores.The promotion is reminiscent of the old television game show "Supermarket Sweep" where the contestant who loaded the most groceries ...

Greenhouses ready with pansies

MARIETTA - Bright pansies of every color ready to be planted. Pink and purple petunias ready to grace someone's porch in hanging baskets. Even daffodils, irises and many colored tulips waiting to be planted in a container that can easily be taken in from the cold.Whatever flower is desired, ...

Jackson hospital gets scanner

RIPLEY - Jackson General Hospital has a new piece of equipment that can provide better scans of the heart than anything it had before and can determine if a patient has had or is about to have a heart attack.Jackson General has had a GE Ventri scanner to perform cardiac imaging procedures for a ...

Dean Jones starts his own company

PARKERSBURG - When it is his name on the company, a local builder wants people to know that he takes what they need done very seriously.Dean Jones Construction LLC has been in operation since January and the company is already building up a significant client base for siding, roofing, ...