Business

Myers hired as business coach at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG - Marsa Myers has returned to her hometown to help people realize their dreams and aspirations.Myers was recently hired as business coach for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, supported by the state Development Office, at West Virginia University at ...

Great American Home Show set

PARKERSBURG - After years of providing information to local homeowners and customers, the 2015 Great American Home Show will be be returning to its former home at the National Guard Armory on Blizzard Drive in south Parkersburg.Organized by the Home Builders Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley, ...

WesBanco closes deal with ESB

PARKERSBURG - WesBanco has completed the acquisition of a Pennsylvania bank that will increase its presence in the Pittsburgh markets, officials announced.WesBanco, based in Wheeling with local branches in the Parkersburg area, in October said it will acquire ESB Financial Corp. of Ellwood ...

Mother Earth Foods marks 40th anniversary

PARKERSBURG - Informally recognized as West Virginia's oldest independent natural food and supplement store, Mother Earth Foods of Parkersburg is celebrating its 40th year in business this month.The local store at 1638 19th St. has provided the Mid-Ohio Valley with healthful organic foods, ...

Procter and Gamble to build facility in Berkeley

CHARLESTON - Touting it as one of the largest economic projects in the state's history, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday formally announced international manufacturing company Procter & Gamble will be constructing a manufacturing plant in Berkeley County.The plant will ...

Several business spots available in Marietta

MARIETTA - There are many spaces throughout Marietta and in the county that are awaiting a business tenant, and local officials say the empty spots aren't a sign that they're not doing all they can to attract new business.From spaces downtown, to a business park on Ohio 7 and a business park on ...

Marietta Wine Cellars celebrates 15 years

MARIETTA - Since it began in 2000, the Marietta Wine Cellars has gone from offering five varieties of wine to nearly 30 and has changed downtown Marietta locations multiple times, once after a fire in 2010.Owners Mary and Al Phillips began the venture as a fun adventure during early retirement, ...

Jobless numbers seen as a good sign

MARIETTA - Steadily declining statewide unemployment rates and new claims for unemployment benefits mirror a positive nationwide trend, which was recently punctuated in late January when nationwide weekly unemployment aid applications hit a 15-year low.While such a pronounced milestone was not ...

Sweethearts scramble for Valentine’s Day offerings

MARIETTA - As time winds down to get that perfect gift together for Valentine's Day, there are last-minute options that are sure to please one's sweetheart.Chris Kiggans, manager at Two Peas in a Pod, said the rush for flowers has yet to hit."We're still expecting it Thursday afternoon and ...

Officials: Cracker plans not crumbling

PARKERSBURG - Local officials say the proposed ethane cracker facility for Wood County is still moving forward.Officials were responding to comments made by David Peebles, a vice president of Odebrecht, a company from Brazil considering a site in Wood County for a multi-billion-dollar ethane ...

Firms interested in ex-Coldwater facility

PARKERSBURG - Wood County Development Authority officials said about nine firms are interested in the former Coldwater Creek facility at Pettyville.Coldwater Creek filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last April and the Parkersburg Business Park distribution facility reverted back to the development ...

Company wants injection wells near WCCC

MARIETTA - A local oil and gas company is requesting a permit to locate four brine injection wells on property it owns near the Washington County Career Center on Ohio 676 just outside Marietta in Warren Township.The proposal has reportedly generated community concern.Heinrich Enterprise ...

Marietta businesses assisted by grant

MARIETTA - Five downtown Marietta businesses have been selected to participate in a business consulting opportunity made possible by a federal grant.Administered through community revitalization nonprofit Heritage Ohio, the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will allow Dublin-based consulting ...

Expansion Project

WAVERLY- The construction of a $20 million expansion to Pleasant Energy's facility at 10319 South Pleasants Highway will be in simple terms "a big project for North America," according to plant manager Gerald Gatti.GDF SUEZ, the parent company of Pleasants Energy LLC and the operator of the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group recognized

VIENNA - Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group has been awarded Level 3 recognition - the highest level of achievement - as a Patient-Centered Medical Home from The National Committee for Quality Assurance.Patient-Centered Medical Home is a population health-based approach to health care that ...

Peoples Bancorp Inc. announces results

MARIETTA - Peoples Bancorp Inc. has announced results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31.Net income totaled $4.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, representing earnings per diluted common share of 28 cents. In comparison, earnings per diluted common share were 32 cents and 47 cents ...

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated reports net income

COLUMBUS - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated reported net income for the 2014 fourth quarter of $164 million, a $9 million and $5 million increase from the prior and year-ago quarters, respectively.Earnings per common share for the 2014 fourth quarter were 19 cents, an increase of 1 cent, from ...

CCMC verified as Level III Trauma Center

PARKERSBURG - The trauma center at Camden Clark Medical Center has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to ...

MC veep new prez at Indiana college

MARIETTA - Robert Pastoor, the Marietta College vice president for Student Life for five years, will become the 18th president at St. Joseph's College at Rensselaer, Ind.Pastoor's term will begin March 16. He replaces interim President Stephen Hulbert, who took over on July 1. Prior to that, F. ...