Business

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 ...

Parkersburg News and Sentinel receives advertising awards

CHARLESTON — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel received second place in Division 1 for advertising excellence at the annual convention of the West Virginia Press Association. The newspaper placed in the following advertising categories. * First Place, Best Recruitment Ad, Get a Better Job, ...

Wood County hotels see increase in overnight stays for 2018

PARKERSBURG – Overnight hotel stays in Wood County for the first half of 2018 increased nearly a third over the same period last year, representatives with the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau said Thursday. “I come here today with some good news,” Mark Lewis, ...

Gilmer outlines vision for West Virginia University at Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The new president at West Virginia University at Parkersburg outlined his vision for the institution during his first Board of Governors meeting Wednesday. President Chris Gilmer addressed the Board of Governors for the first time since taking office six weeks ago. “Thank ...

Primary medical care office opens in Belpre

BELPRE — A new primary care office affiliated with WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has opened in Belpre. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the Belpre Medical Center at the intersection of Route 7 and Farson Street at 2434 Richmiller Lane, Suite C for the WVU ...

Business After Hours event today in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours 5-6:30 p.m. today at the Washington Electric Cooperative, 440 Highland Ridge Road. Business After Hours is an informal gathering hosted by a different chamber member each month. This is an opportunity for ...

Salt cave adds flavor to therapeutic experience at Vienna business

VIENNA — A business featuring holistic health products has added a new feature with a relaxation technique thousands of years old but only starting to be seen in the United States. Brenda Hargett, a holistic health practitioner and owner of Oasis Salt Cave and Renew Wellness, said she has ...

Parkersburg man produces signs for businesses, government, groups

PARKERSBURG —Joseph Sadie was 10 years old when executives at Borg-Warner Chemicals noticed a lemonade sign he had created outside his home. At the time people in Sadie’s neighborhood asked him to create signs for their yard sales and other events. The executives returned to Sadie’s ...

Zyla retires after 39 years with Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG — A long-time employee at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is retiring after nearly 39 years with the newspaper. HR Clerk Melani Zyla started on Sept. 14, 1979, and will work her last day on Aug. 10. Zyla is originally from Masontown, Pa., a community in southwest Pennsylvania ...

Medical marijuana dispensary driving Marietta traffic study

MARIETTA — It’s too late for objections regarding the location of a medical marijuana dispensary at Greene Street and the Williamstown Bridge, but a traffic study could address concerns about congestion, city officials said this week. The facility was authorized by the Ohio Department of ...

Fresenius Kidney Care holds open house in Belpre

BELPRE — Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and part of a national network of dialysis facilities, hosted the community for an open house celebration and ribbon-cutting on July 30 at its new clinic in Belpre at 510 Main St. The event was in ...

Belpre Save-A-Lot closing doors on Sept. 1

BELPRE — Residents of Belpre and surrounding areas will lose a grocery shopping option when Save-A-Lot closes its doors Sept. 1. “We’ve been here 40 years,” owner Herman Richardson said. “The community treated us good. We appreciate it.” Richardson said he is 90 and his three ...

Children enjoy storybook experience in downtown Marietta

MARIETTA — Under the tents in front of The Armory on Front Street, children sat in various stages of attention as adults turned pages and read with expressive faces and gestures books that included “Goodnight Baseball,” “Too Much Glue,” “Please, May We Keep Him?” and “Ten ...