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IEI sends information to West Virginia DEP

CHARLESTON — Officials say IEI Plastics has responded to a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection order for an inventory of items in its warehouse which caught fire Oct. 21. The DEP sent a compliance order Thursday to Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics demanding an ...

Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics moves

BELPRE — Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics has a new facility at 2354 Richmiller Lane in Belpre and will begin seeing patients in this new clinic on Wednesday. They started seeing patients in 2013 in their original office in Parkersburg on Dudley Avenue and then in 2015 they opened their ...

United Bankshares announces third quarter earnings

PARKERSBURG — United Bankshares Inc. has reported earnings for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2017. Earnings for the third quarter of 2017 were $56.7 million or 54 cents per diluted share, as compared to earnings of $41.5 million or 54 cents per diluted share for the third ...

Huntington Bancshares reports income

PARKERSBURG —Huntington Bancshares Inc. has reported net income for the 2017 third quarter of $275 million, a $148 million, or 116 percent, increase from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share for the 2017 third quarter were 23 cents, up 12 cents, or 109 percent, from the year-ago ...

Peoples Bancorp announces merger

MARIETTA — Peoples Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Peoples Bank, and ASB Financial Corp., the parent company of American Savings Bank, Wednesday announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Under the agreement, ASB will merge with and into Peoples and American will ...

Vienna Veterinary Clinic opened in July in the former spot occupied by the Vienna Animal Hospital at 2100 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna. (Photo by Jeffrey Saulton)

New veterinary practice opens in familiar Vienna location

VIENNA — Care and compassion for large and small animals is the driving force seen in a new veterinary practice in Vienna that has opened in a familiar spot. Dr. Jenna Palmer, DVM, took over the former Vienna Animal Hospital at 2100 Grand Central Ave., where Dr. William Armstrong practiced ...

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A partnership among Camden Clark Medical Center, PARS Brain and Spine Institute and Mountain River Physical Therapy provides impact testing without cost at Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South High School, with all student  athletes required to take the baseline test. Joe Leaman, team leader of sports medicine and athletic performance for Mountain River Physical Therapy, left; Louie Haer, director of the Camden Clark Health and Wellness Center, center left; Erin Strcula, a neurosurgery PA with PARS Brain and Spine Institute, center right; and Adam Farnsworth, chief operating officer of PARS, right; have been working to implement the program this year.

Collaboration improves concussion testing, monitoring

PARKERSBURG — A collaboration among three area agencies is allowing for greater monitoring of concussions among student athletes. This year, student athletes at Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South High School are required to take a computerized concussion test to establish a ...

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Lisa McCray, general manager of NOE Office Equipment in Parkersburg, stands by the Toshiba 6540c that is sold by the company. NOE Office Equipment has been acquired by Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises, a leading office technology solutions company from Cincinnati.

Cincinnati firm buys NOE Office Equipment to extend reach

PARKERSBURG — A Cincinnati company has acquired a Parkersburg office supply and technology firm in business for nearly 70 years. Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises, a leading office technology solutions company, has acquired NOE Office Equipment at 610 Green St. The acquisition of NOE Office ...

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Aspire employees Jackie Shaffer, Oddy Smith, Becky Cowling and Casey Stier with two of the recycle bins used in the Green Circle Salons program.

Parkersburg salon a cut above with its recycling

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg salon has joined an initiative addressing the tremendous amount of waste generated every day by hair salons across North America. As a new Green Circle Certified Salon, Aspire Salon on Market Street is part of a recycling and sustainability program to reduce the ...

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Tracy Gault, an RN nurse recruiter for Camden Clark Medical Center, was among more than 45 guest speakers at last year’s Wood County Schools Eighth-grade Career Day. Officials are looking to recruit local professionals to speak to students at this year’s event in December.

Wood County Schools seeks career day speakers

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools is looking for guest speakers for the annual eighth grade Career Day. The day-long event will be held Dec. 15 at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Middle school students throughout the county will meet with area professionals to learn about careers ...

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Eagle Manufacturing President Joe Eddy, left, listens as Mike Jacoby, vice president of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, speaks Wednesday during the 2017 Wheeling Area Economic Outlook Conference.

Officials eye Ohio County’s economic future

WHEELING — Jobs in law, health care, education, finance and numerous other careers help Ohio County residents earn higher per capita income than those in any other West Virginia county, and about 35 percent more than the statewide average. Also, amid ongoing urban redevelopment and economic ...

Sean Greer joins Miller Prosthetics

PARKERSBURG — Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics welcomes Sean Greer, CO/LO, originally from Parkersburg, to its team as a Certified Licensed Orthotist. After 16 years of practicing Orthotics in Brooksville, Fla., Morgantown, W.Va., Hickory, N.C., and Pittsburgh, Pa., Sean Greer returns to ...

Riverview Credit Union takes part in celebration

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union Thursday joined 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union Day. “Since 1948, credit unions have come together to highlight and celebrate the qualities that make credit unions the best financial partners for people all ...

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Washington County Commissioners Ron Feathers, left, and Rick Walters cut the ribbon at the entrance to the OhioMeansJobs Center during an open house at the center on Friday.

OhioMeansJobs Center holds grand opening in Marietta

MARIETTA — An open house and ribbon-cutting event marked the official grand opening of the OhioMeansJobs Center at 1115 Gilman Ave. Friday, although the center has been open for business in the Washington County Job and Family Services building since July 1. “The whole purpose of this is ...

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Chef Peter Valkenberg puts out food as Patricia and Ron Richmond of Little Hocking look on Thursday evening at the opening of The Changed Plate at the Memorial Belpre Medical Campus at 803 Farson St.

The Changed Plate serving up food, healthy lessons at Belpre hospital campus

BELPRE — A new dining experience in Belpre will help play a role in the nutrition and health of patients at the Belpre Campus of the Memorial Health System. Local elected officials, business officials and the public gathered for the opening of The Changed Plate at the Belpre Medical ...

Veterans Tab submissions being accepted

Submissions are being accepted for the annual Veterans Tab published by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The tab is a collection of reader-submitted stories and photos about veterans in Wood, Washington and surrounding counties, living or deceased in any period of history. Information ...

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Contractors prepare the site for a planned Taco Bell Wednesday on Washington Boulevard in Belpre.

Belpre hungry for Taco Bell to open in 2018

BELPRE — Taco Bell is being added to the menu in Belpre. Work recently began on a Washington Boulevard lot next to Belpre Savings Bank. Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz confirmed Wednesday that it will be the location of a Taco Bell. Lorentz said he’s gotten very positive reactions from people ...

President Fletcher Lamkin of West Virginia University at Parkersburg is resigning. (File Photo)

WVU-P President Lamkin resigning

PARKERSBURG — The president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be stepping down. Fletcher Lamkin will resign from his current position at WVU-P to assume presidency of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where he was president from 2000-2007, according to a press release issued ...

President Fletcher Lamkin of West Virginia University at Parkersburg is resigning. (File Photo)

WVU-P president Fletcher Lamkin stepping down

PARKERSBURG — The president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be resigning to take another job. Fletcher Lamkin will step down from his position to assume presidency of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. where he was president from 2000-2007. Lamkin will continue to serve as ...

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David Boone stands among the racks of men’s clothing at Hornor and Harrison in Parkersburg. The locally owned men’s and women’s clothing store is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

Hornor and Harrison marks 90th anniversary

PARKERSBURG —Hornor & Harrison owner David Boone sat in his store, shortly before it opened. “The men’s clothing market is always changing,” he said. “Right now, the look is going slim and new blue is the color.” Despite the changing style market, Boone said the driving ...