Business

Sheppard to join ranks of West Virginia Business Hall of Fame

MORGANTOWN — A Parkersburg business owner is among three inductees into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. Judy K. Sheppard, chief executive officer of Professional Services of America of Parkersburg, joins Bill Bayless, chief executive officer of American Campus Communities Inc. and ...

McShaffrey receives Herbert Osborn Award

MARIETTA — A biology professor at Marietta College has received an award from the Ohio Biological Survey. Dave McShaffrey received the Herbert Osborn Award during the recent Ohio Natural History Conference in Columbus. The award is named after the founder of the Ohio Biological Survey and ...

In-Demand Jobs Week event set at Washington County Career Center

MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Center will hold its Learn Here. Earn Here. Live Here. event 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday to commemorate In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio. The week starts Monday and the Career Center event highlights in-demand careers, available ...

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce plans events

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled several meetings and events. * Food Truck Friday will be held 11-2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month through October at Greene and Second streets in the J.D. Byrider parking lot. Big R BBQ, Busy Bee Restaurant ...

Gov. Justice announces record-breaking April tax revenue collections

CHARLESTON — April showers bring May flowers, but in West Virginia those April showers brought in the most tax revenue ever collected during any April on record, according to revenue officials. Gov. Jim Justice held a press conference Thursday to announce the April revenue numbers, which ...

West Virginia hospitals hope opioid lawsuit will provide better resources

PARKERSBURG — A lawsuit filed by hospitals, including WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, against opioid makers and marketers has the potential to “create critically needed resources” for victims, WVU Medicine said. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in Marshall County ...

Fourth generation of Taylors running Worthington Golf Course

PARKERSBURG — Before his death on Jan. 2, Gale Taylor expressed his wishes that Worthington Golf Club remain in the family. Three generations of the Taylor family had owned and operated Worthington Golf Club since the course opened in 1941. Now, a fourth generation of the Taylor family is ...

Freelancing jobs on the rise in Washington County

MARIETTA — Sara Bir admits she has an unusual set of skills. Liberal arts studies and culinary expertise, a passion for education and a gift for writing don’t fit the description for many jobs available in small towns. She realized more than a decade ago that she could choose to work in a ...

Interest in solar energy lighting up Marietta

MARIETTA — With solar energy becoming a mature technology that is less costly each year, renewably-sourced electricity is within the financial reach of most householders. The clock, however, is ticking on a federal installation tax credit that has sweetened the deal for several years. In ...

United Bankshares announce earnings

PARKERSBURG — United Bankshares announced earnings for the first quarter of 2019. Earnings for the first quarter of 2019 were $63.6 million, an increase from earnings of $61.7 million for the first quarter of 2018. Diluted earnings per share were 62 cents for the ...

Huntington Bancshares issues first-quarter earnings

COLUMBUS — Huntington Bancshares reported net income for the 2019 first quarter of $358 million, an increase of 10 percent from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share for the 2019 first quarter were 32 cents, up 14 percent from the year-ago quarter. Tangible book value per common ...

Parkersburg hotel receives Lighthouse Award

PARKERSBURG —Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s upper-midscale brand and longtime category leader of more than 2,400 hotels, has recognized Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Parkersburg Downtown with a Lighthouse Award. The award signifies the hotel as one of the top performing properties ...

Tabletop Puzzles and Games opens in Marietta

MARIETTA — Gathering family and friends around a table for fun, laughter and quality interaction—that’s the goal of a new shop owner in downtown Marietta. “It’s all about unplugging and getting together to enjoy a good old table game night,” said Penny Moore, of Vienna, who opened ...

Salvation Army Thrift Store shows off new expansion

PARKERSBURG — It’s been a bit more than a week since the Salvation Army Thrift Store reopened after an expansion and remodeling. So far, according to Major Matthew Riley, the Thrift Store is going to reap benefits. “It was a grand day both in numbers and in sales,” he said about ...

Swilled Dog sets grand opening

UPPER TRACT, W.Va. — Parkersburg native Brooke (Litton) Glover, co-owner of Swilled Dog, was recently elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Executive Committee for the U.S. Association of Cider Makers. Glover, a 2002 graduate of Parkersburg High School, is currently serving ...

Couch: Mall TIF would hurt Wood County

PARKERSBURG —Wood County estimates it could lose up to thousands of dollars in tax revenue if a tax increment financing district is set up around the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Vienna City Council is considering setting up a TIF district around the mall to help cover the cost of tearing ...

Report: West Virginia needs to diversify economy

PARKERSBURG — The area could benefit from downstream industries using the state’s natural gas products to make a variety of products, a group of economic students told community and business leaders. Also, other new businesses can diversify the state’s economy, the group ...

Parkersburg company’s threads used in ‘Game of Thrones’

PARKERSBURG — The premiere for HBO’s final season of “Game of Thrones” on April 14 was possibly the most anticipated television event of the year, if not of all time. In addition to its compelling narrative, the popular show has been praised for its highly-detailed production that ...

Boxers Bed and Biscuits to host Belpre Business Expo

BELPRE — The fifth-annual Belpre Business Expo will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday at Boxers Bed and Biscuits on Washington Boulevard. The event, which showcases the city of Belpre as the premier business locale in the Mid-Ohio Valley, is sponsored by the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, The ...

Ankrom named Riverview Credit Union leader

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union has announced a change in leadership on July 1. Michael B. Iaderosa, president and chief executive officer, is retiring effective June 30 and will be succeeded by Douglas G. Ankrom on July 1. Ankrom is the credit union’s chief financial officer. Iaderosa ...