Business

Groundbreaking held for Smiles on Boulevard

BELPRE — A groundbreaking was held March 29 for Smiles on the Boulevard, 613 Washington Blvd., Belpre, the new offices of Dr. Lori Hawkins Family Dentistry. With new name, new logo and new location, Hawkins anticipates the addition of a second dentist and six to seven new employees ...

Cox starts new career in real estate

LOWELL — A long-time resident of Lowell has taken up a new career. George Cox, 50, said he decided to change direction after years of working at the International Converter plant in Caldwell. “I just turned 50, I’ve been a maintenance technician, and I saw real estate as a way to get ...

Wood County Holiday Inn earns award

PARKERSBURG — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Parkersburg–Mineral Wells has been recognized with the 2018 Quality Excellence Award by the InterContinental Hotels Group. The group is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands including Holiday Inn Express & Suites ...

Edward Jones ranks high in investor satisfaction

PARKERSBURG — Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm recently announced. The study measures investor satisfaction with 18 full ...

Talks ongoing in tentative sale of Sistersville hospital

SISTERSVILLE — Negotiators are still talking two years after the announcement that Wheeling Hospital was buying Sistersville General Hospital. The proposed sale for $5.5 million included Wheeling Hospital assuming Sistersville General’s debts and liabilities while increasing medical ...

Demand for AEP Ohio’s Neighbor to Neighbor program still powerful

MARIETTA — The AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor program was established in the wake of the recession 10 years ago, but need for the program has not diminished over time. In Washington County, according to Jim Tilley at The Caring Connection, $11,500 in grants has been disbursed to 63 ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to remain open

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University will remain open the next academic year despite financial problems, the board of trustees has decided. Changes, however, are coming, college President Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. said in a statement. “Based on our analysis and planning to date, the board ...

Ohio bill looks to allow livestock in cities

MARIETTA — Urban and rural access to the benefits of small livestock farming is under scrutiny in the Ohio legislature this month as lawmakers consider a bill that would prohibit cities, townships and other zoning authorities from regulating or banning backyard chickens, goats and other small ...

Bioscience summit to be held in Morgantown

CHARLESTON — A keynote speaker has been announced for the ninth annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit on April 25 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. Brett Hall, who received his doctorate in cancer biology from West Virginia University, resides in San Diego and is president of ...

Wheeling Heritage receives award

CHARLESTON —Wheeling Heritage was selected as the winner of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award, the first time Wheeling Heritage has won the top position in GAMSA. Wheeling Heritage is being recognized for turning its downtown into a thriving destination with a strong business ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes SnoBiz

PARKERSBURG — Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce helped the Windland family of Belpre expand its business reach in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the official 2019 opening Saturday of IcedUp dba SnoBiz in Park Shopping Center, 230 Park Center Drive, Parkersburg. The chamber conducted the ...

Highmark Health announces earnings

PITTSBURGH — Highmark Health has announced record revenues and continued strong performance during 2018 for the second consecutive year, reporting an excess of revenue over expenses of $570 million and an operating gain of $526 million, driven by continued strong financial performance across ...

J.C. Penney in Vienna names new general manager

VIENNA — J.C. Penney at the Grand Central Mall has named a new general manager. Mark Lewis’s appointment is immediately effective. He has been with the company for almost three years and has 10 years of retail management experience. “I am thrilled to be serving as general manager and ...

Aldi to open in Parkersburg in 2019

PARKERSBURG — A new Aldi location will open later this year near Kohl’s in south Parkersburg. It will be the grocery retailer’s third location in the Mid-Ohio Valley, joining stores in Vienna and Marietta. The new addition is part of Aldi’s $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 ...

Five Star Moving and Storage receives Spire Award

MARIETTA — Five Star Moving and Storage Inc., an agent for Wheaton Worldwide Van Lines, has received the 2018 Spire Award by Wheaton Van Lines. Five Star was named one of the Top 5 agents of more than 400 Wheaton agents. “The Spire Award for Excellence recognizes agents who receive ...

Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. receives safety award

PARKERSBURG — The Contractors Association of West Virginia has recognized Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. for safety excellence in the workplace with the 2018 Safety Achievement Award-Industrial Division. The association presented the award to Tri-State on March 20 at the 2019 ...

O’Bleness Hospital leader receives top honors

ATHENS, Ohio — Dr. J. Todd Weihl, DO, vice president of medical affairs and director of medical education at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, has received the James F. Sosnowski, DO, Distinguished Service Award from the Columbus Osteopathic Association. Weihl joins a distinguished group of ...

BerryDunn receives CPA recognition

BerryDunn was recently recognized as one of the top 100 CPA/Consulting firms in the nation by Accounting Today. Earning No. 65 on the list this year— jumping up nine spots from No. 74 in 2018. BerryDunn sees its commitment to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people as the ...

Seminar on gas, pipeline safety set in Charleston

CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission of West Virginia and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association will hold pipeline safety seminars April 16 in Bridgeport and April 18 in Charleston. The seminars are free for operators and will focus on a review of federal and state ...

Four from Marietta College to attend conference

MARIETTA — Three teachers and a student from Beverly in the Marietta College Department of Business and Economics will attend the 55th annual MBAA International Conference that opens Wednesday in Chicago. Participating are faculty members John Fazio, Julie Harding and Grace Johnson and ...