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A likeness of Marie Antoinette in cake sits in the center of Green Acres on Front Street as shoppers browse the stores during the First Fridays event.

Marie Antoinette gets royal treatment at Marietta celebrations

MARIETTA — As the music and lights came on for the Family Ball at the Betsey Mills Club, a few blocks away people were turning out for the First Fridays event at downtown merchants. While children — and adults — whirled around the dance floor in period costume, shoppers had Christmas ...

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Shoppers come and go from the Vienna Kmart Thursday.

Vienna Kmart to close in January

VIENNA — A retailing fixture along Grand Central Avenue will soon be closing its doors. In a press release from Sears Holdings Corp., which owns Kmart and Sears, the company announced the Vienna Kmart will be among 63 closings, which will occur in early 2018. “The company on Thursday ... ...

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Josh Woods, the Camden Clark Medical Center’s Information Technology Site administrator, stands in one of three rooms which make up the command center for its connection with the MyWVUChart, the online patient portal for WVU Medicine. MyWVUChart replaces FollowMyHealth as of Wednesday.

Patient portal launched at Camden Clark Medical Center

PARKERSBURG — As of Wednesday, another big change happened for Camden Clark Medical Center. It was the day the West Virginia University Medicine facility launched MyWVUChart, the online patient portal for WVU Medicine. “We were the next to the last one, but the last big one,” said Josh ...

Vienna Kmart closing in January

VIENNA - Kmart in Vienna will close in January, officials announced today. A letter from Sears Holdings company, which owns Kmart and Sears, said that and other closings will occur in early 2018. "The company on Thursday ... informed associates at 45 Kmart stores and 18 Sears stores that we ...

A worker from Specialized Professional Services Inc. of Washington, Pa.,  rolls up one of the large fire hoses that the company used while fighting the fire at the former Ames plant in Wood County. The company was busy Tuesday packing up its equipment. (Photo by Art Smith)

WV DEP: IEI records do not satisfy  compliance order

PARKERSBURG — Documents provided by the owners of IEI Plastics to the state were not sufficient enough to meet what was asked for in the state’s Order for Compliance, officials said. In an update provided by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, IEI provided ...

Twisted and scorched metal sits among the ruins of the former Ames Plant Friday morning as mostly clear skies marked the end of the week since the disaster. (Photo by Jeff Baughan)

WV DEP: Records submitted do not satisfy compliance order for IEI

PARKERSBURG — Documents provided by the owners of IEI Plastics to the state were not sufficent enough to meet what was asked for in the state’s Order for Compliance. In an update provided by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, IEI provided documents Sunday ...

Camden Clark recognized for donor efforts

MORGANTOWN – Seven WVU Medicine hospitals, including Camden Clark Medical Center, were recently recognized for their participation in the Donate Life West Virginia Hospital Challenge. This was a collaboration between the West Virginia Hospital Association and Donate Life West Virginia to ...

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 ...