Business

Marietta businesses affected by road work

MARIETTA - It looks like a long, hot summer ahead, especially for traffic jams caused by construction projects at two major intersections.And some businesses along the Pike and Greene streets corridor are also feeling the heat."It's definitely affecting us. There is so much traffic during lunch ...

Legislation takes aim at unfair benefit cuts

WASHINGTON - A bill intended to make it harder for companies to reduce or eliminate pay and benefits promised and earned by employees and retirees was introduced in the U.S. Senate, officials said.The Bankruptcy Fairness and Employee Benefits Protection Act was introduced by Sens. Jay ...

Burd talks oil, gas with Rotary

PARKERSBURG - The natural gas development that will come from the development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale deposits will provide opportunities for many throughout the region from employment to tax revenue, an oil official told the Parkersburg Rotary Club on Monday.Charlie Burd, executive ...

Erlandsons open glass store

PARKERSBURG - Erlandson Glass LLC, a new business specializing in glass products and services, opened in April at 2209 Camden Ave. in south Parkersburg.Owner Jim Erlandson has over 15 years of experience in the glass products and repair industry.With the closing in April of the local General ...

Ohio ranks 27th in nationwide survey

MARIETTA - On a list of the best states to do business in, as ranked by Chief Executive Magazine, Ohio ranks 27th, below more than half of the nation.The survey was completed by 500 CEOs across the country and gauges sentiment on a variety of issues, including taxes and regulations, ...

Wood BOE sponsors food service

PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Board of Education announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.Breakfast, lunch and snack are available to all children, 18 and under. A nutritious meal is important for children to learn, play and remain active during the summer months.Meals will ...

Community Resources awarded $2,500

PARKERSBURG - Community Resources in Parkersburg has received a grant of $2,500 from the Peoples Bancorp Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas.Community Resources was organized in 1986. The agency supports families to improve their life ...

WesBanco announces scholarship recipients

PARKERSBURG - WesBanco's Trust Department announces the awarding of four full four-year scholarships from the Tippens Scholarship funds.* Ryder Deem is a graduate of Williamstown High School who is pursuing his higher education at West Virginia University in the Engineering Department. With his ...

United Way Alliance embraces 2-1-1 program

PARKERSBURG - The 2-1-1 hotline previously in the Volunteer Action Center will be relocated to the United Way Alliance office, officials said.The 2-1-1 hotline is an essential community service connecting people with vital resources, according to Joyce Mather, executive director of the United ...

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway invites visitors into the past

NELSONVILLE - The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, which was the largest independent railroad entirely within the state of Ohio, offers visitors a look into the past.Located less then an hour ride from Parkersburg, nestled in Ohio's Appalachian foothills is the town of Nelsonville, the scenic ...

Traywick hired as investment adviser

PARKERSBURG - Matthew Traywick has been hired as an investment adviser for the Parkersburg Market of WesBanco.Traywick previously was employed as sales manager for Western Southern Life, a Parkersburg police officer and an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper.Traywick will be responsible for ...

Extension holding ‘summer steps’ program

PARKERSBURG - Whether you prefer to walk, run, play soccer or take part in other physical activities, you can participate in the West Virginia University Extension Service "Summer Steps" walking program.You'll be doing something good for yourself, and maybe helping Wood County log the most ...

EPA awards $400K in brownfields grants

ATHENS - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award the Athens County Port Authority with brownfield grants of $200,000 each to assess contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting human health.The authority has awarded a $200,000 assessment grant for ...

Comfort Suites receives 2014 Fido’s Favorite Award

MINERAL WELLS - Comfort Suites Parkersburg South has received the 2014 Fido's Favorite Award by BringFido.com.The annual award recognizes hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts that attain superior pet-friendliness ratings from BringFido.com customers. Fewer than 5 percent of all pet friendly ...

Thompson graduates from MSU vet college

Tracy Thompson of Vienna received her Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine degree on May 9 from Mississippi State University College of Veterinarian Medicine.Tracy is the daughter of Ed and Nancy Dotson of Vienna and Mark Thompson of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Janis Wallbrown and the ...

Marketplace seeking vendors

PARKERSBURG - When many shoppers discuss the new Downtown Farmers' Marketplace, they talk about potential.Soon, they'll start seeing some of that fulfilled.Eight regular vendors are set up for one or all of the three-day schedule in the Point Park Marketplace by the floodwall at 113 Ann St., ...

Mon Power ordered to read meters

PARKERSBURG - Officials with Mon Power will eventually have the personnel available to do monthly meter readings for its West Virginia customers following a ruling from the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, officials said.The PSC this week issued a final order in the general ...

Gasoline prices rising in region

PARKERSBURG - Some local gas stations were inching toward the $4 mark for a gallon of gasoline as a tight supply and higher demand are driving up prices.Speedway stations in Parkersburg and Belpre were reported having $3.99 a gallon for regular gasoline early Thursday afternoon."Gas prices in ...

Water proposal scrutinized

PARKERSBURG-State farming officials are urging farmers to submit comments against a proposed rule change in the federal Clean Water Act they say will adversely affect local farms.There was a packed house at the Judge Black Judicial Annex as around 100 people attended a meeting where the Wood ...

CCMC: Nursing stats don’t quite add up

PARKERSBURG - Although the state of West Virginia ranks low nationally in nursing job openings per capita, the Camden Clark Medical Center has been able to keep the facility well staffed with qualified nurses.With nursing programs across the country holding commencement ceremonies in recent ...