Business

Great Scot Classic to celebrate course

VIENNA - Ohio Valley University will celebrate the opening of its new disc golf course with the Great Scot Classic tournament on Oct. 25.Appalachian Disc Golf is coordinating the event where the cost is $25 per person. Each registrant will receive a gift bag with a commemorative disc and other ...

House of Delegates plans Listening Tour

PARKERSBURG - The West Virginia House of Delegates will hold a Listening Tour Session regarding small business and entrepreneurship in West Virginia at 6 p.m. Tuesday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.Seeking Solutions-Celebrating Successes is an initiative of the House of Delegates ...

Propane customers urged to stock up

MARIETTA - As temperatures dropped into the single digits and lower last winter, the price of propane soared. Residents who use propane as a primary heating source were paying nearly $4 a gallon in February of this year. That's prompted the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to urge propane ...

Anti-aging clinic to be held at GNC in Vienna

VIENNA - An anti-aging clinic, sponsored by GNC, will be held Oct. 25 at the GNC store in Grand Central Mall next to J.C. Penney.Scheduled to attend are Naomi Whittel, founder of ResVitale, and associates to demonstrate a new line of anti-aging products for women and men, according to a press ...

Belpre’s oil, gas future discussed

BELPRE - More than 75 members of the Belpre community attended the "Continuing the Talk: Economic Resources to Grow On" Town Talk event presented by the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening.Featured speakers Rhonda Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education ...

Kessler announces S.C.O.R.E. initiative

CHARLESTON - Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, has announced an initiative to revitalize southern West Virginia.Flanked by other state senators Thursday morning in Charleston, Kessler announced the creation of a Senate task force as part of the S.C.O.R.E. initiative, which stands for ...

Groundbreaking

MINERAL WELLS - Conley Fabrication held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for expansion of its business which is anticipated to double the company's workforce and open up additional development in that area.The company makes aluminum and steel truck bodies for trailers for commercial use and ...

Kessler asks for look at gas rate increases

CHARLESTON - With several utilities announcing increases in natural gas prices this fall, West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler says officials need to make sure residents are being fairly treated.Kessler said Monday he is instructing his staff to begin gathering information on rate ...

Downtown PKB director resigns

PARKERSBURG - Carrie Nesselrode, executive director of Downtown PKB, announced her resignation on Tuesday to become director of sales and marketing at the Blennerhassett Hotel.Downtown PKB is Parkersburg's Main Street revitalization program.Nesselrode will soon be resigning from the ...

Airport approves marketing expansion

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Wood County Airport Authority approved funds from fuel sales for marketing to promote the new air service during its monthly meeting Tuesday.Board members also were told that fuel sales continue to be higher than expected by airport manager Jeff McDougle."September was ...

Ghost tours bring tourists to area

PARKERSBURG - Local ghost tours, which are growing in popularity, are of interest not only to area residents, but also draw in out-of-town visitors.Mark Lewis, president and chief operations officer of the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitor's Bureau, said the ghost tours fill a special ...

Disaster is haunted house plot

VIENNA - A chemical holocaust may be the region's biggest nightmare, so what better material for a haunted house.The Chemical Valley Nightmare Halloween haunted house takes participants on a tour of a chemical plant where, during the seemingly routine walk through, everything goes wrong, ...

Fall harvest plentiful

MARIETTA - The pumpkin business in Ohio picks up in the fall and as Halloween approaches.Ohio is among the top pumpkin-producing states in the nation and people love to make them into jack-o-lanterns.The U.S. Department of Agriculture ranks Ohio third in the country for pumpkin production, and ...

Auditor slates property sale

MARIETTA - On Oct. 23, forfeited properties will be sold on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse for the second time since 2007.Auditor Bill McFarland, who is in charge of the sale, said there are 24 properties on the list that will be sold and any money made will go back to benefit ...

HVAC cost affects renovation of Armory

By Jasmine RogersSpecial to The News and SentinelMARIETTA - A new design proposed for heating and cooling the ground floor of the old National Guard Armory on Front Street could save the city thousands of dollars, but delay the renovation of the floor.Members of Marietta City Council weighed ...

Wood hunter in Goldenseal magazine

CHARLESTON - The Turtle Man of Lubeck is featured in the fall issue fall issue of "Goldenseal."Joe Rector, a retired tool maker from rural Wood County, is the subject of "Turtle Man of Lubeck" written by his nephew Mike Brant, a retired teacher from Washington County."Goldenseal" is a magazine ...

MC gets grant for green energy

MARIETTA - Just in time for Energy Awareness Month, Marietta College is making another step to "go green" after receiving a $30,000 grant for more energy efficiency projects.After finishing the installation of 100 solar panels on the McCoy Athletic Facility and 16 solar panels on Pioneer House, ...

Marietta chamber plans events

MARIETTA - Numerous events are planned by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce.A special Business After Hours, Celebrate the Farm - Embracing Agriculture in the Mid-Ohio Valley, will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Stacy Family Farm 27515 State Route 7 North, Marietta. The event is sponsored by ...

Belpre chamber will be busy

BELPRE - The next two weeks will be busy for the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce as two of its largest business-related events of the year will be held.The first is the second Town Talk to help local businesses 4-6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Belpre Senior Center on Washington Boulevard beside Howe's ...

Employer Summit

PARKERSBURG - Looking at what employers require and how to meet those needs was the focus of the "OPT IN: Be Part of the Solution" summit held in Parkersburg Thursday.Around 55 people representing community organizations and businesses gathered throughout the day at the Nemesis Shine Center on ...