Business

OVU alum Gorincen builds social network

PARKERSBURG - A graduate from Ohio Valley University has launched a social network for accountants and lawyers.The idea behind NomosNet by founder and CEO Robert Gorincen is to create a resource for in-house attorneys and procurement officers to find information about law and accounting firms ...

Katie Wise promoted at Stonewall Group

MARIETTA - Katie Wise was promoted to account manager at the Stonewall Group, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency."In 10 short months, Katie has demonstrated commitment, desire and leadership in all aspects of her responsibilities at Stonewall," said Leslie Crooks, ...

Peoples Foundation gives grant to Listening Place

PARKERSBURG - A $5,000 grant was awarded to the Children's Listening Place in Wood County through the Peoples Bancorp Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas.The grant will be used to purchase recording equipment needed by the agency when ...

Barlow Fairgrounds to host Farm Safety Day

BARLOW - A Farm Safety Day on July 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Barlow Fairgrounds will be hosted by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District.This is a free event, open to the public. RSVP is required.It will include a mock farm accident rescue, several breakout informational ...

Chili Cook-Off looks for contestants

RIPLEY - The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair's Firecracker Chili Cook-Off is looking for the best chili chefs in the area to compete July 5 for prizes in three categories: red chili, verde and salsa.A competition to determine who can bake West Virginia's favorite chili accompaniment, ...

Kraton to unveil Innovation Center

BELPRE - Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. today will announce the opening of its new Kraton Innovation Center at the Belpre plant.The pilot facility allows Kraton to manufacture a wide range of styrenic block copolymer-type materials in quantities ranging from 25 kilograms to 50 metric tons. ...

FDA efforts to curb sodium intake have local supporters

MARIETTA - The Food and Drug Administration announced this month it's considering voluntary guidelines for restaurants and food companies to lower the saltiness of their foods, hoping to help prevent a growing number of deaths from stroke and heart disease."I think that's definitely possible. A ...

Oesterle Auto Glass & Paint to hold reopening

PARKERSBURG - Oesterle Auto Glass & Paint, 801 Division St., is having a grand reopening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28.The business is celebrating the remodeling and expansion of its front showroom following a water line break above the ceiling that flooded the facility in late January. ...

Constellium produces armor for lab

RAVENSWOOD - Constellium Rolled Products in Ravenswood has made a massive armor plate for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.The project could lead to improve protection in ground vehicles, the Army said.The 6-by-140-by-240 inch plate was shipped in May and was the largest armor plate ever ...

MIE suit reopened following 2010 hold

MARIETTA - A civil case against Marietta Industrial Enterprises originating in August 2010 has been officially reopened by the Washington County Common Pleas Court after it was put on hold for several years.The case against MIE owner Scott Elliott has been dropped, said Kate Hanson, public ...

Pickering hires four professionals

PARKERSBURG - Pickering Associates, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm, has hired process engineer Patrick Flora, environmental scientist Jesse Daubert, architectural designer Alan Reece and IT professional Jeremy Cornwell.Flora is a recent chemical engineering graduate of West ...

Bureau awarded for 2013 visitors guide and video

PARKERSBURG - The Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau recently earned Communicator Awards for its 2013 Visitors Guide and recent "Make Your Own History" video by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.The bureau's agency of record, Stonewall Group, produced both items.The ...

Authority opts for Silver Airways

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority is recommending Silver Airways to provide air service here.Last week, the authority decided Silver Airways had the best services that could be offered at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, Airport Manager Jeff McDougle said.The ...

Grand Central Mall placed up for sale

VIENNA - The Grand Central Mall is one of 13 malls Glimcher Realty Trust is putting up for sale.''In April, we announced plans to list 13 properties for sale, including Grand Central Mall, to better understand pricing for our centers in the current market,'' said Karen Bailey, director of ...

Uptowner Inn set for new life

PARKERSBURG - The Uptowner Inn in Parkersburg will be undergoing a transformation in the coming months to become the newest TownePlace Suites by Marriott.Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell and Steve Keiser, vice president and chief operating officer of Christy and Associates, made the announcement ...

Marketplace debuts Saturday

MARIETTA - It's not a crafts show, flea market, antiques or artist's show, but the first-ever Marietta Marketplace will include some elements of each with more than 16 vendors gathering on the front lawn of Armory Square Saturday.Event coordinator Laura Pytlik of Lowell said the marketplace is ...

Go Mart purchases Cool Spots

COOLVILLE - The Cool Spot locations in Coolville and Tuppers Plains are now part of the Go Mart chain of convenience stores, with few changes planned in their operations and offerings, a Go Mart official said.Go Mart marketing director Terry Smith said the Gassaway, W.Va.-based chain purchased ...

Marietta Goodwill honors company’s 100-year history

MARIETTA - For 100 years, Goodwill has been providing clothing, housewares and furniture at discounted prices for communities across several counties in Ohio and West Virginia.To commemorate that anniversary the Marietta Goodwill, 1303 Colegate Drive, held a celebration Monday with free food, ...

Summer Jobs

MARIETTA - Savannah Rodgers said now that she graduated from Marietta High School and plans to head to college, having a summer job is an absolute necessity.She's been lucky, she said, not be caught up in the struggle to find one.Rodgers, 18, has been working at the Dairy Queen in Marietta for ...

Kreinik keeping pace with modern crafters

PARKERSBURG - With the newest generation of crafters demanding ever faster and simpler projects, Kreinik Manufacturing Company, at 1708 Gihon Road, prides itself on keeping pace with the times.Kreinik Co. was started in 1972 and catered primarily to the cross stitching crowd with an array of ...