Business

Buffalo Wings & Rings targets Marietta

MARIETTA - A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is expected to open in Marietta within the next year as the result of the increased oil and gas activity in the region.Established in 1984, Buffalo Wings & Rings, a small franchise billing itself as being more family friendly than the ...

Honey Do Service does around the house jobs

VIENNA - Everyone has a number of jobs that need to be done around the house, but many people don't always have the time to get to all of them.A new business in Vienna is looking to fill that need with skilled craftsmen who can do a number of jobs people have for home repair and other needs.The ...

Handcrafted items up for sale

MARIETTA - Marietta Marketplace, a mobile curated outdoor flea market, will hold its inaugural event from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21 in downtown Marietta.Vendors will sell art, handcrafts, vintage goods and food."Our goal is to help promote Marietta as a destination Main Street city while providing ...

Wayzata offered $221M for Ormet in 2014

HANNIBAL - Last year, Wayzata Investment Partners offered to purchase the Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter for $221 million, with plans to eventually power the plant with locally produced natural gas.A year later, published reports show that Ormet officials are seeking court approval to auction the ...

Somerville expands into Ohio

DEVOLA, Ohio - A new manufacturing business based in Mineral Wells has landed in Devola.The company celebrated its official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon and highlighted the 2,500 tons of product the company produces annually.Somerville Industries Inc., a full-service ...

Residents turn out for artist walk

MARIETTA - Beneath fluttering American flags, teetering balloon hats and clear blue skies, hundreds of shoppers and browsers wove in and out of crowded Marietta sidewalks Friday during the Merchants and Artist Walk.The sunny evening was a delight to everyone, but especially the downtown shop ...

Coldwater Creek future unclear as firm buys brand

PARKERSBURG- A private equity firm is buying the financially troubled Coldwater Creek, but the future of local operations is still in question.Sycamore Partners announced it has acquired the Coldwater Creek brand and other intellectual property, according to a press release from Sycamore ...

Struggling Radio Shack plans store closures

FORT WORTH, Texas - Radio Shack on Tuesday announced plans to close as many as 200 stores this year, but it remains to be seen whether locations in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be affected.In a release posted on its website, the company says operating losses for the first quarter of 2014 were $81 ...

Firm eyes plant in Weirton

By JOSELYN KINGSpecial to The News and SentinelWHEELING - The Pietro Fiorentini Group of Vicenza, Italy - a maker of valves, meters and components for the oil and gas industry - announced Thursday it will build its first American manufacturing plant near the heart of the energy industry in ...

Days Inn opens Caldwell hotel

CALDWELL - Caldwell's Days Inn & Suites will host an open house/grand opening Wednesday so that the public can see a newly opened hotel of a different style.Henny Zimmermann, corporate sales manager for Sky Hospitality, said the hotel is unique from others in the Days Inn brand."It's a ...

Books-A-Million

VIENNA - Books-A-Million opened Thursday at the Grand Central Mall.The chain is among the nation's leading book retailers and is located at the north end of the mall concourse next to Sears. The store is more than 3,500 square feet, according to mall Marketing Director Katrina Stephens."We are ...

Polymer Alliance Zone to attend plastics trade show

DAVISVILLE - Representatives from the Polymer Alliance Zone will attend the PLASTEC East Trade Show Tuesday through Thursday in New York City."This trade show will draw over 20,000 plastic industry representatives from around the world. Our mission is to meet with plastic industry companies, ...

Satisfying taste buds on 339

VINCENT - If not for some flags waving in the breeze, one could nearly miss an eatery with a flair for the homemade that lies nestled along Ohio 339, back from the road in what used to be a home.The Brew House opened its doors in August of last year, giving those entering the smell of baking ...

Dealership raises $2K for Evans Elementary

EVANS, W.Va. - A Jackson County car dealer has donated more than $2,000 to an elementary school.I-77 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram raised $2,050 for Evans Elementary School through Chrysler's Drive for the Kids program in an event on May 10 at the Evans Craft Show."Drive for the Kids is a mutually ...

Rebecca Miller joins Offenberger & White staff

MARIETTA - Rebecca Miller has joined the full-time staff at Offenberger & White.Miller is the seventh Marietta College graduate employed by the firm. She completed a summer internship with OffWhite in 2013.A native of St. Marys, Miller graduated summa cum laude from Marietta College in ...

Peoples Bancorp completes acquisition of Bancshares

MARIETTA - Peoples Bancorp Inc., parent company of Peoples Bank, has completed its acquisition of Midwest Bancshares Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First National Bank of Wellston, effective May 30 in a cash and stock transaction valued at $12.6 million, or $65.50 per share.Peoples and ...

WSCC offers one-year certificate for welding

MARIETTA - Washington State Community College has built a state-of-the-art welding lab and developed a new welding program with a curriculum based industry input.The one-year welding certificate includes stick (shielded metal arc welding), MIG (gas metal arc welding; metal, inert gas), TIG (gas ...

Homer Laughlin China delves into bed and bath

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The iconic bright colors and exquisitely made ceramics have been a trademark for Fiesta Dinnerware for generations, but now the company is branching out by adding a bed and bath collection to its long list of treasured products.All the same bold colors collectors have ...

Development center keeps accreditation

MARIETTA - The Evergreen Child Development Center at Washington State Community College has maintained accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals."We're proud to have maintained the mark of ...

PHS camp to help athletes

PARKERSBURG - Former Parkersburg High School basketball standout Nathan Conley wants to give high school basketball players an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of college coaches and scouting services on a national level.Conley is directing the Next Level Exposure Basketball Camp ...