Business

Washington County pharmacies just say no to medical marijuana

MARIETTA — When medical marijuana becomes available, it appears, Washington County will have one doctor and one dispensary to meet the needs of its patient population. The dispensary, to be located at 414 Greene St., at the corner where the Williamstown Bridge meets Greene Street, will ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council to discuss medical marijuana

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will hold a program on medical marijuana and a drug-free workplace 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at Washington State Community College, Graham Auditorium. The Yes. No. Maybe? Medical Marijuana and Your Drug-Free Workplace will count toward a rebate ...

Hino to add 250 jobs at new plant

MORGANTOWN —Auto manufacturing will be the fastest growing in the manufacturing segment of West Virginia’s economy with the expansion of Hino Manufacturing prominent in the forecast, according to a report by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research. “The ...

DowDuPont unveils new logo

WILMINGTON, Del. — DowDuPont has unveiled a new logo. DowDuPont, created by the merger of Dow Chemicals and DuPont, announced in February that the Specialty Products Division would carry the DuPont name when it becomes an independent company, expected around June 1, 2019, subject to approval ...

United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley honors BB&T

PARKERSBURG —BB&T has been recognized as the Corporate Partner of the Year by the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The bank was recognized at the annual Community Leaders Breakfast. “BB&T has lead by example in every way as a Corporate Community Partner,” said Stacy ...

International Credit Union Day celebrated Oct. 18

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union of Belpre on Oct. 18 will join 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. The public can stop at either of Riverview’s offices on Oct. 18 in Belpre or Marietta to learn more about credit ...

My Mommy Mart offering up deals in Marietta

MARIETTA — Local parents utilized each other as resources for clothing their children this week. “I get my son’s clothes for this year and a season ahead,” explained Emily Barron, 29, of Marietta. “He’s growing so much, he’s 3, that I go to this because you’re able to ...

Downtown Marietta welcomes residents, season with Fall Fest

MARIETTA — As the sun began to set Friday in downtown Marietta, people began walking down Front Street to take in all the festivities and fun that the First Fridays Fall Fest had to offer. Businesses took advantage of the weather for the event and left their doors open to let in not ...

CVB move prompts downtown Marietta shuffle

MARIETTA — As downtown Marietta heads into the final quarter of 2018, shifts in locations continue. The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau moved from its Greene Street location and into the Armory this month after negotiating a bid for two rooms in the restored ...

Parkersburg barber passes business to son

PARKERSBURG — Like father, like son. Marchell’s Barber Shop, 1724 20th St. in Parkersburg, is passing from generation to the next as Marchell Jones Jr. is taking over the business from his father, Marchell Sr. “I have been here for about 45 years,” the elder Jones said. “This is ...

Full Circle Yoga stretching its reach

VIENNA — Full Circle Yoga, located in Vienna, has added a new website to its growing studio. Full Circle Yoga was founded in 2001 by Lori Tofaute. Tofaute sold the business to Cheryl McHugh in 2014. McHugh has grown the studio, located at 1515 Grand Central Ave. Suite 10, to include a ...

St. Marys photographer receives gold award in competition

ST. MARYS — Local photographer Becky Nichols was awarded gold, silver and bronze awards for her portraiture in the September Portrait Masters international photography competition. Nichols, who is best known for her magazine style portraiture, is a repeat winner in the competition. More ...

WVU-P, Meredith Manor partner up

PARKERSBURG — Two local institutions have joined together to offer a degree preparing students for careers in the equine industry. The associate degree program created by the partnership of Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in Wood County and West Virginia University at ...

West Virginia University board approves $1.8M lease, renovation

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Board of Governors has approved the expendiuture of $1.8 million to lease and renovate space for the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine for the university’s first startup accelerator program. The facility is intended to attract, ...

Community meetings to help West Virginia’s agriculture economy

CHARLESTON — Partners who seek to grow the state’s agriculture economy are encouraging residents to attend community meetings in their area, including one in Parkersburg, in October to help develop strategies over five years that could shape the future of agriculture in West Virginia. ...

PioPitch program to be held at Marietta College Oct. 11

MARIETTA — The Marietta College 2018-19 PioPitch program will feature 13 presentations on five dates, beginning with a Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo edition that was held Thursday. The presenters Thursday were Drew Tanner, director of marketing for Peoples Bank Theatre, and Geoff ...

Sweetapple Family Farm opens for season

VINCENT — Mona Barrett and her family are on the go from dawn to dusk and beyond at this time of year. The Sweetapple Family Farm covers rolling ground north of a road of the same name just off State Route 339 in Washington County. From the road, it’s a picture of farm nostalgia, with ...

Officials talk Wood County Opportunity Zones

PARKERSBURG — Opportunity Zones are providing an opportunity for investment across the state for new businesses. Aaron Sporck, director of economic development for Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was in Parkersburg Wednesday for a presentation on Opportunity Zones with many area business ...

Simply Sophia’s Merle Norman makes move to Vienna

VIENNA — A local cosmetics and skin care boutique has moved into a separate studio on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna. Simply Sophia’s Merle Norman, which offers Merle Norman products, has moved from Lee’s Studios to 506 Grand Central Ave. in the former location of the Gold Mark Party ...

Doyle sisters making big impression at J.P. Henry’s

PARKERSBURG — The Doyle sisters are making quite an impression at J.P. Henry’s restaurant in Parkersburg. Faith Doyle, Grace (Doyle) Colunga, Temperance Doyle and Harmony Doyle, all of Parkersburg, are waitresses, bartenders and hostess at J.P. Henry’s. Faith, 35, a bartender and ...