Business

Rinard family the first Pleasants County New Residency program recipients

ST. MARYS — A program offering a financial incentive to be a resident of Pleasants County has scored its first recipient. The Rinard Family received $1,500 through the Pleasants County Development Authority’s New Residency Incentive Program created in June. The Rinards relocated to ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce plans dinner

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 81st annual Dinner, “A Night of Awards and Celebration,” Oct. 25 at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. A social hour will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, keynote ...

Corrections agencies use grant program

MARIETTA — Thanks to the ApprenticeOhio grant program, local businesses can get state-funded training for incumbent workers at Washington State Community College. Local law enforcement agencies were among the first to take advantage of this training that allows Ohio businesses to partner ...

Digital Relativity ranks fast-growing

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Digital Relativity has been ranked No. 202 on Inc. Magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “This honor is a testament to our team, our partners, and the work we are able to accomplish together,” said ...

SW Resources unveils expanded warehouse

PARKERSBURG — SW Resources unveiled its newly expanded warehouse Thursday which will allow it to serve more businesses and individuals with disabilities. Work began last spring to expand the warehouse at 1007 Mary St. in Parkersburg from 7,100 square feet to 11,200 square feet. ...

Leonhardt happy with growth of West Virginia agriculture

FAIRLEA, W.Va. — While the governor’s office, the Legislature and the judicial branch have faced stormclouds over the last few months, Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt is reaping a harvest. One need only walk through the Gus R. Douglass Annex at the State Fair of West Virginia in ...

Marietta Dance Academy choreographing move

MARIETTA — Exciting things are afoot at Marietta Dance Academy, which has started renovations at its new location on Front Street and will kick off the 2018-2019 season of classes on Sept. 4. Studio owner Jill Ruff said she was inspired to move into the location at 108 Front St., after ...

Westbrook Health Services honors employees at dinner

PARKERSBURG — Westbrook Health Services thanked employees at the Wonder of Westbrook Employee Appreciation Dinner on Aug. 9 at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. “Westbrook employees are the most capable, caring, well trained people in our community,” said Kevin Trippett, ...

Greater Parkersburg CVB office manager to retire Aug. 31

PARKERSBURG — The business office manager at the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau is retiring. Debbie Zyla’s retirement is effective Aug. 31. “Debbie is an institution of CVB knowledge and will be greatly missed,” said Mark Lewis, bureau president and CEO. “Her ...

News and Sentinel staffers receive awards in annual press contest

PARKERSBURG – The Parkersburg News and Sentinel received awards this weekend in the annual Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the West Virginia Press Association, which represents newspapers in the Mountain State. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel competes in Division 1, which includes ...

SWC Realty opens Parkersburg office

PARKERSBURG — There’s a new real estate office in town. SWC Realty opened June 4 at Suite 2, 519 Juliana St., Parkersburg. “We just do more for our clients. As our tag line says, ‘It’s Simple...We Just Market Your Home Better,’” said Butch Joseph, Realtor and manager of the ...

The Yellow Jacket — Sweets and Eats opens in Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN — While work began in January and the soft opening was in June, Williamstown’s newest eatery pulled out all the stops for its grand opening celebration Thursday, including a marching band and various dignitaries. The Yellow Jacket — Sweet and Eats, located at the corner ...

Big Lots to transform Marietta Food 4 Less building

MARIETTA — Following a winter flooding scare, a staple box store in Marietta is moving to higher ground. Big Lots is already full swing into renovations at the former Food 4 Less building at the corner of Greene, Pike and Seventh streets. “The store is going to be totally different, ...

Marietta company offers rides home from bars

MARIETTA — Looking to fill a need, Josh Ott, the bar manager at The Galley in downtown Marietta, has launched a weekend evening service to get people around the city safely. White Knight Rides, a one-vehicle ride sharing operation, will transport people for a flat rate fare on nights when ...

Couple opens skater, pop art boutique in Marietta

MARIETTA — A new Front Street shop is already restocking a second shipment of clothing. Threadz, a skater/pop art-styled boutique, opened July 21 and has had consistent traffic not only with younger shoppers, but also for those looking at a seasonal spend. “We want everyone to feel like ...

Huntington Bancshares reports net income

COLUMBUS — Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) reported net income for the 2018 second quarter of $355 million, an increase of 31 percent from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share for the 2018 second quarter were $0.30, up 30 percent from the ...

Ohio energy consumers save $40.2B

COLUMBUS — Thanks to increased production and new technologies, which have decreased the price of natural gas, Ohio energy consumers saved more than $40.2 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a new report released this week by Consumer Energy Alliance. Residential users saved almost ...

Greenleaf Landscapes receives award

MARIETTA — Greenleaf Landscapes has been awarded the 2017 Overall Safety Achievement Award-Gold Performance Level, plus No Vehicle Accidents, No Injuries or Illnesses and No Days Away from Work awards in the National Association of Landscape Professionals annual Safety Recognition Awards ...