Business

Marietta Main Street seeks new executive

MARIETTA - Marietta Main Street is searching for a new executive director.Jean G. Farmer, who became the executive director of the organization when it was ReStore Marietta, will resign to be closer to family in Florida."It's for family reasons," said Farmer, 55. "I'm moving to be close to my ...

Cold Treats

By PAMELA BRUSTpbrust@newsandsentinel.comPARKERSBURG - Brightly colored shops offering self-serve frozen yogurt for customers to make their own individual treat concoction are all the rage.The sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt shop at 2820 Pike St., owned by Jerry and Colleen Helmick, will soon ...

United Bank donates $30K to Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG - United Bank has announced a capital donation of $30,000 to the Parkersburg Art Center.A check was presented on Thursday during a ceremony to unveil the wall dedication to United Bank."We are pleased United chose to participate in our capital campaign, which will help support ...

Real estate blog ranks Parkersburg 10th on list

PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg has been named the 10th most exciting place in West Virginia by a California-based real estate blog.Movoto Real Estate is a real estate company responsible for blogs, city guides and top ten listings. In March, Movotto released a list naming Vienna as the eighth best ...

O.M.E.G.A. Raises $126,230 for Make-A-Wish

PARKERSBURG - The West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association has raised $126,230 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during an August fundraiser.The organization, which represents convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers across West Virginia, also raised more than ...

Foodland offers shoppers free frozen turkey

PARKERSBURG - Shoppers at Foodland, a locally owned and operated chain of grocery stores with locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, can earn a free Honeysuckle frozen turkey when using their Rewards Card this fall.Shoppers at participating Foodlands are eligible when spending ...

Create W.Va. to hold first group conference

GLENVILLE - Create West Virginia, the statewide grass-roots initiative stimulating innovative economic growth in West Virginia, and The Building Conference, West Virginia's placemaking conference, will hold their first conference in partnership with Glenville State College Oct. 26-28."This ...

Pioneer Pipe gives $32K to foundation

MARIETTA - A $32,000 donation is slated to help not just Washington and neighboring counties, but will also be of benefit to counties from Clermont to Ashtabula.The donation comes from Pioneer Pipe, 2021 Hanna Road, and was given to the Foundation of Appalachian Ohio on Friday."The primary ...

Marietta Marketplace returns today

MARIETTA - The Marietta Marketplace returns to Armory Square 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today with a bigger selection of curated artists and vendors.The marketplace held its inaugural event in June, and it was such a success that organizers are hoping to make it a regular event, said coordinator Laura ...

Flights to D.C. see slow start

WILLIAMSTOWN - Passengers had to wait an hour Wednesday morning at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport to board the first flight in the new air service to Washington Dulles International Airport.The inaugural 10:15 a.m. flight to the Washington, D.C., area was delayed during its scheduled stop ...

Antero eyeing gas well situation

WEST UNION - The breach of a producing natural gas well last week in Doddridge County was due to an incorrectly positioned drill, an Antero Resources executive said Wednesday.On Sept. 23, a drill boring a new shaft at Antero's Primm pad, not far from West Union, pierced the casing of an ...

Rural King takes shopping throne

PARKERSBURG - The Park Shopping Center has seen many ups and downs during its time in Parkersburg, but Tuesday night signaled a new beginning for the retail center as the community came out to welcome Rural King to the area.Around 300 people, including political and business leaders, gathered ...

New MOV airport service begins

WILLIAMSTOWN - Passengers using the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport will fly to Washington Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., with the new service beginning today."The first flight will leave at 10:15 a.m.," said airport manager Jeff McDougle.The schedule for the service ...

Suddenlink dropping Viacom channels

PARKERSBURG - People's channel lineup under Suddenlink is expected to see a change starting today after the company could not reach an agreement with Viacom to carry a number of its channels, including MTV and Nickelodeon.The two companies have been in negotiations for a while, but could not ...

Local firm serves amputees

PARKERSBURG - Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics is using state-of-the-art technology to deliver fast service and comfortable products to amputees in the Mid-Ohio Valley, the company reported.The Parkersburg-based company's high-tech theme extends throughout the business, not only for the ...

Peoples Bank hosts opening at Division Street Branch

PARKERSBURG - Peoples Bank and members of the community were joined by Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell and other local officials to celebrate the grand opening of the bank's new Division Street branch, Sept. 20."We're thrilled about the opportunities this new location provides. The Division Street ...

Woman discovers new start

MINERAL WELLS - Body Elements, a new business in Mineral Wells, grew out of the owner's health problems and a tragedy in the family.Alisha Fordyce's journey began two years ago when her twin granddaughters, Valerie and Victoria, died shortly after their birth, she said."It was more than ...

Furniture store family-owned for nearly 30 years

BOAZ - Voshel's Furniture has been a family-owned business for nearly 30 years, started by the husband-wife team of Fred and Doris Voshel.Fred Voshel, 73, started in the auction business decades ago."I've been working auctions, selling at auctions, since 1968," he said. "We had a retail store ...

New Marietta parking enforcement officer on the job

MARIETTA - Don't overpark in Marietta.The city has hired a dedicated parking enforcement officer, the first one in eight years.James Robert Emerick, 46, of Marietta, started on Sept. 15 and since then has been busy learning the ropes and enforcing traffic violations in the downtown, which he ...

Rules dictate content, placement of placards

MARIETTA - Erected on street corners, in lawn strips and on the tops of buildings, the appearance of election signs has ramped up as the November election draws near.Rules for the content and placement of signs have changed over the years, including laws that have allowed signs to be placed ...