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Canadian steel company says Justice-owned companies are all one

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CHARLESTON — A Canadian steel manufacturer suing several companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice said an effort to remove some of those companies from the suit should not be granted. Attorneys for Essar Steel Algoma Inc. filed a response Friday to a motion to dismiss 12 companies owned by ...

Former nurse Allison Butcher focuses on painting

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PARKERSBURG — While earning a nursing degree at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 2013, Allison Butcher also studied art at the local university. After graduation Butcher worked as a full-time nurse for a couple of years before deciding to pursue art as a career. She moved to ...

Smoot Theatre to kick off Performing Arts

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PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will kick off its 2019-2020 Performing Arts in early September with the first of five special shows highlighting a variety of musical styles. More information about ticket availability and prices is available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at ...

AMG Vanadium to build in Muskingum

Business

ZANESVILLE — A new plant being built in Muskingum County could bring 100 permanent full-time jobs to Southeast Ohio. The plant, AMG Vanadium, purchased 154 acres at the Eastpointe Business Park in Zanesville. The construction of the plant will create 500 to 600 temporary construction jobs, ...

Panera Bread coming to Marietta

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MARIETTA — Panera Bread Cafe will be coming to Marietta. The restaurant will be built near the Microtel Inn and Hampton Inn on Pike Street, said Steve Kaiser, vice president and chief operating officer of Christy & Associates, which owns the land. “It’ll be adjacent to the Bob Evans ...

Eramet makes $1,500 contribution to WSCC Foundation

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MARIETTA — Eramet Marietta recently made a contribution of $1,500 to the Washington State Community College Foundation as thanks for a Washington State engineering class that fabricated a part to improve its process. Last fall, Eramet Marietta Inc., working with Pickering Associates, began a ...

A look at the drilling, extraction process

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Between rolling Appalachian hills filled with grazing cattle, the sight of a several-hundred-foot rig in the distance is no stranger. But with the risk of drilling through prior underground industrial work, potentially inadequately documented, new drilling must be all ...

Comfort Keepers marks National Day of Joy

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MARIETTA — Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley on June 26 celebrated the first National Day of Joy, a celebration created by Comfort Keepers Franchising after researching what seniors and families want most. Most clients and staff received a Movie Night gift basket filled with snacks such ...

Workforce League created

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COLUMBUS — Ohio’s community college system has created the Ohio Workforce League, a new statewide workforce team to help strengthen the state’s career-readiness training efforts and stay ahead of emerging job trends. The group was created in response to Gov. Mike DeWine ...

Employment Resource, partners receive opioid training funding

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CALDWELL, Ohio — Ohio Valley Employment Resource, the workforce development area covering Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Washington counties, in cooperation with local OhioMeansJobs partners, has received funding to assist in the battle with the opioid epidemic. The workforce funding is geared ...

Smoot Theatre to kick off Performing Arts

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PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will kick off its 2019-2020 Performing Arts in early September with the first of five special shows highlighting a variety of musical styles. More information about ticket availability and prices is available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at ...

South announces senior awards, honors

Community News

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — The 52nd Annual Awards Assembly was held May 23 at Parkersburg South High School in the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The following students were recognized and awarded scholarships: Valedictorian: Shannon Ruble. Gold Honor Cords / 4.00+ GPA: Faith ...

Parkersburg splash pad open again

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PARKERSBURG — The splash pad at City Park reopened Friday afternoon after passing a state inspection. An inspector from the West Virginia Division of Labor gave the approval and the facility opened around 1:30 p.m., Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce said. The pad was soon in use by dozens of ...

Belpre BOE to look at new elementary principal

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BELPRE — The Belpre School board will meet Monday to consider hiring a new principal for Belpre Elementary School. The board meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the Stone Administration and Early Learning Center in Belpre. The meeting is open to the public. Belpre Elementary Principal Joy Edgel ...

WVU-P honors Bateman at Oakland mansion

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PARKERBURG — Alethea Bateman was born to be a nurse, said Kathy Frum. Bateman is great at caring for people, great at giving comfort; she is tenacious and courageous and has a heart of gold, Frum said. Bateman of Parkersburg, a nurse at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center and an ...

Bargain hunters drawn to Market Street Yard Sale

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PARKERSBURG — Almost 15 years ago, Leon Miller said a friend of his asked if he would be interested in cleaning out her basement if she let him keep everything in it. “It was completely full,” he said. After the job was done, he said his wife, Terri, asked him what they were going to ...

Vienna well work advances

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VIENNA — Wells seven and eight are getting closer to being back in commission for the City of Vienna, according to Craig Metz, public works director for the city of Vienna, at the Vienna Utility Board meeting Friday. “It’s been moving right along,” Metz said. At last month’s ...

Apples are a welcome donation at shelter

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PARKERSBURG — When the Rev. Frank Miller, director of Parchment Valley Conference Center in Ripley, received a call from the Jackson County Community Foundation saying it had six pallets of West Virginia-grown red delicious apples to donate, he said he knew he had an opportunity to help a lot ...

OVU announces staff promotions

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Staff Report VIENNA — Ohio Valley University Friday announced two administrative promotions. Sarajane Frock has been named director of admissions and Lindsay Cole has been named chief financial officer. Frock began at Ohio Valley in 2014 as an event coordinator and was asked to join ...