Business

Museum looking for W.P. Snyder volunteer tour guides

MARIETTA - Now that the W.P. Snyder is back at its permanent mooring along the banks of the Muskingum River, the Ohio River Museum's attendance has increased, causing a need for more volunteers.Museum Director Le Ann Hendershot said there is a need for at least five more volunteers to give ...

Eyesore at center of Marietta court case

NEWPORT - Neighbors who want a Newport home gutted by fire three years ago torn down may have to wait until the dust settles from a current court case involving the property.According to Washington County Common Pleas Court records, foreclosure proceedings on the property at 25 Dana's Run Road ...

Iowa Supreme Court issues stay for Argosy casino

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has potentially given the Argosy riverboat casino in Sioux City more time to stay open.The high court on Friday granted an emergency stay of a district court order requiring the casino to close July 22. Groups in support of the closure have until ...

Family Carpet provides best prices and service

BOAZ - Giving everybody the best price possible is what keeps customers coming back to Family Carpet.Owner Bob Parrish said the company has been serving the floor covering needs of the valley for almost 40 years from its main store at 2328 Williams Highway in Boaz."We give everybody the very ...

Property owners carry tax burden

MARIETTA - Homeowners and farmers across Ohio are paying 70 percent of school property taxes and Washington County is in line with the pack.A recent study by economist and school funding analyst Howard Fleeter and reported in The Columbus Dispatch showed that Class I property, homeowners and ...

Fenton auction expected to draw worldwide bids

WILLIAMSTOWN - Collectors from across the world are expected for an auction of the last remaining pieces of the Fenton Art Glass Museum at11 a.m. July 26 at the Dexter City Auction Gallery, 130 Jefferson St., Dexter City.The last of three auctions will include 585 pieces of Fenton Art Glass go ...

WVU-P improves education program

PARKERSBURG - West Virginia University at Parkersburg has revamped its cooperative education program to introduce new procedures and a new look.The program, expected to be fully implemented this fall, provides a more uniform and structured experience to enhance quality for both students and ...

Peoples Bank fundraiser raises $34K

MARIETTA - Peoples Bank customers, vendors and employees recently came together and raised more than $34,000 for local food banks in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.More than $16,000 was raised in Washington County and will go toward the Southeast Ohio Food Bank's efforts in 10 counties."The ...

Businesses partner with WSCC courses

MARIETTA - The Business Management classes at Washington State Community College over the course of the past year have worked with seven local businesses and Pamela Lankford at the Small Business Development Office to develop and create marketing plans.The class started the partnership last ...

Jenna Long recognized for clinical excellence

MARIETTA - Jenna Long, PTA, has been added to the membership of the Gentiva Health Services' Clinical Ladder Program for her clinical excellence in its practice as a Home Health Physical Therapy Assistant.The Clinical Ladder program recognizes and rewards exemplary clinicians and acceptance is ...

Chantel Daia receives young careerist award

CONCORD, N.C. - Chantel (Whipkey) Daia, an owner of Two Minds Design of Concord, N.C., was selected as North Carolina's Young Careerist Representative in the Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program.The competition was held during the conference of the North Carolina Business and Professional ...

Offenberger & White to conduct workshop during conference

MARIETTA - A Marietta marketing company will conduct two workshops on branding and social media for the biotechnology industry Aug. 5 at the Ohio Bioscience Expo and Showcase.Offenberger & White will participate in the conference sponsored by BioOhio at the Bertram Inn & ...

C8 lawsuits filed in Wood Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG - More than 40 additional cases alleging illnesses linked to C-8 exposure have been filed against DuPont in Wood County Circuit Court.June 30, 2014James M. Soulsby, Clara Sue Soulsby, Beth Ann Shaver, Janis Cheryl Lyons, Mary Angelina Lacomb-Hunt, Mary Ellen Forester, Melvin Leroy ...

Berkshire Hathaway makes donation

PARKERSBURG - The local Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate office donated money to the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Parkersburg for each American flag the real estate agents placed in yards throughout the community for the Fourth of July.Berkshire Hathaway agents placed 3,500 flags so ...

Dairy Queen receives PRIDE award

VIENNA - Dairy Queen at 3400 Grand Central Ave. has received a PRIDE award from the Dairy Queen System.The award is given to stores maintaining a high level of cleanliness and food safety. Every restaurant meeting those standards will receive the award.Last year the award was given to 12 ...

Downtown PKB reaches out to businesses

PARKERSBURG - Volunteers from Downtown PKB pounded the pavement Thursday in an effort to strengthen the lines of communication between the organization and downtown businesses and help each learn more about the other.Seven volunteers and Downtown PKB director Carrie Nesselrode visited about ...

Kasich announces plant expansion

McCONNELSVILLE - Gov. John Kasich visited Southeast Ohio Thursday to officially announce the expansion of an international company with a base in McConnelsville.Miba Sinter USA, LLC officially opened its new production facilities with an expansion of more than 42,000 square feet, and announced ...

Food For Thought to replace Belrock Diner

BELPRE- The town of Belpre will be getting some "Food For Thought" with the opening of a restaurant in the Belpre Plaza Shopping Center along Washington Boulevard.The Food For Thought restaurant, at the site of the former Belrock Country Diner, is expecting to open within the next couple of ...

Rural King interviews planned for next week

PARKERSBURG - Rural King is expected to open in the Park Shopping Center in mid-October, but interviews for jobs with the farm and home store start next week.The arrival of the Illinois-based chain's first store in West Virginia is expected to create more than 70 jobs, said Susan Samuelson, ...

New liquor licenses going into effect

MARIETTA - Patrons of The Original Pizza Place in Marietta can now have a cold brew with their meal as the restaurant has received the first of 15 new liquor licenses that became available through the formation of a city revitalization district late last year."We've basically had the liquor ...