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Marcellus Shale

MOUNDSVILLE - So plentiful and profitable are Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas that the sister company of Columbia Gas of Ohio plans to build a $1.75 billion pipeline system that will ship up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of fuel per day for use in markets across the U.S.Columbia Pipeline ...

Residents encouraged to comment

MARIETTA - The comment period for the permit of a fracking barge facility to be built in Meigs County by GreenHunter Water has been extended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until Aug. 24.Comments from concerned residents about the proposed facility along the Ohio River had been received ...

Wood man’s collection on exhibit at museum

WHEELING - In 2003, James L. Webster of Wood County wrote a book on the Wheeling Decorating Co., a business in Wheeling that closed in 1962.When Webster was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2008, he donated his entire collection of Wheeling Decorating items to The Museums of Oglebay ...

North Christian opens transitional school

PARKERSBURG - For children who have completed preschool but are not ready for the kindergarten, an option for the transition has opened in the Mid-Ohio Valley.A transitional kindergarten opened last week at North Christian School.The transitional kindergarten focuses on children who have late ...

Local credit unions note milestone

PARKERSBURG -Credit unions have reached and surpassed 100 million memberships nationwide, equating to one in every three Americans, the Credit Union National Association announced.The count is based on data collected from credit unions and compiled by the association in its June "Monthly Credit ...

Motorcycle passion leads to facility

CRESTON - A former Vienna resident now living on his family's farm in the Creston area of Wirt County is working to reinvigorate the motorcycle-riding facility he first developed about 15 years ago.A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, Gerald "Otis" Campbell is working to redevelop The Farm as a ...

Legislature to look at craft beer breweries

CHARLESTON - West Virginia legislators will look at whether regulations meant to govern large beer distributors unfairly burden the state's small but growing craft beer industry.Seven breweries are registered with the West Virginia Department of Commerce and featured as West Virginia craft ...

Commission: Ohio overdose deaths not easy to track

MARIETTA - The opiate epidemic in Ohio can be a numbers game.For example, there is the 32.96 pounds of heroin seized in 2013 by task forces within the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. The seizures resulted in nearly 15,000 individual doses of heroin being removed from the state ...

St. Joe’s ER closes next week

PARKERSBURG - The emergency department at the St. Joseph's Campus of the Camden Clark Medical Center will be permanently shutting down next week.Hospital officials have announced that operations will officially end for the St. Joseph's emergency room 7 p.m. Tuesday.The closure of the St. ...

Last Mass held at St. Joseph’s

PARKERSBURG - As closure of the former St. Joseph's Hospital approaches, a final Mass was held Monday in its chapel.More than 50 people gathered in the Christ the Healer Chapel on the first floor of what is now known as Camden Clark Medical Center's St. Joseph's Campus for the Mass, said Sister ...

Students push for more detectors

WEIRTON - A movement started to protect area students could soon spread throughout West Virginia.On Tuesday, representatives of the Seeing Beyond Foundation were joined by local school officials and state legislators to announce an effort to require carbon monoxide detectors in all of West ...

Bloom judge Pittenger hopes to expand reach

BELPRE - Following her first year as an America in Bloom judge, Leslie Pittenger said she hopes to visit more cities in the years to come."I will definitely do it again," said Pittenger, Belpre in Bloom coordinator and Belpre city auditor. "If they ask me to join again next year, I will, ...

MOV Regional Airport service might change

By JOLENE CRAIGjcraig@newsandsentinel.comWILLIAMSTOWN - Officials with the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport are awaiting more details with the upcoming change of commercial service."We have an idea of what the new schedule will be, but nothing is set at this time," said Wood County Airport ...

Little known about ProFusion’s future

MARIETTA - Signs around the complex announce ProFusion Industries as the latest tenant at 700 B.F. Goodrich Road, the former site of RJF International.Signs tell trucks how to enter the plant and others boast an accident-free record stretching to before ProFusion's stewardship of the plant.But ...

WCCC offers life-changing opportunities

Displaced workers, people looking for new careers enrollMARIETTA - When Ormet Corp. closed its aluminum smelter in Hannibal, Ohio, last fall, it meant the loss of jobs for nearly 1,000 people, including Richard Schmidt."It's the only thing I ever knew," said Schmidt, a Hannibal resident who ...

Peoples announces acquisition of NB&T

MARIETTA - Peoples Bancorp Inc. is acquiring a Southwest Ohio banking company, officials announced Tuesday.Under the merger agreement between Peoples Bancorp, the parent company of Peoples Bank, and NB&T Financial Group Inc., the parent company of the National Bank and Trust Co. of ...

Scots Landscape holds Pink Day

VIENNA - Scots Landscape Nursery of Vienna held its second annual Pink Day Breast Cancer fundraiser on May 31.The nursery raised three times as much this year, which will go into the West Virginia Breast & Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund to help women in need get ...

First Settlement to offer free post-race massages

PARKERSBURG - The 2014 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half-Marathon marks the 10th year that First Settlement Physical Therapy has provided post-race massage and care free of charge.When a marathon runner finishes their race they are immediately greeted by 25 licensed physical therapists that ...

Hino seeing increased vehicle demand

WILLIAMSTOWN - Hino Motors Manufacturing USA in Williamstown plans to increase production following last year's sales slump."Post-earthquake-tsunami, Hino's production volumes varied widely, primarily due to market demand," said Sandy Ring, general manager of external and legal affairs for Hino ...

Community samples local wares

MARIETTA - People came out to sample wares from artists, wood carvers and jewelry makers during the last Merchants and Artists Walk of the summer Friday.The event pairs downtown Marietta merchants with local artists and musicians.Carsyn Cunningham, 18, of Belpre was one of the artists, ...