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WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center named in top 100 for stroke care

PARKERSBURG —WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center was named among the 100 best hospitals for stroke care and rated in the top 100 in the nation for patient safety in the categories of cardiac and orthopedic care, according to two national studies Camden Clark was rated in reports ...

One Stop Business Portal opens in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — People looking to form a new West Virginia business or to register an existing out-of-state business in West Virginia can use the new online One Stop Business Portal at business4wv.com unveiled by the Secretary of State. “The new portal was designed to emulate our brick and ...

Contour to take flight at Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Wednesday

WILLIAMSTOWN — The drought of commercial flights at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is scheduled to end Wednesday morning when new carrier Contour makes its inaugural flight to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Tennessee-based company has been slated to start then since the ...

Christmas in the Village a present to Washington County businesses

BARLOW—Prepped for the influx of shoppers for Barlow’s Christmas in the Village, both homemade crafts and delicious treats appeared on shelves and tables Friday. “I just love all of the people that come into our village and see what we have here,” said Cindy Mallahan, owner of the ...

Planet Fitness pumping up for Marietta’s Lafayette Center

MARIETTA — It seems like everywhere a person turns this time of year there is an abundance of food to help celebrate the season. All those delicious treats often help people decide to make their New Year’s resolution about getting back into shape. With a new Planet Fitness scheduled to open ...

Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia trains video lottery workers

PARKERSBURG — The people who likely have the most contact with potential gambling addicts in Wood County — limited video lottery operator employees — recently received training from the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia. The first-of-its-kind training to help workers inform ...

Marietta company looking to hire veterans

MARIETTA — Like many business enterprises in the Mid-Ohio Valley, Hi-Vac is hungry for workers. It places a premium on hiring veterans. The company, which has a workforce of about 200 people with a wide range of skills, makes vacuum trucks generally used for sewer system maintenance and ...

Timeline for new Monroe County power plant extended

HANNIBAL, Ohio — At the Long Ridge Energy Terminal in Hannibal, Ohio River Partners has extended the completion timeline for the new power plant. In January, The Marietta Times reported that the Hannibal Port Power project was slated to begin construction of the 485-megawatt natural gas ...

Hibbett Sports opens at Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — Hibbett Sports, a national chain of athletic goods, has opened at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. The Birmingham, Ala.-based company is among the fastest growing retailers in the country, a press release states. The company has more than 1,000 stores in 35 states. Hibbett Sports ...

West Virginia University at Parkersburg degree recognized as affordable

PARKERSBURG — The online bachelor’s degree in child development at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been recognized as the most affordable college in the nation for the second consecutive year by the SR Education Group. “We are very excited that our child development program ...

Merchants see brisk Black Friday

PARKERSBURG — Black Friday sales started Thanksgiving afternoon. The best way to work off the Thanksgiving gluttony was to walk it off during shopping; at least that’s what major retailers hoped. For the small business owner, Black Friday specials began Friday. Keith McClung of Crown ...

Mid-Ohio Valley cities to observe Small Business Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Small Business Saturday will be observed today in Parkersburg and Belpre. In Parkersburg, Downtown PKB, also known as Main Street PKB, is promoting Small Business Saturday. The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority has made free parking available in the parking ...

Shoppers hit Marietta stores for Black Friday sales

MARIETTA — Shoppers took advantage of deals and steals both in the evening after Thanksgiving meals Thursday and into Black Friday’s morning. “It was crazy last night,” said Yvonne Fox, of Marietta. Fox is a store associate with Big Lots, and was thankful to have the new space in ...

Marietta shops hope Small Business Saturday pays off

MARIETTA — Retailers in Marietta are hoping for the bustle of holiday shoppers eagerly looking for that special gift during 2018’s Small Business Saturday on Saturday. The annual event has taken place every Saturday after Thanksgiving since 2014 in hopes of drawing customers away from ...

Chambers gives gift to West Virginia University business college

MORGANTOWN — In an agreement that will provide West Virginia University with financial and intellectual resources, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers has announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support a recently announced start-up engine at the College of Business and ...

Shop Local encourages shoppers to buy in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to experience all the Belpre area has to offer at its Small Business Saturday Shop Small/Shop Local event on Saturday during regular business hours in the Belpre downtown and surrounding area. The event is in conjunction ...

Monongahela Power completes winter inspections, maintenance

PARKERSBURG — Monongahela Power is preparing for winter by completing inspections and equipment maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment in its service area. Winter conditions can increase demand for electricity and snow, ice and wind have the potential to damage poles, wires and ...

Insurance enrollment still open

Less than a month remains for anyone interested in marketplace health insurance coverage to sign up. The open enrollment period started Nov. 1 and continues through Dec. 15 — after that, anyone seeking health insurance through the exchange will need to qualify for special circumstances. A ...

Belpre High School students in on ground floor of construction effort

BELPRE — A group of Belpre High School students is encountering the place where education meets the real world in a project brokered by Building Bridges to Careers. Memorial Health System operations and construction manager Kevin Hudson said his role in the project started in the summer, ...